PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Dec. 11, 2013) - With the 2014 gymnastics season quickly approaching, get to know the Scarlet Knights. The season starts Jan. 11, 2014 against New Hampshire at the Livingston Recreation Center.
To start off the series, ScarletKnights.com introduces you to freshman Taylor Le Moal...
Hometown: Yorktown, Va.
High School: York High School
Major/Minor: Pre-medicine, psychology minor
Favorite Olympic Gymnast: Gabby Douglas
Favorite Pro Athlete: Victor Cruz
Favorite Pro Sports Teams: New York Giants, New York Yankees
Favorite Movies: Step Up, Horrible Bosses, Due Date, Stick It, The Heat
Favorite TV Shows: So You Think You Can Dance, The Soup, Community, Dance Moms
Favorite Foods: Salad
Favorite Song Right Now: “Crazy Kids” by Ke$ha
The farthest place from home I've been is Hawaii.
My favorite gymnastics memory is qualifying for and competing at Easterns my senior year after coming back from an injury.
My favorite gymnastics event to compete on is floor.
I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I loved the big school atmosphere and the focus on academics and I got to be on the gymnastics team. I also liked the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and the research opportunities they have.
When I was little I always wanted to be a singer or an Olympic gymnast.
After graduation I hope to go to medical school.
The most influential person in my life is Coach Tami, my gymnastics coach from my JO team.
My favorite midnight snack is popcorn.
An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is Arcade Fire.
If I could spend a day with anyone in history, it would be Jackie Kennedy.
If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is how pink it is.
If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be Salad Creations.
The best place at Rutgers is Passion Puddle on Cook campus.
My favorite class at RU was Introduction to Human Ecology and Psychology.
A pre-meet ritual of mine is to listen to the Wicked soundtrack.
I hate to admit it, but I love 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Miami, Fla.
If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be diving.
My goals for the 2014 season are to be a team contributor in any way that I can and to help the team qualify to Regionals.