PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Dec. 19, 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 junior Emma Hoffman...
Hometown: Union, N.J.
High School: Home Schooled through Abeka home school program
Major/Minor: Double major in labor studies and communication
Favorite Olympic Gymnast: Dominique Dawes
Favorite Pro Athlete: Tim Tebow
Favorite Pro Sports Teams: New York Mets, Baltimore Ravens, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite Movies: The Lion King, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect, Miracle
Favorite TV Shows: Friends, How I met your Mother, New Girl
Favorite Foods: Chicken parmesan, ice cream, filet mignon
Favorite Song Right Now: “Thinking About You” by Calvin Harris
The farthest place from home I've been is the Dominican Republic.
My favorite gymnastics memory is competing in my first Rutgers home meet.
My favorite gymnastics event to compete on is floor.
I committed to Rutgers over other schools because of the family environment throughout the athletic department and the great education.
When I was little I always wanted to be a plumber like my dad.
After graduation I hope to attend graduate school to earn my masters.
The most influential person in my life is my sister Kayla because she has achieved so much at Alabama as a gymnast and as a student.
My favorite midnight snack is Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
A few songs no one would believe I have on my iPod are Disney songs from all of the classic animated movies.
If I could spend a day with anyone in history, it would be Morgan Freeman
If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is that my bed is almost as tall as me.
If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be pizza.
The best place at Rutgers is Rutgers Gardens.
My favorite class at RU was Dance Appreciation.
A pre-meet ritual of mine is to sleep in the same pajamas the night before every meet.
I hate to admit it, but I love my cats.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Italy.
If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be track and field, as a pole-vaulter.
My goals for the 2014 season are to break even more school records as a team, to compete like a family, to win EAGL, and to qualify for Regional’s as a team. Also, I hope to achieve a chance to personally compete on vault, floor, and bars.