ECAC Honors Elis at Awards Dinner

March 26, 2006

On Friday night at the University of Rhode Island, the ECAC honored three Yale gymnasts with individual awards at the ECAC Gymnastics Awards Dinner.

Freshman Alina Liao was named ECAC Rookie of the Year, after a stellar debut season. Liao was the all-around Ivy champion this year, posting a 38.100 at the Ivy Classic on February 26 at Brown.

Miki Seltzer earned ECAC Specialist of the Year honors. Seltzer, who has been dominant on the vault and the floor all season, finished first at the Ivy Classic on the floor with a 9.7, and she finished third on the vault and tied for fourth on the floor at Saturday's ECAC Championships.

Sophomore Laura Lombardi was named ECAC Scholar/Athlete of the Year and all fifteen Yale gymnasts received All-ECAC Academic recognition.

The Bulldogs concluded their season on Saturday, finishing fourth at the ECAC Championships.

Report filed by Sean Singer '06, Yale Sports Publicity