PISCATAWAY, NJ – Eighteen members of the Rutgers gymnastics team have been named to the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) All-Academic Team, the league office has announced.
The 18 Scarlet Knights were among 88 student-athletes honored. Leading the list of recipients for Rutgers were juniors Janice Blackstone (Kensington, MD), Tracy Heckler (Laurel Springs, NJ), Jennifer Miksan (Carol Stream, IL), Sveta Shterenberg (Sharon, MA) and Stephanie Zick (Pittsburgh, PA), who received EAGL all-academic honors for the third time in their careers.
The 18 Rutgers selections were the most for any of the eight EAGL schools.
The Scarlet Knights will finish the regular season with a home tri-meet, hosting North Carolina and Ursinus Saturday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m. Rutgers will honor its seniors prior to the meet at the Livingston Gym.
2004 East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) All-Academic Team
Name Yr. GPA Hometown Major
Lisa Abrams Sr. 3.50 Mount Ephraim, NJ Criminal Justice
Marinelle Antonio Jr. 3.45 Mount Laurel, NJ Nursing
Janice Blackstone*** Jr. 3.72 Kensington, MD Exercise Science/Sports Studies
Sharlene Evans Fr. 3.12 Lititz, PA Undeclared
Elizabeth Fittery Fr. 3.62 Denver, PA Undeclared
Tracy Heckler*** Jr. 3.61 Laurel Springs, NJ Chemical Engineering
Laura Iepson** Sr. 3.18 Sweetwater, NJ Exercise Science/Sports Studies
Lorena Johnson Fr. 3.38 Lilburn, GA Undeclared
Alexis Leyh Fr. 3.50 Georgetown, DE Undeclared
Jennifer Miksan*** Jr. 3.90 Carol Stream, IL Biomedical Engineering
Jessica Orlando** Jr. 3.71 Erie, PA Criminal Justice/Psychology
Nicole Patouhas Fr. 3.78 Marlton, NJ Undeclared
Casey Santangelo Fr. 3.53 Cherry Hill, NJ Undeclared
Jamye Shelton So. 3.26 Griffin, GA Undeclared
Sveta Shterenberg*** Jr. 3.79 Sharon, MA Psychology
Kelly Straka Fr. 3.15 Fairless Hills, PA Undeclared
Caitlin Wight** Sr. 3.61 Washington, PA Psychology
Stephanie Zick*** Jr. 3.89 Pittsburgh, PA Meteorology
** indicates two-time selection
*** indicates three-time selection