Jacey Baldovino
Jacey Baldovino
Year: So.
Hometown: Atherton, Calif.
High School: The Kings Academy
Major: Film and Media Studies
Residential College: Jonathan Edwards

Personal Bests:

Vault: 9.800 (3/18/2018)

Bars: 9.850 (2/24/2019)

Beam: 9.925 (2018)

Floor: 9.825 (2018)

All-Around: 39.250 (2/18/2018)

2019: Competed in bars and beam ... Bridgeport beam runner-up (9.775) ... Don Tonry beam champion (9.800) ... GW beam runner-up (9.900) ... Ivy Classic bar champion (9.850) ... Ivy Classic beam runner-up (9.850) ... Earned second- and tenth-highest beam score in program history ... ECAC Honoree ... Holds nine individual records ... Broke one bar team record ... Holds first-, third- and tenth-highest team beam records in program history ... Member of the ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics All-Academic Team

Summer 2018: Studied abroad in Croatia taking a History and Culture of Southeastern Europe class.

2018: Competed all-around in 46/48 opportunities this competition year ... Holds seven individual records ... ECAC Rookie of the Year ... Eight-time ECAC honoree ... Won Don Tonry beam (9.925) and all-around title (39.150) ...Placed second on floor (9.775) at Don Tonry ... Earned all-around career-high and title at home (39.250) ... Ivy Classic beam champion ... Ivy Classic all-around runner-up ... Bridgeport all-around, bar and vault titles ... Vault career-high at Bridgeport (9.800) ... NCAA Regional All-Around Qualifier ... ECAC All-Floor and Vault Second Team ... ECAC All-Bars and Beam First Team ... ECAC All-Around Team ... USAG Collegiate National Bars Runner-up ... First-Team All-American Bars ... Second-Team All American Beam ... 

High School: Level 10 training at San Mateo Gymnastics in California’s Bay Area ... Won first place at both State and Regional Championships on Balance Beam for two consecutive years...  Has a total of five more State and Regional first place finishes on Uneven Bars, Floor Exercise and the All-Around at level 10 ... Represented her Region at Junior Olympic National Championships three times, placed 5th and 7th on Uneven Bars and Balance Beam in 2016, and placed 2nd on Balance Beam in 2017.  

Questions with Baldovino:

Who is your biggest influence? Why? "My biggest influence is my mom. She has taught me so much, and I would not have accomplished anything, in gymnastics or academics, without her drive and dedication as a constant example in my life."

Favorite Event? Why? "My favorite event is beam because it combines powerful skills with beautiful leaps, all while elegantly balancing on an object 4-inches wide."

Why Yale? "I chose Yale because of its driven community. I thrive in an environment that pushes me to my limit and beyond because I know it will allow me to reach my full potential. I saw this not only in the academics but also the gymnastic team at Yale."