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Alice Ye

Alice Ye

Women's Swimming & Diving / Back, Fly, IM / Sophomore / Roslyn Heights, N.Y.

Major: Economics

Alice Ye is a sophomore swimmer on the Maroon women's swimming and diving team. At the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships, Ye placed in the top eight in three different races - 400-yard IM (4th) 200-yard butterfly (6th) and 200-yard IM (8th).

Head Coach Jason Weber: "Alice had the meet of her life as she finaled in all three of her individual events and was one of our highest point scorers at UAAs, helping us keep pace with Emory all weekend and finishing third overall. Alice achieved best times in every event which was extremely exciting to see, not only because she is one of the hardest workers and most deserving, but because it has been so long since she got a best time in one of her best events. Everyone on the team was so happy for her and inspired by her performances. In addition, Alice recorded B-cuts in all three events and has a good chance to qualify for NCAA Championships in the 400 IM and 200 fly."

Teammate Sydney Grube: "Alice Ye truly exemplifies what it means to be a quiet leader. During this season, Alice treated every meet as an opportunity to improve, experiment with new racing strategies and score for the team. During our meet against WashU, Alice, despite spending six hours in a broken-down bus the night before, was able to rise to the occasion and win two events. Her mental resilience and consistent drive motivate everyone else around her. Since our mid-season meet, Alice has been able to turn her weaknesses into her strengths. She asked Jason for more breaststroke practices to improve her individual medley and has gotten stronger in the weight room. For anyone who has seen Alice train this year, her performances this weekend - all-around lifetime personal bests - were anything but surprising. It is a pleasure to see her succeed in the pool, as well as in the classroom. She is a multifaceted individual, and her commitment to Maroon Athletics also extends to the Women’s Athletic Association."


Other WAA Nominees

Nicole Semenov (Women's Tennis)

  • Head Coach Jay Tee: "Nicole had another outstanding weekend of competition for the tennis team. She went 3-0 in singles in matches versus three nationally or regionally ranked programs and did not drop a set in any of the contests. While her play was impressive, it was the example that she set for her teammates that stood out to me. She was a relentless competitor and was our emotional leader. Off the court, Nicole showed great maturity in her interactions with her teammates and coaches and set a positive example for the entire team."

Robin Peter (Women's Track & Field)

  • Head Coach Chris Hall: "As a first-year, Robin had a great finish to her indoor season, becoming an All-American in the 60 hurdles. Shortly after that, she began experiencing a number of hamstring injuries that have delayed her progress. This past weekend, she had a really outstanding performance not only in the 60 hurdles but also the 60-meter dash. Robin won the 60 hurdles with a season best time of 8.99 seconds and another seasonal best time in the 60 dash. Her time in the hurdles has her currently ranked No. 15 in the nation and No. 2 in the UAA. Her 60 dash time is also among the best in the UAA this season at No. 7."


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