The Yale women’s swimming and diving team has earned CSCAA Scholar All America Team honors, posting one of the top team GPAs in the country. Yale’s 3.39 GPA for the spring tied Harvard for the third-best GPA among Ivy League teams, and was tied for 40th in the country. CSCAA Scholar All America Team honors require a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Six 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 men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Jeffrey Hatten (Farmington, Conn.) of the men’s golf team and Talis Trevino (Marietta, Ga.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Adam Fields (Jericho, N.Y.) of the men’s fencing team and Abigail Nunn (Richmond, Va.) of the women’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Aleca Hughes (Westwood, Mass.) of the women’s ice hockey team and Michael Pratt (Garden City, N.Y.) of the men’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Future Bulldog Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.) finished fourth at the USA Swimming 10K Open Water National Championship on Friday. Fabian’s time was one of her best for that distance, but was a few seconds shy of qualifying her for the FINA Olympic 10km Marathon Swimming Qualifier in Portugal next month.
Though she has yet to set foot in Payne Whitney Gymnasium as a member of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team, incoming freshman Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.) already has her eyes on the Olympics. Fabian will make one last push to qualify for London this Friday when she competes in the 2012 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in Fort Myers, Fla. Fabian is the reigning champion in the 10k event from last year’s national championships, and if she can place in the top two this Friday she will go on to represent the U.S. on June 9 in Setubal, Portugal, the last qualifying race for the 2012 London Olympics this August.
Leadership on the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will once again be in the hands of a swimmer as it was announced last Wednesday that Joan Weaver would serve as team captain for the 2012-13 season. Weaver, an anthropology major in Timothy Dwight College, comes from Sayville, N.Y., where in high school she was a state champion in the 500-yard freestyle and an All-American in the 200 IM and 500 free. Weaver will take over leadership duties from outgoing captain Rachel Rosenberg, Yale’s first diver to be team captain in quite some time.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team held its annual end of season banquet Wednesday night. The traditional senior speeches were delivered followed by the presentation of the team’s annual awards. The evening ended with the announcement that junior swimmer Joan Weaver will serve as team captain for the 2012-13 season.
Yale senior Abigail Nunn has already competed in her last meet as a Bulldog, but her swimming career is not over yet. On June 23 Nunn will compete in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, a 28.5-mile race around the island of Manhattan in New York, N.Y. A total of 43 solo swimmers, seven relays and one team pursuit relay will take to the waterways surrounding the Big Apple for what has been named one of the World’s 100 Top Open Water Swims.
Junior Alexandra Forrester scratched from the prelims of the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday, but only after delivering one of the best swims the Bulldogs have had at the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in recent years. Forrester finished sixth in the 100-yard butterfly on Friday, breaking her own Yale record in the prelims and then again in the finals. Forrester also posted a competitive time in the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday but did not make it to either of the evening’s finals. The conclusion of this meet marks the end of the 2011-12 season for the Yale women’s swimming and diving team.
Junior Alexandra Forrester exceed expectations Friday when she finished sixth in the nation at the 2012 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships. Forrester outperformed her seeding in the 100-yard butterfly and broke her own Yale record in the event twice, first in the afternoon preliminaries and then again in the evening’s A final.
Pool records at Auburn's James E. Martin Aquatic Center fell in every swimming event on the first day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Junior Alexandra Forrester swam in the prelims of the 50-yard freestyle, and despite putting up her second-fastest time of the season, did not earn a second race in the finals.
A long road has led to the final weekend of competition for the Yale women’s swimming and diving team. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday junior Alexandra Forrester will represent Yale at the 2012 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Auburn, Ala. Forrester qualified in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly, having won the latter event at the 2012 Ivy League Championships. Forrester returns to NCAA’s for the second time in her Yale career, having competed in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly at the 2010 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships her freshman year. This meet will be the last of the 2011-12 season for any of the Bulldogs.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team captain finished her season strong Saturday at the 2012 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships. Rachel Rosenberg had two top-ten finishes against more than 90 competitors from all over New England and parts of the Mid-Atlantic, taking 10th on one meter and sixth on three meter. Following on her record-setting win on three meter at the 2012 Ivy League Championships two weeks ago, Rosenberg was the top Ivy League finisher on three meter this weekend. This meet was the last of the season for Rosenberg and likewise the last of her Yale diving career.
Senior captain Rachel Rosenberg will head to Buffalo, N.Y., at the end of this week to represent Yale at the 2012 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships. Junior Paige Meneses qualified for Zones several times over but will not be competing. If Rosenberg performs well enough she will join Alexandra Forrester in competing at the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Mar. 15-17 in Auburn, Ala.
Seven members of the Yale women's swimming and diving team have been honored with All-Ivy status for their performances at the 2012 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool this past weekend. Captain Rachel Rosenberg was named Diver of the Meet, winning the three-meter diving event with a personal best and setting both new Yale and Ivy League records. Hayes Hyde defended her win from last year in the 200-yard butterfly to earn the title of Career High Point Swimmer. The Bulldogs placed second in 10 out of 21 total events and won five events: the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, three-meter diving, 400-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard medley relay.
From top to bottom the entire Bulldog squad continued to excel as Yale rounded out three days of racing at the 2012 Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. By defending her title in the 200-yard butterfly from last year, Hayes Hyde earned the title of career high point swimmer. Captain Rachel Rosenberg was a clear winner in the three-meter diving event, setting new Ivy League and Yale records and bringing in diver of the meet honors. The rest of the squad was equally impressive, as shown by Athena Liao, who dropped 2.43 seconds between heats and finals in the 200-yard breaststroke, and Alexandra Forrester, who set a Yale record in the heats of the 100-yard freestyle, an event she would go on to finish second in. After 21 events the Bulldogs racked up 1075.5 points to finish in third place overall. Harvard won the meet with 1478.5 points, followed by Princeton with 1310.5 points.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team had its first wins at the 2012 Ivy League Championships on Friday. Alexandra Forrester and Hayes Hyde went 1-2 in the 100-yard butterfly and were half of the winning Yale 200-yard medley relay that set a new school record. Joan Weaver also set a Yale record in the 200-yard freestyle and was the anchor leg of the Bulldog 800-yard freestyle relay that dropped yet another Yale record. Other big performances came from Athena Liao, who finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Cynthia Tsay, who finished second in the 100-yard backstroke. After two days the Bulldogs are in third place with 739.5 points, well ahead of the 600 points they had after day two at Ivy’s last year.
The 2012 Ivy League Championships were off to an exciting start at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool Thursday as junior Alexandra Forrester took down her own school record in the 50-yard freestyle. Other notable finishes came from Hayes Hyde and captain Rachel Rosenberg, who each took second in the 200-yard individual medley and the one-meter diving event, respectively, as well as Joan Weaver, who took fourth in the 500-yard freestyle. Forrester’s 50 free prelim time was the first NCAA B-cut to come from the Bulldogs, and before the day was through they would see two more come from Hyde’s 200 IM and from the 400-yard medley relay. After the first day of competition the Bulldogs are sitting in a solid third place with 339.5 points.
The Bulldogs will look to make a splash this Thursday when they arrive at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool for the 2012 Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. This will be the last meet that seniors Hayes Hyde, Athena Liao, Abigail Nunn and Rachel Rosenberg will compete in alongside the full Bulldog roster. Hyde and Liao have qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials this summer, and Rosenberg has qualified for the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships on Mar. 9-11 in Buffalo, N.Y. The rest of the squad will look to improve on the team’s finish at Ivy’s last year while individually going after either A- or B-cuts (view qualification standards here) to be eligible to compete at the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships held on Mar. 15–17 in Auburn, Ala.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team dropped a close one Saturday. In their final dual meet of the season the Bulldogs fought hard against Brown but ceded a victory to the Bears by a margin of just two points. The Bulldogs were competitive right from the very start, but narrow wins by Brown in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard IM – each by just a few hundredths of a second – ultimately spelled victory for the Bears. The big wins of the night belonged to Joan Weaver, who won both distance swimming events, and the Yale diving squad for sweeping both diving events. The Bulldogs finish with a record of 3-4 for the regular season.
A winning season is on the line this weekend as the Yale women’s swimming and diving team takes on the Brown Bears for its last meet of the regular season. Yale came up short against Harvard and Princeton last weekend to bring its record to an even 3-3 in dual meets. The Bulldogs own wins over Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn but lost to Columbia in their season opener.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team put up a good fight but came up short against Harvard and Princeton on Sunday. With the Bulldogs unable to put any swimmers in the winner’s circle the Bulldog divers carried the team, with senior captain Rachel Rosenberg winning both diving events. The final scores were Harvard 235, Yale 65 and Princeton 231, Yale 69. The Crimson also beat the Tigers 190-110, snapping Princeton’s 43-dual meet winning streak. For the first time in the better part of a decade Princeton will not head into Ivy’s as the conference dual meet champion, a shake-up that the Bulldogs could capitalize on in two weeks when all eight Ivy League teams reconvene at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool for the 2012 Ivy League Championships.
The annual tri-meet between Harvard, Princeton and Yale is underway at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool, with the Bulldogs trailing the Crimson and the Tigers after the first day of competition. Right now Harvard leads Yale 118-32, while Princeton is closer to Yale’s reach at 116-34. The highlight of the night was Yale’s diving squad putting two of their own in the top three in the one-meter event, with the three-meter event still to come tomorrow.
Having gone three weeks since their last competition, the members of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will take part in the annual HYP tri-meet against Harvard and Princeton this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4-5. The meet is back at Harvard this year after being at home in Payne Whitney last year and at Princeton the year before. The three programs of Harvard, Princeton and Yale account for 31 of the 34 Ivy League women’s swimming and diving titles, Princeton for 10 of the last 12. The Bulldogs will race against the Crimson and the Tigers at Harvard’s Blodgett Pool this weekend and then again in three weeks at the 2012 Ivy League Championships on Feb. 23-25. A meet pitting Yale against Brown is also scheduled to take place at the University of Rhode Island on Feb. 11 in the time in between.
The Yale women’s swimming and diving team continued its winning ways today with victories over both Dartmouth and Penn. The Bulldogs defeated the Quakers 161-138 and the Big Green 174-126 to bring their official dual season record (also their Ivy League record) to 3-1. The senior class continues to impress after last weekend’s senior night at Kiphuth Pool, as Hayes Hyde, Athena Liao, and Rachel Rosenberg each won two individual events at this weekend’s meet. Alexandra Forrester showed the junior class was just as strong, setting a pool record in the 100-yard freestyle and contributing to another pool record in the 400 free relay. With Yale winning a majority of the swimming events, as well as both diving events, and Dartmouth and Penn splitting the others, the Bulldogs went home with two wins in their last meet before a three weekend series in February that culminates in the Ivy League Championships.
Though the Bulldogs have been enjoying more success at home this season, the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will hope to take that success on the road when they race against Dartmouth and Penn in Hanover, N.H., this weekend. All three teams still have their respective training trips fresh in their minds, Yale and Penn training in Florida and Dartmouth in Hawaii. With this added fitness from winter break still being realized, this Saturday’s meet will be an important time for the Bulldogs to gain footing within the Ivy League before the team takes the following two weekends off of racing.
In their last home meet as Bulldogs, the swimmers and divers of the Class of 2012 went out in style today as Yale defeated Cornell 189.5-93.5. Yale took 12 out of 14 swimming events including both relays and won both diving events. The win shores up Yale’s dual season record to an even 1-1.
Before classes begin next week the Yale women’s swimming and diving team will host the Cornell Big Red for its first meet of the new year and last home meet of the 2011-12 season. The meet this Saturday will be the first in more than a month for most of the Yale squad, though a small contingent raced in Atlanta, Ga., in December at the 2011 U.S. Winter National Championships. The Bulldogs have not lost to Cornell in dual competition in at least eight years and they will look to take down the Big Red again this weekend on the road to February’s all-important Ivy League Championships.
Three members of the Yale women’s swimming and diving team swam in the evening finals Saturday on the third day of the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships. With fast times that chipped away at the Olympic Trials cuts, the list of Yale swimmers headed to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., next June now includes Molly Albrecht, Alexandra Forrester, Hayes Hyde and Athena Liao.