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TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts..............................................................................................................................................1 Head Coach Louis Levine..................................................................................................................2 Assistant Coaches/Support Staff...............................................................................................3 2012 Outlook.................................................................................................................................... 4-5 2012 Roster..........................................................................................................................................6 Graduate/Seniors.......................................................................................................................... 7-9 Juniors............................................................................................................................................... 9-12 Sophomores................................................................................................................................ 12-14 Freshmen............................................................................................................................................. 15 2012 Opponents....................................................................................................................... 16-17 2011 Individual Meet-By-Meet Results........................................................................... 18-19 2011 Season Review..................................................................................................................... 20 All-Time Letterwinners................................................................................................................... 21 All-Time Award Winners........................................................................................................ 22-23 Program Records............................................................................................................................ 24 All-Time Honors.......................................................................................................................... 24-25 All-Time Meet Results............................................................................................................. 26-27 Livingston Recreation Center.............................................................................................. 28-29 President, Richard L. McCormick............................................................................................. 30 Director of Athletics, Tim Pernetti........................................................................................... 31 A Brief History.................................................................................................................................... 32 Rutgers at a Glance........................................................................................................................ 33 Athletic Department Staff............................................................................................................ 34 Gymnastics Scoring Guide........................................................................................................... 36

2012 schedule January Sat. 7 Sun. 15 Fri. 20 Sat. 28

New Hampshire at West Virginia at Penn TEMPLE/URSINUS/S. CONNECTICUT

1 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

February Sat. 4 Sat. 11 Sat. 18 Sat. 25

at Pittsburgh w/George Washington/William & Mary CORTLAND/BROWN at Maryland w/West Virginia/William & Mary BRIDGEPORT/AIR FORCE/E. MICHIGAN

6 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

at Cornell w/E Michigan/Temple TOWSON/WEST CHESTER at William & Mary w/NC State EAGL Championships at Pittsburgh

Noon 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.

QUICK FACTS General Information Location: Piscataway, N.J. Founded: 1766 Enrollment: 42,327 Nickname: Scarlet Knights Color: Scarlet Facility (capacity): Livingston Recreation Center (1,000) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) President: Dr. Richard L. McCormick Director of Athletics: Tim Pernetti Coaching Staff Head Coach: Louis Levine Alma Mater: Michigan ‘02 Rutgers Record: First Season Career Record: First Season Assistant Coach: U mme Salim-Beasley (First Season) Alma Mater: West Virginia ‘98 Assistant Coach: Kera Bolen (First Season) Alma Mater: Oregon State ‘09 Gymnastics Office: (732) 932-6502 Team Information 2010 Overall Record: 20-8 2010 EAGL Place: Fifth Letterwinners R/L: 16/7 Athletic Communications: Jimmy Gill Office Phone: (732) 445-7886 Office Fax: (732) 445-3063 Email: jgill@scarletknights.com Twitter: @RUGymnastics Rutgers Athletics Website: www.scarletknights.com

March Sat. 3 Sat. 10 Fri. 16 Sat. 24

april Sat. 7 20-22

NCAA Regionals NCAA Nationals

TBA TBA

Home meets in BOLD CAPS held at the Livingston Recreation Center

The 2012 Rutgers University Gymnastics Media Guide is published by the Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Tim Pernetti, Director. Writing, layout, and design by the Office of Athletic Communications. Editor: Jimmy Gill Layout & Design: Kevin Revoir Editorial Assistance: Paige Schneider, Hasim Phillips, Patrick Crawford, Jared Miller Special Consultant: Doug Drabik Photography: Joe Campbell, Tom Cizsek, Patti Banks, Mike Milchanowski The 2012 Rutgers University Gymnastics Media Guide has been compiled to assist the media with their coverage of the team. Updated statistics and information can be obtained throughout the season by contacting Jimmy Gill in the Office of Athletic Communications. For additional information on Scarlet Knight Gymnastics, please visit our website at: www.scarletknights.com

The 2012 Rutgers Gymnastics program is excited to start a new era under first-year head coach Louis Levine.

Office of Athletic Communications Rutgers Athletic Center 83 Rockafeller Road Piscataway, NJ 08854-8053

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LOUIS LEVINE HEAD COACH

Louis Levine, who has 10 years of coaching experience, enters his first season as the head coach of the Rutgers University gymnastics program after serving three seasons as an assistant coach on the Scarlet Knights’ staff. “We are excited to elevate Lou and continue the great strides the gymnastics program has made in recent years,” said Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Tim Pernetti when Levine was hired on May 9, 2011. “Lou has shown great enthusiasm and a strong vision for the program. We have all the confidence he will bring this program to the elite level of collegiate gymnastics.” “I am extremely honored and excited for this opportunity,” said Levine. “I want to thank Tim and his staff for believing in me. I also want to thank former head coach Chrystal Chollet-Norton for her sincere mentorship these last three years. The sky is the limit for this program and I intend to build on the great strides we have made in recent years in taking the Scarlet Knights to the next level. New Jersey is a great area for gymnastics and we are the only Division I collegiate gymnastics team in the state. As a New Jersey native, I look to build a winning program with a great representation of our home state.” In his three seasons on the Rutgers staff, the Scarlet Knights have achieved great success. The 2011 squad established a school-record for victories in a season with a 19-8 overall mark and enjoyed its highest-ever finish and score (fifth and 193.625) in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championships. Three gymnasts – sophomores Danielle D’Elia (Colts Neck, N.J.), Jenna Zito (Rockaway, N.J.) and freshman Luisa Leal-Restrepo (Cali, Colombia) – earned a berth in the NCAA Regionals, marking the program’s first representation in the regionals since 2007. Levine helped coach three gymnasts to All-EAGL honors including Leal-Restrepo, who was named the EAGL Rookie of the Year in her first season “On the Banks.” As a team, the Scarlet Knights improved their regional qualifying score by nearly three full points from the prior season to a mark of 193.265. RU posted the third-highest score in school history (194.35) and broke the school’s vault record (48.825) during the season. Levine helped recruit and worked with eight combined freshmen and sophomores who were major contributors in the lineup this past season. A native of Maplewood, N.J., Levine returned to his home state after three years as the Director of the International Gymnastics Camp in Stroudsburg, Pa. from 2005-08. He also coached at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Roselle Park, N.J. from 2008-09. Levine spent time with the USA Gymnastics team in Daegu, South Korea where he was an assistant coach for the World University Games. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he served three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2002-04. Levine oversaw all

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aspects of Michigan’s recruiting operations and helped organize the program’s operating budget. During his time at Michigan, he served on the planning committee for the program’s freshman student-athlete orientation program, helping mentor newcomers. While a member of the Wolverines’ staff, he coached 2003 NCAA Vault Champion Andrew DiGiore. He has coached several Junior National Team and Senior National Team members and a Junior National Champion in the All-Around. Levine competed on the vault during his time at Michigan where he helped guide the Wolverines to a pair of Big Ten titles in 1999 and 2000 and the 1999 NCAA Championship. He was a twotime recipient of the Coaches Appreciation Award. Levine received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2002 and masters from the American InterContinental University Business School in 2006. A decorated gymnast, Levine attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. He currently resides in nearby Springfield, N.J. THE LEVINE FILE

2011-Present: Head Gymnastics Coach, Rutgers University Piscataway, N.J. 2008-11: Assistant Gymnastics Coach, Rutgers University Piscataway, N.J. 2006-07: Director of Operations, Eventwise Adelaide, Australia 2005-08: Assistant Director, International Gymnastics Camp Stroudsburg, Pa. 2002-04: Assistant Men’s Gymnastics Coach, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. 2003: Assistant Gymnastics Coach, USA Gymnastics Indianapolis, Ind. 2000-02: Assistant Media Director, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.


ASSISTANT COACHES/SUPPORT STAFF UMME SALIM-BEASLEY Assistant Coach

KERA BOLEN Assistant Coach

Umme Salim-Beasley enters her first season as an assistant coach.

Kera Bolen enters her first season an assistant coach.

“Umme brings the experience of being an elite level gymnast in addition to coaching experience from beginner all the way to the elite level and college level,” said head coach Louis Levine. “I am very excited to have her as an assistant here at Rutgers.”

“I’m really looking forward to this adventure and continuing to learn as I move forward in my coaching career,” Bolen told Oregon State upon her hire. “I went out to Rutgers and everything really clicked. Coach Levine’s coaching philosophy is in line with mine and I can easily see how we can run a program together. I feel ready for this next step and all that I’ve learned at Oregon State

Salim-Beasley brings impressive credentials to Rutgers, having competed collegiately at West Virginia, an East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) member, from 1995 to 1998. A native of Pasadena, Md., she was a two-time national qualifier at Hill’s Gymnastic Training Center in Gaithersburg, Md. before earning a full scholarship to West Virginia University. Making an impact right away, Salim-Beasley was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year as a freshman and earned spots on the All-EAGL First Team in all-around, bars and beam her sophomore and junior seasons. She finished off her career by being named the EAGL Gymnast of the Year and Most Outstanding Senior Gymnast in her final season in Morgantown in addition to winning the EAGL all-around, bar and beam titles that year. Her accomplishments also ranked her as the fifth-best gymnast in the country and as a finalist for the AAI Award in 1998. After graduating from West Virginia with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, she went into coaching, starting as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. During her one season there, the team won the Ivy League Championships in addition to an undefeated regular season, breaking team records in every event.

has really prepared me.” “Kera comes from a top-level program with experience that is going to help our program,” said head coach Louis Levine. “I look forward to her contributions this year.” Bolen was a standout gymnast at the collegiate level. She comes to New Brunswick after spending the last two years as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Oregon State. A four-year letterwinner for the Beavers, she started as a walk-on, earning a scholarship by the end of her freshman year to eventually being named a captain as a junior. During her two years as a volunteer assistant coach in Corvallis, Bolen assisted the team with its strength and conditioning assignments, providing assistance with coaching on all four events with an emphasis on the balance beam. A native of Lake Oswego, Ore., Bolen earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sport Science, with a minor in Psychology in 2009 from OSU. She was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection and earned honors as a Scholastic All-American from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC).

Salim-Beasley returned to Morgantown as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2006-07 season. For the past three years, she coached the Severna Park High School gymnastics team to two county championships, including an undefeated regular season in her first year. Additionally, she coached two different gymnasts to all-around championships. Salim-Beasley also was a teacher at Eagle Cove School in Pasadena, Md. for four years and is working towards a M.A. in Education from West Virginia University.

Mark Peterson Academic Advisor

Aimee Pardington Strength & Conditioning Coach

KATHY GALLI Athletic Trainer Kathy Galli enters her 25th year as an athletic trainer with collegiate gymnastics, her 22nd with the Scarlet Knights. Galli has also worked with the crew program during her 20 years “On the Banks.” She is a 1983 University of Rhode Island graduate, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training. In 1984, she received her Master of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Arizona and has been NATA certified since. In the past, Galli has also worked with the Scarlet Knights’ swimming, volleyball, and women’s lacrosse programs. She spent two years researching Biomechanics with the physicians at University Orthopedics in New Brunswick and she also taught Adaptive Physical Education at a private special education school. Kathy grew up in Rhode Island but has remained in New Jersey since being hired by Rutgers in 1984. She now resides in Millstone with her husband Bob (Rutgers, ’84) and their two children Kevin and Caitlin.

Matt Colagiovanni Assistant Athletic Director/Operations For Olympic Sports

Jimmy Gill Athletic Communications

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2012 OUTLOOK Coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history, Rutgers gymnastics starts a new chapter in 2012 with the elevation of Louis Levine to head coach. Levine brings 10 years of coaching experience, including having been an assistant coach for the last three seasons under former Rutgers head coach Chrystal Chollet-Norton who retired after a 25-year tenure at the end of the 2011 season. The program will look to continue making strides with one of the most talented teams in program history. “I am extremely honored and excited for this opportunity,” said Levine upon his promotion. “I want to thank [Director of Athletics] Tim [Pernetti] and his staff for believing in me. I also want to thank former head coach Chrystal Chollet-Norton for her sincere mentorship these last three years. The sky is the limit for this program and I intend to build on the great strides we have made in recent years in taking the Scarlet Knights to the next level.” Rutgers has the pieces in place from a team that won the most meets (20) in school history and posted a program-high score of 193.625 at the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championships with 16 returning gymnasts and four newcomers composing the 2012 roster. The squad hopes to challenge for a spot at the NCAA Regionals in April while breaking more school records in the process.

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Umme Salim-Beasley. The duo also looks to bring Rutgers gymnastics to the next level by bringing their past experiences to Piscataway. Bolen was a standout at Oregon State and SalimBeasley was named EAGL Gymnast of the Year at West Virginia in 1998. The team will also turn to its tri-captains in senior Alexandra Belvis (Hinsdale, Ill.), junior Nicole Romano (Livingston, N.J.) and junior Jenna Zito (Rockaway, N.J.) for leadership throughout the year. “These young ladies have done an excellent job throughout the fall leading by example,” said Levine. “Whether that example is hard work every day in practice or being there to help a teammate out when they need it, we know we can count on them to do what is in the best interest of the team.” The 2012 schedule features 11 total meets against 19 different teams in addition to the EAGL Championships at the University of Pittsburgh in March. RU will host five meets at the Livingston Recreation Center throughout the year. The February 25 meet versus Bridgeport, Air Force and Eastern Michigan will be “Alumni Day,” while the home finale against Towson and West Chester will be “Senior Day” on March 10. A school record of over 1,000 fans attended the last home meet in 2011. The team will also take trips to West Virginia, Penn, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Cornell and William & Mary during the season.

“We look forward to having a great season and want to continue to build upon the momentum of a record-breaking 2011,” said Levine. “We also want to show that we are a team to be reckoned with in the EAGL and earn a berth at the NCAA Regionals.”

“The EAGL is always a tough conference,” said Levine. “From the start of the season – right to the end – every meet counts the same. It is all about getting the best score you can each time out.”

Joining Levine on the coaching staff will be two former collegiate gymnasts with impressive credentials, Kera Bolen and

All-Around The Scarlet Knights have a very deep and talented group of all-


2012 OUTLOOK arounders this season, led by sophomore Luisa Leal (Cali, Columbia). Leal set the school record in her rookie season with a score of 39.375 on Feb. 26 versus Bridgeport and Ursinus on her way to being named First Team All-EAGL in the all-around and the EAGL Rookie of the Year. Zito also earned recognition as Second Team All-EAGL as an all-arounder with an average score of 38.260 throughout the season. Leal and Zito both qualified for the NCAA Regionals individually last season at the University of Michigan. Junior Danielle D’Elia (Colts Neck, N.J.) and sophomore Alexis Gunzelman (Tabernacle, N.J.) are also expected to contribute in all four events in addition to newcomers Emma Hoffman (Union, N.J.) and Sara Skammer (Dallas, Pa.). “I believe we are very deep at all-around,” said Levine. “We have lots of experience and talent and I am expecting big things.” Vault Competition for the six vault slots runs deep for Rutgers. The team returns five of its top seven vaulters from a season ago when the team averaged 48.419. Leal (9.800) and Straub (9.668) led the team statistically in 2011, while Levine expects Zito, Romano, D’Elia and Gunzelman to compete strongly as veterans of the event. The Scarlet Knights should also see freshmen Anastasia Halbig (Schwenksville, Pa.), Hoffman and Skammer on the event in their rookie seasons. “We have potential to have eight 10.0 start values on the vault,” said Levine. “The depth of competition should help this team strive for new heights on this event.” Uneven Bars The Scarlet Knights return five of six competitors from a season ago on the uneven bars. The team averaged a score of 47.658 per meet in this event last season. “We have a very high level of gymnastics talent returning on this event,” said Levine. “Danielle D’Elia, Luisa Leal and Alexis Gunzelman all have potential to average 9.750 or higher. Combining them with juniors Jenna Zito, Jayne Jeffreys, Emma-Rose Trentacosti and sophomore Alyssa Straub provides us with a lot of experience returning on this event. When you add in the exciting routines of freshmen Emma Hoffman, Sara Skammer and Anastasia Halbig, this event has the potential to be outstanding.” Balance Beam “We have really put a lot of emphasis on being consistent and showing confidence on the balance beam during fall workouts,” said Levine. “We have such amazing depth on this event that it will be the most difficult event to make a lineup for.”

All six gymnasts from last season’s EAGL lineup return to the team, but as with other events, there is plenty of competition to crack the starting lineup. Among those expected to compete for time include graduate Leigh Heinbaugh (Sicklerville, N.J.), senior Nicole Schwartz (Somerset, N.J.), juniors Jayne Jeffreys (Jackson, N.J.), Emma-Rose Trentacosti (Ridgefield, N.J.), D’Elia, Romano and Zito and sophomores Holly Murray (Harrisburg, Pa.), Alyssa Straub (Nazareth, Pa.), Gunzelman and Leal. Newcomers Kayla Mercado (Phillipsburg, N.J.), Halbig, Hoffman and Skammer are also gymnasts that could make the lineup in what should be a team strength this season. Floor Exercise The floor exercise, the event that allows for creativity and flair, should be very exciting this season with a plethora of talent on this event. Rutgers finished last season ranked in the top 25 and should be even better in 2012 with some upgrades to the team’s routines. The Scarlet Knights will miss the consistency of Kiah Banfield who graduated last year, but are excited to see Halbig, Hoffman and Skammer perform as newcomers on the floor exercise. Senior Danae Johnson (Silver Spring, Md.), Gunzelman, Leal, D’Elia, Romano, Straub and Zito are expected to lead the way with experience and accomplishments from prior seasons. D’Elia qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the event last season and Johnson was a 2009 USAG All-American. Floor was the strongest event for Leal as she averaged 9.831 on the season, ranking in the top 20 in the country. “This year’s floor lineup has the potential to excite the crowd with its extremely high level of difficulty and great showmanship,” added Levine. Outlook Rutgers gymnastics is extremely optimistic heading into the 2012 season with an abundance of talent and experience that has raised the expectations for the program. The squad has additionally earned numerous academic awards from various organizations for its strong performance in the classroom – something that the coaching staff emphasizes. With the raised expectations, the 2012 Rutgers gymnastics team has its goal set to reach to the NCAA Regionals as a team and to achieve new heights in each and every event. Follow the program all season long through Twitter @RUGymnastics.

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2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS ROSTER

Name Alexandra Belvis Melanie Brother Danielle D’Elia Alexis Gunzelman Anastasia Halbig Leigh Heinbaugh Emma Hoffman Alexandria Ivol Jayne Jeffreys Danae Johnson Luisa Leal Kayla Mercado Madeline Meyer Holly Murray Nicole Romano Nicole Schwartz Sara Skammer Alyssa Straub Emma-Rose Trentacosti Jenna Zito

Yr. SR SR JR SO FR GR FR SO JR SR SO FR JR SO JR SR FR SO JR JR

Cl. V/BB AA AA AA AA AA AA AA AA V/BB/FX AA AA UB/BB V/BB/FX AA BB AA AA AA AA

Head Coach: Louis Levine Assistant Coach: Umme Salim-Beasley Assistant Coach: Kera Bolen Athletic Trainer: Kathy Galli Manager: Caitlin Britcher

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Ht. 5-3 5-5 5-0 5-0 5-4 5-0 5-2 5-1 5-6 5-1 5-1 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-2 5-1 5-2 5-4 5-1 5-5

Hometown/High School/College Hinsdale, Ill./Addison Trail Crofton, Md./Arundel Colts Neck, N.J./Freehold Regional/Central Michigan Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca Schwenksville, Pa./Gwynedd Mercy Academy Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek Union, N.J./Abeka Academy Woolich Twp., N.J./Kingsway Jackson, N.J./Abeka Academy Silver Spring, Md./James Hubert Blake Cali, Columbia/Liceo Benalcazar, UNICAB Virtual Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg Darien, Ill./Hinsdale South Harrisburg, Pa./Dauphin County Technical School Livingston, N.J./Livingston Somerset, N.J./Bishop George Ahr Dallas, Pa./Dallas Nazareth, Pa./Nazareth Area Ridgefield Park, N.J./Ridgefield Memorial Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls


2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Leigh Heinbaugh

Alexandra Belvis

Graduate AA Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek

Senior V, BB Hinsdale, Ill./Addison Trail

2011: Competed in eight meets on the year … scored a season-best 9.625 on the balance beam against Cornell, Southern Connecticut, West Chester and Yale (3/5) … averaged 9.372 on the balance beam … notched a 9.350 in one appearance in the vault (2/26) … earned the 2011 Team Player Award … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team.

2011: Returned from a knee injury … competed in one tri-meet and posted a career-best score of 9.300 on the balance beam against Bridgeport and Ursinus (2/26) … earned the 2011 Team Player Award … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL AllAcademic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team.

2010: Balance beam specialist who competed in every meet for the Scarlet Knights in the event … averaged a 9.236 on the beam … earned First Team All-America honors on the beam with her performance at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals in Texas … scored a 9.675 to place fifth overall and earn a spot in the finals of the USAG Collegiate Nationals … scored a career-best 9.725 on the beam to lead all Scarlet Knights and tie for sixth overall in the event against Maryland, West Virginia and Denver (Jan. 30) … registered a 9.700 to place third on the bars in a tri-meet with Brockport and Cornell (3/6) … one of 18 Scarlet Knights named to the EAGL AllAcademic team.

2010: Did not compete while continuing to recovery from injury … one of 18 Scarlet Knights to earn All-EAGL Academic honors.

2009: Sidelined for the year with an injury suffered in 2008. 2008: Competed on the balance beam and vault for most of the season … participated in the floor exercise in the first three meets of the year … had a career-best 9.650 to lead Rutgers and place fourth individually on the balance beam against Towson (3/8) … also recorded a score of 9.625 in the event at Penn State (3/21) … competed in eight meets on vault with a career-high 9.475 in the final meet of the season in the EAGL Championships (3/29). Scholastic/Personal: Member of Atlantic Coast Gymnastics for 10 years … team captain … level 10 regional qualifier at Yurchenko Invitational where she was the all-around and beam champion … level 9 national qualifier … member of the National Honor Society … Gloucester Township Scholarship winner … parents are Peter and Denise … born 11/11/89.

2009: Competed in the first five meets in the vault with a season-best score of 9.475 in her collegiate debut at New Hampshire (1/10) … participated in exhibition contests on the balance beam … forced to end season early due to injury … named to the EAGL All-Academic Team. Scholastic/Personal: Competed with the Illinois Gymnastics Institute (IGI) for 12 years … level 8 State Champion in Illinois in vault and bars … level 8 and 9 regional qualifier … voted the Most Supportive Gymnast by her teammates at IGI … Illinois State Scholar and recipient of the President’s Award at Addison Trail High School … also a member of the National Honor Society and was selected to the honor roll all eight semesters … daughter of Gene and Dawn … born 1/14/90. Major: Visual Arts and Spanish Favorite Athlete: Kerry Strug Favorite Food: Authentic Filipino food I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I really liked the big university feel. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Chicago. My goals for the 2012 season are to win our conference, make it to Nationals, and to be a unified team with positive attitudes all around.

Major: Masters of Kinesiology and Business Favorite Pro Sports Teams: Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Flyers I committed to Rutgers over other schools because the atmosphere of the university and team dynamic. If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be volleyball. When I was little, I always wanted to be a veterinarian. My favorite class at RU was Human Anatomy. My goals for the 2012 season are to win EAGL Championships and qualify for NCAA Regionals.

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2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Melanie Brother

Danae Johnson

Senior AA Crofton, Md./Arundel

Senior V, BB, FX Silver Spring, Md./James Hubert Blake

2011: Did not see action while continuing recovery from injury … earned the 2011 Team Player Award … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team. 2010: Did not see action while continuing recovery from injury. 2009: Redshirted the season. Scholastic/Personal: A member of Docksiders Gymnastics for 11 years … level 9 Eastern National qualifier in 2004 … threetime regional qualifier at level 10 … two-year member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … National Merit Scholar recipient … Advanced Placement Scholar, finishing with honors … daughter of Garry and Janeath … born 7/24/90. Major: English Favorite TV Show: Law and Order Favorite Athlete: Ray Rice I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I loved the girls on the team. An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is The Temptations. If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be Chipotle. My goal for the 2012 season is to set all new records as a team.

2011: Competed in floor exercise and vault … participated in one meet in the vault with a season-high score of 9.600 against New Hampshire (1/9) … participated in three meets in floor exercise with a season-high score of 9.300 on two occasions (2/6, 2/26). 2010: Competed in the vault and floor exercise but was limited with an injury and forced to miss the final 10 meets of the season … participated in four meets in the vault with a season-high score of 9.650 in a quad meet against Pittsburgh, Iowa State and Brockport (2/5) … competed in four meets in the floor exercise with a season-high score of 9.500 against Temple (1/27). 2009: Earned First Team All-American honors with a 10th-place finish in the floor exercise with a score of 9.650 at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals … placed 12th in the final round of the event … one of six Scarlet Knights to compete in the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals … Second Team All-EAGL selection in the floor exercise … competed in every meet on the balance beam and in the floor exercise and the final five meets on the vault … averaged 9.554 in her first season in the floor exercise … scored a season-high 9.875 in the floor exercise to take first place against Pittsburgh and Yale (2/7) … had a 9.850 performance in the floor exercise to finish fourth in the event against a highly-competitive field that included West Virginia, Maryland and George Washington (1/31) … had a season-best 9.700 on the balance beam to place ninth in the event against Temple, Towson and Bridgeport (1/28) … posted a careerbest 9.800 on the vault against Cornell (3/7) to take second overall in the event ... scored a 9.750 in the floor exercise and vault at the EAGL Championships. Scholastic/Personal: Four-year All-Metropolitan and All-Gazette honoree at James Hubert Blake HS … three-year state champion … county champion her sophomore and junior seasons … 13-year member of Hill’s Gymnastics … state champion from level 5 through level 8 … level 9 regional vault champion … an alternate for level 10 nationals in 2004 … academic honor roll each of the past 10 years … daughter of Daniel and Anita also has two younger sisters Monica and Kayla … born 3/19/90. Major: Communication Studies Favorite Pro Sports Teams: Redskins, Celtics Favorite Foods: Soul Food & Chipotle The most influential people in my life are my parents. If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be basketball with Coach Rice. When I was little, I always wanted to be the Little Mermaid. My goals for the 2012 season are to be able to consistently compete on the floor after all my injuries within the past 2.5 years and to win EAGL as a team.

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2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Nicole Schwartz

Danielle D’Elia

Senior BB Somerset, N.J./Bishop George Ahr

Junior AA Colts Neck, N.J./Freehold Regional/ Central Michigan

2011: Competed in the balance beam … participated in six meets with a season-high score of 9.600 against Cortland (2/12) … season average score of 9.154 … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team. 2010: Competed in the all-around in six meets with an average of 36.850 … posted a season-best 37.175 against Temple (1/27) … competed in every meet on the balance beam and all but one in the floor exercise … saw action in all but two meets on the vault and appeared in six meets on the bars … posted a season-best score of 9.675 in the floor exercise against Bridgeport, Towson and Yale (3/13) … registered a 9.600 or better three times in the floor exercise on the season … scored a season-best 9.650 on the balance beam to place fifth in the event at Pennsylvania (1/23) … had a 9.600 on the balance beam at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals in Texas (4/15) … recorded a season-best 9.525 on the bars against Maryland, West Virginia and Denver (1/30) and a season-best 9.600 in the vault against Bridgeport, William & Mary and Southern Connecticut State (2/27) … one of 18 Scarlet Knights named to the EAGL AllAcademic team. 2009: Second Team All-EAGL selection in the floor exercise … emerged as the Scarlet Knights’ all-around competitor, participating in the final six regularseason meets in the event … one of six Scarlet Knights to compete in the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals, competing in the all-around … had a seasonbest 37.975 in the all-around in a tri-meet with Penn State and New Hampshire (2/21) … also posted an all-around score of 37.925 in her first competition in the all-around to tie for third place against Pittsburgh and Yale (2/7) … made debut on the vault in the sixth meet of the season and had a season-high 9.600 in the event at the USA Gymnastics Nationals … scored a season-best 9.700 on the balance beam at SUNY Cortland (2/13) to take first place in the event … her season-high in the floor exercise was a 9.675 in a meet against Bridgeport and Alaska-Anchorage (2/28) and in a second-place showing against Cornell (3/7) … had a season-best 9.425 on the bars against Bridgeport and Alaska-Anchorage (2/28) … named to the EAGL All-Academic Team. Scholastic/Personal: Three-time First Team All-Conference, First Team AllCounty and All-State selection … Beam Gymnast of the Year as a sophomore and All-Around Gymnast of the Year as a junior and a senior … Home News Tribune Gymnast of the Year as a senior … three-year member and captain of the New Jersey state championship team … placed third at the National High School Championships in the allaround … took second place at level 7 state championships and was a level eight state and regional qualifier for Worldwide Gymnastics … spent two years with Rebound Gymnastics where she was a level 9 state and regional qualifier and two years with Arena Gymnastics where she was a level 10 state and regional qualifier … recipient of the Bishop George Ahr Distinguished Athletic Accomplishment Award … father played baseball at the University of Arizona … daughter of Jeff and Marry Ann … born 9/11/90.

2011: Competed in the bars, balance beam, and floor exercise ... earned Second-Team All-EAGL selection in the floor exercise … qualified for the NCAA Regionals at the University of Michigan (4/2) … participated in all 12 meets in the bars with a season-high score of 9.825 in a quad-meet against Penn, UNC and Brown (1/22 ) … averaged 9.569 on the bars … competed in all 12 meets in the balance beam with a season-high score of 9.750 in a quad-meet against Penn, UNC and Brown (1/22 ) … averaged 9.442 on the beam … contended in all 12 meets in floor exercise with a season-high score 9.875 against Cornell, Southern Connecticut, West Chester and Yale (3/5) … averaged 9.796 in the floor exercise … named EAGL Specialist of the Week on Jan. 25 after winning all three of the events she competed in to help guide RU to a quad meet victory over North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Brown (1/22). Scholastic/Personal: Competed her freshman season at Central Michigan in 2009, scoring a 9.8 on the floor exercise at the NCAA Northeast Regionals for the Chippewas … graduated from Freehold Regional HS in 2008 before spending a year at Central Michigan … placed third in the state in 2007 and was a member of the high school national team … competed for Galaxy Gymnastics for 17 years where she was a five-time regional qualifier … born 12/5/90. Major: Journalism and Media Studies Favorite Pro Sports Team: New York Giants My favorite thing about being part of the Rutgers family is my teammates. The most influential people in my life are my sisters. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Tahiti. My nickname is “Nugget.” If you walked into my bedroom, the first things you would notice are how neat I am and that my bed is always made.

Major: Exercise Science – Sport Management Favorite Athletes: Derek Jeter, Nastia Liukin Favorite TV Shows: X Factor, American Idol, Jersey Shore The farthest place from home I’ve been is Cancun. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I love New Jersey and for gymnastics. My favorite midnight snack is candy. My goals for the 2012 season are to compete on the beam and for the team to make Regionals.

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2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Jayne Jeffreys

Madeline Meyer

Junior AA Jackson, N.J./Abeka Academy

Junior UB, BB Darien, Ill./Hinsdale South

2011: Competed in the bars … participated in five meets with a season-high score of 9.600 in a trimeet against Brown and Bridgeport (2/4) … averaged a score of 8.465 for the season.

2011: Missed the season due to injury … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors ... one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team.

2010: Bars specialist who also competed on the balance beam … saw action in all but one meet on the season on the bars … scored a season-high 9.600 on the bars to place third in a quad meet with Bridgeport, William & Mary and Southern Connecticut State (2/27) … made collegiate debut in second meet of the season at NC State (1/15). Scholastic/Personal: Level 10 National team competitor in 2009 … competed with Rebound Gymnastics … USAG Tops National Team member … level 9 national qualifier … three-year level 10 New Jersey state qualifier and a three-year regional qualifier … placed fourth on the vault and 15th in the all-around at regionals as a junior ... sisters both swam in college with Jennifer attending St. Francis (Pa.) and Jamie attending Stevens Institute of Technology … daughter of Rick and Diane … born 12/26/90. Major: Exercise Science – Sports Management Favorite Pro Sports Teams: New York Giants, New York Mets Favorite Movies: Harry Potter series I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I loved the people, the team and the fact that I grew up in N.J., all my friends and family could come visit and watch my meets. The most influential people in my life are my parents. My goals for the 2012 season are to make it to NCAA Regionals as a team, win the EAGL, and to be a solid competitor on beam and bars.

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2010: Redshirted the season … one of 18 Scarlet Knights named to the EAGL All-Academic team. Scholastic/Personal: Regional qualifier at both level 9 and level 10 … finished second in the state of Illinois in bars at level 9 … voted “Most Courageous” on the team by the coaches … competed for Illinois Gymnastics Institute … member of the National Honor Society … one of two Scarlet Knights from the state of Illinois, along with Alexandra Belvis … daughter of Hal and Kathy … born 7/26/91.

Major: Exercise Science – Applied Kinesiology Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Favorite Pro Sports Team: Chicago Cubs Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cotton Candy Confetti Favorite store in the mall: Express The actress that would play me in the movie of my life: Reese Witherspoon Other than gymnastics, I love to sing and spend time outside. Favorite song on my IPOD right now: Go Cubs Go - Steve Goodman


2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Nicole Romano Junior AA Livingston, N.J./Livingston 2011: Competed in the vault, balance beam and floor exercise … recipient of the 100 Percent Award for not recording a fall on the vault all season and Scarlet Leadership Award for being a true leader and setting a positive example … participated in 11 meets in vault with a season-high score of 9.700 against Cortland (2/12), averaging 9.566 … competed in one meet in balance beam with a score of 9.000 in a tri-meet against Brown and Bridgeport (2/4) … participated in 12 meets in floor exercise with a season-high score of 9.800 at the EAGL Championships (3/19), averaging 9.546 for the season … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team. 2010: Competed in the all-around in all but two meets during the season where she averaged a 37.502 … earned Second Team AllAmerica honors in the vault for her performance at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships … one of three recipients of the 100 percent award at the program’s banquet scored a career-best 38.250 in the all-around in a tri-meet against Kent State and Northern Illinois (2/19) … made collegiate debut in season opener against New Hampshire (1/9) … posted a season-best 9.750 in the floor exercise to place ninth in a quad meet with Bridgeport, William & Mary and Southern Connecticut State (2/28) … had a season-high score of 9.650 in the vault in the EAGL Championships (3/27) and a season-best score of 9.650 on the balance beam to place eighth in the event against with Towson, Bridgeport and Yale (3/13) … posted a season-best score of 9.475 on the bars in her fifth career meet … one of 18 Scarlet Knights named to the EAGL All-Academic team. Scholastic/Personal: Four-time state qualifier as a level 10 gymnast … three-time regional qualifier … first alternate as a level 10 national qualifier at the USAG as a junior … all-around state champion as a senior in 2009 and state champion in the floor exercise as a junior in 2008 … member of the high honor roll as a student … competed with the North Stars Gymnastics Academy with fellow Scarlet Knight Jenna Zito … daughter of Carmen and Peggy … born 4/10/91.

Major: Accounting Favorite Pro Sports Teams: San Francisco 49ers, NY Yankees Favorite Song Right Now: “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera The farthest place from home I’ve been is Hawaii. If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be football. My goals for the 2012 season are to break the team high score, to have the highest team average score ever, to make it to Regionals as a team and to win the EAGL.

Emma-Rose Trentacosti Junior AA Ridgefield Park, N.J./Ridgefield Memorial 2011: Competed in bars and balance beam … saw action in 12 meets in balance beam with a season-high score of 9.750 against Cornell, Southern Connecticut, West Chester, and Yale (3/5) ... participated in three meets in bars with a seasonhigh score of 9.525 against New Hampshire (1/9) … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL AllAcademic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team. 2010: Bars and balance beam specialist who competed in every meet in both events … also competed in three events in the vault … posted a season-high score of 9.725 on the balance beam to tie for the event title against Pennsylvania (1/23) and tied for fourth against Bridgeport, Towson and Yale (3/13) … took top honors on the balance beam against Cortland, Brockport and Ursinus (2/13) … recorded a 9.700 on the balance beam at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals in Texas (4/16) … scored a season-high 9.500 on the bars twice during the season … one of 18 Scarlet Knights named to the EAGL All-Academic team. Scholastic/Personal: Competed for Gymnastika after eight years with ENA … member of the Tops National Team … four-year level 10 regional qualifier … four-time level 10 state champion in the vault … two-time level 10 state champion in the floor exercise … alternate to the level 10 National Team in 2009 … recipient of the 2007 Citizenship Award … daughter of Charlie and Kim … born 3/6/91. Major: American Studies and Elementary Education Favorite TV Shows: Friends, Pretty Little Liars, Modern Family Favorite Song Right Now: “You and I” – Lady Gaga The most influential person in my life is my mom. A pre-match ritual of mine is to wear my hair/braids in the same way I did the last time I/the team did well. My goals for the 2012 season are to contribute as much as I can to the team, help get us to NCAA Regionals and win the EAGL Championship.

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2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Jenna Zito

Alexis Gunzelman

Junior AA Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls

Sophomore AA Tabernacle, N.J./Seneca

2011: Named Second Team All-EAGL in the all-around … earned Most Improved Gymnast at team banquet … qualified for the NCAA Regionals at the University of Michigan … competed in 10 meets in the vault (9.628 average), nine meets in bars (9.469), nine meets in balance beam (9.397) and nine meets in the floor exercise (9.731) for a 38.228 allaround average … season bests were vault 9.775 (2/12), bars 9.650 (1/16), balance beam 9.775 (2/12) and floor exercise 9.800 (1/16, 1/22) … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team. 2010: Named Most Valuable Gymnast … also one of three recipients of the 100 percent award at the program’s banquet … competed in all but one meet in the floor exercise … earned Second Team All-EAGL honors in the all-around in her first season … owned the best all-around score on the team with an average of 37.743 … averaged a 9.650 in the floor exercise … scored a career-best 38.475 in the all-around to place third in a home quad meet against Bridgeport, William & Mary and Southern Connecticut State (2/27) … also posted career-best scores in the floor exercise (9.850) and on the vault (9.800) to tie for second and third in, respectively, in the quad meet … matched her top score of 9.850 in the floor exercise in against Bridgeport, Towson and Yale (3/13) … scored a season-best 9.725 on the balance beam to tie for the event title against Pennsylvania (1/23) … made her collegiate debut in the season opener against New Hampshire (1/9) … one of 18 Scarlet Knights named to the EAGL All-Academic team. Scholastic/Personal: Level 10 gymnast for five years … a regional qualifier … competed for North Stars Gymnastics Academy for 10 years with fellow Scarlet Knight Nicole Romano … member of the high honor roll and math honor society in high school … daughter of Tom and Hope … born 1/11/91. Major: Mathematics Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter Favorite Pro Sports Team: New York Yankees My favorite midnight snack is ice cream. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it has a great reputation and I wanted to represent my home state. When I was little, I always wanted to be an acrobat in the circus. My goals for the 2012 season are to qualify to NCAA Regionals and to win EAGL Championships.

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2011: Honored as Rutgers’ EAGL Team MVP ... earned the Scarlet Knights Most Valuable Gymnast at the team banquet … earned 100 Percent Award for not recording a fall in the floor exercise or vault all season … competed in every meet … participated in the all-around in each of the final five meets with an average score of 38.194 ... scored a season-high 38.900 in the all-around to place second overall in a five-team meet versus Cornell, Southern Connecticut, Yale and West Chester (March 5) … averaged a 9.627 on the vault, a 9.569 on the balance beam, a 9.548 in the floor exercise and a 9.467 on the uneven bars … earned the 2011 Team Player Award … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team. Scholastic/Personal: Competed for Envision Gymnastics … captured the state championship on the bars in 2010 … placed fourth in the all-around at the 2010 JO NIT … finished ninth in the all-around at regionals … USAG qualifier from 2003-10 ... member of the National Honor Society … born 11/28/91. Major: Exercise Science Minor: Chemistry Favorite Pro Sports Team: Philadelphia Flyers Favorite Foods: Chicken parmesan, pizza The farthest place from home I’ve been is San Diego, Calif. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I wanted an excellent education, a gymnastics team that I could contribute to and a place that was close to home. An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is Billy Joel. My goal for the 2012 season is to help the team get to Regionals.


2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Alexandria Ivol

Luisa Leal

Sophomore AA Woolwich Twp., N.J./Kingsway

Sophomore AA Cali, Colombia/Liceo Benalcazar/ UNICAB Virtual

2011: Competed in the bars … participated in eight meets with a season-high score of 9.700 at the George Washington Invite (2/16) … averaged a score of 9.019 for the season … earned the 2011 Team Player Award … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors. Scholastic/Personal: Competed for Atlantic Coast Gymnastics Club for 13 years … 2010 level 10 regional qualifier, placing in fifth on bars, sixth in the all-around and third on bars … level 9 national qualifier in 2009, taking home second place in the allaround, first on the uneven bars, third on the vault, fifth on the floor and sixth on the beam … also the level 9 regional all-around and uneven bars champion, placing first in the all-around and on all four events at the state meet in 2009 … holds the New Jersey state record for the all-around and uneven bars at level 9 … member of the National Honor Society at Kingsway HS … born 6/11/92. Major: Undecided Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans Favorite TV Shows: Criminal Minds, The Biggest Loser, Pretty Little Liars The farthest place from home I’ve been is Hawaii. My favorite thing about being part of the Rutgers family is how everyone is such good friends. My favorite midnight snack is hummus and pretzels. My goals for the 2012 season are to compete with my new bar routine and to make it to regionals as a team.

2011: Named the EAGL Rookie of the Year, putting together one of the best rookie seasons in Rutgers gymnastics history … earned 100 Percent Award for not recording a fall in the floor exercise or vault all season … competed in vault (9.798 average), bars (9.586), balance beam (9.404) and floor exercise (9.832) in addition to the allaround (38.680) … qualified for the NCAA Regionals at the University of Michigan (4/2) … participated in 11 meets in vault with a seasonhigh score of 9.875 against Cortland (2/12), tying the school record – first established in 1997 – to earn an Outstanding Athlete Award at the team banquet … participated in 11 meets in all-around, breaking the school record and capturing first-place honors with a season-high score of 39.375 in a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Ursinus (2/26) … also earned an Outstanding Athlete Award at the team banquet for that accomplishment … participated in 11 meets in bars with a season-high score of 9.825 against Cornell, Southern Connecticut, West Chester and Yale (3/5) and also in a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Ursinus (2/26) … participated in 12 meets in balance beam with a season-high score of 9.825 in a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Ursinus (2/26) … competed in 11 meets in floor exercise with a season-high score of 9.900 against Cortland (2/12) and against Cornell, Southern Connecticut, West Chester and Yale (3/5) ... tabbed as EAGL Rookie of the Week on Feb. 15 and March 8 … earned EAGL Gymnast of the Week on March 1 … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors. Scholastic/Personal: Native of Colombia … moved to United States in 2008 … member of the Colombian National Team … qualified for the Gymnastics World Championships in 2010, finishing third in the allaround at the Colombian Nationals … also qualified for the Pan American Games in 2010 … Colombian Junior National Champion in 2008 … Colombian Senior National Champion in vault and floor exercise in 2010 … won the state title in the vault and placed second on the bars and in the all-around in 2009 … captured second place at the regionals in the all-around and vault and first place on the bars in 2009 … also finished first on the vault and bars at states and first on bars and vault at regionals … United States regional qualifier and national qualifier in 2009 … competed for Liga Valecaucana de Gimnasia in Colombia and Indigo Gymnastics in New Providence, N.J. … recipient of award for academic excellence in Liceo Benalcazar ... born 1/7/93.

Major: Exercise Science – Sport Management Favorite Athlete: Lilia Podkopayeva Favorite Movies: Troy, Inception If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Italy or Egypt. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I liked the campus and the people here. A secret talent of mine is baking. My goals for the 2012 season are to be successful as a team and get a lot of 10.0s individually.

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2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Holly Murray

Alyssa Straub

Sophomore V, BB, FX Harrisburg, Pa./Dauphin County Technical School

Sophomore AA Nazareth, Pa./Nazareth Area

2011: Competed in the balance beam … participated in two meets with a season-high score of 9.500 in a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Ursinus (2/26) … averaged a score of 9.250 for the season. Scholastic/Personal: A two-year Eastern National Qualifier from Dauphin County Technical School … placed first in the floor exercise at the event in 2010 and fourth in 2009 … state champion in the floor exercise and balance bars and Region 7 Champion on the balance beam and floor exercise in 2010 … placed second in the all-around and in the floor exercise at the Region 7 Championships in 2009 … competed for six years at Artistic Sports Academy Plus … voted president of her class from 200510 and was a member of the National Honor Society at Dauphin County … born 12/20/91. Major: Nutrition Favorite Athlete: Alicia Sacromone Favorite TV Shows: So You Think You Can Dance Favorite Song Right Now: “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it felt right. When I was little, I always wanted to be a quarterback. The farthest place from home I’ve been is Utah. My goals for the 2012 season are to be the best teammate I can be and to give 110% all the time.

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2011: Competed in vault, bars, balance beam, floor exercise and allaround … participated in 11 meets in vault (9.668 average) with a season-high score of 9.825 in a trimeet against Brown and Bridgeport (2/4) … competed in nine meets in bars (9.328 average) with a seasonhigh score of 9.700 in a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Ursinus (2/26) … participated in 10 meets in balance beam (9.370 average) with a season-high score of 9.600 in a tri-meet against Bridgeport and Ursinus (2/26) … competed in six meets in floor exercise (9.471 average) with a season-high score of 9.775 in a tri-meet against Brown and Bridgeport (2/4) … averaged 37.692 in all-around in six meets with a season-high score of 38.825 in a tri-meet against Brown and Bridgeport (2/4) … one of 20 RU gymnasts to earn EAGL All-Academic honors … one of 18 RU gymnasts to earn a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic (NACGC/W) Scholar-Athlete Team. Scholastic/Personal: Five-time national qualifier … national vault champion in 2009 … state and regional champion in the all-around in 2010 … placed seventh on the vault at nationals … competed at Parkettes Gymnastics Club for 15 years … helped Parkettes win the state championship six years … born 2/7/92. Major: Public Health Favorite Pro Sports Teams: New York Yankees, New York Giants When I was little, I always wanted to be an anesthesiologist. No one can believe that I love to fish. My favorite midnight snack is salt and vinegar chips. Artists no one would believe I have on my iPod are the Beastie Boys and Frank Sinatra. My goal for the 2012 season is for Rutgers gymnastics to continue to break records.


2012 SCARLET KNIGHTS Anastasia Halbig

Kayla Mercado

Freshman AA Schwenksville, Pa./Gwynedd Mercy Academy

Freshman AA Phillipsburg, N.J./Phillipsburg

Scholastic/Personal: Competed the last four years at Berks Gymnastics in Reading, Pa. … IN State Champion in level 4 … Pennsylvania State champion in levels 6-9 … Regional and National competitor … Honor roll student at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School … Daughter of Dominique and Tina Galloway … father played football at Ball State University … Sister of Aceline (9) and Alaire (7) … born 5/23/93. Major: Political Science Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans The farthest place from home I’ve been is Sweden. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I loved that the team was a family. My favorite midnight snack is chips and salsa. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Paris, France. My goal for the 2012 season is to win EAGLS Championships.

Scholastic/Personal: Graduated from Phillipsburg High School … member of Parkettes gymnastics team for four years … won Pennsylvania State Championship sevenstraight years … level 8 regional qualifier … level 9 regional and national qualifier … level 10 regional qualifier … Daughter of Anthony and Teresa Mercado … Sister of Matthew (15) … born 5/26/93. Major: Undecided Favorite TV Shows: Modern Family No one can believe that I started gymnastics when I was nine. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it was my number one choice. If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be volleyball. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be Australia. My goal for the 2012 season is to have a record-breaking season.

Emma Hoffman

Sara Skammer

Freshman AA Union, N.J./Abeka Academy

Freshman AA Dallas, Pa./Dallas

Scholastic/Personal: Participated with Rebound Gymnastics for 10 years … Three-time tops National B team member… Tops and Child Elite qualifier … 2004 New Jersey level 7 State Vault, Floor and All-Around Champion … 2005 level 9 national qualifier … 2009 New Jersey level 10 State Vault, Floor and All-Around Champion … placed third in bars … 2009 level 10 Region 7 Floor and All-Around Champion … member of the 2009 JO national team … 2010 NIT Vault, Floor, and All-Around Champion … 2011 State Floor Champion … finished third in the all-around at 2011 New Jersey State Meet … placed in second in vault at 2011 New Jersey State Meet … finished second in the floor exercise and third in vault at 2011 NIT … Daughter of Richard Hoffman and Helen Cicalese … Sister of Kayla (22 ) … Sister graduated from the University of Alabama in 2011, competing on the gymnastics team … born 8/11/93.

Scholastic/Personal: Brings 14 years of gymnastics experience to RU … competed for United Sports Academy … level 9 bar champion and regional medalist … level 10 national qualifier … member of the National Honor Society … won Casey Selenski Memorial Award … Best of the Brightest recipient … graduated Honors with Distinction … Cumulative “A” Award … competed on the diving team in ninth grade, finishing sixth in the state … has one brother, Scott (21), who plays baseball at Wilkes University … daughter of Steve and Ruth Skammer … father played baseball at Villanova University and mother played softball and participated in track at East Stroudsburg University … born 2/12/93.

Major: Undecided Favorite Athlete: Michael Oher Favorite TV Shows: Friends The farthest place from home I’ve been is Dominican Republic. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because of the family atmosphere and the great academics. My goals for the 2012 season are to have a record-breaking season, make regionals, and win EAGL Championships.

Major: Engineering Favorite Athletes: Shawn Johnson, Shawn White Favorite Movies: She’s the Man, Step Up, The Notebook The farthest place from home I’ve been is Greece. I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it was the perfect distance away from my house so my parents and friends would be able to see me compete. My goal for the 2012 season is to be a strong asset to the team.

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2012 OPPONENTS Air Force

Eastern Michigan

Feb. 25 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:................................................................................ USAF Academy, Colo. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1954 Superintendent:..................................................................Lt. Gen Michael Gould Director of Athletics:......................................................................... Dr. Hans Mueh Conference:.............................................Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Home Facility:............................................................................... Cadet West Gym Head Coach:.................................................................................................. Doug Day Nickname:.......................................................................................................... Falcons Web site:............................................................................. goairforcefalcons.com

Feb. 25 - Livingston Recreation Center | March 3 - Teagle Hall Gymnasium Location:.............................................................................................. Ypsilanti, Mich. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1849 President:....................................................................................... Dr. Susan Martin Athletic Director:...............................................................................Derrick Gragg Conference:................................................................ Mid-American Conference Home Facility:........................................................................ Warner Gymnasium Head Coach:..............................................................................................Steve Wilce Nickname:.............................................................................................................Eagles Web site:........................................................................................... emueagles.com

Bridgeport Feb. 25 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:.........................................................................................Bridgeport, Conn. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1927 President:................................................................................... Neil Albert Salonen Director of Athletics:...................................................................................Jay Moran Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:.........................................................Wheeler Recreation Center Head Coach:...............................................................................................Byron Knox Nickname:............................................................................................Purple Knights Web site:.............................................................................................. ubknights.com

Brown

Maryland

Feb. 11 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:..............................................................................................Providence, R.I. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1764 President:............................................................................................ Ruth Simmons Athletic Director:...................................................................Michael Goldberger Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:......................Paul Bailey Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center Head Coach:................................................................................ Sara Carver-Milne Nickname:..............................................................................................................Bears Web site:.........................................................................................brownbears.com

Feb. 18 - Comcast Center Location:.........................................................................................College Park, Md. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1856 President:.................................................................................... Dr. Wallace D. Loh Athletic Director:........................................................................... Kevin Anderson Conference:.................................................. East Atlantic Gymnastics League Home Facility:.................................................................................Comcast Center Head Coach:......................................................................................... Brett Nelligan Nickname:...................................................................................................... Terrapins Web site:................................................................................................ umterps.com

Cornell

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George Washington Feb. 4 - Fitzgerald Field House Location:......................................................................................... Washington, D.C. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1821 President:.......................................................................................Dr. Steven Knapp Athletic Director:..................................................................................Patrick Nero Conference:.................................................. East Atlantic Gymnastics League Home Facility:................................................................. Charles E. Smith Center Head Coach:.............................................................Margie Foster-Cunningham Nickname:........................................................................................................Colonials Web site:...............................................................................................gwsports.com

New Hampshire

March 3 - Teagle Hall Gymnasium Location:......................................................................................................Ithaca, N.Y. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1865 President:......................................................................................... David J. Skorton Director of Athletics:.................................................................................... Andy Noel Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:.................................................................. Teagle Hall Gymnasium Head Coach:......................................................................................... Paul Beckwith Nickname:.......................................................................................................... Big Red Web site:.......................................................................................cornellbigred.com

Jan. 7 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:.................................................................................................Durham, N.H. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1866 President:................................................................................Mark W. Huddleston Athletic Director:.............................................................................Marty Scarano Conference:.................................................. East Atlantic Gymnastics League Home Facility:.....................................................................Lundholm Gymnasium Head Coach:......................................................................................Gail Goodspeed Nickname:........................................................................................................Wildcats Web site:......................................................................................... unhwildcats.com

Cortland

North Carolina State

Feb. 11 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:.................................................................................................Cortland, N.Y. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1868 President:......................................................................................Erik J. Bitterbaum Director of Athletics:..................................................................................... Mike Urtz Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:..................................................Park Center Gymnastics Arena Head Coach:...........................................................................................Gary Babjack Nickname:...............................................................................................Red Dragons Web site:........................................................................ cortlandreddragons.com

March 16 - Kaplan Arena Location:................................................................................................... Raleigh, N.C. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1887 Chancellor:.........................................................................W. Randolph Woodson Director of Athletics:........................................................................Deborah A. Yow Conference:.................................................. East Atlantic Gymnastics League Home Facility:............................................................................ Reynolds Coliseum Head Coach:.................................................................................... Mark Stevenson Nickname:.......................................................................................................Wolfpack Web site:................................................................................................... gopack.com


2012 OPPONENTS Penn

Ursinus

Jan. 20 - Hutchinson Gymnasium Location:............................................................................................Philadelphia, Pa. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1740 President:......................................................................................Dr. Amy Gutmann Director of Athletics:.................................................................................Steve Bilsky Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:................................................................. Hutchinson Gymnasium Head Coach:.......................................................................................... John Ceralde Nickname:.........................................................................................................Quakers Web site:......................................................................................pennathletics.com

Jan. 28 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:.................................................................................................... Ursinus, Pa. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1869 President:........................................................................................... Dr. Bobby Fong Director of Athletics:............................................................................Laura Moliken Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:...................................................................................... Helfferich Hall Head Coach:......................................................................................... Jeff Schepers Nickname:..............................................................................................................Bears Web site:.................................................................................ursinusathletics.com

Pittsburgh Feb. 4 - Fitzgerald Field House Location:.............................................................................................. Pittsburgh, Pa. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1787 Chancellor:..............................................................................Mark A. Nordenberg Athletic Director:........................................................................... Steve Pederson Conference:.................................................. East Atlantic Gymnastics League Home Facility:..................................................................... Fitzgerald Field House Head Coach:..................................................................................... Debbie Yohman Nickname:....................................................................................................... Panthers Web site:......................................................................... pittsburghpanthers.com

Southern Connecticut Jan. 28 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:....................................................................................... New Haven, Conn. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1893 Interim President:.......................................................................Dr. Stanley Battle Director of Athletics:............................................................................. Patricia Nicol Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:............................................................................Moore Field House Head Coach:........................................................................................... Jerry Nelson Nickname:.................................................................................................................Owls Web site:..................................................................................southernctowls.com

Temple Jan. 28 - Livingston Recreation Center | March 3 - Teagle Hall Gymnasium Location:............................................................................................Philadelphia, Pa. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1884 President:.............................................................................. Dr. Ann Weaver Hart Director of Athletics:.............................................................................Bill Bradshaw Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:.................................................................................... McGonigle Hall Head Coach:........................................................................................ Aaron Murphy Nickname:.................................................................................................................Owls Web site:..............................................................................................owlsports.com

Towson

West Chester March 10 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:.......................................................................................West Chester, Pa. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1871 President:..............................................................................Dr. Greg Weisenstein Director of Athletics:....................................................Dr. Edward M. Matejkovic Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:.......................................Sturzebecker Health Science Center Head Coach:.................................................................................. Barbara Cordova Nickname:.............................................................................................. Golden Rams Web site:........................................................................... wcupagoldenrams.com

West Virginia Jan. 15 - WVU Coliseum | Feb. 18 - Comcast Center Location:...................................................................................... Morgantown, W.V. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1867 President:...................................................................................James P. Clements Athletic Director:......................................................................................Oliver Luck Conference:.................................................. East Atlantic Gymnastics League Home Facility:....................................................................................WVU Coliseum Head Coach:............................................................................................. Jason Butts Nickname:.............................................................................................Mountaineers Web site:.................................................................................... msnsportsnet.com

William & Mary Feb. 4 - Fitzgerald Field House | Feb. 18 - Comcast Center March 16 - Kaplan Arena Location:.........................................................................................Williamsburg, Va. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1693 President:..................................................................................W. Taylor Reveley III Athletic Director:................................................................................ Terry Driscoll Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:..................................Kaplan Arena at William and Mary Hall Head Coach:.............................................................................................. Mary Lewis Nickname:................................................................................................................Tribe Web site:...................................................................................... tribeathletics.com

March 10 - Livingston Recreation Center Location:................................................................................................... Towson, Md. Founded:................................................................................................................. 1866 Interim President:........................................................................ Marcia G. Welsh Director of Athletics:.............................................................................Mike Waddell Conference:........................................... Eastern College Athletic Conference Home Facility:................................................................................... Towson Center Head Coach:....................................................................................... Vicki Chliszczyk Nickname:............................................................................................................. Tigers Web site:.......................................................................................towsontigers.com

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2011 INDIVIDUAL MEET-BY-MEET RESULTS Kiah Banfield Event V FX

Jan. 9 9.625 9.725

Jan. 16 9.775 9.475

Jan. 22 9.700 9.825

Jan. 29 9.725 9.775

Feb. 4 9.675 9.850

Feb. 6 9.050 9.850

Feb. 12 9.750 9.775

Feb. 18 9.100 9.600

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.000 9.600 9.575 9.825 9.750 9.775 9.750 9.775

SAS 9.533 9.744

Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 BB

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.300

SAS

Alexandra Belvis

Danielle D’Elia Event B BB FX

Jan. 9 9.725 9.400 9.550

Jan. 16 9.750 9.500 9.775

Jan. 22 9.825 9.750 9.850

Jan. 29 9.700 8.800 9.750

Feb. 4 9.050 8.575 9.775

Feb. 6 9.300 9.600 9.825

Feb. 12 9.600 9.725 9.875

Feb. 18 9.550 9.725 9.825

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.725 9.775 9.075 9.750 9.650 9.200 9.650 9.725 9.825 9.875 9.825 9.800 9.125

SAS 9.569 9.442 9.744

Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 B

Jan. 22 9.575

Jan. 29 9.050

Feb. 4 9.725

Feb. 6 8.800

Feb. 12 9.425

Feb. 18 9.125

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.700 9.700 9.125 9.275

SAS 9.350

Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 9.650 9.675 9.400 9.375 9.850 9.675 9.050 9.650 9.725 9.025 37.100

Feb. 12 9.725 9.075 9.700 9.775 38.275

Feb. 18 9.725 9.575 9.700 9.700 38.700

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.625 9.750 9.400 9.650 9.650 9.825 9.625 9.625 9.750 9.600 9.575 9.700 9.725 9.725 9.725 9.725 38.750 38.900 38.325 38.700

SAS 9.627 9.467 9.569 9.548 38.194

Feb. 12

Feb. 18

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2

SAS

Erica Gerlach

Alexis Gunzelman Event V B BB FX AA

Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 9.700 9.675 9.550 8.500 9.725 9.100 9.475 9.125 9.450 9.225 36.800

Leigh Heinbaugh Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 V BB 9.550 8.875 9.400 9.450

Feb. 6 9.350 9.500

9.000

9.575

Feb. 6 9.350

Feb. 12 8.950

Feb. 18 8.950

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.100 9.450

SAS 9.019

Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 8.750

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 5.100 9.575 9.300

SAS 8.465

Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 V 9.600 9.025 9.300 9.300 FX

SAS 9.600 9.208

9.625

9.372

Alexandria Ivol Event B

Jan. 9 9.650

Jan. 16 9.700

Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 7.000

Jayne Jeffreys Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 B

Feb. 4 9.600

Danae Johnson

Luisa Leal Event V B BB FX AA

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Jan. 9 9.575 9.175 9.600 9.650 38.000

Jan. 16 9.800 9.225 9.150 9.750 37.925

Jan. 22 9.850 9.225 9.650 9.850 38.575

Jan. 29 9.800 9.625 9.600 9.825 38.850

Feb. 4 9.700 9.775 8.775 9.875 38.125

Feb. 6 9.800 9.700 9.400 9.875 38.775

Feb. 12 9.875 9.725 9.675 9.900 39.175

Feb. 18 9.825 9.725 9.600 9.875 39.025

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.850 9.850 9.850 9.800 9.825 9.825 9.625 9.200 9.825 9.725 8.750 9.100 9.175 9.875 9.900 9.775 9.825 39.375 39.300 38.350 38.000

SAS 9.800 9.554 9.387 9.831 38.623


2011 INDIVIDUAL MEET-BY-MEET RESULTS Holly Murray Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 BB

Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 9.000

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.500

SAS 9.250

Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 9.550 9.375 9.700 9.000 9.500 9.550 9.625

Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.625 9.575 9.625 9.575 9.525 9.750 9.750 9.600 9.800

SAS 9.566 9.000 9.546

Feb. 4 8.900

Feb. 6 9.175

Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 8.950

SAS 9.154

Feb. 4 9.825 9.675 9.550 9.775 38.825

Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.700 9.775 9.550 9.725 9.725 9.775 9.100 9.400 9.700 9.600 8.950 9.425 9.725 9.600 9.075 8.500 9.500 9.750 9.425 37.975 36.600

Nicole Romano Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 V 9.575 9.625 9.425 9.575 BB FX 9.650 9.250 9.650 8.900

Nicole Schwartz Event BB

Jan. 9 8.875

Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 9.425

Feb. 12 9.600

Alyssa Straub Event V B BB FX AA

Jan. 9 Jan. 16 9.700 9.250 8.650 9.550 9.225 37.125

Jan. 22 9.600 9.375 9.275 9.350 37.600

Jan. 29 9.725 9.500 9.500 9.300 38.025

SAS 9.668 9.328 9.370 9.471 37.692

Emma-Rose Trentacosti Event B BB

Jan. 9 9.525 9.600

Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 8.825 9.725 9.650 8.950 9.225 8.800

Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 7.650 9.600 9.650 8.750 9.750 9.525 9.650

SAS 8.667 9.406

Jan. 16 9.575 9.650 9.175 9.800 38.200

Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.775 9.625 9.675 9.725 9.750 9.450 9.550 9.325 9.325 9.375 9.775 9.750 9.475 9.725 9.700 9.725 9.725 9.600 9.725 9.725 38.725 38.650 38.075 38.500 38.550

SAS 9.639 9.460 9.428 9.730 38.260

Jenna Zito Event V B BB FX AA

Jan. 9 9.525 9.575 9.600 9.725 38.425

Jan. 22 9.500 9.425 8.975 9.800 37.700

Jan. 29 9.675 9.350 9.425 9.725 38.175

Feb. 4 Feb. 6 9.600 9.600 9.575 8.675 9.750 37.600

Maddie Zwiebel Event Jan. 9 Jan. 16 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 4 Feb. 6 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 9.275 9.275 9.300 9.650 9.725 9.625 9.600 9.075 V 9.000 9.600 BB 9.050 9.725 9.750 8.950 9.525 FX

SAS 9.441 9.300 9.400

Team Event V B BB FX Total

Jan. 9 48.175 47.650 47.750 48.300 191.875

Jan. 16 48.450 48.050 46.975 48.250 191.725

Jan. 22 48.200 47.150 47.725 48.975 192.050

Jan. 29 48.575 47.550 46.925 48.100 191.150

Feb. 4 48.475 48.600 45.125 49.025 191.225

Feb. 6 47.875 46.575 47.100 49.025 190.575

Feb. 12 48.825 47.275 48.375 49.050 193.525

Feb. 18 48.675 47.375 48.400 48.525 192.975

Feb. 26 Mar. 5 Mar. 11 Mar. 19 Apr. 2 48.225 48.575 48.150 48.825 48.600 48.725 46.725 47.625 48.400 48.025 46.975 48.300 48.925 49.025 48.500 48.875 194.150 194.350 190.350 193.625

SAS 48.419 47.658 47.506 48.715 192.298

Bold indicates season-high score Italics indicates exhibition score

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2011 SEASON REVIEW The 2011 Rutgers gymnastics campaign will be filed away in the school’s record books as one of best in the history of the program. With a re-tooled outlook, the Scarlet Knights set their goals higher this season, striving to represent the University at the NCAA Regionals. The poise and the focus were there from the beginning and it resulted in record-breaking win totals and outstanding individual achievements all season long. The excitement of the start of the campaign was momentarily tamed when Chrystal Chollet-Norton, the Scarlet Knights’ mentor for 25 years, announced her plans to retire at the conclusion of the season. It was clear, the 2011 squad wanted to make Chollet-Norton’s last season “On the Banks” a memorable one. In the season’s first meet at New Hampshire on January 9, Rutgers sent out notice with a team score of 191.875 which was two full points higher than the previous year’s season average. That season-opening result was a harbinger of things to come for the program which posted an average score of 192.298. During the year, Rutgers registered a team vault score of 48.825, which broke the school record for the event. Freshman Luisa LealRestrepo highlighted the accomplishment with an individual school-record score of 9.875 on the vault. The Scarlet Knights’ best meet of the season came on a special day for the program. On March 5, the Livingston Recreation Center saw a school-record crowd of over 1,000 people on hand for the final career home meet for Chollet-Norton. It was also Senior Day for the program as RU’s seven seniors competed in their final career home event. The team sent its seniors and its head coach out in style with a season-high score of 194.350 to win a five-team meet against Cornell, Yale, West Chester and Central State. The score was the third-highest in school history. At the conclusion of the meet, the program honored its seven seniors and had a special ceremony to honor Chollet-Norton and show the many lives she has touched during her tenure “On the Banks.” The meet also made the 2011 campaign the winningest in school history. When the 2011 campaign came to an end, Rutgers finished with a 20-8 overall record, eclipsing the previous record win total by three victories. The record achievements didn’t stop there, however. Two weeks later, Rutgers placed fifth at the East Atlantic Gymnastics Championships. The Scarlet Knights’ score of 193.625 and finish was the highest-ever score and the highest-ever finish since RU joined the league in 1996. The program realized its goal of representing Rutgers at the elite level as three Scarlet Knights - sophomores Danielle D’Elia and Jenna Zito and freshman Luisa Leal-Restrepo - each earned a berth in the NCAA Division I Regionals in Michigan in early April. Leal-Restrepo and Zito competed as all-arounders and D’Elia participated in the floor exercise. It marked the first time Rutgers competed in the NCAA Regionals since 2007. In a season filled with record-setting performances on an individual and team level, the Scarlet Knights enjoyed many post-meet celebrations after out-dueling their opponent time and time again. In RU’s second meet of the season in Washington, D.C. at the George Washington Invitational, Rutgers placed third out of seven teams in the event with a score of 191.725. The mark was more than four points higher than its previous competition in the George Washington Invitational, further showing signs of dramatic improvement for the program. In late January, the Scarlet Knights broke through for a quadmeet victory over North Carolina, Penn and Brown as D’Elia and Leal-Restrepo combined to win all four events. It was RU’s first victory over North

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Carolina in more than 30 years. The performance earned D’Elia EAGL Specialist of the Week honors. Next up for RU was a highly-competitive meet against Pittsburgh and West Virginia. The Scarlet Knights continued their momentum with a second-place finish and a team score of 191.150. The freshmen trio of Alexis Gunzelman, Leal-Restrepo and Alyssa Straub each claimed first-place finishes on the uneven bars, the floor exercise and the vault, respectively, to lead RU to a second-place finish against Bridgeport and Brown one week later. Leal-Restrepo captured the all-around, vault, bars and floor exercise titles to guide Rutgers to a tri-meet victory over Yale and Ithaca two days later. Another road meet brought another victory as RU posted its highest score since 2004 with a 193.525 to topple Cortland in the middle of February. Leal-Restrepo once again led the way with the vault, bars, floor exercise and all-around crowns en route to EAGL Rookie of the Week honors. A third-place finish in a quad meet against Maryland, Penn State and William & Mary was followed by the third-highest score (at the time) in school history in a tri-meet victory over Bridgeport and Ursinus. RU scored a 194.150 in the win. Leal-Restrepo was honored again by the league, this time earning EAGL Gymnast of the Week honors for her performance. That score lasted only a week after Rutgers out-performed its competition yet again in the recordsetting senior meet on March 5. Leal-Restrepo was awarded with yet another EAGL Rookie of the Week honor for her standout performance in the senior meet. The Scarlet Knights concluded their regular season with a secondplace finish in a tri-meet at Towson with Yale. Along with the outstanding team accomplishments came individual honors as Rutgers landed three on the All-EAGL team. Leal-Restrepo took home the biggest honor for the Scarlet Knights as the freshman was named the EAGL Rookie of the Year. She also garnered First Team All-EAGL accolades in the all-around, the floor exercise and on the vault. Leal-Restrepo was a Second Team All-EAGL pick on the bars. D’Elia was Second Team All-EAGL pick in the floor exercise and Zito was Second Team All-EAGL selection in the all-around. Gunzelman took home the EAGL Team MVP Award for Rutgers. The program’s proudest achievement came in the classroom as a school record 20 gymnasts were named to the All-EAGL Academic squad with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Scarlet Knights have led the league with the most academic honorees each of the last two seasons. With eight freshmen and sophomores playing important roles, the program has a promising future, however, the seven-member senior class and their head coach will be sorely missed. Chollet-Norton was honored by her peers as the NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year at the conclusion of her 25th and final season. After coaching her first season in 1987, she was elevated to full-time status in 1999 and has become the winningest coach in the program’s history with more than 250 victories. She completes her overall coaching ledger with a final record of 289-268-1. More than the wins and losses are the many lives she has touched throughout her tenure. She leaves the Rutgers gymnastics program in a much better place than when she first took it over and there are many people that owe her a great deal of gratitude for her dedication and service to the University.


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS AAAA Abrams, Lisa 2001-04 Ahlers, Donna Marie 1977-79 Aiken, Erica 1993-96 Altenderfer, Karen 1986-87 Antonio, Marinelle 2002-05 Apadula, Amanda 2005-07 Aridas, Pauline 1975-76 BBBB Bahna, Emily 1990 Baier, Karen 1988 Banfield, Kiah 2008-11 Bara, Natalie 2000 Becallo, Laura 1999-2002 Behr, Kristy 2006-09 Behson, Meredith 1994-97 Belvis, Alexandra 2009-Present Benson, Beth 1976 Bentzel, Jayne 1994-95 Bergemister, Suzanne 1981 Berry, Rebekah 1997 Betts, Lora 1988 Blackistone, Janice 2002-05 Blake, Susan 1982 Boesch, Amy 1982 Bohnsack, Elizabeth 2005-08 Bokara, Josie 1998-2001 Bonura, Jody 1978 Booth, Natalie 1996-99 Bormann, Danielle 2007 Bradder, Nicole 2002-05 Bradshaw, Joyce 1975-76 Bramley, Elizabeth 2006-07 Brewster, Sherri 1983-84 Brochstein, Sarah 1996-99 Brother, Melanie 2009-Present Bullock, Heather 1988-91 Buntele, Sandy 1982 CCCC Campbell, Dawn 1998-2001 Campbell, Jackie 2004-07 Canavan, Catherine 1985-86 Carey, Maureen 1979 Christman, Ashley (M) 2001,03-04 Ciarlante, Rachael 1997-2000 Cinnella, Susan 1983-84 Comment, Danielle 1994 Coney, Kathy 1987 Cowan, Valerie Lynne 1975-77 Cullen, Maureen (M) 1984-86 Cybulski, Bernadette 1978 DDDD Daly, Maryanne Dampf, Lisa (M) D’Elia, Danielle Decker, Susan DeLuca, Kristen Diamond, Allison DiGiglio, Annette Dunn, Cheryl Ann Durand, Patricia

1986-89 1982 2011-Present 1979 1993-96 1983 1976-79 1979-81 1984-86

EEEE Elionfante, Beth Escalante, Tricia Eudy, Sarah Evans, Shari

1990-93 1988-91 2001 2004-05

FFFF Fallon, Jennifer Fenwick, Melissa Fittery, Beth Flaherty, Marie Fuge, Bracken

1996-99 1993 2004-07 1978 1995-96

GGGG Galifi, Lauren Gemza, Kerry

2009 1998-2001

Gerlach, Erica Giel, Dawn Gold, Amy Gold, Ellese Goldman, Bruce (M) Gomez, Dianna Gordon, Pam Guharoy, Gina Guistino, Renee Gunzelman, Alexis Gurski, Corrine Guzowski, Sandy

2008-11 2004-06 1978-79 2008-11 1980-81 1980 1993-96 1999-2002 1979 2011-Present 1993-96 1994-97

HHHH Haddaway, Jessica 2006-09 Haines, Liz 1997-2000 Harrison, Stephanie 1992 Hart, Bonnie 2000-02 Hartwig, Alison 2006-09 Hauser, Caroline 1978 Heckler, Tracy 2002-05 Heinbaugh, Leigh 2008-Present Heintz, Holly 1981-84 Hennings, Tamiko 1997-2000 Herbert, Lauri 1993-96 Hoff, Jamie 1998-99 Houser, Brandy (M) 2005-06 Hunter, Susan 1990-91 Hurst, Jayne 1997 IIII Iepson, Laura Ivol, Alexandria

2001-04 2011-Present

JJJJ Jeffreys, Jayne Johnson, Cathy Johnson, Danae Johnson, Julia Johnson, Lorena Johnson, Tanya Jones, JoAnn Joyce, Mary-Pat

2010-Present 1987 2009-Present 1978-81 2004-07 1978 1978 1995-98

KKKK Kaufman, Barbara (M) 1976-77 Kaufman, Stephanie 1997-2000 Keck, Carol 1984-87 Kelley, Margaret 1981 Kerley, Jessica 2009 Knapp, Dianna 1977-80 Knapp, Marcia 1975 Koes, Karen Lee 1976-79 Koga, Dana 1997-2000 Konieczny, Karen Ann 1975-76 Korbin, Sherri 1986-89 Kreisberg, Francine 1975-76 Kutcher, Christine 1997-98 LLLL Landells, Cheryl 1979-82 Lanza, Nancy 1978 Lawrence, Alice 1977 Leal, Luisa 2011-Present LeBeau, Jodi 2006-07 Lee, Catherine 1989-92 Lee, Madeline 1976-77 Lee, May (M) 1979 Lennox, Susan 1989-91 Lenzinger, Nicole (M) 1995 Levin, Bari 1984 Lewandowski, Alyssa 2008-10 Leyh, Alexis 2004 Litt, Robin 1982-85 Lospinoso, Barbara 1981-84 Lynch, Erin 2003-06 MMMM Mahaffey, Theresa Maiello, Nancy Maness, Mindy

1975 1988 1992-93

Mann, Laurie 1980 Manning, Renata 1987 Marino, Kristen 2000-02 Matthews, Jennifer 1994-97 Mazepa, Christina 1990-92 McChesney, Mary Ann 1988-91 McGinley, Joanne 1995-97 McGuire, Natalie 2000 McKay, Julie 1988-89 McKeever, Caitlin 2004-05 McLean, Jeanette 1983 McMullen, Yvonne 1990-93 Meehan, Barbara 1975-76 Melko, Christine 1995-98 Mennona, Danielle 1995 Meyer, Madeline 2010-Present Miksan, Jennifer 2002-05 Mills, Lara 1989-92 Mitchell, Joanne 1979 Modi, Kamla 2000-03 Moloughney, Deneen 1995-96 Moore, Christine 1982-84 Mordecai, Martina 1985-88 Moutos, Linda 1977 Mueller, Julie 1977 Mueller, Linda 1979-82 Murray, Holly 2011-Present NNNN Nakly, Maureen 1989 Nesh, Jamie 1977-80 Newman, Sharon (M) 1995-98 Newsome, Francine 1992-94 Nobel, Greg (M) 1995 Nordeen, Amy 2005 Northcutt, Latara 2006-09 OOOO O’Neil, Jaime Orlando, Jessica O’Rourke, Mercy O’Sullivan, Margaret

1996-99 2002-05 1988 1977-80

PPPP Pannick, Stephanie 2005-08 Parks, Lauren (M) 1991-93 Patouhas, Nicole 2004-05 Pennock, Holly 1984-85 Pennock, Holly (M) 1986-87 Peroustianis, Maria 1998-2001 Peterson, Beth 1992 Pfeiffenberger, Mary 1991-94 Pickell, Amy 1978 Policastro, Tomi 1996-97 Polizzi, Tara 1999 Ponczek, Barbara 1977 Pothen, Selina 2001 Prado, Judy 1993-95 Prendergrast, Suzanne 1983-85 Priest, Jill 1990-94 Pryor, Stephanie 2005-06 QQQQ Quinn, Peggy

1982

RRRR Raffetto, Nancy 1979-82 Randolph, Ellen 1976-78 Raymond, Katelynn 2009 Rich, Denise 1981-82 Roach, Kelly (M) 1984 Robak, Lisa 1999 Roberson, Vanessa (M) 1993-94 Romano-Joseph,Rachael(M) 2004-07 Romano, Nicole 2009-Present Rose, Nicole 2008-11 Roselle, Gina 2003-06 Roskin, Beth 1987 Ross, Tiffany 1990 Ruderman, Stacy 2009 Russamano, Lisa 1984-86

Russell, Dana 1990 Russello, Dina Rae 1981-84 Russo, Katherine 1999-2002 SSSS Santa Lucia, Lauren 1991-92 Santangelo, Casey 2004-07 Scefcyk, Kara 2006-07 Schiefer, Nancy 1976-78 Schramm, Tiffany 2006-08 Schwamburger, Brooke 2008-11 Schwartz, Nicole 2009-Present Scofield, Sarah (M) 1986-89 Seebadri, Prishani 2007-10 Senko, Donna 1970 Sevarino, Laura 2007-10 Sheehan, Kimberly 1989-90 Shelton, Jamye 2004-06 Shterenberg, Sveta 2002-04 Silverman, Kerry 2009 Sisler, Lauren 2003-06 Smith, Terry 1982 Smutko, Tracy 1987-90 Soder, Amanda (M) 2007-09 Spletzer, Camille 1996-99 Stahl, Mary 1980 Stahl, Sue (M) 1982 Staudt, Mercy 1984-87 Stein, Claudia 1976-77 Stein, Sandy 1985 Steup, Renee 1997 Straka, Kelly 2004-07 Straub, Alyssa 2011-Present TTTT Tariska, Pamela 1976-77 Thome, Kathleen 1975-76 Thompson, Dawn 1981 Tilton, Monica 1988-91 Torres, Alison 1975-76 Tott, Melissa 1996 Tricarico, Renee 1982 Trentacosti, Emma-Rose 2010-Present Turcotte, Dianne 1980 Turner, Courtney 1999-2002 Turner, Donna 1980 Twist, Dawn 1985 Twist, Dawn (M) 1986 VVVV Velasquez, Dia Verdon, Jacquelyn Vlahakis, Julie

1993-94 2005-08 1986

WWWW Walsh, Mary Kay 1982-85 Wans, Charlene Ann 1977 Warhurst, Amanda 1990-93 Weise, Anne 1993-94 Weiss, Kelly 1988 Wight, Caitlin 2001-04 Wildgren, Heather 1993 Wilson, Shannon 1987a Witherspoon, Kimberly 1975 Woltering, Jody 1977 Woodward, Sara 2008-11 Wright, Linda 1990-93 Wunderlich, Nikki 1998-2000 ZZZZ Zaremba, Renata 1984-87 Zdanowicz, Kristen 1990-94 Zick, Stephanie 2002-05 Zimmerman, Melanie 1994-97 Zito, Jenna 2009-Present Zwiebel, Maddie 2008-09 BOLD indicates current member (M) indicates letter won as a manager

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ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS MOST VALUABLE GYMNAST 1981 - Julia Johnson 1982 - Linda Mueller 1983 - Mary Catherine Walsh 1984 - Mercy Staudt 1985 - Mercy Staudt 1986 - Mercy Staudt 1987 - Mercy Staudt 1988 - Martina Mordecai 1989 - Mary Ann McChesney 1990 - Susan Lennox, Mary Ann McChesney 1991 - Heather Bullock, Lara Mills 1992 - Beth Elionfante, Lara Mills 1993 - Beth Elionfante, Judy Prado 1994 - Mary Pfeiffenberger 1995 - Erica Aiken, Meredith Behson 1996 - Erica Aiken 1997 - Meredith Behson 1998 - Rachael Ciarlante 1999 - Josie Bokara 2000 - Katie Russo 2001 - Katie Russo 2002 - Bonnie Hart 2003 - Caitlin Wight 2004 - Beth Fittery, Stephanie Zick 2005 - Beth Fittery 2006 - Beth Fittery, Lorena Johnson 2007 - Beth Fittery, Lorena Johnson 2008 - Laura Sevarino 2009 - Nicole Schwartz 2010 - Jenna Zito 2011 - Alexis Gunzelman SCHOLAR-ATHLETE 1980-81 - Denise Rich 1981-82 - Denise Rich 1982-83 - Barbara Lospinoso 1983-84 - Patricia Durand 1984-85 - Holly Pennock 1985-86 - Renata Zaremba 1986-87 - Renata Zaremba 1987-88 - Martina Mordecai 1988-89 - Maryanne Daly 1989-90 - Susan Hunter 1990-91 - Christina Mazepa 1991-92 - Christina Mazepa 1992-93 - Linda Wright 1993-94 - Erica Aiken 1994-95 - Sandy Guzowski, Lauri Herbert 1995-96 - Melissa Tott 1996-97 - Tamiko Hennings 1997-98 - Tamiko Hennings 1998-99 - Maria Peroustianis 1999-00 - Tamiko Hennings, Maria Peroustianis 2000-01 - Maria Peroustianis 2001-02 - Katie Russo, Courtney Turner 2002-03 - Stephanie Zick 2003-04 - Sveta Shterenberg 2004-05 - Beth Fittery, Jennifer Miksan, Janice Blackistone, Sveta Shterenberg 2005-06 - Beth Fittery 2006-07 - Beth Fittery 2007-08 - Jessica Haddaway 2008-09 - Jessica Haddaway 2009-10 - Laura Sevarino 2010-11 - Laura Sevarino

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HEADLEY-SINGER AWARD Awarded to the top Rutgers University graduating female student-athlete 1991 - Mary Ann McChesney 2002 - Courtney Turner 2007 - Beth Fittery RU STRONG/LIFESKILLS AWARD Awarded to the team or individual for outstanding service and community outreach 1999-00 - Team TEAM PLAYER AWARD Awarded to the gymnast who puts the good of the team ahead of her personal rewards, willing to step forward with a “team-first” attitude 2002 - Gina Guharoy 2011 - Alexendra Belvis TRUSTEE’S AWARD Awarded to a student-athlete who is named the team’s MVP more than once 1990 - Mary Ann McChesney 1992 - Lara Mills 1993 - Beth Elionfante 1995 - Erica Aiken 1997 - Meredith Behson 2001 - Katie Russo 2005 - Beth Fittery 2006 - Beth Fittery 2007 - Beth Fittery, Lorena Johnson GOVERNOR’S AWARD Awarded to a student-athlete who is named the team’s scholar-athlete more than once 1992 - Christina Mazepa 1998 - Tamiko Hennings 2000 - Tamiko Hennings, Maria Peroustianis 2001 - Maria Peroustianis 2005 - Sveta Shterenberg 2006 - Beth Fittery 2007 - Beth Fittery PRESIDENT’S AWARD Awarded to a student-athlete who carried a 4.0 GPA in either semester of that academic year 1991-92 - Christina Mazepa, Linda Wright 1997-98 - Tamiko Hennings 1998-99 - Sarah Brochstein, Tamiko Hennings 1999-00 - Tamiko Hennings, Maria Peroustianis 2000-01 - Maria Peroustianis 2001-02 - Katherine Russo, Courtney Turner 2002-03 - Jennifer Miksan, Stephanie Zick 2003-04 - Beth Fittery 2004-05 - Jennifer Miksan, Janice Blackistone, Jessica Orlando, Stephanie Zick, Sveta Shterenberg, Beth Fittery 2005-06 - Beth Fittery, Lauren Sisler 2006-07 - Beth Fittery 2007-08 - Jessica Haddaway 2008-09 - Brooke Schwamburger 2009-10 - Brooke Schwamburger 2010-11 - Brooke Schwamburger


ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS DIRECTOR’S AWARD Awarded to the head coach of the team with the highest GPA among letterwinners for that academic year 1998-99 - Chrystal Chollet-Norton 1999-00 - Chrystal Chollet-Norton 2002-03 - Chrystal Chollet-Norton NOBLE AWARD Awarded to the gymnast who displays outstanding athletic ability, consistency, sportsmanship and dedication to the team 1993 - Linda Wright 1994 - Kristen Zdanowicz 1995 - Judy Prado 1996 - Lauri Herbert 1997 - Melanie Zimmerman 1998 - Mary-Pat Joyce 1999 - Jaime O’Neil 2000 - Tamiko Hennings 2001 - Kerry Gemza 2002 - Laura Becallo 2003 - Bonnie Hart 2004 - Laura Iepson 2005 - Nicole Bradder 2006 - Lauren Sisler 2007 - Jacki Campbell 2008 - Stephanie Pannick 2009 - Jessica Haddaway 2010 - Alyssa Lewandowski, Prishani Seebadri, Laura Sevarino, MOST IMPROVED GYMNAST Awarded to the underclassman who demonstrates commitment to the sport, willingness to learn and improved skills and consistency 1996 - Mary-Pat Joyce, Melanie Zimmerman 1997 - Tomi Policastro 1998 - Stephanie Kaufman 1999 - Dawn Campbell 2000 - Josie Bokara 2001 - Bonnie Hart 2004 - Nicole Bradder 2005 - Lauren Sisler 2006 - Jacquelyn Verdon 2007 - Kelly Straka, Alison Hartwig 2008 - Jacquelyn Verdon, Jessica Haddaway 2009 - Kiah Banfield 2010 - Katelynn Raymond 2011 - Jenna Zito CAPTAIN’S AWARD Awarded to those individual gymnasts who have been elected as team captain for two or more years 1985-88 - Martina Mordecai 1986-89 - Maryanne Daly 1988-91 - Mary Ann McChesney 1988-91 - Monica Tilton 1994-96 - Pam Gordon 1998-00 - Elizabeth Haines

OUTSTANDING ATHLETES Awarded to the gymnast or gymnasts who tied or broke current individual event records 1991 - Lara Mills 1992 - Beth Elionfante 1993 - Jill Priest 1994 - Erica Aiken, Judy Prado 1995 - Erica Aiken, Pam Gordon 1996 - Meredith Behson 1997 - Meredith Behson 1998 - Team 1999 - Dawn Campbell, Rachael Ciarlante, Dana Koga, Courtney Turner 2000 - Dawn Campbell, Rachael Ciarlante, Liz Haines, Courtney Turner 2001 - Katie Russo 2002 - Courtney Turner 2004 - Lisa Abrams 2011 - Luisa Leal-Restrepo (2) ALL-TIME CAPTAINS 1975 - Marcia Knapp, Theresa Mahaffey 1976 - Joyce Bradshaw 1977 - Valerie Lynn Cowan, Claudia Stein 1978 - Annette DiGiglio, Dianna Knapp 1979 - Annette DiGiglio, Margaret O’Sullivan 1980 - Jamie Nesh, Margaret O’Sullivan 1981 - Julia Johnson, Cheryl Landells 1982 - Cheryl Landells, Linda Mueller, Nancy Raffetto, 1983 - Barbara Lospinoso 1984 - Barbara Lospinoso, Mary Kay Walsh 1985 - Mary Kay Walsh 1986 - Martina Mordecai 1987 - Mary Ann Daly, Martina Mordecai 1988 - Mary Ann Daly, Martina Mordecai 1989 - Mary Ann Daly, Mary Ann McChesney, Monica Tilton 1990 - Mary Ann McChesney, Monica Tilton 1991 - Mary Ann McChesney, Monica Tilton 1992 - Christina Mazepa, Linda Wright 1993 - Linda Wright 1994 - Francine Newsome, Kristen Zdanowicz 1995 - Pam Gordon, Judy Prado 1996 - Erica Aiken, Pam Gordon 1997 - Jennifer Matthews, Melanie Zimmerman 1998 - Mary-Pat Joyce, Christine Melko 1999 - Sarah Brochstein, Liz Haines 2000 - Rachael Ciarlante, Liz Haines 2001 - Josie Bokara, Dawn Campbell 2002 - Gina Guharoy, Katie Russo 2003 - Bonnie Hart, Kristen Marino, Kamla Modi 2004 - Caitlin Wight, Lisa Abrams 2005 - Tracy Heckler, Sveta Shterenberg, Stephanie Zick 2006 - Lauren Sisler 2007 - Beth Fittery, Lorena Johnson, Casey Santangelo 2008 - Elizabeth Bohnsack, Stephanie Pannick 2009 - None designated 2010 - Laura Sevarino, Sara Woodward 2011 - None designated 2012 - Alexandra Belvis, Nicole Romano, Jenna Zito

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RECORDS/HONORS All-Time Individual Records

All-Around 39.375 - Luisa Maria Leal-Restrepo: Feb. 26, 2011 vs. Bridgeport, Ursinus Vault 9.875 - Rachael Ciarlante: March 22, 1997 at National Invitational Tournament 9.875 - Luisa Maria Leal-Restrepo: Feb. 12, 2011 vs. Cortland Bars 10.000 - Dawn Campbell: March 1, 2000 vs. Eastern Michigan Balance Beam 9.925 - Lisa Abrams: Jan. 21 and March 13, 2004 vs. Temple and North Carolina, Ursinus, Cortland Floor Exercise 10.000 - Courtney Turner: March 8, 2002 vs. Massachusetts

All-Time Team Records

Vault 48.825 - March 19, 2011 at EAGL Championships 48.825 - Feb. 12, 2011 vs. Cortland 48.675 - Feb. 18, 2011 vs. Maryland, Penn State, William & Mary Bars 49.400 - March 1, 2000 vs. Eastern Michigan 49.300 - Feb. 26, 2000 vs. Ursinus 48.725 - March 5, 2011 vs. Cornell, Southern Connecticut, West Chester, Yale Balance Beam 49.325 - Feb. 28, 2004 vs. Maryland, Temple, Bridgeport 48.900 - March 8, 2003 vs. MSU, Yale, Brown 48.550 - March 1, 2000 vs. Eastern Michigan Floor Exercise 49.200 - Feb. 26, 2000 vs. Ursinus 49.200 - March 4, 2000 vs. Eastern Michigan, Cornell and Cortland 49.050 - Feb. 12, 2011 vs. Cortland Total 195.400 - Feb. 26, 2000 vs. Ursinus 195.125 - March 1, 2011 vs. Eastern Michigan 194.350 - March 5, 2011 vs. Cornell, Southern Connecticut, West Chester, Yale

All-Time Coaching Records

Arlene Norris (1975)................................................................................ 5-6 (.455) Gail Bakker (1976-77)........................................................................... 18-6 (.750) Sandra Salvas (1978-81)................................................................. 36-25 (.590) Leslie Berman (1982-83).................................................................... 9-18 (.333) Al Gomez (1984-86)........................................................................... 12-25 (.324) Chrystal Chollet-Norton (1987-2011)..............................253-243-1 (.510) Louis Levine (2011-Present)................................................................. 0-0 (.000)

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HONORS NCAA DIVISION I NORTHEAST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR 2011 - Chrystal Chollet-Norton ATLANTIC 10 COACH OF THE YEAR 1994 - Chrystal Chollet-Norton ATLANTIC 10 OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN 1988 - Mary Ann McChesney ALL-ATLANTIC 10 EVENT TEAMS 1986 - Sherri Kobrin (beam), Mercy Staudt (vault) 1990 - Mary Ann McChesney (beam), Lara Mills (all-around) EAGL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2006 - Beth Fittery ALL-EAGL VAULT TEAM 1996 - Meredith Behson (second) 1997 - Rachael Ciarlante (second) 1998 - Rachael Ciarlante (first) 1999 - Rachael Ciarlante (first) 2002 - Courtney Turner (second) 2006 - Lorena Johnson (second), Latara Northcutt (second) 2011 - Luisa Leal-Restrepo (first) ALL-EAGL BARS TEAM 1997 - Meredith Behson (second) 1998 - Elizabeth Haines (second) 2000 - Dawn Campbell (first), Elizabeth Haines (second) 2001 - Dawn Campbell (second) 2002 - Bonnie Hart (second) 2003 - Kristen Marino (first) 2004 - Stephanie Zick (second), Sveta Shterenberg (second) 2007 - Latara Northcutt (second) 2011 - Luisa Leal-Restrepo (second) ALL-EAGL BEAM TEAM 1996 - Pam Gordon (second) 1997 - Meredith Behson (second) 1998 - Dana Koga (second) 1999 - Dana Koga (second) 2000 - Katie Russo (second) 2001 - Katie Russo (second) 2002 - Katie Russo (second) 2003 - Lisa Abrams (second) 2004 - Lisa Abrams (first) 2005 - Jacki Campbell (second) 2006 - Gina Roselle (second) 2007 - Lorena Johnson (second) ALL-EAGL FLOOR EXERCISE TEAM 1996 - Meredith Behson (first) 1997 - Meredith Behson (first) 1998 - Rachael Ciarlante (second) 1999 - Rachael Ciarlante (first), Courtney Turner (second) 2001 - Katie Russo (second) 2002 - Courtney Turner (first) 2003 - Caitlin Wight (second) 2004 - Caitlin Wight (second) 2005 - Stephanie Zick (first) 2007 - Kelly Straka (second) 2011 - Luisa Leal-Restrepo (first), Danielle D’Elia (second)


HONORS ALL-EAGL ALL-AROUND TEAM 1996 - Meredith Behson (second) 1997 - Meredith Behson (second) 2000 - Katie Russo (second) 2003 - Sveta Shterenberg (second) 2007 - Lorena Johnson (second) 2008 - Laura Sevarino (second) 2011 - Luisa Leal-Restrepo (first), Jenna Zito (second) EAGL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2011 - Luisa Leal-Restrepo EAGL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 1996 - Erica Aiken, Sarah Brochstein, Pam Gordon, Sandy Guzowski, Lauri Herbert, Mary-Pat Joyce, Joanne McGinley, Christine Melko, Deneen Moloughney, Melissa Tott, Melanie Zimmerman 1997 - Sarah Brochstein, Sandy Guzowski, Elizabeth Haines, Tamiko Hennings, Christy Kutcher, Camille Spletzer 1998 - Josie Bokara, Sarah Brochstein, Elizabeth Haines, Tamiko Hennings, Mary-Pat Joyce, Christy Kutcher, Jaime O’Neil, Maria Peroustianis 1999 - Josie Bokara, Sarah Brochstein, Dawn Campbell, Rachael Ciarlante, Jennifer Fallon, Elizabeth Haines, Tamiko Hennings, Dana Koga, Jaime O’Neil, Maria Peroustianis, Lisa Robak, Katie Russo, Camille Spletzer, Courtney Turner 2000 - Dawn Campbell, Rachael Ciarlante, Elizabeth Haines, Bonnie Hart, Tamiko Hennings, Dana Koga, Kristen Marino, Maria Peroustianis, Katie Russo, Courtney Turner, Nikki Wunderlich 2001 - Laura Becallo, Dawn Campbell, Sarah Eudy, Gina Guharoy, Kamla Modi, Maria Peroustianis, Katie Russo, Courtney Turner 2002 - Laura Becallo, Janice Blackistone, Bonnie Hart, Tracy Heckler, Jennifer Miksan, Kamla Modi, Katie Russo, Sveta Shterenberg, Courtney Turner, Stephanie Zick 2003 - Jennifer Miksan, Stephanie Zick, Kamala Modi, Bonnie Hart, Tracy Hecker, Janice Blackistone, Jessica Orlando, Marinelle Antonio 2004 - Lisa Abrams, Marinelle Antonio, Janice Blackstone, Shari Evans, Beth Fittery, Tracy Heckler, Laura Iepson, Lorena Johnson, Alexis Leyh, Jennifer Miksan, Jessica Orlando, Nicole Patouhas, Casey Santangelo, Jamye Shelton, Sveta Shterenberg, Kelly Straka, Caitlin Wight, Stephanie Zick 2005 - Marinelle Antonio, Janice Blackistone, Shari Evans, Beth Fittery, Tracy Heckler, Lorena Johnson, Jodi Lebeau, Jennifer Miksan, Jessica Orlando, Stephanie Pannick, Nicole Patouhas, Casey Santangelo, Jamye Shelton, Sveta Shterenberg, Lauren Sisler, Kelly Straka, Jacquelyn Verdon, Stephanie Zick 2006 - Kristy Behr, Elizabeth Bohnsack, Beth Fittery, Dawn Giel, Jessica Haddaway, Alison Hartwig, Lorena Johnson, Latara Northcutt, Stephanie Pannick, Stephanie Pryor, Gina Roselle, Casey Santangelo, Jamye Shelton, Lauren Sisler, Kelly Straka, Jacquelyn Verdon 2007 - Kristy Behr, Elizabeth Bohnsack, Elizabeth Bramley, Beth Fittery, Jessica Haddaway, Alison Hartwig, Lorena Johnson, Jodi LeBeau, Latara Northcutt, Casey Santangelo, Prishani Seebardi, Laura Sevarino, Kelly Straka, Jacquelyn Verdon 2008 - Kristy Behr, Elizabeth Bohnsack, Erica Gerlach, Jessica Haddaway, Alison Hartwig, Stephanie Pannick, Brooke Schwamburger, Prishani Seebadri, Laura Sevarino, Jacquelyn Verdon, Sara Woodward, Maddie Zwiebel 2011 - Kiah Banfield, Alexandra Belvis, Melanie Brother, Erica Gerlach, Ellese Gold, Alexis Gunzelman, Leigh Heinbaugh, Alexandria Ivol, Luisa Leal-Restrepo, Madeline Meyer, Nicole Romano, Nicole Rose, Stacy Ruderman, Brooke Schwamburger, Nicole Schwartz, Alyssa Straub, Emma-Rose Trentacosti, Sara Woodward, Jenna Zito, Maddie Zwiebel

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE GYMNASTICS COACHES FOR WOMEN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 2000 - Dawn Campbell, Elizabeth Haines, Tamiko Hennings, Maria Peroustianis, Courtney Turner 2001 - Maria Peroustianis, Katie Russo, Courtney Turner 2002 - Laura Becallo, Tracy Heckler, Jennifer Miksan, Kamla Modi, Katie Russo, Courtney Turner, Stephanie Zick 2003 - Jennifer Miksan, Stephanie Zick, Kamala Modi, Bonnie Hart, Tracy Heckler, Janice Blackistone, Jessica Orlando, Marinelle Antonio 2004 - Lisa Abrams, Janice Blackstone, Beth Fittery, Tracy Heckler, Lorena Johnson, Jennifer Miksan, Jessica Orlando, Sveta Shterenberg, Caitlin Wight, Stephanie Zick 2005 - Marinelle Antonio, Janice Blackistone, Beth Fittery, Tracy Heckler, Jennifer Miksan, Jessica Orlando, Jamye Shelton, Sveta Shterenberg, Lauren Sisler, Stephanie Zick 2007 - Kristy Behr, Elizabeth Bohnsack, Elizabeth Bramley, Beth Fittery, Jessica Haddaway, Alison Hartwig, Lorena Johnson, Jodi LeBeau, Casey Santangelo, Laura Sevarino, Kelly Straka, Jacquelyn Verdon 2010 - Laura Sevarino, Brooke Schwamburger, Stacy Ruderman, Jessica Kerley, Emma-Rose Trentacosti, Sara Woodward, Madeline Meyer, Katelynn Raymond, Nicole Schwartz, Alexandra Belvis, Erica Gerlach 2011 - Kiah Banfield, Alexandra Belvis, Melanie Brother, Madeline Meyer, Katelyn Raymond, Nicole Romano, Brooke Schwamburger, Alyssa Straub, Emma-Rose Trentacosti, Sara Woodward, Jenna Zito, Madeline Zweibel USAG COLLEGIATE NATIONALS 2005 - Team Champions USAG Coach of the Year 2005 - Chrystal Chollet-Norton USAG All-America Honors 2005 - Beth Fittery, Stephanie Zick 2006 - Beth Fittery, Gina Roselle, Lorena Johnson, Casey Santangelo

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ALL-TIME MEET RESULTS 1975 Meet Results (5-6) Head Coach: Arlene Norris Glassboro L A William Paterson W N Montclair L A Kean W A Maryland L A James Madison L N Trenton State L A Yale L A Brooklyn W H Princeton W A Hofstra W H Tournament Results EAIAW Tournament A

73.500 - 73.700 73.000 - 56.950 76.240 - 85.800 62.450 - 46.150 68.550 - 70.100 68.550 - 72.650 63.930 - 89.920 63.750 - 81.600 72.790 - 65.890 71.000 - 67.900 76.400 - 74.150

1976 Meet Results (10-3) Head Coach: Gail Bakker Maryland W H Glassboro W H William Paterson W H Kean W H Maryland L N North Carolina W N Towson L A Yale W H Trenton State L H Brooklyn W A Kean W H Hofstra W N Stonybrook W A Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament H

76.650 - 54.700 77.200 - 68.750 77.200 - 62.200 78.870 - 78.300 78.150 - 98.850 78.150 - 74.700 78.150 - 93.650 80.380 - 79.450 80.000 - 81.150 78.990 - 76.720 77.050 - 54.950 74.580 - 45.030 74.580 - 58.030

1977 Meet Results (8-3) Head Coach: Gail Bakker Towson L H West Chester L H Glassboro W N William Paterson W A Montclair W A Brooklyn W H Kean W H Yale L A Trenton State W A Maryland W N Hofstra W H Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A

118.700 - 124.500 119.300 - 122.100 116.950 - 89.650 116.950 - 80.650 121.850 - 114.800 121.650 - 67.750 121.650 - 55.520 115.550 - 126.000 117.750 - 116.350 116.400 - 100.550 123.300 - 101.550

1978 Meet Results (16-2) Head Coach: Sandra Salvas Ursinus W N West Point W A Glassboro W A William Paterson W A Hofstra W A Nassau CC W A Montclair W H Springfield L A Yale W H Trenton State W H George Washington W A Maryland W A Towson L A Kean W A Princeton W H West Chester W H Connecticut W N So. Connecticut W A Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A EAIAW Regionals A 1979 Meet Results (11-4) Head Coach: Sandra Salvas Yale L A Army W A Farmingdale W A Hofstra W H Temple W H Montclair W A Trenton State W H James Madison W A Maryland L A East Stroudsburg W H Glassboro W A West Chester L A So. Connecticut W H Towson W H Penn State L H Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A EAIAW Regionals A 1980 Meet Results (4-10) Head Coach: Sandra Salvas Springfield L H Massachusetts L H Temple L A Montclair W H Trenton State L H Nassau CC W A So. Connecticut L A West Chester L H Yale L H Maryland W H Rhode Island L H East Stroudsburg L A Princeton W H Penn State L A

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20th

89.250 - Second

124.550 - First

118.450 - 84.700 118.450 - 89.050 119.150 - 94.050 119.150 - 82.200 121.750 - 104.400 121.750 - 76.200 128.700 - 105.800 124.750 - 136.350 123.900 - 120.650 130.400 - 119.250 128.350 - 53.400 128.350 - 127.900 128.350 - 129.850 116.750 - 63.550 134.500 - 65.350 134.500 - 128.150 127.850 - 103.350 127.850 - 125.900 128.300 - First 124.300

114.000 - 123.300 118.550 - 103.200 118.550 - 35.900 121.750 - 80.700 119.350 - 111.000 123.250 - 114.600 120.700 - 112.500 116.000 - 108.950 116.000 - 118.450 122.650 - 114.550 123.750 - 88.700 123.750 - 126.050 124.450 - 122.800 124.450 - 124.000 127.300 - 143.800 124.900 - First 123.100 - 12th

125.050 - 126.250 126.400 - 133.200 114.675 - 132.100 119.300 - 116.450 119.300 - 122.600 118.500 - 111.300 118.500 - 130.250 121.850 - 129.450 118.600 - 123.850 125.600 - 124.800 125.600 - 129.600 116.900 - 124.400 122.550 - 103.900 113.950 - 146.800

Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A 125.150 - First EAIAW Regionals A Eighth 1981 Meet Results (5-9) Head Coach: Sandra Salvas Springfield L A Yale L A Hofstra L A Long Island W A Massachusetts L A Temple W H Nassau CC W H So. Connecticut L H West Chester L A Rhode Island L A Penn State L H East Stroudsburg W H Georgetown W A Maryland L A Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A

106.100 - 117.400 106.100 - 124.800 109.150 - 117.900 109.150 - 105.950 112.700 - 128.250 123.450 - 89.050 122.050 - 120.300 122.050 - 129.150 114.350 - 124.450 119.400 - 122.850 122.700 - 143.000 122.550 - 117.400 121.400 - 71.350 121.400 - 130.000

1982 Meet Results (6-9) Head Coach: Leslie Berman Massachusetts L H Pennsylvania L H Temple L A Northeastern L A Rhode Island L H West Chester L H Georgetown W A UMBC W A Navy W A East Stroudsburg L A Princeton W H Maryland L H Hofstra W H Nassau CC W H Yale L H Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A

114.050 - 126.800 114.050 - 122.750 115.300 - 127.300 116.100 - 126.050 120.100 - 127.850 120.100 - 131.350 122.200 - 110.800 122.200 - 108.350 122.200 - 119.050 126.500 - 128.300 122.000 - 116.250 122.000 - 132.800 122.950 - 121.850 122.950 - 116.500 122.950 - 129.000

120.150 - First

121.400 - Second

1983 Meet Results (3-9, 0-3 A-10) Head Coach: Leslie Berman Yale L A 141.300 - 159.950 Long Island W H 149.400 - 131.150 Temple! L H 143.200 - 157.450 Bryn Mawr W A 152.900 - 94.700 Hofstra W A 152.900 - 152.350 West Chester L A 150.100 - 168.150 Keene State L A 143.450 - 153.300 Rhode Island! L A 143.450 - 161.950 Princeton L A 152.850 - 156.300 East Stroudsburg L H 151.900 - 154.650 So. Connecticut L H 151.900 - 165.600 Massachusetts! L A 147.150 - 173.650 Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A 154.450 - Second Atlantic 10 Tournament A Sixth 1984 Meet Results (6-10, 0-4 A-10) Head Coach: Al Gomez Yale L H 149.450 - 161.900 George Washington! L A 146.300 - 150.050 Lock Haven W A 146.300 - 118.100 Temple! L A 138.000 - 155.450 Hofstra L A 151.300 - 154.250 So. Connecticut L A 151.300 - 166.250 West Chester L H 148.000 - 160.500 Keene State W H 151.700 - 150.300 Rhode Island! L H 151.700 - 166.050 Towson L H 151.550 - 153.000 Montclair W H 159.100 - 154.950 Princeton W H 159.100 - 135.450 East Stroudsburg W A 153.850 - 150.700 Long Island W A 153.850 - 147.350 Hofstra L A 144.650 - 160.650 Massachusetts! L H 156.450 - 165.050 Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A 161.850 - First Atlantic 10 Tournament A 158.925 - Sixth 1985 Meet Results (4-8, 1-3 A-10) Head Coach: Al Gomez Yale L A 143.000 - 165.100 Temple! W H 154.100 - 139.500 Hofstra W H 145.650 - 107.600 So. Connecticut L H 145.650 - 147.400 West Chester W A 167.350 - 121.650 Rhode Island! L A 150.500 - 178.200 Towson L A 149.450 - 169.400 East Stroudsburg L H 149.100 - 149.950 George Washington! L H 149.100 - 159.700 Massachusetts! L A 145.650 - 160.350 Montclair L A 145.650 - 147.400 Long Island W A 145.650 - 139.500 Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament H 157.950 - Second Atlantic 10 Tournament A 152.550 - Seventh 1986 Meet Results (2-7, 0-3 A-10) Head Coach: Al Gomez Temple! L A 136.700 - 167.700 So. Connecticut L A 134.900 - 168.600 West Chester L H 145.550 - 161.550 Rhode Island! L H 143.100 - 167.450 Montclair W A 147.850 - 145.550 Towson L H 154.800 - 168.600 East Stroudsburg L A 142.400 - 144.050 Long Island W N 142.400 - 141.850

Massachusetts! L H 148.700 - 165.850 Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A 147.050 - Third Atlantic 10 Tournament A 147.850 - Seventh 1987 Meet Results (6-8, 0-4 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Temple! L H 156.900 - 171.950 Vermont L H 156.900 - 159.100 Yale L H 156.900 - 169.550 So. Connecticut W H 159.700 - 130.550 West Chester L A 157.350 - 159.500 Lock Haven W A 157.300 - 116.200 Navy W A 157.300 - 151.400 Montclair W H 161.700 - 142.350 Princeton W H 161.700 - 132.950 Towson L A 153.200 - 172.300 East Stroudsburg W H 164.650 - 154.650 George Washington! L H 164.650 - 167.400 Massachusetts! L A 164.300 - 173.400 Rhode Island! L A 161.000 - 176.400 Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A 162.000 - Second Atlantic 10 Tournament A 158.750 - Seventh 1988 Meet Results (4-12, 0-4 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Princeton W N 159.700 - 134.100 Yale L A 159.700 - 177.650 So. Connecticut L A 157.850 - 159.750 West Chester L H 161.400 - 168.450 Montclair W A 165.350 - 119.150 Indiana (PA) L N 160.550 - 175.450 Temple! L A 160.550 - 173.450 West Chester L N 160.550 - 169.250 East Stroudsburg L A 164.050 - 166.050 Pennsylvania L H 166.050 - 168.650 Rhode Island! L H 167.400 - 172.800 Massachusetts! L H 165.150 - 171.700 Towson L A 167.750 - 184.150 George Washington! L H 169.400 - 173.900 Ursinus W H 169.400 - 146.700 Vermont W H 169.400 - 168.600 Tournament Results NJAIAW Tournament A 166.050 - Second Atlantic 10 Tournament A 168.050- Seventh 1989 Meet Results (9-10, 0-4 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton George Washington! L A 167.950 - 178.150 Maryland L A 167.950 - 181.500 UMBC W A 172.550 - 171.100 Towson L H 175.950 - 183.150 West Chester W A 171.750 - 169.950 Rhode Island! L A 170.050 - 173.100 Pittsburgh L A 170.050 - 171.500 Temple! L H 172.300 - 179.050 Ursinus W A 175.550 - 159.000 UMBC W A 175.550 - 172.600 Pennsylvania L A 175.550 - 178.550 James Madison L H 174.600 - 177.450 East Stroudsburg W H 174.600 - 170.850 So. Connecticut W H 174.600 - 170.550 Bridgeport L A 169.700 - 177.650 Brown W A 169.700 - 163.700 Massachusetts! L A 171.350 - 179.550 Cornell W H 176.900 - 173.900 Eastern Michigan W H 176.900 - 176.150 Tournament Results Atlantic 10 Tournament A 178.000 - Seventh 1990 Meet Results (10-8, 1-4 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton James Madison W A 173.600 - 171.100 George Washington! L A 174.450 - 175.600 Maryland L N 174.450 - 178.800 Bridgeport W H 175.500 - 174.900 So. Connecticut W H 175.500 - 172.700 West Chester W H 176.700 - 174.150 Rhode Island! W H 178.100 - 177.050 Temple! L A 174.050 - 180.750 East Stroudsburg W A 179.350 - 172.900 Yale W A 174.200 - 173.200 Pennsylvania W H 177.400 - 172.200 Ursinus W H 177.400 - 138.000 UMBC W H 180.500 - 167.950 Massachusetts! L H 180.750 - 185.200 Eastern Michigan L H 178.200 - 179.950 Pittsburgh L A 179.150 - 181.150 Towson L N 179.150 - 187.750 West Virginia! L A 180.400 - 186.450 Tournament Results Atlantic 10 Tournament A 178.150 - Fifth 1991 Meet Results (7-12, 0-6 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Indiana (PA) W N 178.800 - 176.150 Penn State! L A 178.800 - 186.750 West Virginia! L N 178.800 - 181.600 Ursinus W H 175.450 - 132.050 Bridgeport L A 177.800 - 179.200 Ursinus W H 173.800 - 135.900 West Chester W H 173.800 - 169.800 Rhode Island! L H 173.250 - 176.750 Temple! L H 178.150 - 180.600 James Madison L H 180.600 - 180.650 Indiana (PA.) L H 177.600 - 179.900 Pennsylvania L H 177.600 - 178.600 Pennsylvania L A 180.400 - 181.900 Ursinus W N 180.400 - 154.000

Massachusetts! L A Penn State! L H Vermont W H James Madison W A Maryland L A Tournament Results Atlantic 10 Tournament A

175.400 - 181.000 182.400 - 191.900 183.400 - 182.150 180.150 - 179.950 180.150 - 185.500 178.300 - Sixth

1992 Meet Results (5-10, 1-3 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Cornell W N 172.350 - 168.500 James Madison L A 172.350 - 180.450 Temple! L H 171.350 - 177.500 Ursinus W H 173.200 - 148.100 So. Connecticut L A 176.050 - 178.350 Rhode Island! W H 179.450 - 178.450 West Chester W H 178.900 - 172.800 Indiana (PA) L A 175.150 - 179.550 Pennsylvania L H 180.300 - 181.050 Ursinus W H 180.300 - 160.750 George Washington! L H 179.800 - 184.750 Massachusetts! L H 182.000 - 182.750 Vermont L A 181.150 - 181.450 Indiana (PA) L A 181.400 - 183.850 Pittsburgh L A 181.400 - 186.450 Tournament Results Atlantic 10 Tournament A 183.550 - Sixth 1993 Meet Results (5-7, 0-4 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Ursinus W H 175.600 - 155.050 James Madison L H 179.700 - 181.550 West Chester W A 174.900 - 171.350 Massachusetts! L A 180.800 - 188.600 Temple! L N 180.800 - 184.800 Rhode Island! L A 176.050 - 186.900 Pennsylvania L A 180.050 - 181.500 George Washington! L A 180.600 - 188.350 Pittsburgh W N 180.600 - 178.900 Indiana (PA) W H 182.700 - 178.800 So. Connecticut W H 182.700 - 179.850 Vermont L H 182.700 - 183.850 Tournament Results Atlantic 10 Tournament A Sixth 1994 Meet Results (8-5, 1-3 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Temple! W H 179.250 - 179.000 Springfield W H 177.500 - 176.650 West Chester W H 177.500 - 164.250 Ursinus W A 177.840 - 158.640 Radford W H 181.500 - 178.700 Rhode Island! L H 181.500 - 183.550 Vermont L A 181.950 - 184.750 So. Connecticut W H 182.350 - 175.300 George Washington! L A 181.775 - 187.400 James Madison L A 180.500 - 186.575 Massachusetts! L H 180.250 - 184.550 Pennsylvania W H 183.100 - 188.850 Pittsburgh W A 183.425 - 182.925 Tournament Results Atlantic 10 Tournament A 185.025 - Sixth 1995 Meet Results (15-7, 0-5 A-10) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Maryland W A 174.275 - 169.300 Temple! L A 174.275 - 182.500 George Washington! L H 181.200 - 184.175 Towson L H 181.200 - 185.700 James Madison W H 182.300 - 181.800 Pittsburgh W H 182.300 - 181.825 West Chester W H 182.300 - 165.900 Bowling Green W A 180.625 - 180.200 Indiana (PA) W A 180.625 - 166.500 Massachusetts! L A 181.625 - 189.175 MIT W A 181.625 - 172.200 Vermont W A 181.625 - 177.600 Rhode Island! L A 183.250 - 186.075 Northeastern L A 181.100 - 183.300 Ursinus W H 183.475 - 169.575 So. Connecticut W A 181.100 - 180.250 Pennsylvania W A 183.825 - 183.750 Bridgeport W H 186.350 - 184.075 Radford W H 186.350 - 182.925 Vermont W H 186.350 - 182.050 Pennsylvania W A 187.450 - 181.600 West Virginia! L A 186.200 - 193.850 Tournament Results Atlantic 10 Tournament A 185.925 - Sixth NIT Tournament A 187.900 - Eighth 1996 Meet Results (7-11, 0-5 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Temple L H 181.125 - 181.275 James Madison L A 182.950 - 183.850 Temple W A 182.950 - 179.250 Towson^  L A 182.950 - 191.575 Indiana (PA) W H 187.500 - 175.950 Rhode Island L H 187.500 - 187.700 Ursinus W H 183.650 - 171.550 North Carolina^ L N 184.550 - 188.300 North Carolina St.^ L A 184.550 - 192.600 Radford W N 184.550 - 183.925 Pittsburgh^ L A 184.625 - 189.825 So. Connecticut L H 183.925 - 184.100 Vermont L A 184.300 - 186.275 Pennsylvania W H 187.450 - 181.600 George Washington L A 187.125 - 192.175 Cornell W A 187.225 - 169.550 Radford W A 187.225 - 184.900 West Virginia^ L A 188.350 - 194.050


ALL-TIME MEET RESULTS Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 188.000 - Eighth 1997 Meet Results (5-9, 1-3 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Temple W A 184.925 - 183.625 Rhode Island L A 185.225 - 189.025 Ursinus W H 184.350 - 170.450 James Madison L H 184.500 - 187.325  Ohio State L A 189.975 - 194.275 Pittsburgh^ W H 190.375 - 189.900 New Hampshire^ L A 188.025 - 190.800 So. Connecticut W A 186.200 - 181.925 James Madison L N 187.300 - 190.725 North Carolina^ L A 187.300 - 193.325 Cornell W H 190.000 - 179.900 George Washington L N 191.075 - 192.575 Massachusetts L N 191.075 - 192.525 West Virginia^ L A 191.075 - 195.925 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 190.050 - Eighth NIT Championships A 188.575 - Seventh 1998 Meet Results (6-8, 0-4 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Ursinus W A 180.825 - 166.775 Towson^ L A 183.600 - 189.425 Temple W H 185.750 - 180.225 Radford W H 189.775 - 184.475 James Madison W A 185.250 - 182.125 Pittsburgh^ L N 185.250 - 187.925 Illinois L N 189.025 - 195.330 Ohio State L A 189.025 - 194.600 Pittsburgh^ L A 186.625 - 190.075 So. Connecticut W H 189.200 - 184.800 Auburn L A 184.975 - 192.150 Cornell W A 186.675 - 183.125 George Washington L N 190.325 - 192.525 West Virginia^ L A 190.325 - 196.000 Tournament Results EAGL Championships H 190.875 - Eighth NCAA Regional A 185.550 - Seventh 1999 Meet Results (10-14, 0-7 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Penn State L A 187.975 - 195.075 Radford W A 190.825 - 189.975 Temple W A 187.625 - 183.550 Ursinus W N 187.625 - 172.325 So. Connecticut W A 185.600 - 177.900 James Madison W H 188.150 - 184.125 Kentucky L N 191.550 - 192.575 Ohio State L N 191.550 - 192.350 West Virginia^ L A 191.550 - 195.000 Bridgeport W H 189.775 - 185.175 Pittsburgh^ L H 189.775 - 192.100 Ursinus W H 189.775 - 154.500 New Hampshire^ L H 189.475 - 191.625 Rhode Island L H 189.475 - 190.075 Temple W H 192.325 - 187.675 Ursinus W H 192.325 - 177.450 West Virginia^ L H 192.325 - 193.650 Cornell W H 191.400 - 183.625 Towson^ L H 191.400 - 193.075 Michigan L A 189.075 - 197.400 UCLA L N 189.075 - 195.700 Ball State L N 191.425 - 191.625 Maryland^ L N 191.425 - 193.100 West Virginia^ L A 191.425 - 195.400 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 192.375 - Eighth NIT Championships A 193.827 - Second 2000 Meet Results (16-5, 1-2 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Illinois State L N 187.125 - 189.450 Western Michigan W A 187.125 - 186.825 Wisconsin - RF W N 187.125 - 157.950 Towson^ L A 187.300 - 193.225 Temple W H 192.475 - 185.425 So. Connecticut W H 191.300 - 181.075 James Madison W A 191.275 - 189.025 Temple W N 191.275 - 182.950 Bowling Green L A 192.825 - 193.950 Cornell W N 192.825 - 183.950 Pittsburgh^ W A 192.150 - 190.550 Brown W N 192.700 - 184.925 Massachusetts W N 192.700 - 190.575 Rhode Island W A 192.700 - 192.150 Ursinus W H 195.400 - 181.475 Eastern Michigan W H 195.125 - 191.575 Cornell W A 191.300 - 187.475 Cortland W N 191.300 - 177.900 Eastern Michigan W N 191.300 - 190.975 George Washington L N 193.900 - 194.375 West Virginia^ L A 193.900 - 197.275 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 191.625 - Eighth NCAA Regionals A 191.850 - Fourth 2001 Meet Results (8-9, 1-4 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire^ L A 188.375 - 191.700 Towson^ L A 186.075 - 192.050 Wilson W N 186.075 - 157.475 Temple W A 187.675 - 179.400 West Virginia^ L A 189.025 - 193.325 Cortland W H 190.100 - 183.725 James Madison L H 190.100 - 190.325 So. Connecticut W A 187.850 - 187.000 Pittsburgh^ W H 191.250 - 190.975

Eastern Michigan L A Rhode Island L H Ursinus W H Cornell W H Maryland^ L A Alabama L N Cornell W N Penn State L A Tournament Results EAGL Championships A

186.675 - 193.800 188.200 - 189.175 188.200 - 183.035 193.025 - 186.350 191.475 - 196.200 189.775 - 197.525 189.775 - 184.600 189.775 - 196.650 191.825 - Seventh

2002 Meet Results (12-9, 2-6 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire^ L H 189.150 - 190.600 Massachusetts W A 187.900 - 185.075 Temple W H 193.525 - 185.850 Towson^ W H 193.525 - 191.375 Pittsburgh^ W N 191.950 - 190.950 West Virginia^ L A 191.950 - 195.200 James Madison W A 190.600 - 188.725 Bowling Green L H 191.225 - 192.000 So. Connecticut W H 191.225 - 186.175 James Madison W N 192.125 - 189.150 Pittsburgh^ L A 192.125 - 194.350 Wilson W N 192.125 - 160.750 Michigan State L A 191.350 - 195.725 Cortland W H 190.450 - 182.425 Maryland^ L H 190.450 - 192.500 Ursinus W H 190.450 - 183.225 Cornell W A 191.375 - 190.450 Massachusetts W H 193.200 - 192.250 Maryland^ L A 190.275 - 195.325 Towson^ L N 190.275 - 192.375 William & Mary L N 190.275 - 192.225 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 192.700 - Seventh ! Atlantic 10 Meet ^ EAGL Meet 2003 Meet Results (14-13, 0-7 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire L A 190.850 - 192.900 Yale W N 190.850 - 188.200 Brown W N 190.850 - 184.600 Cornell W N 189.100 - 184.525 Temple W N 189.100 - 185.675 Rhode Island W N 189.100 - 186.975 William & Mary W N 189.100 - 187.150 George Washington L A 189.100 - 191.950 North Carolina L N 189.100 - 192.300 Temple L A 191.875 - 191.950 James Madison W H 192.825 - 186.825 Towson L H 192.825 - 193.050 Ursinus W H 192.825 - 183.175 S. Connecticut W A 190.700 - 186.875 Cornell W N 191.325 - 187.200 Pittsburgh L A 191.325 - 193.950 Penn State L N 192.400 - 195.450 West Virginia L A 192.400 - 194.900 Temple W H 193.950 - 191.200 Bridgeport W H 193.950 - 185.000 Arizona State L A 193.125 - 197.825 California L N 193.125 - 196.100 Yale W H 193.700 - 191.900 Michigan State L H 193.700 - 195.450 Brown W H 193.700 - 191.500 Maryland L A 193.825 - 195.750 North Carolina L A 193.000 - 195.000 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 193.025 - Eighth 2004 Meet Results (17-6, 5-3 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire L H 193.350-194.250 Towson L A 192.500-193.950 Yale W N 192.500-186.525 Temple W H 193.800-190.700 James Madison W A 192.375-191.350 S. Connecticut W H 194.250-188.750 West Chester W H 194.250-179.375 Pittsburgh L A 192.550-194.730 Cornell W N 192.550-188.475 Brown W N 192.550-188.475 Yale W A 192.725-192.250 North Carolina L A 194.025-197.150 William and Mary W N 194.025-193.325 Towson W N 194.025-193.000 Maryland W H 195.100-193.925 Temple W H 195.100-192.425 Bridgeport W H 195.100-189.500 Western Michigan L H 194.075-194.425 Cornell W H 194.075-192.450 Ithaca W H 194.075-190.450 North Carolina L H 194.675-196.275 Cortland W H 194.675-188.950 Ursinus W H 194.675-188.500 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 192.475-Eighth 2005 Meet Results (16-9, 2-6 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire L A 190.825-191.600 North Carolina State L A 189.300-192.400 James Madison W H 188.950-179.450 Cortland State W H 188.950-177.425 Temple W A 189.675-186.950 S. Connecticut W A 190.125-180.550 Pittsburgh W H 190.750-190.050 Brown W H 190.750-186.000 Brockport W H 190.750-183.450 Maryland L A 192.475-189.550 Temple W N 189.550-188.950

Brockport W N North Carolina L A William & Mary W N West Virginia L H Bridgeport W H Eastern Michigan L H Cornell W H Ursinus W H Towson L A Maryland L N Pittsburgh W N Penn State L A Temple W N William & Mary W N Tournament Results EAGL Championships A NCAA Regionals A USA Collegiate Nationals A

189.550-180.800 195.850-192.100 192.100-191.150 193.150-192.525 192.525-185.725 191.300-191.200 191.200-187.775 191.200-184.650 193.175-192.700 192.850-192.700 192.700-191.225 195.500-193.100 193.100-190.300 193.100-189.650 192.625-Seventh 191.350-Sixth 193.025-First

2006 Meet Results (10-8, 1-5 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire W H 189.250 - 189.225 NC State L A 187.000 - 191.000 James Madison W A 190.025 - 181.000 Temple W H 191.650 - 184.675 Pittsburgh L A 190.625 - 191.95 Penn L A 190.550 - 196.025 Nebraska L A 190.550 - 195.475 Yale W A 190.550 - 190.200 Pittsburgh L A 191.050 - NR Maryland L A 101.050 - NR Bridgeport W H 190.550 - 174.075 Bowling Green W H 190.550 - 184.025 Rhode Island W H 190.550 - 187.150 Towson W H 190.550 - 190.050 Cornell W A 191.900 - 189.180 Eastern Michigan L A 191.900 - 193.550 Yale W A 190.250 - 188.000 Towson L A 190.250 - 193.900 Tournament Results EAGL Championships H 191.425-Seventh NCAA Regionals A 188.975-Sixth USA Collegiate Nationals A 190.225-Fifth 2007 Meet Results (17-6, 3-3 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire L H 191.775 - 190.125 New Hampshire W A 189.225 - 188.900 Rhode Island W A 189.225 - 186.525 Yale W A 189.225 - 185.325 James Madison W H 189.550 - 183.625 Temple W A 189.675 - 185.700 NC State W H 191.800 - 191.575 Pittsburgh L H 190.500 - 192.950 Yale W H 190.500 - 184.075 Brockport W H 190.500 - 183.425 Cortland W A 190.200 - 183.525 Ursinus W H 191.250 - 188.300 Rhode Island W H 191.250 - 187.800 Bridgeport W H 191.250 - 182.950 Cornell W H 192.575 - 190.350 Towson L A 191.675 - 193.525 Yale L A 191.675 - 191.775 West Virginia L A 190.225 - 195.275 Temple W A 190.225 - 189.975 Yale W A 190.225 - 186.925 Penn State L A 191.550 - 196.325 New Hampshire W A 191.550 - 190.325 Yale W A 191.550 - 187.475 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 192.600 - Sixth NCAA Regionals A 190.875 - Sixth USA Collegiate Nationals A 189.950 - Third 2008 Meet Results (10-13-1, 0-8 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire L H 191.475 - 183.450 Bridgeport W H 183.450 - 177.075 Pennsylvania W A 189.525 - 186.525 North Carolina L N 193.575 - 187.625 George Washington L A 190.000 - 187.625 Cornell W N 187.625 - 185.975 Temple W N 187.625 - 184.900 William & Mary W N 187.625 - 182.725 Temple W H 187.525 - 185.325 Pittsburgh L A 192.300 - 189.075 Cortland W H 188.650 - 179.200 Yale W A 188.250 - 188.200 West Virgina L H 193.925 - 189.900 Rhode Island T H 189.900 - 189.900 Bridgeport W H 189.900 - 187.625 Ursinus W H 189.900 - 185.250 Cornell L A 191.450 - 187.800 Towson L H 192.950 - 188.025 West Virginia L A 196.175 - 188.575 Minnesota L N 195.375 - 188.575 New Hampshire L N 193.400 - 188.575 Penn State L A 195.725 - 189.475 Maryland L N 192.675 - 189.475 Nebraska L N 196.000 - 189.475 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 189.025 - Eighth

William & Mary W N William & Mary W H Penn W H George Washington L H Towson L N Temple L A Bridgeport L A Maryland L N West Virginia L A George Washington L N Pittsburgh L H Yale W H Cortland State W A Penn State L A New Hampshire L N Bridgeport L N Alaska-Anchorage L H Bridgeport W H Cornell L H Towson L A Bridgeport L N William & Mary L N S. Connecticut L N Tournament Results EAGL Championships A

186.250-185.100 189.050-185.725 189.050-184.450 191.625-189.050 192.275-187.950 191.375-187.950 190.575-187.950 194.475-187.950 193.925-187.950 191.775-187.950 192.850-189.575 189.575-183.975 193.500-187.500 195.900-187.525 193.400-187.525 189.475-187.525 192.775-192.050 192.050-191.850 190.350-190.075 193.975-188.275 190.725-188.275 190.100-188.275 189.425-188.275 189.125 - Eighth

2010 Meet Results (6-22, 0-9 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire L H 188.925-189.725 NC State L A 188.100-193.825 Penn W A 190.725-185.100 Temple W H 188.550-187.775 Maryland L A 190.550-193.925 West Virginia L N 190.550-194.550 Denver L N 190.550-192.950 Pittsburgh L A 189.300-195.175 Iowa State L N 189.300-195.125 Brockport W N 189.300-188.350 Brockport W H 189.400-186.550 Cortland W H 189.400-182.250 Ursinus W H 189.400-181.975 Kent State L A 187.825-194.575 Northern Illinois L N 187.925-192.775 Bridgeport L H 190.875-190.900 William & Mary W H 190.875-189.000 Southern Conn. St. W H 190.875-188.850 Cornell L A 190.950-192.675 Brockport W N 190.950-188.250 Towson L H 192.675-193.400 Bridgeport L H 192.675-193.200 Yale W H 192.675-191.000 North Carolina L A 187.200-196.225 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 187.650 - Eighth USA Collegiate Nationals A 190.700 - Fourth 2011 Meet Results (20-8, 2-5 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire^ L A 191.875-194.500 North Carolina^ L N 191.725-193.900 George Washington^ L A 191.725-191.975 Cornell W N 191.725-191.275 William & Mary W N 191.725-190.275 Temple W N 191.725-189.625 Penn W N 191.725-189.425 North Carolina^ W H 192.050-190.975 Penn W H 192.050-188.750 Brown W H 192.050-184.725 West Virginia^ L A 191.150-194.075 Pittsburgh^ W N 191.150-189.025 Bridgeport L H 191.225-191.975 Brown W H 191.225-188.300 Yale W A 190.575-184.975 Ithaca W N 190.575-177.925 Cortland W A 193.525-187.500 Penn State L N 192.975-196.600 Maryland^ L A 192.975-195.300 William & Mary W N 192.975-186.975 Bridgeport W H 194.150-191.850 Ursinus W H 194.150-182.425 Cornell W H 194.350-191.550 Southern Conn. W H 194.350-187.825 Yale W H 194.350-186.000 West Chester W H 194.350-181.325 Towson L A 190.350-193.400 Yale W N 190.350-183.600 Tournament Results EAGL Championships A 193.625 - Fifth

All-Time Program Record: All-Time Atlantic 10 Record: All-Time EAGL Record:

333-323-1 4-50 18-83

2009 Meet Results (6-22, 0-9 EAGL) Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton New Hampshire L A 191.575-185.275 North Carolina L N 192.925-186.250 Geogre Washington L A 192.900-186.250 Cornell L N 188.700-186.250 Temple L N 188.500-186.250

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LIVINGSTON RECREATION CENTER Rutgers Gymnastics entered a new home in 2001 with the completion of the training and competition areas at the Livingston Recreation Center.

The training area is set up with two uneven bars, four beams, and a full-size floor for practice. The gymnasium, which has served as a recreation facility for several years, has undergone an internal facelift to accommodate a new, 6,000 square-foot gymnastics practice facility with state-of-the-art training equipment. The Scarlet Knights have benefited from newly-designed enhancements to its facility in 2008 which provided optimal training conditions for the program. A brand new surface for the floor exercise and a newly-added in-ground tumbling pit has opened up the facility’s layout and made it more conducive for training. New bleachers were erected in the facility which presents a pleasant experience for fans on the day of a meet. The new facility allows the Scarlet Knights to train to their full potential, as well as helps attract some of the top gymnastics recruits in the country.

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HOME OF THE SCARLET KNIGHTS DIRECTIONS ** From Route 18 North: Follow Route 18 North past the exits for “Route 27” and “Rutgers University” and proceed over the Raritan River on the John Lynch Memorial Bridge. (Approx. 3.7 miles). On the other side of river proceed straight on Rt. 18. Take the exit for Livingston Campus/Avenue E. Follow Ave. E until end and make left onto Road #3. Gym is on your right. From New Jersey Turnpike (North or South) : Turn off at Exit 9. After toll booths bear to the right; follow signs for “Route 18 North - New Brunswick.” Follow directions to campus from ** Route 18 North. From Garden State Parkway (North or South) Southbound - Coming from northern New Jersey: Turn off at Exit 129 for the New Jersey Turnpike and head south. Follow directions to campus from ** Route 18 North. Northbound - Coming from southern New Jersey (below Exit 105): Turn off at Exit 105 and follow signs for Route 18 North. After approximately 24 miles you will pass the entrance for the New Jersey Turnpike and continue on Route 18 North. Follow directions to campus from ** Route 18 North. Northbound (above Exit 105): Follow Parkway over Driscoll Bridge and take Exit 127 (Route 440 North). Follow Route 440 North (it becomes Route 287 North). Follow directions for Route 287 North, below. From Route 1 (North or South) Turn off at exit marked “Route 18 North-New Brunswick”. Follow directions to campus from ** Route 18 North. From Route 287 (North or South): Turn off at Exit 9 (formerly Exit 5) “River Road, Bound Brook, Highland Park”. Proceed East on River Road toward Highland Park until you reach the fifth traffic light (approximately 3.4 miles) at the intersection of River Road and Route 18. Turn left at the River Road traffic light onto Metlars Lane. Enter Rt. 18 North via River Road. Take the exit for Livingston Campus/Avenue E. Follow Ave. E until end and make left onto Road #3. Gym is on your right.

About the Livingston Recreation Center The Livingston Recreation Center offers a number of options for physical activity for both students and faculty/staff. The indoor facility consists of a multicourt basketball area with a synthetic Mondo floor (which can be converted to one indoor soccer area, five volleyball courts, or a combination of basketball, floor hockey, and volleyball), locker rooms for both men and women with saunas in each, a mirrored Multi-Purpose room for classes or practice, conference room, and offices. A 3,000 square foot Fitness Center offers a variety of cardiovascular equipment (bikes, rowers, treadmills, etc.), as well as assorted weight machines (Paramount and Nautilus) and free weights. Classes are offered during the academic year in aerobics/step, weight training, martial arts, tennis, and other activities. Outdoor space consists of five lit tennis courts, one enclosed lit hockey court, four basketball courts, one lit football field, one rugby field, one soccer field, a beach volleyball court and several softball fields.

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RICHARD L. MCCORMICK PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY Richard L. McCormick is the 19th president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  A scholar of American political history who began his academic career on the Rutgers faculty, he returned as president in 2002 after serving as provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of the University of Washington.  Dr. McCormick’s goal is to advance Rutgers within the top tier of American public research universities.  His ambitions for the university include an enriched learning experience for every student; teaching and research focused on global human problems; diversity of students, faculty, staff, and programs; and deeper connections with the people of New Jersey.    President McCormick led a major restructuring and reinvigoration of undergraduate education at Rutgers-New Brunswick, the university’s largest campus.  The plan merged four undergraduate colleges into a School of Arts and Sciences, expanded access to academic programs and learning communities, and established a popular First-Year Seminar program that offers more than 100 courses – each with no more than 20 students – on a wide range of topics taught by top faculty.   

Other initiatives undertaken during Dr. McCormick’s tenure include:  • The Rutgers Future Scholars Program, a pilot project to encourage minority and low-income teenagers from the university’s host cities to pursue higher education by offering mentorship and college preparation support, and the promise of free tuition to those admitted to Rutgers.

• Establishment of the first-ever universitywide alumni body, the Rutgers University Alumni Association.

• Rutgers Against Hunger, an initiative that combines volunteerism, research, education, and donations to address food security in the state of New Jersey.

• Transformation of the Livingston Campus in Piscataway into the model of what the university will become in the 21st century, with an emphasis on professional, executive, and continuing education; state-of-the-art residential and dining facilities; and integration with the Rutgers Ecological Preserve.

• Rutgers-Camden’s first-ever doctoral-level academic program, a Ph.D. in childhood studies – the first in the nation in this emerging discipline. • Establishment of the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark’s first new school in more than three decades. 

Born in 1947, President McCormick earned a B.A. in American studies from Amherst College in 1969 and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1976.  He is married to Joan Barry McCormick, RU ’88.  Dr. McCormick has three children, Betsy, Michael, and Katie.

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TIM PERNETTI DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS A New Jersey native with a strong passion for his alma mater, Tim Pernetti has come full-circle in becoming one of the nation’s youngest leaders in college athletics. A former student-athlete “On the Banks”, Pernetti was named Rutgers’ sixth Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on February 26, 2009. He oversees 24 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams in New Brunswick, a larger number than fielded at most of the university’s peer institutions. Pernetti has been influential in the world of college athletics since he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass media from Rutgers in 1993, and a master’s degree in communication in 1995. Pernetti’s influence on Rutgers Athletics has been immediate – from the key coaching hires of Mike Rice (men’s basketball), Dan Donigan (men’s soccer) and Brian Brecht (men’s lacrosse) – to securing the first two naming rights partnerships in Rutgers Athletics history. Under his leadership, Rutgers inked a 10-year naming rights deal with High Point Solutions to acquire the naming rights for Rutgers Stadium, along with a 10-year contract with Audi for the Audi Rutgers Club at High Point Solutions Stadium. Both deals have netted the Department of Athletics nearly one million dollars in new revenue to the annual budget.

In 2006, Pernetti spearheaded a landmark multi-media partnership with the NCAA to make CBS College Sports Network the home of Division II Sports. The innovative deal effectively increased the scope and reach of NCAA Division II sports with hundreds of games now available nationally via the broadcast network and online. Pernetti’s commitment to providing greater exposure to women’s and under-served sports is evidenced by the network’s unprecedented coverage of lacrosse and volleyball, among others. He has also been at the forefront of the development and creation of the Collegiate Nationals, which crowns champions in dozens of high endurance sports, and innovative original production including CBS College Sports Network’s groundbreaking NCAA March Madness Central, NCAA March Madness Highlights on CBS College Sports, and the WIRED franchise which gives viewers an inside look at games and events through wireless microphones on coaches during game action. Prior to joining CBS College Sports Network, Pernetti served eight years at ABC-TV and ABC Sports most recently as Director of Programming, where he was integral in acquiring, managing and developing several ABC Sports properties including college football, the Bowl Championship Series, and college basketball. For five years, Pernetti handled relationships and negotiated television rights with all of the major collegiate conferences. As a student at Rutgers, Pernetti was a four-year letterwinner at tight end on the Rutgers football squad. He was also the color commentator for Rutgers Football on the Rutgers Football Radio Network and announced weekly NFL games nationally on Sports USA Radio. A resident of Oakland, N.J., Pernetti is married to the former Danielle Bahto. His wife also graduated from Rutgers and was a letterwinner on the women’s lacrosse team. Danielle and Tim are the proud parents of their three children – Max, Conor and Natalie.

During his introductory press conference, Pernetti spoke about his vision to build a broadband network to deliver hundreds of live events. That promise has blossomed into KnightVision, powered by ScarletKnights.com, as KnightVision has streamed hundreds of live events per year, including unprecedented live game coverage for many of the Scarlet Knights Olympic Sports. Prior to returning to Rutgers, Pernetti was the Executive Vice President, Content, for CBS College Sports Network. In that role, he oversaw the rights and relationship business, on-air talent, and all network programming and content on air, online and across all screens for the nation’s first company dedicated to college sports. Pernetti helped to build the CBS College Sports Network, previously CSTV, prior to its launch in 2003, and has played a critical role in establishing it as the multi-media leader in college sports programming, content, news and information. He was a recipient of the prestigious Sports Business Journal Forty under Forty Award, and the Multichannel News 40 under 40 Award both in 2008. Charged with developing relationships, acquiring rights and creating multi-platform original programming for the first ever 24-hour sports college sports network, Pernetti successfully navigated through a complicated web of media rights deals to come up with new ways to serve college sports fans. Pernetti worked closely with the NCAA and hundreds of schools in every major conference, securing over 2,500 hours of event programming each year and multiple NCAA Championships across 35 men’s and women’s sports. Pernetti was in charge of the CBS College Sports Network exclusive long-term agreements with the US Naval Academy, Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, and the Atlantic 10. Further, he managed company relationships with more than 30 conferences and thousands of institutions. Pernetti remains most proud of establishing a strong relationship in women’s collegiate sports including the establishment of a women’s basketball game of the week package in 2004 with the Big East Conference.

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A BRIEF HISTORY Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of the leading universities in the nation. The university is comprised of 27 degree-granting divisions; 10 undergraduate colleges, 11 graduate schools, and six schools offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Five are located in Camden, eight in Newark, and 13 in New Brunswick and one in Newark and New Brunswick. Rutgers has a unique history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, the eighth institution of higher learning to be founded in the colonies, the school opened its doors in New Brunswick in 1771 with a handful of first-year students. During its early years, the college developed as a classic liberal arts institution. In 1825, the name of the college was changed to honor a former trustee and Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel Henry Rutgers. Rutgers College became the land-grant college of New Jersey in 1864, resulting in the establishment of the Rutgers Scientific School, featuring departments of agriculture, engineering, and chemistry. Further expansion in the sciences came with the founding of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in 1880, the College of Engineering (now the School of Engineering) in 1914, and the College of Agriculture (now the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) in 1921. The precursors to several other Rutgers divisions were also established during this period: the College of Pharmacy (now the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy) in 1892, the New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass Residential College, part of the School of Arts and Sciences) in 1918, and the School of Education (now Graduate School of Education) in 1924. In 1924, Rutgers College officially became Rutgers University, a reflection of the institution’s rapidly expanding number of schools and academic programs. Early in the century, Rutgers had begun offering educational opportunities to women when the New Jersey College for Women was founded in 1918, and to adult learners when University College, an evening division, was established in 1934. After World War II, enrollment exploded as Rutgers admitted all qualified candidates under the GI Bill. Rutgers was becoming an institution for all people, and in 1945 and 1956, state legislative acts formally designated Rutgers as The State University of New Jersey. A flurry of expansion ensued. The University of Newark (now Rutgers–Newark) joined Rutgers in 1946, followed by the College of South Jersey (now Rutgers–Camden) in 1950. An ambitious building program added libraries, classrooms, and student housing across the three regional campuses. In 1969, Livingston College opened, providing a coeducational residential experience with a special commitment to diversity. Graduate education in the arts and sciences grew through the establishment of the Graduate School–New Brunswick, the Graduate School–Newark, and the Graduate School–Camden. Professional schools were formed to serve students in the fields of business; communication, information, and library studies; criminal justice; education; fine arts; law; management and labor relations; nursing; planning and public policy; psychology; public affairs and administration; and social work. Meanwhile, as industry and government sought partners in solving problems and advancing knowledge, the concept of the research university emerged. In 1981, Rutgers adopted a blueprint for its transformation into a major public research university. With increased support from state, federal, and corporate partners, Rutgers’ strength in research grew dramatically. In 1989, in recognition of its enhanced stature, Rutgers was invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, an organization comprising the top 62 research universities in North America. Today, professors and students work in more than 230 specialized research centers, unraveling mysteries in marine sciences, early childhood education, neuroscience, advanced materials, climate change, nutrition, homeland security, transportation, stem cells, and many other areas that can improve life both in New Jersey and around the world. A 2007 major reorganization of undergraduate education in New Brunswick reinvigorated the undergraduate experience for both students and faculty by combining the traditions and strengths of four undergraduate liberal arts colleges—Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University—into a single School of Arts and Sciences. With 27 schools and colleges, Rutgers offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 graduate and professional degree programs. The university graduated more than 12,000 students last year, and has more than 390,000 living alumni residing in all 50 states and on six continents. Rutgers also sponsors community initiatives in all 21 New Jersey counties. Universitywide, new degree programs, research endeavors, and community outreach are in development to meet the demands of the 21st century. Today, Rutgers continues to grow, both in its facilities and in the variety and depth of its educational and research programs. The university’s goals for the future include the continued provision of the highest quality education, along with the increased support of research and commitment to public service to meet the needs of society.

MAJOR PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Accounting African & African-American Studies African-American Studies Africana Studies Agricultural Science Allied Health Technologies American Studies Ancient and Medieval Civilizations Animal Science Anthropology Anthropology, Evolutionary Art/Design/Digital Art (B.F.A.) Art/Visual Arts (B.A.) Art/Visual Arts (B.F.A.) Art History Astrophysics Biochemistry Bioenvironmental Engineering Biological Sciences Biology Biomathematics Biomedical Technology (B.S.) Biotechnology Botany

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Business Administration Cell Biology and Neuroscience Central and Eastern European Studies Chemistry Childhood Studies Chinese Classics Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communication Comparative Literature Computer Science Criminal Justice Dance East Asian Languages and Area Studies Ecology and Natural Resources Education Economics Education Engineering Applied Sciences Engineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering General Engineering Industrial Engineering Materials Science Engineering Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering English Environmental/Business Economics Environmental Planning and Design Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior Environmental Science European Studies Exercise Science Finance Food Science French General Science Genetics Geography Geological Sciences Geoscience Engineering German History

History/French History/Political Science Hospitality Management Human-Computer Interaction Human Resource Management Independent/Individualized Major Information Systems Information Technology and Informatics Interdisciplinary Major Italian Italian Studies Jewish Studies Journalism and Media Studies Journalism Labor Studies/Employment Relations Landscape Architecture Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Law Liberal Studies Linguistics Management Management and Global

Business Marine Sciences Marketing Mathematics Mathematics, Applied Medical Technology Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine Medieval Studies Meteorology Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Music Nursing Nutritional Sciences Pharmacy Philosophy Physician Assistant Physics Physics, Applied Planning and Public Policy Plant Science Political Science Portuguese Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies Prebusiness

Predentistry Prelaw Premedicine Preveterinary Medicine Psychology Public Health Public Administration Puerto Rican Studies Religion Russian Science, Technology, and Society Science, General Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Statistics/Mathematics Teacher Certification Theater Arts Theater Arts, Television and Media Arts Urban Studies Women’s Studies Women’s and Gender Studies Zoology


RUTGERS AT A GLANCE • Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, Rutgers is the eighth oldest college in the nation. • Rutgers was designated the State University of New Jersey by legislative acts in 1945 and 1956. • Rutgers is New Jersey’s largest public research university and is located on three regional campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick/Piscataway. • Rutgers was named New Jersey’s land-grant university in 1864 and has a special responsibility for serving the needs of the state. • Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a highly selective organization comprised of the 62 leading research universities in North America. • There are 27 degree-granting schools and colleges, offering more than 270 total bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral and professional degree programs. • Rutgers is one of New Jersey’s major employers with more than 9,000 full-time faculty and staff. • For every dollar New Jersey invests in Rutgers, the university channels $6 into the state’s economy. The University’s 2009 economic impact report showed that Rutgers and its faculty, staff, students and visitors channel $3.8 billion in direct and indirect spending into the state economy – more than six times the state’s $595.3 million investment in the university. • With holdings of more than 3.6 million volumes, the Rutgers library system ranks among the nation’s largest. • Rutgers enrolls more than 56,000 students, including over 42,000 undergraduates and 14,000 graduate students. • More than 10,000 students each year earn a degree from Rutgers. • The university has more than 390,000 living alumni; 220,000 alumni reside in New Jersey. • In 2008, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education reaccredited Rutgers for the next 10 years.

TEACHING AND LEARNING • Rutgers faculty include Fulbright Scholars, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and winners of many other prestigious awards and grants. • Rutgers History Professor Annette Gordon-Reed was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her landmark work, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W. W. Norton, 2008). • The graduate philosophy department is ranked second in the English-speaking world by the Philosophical Gourmet Report. • Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) is uniquely positioned at the epicenter of global business – just under 20 minutes from New York City – giving students easy access to leading global corporations to build lasting relationships. RBS delivers cutting-edge curricula that combine the mix of business and science required by today’s employers. • RBS is consistently ranked as the top business school in New Jersey and among the top three in the Greater New York Metropolitan area. The Executive MBA is ranked 33rd in the U.S. by The Financial Times and the Master of Quantitative Finance is among the top 10 programs nationally, as ranked by Wall Street executives. The MBA program was ranked 17th in the country for the employment rate of its graduates three months after graduation by U.S. News & World Report. To meet rising demand, a new on-year MBA track was created for students with advanced standing. • In Newark, the business School resides in a new state-of-the-art building which opened in 2009. And in New Brunswick, a new building will open in 2013 as the center of a new Livingston Professional Campus, accommodating the massive growth in the new four-year undergraduate program. • The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is ranked third among the nation’s top graduate programs in urban planning according to a survey by Planetizen, a Los Angeles-based planning and development network.

RESEARCH • Streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, and other potent antibiotics were discovered at Rutgers by Professor Selman Waksman and his students in the 1940s. Waksman received the Nobel Prize for his important contributions to medicine. • The Rutgers Stem Cell Research Center, part of the Division of Life Sciences of the School of Arts and Sciences, is located in Nelson Laboratories on the New Brunswick campus where its mission is to support research with human embryonic stem cells for Rutgers University researchers and collaborators. • The Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository is a valuable resource for researchers around the world studying the role heredity plays in such complex genetic diseases as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, diabetes, and Tourette’s syndrome. • The Protein Data Bank, based at Rutgers, is the international repository of three-dimensional protein structures. With $30 million in federal funding, the data bank provides vital information on more than 73,000 proteins and other macromolecules for scientists working to design more effective treatments for disease. • Rutgers’ Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences ranks among America’s top 15 marine research organizations based on peer competition for all federally funded oceanographic research. • The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, the only pharmacy school in New Jersey and one of the top institutions of its kind in the nation, ranks in the top 10 percent among pharmacy schools nationwide in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health with $8.8 million of funding awarded to the school in 2009. • Rutgers holds more than 550 United States patents, 325 of which have been issued since 2000. Since 1989, Rutgers has licensed more than 65 start-up or early-stage companies. • Rutgers is a partner in the Southern African Large Telescope, one of the world’s largest optical telescopes and the southern hemisphere’s newest eye-on-the-sky.

SERVICE TO NEW JERSEY • Rutgers’ Center for Government Services trains New Jersey’s municipal employees to better serve their constituents and trains approximately 8,000 annually through 18 separate programs and 150 courses. • In 2005, the Division of Continuing Studies offered 3,700 course sections to more than 45,000 individuals. Courses are offered in every county in New Jersey. • The Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist at Rutgers is the state’s official weather resource. • Each year on a single Saturday in the Spring, Rutgers opens its doors to the world for “Rutgers Day.” More than 200,000 people have visited the five New Brunswick campuses during the event the last three years to celebrate the institution’s three-part mission of teaching, research and service. In what started as the New Jersey Folk Festival and Ag Field Day, evolved into “Rutgers Day” in 2009.

SERVICE TO THE NATION • Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station has offices in all 21 New Jersey counties and serves the residents of the state through research, education and service programs that run the gamut from 4-H Youth Development to family and community health. Research from the Experiment Station has led to renowned Jersey tomatoes, disease-resistant dogwoods, improved coastline management, new forms of mosquito control and world-famous turfgrass varieties that have been used everywhere from the new Yankee Stadium to the Augusta National Golf Club. • Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences builds on a tradition of hands-on learning and research excellence in areas that cover the biological spectrum from organisms to ecosystems. Students and researchers alike are dedicated to finding solutions to the problems that most concern our state’s residents, particularly in the areas of environmental sustainability, alternative energy, food, health and nutrition. • Such nationally respected institutes at Rutgers, including the National Transit Institute, the National Institute for Early Education Research and the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, are helping to shape national and state policy in critical areas. • Rutgers is the nation’s primary source for anti-terror security training for public transit workers. • In April of 2009, Rutgers was selected by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to co-lead a new DHS Center of Excellence in Command, Control, and Interoperability (CCI) to conduct research into the technological issues involved with maintaining homeland security. It is one of 12 DHS Centers of Excellence in the nation. • The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy’s National Transit Institute is one of seven academic institutions around the nation that will make up a new National Transportation Security Center of Excellence. • Most meals ready to eat (MREs) manufactured for our nation’s troops are produced using Rutgers-developed technology. • The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center is a pioneer in developing effective methods to help autistic children.

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF

rutgers administrative officers

Kevin MacConnell

Douglas Kokoskie

Kathleen Hickey

Deputy Director of Athletics

Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/SWA

Sr. Assoc. Director of Athletics/ Operations

Richard L. McCormick, Ph.D., President Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D., Interim Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Jonathan R. Alger, J.D., Senior Vice President and General Counsel Bruce C. Fehn, B.S., C.P.A., Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Gregory S. Blimling, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs Raphael J. Caprio, Ph.D., Vice President for Continuing Studies Steven J. Diner, Ph.D., Chancellor, Newark Leslie A. Fehrenbach, B.S., Secretary of the University Carol P. Herring, B.A., President of the Rutgers University Foundation and Executive Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Peter J. McDonough Jr., B.A., Vice President for Public Affairs Kim Manning, M.B.A., Vice President for University Relations Courtney O. McAnuff, M.P.A, Vice President for Enrollment Management Michael J. Pazzani, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate and Professional Education Tim Pernetti, M.C.I.S., Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Wendell E. Pritchett, Ph.D., J.D., Chancellor, Camden Barry V. Qualls, Ph.D., Vice President for Undergraduate Education Donna K. Thornton, M.P.A., Vice President for Alumni Relations

BOARD OF GOVERNORS 2011-12

Jason Kroll

John Ternyila

Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/ External Affairs

Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/Finance

Jason Baum

Associate Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications

Ralph Izzo, Chair Gerald C. Harvey, Vice Chair Anthony J. DePetris Mark P. Hershhorn M. William Howard, Jr. Robert A. Laudicina Gordon A. MacInnes Richard L. McCormick, ex officio Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. John F. Russo, Sr. Daniel H. Schulman Candace L. Straight

Paul Panayotatos, Faculty Representative Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative Kristen Clarke, Student Representative OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Bruce C. Fehn, Treasurer Leslie A. Fehrenbach, Secretary Mary Claire Brennan, Assistant Secretary

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2011-12

Janine Purcaro

Brian Colvin

Chief Financial Officer for Intercollegiate Athletics

Dr. Robert Monaco

Associate Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine

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Associate Director of Athletics/Finance & Administration

Kathleen Shank

Director of Academic Support Services for Student Services

Shawn Tucker

Assistant Director of Athletics/StudentAthlete Development

Doug Fillis

Associate Director of Athletics/ Development

Nick Ojea

Associate Athletic Director for Compliance

Kenneth M. Schmidt, Chair Dudley H. Rivers, Jr., Vice Chair Margaret T. Derrick, Vice Chair Sol J. Barer Felix M. Beck, Emeritus Gregory Bender William E. Best Joan L. Bildner, Emerita Michael A. Bogdonoff Jonathan R. Boguchwal Floyd H. Bragg, Emeritus Gregory Q. Brown Dominick J. Burzichelli Dorothy W. Cantor John Herbert Carman, Emeritus Peter Cartmell, Emeritus Mary J. Chyb Kevin J. Collins, Emeritus Hollis A. Copeland Steven M. Darien Marisa A. Dietrich Carleton C. Dilatush, Emeritus Robert P. Eichert, Emeritus Dennis M. Fenton Evelyn S. Field, Emerita Lora L. Fong Jeanne M. Fox, Emerita John R. Futey Albert R. Gamper, Jr. Ronald W. Giaconia, Emeritus Rochelle Gizinski, Emerita Evangeline Gomez Leslie E. Goodman, Emeritus

Joyce W. Harley M. Wilma Harris John A. Hendricks Robert A. Hering Mark P. Hershhorn Carleton A. Holstrom, Emeritus M. William Howard, Jr. John D. Hugelmeyer Frank B. Hundley Ralph Izzo Paul B. Jennings, Emeritus Nimesh S. Jhaveri Tilak Lal Walter L. Leib, Emeritus Richard A. Levao, Emeritus Jennifer Lewis-Hall Christine M. Lomiguen Gordon A. MacInnes Duncan L. MacMillan Rashida Y. V. MacMurray Iris Martinez-Campbell Richard L. McCormick, ex officio Carol Ann Monroe Robert E. Mortensen Patricia Nachtigal, Emerita Gene O’Hara, Emeritus John A. O’Malley Dean J. Paranicas, Emeritus Jose A. Piazza Sidney Rabinowitz George A. Rears Norman Reitman, Emeritus Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. Alvin J. Rockoff, Emeritus Alejandro Roman

John F. Russo, Sr. Louis A. Sapirman Daniel H. Schulman Richard H. Shindell Susan Stabile Dorothy M. Stanaitis, Emerita Robert L. Stevenson Sandy J. Stewart Candace L. Straight Abram J. Suydam, Jr. Eleanor J. Tansey Heather C. Taylor Anne M. Thomas, Emerita Michael R. Tuosto, Emeritus Laurel A. Van Leer Lucas J. Visconti Mary Vivian Fu Wells, Emerita Martha A. Cotter, Faculty Representative Menahem Spiegel, Faculty Representative Kyle Jasey, Student Representative Katherine Yabut, Student Representative OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Bruce C. Fehn, Treasurer Leslie A. Fehrenbach, Secretary Mary Claire Brennan, Assistant Secretary


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GYMNASTICS SCORING GUIDE In collegiate team competition, six gymnasts perform in each of four events (vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam, and floor exercise). The five best individual scores per event comprise the cumulative team total. Collegiate competition requires at least two judges to evaluate the score of an athlete’s performance. The scores are averaged to arrive at a final mark. A perfect team score is 200, with top collegiate scores ranging between 190.00 and 197.00. Optional routines, choreographed by the gymnast to express herself through the skills she may perform best, are based on a score of 9.6 with an additional four-tenths (.4) for completing more difficult skills and/or combinations. Judges use the following categories to evaluate optional routines: Value parts (difficulty).......................3.00 Special Requirements......................1.20 Bonus Parts..........................................0.50 Composition..........................................0.60 Execution................................................4.70-5.20 Total..........................................................10.00 Vault The vaulting event requires speed, quickness and explosive power. Vaults are divided into four categories: handsprings, forward saltos, backward saltos and vaults from a roundoff. Each of these vaults is assigned a vault of up to 10.0. Deductions are taken from the starting value of the vault. Basis for deductions stems from technical errors in the areas of preflight (approach to the horse), repulsion (the rise of the horse), and the afterflight (distance and height from the horse). In 2001, the rules were modified so that each gymnast would be permitted to perform one vault for scoring purposes. This is a change from previous seasons, where gymnastics could perform two of the same or two different vaults, and were awarded the higher of the two scores. Due to safety concerns, in 2003 the design of the vault horse was been changed. It now has a larger top, allowing thegymnast more room to place her hands on the horse. It is referred to as the “tongue”, since that is what the new shape resembles. Uneven Bars A complete routine on the uneven bars comprises some 10 to 15 moves, consisting mainly of swinging and suspension skills utilizing both bars with many regrasps. A change of direction is required in the routine, while pauses for concentration, extra swings and uncharacteristic elements are to be avoided. The gymnast must change bars at least two times, and must have at least two

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flight elements. As mentioned above under scoring, bonus parts worth up to 0.40 can be awarded for completing difficult skills. On this event, some of the bonus moves include somersaulting release moves, difficult pirouette work, and somersaulting mounts. Balance Beam The routine must be composed of elements from the following groups: tumbling with and without flight; strength; and dance (i.e. turns, leaps, and body waves). Special requirements on the balance beam are a tumbling series, a leap or a large jump, a full turn and a series of skills combining dance and acrobatics. The routine must last between 1:10 and 1:30. Performing on the beam requires precise movement and intense concentration, as each ‘wobble’ results in a deduction. Elements performed on the beam that receive bonus points are somersaulting mounts, double-back dismounts, double turns, one-arm handstands, and jumps showing maximum flexibility. Floor Exercise Floor exercise is a combination of dance, tumbling and acrobatics performed to music. Creative and dynamic changes in rhythm and energy levels help to create an exciting routine where composition plays an important role. The exercise must last between 1:10 and 1:30. A routine consists of three tumbling “passes” and the gymnast must balance the difficulty of both her tumbling skills and dance skills and should finish the routine as strongly as it was started. Bonus points are awarded on this event for more than two twists in the same somersault, a double-back preceded by a front or backsomersault, a triple turn, and certain unique dance elements. Specific deductions are taken for stepping off the mat and for being out of sync with the music.



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