March 24, 2005

Symington Named Academic All-Ivy

March 24, 2005

New Haven, CT - Senior forward Nicole Symington (Calgary, Alta.) has been named to the winter Academic All-Ivy team. Symington, a psychology major, was one of five female athletes at Yale chosen for the distinction by the Ivy League. She is the eighth Bulldog women's hockey player to earn the honor since its inception in 1991-92.

Symington finished her career tied for third on Yale's career assists list (49), sixth on Yale's career points list (83) and ninth on Yale's career goals list (34). She was also named ECACHL All-Academic, marking the third time she earned that honor. The Bulldogs placed a school-record nine players on the ECACHL All-Academic team this season.

Prior to Yale, Symington played midget AAA hockey for the Edmonton Rebels, helping them win the Alberta Provincial Championship as well as the Western Canadian Championship in 2001.

The Bulldogs finished the season with the school record for wins (16) and the first above-.500 record (16-15-1) since the 1985-86 team went 12-8. Yale also set the school record for wins in conference play (12), had its highest conference finish ever (4th), hosted a playoff game for the first time ever, won a playoff game for the first time ever and won a playoff series for the first time ever (beating Princeton two games to none in the quarterfinals).

The Class of 2005, including Symington, defenseman Erin Duggan (Beaumont, Alta.) and forward Ali Turney (Marshfield, Wisc.) leaves with more wins than any class ever at Yale (46).

report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity Department

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