PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Dec. 26, 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 Sara Skammer...
Hometown: Dallas, Pa.
High School: Dallas
Major/Minor: Biomathematics, psychology minor
Favorite Olympic Gymnast: Shawn Johnson
Favorite Pro Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies
Favorite Movie: Transporter
Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars
Favorite Foods: Cheesesteaks!!
The farthest places from home I've been are Greece and Turkey.
My favorite gymnastics memory is competing at my first collegiate gymnastics meet, starting on vault.
My favorite gymnastics event to compete on is bars.
I committed to Rutgers over other schools because it is close enough where my friends and family can come see me compete, but far enough away from my home that I can get the full “on your own experience”. Also, the athletic and academic programs here are really great.
When I was little I always wanted to be a cake decorator.
After graduation I hope to find a job that involves both math and biology and to love what I do.
The most influential people in my life are my mom and dad.
My favorite midnight snack is cereal.
An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is Bullet For My Valentine.
If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be cheesesteaks with sweet potato fries.
The best place at Rutgers is my apartment with my three teammates!
My favorite class at RU was Calculus II.
A pre-meet ritual of mine is to wear the same socks to every meet and do my hair the night before the meet the same way.
I hate to admit it, but I love studying.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be Italy.
If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be soccer or diving because I used to do both.
My goals for the 2014 season are to be a strong aspect to my team and to stay consistent. Making regionals is a huge goal for our team this year and I know we can make it!