Meet #RUGym: Charly Santagado

Meet #RUGym: Charly Santagado
Dec. 19, 2014

Piscataway, N.J. - With the 2015 Rutgers gymnastics season almost here, take an opportunity to meet this year's Scarlet Knights. Rutgers begins its season Jan. 10, 2015 when it travels to Penn State to compete against the Nittany Lions, New Hampshire and Cornell.

To begin the series, ScarletKnights.com introduces sophomore Charly Santagado.

Birthday: 7/22/1994
Parents:
Robert and Tobi Santagado
Siblings:
Sister, Eriel
Hometown:
Celebration, Fla.
High School: Florida Virtual

Favorite Olympic Gymnast:
Shawn Johnson
Favorite Pro Athlete: Peyton Manning
Favorite Movies: Interstellar & Up
Favorite Actor: Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite TV Shows: New Girl & How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Foods: Chocolate and Froyo!
Favorite Song Right Now: "Ooh" by Jon Bellion
Favorite Class at RU: The Grotesque and Supernatural in Twentieth-Century Fiction
Favorite Campus at RU: Douglas
Favorite Holiday: Halloween

When I was little I always wanted to be a lawyer.
An artist or band no one would believe I have on my iPod is The Band Perry.
If I could have dinner with any celebrity, it would be James Franco.
Something people might not know about me is that I'm terrible at painting nails.
If I could get on a plane and go anywhere, it would be to London.
My favorite place to eat on campus is 16 Handles.
My favorite place to hangout on campus is Café Bene.
What I miss the most about my hometown is my hot tub!
If I weren't an athlete, I would be a dancer (which I am anyway).
When at the mall, the first store I go to is Urban Outfitters.
My favorite gymnastics memory is winning a gold medal at the Maccabiah Games.
I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it has everything I'm interested in, including arts, great academics and athletics!
After graduation I hope to take some time off before graduate school to dance in the city!
The most influential person in my life is my sister!
A pre-meet ritual of mine is to have one of my teammates braid my hair.
What excites me the most about the upcoming season is how awesome our team is looking so far!
My goals for the 2015 season are to make Regionals again, make the night session at the Big Ten Championships and to compete in all-around.

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