NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference once again honored two members of the Yale gymnastics team in their weekly awards. First-years Jacey Baldovino (Rookie of the Week) and Charlotte Cooperman (Coaches' Choice Honors) for the week ending Feb. 10.
Baldovino was named ECAC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time in the 2018 season, which is quite an accomplishment for the young first-year. Last weekend at the Don Tonry Invitational Baldovino scored a season and career high on balance beam (9.925) to sweep the event. This score also earned her a spot in the school record books. Baldovino continues her stellar freshman campaign by getting another season high in the all-around of 39.15. The score notched her first place in the all-around at the Don Tonry invitational.
She continues to work toward history as her 39.15 is the highest for Yale since 2003 and currently ranks fifth highest all-around in school history. Baldovino also contributed to the Bulldogs' season high score on vault with a score of 9.700. To round out her all-around competition Baldovino score a 9.75 on bars and 9.775 on floor. The first-year has been delivering solid performances since she arrived on campus and will be in contention for the rookie of the year award given annually at the ECAC Championships.
At the Don Tonry Invitational, Cooperman delivered a spectacular performance on the balance beam, scoring a career high 9.750. This first-year led the Bulldogs to what would be the highest team beam score in school history (49.05). Cooperman has been a consistent performer on beam in 2018. Look for her to continue her streak of strong performances as the Bulldogs compete at home for the last time in the 2018 season Saturday.
The release from the ECAC can be viewed here.
report by Anna Jennings '20, Yale Sports Publicity