March 1, 2007

Liao Earns Second Gymnast of the Week Distinction

March 1, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sophomore Alina Liao was named ECAC Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season. Her score of 38.1 in the all-around last weekend at the Ivy Classic earned her third place and paved the way for a third place team finish as well.

Liao also placed fifth on vault (9.65) and beam (9.7), and fourth on floor with a 9.725. She scored a 9.075 on bars. Her beam performance was especially significant, as she did her routine nearly flawlessly despite several falls in the routines ahead of her.

This Saturday, March 3, Yale will be having its last home meet of the 2006-2007 season, hosting Brown. After the meet, the Bulldogs will be honoring its five graduating seniors. Competition starts at 1 pm in the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Report filed by Cathy Jan '09, Yale Sports Publicity