Walters, Hoffman Earn ECAC Gymnastics Weekly Awards in Wake of Ivy Classic Title

ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards



CENTERVILLE, Mass. – Sophomore Diana Walters (Austin, Texas) was named Corvias ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics Co-Gymnast of the Week and junior Danielle Hoffman (Bedford, N.Y.) nailed down the Coaches' Choice award following their performances that led Brown to a second straight Ivy Classic Championship on Sunday. Walters earns her third Gymnast of the Week nod and fourth overall recognition of the season, while Hoffman's first selection bumps the Bears' total to 13 ECAC awards over seven weeks of competition.

Gymnast of the Week

Name: Diana Walters
Institution: Brown University
Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Austin, Texas

Scores from the week:
Opponent(s): Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University
Vault: 9.725
Bars: 9.775
Beam: 9.700
Floor Exercise: 9.800
All-Around: 39.000

Walters captured the Ivy Classic all-around title with the second-highest score of her career. In addition, she won the Ivy Classic vault title, leading the Bears to a season-high 193.375 and the first ever back-to-back team Ivy Classic championships in school history. Her career-high 9.800 on floor helped the Bears break an 11-year-old school record on that event with a 49.125. She also placed second on bars and third on beam.


Coaches' Choice

Name: Danielle Hoffman
Institution: Brown University
Class: Junior
Hometown: Bedford, N.Y.

Scores from the week:
Opponent(s): Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University
Vault: 9.500
Beam: 9.550
Floor Exercise: 9.925

Hoffman earned a career-high 9.925, and tied the school record on floor, which was set by World Floor Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Alicia Sacramone. Sacramone set the record seven years ago, and Hoffman is the first to match the feat. Her efforts also led the Bears to break the 11-year-old school record on floor with a 49.125 and she won the Ivy Classic floor title. Additionally, her efforts on all events helped the team make history as the first team ever to win back-to-back Ivy Classic titles.