Wise and the Bulldogs Welcome Ten Newcomers for 2011-12Ten swimmers will join the storied Yale men’s swimming and diving team this fall. Second-year head coach Tim Wise welcomes athletes from eight different states and two foreign countries to the fold as he and the Bulldogs look to chase down Harvard and Princeton in the hunt for the Ivy League title.
Yale Honors Five Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior ReceptionFive seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Alfonso Costa (Pittsburgh, Pa.) of the men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams and Annie Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the women’s swimming & diving team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Lidia Gocheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) of the women’s fencing team and Alex Gornitzky (Toms River, N.J.) of the men’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Killian and Shane Bannon (Southbury, Conn.) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy RecipientsThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
Bicer and Dominski Earn All-Ivy HonorsYale junior Goksu Bicer and sophomore Mike Dominski earned All-Ivy honors for the Bulldogs thanks to strong performances at last weekend's Ivy League Championships. Bicer won first-team accolades for his win in the 100-yard butterfly, while Dominski, the swimmer he touched out in that event, took home second-team honors for his finish.
Bulldogs Take Fourth at Ivy League ChampionshipsThe Yale men's swimming and diving team turned in a strong performance on the final day of the Ivy League Championships to earn a fourth-place finish with 878.5 points. Princeton just barely edged host Harvard for the title, winning by a mere 5.5 points (1400 - 1394.5). Columbia took third. Junior Goksu Bicer earned first-team All-Ivy honors for his performance in the 100-yard butterfly, while sophomore Mike Dominski earned second-team All-Ivy honors in the same event.
Bulldogs Climb the Leaderboard on Day Two at Ivy League ChampionshipsAfter a day-one performance that left the Bulldogs in sixth, Yale pulled themselves to with fifty points of third-place Columbia after Friday's action. Princeton (950) and Harvard (916.5) separated themselves from the pack two-thirds of the way through the meet, followed by Columbia (688.5) and Yale (639.5), ahead of fifth-place Penn (547). The Elis dominated the 100-yard butterfly, thanks to a win from junior Goksu Bicer (48.18), a second-place finish from sophomore Mike Dominski (48.33), and a fourth-place showing from captain Kyle Veatch (48.44). Both Bicer and Dominski earned NCAA 'B' Cuts for their performances in that event.
Bulldogs Head to Ivy League ChampionshipsThe Yale men's swimming and diving team heads to Harvard's Blodgett Pool Thursday as they look to make a splash at the 2010-11 Ivy League Championships. Last season, the Elis finished fifth overall - a mark they look to best following a regular season that saw them post wins over Brown and Dartmouth in conference meets.
Bulldogs in Sixth at Ivy League ChampionshipsThe Yale men's swimming and diving team looks to move up the leaderboard Friday following a strong opening-day performance at the Ivy League Championships that left them in sixth overall. Sophomore Mike Dominski posted the best finish of the day for the Elis, a fifth-place showing in the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.90), good for an NCAA 'B' Cut.
Bulldogs Down Brown in Regular Season FinaleThe Yale men's swimming and diving team will head to the Ivy League Championships in early March with some much-deserved momentum following a 171-118 win over Brown in its regular-season finale Saturday. The Elis, who swam well at both the H-Y-P meet and against UConn leading up to the win, were finally rewarded in the win column for the improvement they have shown throughout the 2010-11 campaign.
Bulldogs and Bears to Face Off in Regular Season FinaleThe Yale men's swimming and diving team will swim in its last competition before the all-important Ivy League Championships in early March when they take on the Brown Bears in New Haven Saturday. The Bulldogs are coming off a tough 168-132 loss to UConn last weekend, after a strong performance at the H-Y-P meet in their last Ivy League outing.
Bulldogs Fall to In-State Rival UConn, 168-132Following a heartening performance at H-Y-P last weekend which saw several Bulldogs beat personal bests in Yale's third-place finish, the men's swimming and diving team dropped a tough 168-132 decision to UConn Saturday in Storrs. The Elis got big performances from captain Kyle Veatch, senior Matt Lee, and freshman Mikey Bogese, as well as the first career win for freshman diver Tyler Pramer, who took first overall in the 1-meter event.
Yale Marks 50th Anniversary of Historic StreakAs statistics go, it is a staggering one: from 1945-1961, the Yale men’s swimming and diving team did not lose a single dual meet. By the time the Bulldogs dropped a meet to Navy on February 4, 1961 -- 50 years ago today -- they had won 201 consecutive dual meets over 17 seasons. Amongst the winningest teams in college sports history, legendary coach Bob Kiphuth’s squad took home 16 straight Eastern Intercollegiate Swim League (the conference in which all Ivy League teams compete, though it predates the Ivy League by some 18 years) titles in those 17 years, and racked up two of the program’s four national championships in that span. Kiphuth, a five-time U.S. Olympic team coach himself, was a mentor to several Olympians, some of whom would go on to medal multiple times. But perhaps greater than that, Kiphuth and his swimmers established a standard of excellence matched by few collegiate sports programs in history, and one that endures as a standard for all of Yale athletics to this day.
Bulldogs Head to Storrs for Matchup with HuskiesThe Yale men’s swimming and diving team may have been bested by Harvard and Princeton at this weekend’s H-Y-P meet, but a strong showing from many Bulldog swimmers has first-year coach Tim Wise’s squad optimistic about their chances as they head to Storrs, Conn., for a matchup with UConn Saturday.
Bulldogs Take Third at H-Y-PThough both Harvard and Princeton bettered the scores of the Yale men's swimming and diving team this weekend, the Bulldogs were not without some shining moments in the 2011 edition of the annual H-Y-P meet. Among those were the races of freshman Mike Bogese, who rose to the occasion in a major way, following up an impressive third-place showing in the grueling 1650-yard freestyle Saturday with a huge win in the 400-yard IM Sunday.
Bulldogs Trail After Day One at H-Y-PThree third-place finishes topped the day for the Yale men's swimming and diving team, who trail both Harvard (146-40) and Princeton (121-65) after the first day of the two-day Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet.
Age-Old Rivals Back At It This Weekend in New HavenThe Yale men's swimming and diving team takes to the pool for one of its biggest meets of the season Friday evening when Harvard and Princeton come to town for the annual H-Y-P meet, hosted this season by the Bulldogs. As always, the meet is made all the more crucial for the Elis as Harvard (7-0) and Princeton (3-0 in dual meets) are the cream of the Ivy League crop.
Bulldogs Fall in Final Tuneup Before H-Y-PThe Yale men's swimming and diving team gave Navy a run for its money Saturday in Annapolis, suffering a tough 152-131 loss in its final meet before the all-important Harvard-Yale-Princeton meet. The Elis swept the top three spots in three separate races, including the 400-yard freestyle, in which three freshmen, Mike Bogese, West Cuthbert, Pat Killian took the top three spots.
Bulldogs to Face Off Against 8-1 NavyFollowing its first conference victory over Dartmouth last weekend, the Yale men’s swimming and diving team heads to Annapolis, Md. for a showdown with the Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy Saturday afternoon.
Bulldogs Down Dartmouth for Big Conference VictoryThe Yale men's swimming and diving team tallied a huge conference win Saturday when it took down Dartmouth's Big Green 193-107 at Kiphuth Competition Pool. Penn, the other competitor in the three team meet, just barely bested the Elis 153-147 for its second Ivy League win.
Bulldogs Look to Make a Splash as Big Green, Quakers Come to TownThe Yale men’s swimming and diving team will look to bounce back from a loss to Cornell in its opening meet of 2011 when Ivy League rivals Dartmouth and Penn venture to New Haven to take on the Bulldogs Saturday. Yale is looking for its first conference victory, having dropped meets to the Big Red and to Columbia so far this season.
Big Red Best Bulldogs in IthacaThe Yale men’s swimming and diving team traveled to Ithaca for its first Ivy League meet of 2011, and returned with their second loss of the season, as the Big Red edged the blue-and-white 166-134.
Bulldogs Take On Big Red for First Action of 2011After a break of over a month, the Yale men’s swimming and diving team is back in action for the first time of 2011 when it travels to Ithaca to take on Cornell Saturday morning. The meet will be the Bulldogs’ first Ivy League competition since their season-opening loss to Columbia on Nov. 13, and their first overall since a Dec. 4 loss at the University of Massachusetts.
Minutemen Down Bulldogs 177-118The Yale men's swimming and diving team dropped their first non-conference dual meet of the season Saturday in Amherst, 177-118. Four Bulldogs, freshman Mike Bogese (1000-yard freestyle), captain Kyle Veatch (100-yard freestyle), junior Goksu Bicer (100-yard butterfly) and sophomore Jared Lovett (200-yard IM) turned in first-place finishes, and following a DQ of the 'A' squad, Yale's 'B' 200-yard freestyle relay team bested the field for first in that event.
Bulldogs Head to Amherst for Showdown with MinutemenThe Yale men’s swimming and diving team is back in action for the first time since the Thanksgiving break Saturday at the University of Massachusetts. The Bulldogs are coming off a fourth-place finish at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational – a meet in which they finished just behind the third-place Minutemen.
Bulldogs Finish Fourth at Terrier InviteWhile they may have been the highest finisher not from the state of Massachusetts, the Bulldogs (615) could not best Bay Staters BU (801), BC (728), and UMass (707) to break into the top three at Boston University's Terrier Invitational this weekend. Matt Lee had the performance of the weekend for Yale, taking first overall in the 1650-yard freestyle (15:54.17), while freshman Mikey Bogese (16:11.40) took third.
Bulldogs in 4th After Day One in BostonAfter the first day at the Terrier Invitational, the Yale Bulldogs sit in fourth place with 169 points; the host Terriers (230) lead the way, followed closely by Boston College (229).
Bulldogs on the Road at the Terrier InvitationalNEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale football team isn't the only Bulldog squad headed to Boston this weekend: the men's swimming and diving team, looking to avenge a season-opening loss to Ancient Eight rival Columbia, will also be making the trip, though they are headed not to Harvard, but rather to Boston University for the Terrier Invitational.
Bulldog Swimming Starts New Era Saturday Against ColumbiaThe men’s swimming and diving team is ready to open a new era of Yale swimming, as Tim Wise takes over as Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Men’s Swimming and Diving from the legendary Frank P. Keefe, who retired after last season having guided the Elis for 32 seasons.
Toni Pullman, Kevin Norman Join Yale Swimming StaffToni Pullman, a four-year letterwinner at Brown with four years of club swimming coaching experience, and Kevin Norman, a UNC-Wilmington graduate and a former volunteer assistant coach at Yale, have joined the Yale swimming coaching staff. Pullman will be an assistant coach for the womens team, while Norman will serve as an assistant coach for the mens team.
Tim Wise, Cristina Teuscher Named Yale Swimming CoachesTim Wise, who spent the past 12 years as an assistant coach at Yale, and Cristina Teuscher, an Olympic medalist and multiple NCAA champion at Columbia, have been hired to lead the Yale swimming and diving program. Wise has been named the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Mens Swimming and Diving, while Teuscher will serve as the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Womens Swimming and Diving.