January 30, 2008

Jennifer Sobuta, Whitney Diederich Named ECAC Gymnast, Specialist of the Week

Jan. 30, 2008

Providence, RI - Brown gymnasts Jennifer Sobuta (Maynard, MA) and Whitney Diederich (Naperville, IL) both received ECAC honors after their performances over the weekend. Sobuta was named the Gymnast of the Week, while Diederich was named the Specialist of the Week.

This past weekend, Sobuta had one of the best performances of her career during a meet against Bowling Green, Bridgeport, M.I.T. and West Chester on Sunday. She earned Brown's top score on vault (9.575), beam (9.8) and the all-around (38.025). Sobuta scored a personal best on the beam to win the event.

Diederich, a one-event specialist, has worked hard to improve her skills and raise the bar for the Bears this season. She earned a personal best 9.55 in Bruno's second meet of the 2008 campaign, and surpassed that mark in Brown's meet on Sunday earning a 9.6.

The Bears are back in action on Friday, February 1, as they travel to New Hampshire to take on UNH, Bridgeport, and Alaska at 7:00 p.m. Brown will be back at home on Sunday, February 3, at 1:00 p.m. and will take on the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, Brown is asking fans to wear pink, as the Bears will be wearing special Breast Cancer Awareness leotards.