Athletics Hall of Fame Names 2023 Class

Katie Meili ’13


Nicole Ross ’13


A pair of Olympians from the past decade, swimmer Katie Meili ’13 and fencer Nicole Ross ’13, are among the 22 individuals and four teams that will be inducted to the Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. A black-tie dinner and ceremony will be held at Cipriani 25 on Thursday, October 12.

Meili is one of the most decorated student-athletes in Columbia history. She earned All-America honors in five events and back-to-back Most Outstanding Swimmer awards at the Ivy League Championships, and captured two medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 — a bronze in the 100m breaststroke and a gold as a member of the 4x100m medley relay squad. Ross, meanwhile, was a three-time All-American in foil, won the 2010 NCAA Individual Championship and competed at the 2012 Olympics in London.

On the men’s side, the honorees include football’s Josh Martin ’13, a three-time All-Ivy League selection who played in the NFL from 2013 to 2020; baseball’s Dario Pizzano ’13, who played three seasons with the Lions before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners; and basketball’s Ricky Free ’79, a three- time All-Ivy selection who ranks in the program’s top five in career field goal percentage and rebounding.

Among the staff members being inducted are men’s tennis head coach Bid Goswami, whose 37 years at the helm saw the Lions take 14 Ivy League team titles, and former Athletics Director M. Dianne Murphy, who was with Columbia from 2004 to 2015. Among her accomplishments, she oversaw the planning and construction of the Campbell Sports Center at the Baker Athletics Complex and the creation of the Women’s Leadership Council.

For the complete list of honorees, visit