February 7, 2012

Morgan Traina Named ECAC Rookie of the Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Following 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.

Traina, who hails from Stevenson Ranch, Calif., scored a 38.1 to finish third in the all-around competition. Additionally, Traina scored a 9.475 on vault, a 9.675 on bars, a 9.75 on beam, and a 9.2 on the floor exercise. Traina tied for tenth on vault and was second on bars. She was Yale's top finisher on beam, where she placed fifth.

Traina's scores helped Yale achieve a season-high team total of 190.275 and to beat Ivy opponent Brown.

Report filed by Margaret Greenberg '12, Yale Sports Publicity.