March 24, 2009

Jennifer Sobuta '09 Named ECAC Scholar Athlete of the Year

March 24, 2009

Providence, RI -

Senior Jennifer Sobuta (Maynard, MA) was named the ECAC Scholar Athlete of the Year and was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team along with nine other Brown gymnasts the ECAC recently announced during the banquet last Friday night. 

Sobuta, a team captain, was a 2008 USAG All-American on both the beam and bars and received First Team All-Ivy Classic honors on the bars and in the all-around.  After a personal best 9.775 on the bars, her score became the fourth-highest bar score in the history of the Brown gymnastics program. 

Despite battling an injury during the 2009 season, Sobuta was limited to just bars and beam. She gave all she had in a meet against Arizona and competed on the beam for the first time since USAG Nationals last April.  Sobuta worked the beam as if she had been able to practice consistently and showed no signs of weakness as she put up a huge 9.775, the highest score for Bruno in the entire meet.  She finished the final meet of her career at this year's ECAC Championship, nailing her bar routine and receiving the top score for her team.

ECAC All-Academic Team:

Jennifer Sobuta - 3.58

Whitney Diederich - 3.54

Izzy Kirkham-Lewitt - 3.81

Helen Segal - 3.94

Stephanie Albert - 3.71

Chelsey Binkley - 3.33

Victoria Zanelli - 3.25

Melissa Bowe - 3.55

Lauren Tucker - 4.0

Katie Goddard - 4.0