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Meet the Team: Danielle Verdon
  • Posted on December 12, 2013 2:07:07 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Dec. 12, 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 continue the series, ScarletKnights.com introduces you to sophomore Danielle Verdon...

    Hometown: Freehold, N.J.
    High School: Freehold Boro
    Major/Minor: Communications and human resources

    Favorite Olympic Gymnast: Shawn Johnson
    Favorite Pro Athlete: Todd Frazier
    Favorite Pro Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds
    Favorite Movies: Holes, Elf, Pitch Perfect
    Favorite TV Shows: Ground Floor
    Favorite Foods: Ice cream and Chipotle
    Favorite Song Right Now: “Timber” by Pitbull feat. Ke$ha

    The farthest place from home I've been is Turks and Caicos.
    My favorite gymnastics memory is winning Gymnast of New Jersey.
    My favorite gymnastics event to compete on is floor.
    I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it’s close to home, and very family oriented.
    When I was little I always wanted to be a Spice Girl.
    After graduation I hope to: become a Nike Fitness Model. 
    The most influential person in my life is God.
    My favorite midnight snack is a chocolate Ice cream cone.
    An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is Rich Homie Quan.
    If I could spend a day with anyone in history, it would be Abraham Lincoln.
    If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is that I’m a neat freak. 
    If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be ice cream.
    The best places at Rutgers are all the fro-yo places, and Livingston Dining Hall.
    My favorite class at RU was Expos.
    A pre-meet ritual of mine is to pray to God.
    I hate to admit it, but I love to snapchat embarrassing photos of myself to my best friends.
    If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Australia.
    If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be football. 
    My goals for the 2014 season are to compete all around and for our whole team to make it to Regionals!

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