TABLE OF CONTENTS
This is Columbia
Location New York, N.Y. 10027
2-4 .............Columbia University
Founded/Enrollment Columbia - 1754/5,708 Barnard - 1889/2,389
Coaches & Staff
President, Columbia University Lee C. Bollinger
5.................Head Coach Kari Williams 6.................Coaches and Staff
President, Barnard College Debora L. Spar
Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Dr. M. Dianne Murphy
8.................2010 Roster 9-10 ...........Seniors
Home Courses Sunningdale Country Club Knickerbocker Country Club
11-13..........Juniors 14-15 .........Sophomores 16...............Newcomers
Nickname/Colors Lions/Columbia Blue and White
Affiliation/Conference NCAA Division I/Ivy League
18-19 .........2008-09 Results and Statistics
Head Coach Kari Williams ’08SCE (Hawai’i ’94), Fourth Season
History and Records 21...............All-Time All-Ivy League
Volunteer Assistant Coaches Monique Kim ’09BC, First Season Dr. Dan Laukitis (Colorado College), Third Season
Women’s Golf Phone 212-854-4529
21...............Ivy League History
22...............Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger 22...............Barnard College President Debora L. Spar 23-24 .........Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Dr. M. Dianne Murphy
Williams’ E-mail email@example.com Letterwinners Returning/Lost 6/3 Captains TBA Sports Information Contact Dan Lobacz, Asst. Dir. of Sports Information/Media Relations firstname.lastname@example.org • 212-854-7141 (w) • 607-237-5849 (c) Website
Columbia University Athletics Mission Statement
Credits The 2009-10 Columbia Women’s Golf Media Guide was designed and written by Dan Lobacz. Edited by Pete McHugh and Kate Lombard. Photos by Gene Boyars, Mike McLaughlin, Eileen Barroso. Special thanks to Register Graphics, Randolph, N.Y.
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics of Columbia University in the City of New York serves the needs of its students, faculty, staff, alumni and the New York City community. To achieve and maintain excellence, we will: • Recruit student-athletes who will excel in our academic and athletic environment • Foster the physical, mental and emotional development of our studentathletes • Strengthen the bonds between the University and its alumni • Provide outstanding entertainment • Promote and exhibit appropriate sporting behavior by student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans • Instill integrity and values that enhance decision-making • Comply with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations • Empower the Columbia community through a diverse and equitable athletics program that meets the needs of students, alumni, faculty and staff
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N E W YO R K C I T Y I S From its beginnings in a schoolhouse in lower Manhattan, Columbia University has grown to encompass two principal campuses in New York City: the historic, neoclassical campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood and the modern Medical Center further uptown, in Washington Heights.
Today, Columbia is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting pathbreaking research in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. It includes three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education.
A member of the Ivy League, Columbia sponsors 29 intercollegiate varsity sports for men and women which compete at the Division I level. Columbia has won 11 Ivy League titles over the past three years, the most in any three-year span in school history.
In New York, the greatest city in the world has everything at your fingertips. A baseball game at Yankee Stadium, a world-class Broadway show, or just a ride around the city where neighborhoods flow freely into one another, New York has it all. COLUMBIA - 2 - WOMENâ€™S GOLF
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BARACK OBAMA COLUMBIA COLLEGE CLASS OF 1983 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Columbia University has produced a large number of distinguished alumni in many different fields, including but not limited to: David Altchek, CC 1978 • Renowned orthopedic surgeon Roone Arledge, CC 1952 • Former president, ABC News & Sports Caitlin “Katy” Bilodeau, CC 1987 • Two-time Olympian Katherine Boo, BC 1988 • Reporter, The Washington Post William V. Campbell, CC 1962 • Chairman, Intuit, Inc. DeWitt Clinton, CC 1786 • Former N.Y. state senator and governor Gary Cohen, CC 1981 • TV play-by-play announcer, New York Mets Brian De Palma, CC 1962 • Filmmaker Brian Dennehy, CC 1960 • Actor, Tony award-winner Amelia Earhart, GS 1919-1920 • Aviator Eileen Ford, BC 1943 • Co-founder, Ford Modeling Agency Chet Forte, CC 1957 • Director, creator of “Monday Night Football” Matthew Fox, CC 1989 • Actor, “Lost”, “We Are Marshall” Ellen Futter, BC 1971 • Barnard College President Emerita Art Garfunkel, CC 1965 • Musician, Grammy award-winner Lou Gehrig, CC 1923-25 • Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Allen Ginsberg, CC 1948 • Author, Howl and Other Poems Judd Gregg, CC 1969 • U.S. Senator, New Hampshire Maggie Gyllenhaal, CC 1999 • Actress, “The Dark Knight” Alexander Hamilton, King’s College 1774-76 • Secretary of the Treasury Patricia Highsmith, BC 1942 • Author, The Talented Mr. Ripley Langston Hughes, School of Mines 1921-22 • Poet Zora Neale Hurston, BC 1928 • Author, Their Eyes Were Watching God John Jay, King’s College 1764 • Judge, statesman, abolitionist Jack Kerouac, CC 1940-1942 • Author, On The Road Jeanne Kirkpatrick, BC 1948 • First female U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Joel Klein, CC 1967 • Chancellor, New York City school system John Kluge, CC 1937 • Entrepreneur, founder of Metromedia, Inc. Robert Kraft, CC 1963 • Owner, New England Patriots Gene Larkin, CC 1983 • Former Major League Baseball champion Alfred Lerner, CC 1955 • Owner, Cleveland Browns Sid Luckman, CC 1939 • Football Hall of Fame inductee Jim McMillian, CC 1970 • Former NBA champion Philip L. Milstein, CC 1971 • Principal, Ogden CAP Properties Janice Min, CC 1990 • Editor-in-Chief, Us Magazine Martha Nelson, BC 1976 • Managing editor, People; founder, InStyle Cynthia Nixon, BC 1988 • Actress, “Sex and the City” Fernando Perez, CC 2004 • Current Major League Baseball player Joyce Purnick, BC 1967 • Writer, The New York Times Joan Rivers, BC 1954 • Emmy Award-winning comedienne Attoosa Rubenstein, BC 1993 • Editor-in-chief and creator, CosmoGIRL! Michael Sovern, CC 1953 • Columbia University President Emeritus George Stephanopoulos, CC 1982 • Anchor of ABC’s “This Week” Julia Stiles, CC 2005 • Actress, “Save The Last Dance” Cristina Teuscher, CC 2000 • Olympic gold medalist, swimming Russ Warren, CC 1962 • Team physician, New York Giants Marcellus Wiley, CC 1997 • Former All-Pro football player
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HEAD COACH KARI WILLIAMS
From the moment she set foot on the Columbia University campus as
Post-graduation, Williams embarked on a professional career that included
an assistant coach, Kari Williams has made an impact on the women’s
playing on the Futures, Players West and Kosaido Ladies Asian tours and
golf program. Now in her fourth season as the head coach, Williams has
in LPGA Q-School events.
developed the squad into Ivy League title contenders year-in and year-out. As an amateur, Williams established herself as the top female high Through her first three seasons, her golfers have been named to the All-Ivy
school golfer in Wyoming, winning Wyoming individual state titles in 1988
League team seven times, including three in both 2007 and 2008. Recent
and 1989. She was also the Utah State Jr. Champion in 1988. While in
graduate Sara Ovadia ’08CC was the first Columbia golfer in history to earn
Hawaii, Williams won the island’s top amateur event, the Jennie K. Wilson
an Ivy League Individual Championship in 2007. Ovadia recently turned
Invitational, twice (1994 and 1999) and the Hawaii State Stroke Play
professional in the summer of 2009 and took home a second-place finish in
Championship in 1995.
a Cactus Tour event in September. Concluding her competitive career in 2002, Williams became a high school In 2007, her first with the Lions, Williams guided the women’s team to its first-
teacher at Gilroy High School in California, where she was also named the
ever Ivy League Championship and a berth in the NCAA Championships.
head coach of three sports, taking over the girls’ basketball program and
Only a sophomore at the time, Ovadia took home medalist honors and then-
the boys’ and girls’ golf teams. Williams coached the basketball team to the
first-year Stevy Loy closed as the runner-up.
final four of the Central Coast Section Division I playoffs three consecutive years before coming to Columbia in 2006. Williams is also a member of the
Williams came to Columbia rich with experience in the golf world and
USGA, NCGA and NGCA, as well as the Columbia Kayaking Club.
beyond. The Evanston, Wy. native played for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she was a two-time team captain, All-Big West selection
Williams earned a Masters of Science in Sports Management from Columbia
with an individual fourth-place finish at the Big West Championships and
in October 2008. She lives in Morningside Heights, close to Columbia’s
qualified for the NCAA Regionals as a senior. Williams graduated in 1994
from the Shidler School of Business with a degree in accounting.
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COLUMBIA WOMEN’S GOLF
Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Barnard ’09
Monique Kim begins her first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Columbia women’s golf program in 2009-10. Kim was a member of the Lions golf team for three seasons under head coach Kari Williams. Kim competed in 10 tournaments for Columbia in her career, including five as a junior in 2007-08. Her careerbest finish was a tie for 14th place at the Princeton Women’s Invitational in Sept. 2007. A standout student, Kim graduated from Barnard College in 2009 with a degree in psychology.
Volunteer Assistant Coach Third Season Colorado College
Dr. Dan Laukitis is in his third season as the volunteer assistant coach with the Columbia University men and women’s golf programs. Laukitis is a sport psychologist and founder of the Mental Game Institute - a resource dedicated to research and practical application of psychological principles toward peak performance in golf. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Columbia University, Masters degrees from Columbia and The University of Wisconsin - Madison, and BA from The Colorado College. He has worked closely with professional, collegiate, and high school players and coaches. He has spent the past ten years devoted to the mental game of golf, conducting research studies, writing articles, and giving talks and workshops.
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MEET THE LIONS
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2009-10 ROSTER NUMERICAL
North Wales, Pa.
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Newburgh Free Academy
CC - Columbia College BC - Barnard College Head Coach: Kari Williams, Hawai’i ’94, Fourth season Assistant Coaches: Monique Kim ’09BC, First season Dan Laukitis, Colorado College, Third season Captains: Stevy Loy ’10CC
WHERE ARE THEY FROM? Colorado - 1 Pennsylvania - 1 New York - 1 California - 2 Connecticut - 1
New Jersey - 1 Georgia - 1
Hawai’i - 1
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Sr. • CC Valencia, Calif. Valencia
2008-09: Recorded three top-10 finishes, including victory at the UAB Fall Beach Blast after moving up from 11th place after the first round ... shot five-under par 67 on the second day of the event to finish two under, with a score of 75-67 (142) ... finished third at the Spider Invitational with a score of 70-75 (145) ... was the top finisher for the Lions at the Princeton Invitational, coming in tied for seventh, 75-78 (153) ... shot second-round 75 and tied for 16th place at Ivy League Championships (84-75-78--237) ... opened spring season with team-best 17th (75-83--158) at First Market Bank Intercollegiate ... tied for 20th at Roar-ee Invitational ... tied for 24th at the Nittany Lion Invitational after shooting 76-78-80 (234) ... shot 78 to tie for 29th at Yale Invitational ... fired second-round 75 and finished in tie for 36th at Hoya Invitational. 2007-08: Was the Lions’ top finisher four times ... won her first collegiate tournament by shooting a 70-74-144 at the Spider Invitational ... finished fifth at the Princeton Invitational ... finished 13th at the Hoya Invite and 15th at thte Roar-ee Invitational ... named first team All-Ivy League after finishing fourth at the 2008 Ivy League Championships. 2006-07: Had a stellar first-year for the Lions ... first team All-Ivy League ... runner-up to teammate Sara Ovadia in the 2007 Ivy League Championships ... was the team’s top finisher at the Roar-ee Inviational, carding 78-79-157 to finish third ... shot 74-75-81-230 to finish second at the Ivy League Championships ... had a solid fall, finishing 10th in the Rutgers Invitational with a 78-82-160 to lead the Lions ... finished 12th at the Dartmouth Invitational (78-77-155) ... finished 44th at the Notre Dame Invite (84-81-86-244). Pre-Columbia: Shot a 74 as she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Open in 2005 ... also qualified at the U.S. Girls’ Junior championship ... qualified for Junior World Golf Championships in 2004 ... female scholar-athlete of the year at Valencia High. Personal: Urban studies major ... daughter of Laura Yamanaka and Dr. Steven Loy ... b. May 16, 1988.
Season 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10* Career
No. of Tourn. 8 9 9 4 30
No. of Rounds 19.0 23.0 20.0 11.0 73.0
Scoring Avg. 80.21 79.39 77.80 79.09 79.12
Vs. Par 8.47 7.61 5.85 7.64 7.36
Low Round 74 69 67 74 67
Par or Better 0 2 2 0 4
Finish Pct. 59.8 58.8 79.1 67.5 66.5
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Wins 0 1 1 0 2
Best Finish 2nd 1st 1st T-10th 1st
Sr. • BC Honolulu, Hawai’i Roosevelt 2008-09: Did not compete.
2007-08: One of the three Lions to earn All-Ivy League honors after placing seventh at Ivy League Championships ... shot 81-74-72 (227) over three rounds of the event ... shot 77-76 (153) to tie for 15th place at UAB Beach Blast ... tied for 24th at the Hoya Invitational with rounds of 80-77-83 (240) ... tied for team-best final round of 77 at Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. 2005-07: Played two years at University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Pre-Columbia: Graduated from Roosevelt High School in Hawai’i ... lettered in golf and cross-country ... was named school’s most valuable player in 2003 ... named a second team all-league all-star ... member of symphonic band, orchestra and National Honor Society. Personal: Enjoys reading and music ... daughter of Eunhee and Sahan Shon ... b. June 15, 1987.
Season 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10* Career
No. of Tourn.
No. of Rounds
Scoring Vs. Low Par or Avg. Par Round Better Competed at University of Hawai’i 80.64 8.82 72 1 Did Not Compete 78.25 6.25 77 0 80.27 8.42 72 1
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Jr. • CC Atlanta, Ga. Woodward Academy
2008-09: Finished 43rd at the Nittany Lion Invitational, shooting 79-79-81 (239) ... came in 42nd at Princeton Invitational after shooting 162 ... playing individually, shot a 77 at the Yale Invitational to come in tied for 21st ... tied for 16th at the Spider Invitational with a 77-77 (154) ... helped the Lions claim the title at the 2008 UAB Fall Beach Blast, finishing ninth with a score of 75-76 (151) ... fired final-round 77 to claim tie for 27th at Hoya Invitational ... back-to-back rounds of 80 for 20th-place finish at Roar-EE Invitational ... shot second-round 76, improving 12 strokes on her day one score at Ivy League Championships. 2007-08: Had an outstanding first-year with Columbia, starting all but one tournament ... earned first team All-Ivy League honors with a fifth-place finish at the 2008 Ivy League Championships ... was the Lions’ top finisher at the Yale Women’s Fall Intercollegiate, shooting 84-81-165 to finish 36th ... tied for 25th at the Spider Invite ... tied for 38th at the UAB Fall Beach Blast ... shot 76-8477-237 at the Donnis Thompson Invite, to lead the Lions with a 24th place finish ... tied for 24th at the Hoya Invite (80-78-82-240). Pre-Columbia: Was a four-year letterwinner at Woodward Academy in College Park, Ga. ... named team captain as a senior ... four-time individual regional champion ... helped squad to three straight state championships ... was named Rookie of the Year as a freshman after helping the Eagles to the Georgia AAAA State Championship and an individual runner-up finish ... as a sophomore, won individual medalist honors at state championships ... led squad to third consecutive state championship as a junior ... named Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Year as a senior ... played in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship in 2003 ... was named Georgia State Girls’ Player of the Year in 2004 after first-place finishes at the Georgia State Girls’ Junior and Amateur Junior Golf Association Nike Junior Championships ... qualified for the 2006 Women’s Public Links tournament. Personal: Political science major ... recipient of the first-ever Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) ... speaks three languages (English, Tiv - a Nigerian dialect - and French) ... member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society in high school ... participated in The First Tee of Atlanta youth golf program ... daughter of Sharon and Shima ... b. March 22, 1989 in Alexandria, Va.
Season 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10* Career
No. of Tourn. 8 10 4 22
No. of Rounds 20.0 21.0 11.0 52.0
Scoring Avg. 80.05 80.24 80.27 80.17
Vs. Par 8.30 8.29 8.82 8.40
Low Round 72 75 77 72
Par or Better 1 0 0 1
Finish Pct. 65.3 60.8 51.5 60.8
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Wins 0 0 0 0
Best Finish T-5th 9th T-8th T-5th
Jr. â€˘ CC Irvine, Calif. Northwood
2008-09: Was the top finisher for the Lions at the Hoya Invitational, as her final round even-par 72 moved her into tie for 14th place ... round was third-best in 77person field ... shot team-best opening round of 79 at Roar-ee Invitational ... shot 82-79-77 (238) at Nittany Lion Invitational, to tie for 40th ... shot 161 to finish 38th at Princeton Invitational ... tied for 35th at Spider Invitational with a score of 80-79 (159) ... helped the Lions claim the title at the 2008 UAB Fall Beach Blast, finishing 17th with a score of 75-78 (153). 2007-08: Played as an individual at the Roar-ee Invitational. Pre-Columbia: Four-year letterwinner at Northwood High in Irvine, Calif. ... was named team captain as a senior ... led Timberwolves to 8-1 record as a senior ... earned back-to-back Pacific Coast League individual championships as a sophomore and junior ... won Sea View League individual championship in 2006 ... three-time team MVP ... earned medalist honors at the Srixon Qualifier for the Family Toyota/Family Honda Junior Championship by way of a finalround 72 ... two-time first-team all-county selection by the Orange County Register ... personal-best round of one-under par 71 at the Diamond Bar Golf Course in 2006. Personal: Awarded Charter Oak Awards in Science and Math in 2005-06 and in foreign languages in 2006-07 ... daughter of Byung-Hwa and Yong-Seok ... b. February 11, 1989 in Minneapolis, Minn. ... economics and philosophy major.
Season 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10* Career
No. of Tourn. 1 8 3 12
No. of Rounds 3.0 17.0 7.0 27.0
Scoring Avg. 85.67 80.00 82.29 81.22
Vs. Par 14.67 8.00 11.14 9.56
Low Round 83 72 78 72
Par or Better 0 1 0 1
Finish Pct. 53.4 62.2 46.1 58.2
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Wins 0 0 0 0
Best Finish T-35th T-11th 4th 4th
Jr. • CC Mendham, N.J. Pingry School
2008-09: Tied for 24th as an individual at the Roar-ee Invitational, shooting final-round 79. 2007-08: Competed as an individual at the Princeton Invite, Donnis Thompson Invitational and the Roar-ee Invitational. Pre-Columbia: Four-year letterwinner at The Pingry School in Martinsville, N.J. ... won New Jersey Girls’ State Championship in 2002 ... was semifinalist at the New Jersey Women’s State Amateur ... earned first American Junior Golf Association individual title at the Nike Golf Junior at Colonial in Jackson, Miss. ... participated in the 2004 U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship ... named second team All-Colonial Hills Conference and second team all-state by the New Jersey Star-Ledger ... personal-best round of 70 ... also lettered in hockey in high school. Personal: Studying pre-law while majoring in economics ... daughter of Mary Alice and William Durnan ... sister, Sarah, played varsity golf at Princeton and was named team captain as a senior ... uncle, Thomas O’Gara, graduated with an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School ... born June 30, 1989 in Ridgewood, N.J.
Season 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10* Career
No. of Tourn. 4 1
No. of Rounds 9.0 2.0
Scoring Vs. Low Avg. Par Round 89.00 17.33 83 80.50 8.50 79 Has not competed yet 87.45 15.73 79
Par or Better 0 0
Finish Pct. 20.6 58.2
Wins 0 0
Best Finish T-55th T-24
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So. • CC North Wales, Pa. North Penn
2008-09: Helped Lions claim team title at the 2008 UAB Fall Beach Blast, finishing ninth with a score of 72-79 (151) ... team-best final round of 79 at spring-seasonopener First Market Bank Intercollegiate ... improved every round at the Ivy League Championship, closing with a 75 to place in a tie for 22nd ... came in 47th at Princeton Invitational, with a score of 164 ... was the top finisher for the Lions at the Yale Invitational, tying for 20th with a oneround score of 76 ... tied for 13th at the Spider Invitational after shooting 73-79 (152). Pre-Columbia: Three-year member of the North Penn Knights golf team and team captain in 2007 ... as a senior, Kwon placed fourth at the Pennsylvania states, and second at the Eastern Pennsylvania Regionals ... named the 2007 Player of the Year by The Reporter and was also named first-team Outstanding Senior Athlete Suburban One ... qualified for the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links. Personal: Comparative ethnic studies major ... daughter of Myong Son and Chan Taik ... b. October 2, 1989.
Season 2008-09 2009-10* Career
No. of Tourn. 8 4 12
No. of Rounds 15.0 11.0 26.0
Scoring Avg. 79.20 78.73 79.00
Vs. Par 7.27 7.27 7.27
Low Round 72 73 72
Par or Better 1 0 1
Finish Pct. 66.9 68.3 67.4
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Wins 0 0 0
Best Finish T-2nd T-4th T-2nd
So. • CC Highlands Ranch, Colo. Highlands Ranch 2008-09: Opening-round, even-par 72 led to seasonbest fourth-place finish at Roar-ee Invitational ... finished tied for tenth at the Nittany Lion Invitational, shooting 7673-79 (228) ... led team with tie for 12th at Ivy League Championships, firing a 78 in all three rounds ... shot final-round 76 to finish 23rd at Hoya Women’s Invite ... came in 33rd at Princeton Invitational, with a final score of 160 ... shot an 80 to finish 45th at Yale Invitational ... shot 78-84 (162) at Spider Invitational to tie for 42nd ... closed in 40th place at spring seasonopening First Market Bank Intercollegiate. Pre-Columbia: Four-year letterwinner in golf, earning one at Highlands Ranch and three at Adolfo Camarillo in Camarillo, Calif. ... earned first-team All-League and All-County honors in each of her three years competing for the Adolfo Camarillo Scorpions ... also the team’s MVP all three of those seasons, and led the Scorpions to a co-Pac View League Championship in 2006 ... during her senior year at Highlands Ranch in Colorado, recieved first-team All-State honors and was awarded the team’s MVP. Personal: English major ... daughter of Terri and Eugene Lee ... b. July 2, 1990.
Season 2008-09 2009-10* Career
No. of Tourn. 9 4 13
No. of Rounds 19.0 11.0 30.0
Scoring Avg. 79.42 82.00 80.37
Vs. Par 7.47 10.55 8.60
Low Round 72 78 72
Par or Better 1 0 1
Finish Pct. 66.9 40.3 59.1
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Wins 0 0 0
Best Finish 4th T-10th 4th
Pre-Columbia: Competed on the boy’s golf team at Westhill High School in Stamford, Conn. ... earned four varsity letters, was a two-time captain and was named to the Connecticut Girls Golf All-State first team in four consecutive seasons (2006-09) ... won three straight Connecticut High School Girls Golf State championships as a sophomore, junior and senior ... became the youngest winner of the Women’s Metro Golf Association Women’s Public Links Championship in 2007 at the age of 15 ... fired an even-par 71 in the final round of the 2009 WMGA Women’s Pub Links Championship to secure her second title ... joined three others as the only two-time winners of the event ... named 2009 Stamford Sports Person of the Year ... personal-best round of two-under par 71 ... also played field hockey.
Pre-Columbia: Played varsity golf for Newburgh High School for six years, earning six varsity letters ... won the Section IX championship four out of six years ... placed fourth in New York State High School Championship in 2007, and fifth in 2008 ... fired career-low 74 at New York State championship in 2007 ... named Orange County Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... three-time Powelton Women’s Club champion (200709) ... participated in the Westchester MET PGA Junior program.
Fr. • CC Stamford, Conn. Westhill
Fr. • CC Newburgh, N.Y. Newburgh Free Academy
Personal: Plans to major in economics ... class valedictorian ... winner of the Math & Science Award and the UNICO Italian Award ... daughter of Jeanmarie and Alan Zambito ... grandfather, Albert Petrosion, graduated from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine (Orthodontry) ... born March 24, 1991 in Newburgh, N.Y.
Personal: Plans to major in psychology ... member of the National Honor Society ... daughter of Erin and Bob Oakes ... born Aug. 20, 1991 in Anaheim, Calif.
No. of Tourn. 4
No. of Rounds 11.0
Scoring Avg. 80.09
ALLISON OAKES Vs. Low Par or Par Round Better 8.64 76 0
Finish Pct. 59.0 No. of Tourn. 2
No. of Rounds 4.0
Best Finish 13th Scoring Avg. 86.75
ASHLEY ZAMBITO Vs. Low Par or Par Round Better 14.75 85 0
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Finish Pct. 18.4
Best Finish 3rd
2008-09 SEASON IN REVIEW
Sara Ovadia ’09CC
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2008-09 SEASON IN REVIEW Date Sept. 13-14 Sept. 20-21 Sept. 27-28 Oct. 13-14 Nov. 3-4 Mar. 21-22 Mar. 30-31 Apr. 17-18 Apr. 24-26
Tournament Nittany Lion Women’s Invitatonal Princeton Women’s Invitational Yale Women’s Fall Intercollegiate Spider Invitational UAB Fall Beach Bash First Market Bank Intercollegiate Hoya Women’s Invitational Roar-EE Invitational Ivy League Women’s Championship
Score 316-309-310=935 (+71) 310-317=627 (+51) 312 (+28) 298-308=606 (+30) 297-300=597 (+21) 321-323=644 (+68) 339-324-308=971 (+107) 319-314=633 (+57) 333-307-305=945 (+81)
Finish 6/14 4/16 7/19 4/14 1/14 10/22 6/15 3/10 4/7
Monique Kim ’09BC
The Lions captured the team title at the UAB Fall Beach Blast in early November.
FALL 2008 RESULTS
SPRING 2009 RESULTS
Nittany Lion Invite (Par 72) Player Rounds Finish Sara Ovadia 79-73-72=224 2 Robin Lee 76-73-79=228 T10 Stevy Loy 76-78-80=234 T24 Jasmine Chean 82-79-77=238 T40 Jenn Adyorough 79-79-81=239 T43 Monique Kim 84-82-83=249 58
Spider Invitational (Par 72) Player Rounds Stevy Loy 70-75=145 Lynda Kwon 73-79=152 Jenn Adyorough 77-77=154 Sara Ovadia 78-77=155 Jasmine Chean 80-79=159 Robin Lee 78-84=162
Princeton Invite (Par 72) Player Rounds Stevy Loy 75-78=153 Sara Ovadia 80-79=159 Carly Nathanson 75-85=160 Robin Lee 76-84=160 Jasmine Chean 79-82=161 Jenn Adyorough 81-81=162 Lynda Kwon 86-78=164
Finish T7 T24 T33 T33 T38 T42 T47
UAB Fall Beach Blast (Par 72) Player Rounds Finish Stevy Loy 75-67=142 1 Jenn Adyorough 75-76=151 T9 Lynda Kwon 72-79=151 T9 Jasmine Chean 75-78=153 T17 Carly Nathanson 79-85=164 T50
Yale Intercollegiate (Par 71) Player Round Lynda Kwon 76 Jenn Adyorough 77 Sara Ovadia 78 Stevy Loy 78 Robin Lee 80 Monique Kim 84
Finish T14 T21 T29 T29 T45 T74
Finish 3 T13 T16 T19 T35 T42
First Market Bank Intercol. (Par 72) Player Rounds Finish Stevy Loy 75-83=158 T17 Robin Lee 82-80=162 T40 Jasmine Chean 83-81=164 T47 Lynda Kwon 86-79=165 T60 Jenn Adyorough 81-87=168 T75 Hoya Invitational (Par 72) Player Rounds Finish Jasmine Chean 86-80-72=238 T14 Robin Lee 81-87-76=244 T23 Jenn Adyorough 86-82-77=245 T27 Stevy Loy 86-75-88=249 T36 Carly Nathanson 86-89-83=258 T55 Roar-EE Invitational (Par 72) Player Rounds Robin Lee 72-81=153 Sara Ovadia 80-75=155 Jenn Adyorough 80-80=160 Stevy Loy 82-78=160 Jasmine Chean 79-82=161 Kate Durnan 82-79=161 Lynda Kwon 80-81=161 Monique Kim 77-84=161 Carly Nathanson 80-82=162
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Finish 4 T7 T20 T20 T24 T24 T24 T24 30
Ivy League Championship (Par 72) Player Rounds Finish Robin Lee 78-78-78=234 T12 Sara Ovadia 83-78-74=235 T14 Stevy Loy 84-75-78=237 T16 Lynda Kwon 89-78-75=242 T22 Jenn Adyorough 88-76-82=246 T25
2008-09 SEASON IN REVIEW
FINAL INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS
Player Tourn. Rnds. Sara Ovadia 6 13 Stevy Loy 9 20 Robin Lee 8 18 Lynda Kwon 7 14 Jasmine Chean 7 16 Jenn Adyorough 9 20 Kate Durnan 1 2 Monique Kim 3 6 Carly Nathanson 4 9
Strokes 1006 1556 1423 1111 1274 1602 161 494 744
Avg. 77.4 77.8 79.1 79.4 79.6 80.1 80.5 82.3 82.7
Low Best Finish 72 2 67 1 72 4 72 T9 72 T14 75 T9 79 T24 77 T24 75 30
Carly Nathanson ’09CC
INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS Jenn Adyorough (So., Atlanta, Ga.)
Kate Durnan (So., Mendham, N.J.)
Robin Lee (Fr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Carly Nathanson (Sr., Dix Hills, N.Y.)
Monique Kim (Sr., Harrington Park, N.J.)
Market Bank 81-87=168 (+24)
Market Bank 82-80=162 (+18)
81-87-76=244 (+28) 72-81=153 (+9) 78-78-78=234 (+18)
Lynda Kwon (Fr., North Wales, Pa.) Tourney
Jasmine Chean (So., Irvine, Calif.)
Stevy Loy (Jr., Valencia, Calif.) Tourney
Market Bank 86-79=165 (+21)
Market Bank 83-81=164 (+20)
Market Bank 75-83=158 (+14)
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Sara Ovadia (Sr., Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Rounds 75-80=160 (+16)
HISTORY AND RECORDS
Columbia won its first Ivy League title in 2007 in only their fourth season as an NCAA Division I program.
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IVY LEAGUE HISTORY
2004 Ivy League Championships April 17-18, 2004 Trenton Country Club, Trenton, N.J. Team Scores 355-353-341--1049 7th of 7 Player Rounds Finish Esther Gweon 82-85-78--245 T-8th Alana Johnson 82-88-87--257 T-20th Jessie Marksbury 93-85-85--263 25th Whitney Windmiller 100-95-91--286 33rd Kimberly Katz 98-111-99--308 35th
2006 Ivy League Championships April 22-23, 2006 Great George Cricket Club, Vernon, N.J. Team Scores 345---345 5th of 7 Player Rounds Finish Sara Ovadia 84 T-10th Christy Yun 86 T-16th Jessica Marksbury 86 T-16th Esther Gweon 89 T-23rd Alana Johnson 91 T-26th
2008 Ivy League Championships April 19-20, 2008 Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, N.J. Team Scores 302-294-304--900 2nd of 7 Player Rounds Finish Stevy Loy 78-69-77--224 4th Jennifer Adyorough 72-78-75--225 T-5th Nancy Shon 81-74-72--227 7th Sara Ovadia 74-73-81--228 T-8th Carly Nathanson 78-86-80--244 26th
2005 Ivy League Championships April 16-17, 2005 Maidstone Golf Course, Long Island, N.Y. Team Scores 364-354-352--1070 5th of 7 Player Rounds Finish Alana Johnson 89-80-78--247 5th Jessica Marksbury 83-90-85--258 T-9th Esther Gweon 97-87-86--270 T-21st Whitney Windmiller 95-97-103--295 34th
2007 Ivy League Championships April 21-22, 2007 Trenton Country Club, West Trenton, N.J. Team Scores 308-307-318--933 1st of 7 Player Rounds Finish Sara Ovadia 71-79-76--226 1st Stevy Loy 74-75-81--230 2nd Carly Nathanson 80-73-82--235 5th Alana Johnson 83-80-79--242 T-11th Anna Cho 84-83-86--253 23rd
2009 Ivy League Championships April 17-18, 2009 Trenton Country Club, Trenton, N.J. Team Scores 333-307-305--945 4th of 7 Player Rounds Finish Robin Lee 78-78-78--234 T-12th Sara Ovadia 83-78-74--235 T-14th Stevy Loy 84-75-78--237 T-16th Lynda Kwon 89-78-75--242 T-22nd Jennifer Adyorough 88-76-82--246 T-25th
ALL-TIME ALL-IVY LEAGUE
Alana Johnson 2005 (5th Place)
Sara Ovadia 2007 (Individual Champion)
Stevy Loy 2007 (2nd Place) 2008 (4th Place)
Carly Nathanson 2007 (5th Place)
Nancy Shon 2008 (7th Place)
Jennifer Adyorough 2008 (T-5th Place)
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LEE C. BOLLINGER President, Columbia University
Lee C. Bollinger was named President of Columbia University in June 2002. He is also on the faculty of Columbia’s Law School. From November 1996 to 2002, he was the President of the University of Michigan. He also served as Provost, and Professor of Government, at Dartmouth College from 1994 to 1996; and from 1987 to 1994 he was the Dean of the University of Michigan Law School. A leading scholar on free speech and First Amendment issues, he is the author of numerous books, articles and essays on these subjects, and he teaches an undergraduate course, “Freedom of Speech and Press” at Columbia each year. Bollinger is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. He is a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a trustee of the Kresge Foundation, and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company of Great Britain. Bollinger was the named defendant in the twin Supreme Court cases—Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger (2003)—which respectively affirmed and clarified diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action. For this leadership, he received the National Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice and the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. He received the Clark Kerr Award, the highest award conferred by the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, for his service to higher education, especially on matters of freedom of speech and diversity. Since graduating from the University of Oregon and Columbia Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Law Review, he has earned several honorary degrees. After serving as law clerk for Judge Wilfred Feinberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Chief Justice Warren Burger on the United States Supreme Court, he joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1973. Bollinger was born in Santa Rosa, California, and raised there and in Baker, Oregon. He is married to artist Jean Magnano Bollinger, and they have two children.
DEBORA L. SPAR President, Barnard College
Debora L. Spar was named President of Barnard College in June 2008. She is the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration and has been Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development at Harvard Business School. In one, she epitomizes the teacher-scholar model that is the linchpin of Barnard’s superb faculty. In the other, she has been a stellar administrator who has brought innovative leadership to governance issues. And despite the demands of both, she has also devoted herself to the concerns of social justice that are so important to our students; she has served as Chair of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights and is the creator and Chair of Making Markets Work, a program to develop leaders in both the private and public sector in African nations. As Senior Associate Dean, Professor Spar was responsible for distributing nearly $20 million in research funds by working closely with faculty on their project goals and demands. She instituted a fellowship that allows faculty members to live abroad to work on international research, and a program that brings visiting scholars from other countries to Harvard. Professor Spar also developed a new policy on family leave and led the effort to develop a part-time tenure track. Professor Spar has been awarded the Student Association Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching and often serves as an advisor for students on research projects. She is the author of dozens of the case studies that are used in Harvard Business School classes. These reflect her expertise in both international affairs and ethical issues, and include “The Pharmaceutical Industry Responds to AIDS,” “Union Carbide’s Bhopal Plant,” and “Nike and International Labor Practices.” She frequently acts as a consultant for multinational corporations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. Professor Spar has written four books and co-authored two. Her most recent, “The Baby Business,” was published in 2006 and explored the economic, political and social issues surrounding reproductive technologies. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, ABC World News Tonight, and in many newspapers and magazines. Her own articles have appeared in publications ranging from The New England Journal of Medicine to Foreign Affairs to The Review of International Political Economy. Professor Spar received her doctorate in government from Harvard; her thesis on international commodity cartels was published as a book in 1994. She is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is married to Miltos Catomeris, an architect whose specialty is academic, institutional and corporate campuses. They are the parents of three children.
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DR. M. DIANNE MURPHY
Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education
When Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger set out to hire a new athletics director in 2004, he knew he needed someone with the vision to attain national excellence and put Columbia Athletics on par with the rest of the University, one of the greatest in the world. Five years later, there is little doubt that Dr. M. Dianne Murphy was the perfect fit for Columbia.
The Lions’ trend of success continued in 2007-08, when four Columbia teams won Ivy League championships, including the first title in nine years for men’s golf and the first in 31 years for baseball. To cap a memorable year, Murphy was named the Football Championship Subdivision Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.
Now beginning her sixth full year as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, Murphy has presided over the three most successful years in recent Columbia Athletics history, including tangible improvements in football, men and women’s basketball, and a combined 11 Ivy League titles over the past three years – the most in any three-year span in school history.
Murphy came to Columbia after six years as Director of Athletics and Recreation at the University of Denver, where she led the Pioneers’ program from NCAA Division II to one of the nation’s top Division I athletics programs. Under Murphy’s leadership, eight Denver sport programs made NCAA tournament appearances and, on four occasions, Denver teams won a national title. In 2003-04, Denver enjoyed its best season when it won the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, placed third in the NCAA Skiing Championship, and advanced to NCAA tournaments in women’s soccer, women’s tennis, and men and women’s golf.
Murphy has been Columbia University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education since November 2004. In five years at the helm of the athletics program at Columbia, she has demonstrated the same passion and commitment to achieving excellence in intercollegiate athletics that has marked her entire career as an athletics administrator.
In 2008-09, men’s golf and men’s tennis continued their excellence within the Ivy League as the Lions won their second straight Ivy League title in men’s golf and the second league championship in three years in men’s tennis.
She has overseen a number of initiatives aimed at transforming the experience of Columbia’s more than 800 student-athletes. She has undertaken a complete strategic planning process aimed at shortand long-term excellence in athletics.
The scope of Denver’s athletics excellence was recognized nationally through the United States Sports Academy’s Directors’ Cup, which recognized the best overall athletics programs in the nation, determined by an award of points based on teams’ finishes. The University of Denver finished among the nation’s top third of athletics programs in each of its six years since becoming a Division I member in 1998-99. In 2004, the Pioneers set a University record when they finished 58th in the Directors’ Cup, in the top 20 percent of all NCAA Division I schools.
She has attracted several new high-level head coaches and administrators to the program, and spearheaded the creation of the Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame, which had its inaugural ceremony on February 18, 2006. The second Athletics Hall of Fame class was inducted on October 2, 2008.
Denver’s athletics program served as a model for national and regional academic, as well as athletics, excellence. The Pioneers gained numerous academic honors, among them the Sun Belt Conference Graduation Rate Award, which it earned for five consecutive years.
During the 2008-09 academic year, Murphy spearheaded the celebration of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium Silver Anniversary, honoring 25 years of women’s athletics at Columbia. She also initiated the Leaders for Life program, designed to provide comprehensive leadership training to student-athlete representatives from all 29 of Columbia’s varsity sports programs. In 2006-07, women’s golf won an Ivy League title in just its fourth season as a varsity program, and women’s soccer won its first-ever Ivy League crown. The All-American Football Foundation recognized the success of the football program under Murphy, and, in March 2007, selected her as one of two recipients of the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award for excellence in football.
Dr. M. Dianne Murphy with the Head Coaches of the 2008-09 Ivy League Team and Individual Champions. (L-R) Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Willy Wood; Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach Rich Mueller; Head Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach Diana Caskey; The Columbia Tennis Alumni and Friends Head Coach of Men’s Tennis Bid Goswami
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AWARDS AND HONORS • Launched the largest capital campaign for Athletics in the history of Columbia University, the $100 Million Columbia Campaign for Athletics: Achieving Excellence (2007) • Established the Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame (2006) • Established The Leaders for Life program, a comprehensive leadership training program for student-athlete leaders (2008) • Serves on NCAA Athletics Certification Committee, 2006-present • Serves on Board of Directors for the Women’s Collegiate Sports Awards, the organization that presents the Honda Award and the Honda-Broderick Cup, 2007-present • Named NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Administrator of the Year, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, 2008 • Named General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletics Director Award for excellence in football, 2007 • Served on NCAA Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee, 2006-07 • Named Grad Made Good, The Florida State University, 2005 • Earned Distinguished Alumna Award, Tennessee Technological University, 2005 • Appointed to NCAA Division I Gambling Task Force, 2004-05 • Chosen General Sports Turf West Region Athletic Director of the Year, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, 2004 • Serves on State Farm Wade Trophy Selection Committee, presented annually to the top collegiate women’s basketball student-athlete in NCAA Division I, 2003present • Selected Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Administrator of the Year, 2003-04 • Served as the President of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, 2002-03 • Elected chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee, 2002-04 • Named NCAA Division I-AAA Athletics Administrator of the Year, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, 2001 • Earned Senior Sports Administrator Award, All-American Football
Prior to joining the University of Denver, Murphy served as associate athletics director and senior woman administrator at Cornell University from 1995 to 1998. She oversaw nine Division I sports, marketing and promotions, sports information and alumni and booster activities. She helped hire football and basketball coaches and was an advocate for the coaches. Cornell enhanced its equity initiatives and increased its fundraising revenues under her guidance. From 1988 to 1995, she was the assistant athletics director at The University of Iowa, serving as the university’s lead administrator for external activities. She worked on behalf of Iowa’s coaches, and was effective in enhancing a strong compliance program. Murphy began her athletics administrative career in 1987-88 as the assistant athletics director at Kentucky State University. From 1986 to 1988, she chaired the school’s Division of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, served as an associate professor and advised undergraduate students. Prior to becoming an athletics administrator, Murphy coached basketball for 13 years. She was the head women’s basketball coach at Shorter College (1973-76), Florida State University (1976-79) and Eastern Kentucky University (1979-86). Murphy was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Administrator of the Year in 2004. She chaired the NCAA Division I Basketball Issues Committee from 2002 to 2004 and currently is a member of the State Farm Wade Trophy Women’s Basketball Player of the Year Committee. She also served on the NCAA Certification and Diversity Committee and the Board of Directors for the Women’s Collegiate Sports Awards, the organization that presents the Honda Award and the Honda-Broderick Cup. She is active in several national organizations, including the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the WBCA. She was named NACWAA’s Division I (Football Championship Subdivision) National Administrator of the Year for 2007-08 and served as NACWAA’s president during 2002-03. In 2004, NACDA honored her as the General Sports Turf West Athletic Director of the Year. The All-American Football Foundation has presented her with the Senior Sports Administrator Award. At Columbia, she helped initiate the University’s Sports Management master’s degree program. She serves on the faculty as an instructor. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in administration and curriculum from Florida State (1980), and master’s (1973) and bachelor’s (1972) degrees from Tennessee Technological University. The Tennessee Tech Alumni Association honored her with its 2005 Distinguished Alumna Award. Florida State presented her with its ”Grad Made Good“ award at its 2005 Homecoming.
Murphy poses with senior quarterback M.A. Olawale at the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium Silver Anniversary Gala Luncheon
She lives in Manhattan, near the Columbia campus.
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