PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown gymnastics Head Coach Sara Carver-Milne has announced that rising seniors Danielle Hoffman (Bedford, N.Y.) and Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) will serve as team captains for the upcoming 2015 season. The duo will lead next year's squad and look to build upon the most successful season of Brown gymnastics to date that saw the Bears win their second straight Ivy Classic title and the program's first-ever ECAC Championship.
"Allie and Danielle are great leaders both in and out of the gym," Carver-Milne said. "On the competition floor, they are driven, confident, experienced and accomplished."
"Allie and Danielle have been major contributors in achieving our program's first back-to-back Ivy Classic titles, first ECAC Conference title and numerous school records," Carver-Milne added. "They know what it takes to become champions in every aspect of the student-athlete experience at Brown, and will certainly continue to lead the team to more success."
Hoffman's 2014 season was highlighted by tying the school record on floor with a near-perfect 9.925 score at the Ivy Classic, matching a seven-year-old mark set by World Floor Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Alicia Sacramone. She earned ECAC Coaches' Choice weekly honors for the feat and went on to make her third consecutive appearance at USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals, where she took home All-American accolades on vault as a freshman.
A First Team All-Ivy Classic performer, Rubenstein competed exclusively on beam the last two seasons, posting a 2014 season-high of 9.75 on Jan. 26. She helped propel the Bears to their first Ivy Classic title with a career-best 9.825 on beam in 2013, following up a stellar freshman campaign that saw her qualify for USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals on beam and floor to earn the team's Rookie of the Year award.
Academically, both Hoffman and Rubenstein have been named ECAC Scholar-Athletes, USA Gymnastics Scholar-Athletes and NACGC/W Academic All-Americans.