February 14, 2013

Yale Gymnastics to Honor Seniors

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Saturday, Feb. 16, Yale gymnastics will celebrate Senior Day as Yale hosts Bridgeport, Springfield and West Chester for the Bulldog Invitational.  Seniors Lindsay Andsager, Tara Feld and Stephanie Goldstein will be honored in a ceremony on Saturday. 

All three of the seniors have made significant contributions for the Bulldogs since arriving on campus four years ago.  Andsager, who hails from Naperville, Ill., has been one of Yale's top performers on the uneven parallel bars since her freshman season, when she competed in every meet, averaging a 9.500 and winning ECAC Specialist of the Week after scoring a 9.675 against Penn State.  Andsager also competed on the bars in every meet of her sophomore season, winning the event in the meets against Ithaca and against SCSU.  She finished third at the Ivy Classic and fifth at the ECAC championships, scoring a 9.675 in each meet.  Andsager competed on the bars in every meet again in her junior season, winning the event against SCSU and at the Bulldog Invitational where she scored a career high 9.850.  She was named ECAC Specialist of the Week twice last season.  Andsager has continued her strong performances on the bar this season, competing in every meet so far and averaging a 9.650, scoring above 9.600 in each meet.  Andsager, a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major, was also named to the NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Team after the 2012 season for her excellence in the classroom.

Feld, from Buffalo Grove, Ill., burst onto the scene during her freshman season, competing all-around in every meet during the 2010 season on the way to earning the Outstanding Freshman Contribution Award.  She was named ECAC Rookie of the Week twice and set a Yale record on the vault, scoring a 9.85 against Penn.  Though her sophomore campaign was cut short by injury, Feld still earned an Outstanding Contribution award, winning the floor exercise against Ithaca and the vault against Penn.  Feld came back from her injury in fine form during her junior season, winning vault and floor against Penn, winning the all-around with a career-best 38.775 at the New Hampshire Invitational and finishing eighth in the all-around at the ECAC championships.  This season, Feld has continued her success, competing all-around in all four meets.  Against Penn, she finished second on bars, floor and vault on her way to a third-place finish in the all-around.  Feld, a biomedical engineering major, was also named to the 2012 NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Team.

Goldstein, this year's captain, is from Plano, Tex., and has been a consistent performer for the Bulldogs throughout her career.  She competed in the all-around in every meet of her freshman year, finishing in the top three at the dual- and tri-meets with Springfield.  Her sophomore season saw marked improvement, as Goldstein won the all-around competition in the season opener and in the home meet against SCSU, posting a career-high 38.075.  Last season, she competed on vault, beam and floor in every meet for the Bulldogs, setting career bests on the floor and vault.  She also won the 2012 ECAC Scholar-Athlete Award for gymnastics.  After the 2012 season, she was elected captain.  This season, Goldstein has competed all-around in every meet, including the season-opener against Alaska-Anchorage and Rutgers, where she was Yale's top finisher in the all-around competition, scoring a 37.850.  Like Andsager and Feld, Goldstein, a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major was named to the NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Team. 

Andsager, Feld and Goldstein will be honored at this Saturday's meet.  It is scheduled to begin at 1:00 P.M. in the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity.

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