Kivisto Named ECAC Co-Gymnast of the Week

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Brigitte Kivisto '10. (Photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Following her victories on the floor exercise and in the all-around competition at last Sunday’s Ivy Classic, senior captain Brigitte Kivisto was named ECAC Co-Gymnast of the Week, sharing the award with Penn’s Dana Bonincontri. This week marks the second time of the season and the third time of her career that Kivisto has received conference Gymnast of the Week honors.

Kivisto, from Boca Raton, Fla., scored a 9.500 or better on all four events on Sunday, including a meet-winning 9.875 on the floor exercise, a career best. She finished sixth on the vault with a 9.575, fifth on the uneven parallel bars with a 9.600, and 13th on the balance beam with a 9.500. Her all-around score of 38.550 was her second-best score of the year.

Report filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity.