May 13, 2010

Eight Bulldogs Named All-American

Forrester, Kim Earn First Team Honors; Six Others Earn Honorable Mention

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Susan Kim and freshman Alexandra Forrester have been named 2010 Mid Major All-Americans by CollegeSwimming.com.  Six other Yale swimmers earned honorable mention, including junior Ileana Lucos, sophomores Emily Dominski, Hayes Hyde, and Athena Liao as well as freshmen Molly Albrecht and Joan Weaver.

Honors were given out based on the swimmer's best times throughout the season.  Those who qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships earned first team honors and those earning NCAA B cuts earned honorable mention.

Forrester and Kim had two of the best seasons in recent Yale history, earning bids to the NCAA Championships.  At those championships, Forrester finished ninth in the 100-yard butterfly and 10th in the 200-yard butterfly.  Kim took 12th in the 200-yard breaststroke. 

Kim earned the first A cut of her career at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Her NCAA A cut came in the 200-yard breaststroke, where she swam a time of 2:09.37.  She also earned Swimmer of the Meet honors, three first-team All-Ivy selections and one second-team selection at the Ivy League Championships.  She won both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke events breaking the pool, meet, Yale and Ivy records in the events.  She also took third in the 400-yard IM. 

Forrester earned six first-team All-Ivy selections and one second-team selection.  She won three individual events: 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly.  She also swam on three winning relays and one second-place relay.  She earned B cuts in all three of her events and was close enough to the A cut line to earn a bid to the NCAA Championships.

The honorable mentions all earned their B cuts at the Ivy League Championships. 

Dominski earned two B cuts at the meet in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle.  She took second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.80 and second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.91.  She earned three first-team selections and three-second team All-Ivy selections.

Albrecht also earned two B cuts and a first-team and a second-team All-Ivy selection.  She took second place in the 200-yard backstroke and a B cut with a time of 1:58.52.  Her other B cut came from the 500-yard freestyle where she took third with a time of 4:48.8.  She also helped out on one of the winning relays. 

Weaver's B cut also came from the 500-yard freestyle.  She took fifth with a time of 4:50.85.  She earned a first-team All-Ivy selection for her work on the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Hyde, Liao and Lucos all swam in a number of A finals at the Ivy League Championships.  Hyde took third in the 200-yard butterfly, earning her B cut with a time of 2:00.23.  Lucos finished right behind her in fourth also earning her B cut with a time of 2:00.47.  Liao swam the breaststroke events with Kim, taking fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke and fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke.  Her B cut came in the 200-yard breaststroke with her time of 2:16.54.

Yale also had three men named honorable mention All-American. That included Dominski's brother Mike, a freshman. Also honored were junior Matt Lee and senior Thomas Robinson.

Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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