Seven 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 men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) of the women’s ice hockey team, Jane Kozey (Ansonia, Conn.) of the women’s crew team and Beau Palin (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Tucker Kocher (San Francisco, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team and Brenda Seah (Singapore) of the women’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Pat Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the men’s swimming and diving team and Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Up against some of the strongest fencers in the nation, a trio from the Yale women’s fencing team—freshman Joanna Lew, sophomore Katherine Miller and junior captain Lauren Miller—have wrapped up competition at the Mar. 20-23 NCAA National Championship.
Three members of the Yale women’s fencing team—freshman Joanna Lew, sophomore Katherine Miller and junior captain Lauren Miller—will represent the Bulldogs at the Mar. 20-23 NCAA National Championship.
After a weekend of competition against some of the toughest fencers in the region, three members of the Yale women’s fencing team have been selected to advance to the Mar. 20-23 NCAA National Championship, which will be hosted this year by Ohio State at the French Field House in Columbus, Ohio. The NCAA made the announcement of the championship field in Indianapolis on Tuesday.
Facing off against some of the top teams in the nation, the Yale women’s fencing team posted an all-round performance at the Feb. 23 US Collegiate Squad Championships, with its saber squad claiming fourth, epee team finishing fifth and foil squad coming in sixth.
It was a successful return home to New Haven, Conn., for the Yale women’s fencing team. After spending last weekend in New York, this weekend it beat out both Drew and Vassar in the seventh-floor fencing salon in Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
It came right down to the wire. With the match tied at 13-13, junior captain Lauren Miller fenced the deciding bout of the Yale women’s fencing team’s match-up against Sacred Heart on Jan. 18. Miller and her opponent went into overtime but Miller was able to triumph 5-4, handing the Bulldogs a thrilling 14-13 victory at home in Payne Whitney Gymnasium in New Haven, Conn.