PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 4, 2013) – Four members of the Rutgers gymnastics team earned a spot on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women Academic All-America team. To be recognized for this honor, student-athletes must carry a grade-point average of 3.50 or better.
Seniors Nicole Romano (Livingston, N.J.) (accounting), Emma-Rose Trentacosti (Ridgefield Park, N.J.) (American studies) and Jenna Zito (Rockaway, N.J.) (mathematics) all earned Academic All-America status in their final collegiate seasons, while Alexandria Ivol (Woolwich Twp., N.J.) (psychology) picked up the honor as a junior.
“These young ladies epitomize the meaning of student-athlete,” head coach Louis Levine said. “They have continually excelled in the classroom and on the competitive floor. We are extremely proud of them and will strive to add more student-athletes to next year’s Academic All-America Team.”
Rutgers gymnastics reached new heights in 2013 after recording four of the top six team scores in program history, putting four competitors in the NCAA Regionals. The team RQS of 194.740 was the best ever by the Scarlet Knights.