CAA DC | The State of College Athletics

Washington, DC
A conversation with Peter Pilling, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Join fellow DC-area alumni at The CASE Foundation for a reception and engaging conversation on the state of collegiate athletics with Columbia Athletics Director Peter Pilling. Topics will include investments in athletics, the impact of technology and data analytics, discussions on leadership, wellness, and careers in sports. Pilling will answer questions from attendees following the talk. Opening Reception: 6-6:30 p.m. The reception will include appetizers, beer and wine. Interview and Q&A: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Closing Reception: 7:45-8:30 p.m peter_pilling.jpgPeter E. Pilling was appointed director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education in February 2015. Prior to joining Columbia Athletics, Pilling served as senior associate athletic director at several of the most respected college sports programs in the country, including Villanova and Brigham Young universities. As a vice president at IMG College, the nation’s largest collegiate sports management company, Pilling has extensive experience serving athletics departments of Division I schools including Texas Christian University, Baylor University and the U.S. Air Force Academy.. During Pilling’s first three years at Columbia, the Lions have claimed five team national championships (2017 Archery Compound; 2016 fencing, 2016 lightweight rowing, 2018 Men’s Lightweight Rowing, 2018 Archery Compound), four individual national championships (Jake Hoyle, 2016 men’s fencing/foil; Omar Khalifa, 2017 men’s squash; Bianca Gotuaco, 2017 archery; Iman Blow, 2018 women’s fencing/foil), 12 Ivy League team championships, 41 individual conference or Ivy League titles, along with the 2016 CollegeInsider.com postseason basketball tournament championship. Under Pillings’ guidance, the 2017-18 academic year ranked among the most successful in the 150-year history of Columbia Athletics. Columbia captured two national team titles (2018 men’s lightweight rowing, 2018 archery compound) and one individual national title (Iman Blow, women’s fencing), won a school-best seven Ivy League titles and secured its highest-ever finish in the national Learfield Directors Cup standings. In addition, 23 student-athletes earned All-America honors, eight student-athletes were named the Ivy League Player or Performer of the Year in their respective sports, six coaches garnered Ivy League Coach of the Year honors, three teams earned No. 1 national rankings, 10 programs earned top-25 national rankings, eight teams advanced to NCAA Championship events and eight teams finished either in first or second place in the Ivy League standings or championship event.