February 22, 2006

Liao Earns Second Rookie of the Week Distinction

Feb. 22, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The ECAC honored freshman Alina Liao with the Rookie of the Week distinction for her contribution to the Bulldog victory over Rhode Island last weekend. This is the second time Liao has received Rookie of the Weeks honors- she also received the distinction after the meet against Penn on January 30th.

Against Rhode Island, Liao put forth strong performances across all events, helping the Bulldogs achieve a season high score of 190.35. Liao earned first place on the beam and second on the vault, with a score of 9.675 on both. She completed competition with a score of 9.725 on the floor. Combined, Liao's high marks enabled her to win the all-around title with a collegiate high score of 38.125.

The Bulldogs will compete at the Ivy League Classic this weekend at Brown.

Reported by Cara Watts '07