May 8, 2013

Forrester Earns All-American Honors

CollegeSwimming.com Press Release

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Tuesday the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced its list of Division I All-Americans and Honorable-Mention All-Americans.  Senior Alexandra Forrester was among those who made the list, earning honorable mentions for her performances at the 2013 Division I NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Forrester made this year's list with two top-16 finishes at NCAA's back in March.  In the 50-yard freestyle she finished 15th with a time of 22.68.  In the 200-yard butterfly she won the B final to finish ninth overall, clocking in at 1:54.49 to lower her own Yale record in the event.  Forrester earned a spot in the 50 free with a fast B-cut time, but she qualified for the 200 fly with her time from the prelims at the Ivy League Championships that matched this year's A-cut exactly.

At the 2013 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships Forrester won both butterfly events and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle.  In the 100-yard butterfly she finished first with a time of 51.57 to set both Ivy League and Yale records.  She also won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.35, setting the Ivy League record in the prelims with a time of 1:54.60.  Forrester became a three-time individual All-Ivy honoree with a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle, and set the Yale record in the event with a time of 22.29 in the prelims.

Last month at Yale's annual team banquet Forrester received the Heaton High Point Award as the swimmer or diver who has scored the highest possible number of points for the team in dual meet competition for the past season.

Report filed by Tom Lynam '13, Yale Sports Publicity