PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Jan. 9, 2014) - With the 2014 gymnastics season only one day away, 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 senior Alyssa Straub...
Hometown: Nazareth, Pa.
High School: Nazareth
Major/Minor: Public Health
Favorite Olympic Gymnast: Nadia Comaneci
Favorite Pro Athlete: Peyton Manning
Favorite Pro Sports Teams: New York Giants, New York Yankees
Favorite Movie: Alice in Wonderland
Favorite TV Shows: The Walking Dead, True Blood, New Girl
Favorite Food: My mom's meatballs!
Favorite Song Right Now: “When She Says Baby” by Jason Aldean
The farthest place from home I've been is Mexico.
My favorite gymnastics memory is - all of it has been amazing.
My favorite gymnastics event to compete on is floor.
I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I loved the atmosphere of the school.
When I was little I always wanted to be a veterinarian or doctor.
After graduation I hope to move to somewhere more laidback.
The most influential person in my life is my mom.
My favorite midnight snack is pretzels.
An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is probably Wale, even though there is a lot of variety on it.
If I could spend a day with anyone in history, it would be Michelangelo.
If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is my kitten!
If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be buffalo chicken pizza.
The best place at Rutgers is the Cook/Douglass Campus, obviously.
My favorite class at RU was all of my Public Health electives.
A pre-meet ritual of mine is to bathe in glitter.
I hate to admit it, but I love terrible rap songs.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be the Adirondacks.
If I could do any other sport at RU, it would be swimming.
My goal for the 2014 season is to put up high scores!