March 28, 2012

Brown Gymnasts Earn ECAC Honors

Providence, RI- Senior Katie Goddard (Kings Park, NY), freshman Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) and sophomore Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, IL) earned ECAC honors at the ECAC Championships hosted at the University of Pennsylvania last Saturday afternoon. The Bears also had a total of 12 student-athletes named to the ECAC All-Academic Team. 

Goddard was named the ECAC Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year after maintaining a 4.0 GPA throughout her four-year career with the Bears. Last season, Goddard was selected to the ECAC All-Academic team, earned NACGC/W Academic All-American honors, and competed on the floor at the USAG Collegiate Nationals. This season, she earned ECAC Specialist of the Week honors on March 13 after earning career-highs on the vault (9.700) and floor (9.800).

Rubenstein earned Second Team All-ECAC on the balance beam after a fifth-place finish at the championships with a 9.725. She has earned career-highs of a 9.472 on vault, a 9.725 on the beam and a 9.650 on the floor for Brown this season.

Shnayder, a First Team USAG All-American on the floor in 2011, received Second Team All-ECAC honors after posting a 9.800 on the floor to earn fifth place overall. She was named the ECAC Gymnast of the Week on March 7 after she combined for a career-high 38.825 in the all-around, while also earning a career high on the vault (9.775).

The Bears will now be competing at the USAG Collegiate Championships hosted at the University of Bridgeport on April 12-14.

ECAC All-Academic Team:
Katie Goddard
Lilly Siems
Carli Wiesenfeld
Julia Meyer
Lauren Hall
Emily Lutfey
Kasey Haas
Michelle Shnayder
Katie Rogers
Rebecca Freedman
Madeline Benz
Danielle Hoffman

 

Photo of Allison Rubenstein by Stew Milne/reActionphotos.com