Providence, RI- Head Coach Sara Carver-Milne has announced the addition of freshmen Danielle Hoffman (Bedford, NY) and Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ) to the Brown University gymnastics team. The two newcomers will join 13 letterwinners on the Bears' squad and will kick off their season at 2 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Pizzitola Sports Center, in a meet against Bridgeport and Rhode Island College.
Hoffman, a graduate of Byram Hills High School in Armonk, N.Y., was a member of Galaxy Gymnastics. In 2011, she was a Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championship Qualifier after earning third place on the vault and second on beam at the Level 10 Regional Championships.
In 2010, Hoffman was a Level 10 JO National Championship Qualifier, and placed first on the vault during the Level 10 Regional Championships. In 2009, she was a Level 10 JO National Championship Qualifier and competed at the Level 10 Regional Championships where she finished third all-around, second on vault, and third on bars. During the Level 10 State Championships, she came in third all-around, third on vault and second on beam. Hoffman also placed second on vault at the 2007 Level 9 Eastern Nationals.
Hoffman was also a varsity soccer captain at Byram Hills, and was the team's leading goal scorer in both 2008 and 2010, earning All-League honors from 2008-2010.
She was a member of Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society), earned High Honor Roll in grades 9-12, and was selected for the Young Author's Conference (YAC) her sophomore year.
Rubenstein hails from Northern Highlands Regional High School in Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., and was a member of ENA Paramus Gymnastics. An ENA team co-captain, she competed at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament where she finished eighth place on the vault, seventh on beam, 10th on floor and eighth all-around. At the 2011 Level 10 Regional Championships, Rubenstein earned seventh on beam and 12th in the all-around competition.
At the NIT in 2010, Rubenstein finished 15th in the all-around competition, and earned eighth place on bars. At Level 10 Regional Championships, Rubenstein earned 13th place in the all-around.
Rubenstein competed at the 18th World Maccabiah Games in July of 2009, and was a member of US Open Women's Team that finished second overall. Rubenstein earned fourth on the balance beam and eighth in the all-around.
In 2007, she also competed at the 11th Pan American Maccabi Games in Bueno Aires, Argentina. She was a member of the US Junior Women's Team that garnered first place in the team competition. Rubenstein picked up the silver medal on the balance beam and finished fourth in the all-around competition. That year, Rubenstein also finished in fifth place on the balance beam at the 2007 Eastern National Championship.
She was a member of the National Honor Society and earned Honor Roll every semester.