Seven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Sam Haig (Greenwich, Conn.) of the men’s squash team, Heather May (Newport Beach, Calif.) of the coed and women’s sailing teams and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the women’s ice hockey team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) of the women’s track and field team and Patrick O’Keefe (Pittsford, N.Y.) of the lightweight crew team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.) of the field hockey team and Collin Bibb (San Antonio, Texas) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
The Yale women’s fencing team will be represented at the Mar. 21-24 NCAA National Championship by a duo of experienced fencers: senior Madeline Oliver and sophomore Lauren Miller, who will compete in saber and foil, respectively.
On the heels of a strong 3-1 performance at its last meet, the Yale women’s fencing team will look to capitalize on its momentum at the season-ending Ivy League Championships, hosted by Harvard on Mar. 2-3 in Cambridge, Mass.
The Yale women’s fencing team could not overcome tough competition on the opening day of the Mar. 2-3 Ivy League Championships, posting a 0-4 record that puts the team in seventh place with two rounds of fencing to come.
It came right down the wire Saturday afternoon in Payne Whitney Gymnasium as the Yale women’s fencing team fell at home to Sacred Heart, 13-14. The Jan. 19 match-up in New Haven, Conn., kicked off spring competition for the Yale team.