NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its Division I Women's Gymnastics All-ECAC Teams. In recognition of their stellar season the top twelve gymnasts in their event are recognized as All-ECAC first team or second team. The teams are based off of the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) that the gymnasts accumulated throughout the entire season leading up to the ECAC Championship that was held two weeks ago.
In addition to the All-ECAC teams for each event, there are a total of 67 student-athletes from the six different institutions being recognized for their academic achievements as part of the All-Academic Team. In order to be eligible for the all-academic team, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
From Yale, the 2018 ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics All-Academic Team includes
Carly Israel (Biomedical Engineering)
Anna Jennings (History of Science, History of Medicine, & Public Health)
Sofia Menemenlis (Geology & Geophysics, Global Affairs)
Kiarra Alleyne (Cognitive Science)
Sarah Caldwell (Biomedical Engineering)
Roxanne Trachtenberg (Environmental Studies)
Jessica Wang (Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry)
Allison Bushman (Mechanical Engineering)
Megan Ryan (History of Science, History of Medicine, & Public Health)
Baldovino and Wang earned spots on the first team for the All-Uneven Bars Team, while Buford and Ryan made their way on second team.
Baldovino earned her first team spot on the All-Balance Beam Team as she has earned several scores above a 9.850 this 2018 season. Second team consists of Buford, who has also been quite the consistent presence on this event.
Baldovino, Buford and sophomore Emma Firmstone earned spots on the second team for All-Floor Exercise Team. Not only did Yale have gymnasts on all four events, it earned over half the spots on the all-around team as well.
For the ECAC All-Around Team, Yale held three out of the six spots for this award. Baldovino, Buford and Firmstone posted massive RQS scores throughout the season, rightfully placing them on the All-Around Team.
The ECAC article can be found here.
report by Anna Jennings '20, Yale Sports Publicity