PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Lauren Markowitz of the Penn gymnastics team has been named the ECAC Rookie of the Week for her performance at last weekend's Ivy Classic. It is the first such honor of her career.
Markowitz, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio,was crowned co-vaulting champion at theIvy Classic Sunday at Brown. She scored acareer-high 9.65 to help lead Penn to a second-place finish in one of the tightest Classics in history, as the Quakers lost to Cornell by just two-tenths of a point.
Markowitz is not the first Quaker rookie to win the honor this season - Kerri Lutfey was named ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week on Feb. 7.
Penn will travel to Chapel Hill, N.C. to take on North Carolina, Pitt and West Virginia on Saturday at 1 p.m.