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Meet the Team: Luisa Leal
  • Posted on January 27, 2014 12:00:58 AM
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  • Piscataway, N.J. (January 27, 2014) - With the 2014 gymnastics season underway, get to know the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers will next travel to Denton, Texas to face Texas Woman's on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m. 

    Season tickets for the 2014 season are now on sale. Priced at just $21 for adults, click here to purchase online. Full pricing information can be found here.

    To conclude the series, ScarletKnights.com introduces you to senior Luisa Leal...

    Hometown: Cali, Colombia
    High School: UNICAB
    Major/Minor: Sports management and Spanish

    Favorite Olympic Gymnast: Lilia Podkopayeva
    Favorite Pro Athletes: Radamel Falcao, Lionel Messi
    Favorite Pro Sports Teams: New York Redbulls
    Favorite Movies: The Avengers, The Intouchables, Turbo
    Favorite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Gossip Girl, CSI
    Favorite Foods: Colombian food, sushi
    Favorite Song Right Now: “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey

    The farthest places from home I've been are Spain and Holland.
    My favorite gymnastics memory was watching my coach receive cards from college coaches. I felt like everything had paid off.
    My favorite gymnastics event to compete on is floor.
    I committed to Rutgers over other schools because I fell in love with the people and the campus.
    When I was little I always wanted to be the Colombian president.
    After graduation I hope to go to the Olympics and get a job that will help me get my master's degree.
    The most influential person in my life is my mother.
    My favorite midnight snack is ice cream.
    An artist no one would believe I have on my iPod is Metallica.
    If I could spend a day with anyone in history, it would be Leonardo Da Vinci
    If you walked into my bedroom, the first thing you would notice is my bed full of “Tiggers.”
    If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, it would be breakfast!
    The best place at Rutgers is Livingston Campus.
    My favorite class at RU was Sport Marketing.
    A pre-meet ritual of mine is to pray to God to ask him for a fun and, most importantly, a safe meet.
    I hate to admit it, but I love to sleep. I rather sleep than do anything productive on my free time.
    If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be here, I love my life, I love New York City and I love the United States.
    If I could play any other sport at RU, it would be football not because I like it, not because I could ever dream of playing it, but only because I would do anything to perform in front of such a big crowd.
    My goals for the 2014 season are to help my team to be the best team of the EAGL conference, to qualify for Regionals and to be a role model in every aspect to my teammates. 

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