Adam Gilchrist

Adam Craig Gilchrist is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer and captain of the Australia national cricket team. He was an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australia national team through his aggressive batting. Regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper–batsman in the history of the game, Gilchrist held the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in One Day International cricket until it was surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara in 2015 and the most by an Australian in Test cricket, his strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both Test cricket. He was the first player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket, his 17 Test centuries and 16 in ODIs are both second only to Sangakkara by a wicket-keeper. He holds the unique record of scoring at least 50 runs in successive World Cup finals, his 149 off 104 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup final is rated one of the greatest World Cup innings of all time.

He is one of the only three players to have won three World Cup titles. Gilchrist was renowned for walking when he considered himself to be out, sometimes contrary to the decision of the umpire, he made his first-class debut in 1992, his first One-Day International appearance in 1996 in India and his Test debut in 1999. During his career, he played for Australia in over 270 One-day internationals, he was Australia's regular vice-captain in both forms of the game, captaining the team when regular captains Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting were unavailable. He retired from international cricket in March 2008, though he continued to play domestic tournaments until 2013. Adam Gilchrist was born in 1971 at Bellingen Hospital, in Bellingen, New South Wales, the youngest of four children, he and his family lived in Dorrigo and Deniliquin where, playing for his school, Deniliquin South Public School, he won the Brian Taber Shield. At the age of 13, his parents and June, moved the family to Lismore where Gilchrist captained the Kadina High School cricket team.

Gilchrist was selected for the state under-17 team, in 1989 he was offered a scholarship by London-based Richmond Cricket Club, a scheme he now supports himself. During his year at Richmond, he played junior cricket for Old Actonians Cricket Club's under-17 team, with whom he won the Middlesex League and Cup double, he moved to Sydney and joined the Gordon Club in Sydney Grade Cricket moving to Northern Districts. Gilchrist is married to his high school sweetheart Melinda Gilchrist, a dietitian, they have three sons and a daughter, his family came under the spotlight in the months leading up to the 2007 Cricket World Cup as one impending birth threatened his presence in the squad. In 1991, Gilchrist was selected for the Australia Young Cricketers, a national youth team that toured England and played in youth ODIs and Tests. Gilchrist scored a fifty in the three Tests. Upon his return to Australia late in the year, Gilchrist was accepted into the Australian Cricket Academy. Over the next year, Gilchrist represented the ACA as they played matches against the Second XI of Australia's state teams, toured South Africa to play provincial youth teams.

Upon returning to Australia, Gilchrist scored two centuries in four matches for the state Colts and Second XI teams, was rewarded with selection to make his first-class debut for New South Wales during the 1992–93 season, although he played purely as a batsman, due to the presence of incumbent wicketkeeper Phil Emery. In his first season, the side won the Sheffield Shield, Gilchrist scoring an unbeaten 20 in the second innings to secure an easy win over Queensland in the final. Gilchrist made 274 runs at an average of 30.44 in his debut season, a score of 75 being his only effort beyond fifty. He made his debut in Mercantile Mutual limited overs competition, he struggled to keep his place in the side, playing only three first-class matches in the following season. He scored on 43 runs at 8.60. Due to a lack of opportunities in the dominant New South Wales outfit, Gilchrist joined Western Australia at the start of the 1994–95, where he had to compete with former Test player Tim Zoehrer for the wicket-keeper's berth.

Gilchrist had no guarantee of selection. However, he seized Zoehrer's place; the local fans were hostile to the move, but Gilchrist won them over. He made 55 first-class dismissals in his first season, the most by any wicketkeeper in Australian domestic cricket in 1994–95. However, he struggled with the bat, scoring 398 runs at 26.53 with seven single figure scores, although he recorded his maiden first-class century in the latter stages of the season, with 126 against South Australia. Gilchrist was rewarded with selection in the Young Australia team that toured England in 1995 and played matches against the English counties. Gilchrist starred with scoring 490 runs at 70.00 with two centuries. His second season based in Perth saw him top of the dismissals again, with 58 catches and four stumpings, but 835 runs at an impressive batting average of 50.52. The Warriors made it to the final of the Sheffield Shield, at the Adelaide Oval, where Gilchrist scored 189 not out in the first innings, from only 187 balls, including five sixes.

The innings brought Gilchrist nation

Columbia Lions

The Columbia University Lions are the collective athletic teams and their members from Columbia University, an Ivy League institution in New York City, United States. The current director of athletics is Peter Pilling; the eight-institution athletic league to which Columbia University belongs, the Ivy League includes Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Yale University. The Ivy League conference sponsors championships in 33 men's and women's sports and averages 35 varsity teams at each of its eight universities; the League provides intercollegiate athletic opportunities for more men and women than any other conference in the United States. All eight Ivy schools are listed in the top 20 NCAA Division I schools in number of sports offered for both men and women. Columbia University was founded in 1754 and fields 31 co-ed, men's, women's teams. Women's teams are cooperatively organized with the affiliated Barnard College.

All Columbia teams compete at the Division I level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The school's football team competes at the NCAA Division I FCS level. In 1910, the school adopted the lion mascot as a reference to the institution's royal past; the University was named King's College since its charter in 1754 by King George II of Great Britain. It became Columbia College in 1784, after the American Revolution, it became Columbia University in 1896 with the move to its current location in Upper Manhattan. Intercollegiate sports at Columbia date to the foundation of the baseball team in 1867. Men's association football followed in 1870, men's crew in 1873. Men's Crew was one of Columbia's best early sports, in 1878 the Columbia College Boat Club was the first foreign crew to win a race at the Henley Royal Regatta—considered to be Columbia's greatest athletic achievement; the third men's intercollegiate soccer match was played between Columbia and Rutgers University, with Rutgers winning 6 to 3.

Columbia joined the American football movement soon after Harvard and Yale played their first game in 1875—in 1876, Columbia and Princeton University formed the Intercollegiate Football Association. In addition, the Lions' wrestling team is the nation's oldest; the Columbia football team won the Rose Bowl in 1934, upsetting Stanford University 7–0. Columbia hosted the first televised sporting event: on May 17, 1939, the fledgling NBC network filmed the baseball double-header of the Light Blue versus the Princeton University Tigers at Columbia's Baker Field at the northernmost point in Manhattan; the Lions compete in the Ivy League, part of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision. Columbia was one of the first schools to take up the game. During the first half of the 20th century the Columbia Lions were a national power and at times the best football program in the nation; the 1875 squad was named the 1915 squad went undefeated and untied. The 1933 edition of the Lions won an unofficial national championship by upsetting the top-ranked Stanford Indians 7–0 in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day 1934.

Lou Little, who coached the team from 1930 to 1956, is in the College Football Hall of Fame. Pro and College Football Hall of Fame inductee, Sid Luckman, an NFL MVP and 4-Time NFL Champion played his entire college football career at Columbia. Lou Gehrig additionally played for the Columbia Lions during this period. Between 1983 and 1988, a period of financial instability for New York City and Columbia University, the Lions lost 44 games in a row; the streak was broken with a 16–13 victory over archrival Princeton. That was the Lions' first victory at Wien Stadium. Pro Football Hall of Famer Sid Luckman played his college ball at Columbia, graduating in 1938. Luckman is in the College Football Hall of Fame. Other Lions to have success in the NFL include offensive lineman George Starke, the Washington Redskins' "Head Hog," during the 1970s and 1980s, quarterback John Witkowski in the 1980s, defensive lineman Marcellus Wiley in the 1990s; the most famous personality associated with Lions football was a running back who had limited success on the field: the writer Jack Kerouac left school and went on the road after one injury-marred season at Columbia.

Another Lions back who became legendary for his accomplishments off the gridiron was baseball great Lou Gehrig, a two-sport star at Columbia. Norries Wilson is the first African-American head coach in the history of Ivy League football, he served as the Lions' head coach from 2005 to 2011. Former Penn Quakers football coach Al Bagnoli became Columbia's head coach on February 23, 2015. Columbia and Cornell play for emblematic for Ivy League supremacy in New York State. Beginning in 2018 the will play each other in their season finale. Lou Gehrig played college baseball at Columbia as well as Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Collins. In 1939 the first live televised sporting event in the United States, was a Columbia vs Princeton baseball game, broadcast from Baker Field in New York City. Other Columbia Lions who have gone on to play in Major League Baseball include Gene Larkin and Fernando Perez; the team plays at Hal Robertson Field at Phillip Satow Stadium, located at the northern tip of Manhattan.

Columbia was one of the first schools to take up basketball. The Lions' rivalry with the Yale Bulldogs is the longest continuous rivalry in NCAA

Eva Regnier

Eva Dorothy Regnier is a decision scientist whose research concerns the interaction between human decision-making and environmental prediction. She is a professor of decision science in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy of the Naval Postgraduate School. Regnier graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering science. After working from 1993 to 1996 in industry as an environmental engineer, she went to the Georgia Institute of Technology for a master's degree in operations research in 1999 and a Ph. D. in industrial engineering in 2001. Her dissertation, Discounted Cash Flow Methods and Environmental Decisions, was supervised by Craig Tovey, she joined the Defense Resources Management Institute of the Naval Postgraduate School in 2001, moved to the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy in 2017, was promoted to full professor in 2019. Regnier was president of the INFORMS Forum on Women in Operations Research and Management Science for 2011.

Regnier has published well-cited works on volatility in energy markets and on decision-making for evacuations based on hurricane predictions. Other topics in her research include correlations between pirate activity and predicted changes in climate and weather, her work on hurricane evacuation was a finalist for the INFORMS Junior Faculty Forum award, her work developing a tool to simulate the hurricane decision-making process was a finalist in the INFORMS MSOM Practice Based Research Competition. Home page Eva Regnier publications indexed by Google Scholar