2018-19 Yale Gymnastics News

  • Firmstone Elected 2019-20 Captain
    May 13, 2019
    Yale gymnastics rising senior Emma Firmstone will serve the Bulldogs as captain during the 2019-20 academic year, Yale head coach Barbara Tonry announced on Wednesday.
  • Gymnastics Celebrates Record-Breaking Season at Team Banquet
    May 12, 2019
    After a record-breaking season that earned a second-consecutive Ivy Classic Championship title, the Yale gymnastics team came together to honor and reveal the individual award winners inside the trophy room at Mory's Association. Sophomore Jacey Baldovino (Atherton, Calif.), junior Jade Buford (Coppell, Texas), junior Emma Firmstone (Honesdale, Pa.), senior Roxanne Trachtenberg (Doylestown, Pa.) and senior Jessica Wang (Chino Hills, Calif.) won the Outstanding Contribution Award. The Bulldogs also recognized senior Captain Kiarra Alleyne for her incredible leadership and effort leading to team to several achievements throughout the season.
  • Bulldogs Continue NCAA Academic Excellence
    May 02, 2019
    Thirteen Yale teams have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.
  • Four Yale Gymnasts Honored as USAG All-Americans
    April 16, 2019
    Yale gymnastics wrapped up its 2019 USAG Collegiate National Championship experience by crowning four All-Americans at the meet, including sophomore Alyssa Firth earning a certificate for First-Team on the vault. In addition, reigning ECAC Gymnast of the Year Jade Buford capped her junior season earning First Team All-American for the all-around. Seniors Roxanne Trachtenberg and Jessica Wang both earned First-Team on the uneven bars.
  • Senior Gymnasts Close Out Final Season at USAG Nationals
    April 14, 2019
    Following the conclusion of the team final Saturday, the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships continued Sunday with the individual event finals. Two Yale gymnasts qualified for event finals with their performances in the team semifinals Friday. On bars, seniors Roxanne Trachtenberg and Jessica Wang finished inside the top five. 
  • Gymnastics Concludes Record-Breaking Season
    April 13, 2019
    Yale gymnastics finished in third-place with an overall team score of 193.725 in the afternoon semifinal session of the USAG Championships Friday inside Wheeler Recreation Center on the campus of Bridgeport.
  • Gymnasts Travel to USA Collegiate Nationals Following Back-to-Back Ivy Title Wins
    April 10, 2019
    After senior Jessica Wang competed at NCAA Regionals last weekend, the 2018 and 2019 Ivy Classic team champions prepare to take on the biggest competition of their season Friday, as they travel close-by to Bridgeport, Conn. to compete at the USA Collegiate National Championships. This will conclude their 2019 season. Yale qualified for the championship by finishing among the top eight collegiate gymnastics programs not offering scholarships. This is no easy feat – it has taken the program years to build to this point.
  • ECAC Honors Include 13 Bulldogs on All-Academic Team
    April 09, 2019
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its Women's Gymnastics All-ECAC Teams. There are a total of 69 student-athletes from the six different institutions being recognized for their academic achievements as part of the All-Academic Team. In order to be eligible for the all-academic team, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
  • Gymnastics Represents Bulldogs on NCAA Regional Stage
    April 07, 2019
    Yale continued its post-season in front of thousands of fans at Georgia’s Stegeman Center. Yale sent one Bulldog to the meet for the individual NCAA competition, senior Jessica Wang. Wang competed on the uneven bars. 
  • Wang Prepares for the Big Stage at Georgia
    April 03, 2019
    2018 marked the first year since 2005 Yale gymnastics has sent gymnasts to NCAA Regional Championships. This season is no different. For the second consecutive year, senior Jessica Wang earned her way to the big stage by notching fantastic scores at the ECAC Championships. She continues her post-season competing on bars in front of close to ten-thousand fans inside Georgia’s Stegeman Coliseum for the Athens regional.
  • Jessica Wang Selected for NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championships
    March 25, 2019
    The NCAA announced the 2019 National Collegiate Women's Gymnastics Championships regional selections Monday at 5 p.m. Senior Jessica Wang was named to compete in the uneven bars in the Athens Regional hosted by Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum. Until last season, Yale gymnastics had not had a gymnast qualify for NCAA Regionals since 2005. All regional competitions will be held Apr. 4 at 3 p.m.
  • Yale Breaks Beam and Vault Records at Gymnastics Conference Championship
    March 23, 2019
    Yale gymnastics wrangled multiple impressive performances at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Women's Gymnastics Championship Saturday, securing a second-place finish with a team score of 194.400. The Bulldogs broke a total of four records at today’s competition as well as seven season-high scores and five career-high scores. YGT 47 has shattered record books yet again this 2019 season and looks to continue their streak as they head to the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships mid-April for one last meet.
  • Yale Gymnastics Travels to Cornell for ECAC Championships
    March 21, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team made history during their performance at UC Davis, and now this record-breaking team hits the peak of their season Saturday, as they travel to Cornell to compete at the ECAC Championships inside the Newman Center. Competitors include the host school, Brown, Cornell, Temple, Yale and William & Mary. Yale gymnastics has taken home the title for two-years running and vie for a third this weekend. The Bulldogs have rewritten the record books this season, entering into this competition with great confidence, without a doubt in contention for the team title.
  • Bulldog Gymnastics Ends Regular Season On a High Note
    March 16, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team delivered one of its best performances of the 2019 season inside the Pavilion Friday, as a team score of 194.725 resulted in a close fourth-place finish. The score is fifth in the school record books. The 2019 team will go down in Yale history as the first to score above a 194 for five meets in a season. The team results of the meet are as follows: Illinois (195.600), UC Davis (194.850) and Washington (196.975). This competition team score for Yale places seventh in the school record books.
  • Buford Picks Up ECAC Gymnast of the Week
    March 13, 2019
    Following another record-breaking performance at New Hampshire Friday, the Yale gymnastics team once again had a gymnast honored by the ECAC in their weekly awards. Each week, the ECAC gives out four different honors: Gymnast of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Specialist of the Week and Coaches' Choice Honors. Yale had junior Jade Buford honored as Gymnast of the Week.
  • Yale Gymnastics Takes the West Coast for Quad Meet
    March 13, 2019
    A 194.950 team score in last Friday's dual meet clinched the team’s second-highest team score this season and fourth-highest in Yale gymnastics history. The results of last weekend’s meet gave the Bulldogs that much more motivation heading into this week's final meet of the regular season. Yale will travel to UC Davis and face 17th-ranked Washington, NCAA regional contender Illinois and host No. 38 UC Davis on Friday night at 7 p.m. 
  • Yale Posts Second-Highest Gymnastics Team Score This Season
    March 08, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team put together a massive 194.950 team score in a narrow loss to No. 30 New Hampshire Friday night at Lundholm Gym. This is the second-highest team score this season as well as fourth-highest in school history. The Wildcats posted a 196.175. After tonight’s efforts, the 2019 Yale gymnastics team holds two of the top four team scores, three of the top 10 team vault scores and four of the top 10 team beam scores in school history. Four team records were broken tonight as well as several earned season-bests.
  • Gymnastics Faces No. 29 New Hampshire in Dual Meet
    March 06, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team hits the road again as they travel to New Hampshire for a dual meet on Friday, Mar. 8 at 7 p.m., inside the Lundholm Gym. This will be the third time this season No. 49 Yale takes on No. 29 Wildcats in a competition.
  • Gymnasts Earn Beam Title Against Nationally Ranked Teams
    March 02, 2019
    The Bulldogs traveled to Penn State Friday to face some tough competition after the Ivy Classic. Yale held their own, breaking a 194 among fierce competitors that included the host team, Arizona State and Cornell. The Bulldogs had a consistent meet, resulting in a score of 194.100. The Sun Devils took second earning a 196.150, while Penn State posted a first-place score of 196.375 at their home arena on senior night. Cornell received third-place with a 194.575 team score. As a team, Yale is has moved in the NCAA rankings from 53rd in 2018 to 49th this 2019 season; averaging a 193.968 for the season.
  • Bulldogs Head to Penn State After Historic Win at Ivy Classic
    February 28, 2019
    After an impressive outing at the Ivy Classic meet Sunday, the Yale gymnastics team now gears up for a weekend at Penn State competing against nationally-ranked Arizona State, Cornell and Penn State.
  • Two Bulldogs Earn ECAC Weekly Awards Following Ivy Title
    February 26, 2019
    Following another record-breaking performance at Penn Sunday, the Yale gymnastics team once again had gymnasts honored by the ECAC in their weekly awards this season. Each week, the ECAC gives out four different honors: Gymnast of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Specialist of the Week and Coaches' Choice Honors. Yale had a gymnast honored in half of these categories.
  • Yale Gymnastics Breaks Seven Records to Secure Back-To-Back Ivy Classic Titles
    February 24, 2019
    For the first time this season, the Yale gymnastics team eclipsed the 195 threshold and earned a 195.100 as part of Sunday's Ivy Classic championship event at The Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa. The results of the Ivy competition are as follows: Brown, (192.200) Cornell (193.925) and Penn (193.100). The Yale Bulldogs took home its 16th Ivy Classic Title, earning back-to-back team championships.  
  • Bulldogs Travel to Penn to Defend Ivy Title
    February 21, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team will be back in action Sunday following a win against Ivy rival Brown. With 15-Ivy Classic titles under their belt, the Yale gymnasts will attempt to make history when they travel to Penn on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. to compete inside the Palestra in Philadelphia, Pa.  
  • Gymnastics Takes Home Title on Senior Day
    February 17, 2019
    Senior Day for the Yale gymnastics team is typically one of its highest-scoring meets of the year, and this year's seniors made sure 2019 was no exception. Captain Kiarra Alleyne and fellow senior Jessica Wang led the Bulldogs to one of their highest score of the season on Sunday afternoon in John J. Lee Amphitheater with a 193.775 against Ivy rival Brown who posted a 191.950.
  • Yale to Host Senior Send-Off Against Brown
    February 14, 2019
    Yale will host Ivy rival Brown Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in John J. Lee Amphitheater. Sunday's meet is more than just a regular-season home meet. It is Senior Day. The competition will serve as the last home meet for five Bulldog seniors: Captain Kiarra Alleyne (Houston, Texas), Sarah Caldwell (Falmouth, Me.), Mary Catherine Fletcher (Bellingham, Wash.), Roxanne Trachtenberg (Doylestown, Pa.) and Jessica Wang (Chino Hills, Calif.). This group of seniors has been instrumental in the success of the Yale gymnastics program's first and second ECAC team title as well as the program's 15th Ivy Classic team title.
  • Baldovino Earns ECAC Gymnast of the Week
    February 12, 2019
    The Eastern College Athletic Conference honored one member of the Yale gymnastics team in its weekly awards. Sophomore Jacey Baldovino earned Gymnast of the Week for the week ending Feb. 10.
  • Yale Gymnastics Adds Five Records to History Books
    February 08, 2019
    Yale earned its 194.050 behind team scores of 48.350 on vault, 48.200 on bars, 49.025 on beam and 48.475 on floor. George Washington took home the title with a 195.400 and New Hampshire closely followed with a 194.925. William and Mary took fourth with a 189.925. Six Bulldogs finished the day on the podium as well as matched or surpassed their season-highs. Yale gymnastics broken five new records at tonight's quad meet.
  • Gymnastics Travels to George Washington for Pink Meet
    February 06, 2019
    After taking second place at the Don Tonry Invitational at home last Saturday, the Yale gymnastics team will now gear up to travel to George Washington. The Bulldogs will compete against the home team, New Hampshire and William and Mary.
  • Gymnastics Takes Second at Don Tonry Invitational
    February 02, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team delivered a team performance of 193.175 to take second-place in the Don Tonry Invitational. The Bridgeport Purple Knights took the top spot with a 194.200. Southern Connecticut State University and Springfield earned a 192.350 and 188.200 to take third- and fourth-place.
  • Bulldogs Host Don Tonry Invitational Saturday
    January 30, 2019
    The Yale gymnastics team is eager to return to competition after last seeing action on Sunday at home against New Hampshire. The Bulldogs host Bridgeport, Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and Springfield for the fifth annual Don Tonry Bulldog Invitational Saturday. The Bulldogs prepare for their third home meet of the season following a season-best performance against New Hampshire (194.125), which included a team and individual record floor score for the Bulldogs.
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