Bulldogs Earn 16 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Selections

Yale celebrates a win. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Yale celebrates a win. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

All Four Seniors Honored, Including Three Who Earned Honor All Four Years

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's ice hockey team had 16 student-athletes named to the 2013-14 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league today. The Bulldogs' honorees included all four seniors: forward Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.), forward Ashley Dunbar (Hillsborough, N.J.), forward Patricia McGauley (Wilcox, Sask.) and defenseman Tara Tomimoto (Calgary, Alta.) That group combined for 14 All-Academic Team selections during their careers. Decker, McGauley and Tomimoto won the award all four years.

Players are eligible for the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team if they have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or have an average GPA of 3.00 for the past three semesters.


The complete list of Yale's honorees and their majors:

  • Hanna Åström ** (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden/Ormsta/SDE/German School of Stockholm), So., Psychology
  • Paige Decker **** (New Preston, Conn./Conn. Polar Bears/Westminster), Sr., American Studies
  • Ashley Dunbar ** (Hillsborough, N.J./N.J. Colonials/Lawrenceville), Sr., History of Science, History of Medicine
  • Janelle Ferrara ** (Winthrop, Mass./Assabet Valley/Rivers), So., Undeclared
  • Abby Gahm * (Eagle River, Alaska/Team Pittsburgh/Brewster), Fr., Undeclared
  • Rachelle Graham ** (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont./Sault Ste. Marie Wildcats/Korah Collegiate and Vocational), So., Undeclared
  • Jamie Haddad ** (Wilbraham, Mass./Assabet Valley/Deerfield), So., Undeclared
  • Aurora Kennedy ** (Mississauga, Ont./Toronto Aeros/St. Mildred's Lightbourn), Jr., Environmental Studies
  • Jaimie Leonoff *** (Montreal, Que./Belle Tire/Pomfret), Jr., Political Science
  • Kate Martini * (King City, Ont./Toronto Aeros/Country Day), So., History of Science, History of Medicine
  • Hanna Mandl * (Nobleton, Ont./Brampton Jr. Thunder/King City Secondary), Fr., Undeclared
  • Patricia McGauley **** (Wilcox, Sask./Regina Rebels/Athol Murray College of Notre Dame), Sr., Philosophy
  • Stephanie Mock ** (Cape Coral, Fla./Mid Fairfield Connecticut Stars/Hotchkiss), Jr., Psychology
  • Phoebe Staenz * (Zürich, Switzerland/Swiss National Team/Choate Rosemary Hall), Fr., Undeclared
  • Gretchen Tarrant * (Colchester, Vt./Rice Memorial), Fr., Undeclared
  • Tara Tomimoto **** (Calgary, Alta./Calgary Bruins/West Island College), Sr., Economics

* times honored in career


Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity