NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale 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.
Owner of the Turkish national record holder in the 100-meter butterfly, the first-team selection for Bicer is certainly in keeping with his dominance of sprint fly events throughout his Yale career. As a freshman, Bicer took sixth against Harvard and Princeton in the 100-yard butterfly, and in his sophomore year he won the event five times, finishing third at the Ivy League Championships. This season, Bicer finished strong, posting three-straight top-three finishes in the 100-yard butterfly to end the year. He will be an integral part of Kiphuth Director of Swimming Tim Wise's squad next season.
Dominski has been a versatile stalwart for the Bulldogs for two years. He was an Honorable-Mention All-American in the 500-freestyle last season, and earned top-three finishes in both the 200- and 100-yard backstroke multiple times in his freshman year. Like this season, he was second-team All-Ivy in the 100-yard butterfly last season.
Both Bicer and Dominski will lock down the Elis' sprint corps next season, particularly with the departure of senior captain Kyle Veatch, who has combined with Bicer and Dominski to give the Bulldogs' a powerful sprint trio for the past two seasons.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity