BALTIMORE (Jan. 29, 2014) – Junior Emma Hoffman (Union, N.J.) of the No. 25 Rutgers gymnastics team was named East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Specialist of the Week in an announcement by the league office. She scored a career-high 9.850 to finish first on uneven bars in the Scarlet Knights’ most recent meet at home versus Brown.
“This is a great honor for Emma, who has worked hard every day to improve and learn new skills to become one of the top bar workers in the conference,” head coach Louis Levine said. “This is just the start of what I expect to be a great season for her.”
Hoffman’s 9.850 helped Rutgers tally 48.625 in the event Friday and ultimately pick up its sixth win of the season. With this past weekend’s performance, she ties Stephanie Oullette of NC State and Taylor Henderson of George Washington for third in the conference on bars (9.788 average).
This is the second weekly conference honor of the season for RU, as freshman April Baker (Andover, Mass.) earned EAGL Rookie of the Week following week one.
The Scarlet Knights are back in action Saturday evening for an 8 p.m. ET meet at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas. Rutgers is 6-0 on the season and leads the conference with an average team score of 194.656, ranked No. 25 in the nation (tied with Kent State).