The news has just come out that Alex Gross has won Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors and Austin Knowlin made 1st team All-Ivy at wide receiver.
Alex Gross (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics/Ben Shyman)
Gross becomes the fourth Lion to win the Rookie of the Year award and the second in a row. Last year's winner was of course, Austin Knowlin. It can't be too optimistic to say that a team with two consecutive rookie of the year award winners has a bright future.
But Columbia's 0-7 Ivy season this year showed in the All-Ivy voting. Jon Rocholl was the second team punter, but nobody else could do better than honorable mention.
Again, the key is to retain these talented youngsters and also make sure they improve year over year.