Columbia Women’s Swimming and Diving Welcomes 10 Into Class of 2018

Modified from Press Release courtesy of Columbia University Athletics

The defending Ivy League dual-meet champion Columbia women’s swimming and diving team announced its versatile incoming class for the 2014-15 season, including six swimmers and four divers.

“Caroline [Lukins] and I are very excited about the potential our incoming swimmers bring to Columbia,” said acting head coach Michael Sabala. “We expect them to be bold and to contribute immensely in the classroom, in the community, and at the pool. Gordon [Spencer] has done excellent work to bring in four of the brightest, most talented diving student-athletes in the history of the program. It’s going to be an excellent Columbia career for each of these ten young women.”


Brooke Bernardin: Diving • Arlington, Mass. • Arlington HS • Charles River Diving

Christina Frias: Fly/Free • Riverside, Conn. • Greenwich HS  • Greenwich YMCA Marlins

100 fly: 56.61
200 free: 1:53.22

Kelcie Gerson: Back/IM • Aspen, Colo. • Aspen HS • Aspen Swim Club

200 back: 2:06.53
100 back: 59.79
400 IM: 4:47.10

Chloe Hacker: Diving • Tempe, Ariz. • Corona del Sol • Tuscon Diving Team

Chapman Hughes: Back/IM • Charlotte, N.C. • Charlotte Latin School • SwimMAC Carolina

200 back: 2:06.69
100 back: 59.64
200 IM: 2:12.69

Nicole Papsco: Breast/IM • Northport, N.Y. • Northport HS • Hauppauge Athletic Association

100 breast: 1:03.85
200 breast: 2:19.43
200 IM: 2:05.16
400 IM: 4:26.15

Maddie Pujadas: Breast/IM • Bryn Mawr, Pa. • The Baldwin School • Suburban Seahawk Club

100 breast: 1:04.18
200 breast: 2:19.84
200 IM: 2:10.71

Kathleen O’Rourke: Free/Back • Lawrenceville, N.J. • Lawrence HS • Eastern Express Swim Team

50 free: 23.56
100 free: 51.46
100 back: 56.81
200 back: 2:04.10

Gabby Ramil: Diving • Fremont, Calif. • Saint Francis HS • Santa Clara Diving Club

Isabel Weiss: Diving • Hotchkiss, Colo. • Hotchkiss HS • Green Rip Diving


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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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