Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior ReceptionSix 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 men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Jeffrey Hatten (Farmington, Conn.) of the men’s golf team and Talis Trevino (Marietta, Ga.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Adam Fields (Jericho, N.Y.) of the men’s fencing team and Abigail Nunn (Richmond, Va.) of the women’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) of the women’s ice hockey team and Michael Pratt (Garden City, N.Y.) of the men’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Gymnasts Receive Awards at End-of-Season BanquetSeveral members of Yale’s gymnastics team received awards at the team’s end-of-season banquet, held this past Wednesday. Freshmen Joyce Li and Morgan Traina, junior Tara Feld, and seniors Talis Trevino and captain Mia Yabut received special awards for their contributions to the team.
Goldstein Elected Captain for the 2012-2013 SeasonThis week, the Yale gymnastics team elected junior Stephanie Goldstein as team captain for the 2012-2013 season. Goldstein, a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major from Plano, Texas, has been a consistent performer for the Bulldogs since joining the team as a freshman.
Winter Academic All-Ivy AnnouncedThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sport, and 10 Bulldogs were honored.
Goldstein Wins ECAC Scholar-Athlete Award and Traina Captures Rookie of the YearTwo Yale gymnasts were honored after the ECAC Championships on Saturday with awards for the 2012 season. Junior Stephanie Goldstein won the ECAC Scholar-Athlete Award, and freshman Morgan Traina was named ECAC Rookie of the Year. The gymnasts received their awards in a ceremony following Yale's seventh-place finish at the ECAC Championsips, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.
Gymnasts Prepare for ECAC ChampionshipsThis Saturday the Yale gymnastics team will compete at the ECAC Championships, hosted by Penn, in the final meet of the 2012 season. The competition is among seven teams: Brown, Cornell, Penn, Temple, Towson, William & Mary and Yale.
Gymnasts End Season Seventh at ECAC ChampionshipsYale's gymnastics team scored a season-high team total of 191.45 to place seventh at the ECAC Championships, hosted by Penn in the Palestra. The Quakers won with a score of 194.4, besting the runner-up Towson Tigers by a quarter of a tenth. Temple placed third with a 192.45, followed by Cornell, Brown, and William & Mary. The Tribe finished 0.475 tenths ahead of the Bulldogs.
Freshman Joyce Li Named ECAC Rookie of the WeekFreshman Joyce Li received the honor of ECAC Rookie of the Week last week for the second time this season. The award came following Li's standout performance at a dual meet hosted by George Washington.
Yale Fourth at Towson Quad MeetThe Bulldogs placed fourth at Towson this evening with a team score of 189.325. The Towson Tigers, the hosts, won with a score of 194.8. George Washington and the University of Pennsylvania place second and third with scores of 192.55 and 191.55, respectively.
Gymnasts Prepare for Thursday’s George Washington InvitationalThe Bulldogs, coming off a third-place finish at a tri-meet hosted by Towson with William & Mary, will compete again this Thursday at the George Washington Invitational in Washington, D.C. The meet will mark the first of two consecutive Bulldog-Colonials match ups, as the Bulldogs will face GW again at Towson along with Penn on Mar. 16.
Gymnasts Third at TowsonThe Yale gymnastics team placed third in a tri-meet at Towson with William & Mary Friday night. The Bulldogs finished with a 187.950. Towson won with a 192.850, followed by William & Mary With
Gymnasts Prepare for Ivy ClassicThis Sunday the Yale gymnastics team will compete at the Ivy Classic, hosted by Cornell, in hopes of reclaiming the title for the first time since 2005. The competition is a quad meet between the four Ivy League schools with varsity gymnastics programs: Brown, Cornell, Penn and Yale.
Gymnasts Finish Fourth, Traina Takes Beam Title at Ivy ClassicYale's gymnastics team competed this afternoon in the Ivy Classic at Cornell and placed fourth with a score of 190.725. Penn took the title for the second year in a row with a team total of 192.65. Cornell placed second with a 191.875, and Brown was third with a 191.075.
Traina Named ECAC Rookie of the Week for Third Straight WeekFor the third straight week, freshman Morgan Traina was named the ECAC Division I Rookie of the Week. Traina received the honor following a standout performance against SCSU over the weekend. Traina set career-high scores on beam, floor and in the all-around at the dual home meet. In addition, all four of her scores counted toward Yale's season-high team total of 190.85.
Gymnasts Host SCSU Saturday in Senior Meet and Youth DayThe Yale gymnastics team is looking to continue its upward momentum when it faces off against Southern Connecticut State University at home on Saturday. The Bulldogs have posted season-high team scores the past two weekends, improving on a 190.275 two weekends ago with a 190.4 last weekend at the Bulldog Invitational.
Yale Wins Dual Meet Against SCSU, Honors SeniorsThe Yale gymnastics team continued an upward trend this afternoon with yet another season-high team score of 190.825 to Southern Connecticut State University's 187.9. Freshman Morgan Traina captured the balance beam and all-around titles while junior Tara Feld finished on top on the bars and the floor exercise. Yale gymnasts swept three of the top four spots on every event for an encouraging performance heading into next weekend's Ivy Classic.
Traina, Andsager Win ECAC AwardsThe ECAC today announced the Divison I gymnastics award winners for the week, and freshman Morgan Traina and junior Lindsay Andsager were among the winners for the second time this year. Traina was named ECAC Rookie of the Week for the second week in a row, and Andsager was named Specialist of the Week for the second time this season.
Gymnasts to Host Bulldog Invitational SaturdayThe Bulldogs, coming off a season-high team score of 190.275, will play host to Bridgeport, Rhode Island College and Springfield College this Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational. The competition is part of the Yale University Athletic Department’s fifth-annual “Pink Zone” weekend.
Gymnasts Post Season-High Score at Pink Zone Quad MeetThe Bulldogs tumbled to second place in a quad meet at home this afternoon against Bridgeport, Rhode Island College and Springfield College. Yale's team score of 190.4 was a season-high for the team and was only bested by Bridgeport's 193.075. Springfield placed third with a 185.625 and RIC rounded out the competition with a 170.7.
Morgan Traina Named ECAC Rookie of the WeekFollowing a strong all-around performance at UNH last Saturday, freshman Morgan Traina was the second Yale gymnast in two weeks to be named ECAC Rookie of the Week. Freshman teammate Joyce Li received the same honor last week.
Bulldogs Ready for Tri-Meet at UNHThis Saturday, the gymnastics team will travel to the University of New Hampshire for the New Hampshire Invitational, a tri-meet between the UNH Wildcats, Brown and Yale. The Wildcats have scored as high as a 194.25 this year, while Brown has scored a 187.425 at both meets of the 2012 season.
Gymnasts Second at UNH Invitational, Feld Wins All-AroundWith a score of 190.275, the Yale gymnasts had a season-high score and finished second at a meet hosted by the University of New Hampshire. The UNH Wildcats placed first overall with a score of 195.475. The Bulldogs defeated Ivy opponents Brown, who scored a 189.675 to place third
Freshman Joyce Li Named ECAC Co-Rookie of the WeekAfter a strong performance in the second collegiate meet of her career, freshman Joyce Li was named ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week. Li, who hails from Palo Alto, Calif., showed an impressive competitive maturity at Yale's dual meet against Penn last weekend, in which she placed second in the all-around with a score of 37.725.
Gymnasts Fall to Quakers in Home OpenerThe Yale gymnastics team fell to defending Ivy Classic champion Penn this afternoon at a home meet, 191.225-188.35. The spread of less than three points was a significant improvement over last year's dual meet against Penn, in which the Bulldogs were bested by more than six points.
Gymnasts Prepare for Ivy, Home OpenerAfter a strong start to the season with a win at Springfield, the gymnastics team will host reigning Ivy Classic champions Penn at home on Saturday. The competition will mark Yale’s first meeting of the season with an Ivy opponent, as well as the first home meet for the Bulldogs.
Andsager, Yabut Win ECAC Weekly AwardsTwo Yale gymnasts were honored with ECAC weekly awards for their performance against Springfield, SCSU and Brockport in the Bulldogs' first meet of the season. Junior Lindsay Andsager was named Specialist of the Week, and senior captain Mia Yabut was named Coaches' Choice.
Gymnasts Take First In Season OpenerThe Yale gymnastics team opened the 2012 season with a bang, finishing first out of four teams at a quad meet at Springfield College. The Bulldogs won with a score of 189.475. SCSU, Brockport and Springfield followed with scores of 188.825, 186.475 and 184.55, respectively. Yale’s score beat last year’s season-high of 187.45 and is the highest the team has scored at a season opener in recent memory.
Gymnasts Set to Open Season at SpringfieldThe Yale gymnastics team will kick off the 2012 season Sunday with a quad meet hosted by Springfield College. The Bulldogs will also face teams from Brockport and Southern Connecticut.
Gymnastics Team Poised to Begin 2012 SeasonWhile the majority of their peers continue to enjoy the winter holiday, the Yale gymnastics team is hard at work in Payne Whitney Gymnasium putting the finishing touches on routines. After placing fourth at the Ivy Classic and seventh at the ECAC Championship in 2011, the Bulldogs are eager to move up in the rankings in 2012. The addition of assistant coach Jason Vonk and four talented freshmen as well as the start of a new weight-training program has the captain and coaches predicting a successful season.
Sanford ’96 Awarded 2011 MacArthur FellowshipMelanie Sanford ’96, a former member of the Yale gymnastics team, was recently named one of 22 recipients of a 2011 MacArthur Fellowship. As part of her fellowship, Sanford will receive an unrestricted award of $500,000.
Yale Welcomes Four New GymnastsAfter losing only one graduating senior in May, the Yale gymnastics team will get a strong boost in numbers with the addition of four incoming freshmen. Three of the newcomers hail from California, and the fourth is from Florida.