March 25, 2012

Goldstein Wins ECAC Scholar-Athlete Award and Traina Captures Rookie of the Year

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Two 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.

Goldstein majors in molecular, cellular and developmental biology and hails from Plano, Texas. She has a 3.89 GPA and volunteers in a tissue engineering and biodelivery lab at Yale. Goldstein competed on beam, floor and vault in every meet of the 2012 season and consistently provided solid routines for the Bulldogs.

Traina was a standout all-around competitor for the Bulldogs in her rookie season. She competed in the all-around at every meet. She was the 2012 Ivy Classic beam champion and placed in the top three in the all-around at six out of ten meets. Her personal bests for the season include a 9.55 on vault, a 9.775 on bars, a 9.825 on beam, a 9.6 on floor, and a 38.6 in the all-around.

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