PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Jan. 10, 2013) – After opening the season on the road, the Rutgers gymnastics team hosts a tri-meet featuring Alaska Anchorage and Yale in its first home meet of the season on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. inside the Livingston Recreation Center.
Led by second-year head coach Louis Levine, the Scarlet Knights (0-1, 0-1 EAGL) are coming off a loss to New Hampshire last weekend, despite posting its best team score to open a season (192.800) since 2004. The squad also performed well on the uneven bars, topping the Wildcats on the event with a score of 48.900, the third-best mark in program history.
Freshman Jenna Williams (Bordentown, N.J.) earned EAGL Rookie of the Week honors for her performance, posting two second-place finishes (bars, vault) in her collegiate debut. She was one of two Scarlet Knights to score a 9.800 or higher in two events.
Alaska Anchorage, under the guidance of 29th-year head coach Paul Stoklos, opens the season at Bridgeport on Thursday (Jan. 10) before coming to Rutgers. The Seawolves are a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Rutgers and Alaska Anchorage have met once, in 2009, dropping a 192.775-192.050 decision to the Seawolves.
Yale, a member of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, is coached by Barbara Tonry, who has been at the helm since the Bulldogs’ program started in 1973. This will be Yale’s first meet of 2013. The two squads last met three times in 2011, with the Scarlet Knights winning each matchup. Rutgers has won the last eight meeting against Yale, with its last loss coming in 2007.
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