DURHAM, N.H. (March 21, 2014) – After picking up five All-East Atlantic Gymnastics League honors earlier this week, senior Alexis Gunzelman (Tabernacle, N.J.) has been selected as Rutgers gymnastics EAGL MVP in a vote of her teammates. It is the third time she has earned the honor, having won it as a freshman in 2011 and sophomore in 2012.
“Alexis had a great regular season and her teammates recognized that with this honor,” head coach Louis Levine said. “In addition to her consistency in the gym, her leadership as a captain has been a big part of our success this year. It is quite an achievement to win EAGL MVP three times in a career.”
Gunzelman picked up first team for every event and all-around, one of just two gymnasts in the conference to earn the distinction. She led the league with a 9.845 regional qualifying score (RQS) on uneven bars, also scoring above a 9.800 on floor exercise (9.835), balance beam (9.820) and vault (9.815). Gunzelman has an RQS of 39.200 all-around, with a career-high of 39.400 set Feb. 22 in a home quad meet. She now has 12 total EAGL postseason awards in her four-year career.
Gunzelman competed all-around in 10 meets for the Scarlet Knights this season, having earned EAGL Gymnast of the Week twice throughout the course of the year. She has qualified as an individual for the NCAA Regionals the past two seasons.
Rutgers will compete in the EAGL Championships Saturday at 2 p.m. at the University of New Hampshire.