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Kivisto Named ECAC Gymnast of the Year

Senior Captain Brigitte Kivisto
Senior Captain Brigitte Kivisto

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior captain Brigitte Kivisto was named Athlete of the Year at the 2010 ECAC end of the year awards banquet on Friday in Philadelphia. She was selected by the head coaches of the seven schools that participate in ECAC gymnastics.

This year, Kivisto capped a stellar career with her best season yet, winning the all-around competition in five of Yale's 11 competitions.The Bulldogs' top performer on the vault, uneven parallel bars, and floor exercise, Kivisto won the all-around competition and the floor exercise at the Ivy Classic and finished second in the all-around competition at the ECAC Championships. Additionally, she was named the ECAC Gymnast of the Week four times over the course of the season.

Although the majority of the Yale gymnastics team concluded its season with the ECAC Championships, Kivisto's year may not be over. NCAA Regional qualifers are announced tomorrow.

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