March 3, 2011

Yabut Wins ECAC Awards

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Mia Yabut, a junior from Nashville, Tenn., was honored with the ECAC's weekly Coaches' Choice Award following her performance on Sunday at the Ivy Classic, where she earned a 9.225 on the uneven parallel bars.

Yabut, who had not competed on the bars for Yale until Saturday, was told before the season that she was not allowed to practice because of a severe foot injury. A few weeks ago, Yabut was cleared for the bars, but she was not allowed to practice her dismount until Friday. Despite only having one day to practice her routine in full, she nailed her double back dismount in the competition for one of Yale's top performances of the day.

Report Filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity.