2017-18 Yale Gymnastics News

  • Gymnastics Tallies Six WCGA All-Academic Honorees
    August 22, 2018
    Six members of Yale University’s 2017-18 gymnastics team received Scholastic All-America awards from the WCGA, the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association announced. Individuals earned honors for posting a GPA of 3.50 or higher during the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Gymnastics Celebrates Record-Breaking Season at Team Banquet
    May 17, 2018
    After a record-breaking season that earned an Ivy Classic Championship and ECAC Championship, the Yale gymnastics team came together to honor and reveal the individual award winners inside the trophy room at Mory’s Association. First-year Jacey Baldovino (Atherton, Calif.), sophomore Jade Buford (Coppell, Texas), senior Megan Ryan (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and junior Jessica Wang (Chino Hills, Calif.) won the Outstanding Contribution Award. The Bulldogs also recognized senior Captain Allison Bushman for her incredible leadership and effort leading to team to several achievements throughout the season.
  • NCAA Recognizes 15 Yale Teams
    May 16, 2018
    Fifteen Yale teams have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates.
  • Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
    April 30, 2018
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2017-18 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sports. 10 Bulldogs were recognized. They were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.  
  • Gymnastics Collects Four USAG All-American Honors
    April 24, 2018
    Yale gymnastics wrapped up its 2018 USAG Collegiate National Championship experience by crowning four All-Americans at the meet, including first-year Jacey Baldovino earning two certificates on bars and balance beam. In addition, reigning ECAC Gymnast of the Year Jade Buford capped her sophomore season earning First Team All-American for the all-around. Fellow Sophomore Rebecca Chong joined her, earning First Team on vault. After posting multiple near-perfect bar routines all season, junior Jessica Wang made First Team All-American for uneven bars.
  • Alleyne Elected 2018-19 Yale Gymnastics Captain
    April 24, 2018
    Rising senior, Kiarra Alleyne, will serve the as the Yale gymnastics captain during the 2018-19 academic year, Yale head coach Barbara Tonry announced on Monday.
  • Tonry Named USA Collegiate National Gymnastics Head Coach of the Year
    April 17, 2018
    Barbara Galleher-Tonry has been Yale University’s Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach since its beginnings. Originally, a few female students came to the men’s coach Don Tonry, a former Olympian and National AAU champion. He was willing to help, but needed support and called on Barbara Galleher. Galleher had been a tumbling and trampoline champion in the 50’s. She continued the multiple sports theme among gymnastics Hall of Fame Honorees as a champion tennis player and diver as well as a champion gymnast. At the time Don recruited Barbara to help the women gymnasts; however, little did he know he recruited a wife as well.
  • Yale Takes Individual Gold and Silver at USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals
    April 15, 2018
    Following the conclusion of the team final Saturday, the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships continued Sunday with the individual event finals. Three Yale gymnasts qualified for event finals with their performances in the team semifinals Friday.
  • Gymnastics Concludes Record-Breaking Season
    April 14, 2018
    Yale gymnastics finished in third place with an overall team score of 194.350 in the evening semifinal session of the USAG Championships Friday night inside Kitty Magee Arena on the campus of Texas Woman’s University. This is the highest team score Yale has posted in a National semi-final in school history.
  • Gymnasts Travel to USA Collegiate Nationals Following 2-Time ECAC Win
    April 11, 2018
    After sending three Bulldogs to compete at NCAA Regionals last weekend, the 2018 ECAC Championship team takes on the biggest competition of their season Friday, as they travel to Texas Woman’s University to compete at the USA Collegiate National Championships. This will conclude their 2018 season. Competitors include the host school, Air Force, Bridgeport, Brown, Cornell, Lindenwood, Penn and Yale. After breaking over 39 records this season, the team enters this competition with immense confidence, without a doubt in contention for the team title. The meet, which runs from Fri., Apr. 13, through Sun., Apr. 15, will be held at Kitty Magee Arena.
  • Student-Athlete Spotlight: Jacey Baldovino
    April 10, 2018
    First-year Jacey Baldovino is a four-event all-around gymnast for the Yale Bulldogs gymnastics team. She joins Yale gymnastics after her successful reign during her time as a USAG gymnast at San Mateo Gymnastics in California’s Bay Area.
  • ECAC Announces Division 1 Gymnastics All-ECAC Teams
    April 09, 2018
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its Division I Women's Gymnastics All-ECAC Teams. In recognition of their stellar season the top twelve gymnasts in their event are recognized as All-ECAC first team or second team. The teams are based off of the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) that the gymnasts accumulated throughout the entire season leading up to the ECAC Championship that was held two weeks ago.
  • Gymnastics Continues Successful Season at Penn State
    April 08, 2018
    The firsts from Yale since 2005 to compete at NCAA Regionals, first-year Jacey Baldovino, sophomore Jade Buford and junior Jessica Wang waited their turn on the big stage and notched fantastic scores on Saturday evening. Yale continued their post-season in front of 2,755 fans at Penn State's Rec Hall. Yale sent three Bulldogs to the meet for the individual NCAA competition. In the team finals, Florida turned in a 197.725, while Washington claimed the second-place title with a 196.275. The top two teams in regional competition advance to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Three Bulldogs Selected for NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championships
    April 03, 2018
    The NCAA announced the 2018 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships regional selections last Monday at 4 p.m. First-year Jacey Baldovino, sophomore Jade Buford and junior Jessica Wang were named to compete in the all-around, uneven bars and the balance beam in the University Park Regional (NorthEast), hosted by Pennsylvania State University at Rec Hall. Yale gymnastics has not had a gymnast qualify for NCAA Regionals since 2005. All regional competitions will be held Apr. 7.
  • Yale Claims Back to Back ECAC Division I Gymnastics Championship
    March 24, 2018
    Yale gymnastics wrangled multiple impressive performances at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Women's Gymnastics Championship Saturday, securing their title for the second-year in a row with a massive team score of 195.325. YGT 46 has shattered record books this 2018 season and looks to continue their streak as they head to the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships mid-April.
  • Gymnastics Heads to ECAC Championships Following Win at Bridgeport
    March 21, 2018
    The Yale gymnastics team made history during their performance at Bridgeport, and now this record-breaking team hits the peak of their season Saturday, as they travel to Penn to compete at the ECAC Championships. Competitors include the host school, Brown, Cornell, Temple, Yale and William & Mary. The Bulldogs have rewritten the record books this season, entering into this competition with great confidence, without a doubt in contention for the team title.
  • Baldovino Honored By ECAC 7th Time This Season
    March 20, 2018
    ECAC Rookie of the Week, first-year Jacey Baldovino closes out her first-year regular season campaign racking up another weekly award. All together Baldovino has been recognized seven times throughout the year for her accomplishments.
  • Yale Gymnastics Takes Home Another Title
    March 18, 2018
    The Yale gymnastics team delivered one of its best performances of the 2018 season Saturday, as a team score of 194.650 resulted in the competition title. The score is fifth in the school record books. The 2018 team will go down in Yale history as the first to score above a 194 for five meets in a season. The Bulldogs edged out Bridgeport Purple Knights (194.275), Brown (192.600) and Centenary (190.000).
  • Bulldogs to Take on the Purple Knights
    March 15, 2018
    The Yale gymnastics team will be back in action Saturday following another fantastic performance at New Hampshire Sunday, Mar. 11. Earning Yale’s 15th Ivy Classic title this 2018 season, the Yale gymnasts look forward to their last regular home meet until championship season begins Mar. 17 at the ECAC Championships.
  • Megan Ryan Earns ECAC Coaches Choice Award
    March 14, 2018
    Senior Megan Ryan started her career at Yale as an all-around performer. Over her time at Yale she has learned to hone her skills on the uneven bars. Heading into the competition last weekend against ECAC rival Brown, Kentucky and New Hampshire, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to compete after not finishing warm-ups. The Colorado native however did compete on the uneven bars, almost setting a new season-best score earning a 9.700 for her routine.
  • Gymnasts Break Over 194 for the Fourth Time This Season
    March 11, 2018
    Following a second-place finish at Maryland last weekend, the Bulldogs traveled to the Whittemore Center in New Hampshire Sunday as they faced Brown, Kentucky and New Hampshire. Kentucky took a powerful lead to win the meet (196.800) during UNH’s senior meet. Close behind, UNH placed second with a 196.425. Yale came away in third earning a 194.675. Brown finished the competition in fourth with a team score of 193.525. This is the fourth time this season the Bulldogs have earned over a 194.000. The 2018 Yale gymnastics team holds four out of the top 10 team scores in program history.
  • Gymnastics Takes on the Wildcats at Travel Meet
    March 07, 2018
    Following a strong second-place finish at Maryland, the Yale gymnastics team will travel to compete at New Hampshire Sun. Mar. 11. New Hampshire will hold Senior Day while hosting Brown, the Bulldogs and ninth-ranked Kentucky in a non-conference quad-meet at the Whittemore Center. The meet will serve as preparation for ECAC Championships, which is two weeks away.
  • Yale Takes Second at Maryland
    March 02, 2018
    The Bulldogs traveled to Maryland Friday to face some tough competition after the Ivy Classic. Yale held their own, placing second among fierce competitors that included the host team, Penn and Temple. The Bulldogs had a fantastic meet, resulting in a score of 192.900.The Terps took first earning a 195.050. Penn followed close behind the Bulldogs receiving a 192.175 team score. As a team, Yale is now ranked 56th nationally; averaging a 193.325 for the season.
  • Bulldogs Head to Maryland After Historic Win at Ivy Classic
    March 01, 2018
    After an impressive outing at the Ivy Classic meet Sunday, the Yale gymnastics team now gears up for a weekend in Maryland at the XFINITY Center competing against the host team, Penn and Temple.
  • Gymnasts Nearly Sweep all ECAC Weekly Awards; Baldovino, Buford and Wang Honored
    February 28, 2018
    Following their historic performance at Brown Sunday, the Yale gymnastics team once again had gymnasts honored by the ECAC in their weekly awards. Each week, the ECAC gives out four different honors: gymnast of the week, rookie of the week, specialist of the week and coaches' choice honors. Yale had a gymnast honored in three out of the four categories, making it a near Yale sweep of the honors for the week ending Feb. 25.
  • Gymnastics Sweeps All Ivy Titles
    February 26, 2018
    The Yale gymnastics team traveled to Brown Sunday for the annual Ivy Classic. With competitors Brown, Cornell and Penn, the meet determines the Ivy champion. The gymnastics program earned their last Ivy title in 2005, aiming to clench the championship this 2018 season. The Bulldogs came away from the competition with not only their highest score this season thus far (195.025), but Yale’s 15th Ivy Classic Title. Cornell trailed the Bulldogs (194.375) Penn followed with a team score of 193.875. To take fourth-place, Brown ended with a 192.975.
  • Gymnasts Head to Ivy Classic in Search of 15th Ivy Title
    February 21, 2018
    The Yale gymnastics team will be back in action Sunday following a huge season-best performance against William and Mary (194.700). With 14 Ivy Classic titles under their belt, the Yale gymnasts will attempt to make history when they travel to Brown on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.
  • The ECAC Honors Baldovino and Wang for Record-Breaking Competition
    February 20, 2018
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference once again honored two members of the Yale gymnastics team in their weekly awards. First-year Jacey Baldovino (Gymnast of the Week) and junior Jessica Wang (Specialist of the Week) for the week ending Feb. 17.
  • Yale Captures Another Win, Solidifying Spot in School Record Books
    February 18, 2018
    Following a near season-best performance, the Bulldogs were back in John J. Lee Amphitheater Saturday as they faced William and Mary (W & M). Yale took a powerful lead to win the meet (194.700) during Bulldog’s senior meet. W & M finished the competition in second with a team score of 193.000.
  • Bulldogs to Face William and Mary on Senior Day
    February 15, 2018
    Following a strong first-place finish at the Don Tonry Bulldog Invitational, the Yale gymnastics team will once again compete at home Saturday as William and Mary (W&M) come to town to take on the Bulldogs in a dual meet. The meet will serve as preparation for the Ivy Classic, which is one week away.  
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