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Meet the Team: Charly Santagado
  • Posted on December 20, 2013 10:29:16 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Dec. 20, 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.

    Season tickets for the 2014 season are now on sale. Priced at just $21 for adults, click here to purchase online. Full pricing information can be found here.

    To continue the series, ScarletKnights.com introduces you to freshman Charly Santagado...

    Hometown: Celebration, Fla.
    High School: Florida Virtual School
    Major/Minor: Music (piano performance) and philosophy major, dance minor

    Favorite Olympic Gymnast: Shawn Johnson
    Favorite Pro Sports Teams: New York Jets
    Favorite Movies: Easy A, Up, Crazy Stupid Love
    Favorite TV Shows: New Girl, The Big Bang Theory
    Favorite Foods: White pizza, anything pumpkin, chocolate!
    Favorite Song Right Now: “Until We Get There” by Lucius

    The farthest place from home I've been is Israel.
    My favorite gymnastics memory is winning a gold medal in Israel this summer!
    My favorite gymnastics event to compete on is floor.
    I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it had all of my interests in one place – academics, music, dance and gymnastics.
    When I was little I always wanted to be a lawyer or some type of politician.
    After graduation I hope to go to Colombia for law school.
    The most influential person in my life is my mom – she is the best!
    My favorite midnight snack is anything with chocolate.
    An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is about 95% of the artists on my iPod.
    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 the walls are totally covered in posters from concerts I’ve been to.
    The best place at Rutgers is the Douglass campus! It’s so peaceful and good for studying. Also, Hansel and Griddle or 16 Handles!
    My favorite class at RU was Intro to Philosophy.
    A pre-meet ritual of mine is to listen to Ke$ha to get pumped up before the meet!
    I hate to admit it, but I love “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.
    If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be right here at Rutgers – that’s why I chose to come here after all.
    If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be football.
    My goals for the 2014 season are to make Regionals as a team, to make lineup on all four events, and to break some records!

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