Strong Showing For Bulldogs At Under-23 World Championships

Alum Tormey '13 Narrowly Misses Medal

The Yale contingent at 2013 Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria, all turned in fine performances for U.S. Rowing. Rising senior Maddie Lips was 11th in the single scull, an improvement from her 15th-place finish last year. Rising senior Kim Szokol sat in the two seat of the women's four that placed eighth, and rising junior Kristina Wagner finished 12th in the 2- with partner Elizabeth Fitzhenry.

In addition, recent Yale graduate Emily Tormey '13 narrowly missed a medal, placing fourth in the women's four that represented Ireland.

Lips, who will captain the Bulldogs in 2013-14, has sat in the varsity eight at Yale since the day she arrived in New Haven. This spring, she earned second team All-Ivy recognition after helping the Bulldogs to a second-place finish at the Ivy League Championship. In her sophomore season, she earned CRCA first team All-New England recognition, and as a freshman was the recipient of the team's Chris Ernst Award.

Szokol walked on to the crew team at Yale after playing tennis in her freshman year. She helped the varsity eight to a second-place finish at the Ivy League Championships this spring after sitting in the varsity four that finished fourth in the grand final at the NCAA Championship in her first year with the team. She was the recipient of the team's Chris Ernst Award in 2012.

Wagner stroked Yale's second varsity to a fifth-place finish in the grand final at the NCAA Championships last month.

Tormey finished a strong career for the Bulldogs last spring. She was part of the varsity four at the NCAA Championship, and won a bronze medal with the second varsity eight at the Ivy League Championship as a junior in 2012.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity