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3/11/11: Millie Tomlinson ’14

Like a lot of freshmen, Millie Tomlinson ’14 was eager to get home—to Derbyshire, England, in her case—for spring break last Friday. But squash coach Dave Talbott talked her into sticking around for the weekend and doing just one more teensy thing: playing in the college women’s national championship tournament at Dartmouth. Good thing he did: on Sunday, Tomlinson won the national individual title, beating the defending national champion—Harvard sophomore Laura Gemmell—in three straight games. Talbott called Tomlinson’s win “the icing on the cake of a dream season” that also included a national team championship for the Bulldogs.

Tomlinson lost her debut match as a Yalie, against Penn back in December. But since then she has not lost a single game, winning 16 straight matches 30. Her individual national championship is the fifth won by a Yale woman, and the fourth since 2004.

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