It's one thing to follow up your previously successful regular season a handful of months after it happened but nearly two years later? That's an entirely different ball game. Head coach Megan Griffith had just led the Columbia Lions women's basketball team to their first-ever Ivy League Tournament appearance before it was canceled because of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020.
As other conferences planned and resumed action in the fall, Griffith’s Lions and their Ivy League counterparts remained on the sidelines. While battling the impatience and uncertainty that defined the last 18 months for her team, Coach Griffith relied on the one trait that mattered most: perspective.
"Going back to the beginning [when the 2020 Ivy League tournament got canceled], we quickly learned anything can change," Griffith said. "It was hard to accept that we couldn't assume what was going to happen, but there's something about this team where we're so focused yet having a lot of fun."