Earlier this month future Bulldog Eva Fabian won the 2011 10k Open Water National Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fabian finished first among her female competitors in rough conditions and will now race in the 10k at the Open Water World Championships in Shanghai, China, at the end of July. If she finishes in the top 10 in Shanghai she will qualify for the event at the 2012 Olympics in London. At the moment Fabian is assessing the specific open water training and travel she will need to do to compete at this level and accordingly she may defer enrollment at Yale for one year.
Cristina Teuscher, Yale's Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Women’s Swimming and Diving, was featured recently in USA Swimming's Splash Magazine. The full article can be seen at:
Five seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Alfonso Costa (Pittsburgh, Pa.) of the men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams and Annie Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the women’s swimming & diving team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Lidia Gocheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) of the women’s fencing team and Alex Gornitzky (Toms River, N.J.) of the men’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Killian and Shane Bannon (Southbury, Conn.) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
For the first time in a long time, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will be led by a diver. Rachel Rosenberg, an art major in Davenport College who hails from Strongsville, Ohio, is the senior-most member of the small but distinguished Bulldog diving squad. Rosenberg will take over leadership duties from outgoing captain Annie Killian.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team held its annual end of season banquet Friday night. The traditional senior speeches were delivered followed by the giving out of the team’s annual awards. Sophomore Molly Albrecht won big, picking up two awards and being recognized for breaking three school swimming records. The evening ended with junior diver Rachel Rosenberg being named as the 2011-12 team captain.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team had its final outing of the season Saturday at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships. Sophomore Paige Meneses and junior Rachel Rosenberg competed against other divers from the region in the one- and three-meter events at the Naval Academy’s LeJeune Hall. This meet marks the end of the first season under the new leadership of Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach Cristina Teuscher, as well as newly named assistant coach Toni Pullman and diving coach Chris Bergère. This weekend’s meet also marks the end of senior Annie Killian’s tenure as team captain.
Two members of the Bulldog women’s swimming and diving team will represent Yale this weekend at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships. Sophomore Paige Meneses and junior Rachel Rosenberg will be looking to qualify to compete at the 2011 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships held on Mar. 17–19 in Austin, Texas.
Six members of the Yale women's swimming and diving team have been honored with All-Ivy status for their performances at the 2011 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships at Princeton last weekend. Junior Hayes Hyde brought in the team’s only first-team selection for her win in the 200-yard butterfly. The other five swimmers received second-team selections, with sophomore Molly Albrecht standing out as a four-time honoree.
The Yale women's swimming and diving team wrapped up the third and final day of competition at the 2011 Ivy League Championships Saturday with some of its best times of the season. The Bulldogs picked up two additional second-place finishes in individual events, as well as a third-place relay finish and two top-five diving performances. Hayes Hyde brought in Yale's first and only win of the meet in the 200-yard butterfly. Hyde and five other swimmers on the Bulldog roster were able to punch their ticket for NCAA's with B cut times, relays included. After three days and 21 events, Yale finished in fifth position with 860 points. Princeton won with 1562 points.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team held on to its third-place overall standing on the second day of competition at Ivy’s on Friday. The Bulldogs went to work in the morning preliminaries, earning spots in four of the evening’s individual A finals. Three third-place finishes out of these four individual events brought in a great deal of points for the Bulldogs. The team wrapped up the day with its best finish of the meet thus far, taking second in the 800-yard freestyle relay and sending the Princeton Tigers into day three with their first relay loss. After 14 events Princeton still sits in first with 1054.5 points. Harvard is in second at 955, with Yale behind them in third with an even 600 points.
The Bulldogs had an explosive start on the first day of the 2011 Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships today. Sophomore Molly Albrecht and junior Hayes Hyde distinguished themselves with top finishes in the 500-yard freestyle and 200 IM, respectively. While the entire Yale roster showed strength in individual events, a sizeable amount of Yale’s points came from two dynamite finishes in the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay. With 223 points Yale is third overall after day one. In first place is Princeton with 432.5 points, and in second place is Harvard with 358.5 points.
This weekend the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will head to Princeton, N.J., for the 2011 Ivy League Women's Swimming and Diving Championship. The Bulldogs ended the regular season with a win at home against Brown on Feb. 12., and so they will arrive in Princeton coming off a win and with what is arguably more important, a weekend of rest. This will be the last real meet that seniors Kristin Darwin, Ileana Lucos and captain Annie Killian will swim as Bulldogs. Many will be looking to make either A- or B-cuts (view qualification standards here) to be eligible to compete in the 2011 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships held on Mar. 17–19 in Austin, Texas. But this weekend, assistant coach Toni Pullman (Brown ’04) and Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach Cristina Teuscher (Columbia ’00) will return to Ivy’s for their first time as coaches, looking to lead their squad to victory and bring home the trophy named after former Yale head coach Frank Keefe.
The underclassmen of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team did right by their senior class with a 171-129 win over Brown on Saturday. The Bulldogs lead the Bears throughout the day and in the end won eight swimming events and both diving events. Saturday’s meet wraps up the regular season for the Bulldogs, and seniors Kristin Darwin, Ileana Lucos and captain Annie Killian were instrumental in making it a winning season with a record of 6-4.
For the last time this season the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will compete in its home lanes and on its home boards in Kiphuth Exhibition Pool. The Bulldogs will host Brown for their now sixth consecutive weekend of competition. The meet is the Bulldogs’ last dual meet for the year and will be celebrated as senior day. Seniors Kristin Darwin, Ileana Lucos and captain Annie Killian will compete in their final home meet as Yalies.
Though many swimmers won individual events, the points simply did not add up for the Yale women’s swimming and diving team on Saturday. Out of 16 total events the Bulldogs claimed nine, yet still fell to UConn 157-143. This makes the Bulldogs 5-4 in dual meets for the season.
Now in the latter part of its season, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will travel to Storrs, Conn., this Saturday to compete against the University of Connecticut Huskies. The Bulldogs fought hard but gave up wins these past two weekends, their dual meet record now standing at 5-3. UConn will then be good competition, given its dual meet record of 5-2. The Huskies have losses against Villanova and most recently Penn, whom the Bulldogs defeated on Jan. 15. The Bulldogs will be taking on the Huskies not only on their home turf, but also on their senior day. It will be interesting to see if the older program, Yale, can carry the state on its back, or if this “public ivy” will have the mettle to best its intrastate rival.
The second day of competition at the annual women’s swimming and diving meet between Harvard, Princeton and Yale came to a close today on a familiar note. The Yale women’s swimming and diving team fell to the Princeton Tigers, who have won the meet for the fourth year in a row now. The Bulldogs also fell to the Harvard Crimson, who head back to Cambridge with one win and one loss. Depth hurt the Bulldogs greatly this weekend as Yale fielded a 22-swimmer squad against the Harvard and Princeton teams, which are each pushing 40 swimmers and have diving squads at least twice the size as that of the Bulldogs. Princeton outperformed Yale 234.5-65.5; the margin against Harvard was closer with Harvard at 217 points, Yale with 83. The Bulldogs are now 5-3 in dual meets overall, 4-2 in the Ivy League with two meets left in the regular season.
The first day of competition at Yale's annual meet with Harvard and Princeton concluded Friday at Kiphuth Exhibition Pool with the Bulldogs trailing both the Tigers and the Crimson.
The scores at this point stand at Harvard 106, Yale 44 and Princeton 122.50, Yale 27.50. The Tigers have won all nine events contested thus far.
The meet will resume Saturday with one-meter diving at 10:00 a.m. and swimming at noon with the 100-yard freestyle.
A full recap and complete results will be posted on yalebulldogs.com at the completion of the meet.
The annual triangle swim meet between Harvard, Princeton and Yale will take place in snowy New Haven this Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will play host to the Crimson and Tigers for their fourth consecutive dual meet this month. The three programs of Harvard, Princeton and Yale account for 30 of the 33 Ivy League women’s swimming and diving titles, Princeton for nine of the last 11. Needless to say, a lot is at stake this weekend.
The Naval Academy women’s swimming and diving team narrowly outperformed the visiting Yale team earlier today. The short course meter format of the meet – as opposed to yards – was not a friend to the Bulldogs, who scored 139 points to Navy’s 161. Sophomore Molly Albrecht won all three of her individual events, and all told the Bulldogs won seven events, including the one- and three-meter diving. This loss is Yale’s first of the season, which puts their dual meet record at 5-1.
For the third straight weekend this month the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will fight to keep this season’s dual meet record a perfect one. The Bulldogs will travel to Annapolis, Md., for a dual meet against the Naval Academy on Saturday. After last week’s win over Dartmouth and Penn, the Bulldogs are now 5-0. The Midshipmen or “Mids” are 9-0 following their win last week over Vermont, whom the Bulldogs defeated back on Dec. 4. Of its nine wins Navy has scored over 200 points in six of them. Come Sunday, one of these two teams will have its first dual meet loss of the season.
The Dartmouth Big Green and Penn Quakers fell to the Bulldogs of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team Saturday. Yale beat Penn 179-121, while Yale trounced Dartmouth 193-107. This margin of victory over the Big Green replaces last week’s 187-113 victory over Cornell as Yale’s largest of the season thus far. The Bulldogs protected every last yard of their home pool, winning 12 out of 16 events including both diving events. The Bulldogs are now 5-0 in dual meets.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team will host the Dartmouth Big Green and the Penn Quakers Saturday in the Bulldogs’ first tri-meet of the season. This weekend’s matchup will be Yale’s second home meet, as the Bulldogs have not raced anyone down their home lanes since their win over Columbia in the season opener back in November. After beating Cornell last week 187-113, Yale remains undefeated in dual meets.
The Yale women's swimming and diving team began the year with a win Saturday over the Cornell Big Red. The Bulldogs won 10 out of 14 swimming events and both diving events, with junior Athena Liao setting two pool records in the process. The 187-113 margin of victory is the largest so far this season for the Bulldogs.
This Saturday the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will travel to Ithaca, N.Y., to square off against the Cornell Big Red. The Bulldogs are looking keep their dual season an undefeated one, citing wins over Columbia and most recently, an impressive finish over the University of Vermont.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team had a remarkable win Saturday over the University of Vermont Catamounts. With six of their fastest swimmers in Ohio for the AT&T Short Course National Championships, the remaining Yale squad of 15 swimmers and 3 divers travelled to snowy Vermont to face a team nearly twice their size. The Bulldogs and Catamounts traded first place back and forth throughout the day, but in the end the Bulldogs won 125-118.
The second day of racing at the AT&T Short Course National Championships concluded today with significant progress made by the Bulldogs. After a hard day of competition yesterday, Yale did not have as many appearances today past the point of preliminaries. However, sophomore Alexandra Forrester did give the Bulldogs their first A final appearance, finishing fifth in the 100-yard butterfly.
Things were off to a quick start at the AT&T Short Course Nationals today as heats and finals for four events took place, along with the preliminaries for the 400-yard medley relay. Despite Yale only having six swimmers in Columbus, the Bulldogs progressed out of the preliminaries in three of the four events, winning the B final of the 200-yard freestyle relay.