NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After a hard-fought weekend the Yale women's swimming and diving team had seven of its athletes earn All-Ivy honors for their outstanding performances at the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships. Overall the team finished four with a total of 1049 points, in the process setting 13 Yale records as well as three Ivy League records. While six of the seven honorees were swimmers it was senior diver Paige Meneses who earned special recognition by being named Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver.
Senior Alexandra Forrester was a standout performer at these Ivy championships, receiving first-team All-Ivy honors for winning the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly. In addition to setting the Ivy League and Yale records in these events, both of her times met the NCAA A standard, meaning she has a guaranteed berth for the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Forrester also got second team All-Ivy honors for finishing second in the 50-yard freestyle, an event where she set lowered her own Yale record.
Freshman Eva Fabian was the other Bulldog to bring in first-team All-Ivy honors for individual swimming events. A former open water world champion, Fabian did extremely well in the distance events in her first Ivy League Championships, winning the 1000-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle. Fabian also picked up second-team All-Ivy honors for finishing second in the 500-yard freestyle. In all three of her individual events, Fabian set the Yale record.
The other swimmers to earn first-team All-Ivy honors were senior Cynthia Tsay, freshman Callie Fosburgh, and senior captain Joan Weaver who along with Forrester made up Yale's 400-yard freestyle relay that finished first in a time of 3:18.44, an Ivy League record.
Sophomore Cassidy Lapp joined Forrester, Tsay and Weaver in the 200-yard freestyle relay and picked up second team All-Ivy honors for finishing second in the event.
Meneses had a great meet on the boards, finishing third in the one-meter diving event and second on three meter. For the latter she earned second team All-Ivy honors, and combined with her scores from years past she was named the Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver.
The full press release from Ivy League Sports is available here.
RON KEENHOLD CAREER HIGH POINT DIVER
Paige Meneses, Yale (Sr. - St. Louis, Mo.)
FIRST TEAM ALL-IVY
1,000 free – Eva Fabian, Yale (Fr. - Keene, N.H.)
1,650 free – Eva Fabian, Yale (Fr. - Keene, N.H.)
100 fly – Alex Forrester, Yale (Sr. - Pound Ridge, N.Y.)
200 fly – Alex Forrester, Yale (Sr. - Pound Ridge, N.Y.)
400 free relay – Yale: Cynthia Tsay (Sr. - Sacramento, Calif.), Callie Fosburgh (Fr. - Washington, D.C.), Alex Forrester (Sr. - Pound Ridge, N.Y.), Joan Weaver (Sr. - Sayville, N.Y.)
SECOND TEAM ALL-IVY
50 free – Alex Forrester, Yale (Sr. - Pound Ridge, N.Y.)
500 free – Eva Fabian, Yale (Fr. - Keene, N.H.)
Three-meter diving – Paige Meneses, Yale (Sr. - St. Louis, Mo.)
200 free relay – Yale: Alex Forrester (Sr. - Pound Ridge, N.Y.), Cynthia Tsay (Sr. - Sacramento, Calif.), Cassidy Lapp (So. - Southlake, Texas), Joan Weaver (Sr. - Sayville, N.Y.)
Report filed by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity