Gymnastics Edged by No. 18 Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Sophomore Corey Holman (Westford, Mass.) and junior Allison Rubenstein (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) tied for second place on balance beam with scores of 9.600 and defending ECAC Gymnast of the Week Michelle Shnayder (Lincolnshire, Ill.) posted a 37.925 all-around as the Brown gymnastics team was edged by No. 18 Rutgers, 193.025-190.625, at the Livingston Recreation Center on Friday.

Sophomore Alexandra Chretien (Commerce Township, Mich.), the most recent ECAC Specialist of the Week, got the Bears started on bars with a 9.700 to take fourth place, while sophomore Diana Walters (Austin, Texas) tied for sixth with a 9.575.

Holman and Rubenstein posted matching 9.600 marks to tie for runner up on beam, followed closely by Walters with a 9.575 in third place.

On the floor exercise, Shnayder led Brown with a 9.750 for a fourth-place finish, and freshman Caroline Morant (Chicago, Ill.), the reigning ECAC Rookie of the Week, was close behind in fifth place on the strength of a 9.725 score.

Senior Rebecca Freedman (Plainview, N.Y.) closed out the vault with a team-best 9.650 to tie for fourth place, while Morant rounded out the top seven with a 9.500.

In all-around results, Shnayder's 37.925 was Brown's best mark, followed by Morant (37.625) in fourth and Walters (37.325) in fifth.

Brown returns to action on Sunday when the Bears host their first meet of the season. The event featuring Bridgeport, Brockport and Rhode Island College begins at 1 p.m. at the Pizzitola Sports Center.