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Freshman paces squad from outset

When the Rutgers gymnastics team recruited Luisa Leal-Restrepo, expectations were sky-high. She was a veteran of the Colombian national team and training for the Olympics. While inflated expectations are a hallmark of recruiting in collegiate athletics, in the case of Leal-Restrepo, the hype was true.

Luisa Leal-Restrepo followed up her East Atlantic Gymnastics
League Freshman of the Year regular season with a 38.000 showing in
the all-around competition at NCAA'Regionals.

Three gymnasts compete in NCAA Regionals

While the Rutgers gymnastics team's season is over, three gymnasts continued to compete this weekend. The NCAA Regionals were held in six regions across the country last Saturday to decide who would qualify for Nationals in Cleveland.

Freshman Luisa Leal-Restrepo is one of three Knights ' all
underclassmen ' to earn an invitation to NCAA'regionals and has
experience in big meets.

Three Knights grip for shot at Nationals

The Rutgers gymnastics team had its sights set on going to NCAA regionals all season, and even though the Scarlet Knights came up short, they put together a memorable season and broke multiple records along the way.

Head coach'Chrystal Chollet-Norton capped off the final home
meet of her career on Saturday, when the Knights posted a
season-high score of 194.350.

Home finale ends with high score for season

The question heading into every gymnastics meet over the past month was not whether the Rutgers gymnastics team would win, but what records it would break in the process. The Scarlet Knights' Senior Day meet Saturday was no exception.

Freshman standout Luisa Leal-Restrepo was named EAGL Gymnast of
the Week after her school record 39.375 all-around performance in
the Knights' last meet. The honor marked the second time this
season Leal-Restrepo earned the award.

Senior Day serves as head coach's final meet

The Rutgers gymnastics team will compete not only against four other teams on Saturday, but also its emotions. The Scarlet Knights host Cornell, Southern Connecticut State, West Chester and Yale in their final home meet of the season and for members of the senior class, the final home meet of their careers.


Transfer complements recruiting class

For the Rutgers gymnastics team, the story of the season has been the overall depth on the roster. Much of that is a result of a strong freshman class that is able to perform at a high level from the start of its career.

Sophomore Danielle D'Elia ranks third on the'Scarlet Knights in
the floor exercise with an average score of 9.754.

Rutgers posts one of season's best scores

The Rutgers gymnastics team had a successful weekend, finishing with its second highest score of the season in a quad meet at Maryland, but placing third. The Scarlet Knights finished with a score of 192.975 — just behind the winner, No.18 Penn State, and host Maryland.

Sophomore Danielle D'Elia ranks third on the'Scarlet Knights in
the floor exercise with an average score of 9.754.

RU gears up for relaxed meet in NY

Before entering the most difficult stretch of its schedule, the Rutgers gymnastics team pays a visit Saturday to SUNY Cortland in a tri-meet against the host school and Ursinus.

Freshman Luisa Maria Leal-Restrepo and transfer Danielle D'Elia
are two newcomers to the Knights that made immediate impacts.

RU looks to continue strides after UNC win

The Rutgers gymnastics team not only faces the daunting task of competing against West Virginia and Pittsburgh on Saturday, but it also has to improve on one of the team's best performances in recent memory.

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