Joan Weaver
Joan Weaver
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sayville, N.Y.
High School: Sayville
Position: IM/Mid-Distance Freestyle
Major: Anthropology
Residential College: Timothy Dwight

2012-2013 (Senior): Elected captain by her teammates… Received the Eleanor "Bobbie" Dawson Award, presented annually by the Yale Swimming Association to the upperclassman who has contributed immeasurably to the Yale Swimming tradition by her dedication and personal achievements… Earned first team All-Ivy honors as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished first at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Earned second team All-Ivy honors as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay that finished second at Ivy’s… 500-yard freestyle: Finished fifth at Ivy’s with a time of 4:50.08… Won the event against Brown with a time of 4:56.91… 200-yard freestyle: Finished fifth at Ivy’s with a time of 1:47.79… Won the event against Brown with a time of 1:51.56… 100-yard freestyle: Finished fifth at Ivy’s with a time of 50.01… Fastest time in the event was 49.78 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Finished seventh at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 52.78… 50-yard freestyle: Won the event against Cornell with a time of 24.28.

2011-2012 (Junior): Won the MacLeish Memorial Swimming Trophy for her efforts and high ideals in sportsmanship and loyalty… First team All-Ivy as a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay that placed first and set a Yale record at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Second team All-Ivy as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay that finished second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 500-yard freestyle: Finished fourth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 4:49.55… Won the event three times during the regular season… Finished ninth at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 4:57.24… 200-yard freestyle: Finished second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:48.29, earning second team All-Ivy honors and setting a Yale record… Won the event against McGill and Cornell… 100-yard freestyle: Finished ninth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 50.60… 1000-yard freestyle: Won the event against Brown with a time of 10:20.43… 1650-yard freestyle: Won the event against Colgate with a time of 17:26.73.

2010-2011 (Sophomore): Second team All-Ivy as a member of both the 800-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relays that took second place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 800-yard freestyle relay earned NCAA B cut and set a Yale record with a time of 7:20.23… 500-yard freestyle: Finished ninth at the Ivy League Championships with a time of 4:52.70… Won the event against Penn and Dartmouth with a time of 4:59.90… 1,650-yard freestyle: Finished 16th at the Ivy League Championship with a time of 17:10.09… Fastest time in the event was 17:02.61 in a second-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational… 1,000-yard freestyle: Won the event against Brown with a time of 10:16.77… 200-yard freestyle: Swam a 1:51.71 in the prelims of the Ivy League Championships… Won the event against UConn with a time of 1:54.28… 100-yard freestyle: Won the event against Cornell with a time of 53.66… Best time was 52.90 at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational.

2009-2010 (Freshman): 500-yard freestyle: Finished fifth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 4:50.85, earning first career NCAA B cut… Won the event five times during the season… Best time before Ivy League Championships came in a second-place finish at the Terrier Invite, a time of 4:57.93… 1,000-yard freestyle: Finished sixth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 10:12.78…Won the event against Penn and Dartmouth with a time of 10:18.63… Best time before the Ivy League Championships was 10:17.17 in a second-place finish against Columbia… 200-yard freestyle: Finished third at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:49.86… Won the event twice during the season against UConn and Cornell… Fastest time before the Ivy League Championships was 1:52.24 against UConn.

Before Yale: Attended Sayville High school and captained the Sayville-Bayport-Bluepoint varsity swim team as well as Islip Aquatics… NYSPHSAA State Champion in the 500-yard freestyle and All-American in the 200-yard IM and 500-yard freestyle… Earned Suffolk County MVP honors and went undefeated in county during senior year.

Personal: Member of Timothy Dwight College… Anthropology major… Daughter of Joan and Michael Weaver and has three siblings… Older sister, Lindsay, graduated from Barnard College in 2011… Two younger brothers, Jesse and Christopher, attend Fairfield and Stevens.

Why I Chose Yale: “I felt a connection to the value of a well-rounded education and a passion for excellence.”