Talkov showed interest in other schools such as Yale, Brown, Colgate, NYU, Bowdoin, Tufts and Bates, but in the end Columbia was her ultimate No. 1 choice.
“Columbia University’s campus is my ideal college, with a huge, beautiful, green campus that is surrounded by the greatest and most diverse city in the country,” added Talkov. “I was born in New York and lived the first few years of my life in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, so the city has always been a place I wanted to end up in after graduation.”
On her first official visit to the college, Talkov stayed in the dorms and met with current players, got to know the team and watched a couple of the Lions’ practices.
Columbia has gone a combined 65-130 since head coach Paul Nixon took over the program in 2005 and got its first win of the season in mid November against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Lions are currently 1-5 with a game against Bryant this afternoon.
Swampscott graduated most of its starting lineup in June, but Talkov returns as the play maker and focal point of this year’s Big Blue squad.