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Eighteen RU Gymnasts Named to All-EAGL Academic Team
  • Posted on March 11, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • 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

    Rutgers Honorees
    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

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