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Maryland*, Penn State Morgantown, W.Va. Rutgers* Morgantown, W.Va. Bowling Green Bowling Green, Ohio George Washington*, Morgantown, W.Va. Towson Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. Ohio State, Morgantown, W.Va. Ball State, Auburn Maryland*, Rutgers*, College Park, Md. William & Mary New Hampshire* Durham, N.H. Denver, Missouri, Denver, Colo. Western Michigan Arkansas Morgantown, W.Va. LSU Baton Rouge, La. EAGL Championship Pittsburgh, Pa. NCAA Regional Championships TBA NCAA Championships Duluth, Ga.

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* - East Atlantic Gymnastics League Opponent All times are local

TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS & CREDITS

2.................................................................. In the Spotlight 3............................................................A Winning Tradition 4..........................................................Championship Teams 5.....................................................................All-Americans 6...........................................................................A New Era 8............................................................................Cary Gym 10............................................................... Athletic Training 12............................................... Strength and Conditioning 14.......................................................... Community Service 16......................................................... Mountaineer Family 20..................................................Student-Athlete Support 24......................................................................Campus Life 28................................................... Mountaineer Excellence

COACHING STAFF

32 ...................................................Head Coach Jason Butts 34 .................................................Q & A with WVU Coaches 36 ............................................. Assistant Coach Travis Doak 37........................................... Assistant Coach Bridget Boyd 38 ...................................................................Support Staff

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

40 ..............................................................................Roster 41 ....................................................................Photo Roster 42............................................................................. Seniors 46..............................................................................Juniors 50..................................................................... Sophomores 56......................................................................... Freshmen

2012 PREVIEW

64 ............................................................... Season Preview 64 ......................................................................... Schedule 65....................................................................... Quick Facts 66 ............................................................ Event Breakdown 67..................................................... Opponent Information

EAGL

70 .............................................................................History 74 ................................................2011 EAGL Championship 75 .......................................All-Time Championship Results 77 .................................................................... Record Book

2011 REVIEW

82 .................................................................. Season Recap 84 ..........................................................................Statistics 85....................................................................Season Highs 86..................................................................Meet-by-Meet 87 ..................................................................Senior Recaps

RECORD BOOK

96 ......................................Team/Individual School Records 97...................................................................NCAA Records 98 ..........................................................Top 50 Team Scores 99 ............................................................Individual Honors 99...................................................................All-Americans 100 .............................................Career 10.0 and 9.9 Scores 101...................................................WVU Coliseum Records 101....................................................Top Attendance Marks 102 ............................................................Top Event Scores 106 ...............................................................Career Records

107 .................................................. Career/Season Records 108 ..................................................Conference Champions 109 ........................................................ Conference Honors 111 ...........................................................Academic Honors 112 .................................................................Team Awards 113 ..............................................................All-Time Scores 121 ............................................................... Series Records 122 .......................................... Championship Appearances 124 .................................................................. Shari Retton 125 ......................................................Kristin Quackenbush 126 ...................................................................... Janáe Cox 127 ................................................................Letterwinners

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130...........................................President James P. Clements 131......................................Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 133.....................................................................Senior Staff 132................................................................. Head Coaches 134............................................................ Athletic Facilities 135......................................................... Media Information 136....................................................... Scoring Information

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Credits: The 2012 West Virginia University gymnastics guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Tim Goodenow Author: Shannon McNamara Page Layout & Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Tim Goodenow Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc. Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, Tad Davis, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Cordell Hoffer, Julia Lucas, Shannon McNamara, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steve Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Andria Alvarez, Lisa Ammons, Julie Brown, Grant Dovey, Michael Fragale, Katie Kane, Brian Kuppelweiser, Cheryl Maust, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Abby Norman, Ashleigh Pollart, Amy Prunty, John Riedesel, Gina Sporio, Daniel Whitehead. © 2011 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics. No school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process. If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

A WINNING TRADITION Few gymnastics programs across the country can equate the level of success the Mountaineers have enjoyed over the years. Widely regarded as one of the most respected programs in the nation, the notoriety does not come without merit. The Mountaineers have a national presence, having competed at four national championships and 33 NCAA Regional Championships. Five gymnasts have won 13 All-America honors, while 17 have individually qualified for the NCAA National Championships. One of the founding members of the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL), the Mountaineers have won six league titles in 16 years and have never gone more than four seasons without a championship, winning their last in Morgantown in 2008. WVU has won 22 individual EAGL titles since 2000, including Amy Bieski’s 2011 bars victory, and collected five EAGL Gymnast of the Year honors and seven EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast awards; Bieski won both in 2011. A program built on the strong foundation laid down by 37-year coach Linda Burdette-Good, the Mountaineers are one victory away from 650 program wins. Burdette-Good accounted for 644 of the program’s victories and was the only WVU coach to earn 600 career wins with a Mountaineer team. Now under the leadership of first-year coach Jason Butts, the Mountaineers look to not only continue their winning ways, but also eclipse the program’s prior success and take WVU gymnastics to the next level with the understood goal of bringing a national championship trophy to Morgantown.

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CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS A championship program is not built overnight. Fully aware that hard work, dedication, teamwork and determination, coupled with a shared vision for success, produce accomplishments, the West Virginia gymnastics team enters each season working toward another trip to the NCAA National Championships and an EAGL title. With 33 NCAA Regional Championships and four national championships appearances to its name, the WVU program understands what it takes to reach the postseason. The Mountaineers have dominated the East Atlantic Gymnastics League since its inception in 1996, winning six league titles, including the 2008 crown in Morgantown, and never going more than four years between titles. Additionally, the squad has won 22 individual league crowns and a combined 17 individual league postseason honors. Prior to its move to the EAGL, WVU won four Atlantic 10 championships. Mountaineer gymnasts are winners in the classroom, too, as 87 gymnasts have been named Scholastic All-Americans by the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women since 1987.

ALL-AMERICANS Choosing to become a Mountaineer means working your hardest and pushing your body and mind to new heights, to maximize your potential on and off the mat. Five gymnasts have gone above and beyond to earn All-America status at West Virginia.

JANテ・ COX 2007 NCAA.............................Floor (first team)

KRISTEN MACRIE 2000 NCAA......................... Bars (second team)

KRISTIN QUACKENBUSH 1994 NCAA........................Vault (second team) Floor (second team) 1995 NCAA........................ Floor (second team) 1996 NCAA.............................Vault (first team) Floor (second team) All-Around (second team)

LAJUANDA MOODY 1994 NCAA.......................Beam (second team)

SHARI RETTON 1982 AIAW.............................Vault (first team) Bars (first team) Floor (first team) All-Around (first team)

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A NEW ERA Following a five-year tenure that has seen him rise from assistant coach to associate head coach, Jason Butts has been elevated to West Virginia University’s third gymnastics head coach. A two-time (2009, ’10) Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, Butts has spent the last five seasons coaching the Mountaineers’ vault, floor and bars lineups. Butts has coached nine EAGL individual champions, two individual all-around NCAA Championships qualifiers, three EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnasts, two EAGL Gymnasts of the Year and 57 all-EAGL honorees. A tireless recruiter and high-energy coach, Butts looks forward to putting WVU gymnastics at the top of the national spotlight as it competes for championships. With Butts at the helm, a new and exciting era of Mountaineer gymnastics is underway.

“I watched Jason begin as a young coach. He is a very loyal individual, and I think that will carry him far. He works tirelessly at what he does, and he also is very personable. From a recruiting standpoint, he has a warm personality. He’s just a super guy who cares about his athletes and understands the balance that should exist when you are dealing with student athletes. Jason is very dependable, and he’ll show up every day and do his job. There are so many positives to his makeup. I think he’s going to be very successful at West Virginia.” - Jay Clark, head coach, Georgia

“Jason is a great young coach with lots of energy. He is an exceptional recruiter, who will carry on the great traditions and national respect that Linda Burdette-Good has built with our gymnastics program. Jason is really looking forward to this coaching opportunity, and I believe he will continue the success that our gymnastics program has enjoyed for almost 40 years.”

- Oliver Luck,

WVU Director of Athletics

“Jason is young, eager and ready to take the WVU gymnastics program back to the national stage. His dedication to his student-athletes and to West Virginia University has proven him to be a sure success. I have watched him evolve over the last five years as a college coach, and he is truly in his element now as a leader. Not only has he generated excitement within his team, but he also has stirred a surge of excitement for all WVU gymnastics fans.”

- Mehgan Morris, (WVU gymnast 2006-09), 2009 EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast, 2009 NCAA Championships individual all-around qualifier

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CARY GYM West Virginia gymnastics, a program in the midst of its third decade, is housed in one of the finest practice facilities in the country: Cary Gymnasium, named in honor of the success and contributions of Bray and Dianne Cary. Bray, President and CEO of West Virginia Media Holdings, LLC in Charleston, is a graduate of WVU’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. His wife Dianne, also a WVU graduate, serves on the WVU Alumni Association Board of Directors. The Carys have endowed eight scholarships that are given annually to WVU student-athletes. The $1.5 million gymnastics training center was designed exclusively for the use of Mountaineer gymnastics and features the latest in comfort, technology and safety. At 12,000-square feet, the facility is one of the most spacious in the country. But it is the gym’s exclusive design that makes it so functional and practical; all four events have their own landing areas and safety zones, which makes for much more productive and efficient practices. Cary Gym’s list of equipment is impressive: seven competition-height balance beams, four low beams, one full-sized floor adjoined by a half-sized floor, three sets of bars, one single rail trainer (positioned over a loose foam pit), a trench bar trainer, two vaults with padded runways and a trampoline. In Cary Gym, gymnasts will also find a fully equipped training room with taping tables and a whirlpool. Next door in the locker room, each gymnast has her own spacious locker with an action shot of herself in competition. The WVU practice gym for the first 25 years was a tiny loft located in Stansbury Hall (where Jerry West and the Mountaineer basketball teams played until 1970). Cary Gym, nearly quadruple the size of the old practice loft, was part of former Athletic Director Ed Pastilong’s $10 million facilities commitment to seven varsity athletic programs.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches. The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains which include injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for student-athletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their careers at WVU.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING The primary goal of the WVU strength and conditioning program is to provide each student-athlete with the best hands-on strength and conditioning program in the country, with the best strength coaches and training facilities in the nation. The strength & conditioning coaches facilitate a training environment that enables each athlete to reach her full athletic potential. Our training philosophy is founded on preparation for excellence by consistently training with intensity and attention to detail, utilizing injury prevention and sports specific training methods. The Mountaineer gymnastics training programs are designed to prepare each gymnast for optimum performance in competition and to have the ability to withstand the rigorous training demands throughout the season. The goal is to keep the gymnasts in the gym practicing injury-free and sharpening their skills and routines every day. Mountaineer gymnasts train for dynamic and static strength, speed, explosive power, flexibility, core control and stability, and overall physical work capacity. The Mountaineer gymnastics weekly training program consists of a variety of challenges in each workout, whether it be lifting in the weight room, gym circuits, bike workouts, metabolic circuits or running the Coliseum stairs. Athletes are also educated in proper recovery strategies, including proper nutrition, hydration, rest and regeneration methods. We also have a registered dietician on staff to provide nutritional guidance and education to help each gymnast perform at her peak fitness level and athletic potential. The entire year is carefully planned and tailored to the gymnastics season to prepare for optimal performance during the season and peaking at championship meets. The Mountaineer strength and conditioning program produces character development opportunities, increased self-confidence, a strong work ethic, mental toughness, accountability and team camaraderie.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE Winning and working hard are important to the West Virginia University gymnastics team. Becoming successful and positive role models in and out of the gym is just as significant. The Mountaineers give back to Morgantown and its surrounding communities every chance they get. The Mountaineers are especially dedicated to raising funds for cancer projects and channel most of their efforts to the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center. The team, along with the WVU women’s soccer squad, participates in a yearly fashion show that benefits the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center. The event, which draws hundreds of residents from Morgantown and the surrounding communities, features breast cancer survivors and local women who become models for a day. With coach Jason Butts putting an equal emphasis on academics and athletics, the Mountaineers are constant participants in the “Read Aloud” program, visiting local schools and not only reading stories to the younger students, but also encouraging older students to apply themselves to their studies. The WVU gymnastics team understands the privileges that come with being a Mountaineer, and in appreciation of the gifts they receive, the team in turn spends free time with those in need, especially the young patients at the WVU Children’s Hospital. Finally, the Mountaineers all know that they have come a long way from their club days to wearing the Old Gold and Blue. Therefore, whenever the opportunity arises, team members can be found back at their club programs, passing on their knowledge to former teammates and future stars, furthering the development of their sport and giving back to those that helped them achieve the success they now own. Additionally, the team greets its young fans after every home meet, signing autographs and sharing smiles.

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MOUNTAINEER FAMILY “The Mountaineer Family is a proud program with a lot of tradition. West Virginia is a very proud state, and we’re representing the people of West Virginia that are Mountaineers; that is our history. We want to represent this state with a lot of pride and be successful. “Representing the state of West Virginia within the collegiate gymnastics scene also is a unique opportunity. Not a whole lot of people get the opportunity to put on a WVU uniform and compete in athletics. “The WVU gymnastics team has been a successful program for over 40 years, and we look forward to building on that success.”

- Coach Jason Butts

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of eight consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. Coliseum Academic Performance Center – WVU Coliseum • 8,000-square foot facility providing individual and group study areas • State-of-the-art computer labs • Provides a quiet atmosphere and is open six days a week • The latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in • Center can be utilized around the student-athlete’s schedule • Center cost $1.3 million and opened in October of 2007 • Facility gift was provided by former Mountaineer great Jerry West and his wife, Karen, and the Robbins family. WVU’s Academic Support Services Provides • Team educational counselors • Tutoring services • Priority registration for student-athletes • Post-eligibility assistance Tutoring Service Facts • Over 75 tutors provide student-athletes with assistance in their classes • Upperclassmen, graduate students and community members serve as tutors in their area of specialty • Tutoring services are provided for all student-athletes regardless of scholarship status NCAA Certification West Virginia University received unconditional recertification in April 2010 from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, recognizing that the University’s athletic program is in “substantial conformity with operating principles” adopted by Division I schools. The purpose of athletics certification is to ensure integrity in the institution’s athletics program and to assist institutions in improving their athletics departments, the NCAA said.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT Graduation Rates West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past seven years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. The graduation rate for student-athletes is based upon the number of students who entered the University receiving athletic scholarship aid in a given academic year, and their progress over six years. The most recent figures are based upon the progress of student-athletes who entered WVU during 2002-03. APR The West Virginia University women’s soccer team, men’s basketball team and women’s cross country team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. Student-Athlete Advisory Committee The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses. CHAMPS/Life Skills The many challenges that today’s college student-athletes face, both on and off the playing field, are unmatched in the history of higher education. Unfortunately, many students are not well prepared to face these challenges or encounter life issues that undermine health and success in college. To prepare student-athletes for the demands of college life and beyond, the NCAA developed the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills program. In the spring of 1995, the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics initiated its own CHAMPS/Life Skills program. WVU was one of only 170 schools selected by the NCAA to participate in their national pilot program. Five programming “commitment” areas viewed as critical to personal growth are part of WVU’s model. They are: 1) academic excellence, 2) personal development, 3) career development, 4) athletic excellence and 5) community service.

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CAMPUS LIFE Virginia University is a leading 21st century land-grant institution that is improving people’s lives through teaching, ð West discovery and outreach. WVU colleges and schools offer 193 degree programs from the bachelor’s through the doctoral and first-professional ð 13levels.

ð WVU students receive $317 million annually in grants, loans, work study, fee waivers and scholarships. campus offers one of the nation’s safest college environments — Reader’s Digest ranked it 18th among 135 U.S. ð WVU’s colleges and universities and gave WVU an ‘A’ for its strong commitment to safety. American institute for Economic Research named Morgantown one of America’s “Best College Towns.” Kiplinger’s ð The Personal Finance magazine listed the city 29th among “50 Smart Places to Live.” and job opportunities were among the factors Men’s Journal magazine cited in naming Morgantown the ð Recreational nation’s third-best small city. Sporting News named Morgantown one of its “Best Sports Cities.” Careerbuilder.com ranked the city as one of the “25 Best Cities to Find a Job.” main Morgantown location includes three distinct campuses—Downtown, Evansdale and the Health Sciences ð WVU’s campus. The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system — named top people-mover in the nation - has shuttled people among the campuses since the U.S. Department of Transportation built it 30 years ago. Student Recreation Center offers a six-lane lap pool and a leisure pool; a 20-person whirlpool; seven courts for ð The basketball, volleyball, and badminton; fitness machines and free weights covering 17,000 square feet; and a 50-foot climbing wall.

ð WVU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other school in the BIG EAST Conference. FBI chose WVU as its national leader for biometrics research. WVU is the academic arm of the FBI’s Biometric Center of ð The Excellence. WVU School of Medicine’s Rural Medicine Program is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top ð The 10 graduate programs in the field. More than two dozen WVU graduate programs are ranked by the publication as among the nation’s best.

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CAMPUS LIFE WVU: A Brief Profile WVU is one of only 11 schools in the country that are land-grant, doctoral research universities with a comprehensive medical school. Students: WVU’s main campus fall 2011 enrollment was 29,617. Alumni: The new Erickson Alumni Center is a gathering place for WVU’s more than 175,000 alumni worldwide. Degree Programs: WVU offers 193 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Division Campuses: Potomac State College of WVU; WVU Institute of Technology Health Sciences Center Divisions: Charleston Division, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, W.Va.; Eastern Division, Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Major Academic Divisions: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Creative Arts, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Honors College, College of Human Resources and Education, Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, College of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Potomac State College of WVU, WVU Institute of Technology Visitors Resource Center: Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Resource Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides M-F at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. Visit: http://visit.wvu.edu Admission Information: Information is available from the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call 304-293-2121 or visit WVU on the web: http://www.wvu.edu; E-mail: go2wvu@mail. wvu.edu Mountaineer Parents Club Helpline: Receive information or share comments by calling 1-800-WVU-0096. Someone will respond within one business day if possible.

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WVU ATHLETICS 2010-11 BY THE NUMBERS Team Record Baseball: 28-27 Cross Country: 5th place at BIG EAST Championships & 5th place at NCAA Regionals Men’s Basketball: 21-12, 11-7 BIG EAST (NCAA 3rd Round) Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 8-8 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Football: 9-3, 5-2 BIG EAST (Share of regular-season conference title) (Champs Sports Bowl Game) Gymnastics: 13-10, 10-4 EAGL (6th place at NCAA Regionals) Rowing: 7th BIG EAST Men’s Soccer: 11-8-2, 5-4-0 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Women’s Soccer: 18-5-1, 9-1-1 BIG EAST (BIG EAST Champions) (NCAA Sweet 16) Men’s Swimming and Diving: 4-2, 4th BIG EAST (3 NCAA qualifiers) Women’s Swimming and Diving: 2-7, 3rd BIG EAST (1 NCAA qualifier) Women’s Tennis: 8-14 Rifle: 11-2, 5-1 GARC (2nd NCAA); GARC Postseason Champions (NCAA Air Rifle Champions) Ranked No. 1 all season; Nicco Campriani was the NCAA Air Rifle Champion Women’s Track: Indoor: 5th BIG EAST, 18th NCAA; Outdoor: 2nd BIG EAST, 20th NCAA Volleyball: 15-15, 5-9 BIG EAST Wrestling: 9-6, 4-2 EWL, 5 NCAA qualifiers NCAA Individual Champions Nicco Campriani, NCAA Air Rifle First Team All-Americans Keri Bland, Indoor Track, NCAA Nicco Campriani, Rifle, National Rifle Association (NRA) (smallbore and air rifle) Chelsea Carrier, Indoor Track, NCAA Chelsea Carrier, Outdoor Track, NCAA John Flowers, 2011 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Kate Harrison, Outdoor Track, NCAA Robert Sands, Football, Sporting News Rachel Viglianco, Rowing, National Strength and Conditioning Association Petra Zublasing, Rifle, National Rifle Association (NRA) (air rifle)

Team Champions Women’s Soccer, BIG EAST Rifle, GARC BIG EAST Champions Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming (500 Free, 400 IM) Taylor Camp, Men’s Swimming (100 Fly) Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Indoor Track (pentathlon, 60m hurdles), Women’s Outdoor Track (long jump, 100m, 400m hurdles) Kate Harrison, Women’s Outdoor Track (10,000-meter run) Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming (200 Fly) Jessica O’Connell, Women’s Indoor Track (3,000m) April Rotilio, Women’s Outdoor Track (400-meter dash) EAGL Champions Amy Bieski, Gymnastics (uneven bars) GARC Champions Nicco Campriani, Rifle (air rifle, smallbore, & combined score) BIG EAST Individual Awards Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming, 2011 co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Track, 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Field Athlete Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Track, 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Most Outstanding Track Performer of the Meet Meghan Lewis, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player Meghan Lewis, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team Bry McCarthy, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Blake Miller, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Megan Mischler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming, 2011 co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball, 2010-11 BIG EAST ScholarAthlete Sport Excellence Award Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer, BIG EAST all-Rookie Team Rachel Viglianco, Rowing, 2010-11 BIG EAST ScholarAthlete Sport Excellence Award BIG EAST Women’s Staff of the Year, Women’s Outdoor Track

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WVU ATHLETICS 2010-11 BY THE NUMBERS Major Awards Amy Bieski, Gymnastics, EAGL Gymnast of the Year Amy Bieski, Gymnastics, EAGL Outstanding Senior of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Senior of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Scholar-Athlete Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist Red Brown Cup Award Nicco Campriani, Rifle Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball Fred Schaus Captain’s Award Keri Bland, Track and Field Chris Neild, Football

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Jason Butts

[ head coach • first season • georgia, ‘06 ]

BUTTS FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA, 2007-PRESENT • Associate head coach, 2011 • Assistant head coach, 2010 • Assistant coach, 2007-2009 • Two-time Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year • Two individual all-around NCAA Championship qualifiers • Three EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnasts • Two EAGL Gymnasts of the Year • 2008 EAGL Champions • 47 all-EAGL honorees CLASSIC CITY GYMNASTICS, 2001-06 EDUCATION GEORGIA, 2006 • Bachelor’s degree (business administration and management) ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE • 10 year competitive gymnast • Junior Olympic national qualifier

Following a five-year tenure that saw him rise from assistant coach to associate head coach, Jason Butts became West Virginia University’s third gymnastics head coach in April 2011. A two-time (2009, ’10) Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, Butts has spent the last five seasons coaching the Mountaineers’ vault, floor and bars lineups under coach Linda Burdette-Good, who announced her retirement after 37 years of leading the Mountaineers. He has helped all three lineups become dominant in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL), and eight Mountaineers have earned 19 first team all-league honors in the three events under his tutelage. As the primary bars coach, Butts has produced three EAGL individual bars champions, including 2011 outright victor Amy Bieski. He also guided Mehgan Morris to back-to-back wins in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, he helped mentor Janáe Cox (2007) and Morris (2009) to individual all-around NCAA Championships qualifications and coached Cox to 2007 first team All-America honors on floor. Since joining the WVU staff as an assistant coach in 2007, the Mountaineers have produced a 98-44 record, competed at five straight NCAA Regional Championships and claimed the 2008 EAGL Championship. Additionally, Butts has coached nine EAGL individual champions, two EAGL Gymnasts of the Year and 57 all-EAGL honorees. Though the bars lineup shuffled throughout the 2011 season, Butts’ unit produced an overall season average of 48.406. Senior Emily Kerwin ended the year ranked No. 6 in the EAGL, No. 13 in the Southeast region, with a 9.81 RQS, while league champion Bieski ranked No. 8 in the conference, No. 15 regionally, with a 9.795 RQS. Additionally, the Mountaineers placed the most representatives on the all-EAGL bars first team, as Kerwin, Bieski and junior Nicole Roach all secured the honor.

In total, four gymnasts swung to multiple scores of 9.8 or better throughout the season, and Bieski and Roach set the team standard with career-best 9.875 marks. In addition to leading the bars team, Butts also guided the vault and floor lineups to the No. 1 (49.08 RQS) and No. 2 (49.035) league rankings, respectively. The units also were nationally ranked No. 17 and No. 21, respectively. Under his supervision, freshman Hope Sloanhoffer, a nine-time EAGL weekly award winner, was ranked No. 1 in the league, No. 6 in the region and No. 37 in the nation on vault (9.865 RQS) and earned two 9.9-plus vault scores on the season. Butts was faced with the challenge of filling lineup holes on bars in 2010, as key contributors were hit with injury. Under his guidance, the Mountaineers rose to the challenge and finished the season ranked second in the EAGL and fourth in the Southeast region. Additionally, he guided Bieski and Roach to the No. 8 league ranking with matching 9.79 RQS. Butts also helped Chelsi Tabor attain the second-best EAGL vault RQS of 9.855. The mark ranked 10th in the region and 47th nationally. The Mountaineers finished ranked first on the floor and second on bars and vault in the EAGL in 2009; they were nationally ranked 17th and 21st on the vault and bars, respectively. Butts helped guide Morris to a fifth place all-around finish at the 2009 Southeast Regional Championship and a qualification for the NCAA Championship. Additionally, she not only repeated as the EAGL bars and floor champion, but also won the all-around league title and was named the EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast. Three additional Mountaineers won EAGL titles in 2009 – Tabor (vault), Tina Maloney (vault) and Shelly Purkat (beam). In 2008, Morris scored a 9.85 on bars at the EAGL Championship to win the individual title and the Mountaineers picked up their first league team title since 2004. Morris, along with Erica Watson,

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Jason Butts

[ head coach • first season • georgia, ‘06 ] was named to the all-EAGL first team on bars, while Bieski was a second team selection in her rookie season. Butts saw his bars lineup vastly improve through his first season at WVU. After early season struggles, the group came together down the stretch to have the EAGL’s top bar RQS and a score that ranked 23rd in the country by season’s end. WVU placed second at the EAGL Championship on the uneven bars after posting a 48.85. Butts guided Cox and Morris to first team all-EAGL selections in 2007. Morris posted four 9.9s that season under Butts and averaged an impressive 9.85 in 13 meets to rank atop the league’s individual rankings. Morris would go on to place seventh in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. The Athens, Ga., native brought 12 years of club coaching experience to WVU, most recently from Classic City Gymnastics, where he trained males and females from 2001-06. He guided the women and men to Junior Olympic Nationals during that stretch, as well as sending athletes to the Region 8 Championships, while also assisting numerous gymnasts in earning Division I athletic scholarships in the process. Butts has worked at the Woodward Camp (1994-96) and the UGA Gym Dog Camp (2004-06). He competed as a competitive gymnast for 10 years, reaching Class I status and was a Junior Olympic National Qualifier. Butts received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Georgia in the fall of 2006. He is working toward a master’s degree in athletic coaching education at WVU and is expected to graduate in July 2012.

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Coaches Q&A

[ previewing the 2012 season ] Question and Answer with head coach Jason Butts and assistant coach Travis Doak Q: As a first year head coach, how would you assess your excitement level? Coach Butts: I’m really looking forward to competition season. I’m really looking forward to leading the team in a competitive arena. They are working so hard in practice, and I’m looking forward to everything coming together. I can’t wait to see the team excited and compete successfully. Q: As of January 2012, the team will have been together throughout the preseason for four months, working every day in Cary Gym toward the same goals. How beneficial is preseason, and how can you apply what you gain during that time toward the season? Coach Butts: Practice is where we win our competitions. Four months together gives everyone time to bond as a team and gain a lot of repetitions in each event. As coaches, we can conduct intrasquads and put the student-athletes in varied situations to simulate a competition meet. Mainly, preseason is about bonding and everyone coming together. You want to start seeing consistent routines; preseason is just crucial for us. Once we get to that first competition, I feel like we’ve made or broken our season – it all depends on what we accomplish during preseason. Q: Your team is split down the middle – nine returners and eight newcomers. How do you mesh the returning talent with the incoming talent? What do you expect from the whole group? Coach Butts: Obviously, we’re expecting a lot from the returners. They’re going to be the leadoff competitors. They are the ones that have been here, done that. The nice thing with the incoming group is that they all bring a lot of competitive experience with them. We’re also going to rely on their national experience, too. Having said that, competing in collegiate gymnastics is completely different than competing with a club team. It’s a team environment. We’re going to rely on those nine returners to show the freshmen and (sophomore) Erica (Smith) how it’s done.

Coach Doak Coach Doak: I also think coach Butts has really organized a fantastic chain of communication that flows from the coaches down to the team; we’ve never had that before. From the returners to the newcomers – everyone is on the same page. I think that’s what has been different and has helped this staff work a lot better. The communication is open and is directed to the team proficiently. Our expectations are relayed, and there isn’t a gray area – everyone knows her role to help make this team a success. That has really helped us bring everyone together this year. Q: What does it mean to be a part of the Mountaineer gymnastics family?

We took several different approaches throughout the preseason to involve the newcomers. We threw them into intrasquads, we put them under stressful situations and we had the upperclassmen serve as mentors throughout the fall semester.

Coach Butts: It’s about bringing in young athletes and helping them be prepared and leave West Virginia University better than when they came through the door. We are here to take care of them and help them accomplish their dreams and goals, but we’re also here to get them ready for that next step in life. I consider it a big honor to be a part of the Mountaineer family. It’s a special invitation to receive, and I fully expect all of our student-athletes to hold up their end of the bargain and to honor all of our traditions.

Our seniors – Nicole Roach and Tina Maloney – did a great job getting the newcomers folded into the mix socially. Now, in the gym, you can’t even tell who is a freshman and who is a senior. We have freshmen hitting beam routines weekly in intrasquads. I think getting everyone together and on the same page right off the bat was very important. They all have meshed really well.

Coach Doak: I think we’re bringing back a legacy that I don’t feel has been capitalized on in awhile. I think we’re a unique brand; we have nowhere to go but up. I think that’s a really unique place to be, and we have a great young staff eager to succeed. The new faces within this program are determined to take West Virginia gymnastics back to the national championships.

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Coaches Q&A

[ previewing the 2012 season ] Coach Butts: Representing the state of West Virginia within the collegiate gymnastics scene also is a unique opportunity. West Virginia is a proud state, and not a whole lot of people get the opportunity to put on a WVU uniform and compete in athletics. Q: The 2012 schedule is not an easy slate. Michigan competed in the Super Six, and Arkansas qualified for the NCAA National Championships. Were you looking for a more competitive schedule this year? Coach Butts: That was really important for me. I’ve said it before – we are only as good as our competition. We will not get better unless we raise that bar. We’re raising that bar for this staff and the team. I think it’s important to bring great teams into the WVU Coliseum for the Mountaineer fans to see. I’m excited for our first two meets to be at home this season. We haven’t been able to start a season off on a homestand for a few years, and I think this is a great opportunity that we need to capitalize on. Those three meets in January will provide everyone the opportunity to build confidence that will hopefully carry us throughout the remainder of the year. We also will face some huge competition on the road this year. I’m really excited for this team to step up and meet the challenges. I think this team is getting its swag back, and I know everyone is excited to compete against nationally ranked squads and show off their capabilities, especially in some of the hostile environments we will compete in this year. There’s a lot of energy down at LSU and out in Denver. These places have great facilities and great crowds.

Coach Doak: One thing that I keep telling some of the student-athletes is that a tough schedule like ours requires us all to put more focus on our RQS (regional qualifying score) and less on our win-loss record. I think our scores need to be our focus this year, and we need to make a push to get up in the rankings. Wins are nice, but that ranking is what will help us go further into the postseason.

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I feel like our competition schedule of the next few years is going to be really tough, and we could lose more meets than we’re used to, but the potential for us to score better than we have in years is so great. I want to focus on our RQS and where we rank in the nation. We need to capitalize on the fact that we are going up against these teams that have reached the level of success that we strive to attain. We want that national respect too, and I think sometimes to get to that level you have to take a few losses. I’m prepping this team – we may lose, and that’s fine, but if we’re going to lose, we are going to do so with a high score. Coach Butts: It’s a subjective sport, and when we surround ourselves with opponents that are great teams, we hope that our scores will go up, too. Judges want to reward good gymnastics.

Coach Butts will look to sophomore Hope Sloanhoffer for scoring points in 2012

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Travis Doak

[ assistant coach • fourth season • west virginia, ‘06 ]

DOAK FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA, 2009-PRESENT • Assistant coach • One individual all-around NCAA Championship qualifier • Two EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnasts • One EAGL Gymnast of the Year • 35 all-EAGL honorees • Volunteer assistant, 2004-06 PENN STATE, 2008 • Assistant coach • Squad finished season with 17-9 record NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2006-07 • Assistant coach EDUCATION WEST VIRGINIA, 2008, ‘06 • Master’s degree (athletic coaching education) • Bachelor’s degree (sport management)

Travis Doak enters his fourth year at West Virginia University as assistant coach and is responsible for coaching the vault, bars and floor. He also oversees the Mountaineers’ recruiting efforts. Since Doak joined the staff in 2009, WVU has made three straight NCAA Regional Championships appearances and compiled an overall record of 47-27. The Mountaineers have earned 35 allEAGL honors, including 22 first team awards, and Amy Bieski was named the 2011 EAGL Gymnast and Senior of the Year and won the league’s bars title. Doak was instrumental in the team’s success in 2011, as he guided the vault and floor lineups to the No. 1 and No. 2 EAGL rankings, respectively. Those lineups also ranked No. 17 and No. 21, respectively, in the nation. Instrumental in the development of freshman Hope Sloanhoffer, Doak guided the rookie to nine all-EAGL weekly honors and first team recognition on vault, floor and beam. She finished the year ranked No. 1 in the league on beam and vault, and No. 4 on floor; she also ranked nationally No. 17, No. 37 and No. 48, respectively, on each apparatus. Doak also mentored Tina Maloney to the No. 2 EAGL vault ranking, while Bieski ranked No. 5 in the league. Sloanhoffer and Maloney finished tied for second on vault at the 2011 EAGL Championship. In total, three gymnasts vaulted to scores of 9.9 or better in 2011, including Sloanhoffer’s career-best 9.95 score. In his second season at WVU, Doak helped guide the Mountaineer vault and floor lineups to the No. 4 and No. 5 EAGL rankings. Additionally, he coached Bieski and Nicole Roach to all-EAGL first team floor and bars honors, respectively, and helped Chelsi Tabor attain the second-best league vault RQS of 9.855; the mark ranked No. 10 in the region and No. 47 in the nation. Doak’s first season with the Mountaineers was successful, as the team finished nationally ranked 17th on the vault and 21st on the bars. In the EAGL, the team finished ranked first on the floor and second on vault and bars. In 2009, Doak helped coach Mehgan Morris to a national championship berth, as she finished fifth in the all-around at

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the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship. She also won EAGL bars, floor and all-around titles and was named the league’s most outstanding senior gymnast. Additionally, Tabor and Maloney earned the EAGL vault title in Doak’s first season. Six Mountaineers also earned 10 all-EAGL first team honors on vault, bars and floor. A native of Beverly, W.Va., Doak came to WVU after serving as an assistant coach at Penn State in 2008 where he was responsible for recruiting, team training, spotting on all skill levels and administrative duties. His primary coaching responsibilities included oversight of the Nittany Lion vault and floor exercise. He helped PSU sign four top 10 junior Olympic finalists, and guided the Nittany Lions to a 17-9 record. Doak also served as an assistant at EAGL foe New Hampshire in 2006-07. His responsibilities included team workouts, recruiting, video work and community service initiatives. He began his coaching career in 2004 as a volunteer assistant at West Virginia, working with spotting, fundraising and recruit evaluations. Doak earned his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia in sport management in 2006 and a master’s degree in athletic coaching education in 2008.

Bridget Boyd

[ assistant coach • first season • georgia, ‘06 ]

BOYD FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA, 2011-PRESENT • Assistant coach EDUCATION GEORGIA, 2006 • Bachelor’s degree (recreation and leisure studies) ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE • 13 year competitive gymnast at Classic

A native of Elberton, Ga., Bridget Boyd comes to WVU after 12 years of club coaching experience. She will oversee the Mountaineers’ balance beam lineup. Most recently a coach at Oconee Gymnastics Center in Watkinsville, Ga., Boyd also coached at Classic City Gymnastics Academy and Georgia Elite, both Georgia-based clubs. Additionally, she coached at the last five WVU Gymnastics Camps and has experience coaching all four events. While at Georgia Elite, Boyd coached several level 10 regional championships qualifiers, including three-year (2007-09) Junior Olympic National Championships qualifier Lindsey Cheek. Cheek went on to earn a scholarship to Georgia, and as a freshman in 2011, finished 11th on vault at the NCAA National Championships and earned second team All-America honors. Boyd also mentored gymnasts to the level 9 eastern national championships. In addition to coaching at the WVU Gymnastics Camp, Boyd also has coached at Brown’s Gymnastics Camp (2001) and UGA Gymdog Camp (2001-05, ’08). A 13-year competitive gymnast, Boyd competed at Classic City Gymnastics Academy and was a level 9 eastern national championships qualifier.

Boyd earned her bachelors degree from Georgia in recreation and leisure studies in 2006.

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City Gymnastics Academy • Level 9 eastern national championships qualifier

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Support Staff

[ the team behind the team]

Chris Worrell

Dr. Matt Lively

Beth Byron

Athletic Trainer

Medical Director

Strength Coach

Paul Downey

Bubba Schmidt

Scott Herdzik

Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services

Equipment Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

Pete Kadushin

Jenn Sharon

Marina Galante

Shannon McNamara

Sports Psychology

Team Manager

Student Assistant Coach

Assistant Sports Information Director

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2012 Roster

[ alphabetical • pronunciation guide • state • class ] Name Event Height Year Hometown Parker Beattie AA 5-2 Fr. Richmond, Va. Reilly Beattie AA 5-2 Fr. Richmond, Va. Makenzie Bristol* AA 5-2 So. Prosper, Texas Amanda Carpenter AA 5-6 So. Lancaster, Pa. Beth Deal AA 5-5 Fr. Parkersburg, W.Va. Chelsea Goldschrafe** AA 5-8 Jr. Franklin Lakes, N.J. Dayah Haley AA 5-2 Fr. Pasadena, Md. Jamie Judge AA 5-2 Fr. Kenna, W.Va. Tina Maloney*** AA 5-1 Sr. Hanover, Ind. Kaylyn Millick* AA 5-3 Jr. Washington, Pa. Alaska Richardson** AA 5-4 Jr. Dayton, Ohio Nicole Roach*** AA 5-5 Sr. South Lyon, Mich. Lia Salzano AA 5-3 Fr. Centerville, Va. Hope Sloanhoffer* AA 5-4 So. Cornwall, N.Y. Erica Smith AA 5-4 So. Blue Springs, Mo. Maci Sump AA 5-6 Fr. Lansing, Mich. Bethany Yurko AA 5-3 So. Cumberland, Md. *denotes letters earned Head Coach: Jason Butts (First season) Assistant Coach: Travis Doak (Fourth season) Assistant Coach: Bridget Boyd (First season)

Pronunciation Guide First Names Dayah Lia Last Names Goldschrafe Salzano

Club Gym Richmond Olympiad Richmond Olympiad World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Prestige Gymnastics Gymniks Gymnastics North Stars Hills Gymnastics Revolution Gymnastics Madison Gymnastics World Gym Dandy’s Ohio Gymnastics Training Center Sports Club of Novi Gymnastics Capital Gymnastics Gymnastics Revolution Diamond Gymnastics Twistars USA Gymnastics East-West Stars

Juniors

Seniors

day-uhh lee-uhh

gold-schrA-ff sall-zan-O

By State/Country Maryland: Michigan: Ohio: Pennsylvania: Indiana: Missouri: New Jersey: New York: Texas: Virginia: West Virginia :

2 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 3 2

By Class Seniors: Juniors: Sophomores: Freshmen:

2 3 5 7 Freshmen

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Sophomores

2012 Photo Roster [ radio and tv roster ] Parker Beattie 5-2, Fr., Richmond, Va.

Reilly Beattie 5-2, Fr., Richmond, Va.

Makenzie “Mak” Bristol 5-2, So., Prosper, Texas

Amanda Carpenter 5-6, So., Lancaster, Pa.

Beth Deal 5-5, Fr., Parkersburg, W.Va.

Chelsea Goldschrafe 5-8, Jr., Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Dayah Haley 5-2, Fr., Pasadena, Md.

Jamie Judge 5-2, Fr., Kenna, W.Va.

Tina Maloney 5-1, Sr., Hanover, Ind.

Kaylyn Millick 5-3, Jr., Washington, Pa.

Alaska Richardson 5-4, Jr., Dayton, Ohio

Nicole Roach 5-5, Sr., South Lyon, Mich.

Lia Salzano 5-3, Fr., Centerville, Va.

Hope Sloanhoffer 5-4, So., Cornwall, N.Y.

Erica Smith 5-4, So., Blue Springs, Mo.

Maci Sump 5-6, Fr., Lansing, Mich.

Bethany Yurko 5-3, So., Cumberland, Md.

Jason Butts Head Coach

Travis Doak Assistant Coach

Bridget Boyd Assistant Coach

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Tina Maloney [ 5-2 • senior • hanover, ind. ] Physically strong, powerful gymnast who has the potential to end her Mountaineer career as an all-arounder … continues to improve each season … has exceed coaches’ expectations on floor and vault … hard work on bars and beam over preseason should help her push for a lineup spot on both events … coaches hope her hard work ethic will set example for the rest of the team … has competed a two-pass floor routine to near perfection … successfully first competed a double-layout on floor as a sophomore, the first Mountaineer to do so in five years … consistently competes well on vault … shared 2009 EAGL vault title with former teammate Chelsi Tabor. At West Virginia in 2011 • Consistent gymnast that competed as a multi-event specialist in all 13 meets and earned first career all-around nod • Second team all-EAGL vault • Scored 328.5 points, the fifth-best point total on team • Competed on vault and floor in each meet and served as floor anchor in last seven competitions of season • Tallied a career-best 9.9 on vault twice • Set career-best marks on bars (9.625), beam (9.75), floor (9.85) and all-around (38.15) • Opened season with career-best beam score of 9.75 at Cancun Classic (1/7) • Tied for vault win against Pitt and Rutgers (1/29) with 9.8 score • Matched career-best vault score of 9.9 at Penn State quad (2/6) and tied for second place • Made career all-around debut in home quad-meet (2/20) and scored 38.15 points; meet included a vault win with a career-best 9.9 score • Tied for second place on floor against Penn State (3/12) with 9.825 score • Strong at EAGL Championship (3/19), tying for second place on vault with a 9.875 score; also tied for fifth place on floor with a career-best 9.85 mark • Vault RQS of 9.85 ranked No. 2 in the EAGL, No. 8 in the Southeast region; mark was second best on team • Floor RQS of 9.875 ranked No. 25 in the region • Averaged 9.752 on 13 vault attempts, the third-best team mark • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America At West Virginia in 2010 • Flourished as a multi-event specialist, competing on vault and floor in all 13 meets and on beam in four meets • Second team all-EAGL floor • Earned 291.375 points, the second-best team point total • Scored below 9.75 on floor only four times throughout season • Scored 9.8 on floor, the third-best mark of meet, and finished seventh overall at Maryland with Denver and Rutgers (1/30) • Career-high 9.85 floor score against Ohio State (2/12) was second-best individual mark of season • Earned highest Mountaineer finish at Masters Classic (2/28) with fourth place, 9.825 floor routine • Set season-best 9.825 vault mark and tied for win at North Carolina (3/13) • Paced WVU on vault at EAGL Championship (3/27) with eighth place, 9.825 score • Floor RQS of 9.795 ranked 21st in region, while vault RQS of 9.77 ranked 24th

• Ranked third on team on vault and floor with 9.74 and 9.754 season averages, respectively • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America At West Virginia in 2009 • Made immediate impact on vault lineup and tied Chelsi Tabor for event title at the 2009 EAGL Championship with career-best 9.9 score • First Mountaineer freshman to win a conference title since All-American Janáe Cox finished first on the vault in 2004 • Second team all-EAGL vault • Also saw considerable time on floor • Earned 155.65 points • Placed third on vault with 9.825 points against Maryland, George Washington and Rutgers (1/31) • Added to team’s strong vault score at George Washington (2/9) with 9.825 points • Finished in a four-way tie for second on vault against Temple (2/15) with 9.775 points • Stellar against Kentucky (3/1), tying for first on vault with 9.825 points and scoring a then-career best 9.7 points on floor • Finished third on vault at Iowa State (3/13) with 9.8 points • Vault RQS of 9.815 ranked 21st in region • Vault season average of 9.756 on 12 attempts • EAGL all-Academic Team Club Gymnastics • Four-time Region 5 qualifier under coach Stephanie Kemp at Madison Gymnastics World • 2007 level 10 state vault champion; also finished second on floor and third on beam and all-around • Finished in third place on vault at 2007 level 10 regional championship • Placed second on vault and floor at the 2006 level 10 regional championship Personal • Daughter of James and Ann Maloney • One of three girls • Birthday is May 20 • A member of the National Honor Society at Southwestern High • Majoring in nursing • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Tina Maloney’s Career Highs Vault 9.9 at EAGL Championship at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport vs. Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington Bars 9.625 vs. Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington Beam 9.75 vs. Missouri at Cancun Classic Floor 9.85 vs. Ohio State at 2011 EAGL Championship All-Around 38.15 vs. Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington

3/21/09 2/6/11 2/20/11 2/20/11 1/7/11 2/12/10 3/19/11 2/20/11

Tina Maloney’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2009 12 0 155.65 2010 13 0 291.375 2011 13 1 328.5 Totals 38 1 775.525

What’s on TV: Chelsea Lately

Pre-meet rituals: Pump-up music and dancing

What’s in my iPod: Country

Best in-meet moment: Sticking my vault at the 2009 EAGL Championship

Favorite Movies: Sweet Home Alabama, Water for Elephants

Favorite sports teams: Cincinnati Bengals

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook

Dream vacation spot: Hawaii

Favorite meal: Steak

Favorite Coach Butts saying: “You’ve got this!”

Dream date: Matthew McConaughey

Values I admire in others: Patience and honesty

Dream car: Range Rover

My bucket list: Swim with dolphins

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Nicole Roach [ 5-6 • senior • south lyon, mich. ] Experienced gymnast who has emerged as a powerful contender on bars and presents potential to make an impact on beam and floor … hard work and grit should help her succeed as a senior … team’s most consistent bars worker … coaches expect big things out of her on that event … team relies on her bars routine each week … consistently ranked high in region on bars … proved that she can deliver in clutch situations … leads through hard work and determination.

At West Virginia in 2011 • One of the most consistent Mountaineer bars workers • First team all-EAGL bars • Competed in 10 meets, seven as a bars and beam specialist, and earned 162.975 points • Suffered a late-season injury that held her out of three of the year’s last four meets • Tallied 9.7 or better on bars in all but two routines • Career-best bars score of 9.875 matched Amy Bieski for the best apparatus score of the season • Scored season-best 9.775 beam score and finished second against Pitt and Rutgers (1/29) • Career-best 9.875 bars score good enough for first place against North Carolina (2/20) • Bars RQS of 9.76 ranked No. 19 in the Southeast region and No. 3 on the team • Bars season average of 9.683 was third-best mark on team • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America At West Virginia in 2010 • Fast, skill-packed bars routine continued to set standard for Mountaineers in second season with team • Competed in each meet with bars and beam lineups and earned 250.45 points • Repeat member of all-EAGL bars first team • Swung to four 9.8-plus bars scores on season • Proved value on beam at Pitt with Kent State (1/16), scoring 9.7 and tying for third place • Tied for first place on bars with 9.8 score at Maryland with Denver and Rutgers (1/30) • Tied for bars win with season-best 9.825 effort against Ohio State (2/12) • Set career-high beam mark at Penn State (2/20) with third place, 9.8 effort • Paced the Mountaineers on bars at Masters Classic (2/28) with 9.725 score • Took second on bars and third on beam against Bowling Green (3/6) with matching 9.775 scores • Matched season-high bars score of 9.825 and finished first overall against Bridgeport (3/19) • Finished 15th on bars at EAGL Championship (3/27) with 9.8 points, the meet’s fifth-best score • Matched career-best beam score of 9.8 and finished ninth overall at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/10) • Team-best bars RQS of 9.79 ranked eighth in EAGL and 17th in region • Paced squad with 9.737 bars season average

At West Virginia in 2009 • Made immediate impact on the Mountaineers’ bars lineup, competing in all but the season opener and scoring less than 9.7 points only twice • First team all-EAGL uneven bars • Shared the WVU Coaches Award with Amy Bieski • Earned 106.975 points in 11 meets • Earned first career win and set season-best mark with 9.85 bars showing against Maryland, George Washington and Rutgers (1/31) • Finished third on bars at George Washington (2/9) with 9.75 points • Finished fourth on bars with 9.8 points at home against Kentucky (3/1) • Ended season ranked 23rd on bars with RQS of 9.775 • Averaged 9.725 on bars on 11 attempts • EAGL all-Academic Team Club Gymnastics • Three-time level 10 region 5 qualifier at Sports Club of Novi Gymnastics under coaches Brian and Jenn Lewis • First place all-around at the 2008 Circle of Stars • Fourth place on bars and beam at the 2008 level 10 state meet and level 10 regional meet, respectively • 2007 Twistar’s Invitational all-around champion • Finished second on beam and third in all-around at the 2006 level 10 state meet Personal • Daughter of Greg and Wendy Roach • Has one brother • Birthday is April 5 • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from South Lyon High and was a four-year honor roll member • Majoring in elementary education • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Nicole Roach’s Career Highs Bars 9.875 vs. North Carolina 2/26/11 Beam 9.8 at Penn State 2/20/10 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships 4/10/10 Nicole Roach’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2009 11 0 106.975 2010 13 0 250.45 2011 10 0 162.975 Totals 34 0 520.4

What’s on TV: Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice

Pre-meet rituals: I listen to my iPod

What’s in my iPod: (Rascal Flatts, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears…)

Best in-meet moment: Having my mom pass out the flowers at the 2011 Pink Meet

Favorite Movies: Hitch, Twilight

Favorite sports teams: Detroit Tigers and Detroit Redwings

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook, Twitter

Dream vacation spot: Hawaii

Worst habit: Picking at my thumbs

Values I admire in others: Good listener, humor and kindness

Dream date: Ryan Reynolds

I chose WVU because … I loved the campus and the people. I also loved how the

Dream car: Bentley

girls on the team were one, big happy family

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Chelsea Goldschrafe [ 5-8 • junior • franklin lakes, n.j. ] Gymnast who naturally takes to the sport … enjoyed a breakout sophomore season … has developed into a solid three-event specialist and continues to work toward time as an all-arounder … coaches impressed with her personality in gym and her determination to will her body to surpass its potential … undeniable leader of junior class … has made small changes in routines to maximize score values … solid in leadoff position on beam … dependable floor contributor … handled early career success with poise … comes from a nationally known club that produces successful collegiate gymnasts ... benefits from strong work ethic. At West Virginia in 2011 • Multi-event specialist that saw action in all 13 meets • Earned 348.3 points, the fourth-best team total • EAGL Specialist of the Week (2/7) • Made career vault debut two meets into season and scored 9.7 or better in all but two attempts • Consistent beam worker and opened lineup in all but one meet • Won floor at Penn State quad meet (2/6) with 9.775 score • Placed second on beam at No. 15 Ohio State (2/12) with season-best score of 9.825 • Just missed vault podium in home loss to Penn State (3/12), finishing fourth with a 9.8 score • Strong showing at EAGL Championship (3/19), tallying career-best scores on floor (9.85) and vault (9.825) and finishing in fifth and 11th place, respectively • Beam RQS of 9.74 ranked No. 23 in region, while vault RQS of 9.785 ranked No. 24 At West Virginia in 2010 • Competed in 12 meets, 10 as a two-event specialist on beam and floor • Only scored less than 9.7 on floor twice in 10 meets • Earned 210.425 points, the seventh-best individual total of season • Made collegiate debut at Pitt with Kent State (1/16), assuming the lead-off position on beam lineup • Set career-high 9.85 beam mark and finished second overall and scored 9.75 on floor at Penn State (2/20) • EAGL Rookie of the Week (2/22) • Earned first collegiate win with 9.75 floor routine against Bowling Green (3/6) • Finished second on floor against Bridgeport (3/19) and set career-high mark with 9.825 points • Matched career-best floor score and paced squad at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/10) with 12th place, 9.825 showing • Owned a floor RQS of 9.73 and beam RQS of 9.63. Club Gymnastics • Three-time Junior Olympic national competitor from Northstars Gymnastics • Tied for 19th place in all-around at 2008 level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships • Finished in the Top 20 at nationals in consecutive seasons

Personal • Daughter of Neil and Susan Goldschrafe • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is Nov. 4 • State champion at Ramapo High • Majoring in business • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Chelsea Goldschrafe’s Career Highs Vault 9.825 at 2011 EAGL Championship Beam 9.85 at Penn State Floor 9.85 at 2011 EAGL Championship

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Chelsea Goldschrafe’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2010 12 0 210.425 2011 13 0 348.3 Totals 25 0 558.725

What’s on TV: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Pretty Little Liars

Dream job: Own a professional sports team like the New York Yankees

What’s in my iPod: Today’s country

Dream car: Porche Cayann Turbo White

Favorite Movies: The Notebook, Bridesmaids, The Rookie

Pre-meet rituals: Music and dance with my teammates

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Twitter

Best in-meet moment: While waiting to compete at NCAA Regionals, I got to watch

Superstitions: I count through every routine

three of my club teammates compete at the same time

Worst habit: Mumbling

Favorite sports teams: New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers

Favorite meal: My mom’s home cooking

Favorite Coach Butts saying: “Chels, do you have gum?”

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Kaylyn Millick [ 5-3 • junior • washington, pa. ] Talented gymnast who transferred from Eastern Michigan after one season with the Eagles and found a home a WVU… exceeded expectations in first season with Mountaineers … has potential to consistently compete as an all-arounded throughout junior season … her drive to succeed fuels her potential … has one of the best skill sets in Cary Gym … returns as one of the team’s highest point earns on floor … coaches expect her to help lead team in competition … made great changes on bars and beam over the summer that should address her inconsistency as a sophomore … individually qualified in the all-around for the 2010 NCAA Central Regional Championships. At West Virginia in 2011 • Had immediate impact on team’s success in first season as a Mountaineer • Competed in all 13 meets, five as an all-arounder, and earned 402.8 points, the second-best team total • Proved invaluable in floor lineup, earning six scores of 9.8 or better • Career-best floor score of 9.9, earned on Jan. 29 in wins over Pitt and Rutgers, was the team’s best individual floor score of season • Paced team on floor three times • Strong in Mountaineer debut, scoring a season-best 9.825 on beam and finishing second overall against No. 13 Missouri at Cancun Classic (1/7) • Career night in WVU Coliseum debut against Michigan State (1/14), scoring career bests on vault (9.8) and bars (9.75) and finishing first and sixth, respectively • Finished second overall at No. 10 NC State (1/21) with a season-best 38.825 score • Tallied career-best 9.9 floor mark in event victory over Pitt and Rutgers (1/29) • Paced team and finished second overall on floor at No. 15 Ohio State (2/12) with 9.85 mark • Matched career-best bars score with 9.75 mark in home quad-meet (2/20); also scored 9.8 on floor and finished in seventh place • Scored 9.775 on beam against Penn State (3/12), her highest score on the event at the WVU Coliseum, and placed second on the team, sixth overall • Earned highest finish of team at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/2), placing fifth on floor with 9.85 score • Floor RQS of 9.815, the third-best team mark, ranked No. 19 in Southeast region, while beam RQS of 9.76, the second-best team mark, ranked No. 20 • Ranked No. 3 on team on floor and beam with season averages of 9.785 and 9.492, respectively • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America

• Owned season-high marks of 9.85 on beam and 9.825 on floor • Ranked sixth (9.765 RQS) and seventh (38.76 RQS) in the MAC on the beam and all-around, respectively; those marks also ranked 27th and 21st regionally • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American

At Eastern Michigan in 2010 • Left name in Eagle record book after just one season and ranked eighth (39.0) on the EMU all-time all-around scores list and ninth (9.85) on the EMU all-time beam score list • Was the top EMU all-arounder as a freshman • Nominated for the 2010 MAC Gymnast and Freshman of the Year awards • Ranked No. 21 in region with a 38.76 RQS and earned an individual all-around qualification to the 2010 NCAA Central Regional Championships • Finished ninth in all-around at the MAC Championships with a 38.475 score and also earned 9.775 on beam and 9.725 on floor • Finished first in all-around at final three regular-season meets • Tallied a career high all-around score of 39.0 in first year of collegiate gymnastics

Kaylyn Millick’s Career Highs Vault 9.8 vs. Michigan State Bars 9.75 vs. Michigan State vs. Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington Beam 9.85 2010 season at Eastern Michigan Floor 9.9 vs. Pitt, Rutgers All-Around 39.0 2010 season at Eastern Michigan

Club Gymnastics • Two-time national qualifier while competing under Karen Clark and Scotty Miller at Gym Dandy’s • Two-time state champion • Highest club all-around score was 38.25 • Attended same club gym as former Mountaineer Alyssa DeSantis Personal • Daughter of Howie and Michele Millick • Has one sister • Birthday is October 29 • Member of the National Honor Society at Trinity High • Majoring in nursing • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Kaylyn Millick’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2011 13 5 402.8

What’s in my iPod: A little bit of everything

Pre-meet rituals: Dance to music

Favorite Movies: The Wedding Date

Best in-meet moment: Scoring a 9.9 on floor last year

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook

Favorite sports teams: Pittsburgh Penguins

Worst habit: Cracking my joints

Favorite Coach Butts saying: “I’m going to throw my shoe at you!”

Would love to trade places for a day with … Oprah

Values I admire in others: Patience

Dream date: Sidney Crosby

My bucket list: Travel the world

Dream car: Black Range Rover

I chose WVU because … it’s where I was meant to be

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Alaska Richardson [ 5-4 • junior • dayton, ohio ] Powerful, quick gymnast … incredibly talented and working to find her drive to succeed … focused on hitting the ground running at the start of the season … explosive vault earned her career-best scores as a sophomore … vault is one of the most dynamic in nation … made her career floor debut in 2011 … has potential to contribute on beam … makes gymnastics look easy …explosive and exciting to watch … great personality that helps keep gym upbeat … known for showmanship on floor routines.

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At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed in 11 meets, four as a two-event specialist on vault and floor, and earned 145.125 points • Scored 9.75 or better on vault seven times, including career-high 9.9 mark • Made career floor debut in season opener and competed in lineup five times • Set career-best mark and finished second overall on vault at Penn State quad (2/6) with 9.9 score • Tied for second on vault at No. 15 Ohio State (2/12) with 9.875 score • Placed fourth on vault in North Carolina win (2/26) with 9.8 score • Placed fifth on vault at EAGL Championship (3/19) with 9.85 showing • Vault RQS of 9.81 ranked No. 18 in Southeast region At West Virginia in 2010 • Contributed immediately on vault lineup and appeared in 10 meets, earning 97.025 points • Vaulted below 9.725 only twice • Showed potential in second career meet, tying for fourth place on vault at Pitt with Kent State (1/16) with meet’s second-best score of 9.75 • Finished third overall on vault against Ohio State (2/12) with 9.775 points, the meet’s second-best score • Earned second third-place vault finish in three weeks and set then-career best mark with 9.8 effort against Bowling Green (3/6) • Matched career-best vault mark of 9.8 and finished third overall against Bridgeport (3/19) • Owned a 9.76 vault RQS and compiled a 9.703 season average • EAGL all-Academic Team Club Gymnastics • Competed under Amibeth Hardy, Alan Powers and Missy Hart at Ohio Gymnastics Training Center • Finished second in the all-around at the 2008 level 10 state championships • Member of the 2007 and 2005 level 9 region 5 first-place national team • Finished second on vault and 10th in all-around at the 2007 level 9 region 5 championships

Personal • Daughter of Anthony Richardson and Johnnie Russell • Has two brothers and five sisters • Birthday is Oct. 30 • Graduate of Dayton Christian High • Majoring in speech pathology and audiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Alaska Richardson’s Career Highs Vault 9.9 at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport Floor 9.775 at Ohio State

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Alaska Richardson’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2010 10 0 97.025 2011 11 0 145.125 Totals 21 0 242.15 What’s on TV: American Horror Story

Would love to trade places for a day with … Beyonce. She has everything.

What’s in my iPod: A bit of everything

Dream date: Hugh Jackman

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Twitter and YouTube

Dream car: I love my Petey (a PT Cruiser). I wouldn’t trade him for the world!

Superstitions: Must say “you got this girl” before I compete

Dream vacation spot: An Alaskan cruise with my family

Worst habit: Biting the inside of my jaw/cheek

Values I admire in others: A sense of humor

Favorite meal: Chicken Alfredo

My bucket list: Sky diving and visiting Tokyo

Favorite Coach Butts saying: “Confidence!”

Motto: “Bow Bow!”

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Makenzi Bristol [ 5-2 • sophomore • prosper, texas ] Skilled gymnast … had immediate impact on Mountaineers’ floor lineup … while working toward full potential throughout freshman season, showed improvement and will to succeed near end of year … coaches believe she could have three incredible routines on vault, beam and floor … will use experience that she gained as a rookie to succeed as a sophomore … positive attitude helps keep spirits high in Cary Gym … coaching staff believes that her elegant gymnastics will help her succeed at the collegiate level.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed in eight meets, all on floor, with one appearance in beam lineup • Earned 85.725 points • Scored 9.75 or better four times on floor • Set career-best floor mark with 9.8 score against North Carolina (2/26) • Paced team on floor and finished third overall at Arkansas (3/4) with second straight 9.8 score • Floor RQS of 9.66 and season average of 9.566 • EAGL all-Academic Team Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnast out of World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) under coaches Yevgeny Marchencko and Laurie Dix • Club gym has produced numerous collegiate gymnasts, as well as Olympic Gold medalists Natsia Liukin and Carly Patterson • Scored 9.7 or better on floor several times in Junior Olympic program • Finished fourth in all-around at 2010 regional championships and qualified for Junior Olympics National Championships • First place, beam and floor, at the 2009 WOGA Classic Personal • Daughter of David and Mendy Bristol • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is May 12 • NCA All-Star cheerleader and cheer team captain at Prosper High • Majoring in broadcast journalism • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Makenzie Bristol’s Career Highs Beam 9.2 vs. North Carolina Floor 9.8 vs. North Carolina at Arkansas

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Makenzie Bristol’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2011 8 0 85.725

What’s on TV: Modern Family

Favorite meal: Steak

What’s in my iPod: Only country

Would love to trade places for a day with … Erin Andrews

Favorite Movies: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Dream date: Ryan Reynolds

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook

Dream car: Range Rover

Superstition: If I don’t pop all of my fingers before floor,

Pre-meet rituals: Listening to calming music because I am hyper. And praying!

I will fall

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Any of the Texas Rangers

Worst habit: Biting my nails

I chose WVU because … I fell in love with the Mountaineer family

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Amanda Carpenter [ 5-6 • sophomore • lancaster, pa. ] Talented gymnast that developed into a solid collegiate athlete throughout abbreviated rookie season … one of the most-skilled Mountaineer bars workers … looks to have impact on lineup this season … hard worker with outgoing personality … dedicated to team values … joined Mountaineers in December 2010.

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At West Virginia in 2011 • Did not see competitive action Club Gymnastics •Three-time level 10 Junior Olympics national qualifier at Prestige Gymnastics under Tony and Jen Fatta • Three-time Pennsylvania state champion • 2008 Pennsylvania all-around champion • Two-time regional bars champion Personal • Daughter of Randolph and Tracy Carpenter • Has one brother • Birthday is March 9 • Attended Hempfield High • Enrolled in pre-exercise science

What’s on TV: Pretty Little Liars

Dream car: Red Audi A6

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook

Pre-meet rituals: Listen to my iPod

Superstitions: My hair has to be perfect for competition

Best in-meet moment: Getting a 38.0 in a level 10 competition

Worst habit: Cracking my knuckles

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Michael Phelps

Favorite meal: Spaghetti

Values I admire in others: Loyalty and friendship

Would love to trade places for a day with … Jessica Alba

I chose WVU because … When I came on my visit, I just knew this is where I

Dream date: Robert Pattinson

wanted to go to school. I wanted to be a part of the Mountaineer Gymnastics Team

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Hope Sloanhoffer [ 5-4 • sophomore • cornwall, n.y. ] Proved she is one of the nation’s top gymnasts as a freshman … looks to open sophomore season as a strong all-around competitor … team MVP as a rookie … teammates look to her success as example … hitting her best gymnastics in college … upgraded skill-set in each event over summer … naturally graceful and powerful … incredibly cool and confident gymnast … coaches believe she does not have a weak event and should graduate as one of the best WVU gymnasts in program history. At West Virginia in 2011 • Three-event specialist with an immediate impact on the team’s success and produced one of the best freshman seasons in Mountaineer history • Inaugural Linda Burdette-Good Award honoree as team’s Most Valuable Gymnast • First team all-EAGL vault, beam and floor • EAGL Team MVP • Nine-time EAGL weekly award honoree, including a league-best six EAGL Rookie of the Week honors and three specialist of the week recognitions • Competed in all 13 meets, one as an all-arounder, and earned 392.325 points, the third-best season total • Did not fall all season, and scored 9.8 or better in 30 of 40 routines • Tallied two scores of 9.925 or better on vault • Earned a team-best three scores of 9.9 or better • Scored 9.8 or better on floor in all but one meet • Paced the team on beam nine times, and on vault and floor seven times each • Stellar in Mountaineer debut, scoring 9.925 on vault, her first collegiate routine, against No. 13 Missouri at the Cancun Classic (1/7); also finished first on floor (9.85) and second on beam (9.825) • Finished second on vault at No. 5 Georgia (1/17) with a 9.8 score • Placed first on floor (9.825) and beam (9.85) at No. 10 NC State (1/21) • Finished first on vault (9.8) and beam (9.8) and second on floor with career best 9.875 score against Pitt and Rutgers (1/29) • Won vault at Penn State quad (2/6) with career-best 9.95 score • Tied for first place on beam at No. 15 Ohio State (2/12) with 9.875 score • Placed third on floor and fourth on beam in home quad-meet (2/20) with team best matching scores of 9.85 • Strong showing in victory over reigning EAGL champion North Carolina (2/26), scoring 9.875 on vault, beam and floor and winning each event; floor mark matched career best • Finished first on vault at Arkansas (3/4) with a 9.85 score; also placed third on floor with a team-best 9.8 • Tallied 9.8 on beam and floor in home meet against Penn State (3/12) to finish third and fourth, respectively • Outstanding at first EAGL Championship (3/19), placing second on beam and vault with 9.9 and 9.875 scores, respectively, and fifth on floor with a 9.85 score; set a career high with beam score • Made career all-around debut at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/2) and finished 10th overall with 38.875 mark; meet included 9.8 floor and team-best 9.725 beam mark • Vault RQS of 9.865 ranked No. 1 in the EAGL, No. 6 in the Southeast region and No. 37 in the nation • Beam RQS of 9.865 ranked No. 1 in the EAGL, No. 4 in the region and No. 17 in the nation • Floor RQS of 9.855 ranked No. 4 in the EAGL, No. 8 in the region and No. 48 in the nation • Season-average marks on vault (9.823), beam (9.794) and floor (9.823) were tops on team • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America

Club Gymnastics • Finished seventh out of 56 competitors in all-around at the 2010 level 10 national championships; also placed seventh on vault and floor • Five-year team captain (2005-10) at Gymnastics Revolution in Connecticut under Brian Bakalar and Dawn Arigo • Swept all events, including the all-around, at the 2010 level 10 regional and state championships • Three-time national qualifier • Won 2010 Connecticut state and regional championships • Finished eighth at the 2009 regional championship with a floor title and a third-place finish on vault • Won the 2009 state vault, floor, beam and all-around titles; also finished second on bars • Won vault and finished eighth in all-around at 2009 National Invitational Tournament Personal • Daughter of Cordell and Nancy Sloanhoffer • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is July 8 • Attended Cornwall Central High • Enrolled in pre-exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Hope Sloanhoffer’s Career Highs Vault 9.95 at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport Bars 9.6 at 2011 NCAA Southeast Regionals Beam 9.9 at 2011 EAGL Championship Floor 9.875 vs. Pitt and Rutgers vs. North Carolina All-Around 38.875 at 2011 NCAA Southeast Regionals

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What’s on TV: Grey’s Anatomy

Pre-meet rituals: Jammin’ to my iPod

What’s in my iPod: Anything and everything

Dream vacation spot: St. Thomas

Favorite Movies: Date Night

Values I admire in others: Honesty

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook, Twitter, Pandora

My bucket list: Travel the world and join Cirque du Soleil

Worst habit: Biting/picking at my nails

Motto: “Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right

Favorite meal: Anything home-cooked

place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is

Dream date: Patrick Dempsey

‘Are you ready?’” – Johnny Carson

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Erica Smith [ 5-4 • sophomore • blue springs, mo. ] Coaches believe she could successfully compete each event … phenomenal bars skill set … has potential to compete in three events this season … consistent training could set her up for a strong first season at WVU … cool and calm when competing … her poise under pressure should serve her well in collegiate gymnastics … really enjoys the team atmosphere and has embraced being a Mountaineer.

Club Gymnastics • Five-year level 10 gymnast out of Eagles Gymnastics • Former junior international elite gymnast • Previously recruited by Florida • Two-time Junior Olympics National Championships competitor • Fifth place all-around at the 2008 Junior Olympics National Championships; also finished fourth on beam and fifth on bars • First place vault, second place all-around at the 2008 level 10 regional championships • First place vault, bars and all-around at the 2008 level 10 state championships Personal • Daughter of Anthony Smith and Maria Ubaldo • Has one step-sister • Birthday is May 24 • Previously attended the University of Central Missouri • Attended Blue Springs South High • Majoring in elementary education

What’s on TV: One Tree Hill

Would love to trade places for a day with … Lauren London

What’s in my iPod: Rap and R&B

Dream date: Chris Brown

Favorite Movies: Anything Disney

Dream car: Bumble Bee (from Transformers)

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): DSW and Victoria’s Secret

Pre-meet rituals: Listen to my iPod

Superstitions: None! Those are silly

Dream vacation spot: Paris, France

Worst habit: Shopping online

My bucket list: Get married and have three kids – two boys and one girl

Favorite meal: Lasagna

I chose WVU because … I love the people and felt at home on campus

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Bethany Yurko [ 5-3 • sophomore • cumberland, md. ] Talented athlete with great potential … one of the hardest working gymnasts in Cary Gym … coaches applaud her incredible work ethic … expected to compete as a sophomore … looks to break into bars lineup … knowledge of sport grew exponentially as a freshman … her passion for gymnastics pushes her teammates … should provide depth on beam lineup … has ability to master a great vault … hard worker … possesses a quick learning curve.

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At West Virginia in 2011 • Did not see competitive action • Sally Medrick Award for Most Improved Gymnast • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Club Gymnastics • Competed for East-West Stars for 10 years under Kris Lloyd • Finished third on vault at 2010 level 9 regional meet • Secured second on bars, beam and all-around at 2010 level 9 state championship • Four-year qualifier for level 9 regional championships Personal • Daughter of Tony and Kim Yurko • Has two sisters and one brother • Birthday is April 23 • One sister attended WVU for one year of graduate school • Member of the National Honor Society at Fort Hill High • Also ran track • Enrolled in design studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

What’s on TV: Castle, Grey’s Anatomy

Pre-meet rituals: Breathe and go through my routines in my head

What’s in my iPod: Country

Favorite meal: Noodles and cabbage with baked beans – mom’s cooking

Favorite Movies: Arthur, Finding Nemo

Would love to trade places for a day with… A little kid to remember what life with

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Google, Facebook

no stress feels like

Superstitions: Picking up a penny tails-up

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: My sister, Leah Yurko, playing soccer

Worst habit: Picking my nails

Favorite sports teams: Baltimore Ravens

Best in-meet moment: Cheering for my teammates

Values I admire in others: Honesty

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Parker Beattie [ 5-2 • freshman • richmond, va. ] Building year in the gym … looking to add depth to floor lineup … showing great progress in Cary Gym thus far … good presentation on floor … good work ethic … personality meshes well with team.

Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnast and co-captain at Richmond Olympiad • Earned club gym’s leadership award • 2011 level 10 regional qualifier • Third place bars and floor, four place all-around at 2011 level 10 state championships • Bars and floor champion, second place all-around, 2010 level 9 state championships • Bars and floor champion, second place all-around, 2010 level 9 regional championships Personal • Daughter of Mike and Anne Beattie • Twin sister, Reilly, also is a freshman on squad • Has one brother • Birthday is May 1 • Attended Godwin High • Member of the National Honor Society • Enrolled in pre-sport psychology

What’s on TV: 90210, Friday Night Lights

Would love to trade places for a day with … Anne Curry

What’s in my iPod: Trevor Hall

Dream date: Liam Hemsworth

Favorite Movies: The Notebook

Pre-meet rituals: Same breakfast and lunch, same hair and make-up; I also

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Pandora

visualize before every event

Superstitions: Spray water on my hands before every turn on floor Best in-meet moment: Finishing my last event Worst habit: Being OCD about everything!

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Michael Phelps

Favorite meal: Anything my mom cooks

Favorite sports teams: WVU and the Washington Redskins

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Reilly Beattie [ 5-2 • freshman • richmond, va. ] Showing promise in the gym … could see action on floor or beam this season … always one of the last gymnasts to leave the practice floor … personality shines through on floor … puts 100 percent focus into everything she does … understands team dynamic.

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Club Gymnastics • Three-year level 10 gymnast and co-captain at Richmond Olympiad • Earned club gym’s leadership award • Junior Olympics National qualifier • Fifth place on floor at the 2011 National Invitational Tournament • Three-time level 10 regional championships qualifier • First place beam, second place all-around, 2011 level 10 state championships • First place bars and floor, fourth place all-around, 2010 level 10 state championships • Third place vault, 2009 level 10 state championships Personal • Daughter of Mike and Anne Beattie • Twin sister, Parker, also is a freshman on squad • Has one brother • Birthday is May 1 • Attended Godwin High • Member of the National Honor Society • Enrolled in pre-sport psychology

What’s on TV: Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights

Favorite meal: Mom’s cooking

What’s in my iPod: Bob Marley

Would love to trade places for a day with … Kate Middleton

Favorite Movies: Remember the Titans, Parent Trap

Pre-meet rituals: Same “routine” before every meet

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Zappos.com

Best in-meet moment: When I compete my best

Superstitions: Chalk-up between every bar turn, right hand then

Dream vacation spot: Greece, Tahiti

left hand

Values I admire in others: Hard work and never giving up on a dream

Worst habit: Always have to be chewing gum

My bucket list: Backpack around Europe with my sister

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Beth Deal [ 5-5 • freshman • parkersburg, w.va. ] One of the strongest beam workers in gym … solid presentation on beam … coaches excited for her 9.9 score potential on beam … has shown incredible improvement throughout first preseason with Mountaineers … shows potential on vault … has great lines and competes pretty, clean gymnastics … fits in well with team … proud to be from West Virginia.

Club Gymnastics • Competed for Nikki and Chris Thompson at Gymniks Gymnastics • Three-time level 10 regional qualifier • 2011 Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier • Fifth place beam at the 2011 level 10 regional championships • Two-time level 10 West Virginia all-around champion; secured five all-around titles throughout career Personal • Daughter of Mike Deal and Sherrie and Jerry Bunner • Has two brothers • Birthday is January 21 • Attended Parkersburg South • Enrolled in pre-nursing

Favorite Movies: The Hangover, Just Go with It

Best in-meet moment: Sticking a beam routine

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook

Dream vacation spot: Bora Bora

Worst habit: Eating late at night

Favorite Coach Butts saying: “Hi, I’m Professor Butts…”

Favorite meal: Spaghetti and garlic bread

Values I admire in others: Trustworthy

Dream date: Keith Urban

My bucket list: Travel around Europe

Dream car: Range Rover

I chose WVU because … it’s my home state and I know it’s where I belong

Pre-meet rituals: Pray with my mom

Motto: I don’t need easy, I just need possible

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Dayah Haley [ 5-2 • freshman • pasadena, md. ] The strongest all-around contender out of rookie class … coaches impressed with improvement throughout first preseason … high-level skill set … could realistically compete in each event as a freshman … looks to follow in the footsteps of teammate Hope Sloanhoffer and former Mountaineer Amy Bieski … appears to thrive under pressure … understands that her talent could take her far in college gymnastics.

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Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnast out of Hills Gymnastics • Two-time Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier • Fifth place all-around, 2011 level 10 national championships • First place vault, second place floor and all-around (38.2) and third place bars at 2011 Region 7 Championships • Second place vault, 2011 state championships • Third place all-around, 2010 level 10 national regional championships Personal • Niece of Lisa Taylor • Has one sister • Birthday is April 9 • Attended Magruder High • Enrolled in general studies

What’s in my iPod: Everything

Pre-meet rituals: Pray

Favorite Movies: Finding Nemo

Best in-meet moment: Hitting all four events

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook

Favorite sports teams: Washington Redskins

Worst habit: Always have to move my feet

Values I admire in others: Honesty

Favorite meal: Sushi

My bucket list: Sky diving

Dream date: Ryan Reynolds

I chose WVU because … I loved how fun the environment was all of the time

Dream car: Pink Lexus

Motto: Never give up on something you believe in

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Jamie Judge [ 5-2 • freshman • kenna, w.va. ] Quick gymnast … speed should help her on vault and floor, her strongest events … shows variety in floor skill set … looking to get her feet wet in collegiate gymnastics … looks forward to representing her home state.

Club Gymnastics • Competed level 10 gymnastics under Susan Brown at Revolution Gym; Brown also coached former Mountaineer and NCAA Championships individual qualifier Mehgan Morris • Four-time regional qualifier • Level 9 national qualifier • Fifth place beam, ninth place all-around at 2010 Eastern National Championships Personal • Daughter of John and Lisa Judge • Has one sister • Birthday is August 5 • Attended Ripley High • Enrolled in general studies

What’s on TV: Jersey Shore, Ridiculousness

Pre-meet rituals: Group hug with my parents

What’s in my iPod: Rock and rap

Best in-meet moment: Hitting every event at nationals in 2010

Favorite Movies: Transformers

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Roger Federer

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook, Twitter

Favorite sports teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

Worst habit: Checking Facebook and Twitter every five minutes

Dream vacation spot: Puerto Rico or Hawaii

Favorite meal: Steak and baked potato

Favorite Coach Butts saying: “No excuses”

Dream car: Audi R8

Values I admire in others: Politeness

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Lia Salzano [ 5-3 • freshman • centerville, va. ] Persistent, hard worker … quick learner … has potential to compete best gymnastics near the end of her rookie season due to high level of consistency… exciting upgrades on bars could lead to high scores this season … can compete a 10.0 vault … should see action right away on beam and bars, and could push for spots on floor and vault … improvement on beam and floor is encouraging … positive outlook in gym helps keep teammates motivated.

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Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnast out of Capital Gymnastics • Two-time Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier • Eastern National Championships qualifier • Finished in 29th place in the senior ‘A’ division at the 2009 National Championships Personal • Daughter of Frank and Belinda Salzano • Has three sisters • Birthday is May 26 • Attended Paul VI Catholic High • Majoring in communications

What’s in my iPod: Anything country

Best in-meet moment: Making a new routine for the first time

Favorite Movies: Sweet Home Alabama, She’s the Man

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Shawn White

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Twitter

Favorite sports teams: Washington Redskins

Worst habit: Laughing when I’m not supposed to

Dream vacation spot: Fiji

Favorite meal: Homemade pasta

Values I admire in others: Courage

Dream date: Cam Gigandet

I chose WVU because … It’s almost heaven

Pre-meet rituals: Listen to my i-Pod

Motto: What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger

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Maci Sump [ 5-6 • freshman • lansing, mich. ] Beautiful style … elegant, dancer-like gymnastics shows off her great extension … strongest event is bars … could also push for a lineup spot on floor … tall, long frame gives her great presence on floor … potential on beam is high … very focused in Cary Gym … great sense of humor and can get everyone on the team laughing.

Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnast at Twistars USA Gymnastics Club • Two-time Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier • Nineteenth place all-around, 2010 Junior Olympics Championships • Third place all-around, 2010 regional championships • Second place bars, 2010 Michigan State Championships • Fifth place all-around, 2009 NIT Championships Personal • Daughter of Daniel and Lisa Sump • Has one sister • Birthday is April 13 • Attended Holt High • Member of the National Honor Society • Majoring in elementary education, with a minor in special education

What’s on TV: So You Think You Can Dance?

Would love to trade places for a day with … No one because I like being myself!

What’s in my iPod: Country, rap and pop

Dream car: Hummer

Favorite Movies: She’s the Man

Best in-meet moment: Making it to nationals in 2010

Bookmarks (favorite Web page): Facebook, Twitter

Favorite sports teams: Michigan State

Superstitions: Eating pasta the night before I compete

Dream vacation spot: Bahamas

Worst habit: Biting my nails

Values I admire in others: Funny and kind

Favorite meal: Anything that my mom cooks

My bucket list: To travel the world

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2012 Preview

[ wvu returns nine under first-year coach ]

Kaylyn Millick

Change is often a difficult concept to come to terms with – there are those that embrace change whole heartedly, and those that shy away from it. The West Virginia University gymnastics team is bound to face change throughout the 2012 season. The pillar of success and consistency throughout coach Linda BurdetteGood’s 37-year tenure, the Mountaineers will now compete under the guidance of Jason Butts, hired at the end of April following Burdette-Good’s retirement and only the third head coach in the program’s history. Butts does not enter the job completely blind. Having risen from assistant coach to associate head coach over the last five years, he understands and appreciates the rich tradition of achievement the WVU gymnastics program has attained – and he’s ready to add to it. “There is a confidence that already surrounds this team that I did not see throughout my first five years here,” Butts acknowledges. “Everyone is just excited. This team isn’t just talking about going to the national championships – they actually believe that they can be there and be competitive. They believe they can win the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) title. Everyone is moving succinctly on the same page – it’s exhilarating.”

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off in a hangover from last year’s conclusion,” Butts explains. “They are using that as their mission – their standard – to start this season off on a better foot. They want to be more consistent, and they want to communicate better and make sure everyone is on the same page.” Leading the charge are seniors Tina Maloney and Nicole Roach. With experience in a combined 72 meets, the duo, both all-EAGL first team honorees, provide a steadying influence in Cary Gym. Maloney, the 2009 EAGL vault co-champion, ranked No. 2 in the league and No. 8 in the Southeast region on the event last season with a 9.85 regional qualifying score. A vault and floor specialist, she earned her first all-around experience as junior and has the potential to compete on all four events this season. Roach, a three-time first team all-EAGL bars honoree, has consistently competed one of the region’s cleanest bars routines since 2009. Though she was hampered with a lingering arm injury near the end of her junior campaign, she still finished the season ranked No. 19 in the region on the apparatus earned scores of 9.7 or better in all but two of her 10 routines. “Even before the season starts, these two have already gone above and beyond what I have asked of them as leaders,” explains Butts. “I wanted them to help us get back to what it means to be a Mountaineer. I wanted them to make sure the team understands this program’s traditions and the things we want to build success on, and they have done an excellent job of communicating that to the team.

While a partially new coaching staff will require an adjustment period – assistant coach Bridget Boyd joined the Mountaineers in June, while fourth-year assistant coach Travis Doak was retained – nine student-athletes return hungry to improve on the team’s 2011 record (13-10) and its fourth-place finish at the EAGL Champion2012 SCHEDULE ship and Date Opponent Place sixth-place Dec. 10, 2011 Gold-Blue Meet Pittsburgh, Pa. finish at Jan. 8, 2012 Maryland, Penn State Morgantown, W.Va. the NCAA Jan. 15, 2012 Rutgers Morgantown, W.Va. Southeast Jan. 21, 2012 Bowling Green Bowling Green, Ohio Regional Jan. 29, 2012 George Washington, Morgantown, W.Va. Champion Towson ships. Feb. 3, 2012 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. “This Feb. 12, 2012 Ohio State, Ball State, Morgantown, W.Va. year’s Auburn returning Feb. 18, 2012 Maryland, Rutgers, College Park, Md. gymnasts remember William & Mary those last Feb. 25, 2012 New Hampshire Durham, N.H. two meets, March 3, 2012 Denver, Missouri, Denver, Colo. and they Western Michigan are on a March 10, 2012 Arkansas Morgantown, W.Va. mission March 16, 2012 LSU Baton Rouge, La. to avoid March 24, 2012 EAGL Championship Pittsburgh, Pa. starting April 7, 2012 NCAA Regional Championships TBA the season April 20-22, 2012 NCAA Championships Duluth, Ga.

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[ wvu returns nine under first-year coach ] “They are both cool and calm when competing, and I think that will help the squad in the gym this season. They’re living up to one of our biggest philosophies – they’re entering their senior season competing their best gymnastics.” Though she only has 13 career meets to her name, sophomore Hope Sloanhoffer sets the example for the Mountaineers. One of nation’s top gymnasts as a freshman, Sloanhoffer finished second in the league on vault and beam, earned first team all-EAGL honors on vault, beam and floor and scored a league-best nine EAGL weekly honors, including six EAGL Rookie of the Week nods. Most impressive, Sloanhoffer scored 9.8 or better in 30 of her 40 routines and did not fall all season. Additionally, she earned a teambest three scores of 9.9 or better, including a season-high 9.95 vault mark. She is expected to compete as an all-arounder this year. “Hope came back this season, and she looks like she hasn’t missed a beat,” Butts says. “Her consistency and work ethic are still top-notch. Even though she didn’t fall once as a freshman, she has put pressure on herself to improve, and she has upgraded each of her routines. She looks phenomenal. “It’s fair to say that Hope is our in-meet leader; she earned that role with her consistency last season.” Junior Chelsea Goldschrafe returns to the floor after enjoying a breakout sophomore season that saw her evolve into a threeevent gymnast (vault, beam, floor) and score 348.3 points in 13 meets. A proven competitor that continues to surpass her potential, Goldschrafe has upgraded her bars routine and is expected to see action as an all-arounder this season. Classmates Kaylyn Millick and Alaska Richardson also return with hopes of building on individual 9.9 scores from one season ago. Millick, a potential all-arounder, emerged as one of the Mountaineers’ most consistent floor performers last season, as she earned six scores of 9.8 or better, including a career- and team-best 9.9 mark. Millick finished fifth on floor at the regional championships, the highest Mountaineer finish at the season-ending meet. Richardson, an explosive vault worker, scored 9.75 or better on the event seven times, including her own career-best 9.9 mark. Also dynamic on floor, Richardson could see action on both events, as well as beam, this year. Sophomores Makenzie Bristol, Amanda Carpenter and Bethany Yurko round out the Mountaineer returners. Of the three, Bristol was the only one to see action as a rookie, as she competed in eight meets and scored 9.75 or better on floor four times. Eight newcomers join the Mountaineers this season, including sophomore transfer Erica Smith, a former junior international elite gymnast. Smith is joined by six freshmen: Parker Beattie, Reilly Beattie, Beth Deal, Dayah Haley, Jamie Judge, Lia Salzano and Maci Sump. WVU’s 2012 slate features seven teams that finished the 2011 season ranked in the top 25, including three squads from the Southeastern Conference and two 2011 NCAA Championships participants in Arkansas and Michigan; the Wolverines advanced to the Super Six and finished in sixth place. The Mountaineers will compete in 11 regular-season meets, including five at the WVU Coliseum, and will face 18 teams. Change is inevitable for WVU this season – and the Mountaineers are ready to embrace it. While adjustments will be made, the 2012 squad is determined to see that the rich tradition of winning continues at WVU.

2012 QUICK FACTS The University Location: Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 29,617 Founded: 1867 President: Dr. James P. Clements Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck Athletic Department Phone: (304) 293-2300 Web Address: www.MSNsportsNET.com Nickname: Mountaineers School Colors: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Arena: WVU Coliseum Capacity: 14,000 Senior Women’s Associate: Terri Howes NCAA Faculty Rep.: John W. Fisher II

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Gymnastics Staff Head Coach: Jason Butts (First Season) Alma Mater: Georgia, ‘06 Record at WVU: First Season Career Record: First Season Gymnastics Office Phone: (304) 293-3294 Gymnastics Office Fax: (304) 293-2525 Assistant Coach: Travis Doak (Fourth Season) Assistant Coach: Bridget Boyd (First Season) Staff: Pete Kadushin, sport and exercise psychology performance consultant; Bubba Schmidt, varsity sports equipment manager; Beth Byron, assistant strength and conditioning coach; Chris Worrell, assistant athletic trainer; Jenn Sharon, team manager; Marina Galante, student manager; Cindy Smith, program assistant; Anita Pyles, program assistant Gymnastics History Founded: 1974 All-time Record: 649-265-4 (39th season) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Region: NCAA Southeast Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Appearances at Nationals (Last): 4 (2000); 3 NCAA, 1 AIAW Appearances at Regionals (Last): 33 (2011) Highest NCAA Finish: 12th (1995, ‘99, 2000) Highest AIAW Finish: 3rd (1982) EAGL Championships (Last): 6 (2008) Atlantic 10 Championships (Last): 4 (1995) Sports Communications Sports Information Office: (304) 293-2821 Sports Information Fax: (304) 293-4105 Assistant AD, Communications: Michael Fragale E-Mail: Michael.Fragale@mail.wvu.edu Sports Information Director: Bryan Messerly E-Mail: Bryan.Messerly@mail.wvu.edu Associate Sports Information Director: Katie Kane E-Mail: Katie.Kane@mail.wvu.edu Assistant SID/Gymnastics Contact: Shannon McNamara McNamara Work Phone: (304) 293-2821 McNamara Email: Shannon.McNamara@mail.wvu.edu Website: MSNsportsNET.com

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2012 Preview [ event breakdown ]

VAULT PREVIEW

BEAM PREVIEW

The Mountaineers’ vault lineup was one of the most fun units to watch throughout the 2011 season. While WVU is forced to replace Emily Kerwin at the No. 1 spot and all-arounder Amy Bieski’s 9.8 average, five key contributors return, with newcomers waiting in the wings to add to the lineup’s proven explosiveness. “We have had a lot of returners already step up in this event, as well as some newcomers, and I see vault competing just as strong, if not improving, this year,” says Doak. Tops among returners is Sloanhoffer. A 2011 all-EAGL first team honoree, she ranked first in the league, sixth in the region and 37th in the nation last season with a 9.865 RQS and anchored the lineup in 11 meets. She scored 9.9 or better twice and owns a career-best score of 9.95. Maloney and Richardson also scored 9.9s last season and are set to again contribute high marks, with the coaches believing that Richardson may have her best season yet on vault. “Alaska’s vault is bigger this season,” Doak explains. “The combination of Alaska, Tina and Hope is a strength for this team.” Goldschrafe and Millick also return; competing the event for the first time in 2011, Goldschrafe ended the season ranked No. 24 in the southeast region with a 9.785 RQS. “I feel like this is the strongest vault lineup that we have ever had,” Butts expands. Haley is tops among newcomers with potential to compete vault this season, while Bristol, Yurko and Deal are all working toward a spot in the lineup.

First-year assistant coach Bridget Boyd will lead the Mountaineers’ beam unit this season. Enthusiastic and willing to work on the small details with each student-athlete, Boyd believes the beam unit, easily the team’s deepest lineup, enters 2012 with a refreshed confidence. “I’m looking for all of them to compete with a lot more confidence this year,” says Boyd. “I’ve thrown a lot of different assignments at them throughout preseason to keep them on their toes, so they never knew what to expect.” Nine Mountaineers saw time on beam in 2011, and all but three return. Sloanhoffer, ranked No. 1 in the league, No. 4 in the region and No. 17 nationally last season, is expected to anchor the lineup again, while Goldschrafe, proven in the leadoff position over the last two years, could assume the role again this year. Millick, No. 3 on the team last year with a 9.492 average, also is expected to contribute this season. Roach and Maloney, key contributors throughout the last three seasons, are expected to become weekly features in the lineup. Boyd believes Deal will heavily factor into the unit’s success this season. “I can’t wait to see what Beth does this season,” Boyd enthuses. “Her look and her style are amazing.” “Skill-wise, this is a national championship team on beam,” says Butts. “The event is mentally challenging, but coach Boyd has done an incredible job with this unit. They are having fun on beam this year, and everyone is excited to compete; no one is afraid of falling.” Expect at least five other Mountaineers to push for a lineup spot this season, including Haley, Richardson and Smith.

BARS PREVIEW

FLOOR PREVIEW

Graduation left the bars lineup depleted, as Bieski, Kerwin, Faye Meaden and Alysha Pretzello all moved on. Yet, WVU is more confident than ever that this unit will be one of its strongest in competition. “We have six 10.0 bars sets without even blinking an eye this season,” says Doak. “In the past, I saw some panic if someone went down with an injury. Not this season – this group is confident in its abilities. “The six routines that are ready to go are great routines. We lacked clean lines in the past, but not anymore. This is another event where we not only brought in a lot of freshmen that are ready to go, but also our returners are assuming more responsibility and upping their production, too.” Roach, coming back from offseason surgery, looks to regain her spot among the region’s best. Millick also returns, and while she competed in all but one meet last season, Butts believes her best bars routines are before her. “Kaylyn’s routine is looking great,” says Butts. “Despite having a new routine, she’s our most consistent worker right now.” Maloney and Sloanhoffer will build off the first-time experience they gained in 2011 and should push for lineup spots. The coaches are most excited for Yurko and Carpenter’s potential on the event, while Goldschrafe is expected also to emerge as a threat on bars. “Amanda has huge potential here,” says Butts. “She has a beautiful routine and is very aggressive. I think once she becomes more consistent, she will be able to produce a good score for us.” Newcomers looking for time in the bars lineup include Haley, Smith and Salzano.

Eighty percent of the Mountaineers’ floor lineup returns from 2011, with only Bieski’s 9.767 average lost to graduation. While six proven floor competitors return, each will compete either a new or reworked routine. The new routines not only promise high score potential, but also guarantee an exciting meet for Mountaineer fans. “We’ve capitalized on what these student-athletes have competed before,” explains Doak. “A lot of the existing routines are upgraded, and they’re ready to go now. In the past, we’ve built toward that near the end of the season, but they are safe, clean routines that will be ready to go in January.” Sloanhoffer and Millick lead the pack of returners, as the duo ranked No. 8 and No. 19, respectively, in the region last season. Maloney also ranked No. 25 last year, while Goldschrafe looks to capitalize on her 9.744 season average. Bristol and Richardson split time on floor last season, and each is expected to push for a full-time lineup spot this year. “I would be proud to compete every floor routine we have at the national championships,” says Butts. “Our dance and presentation look great; I love the music. I think you’ll see a lot of explosive tumbling out of this team, especially Tina and Alaska.” New faces that could see time in the lineup are Haley and Salzano. “We have some freshmen that have come in that have turned everyone’s head,” says Doak. “Dayah opens up her routine with an E tumbling pass; we haven’t competed a routine like that in at least five years. We have some difficulty in our tumbling if we want to go with it, and that’s exciting.”

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Opponent Information [ january 8 - february 12 ]

JAN. 8 - MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Location: College Park, Md. Feb. 18 - 2 p.m. at Maryland Conference: EAGL Nickname: Terrapins

Head Coach: Brett Nelligan Record at Maryland: 34-14 (Three seasons) 2011 Record: 17-5 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals SID Contact: Matt Bertram Email: mbertram@umd.edu Phone: (301) 314-8093 www.UMTerps.com

JAN. 8 - 2 P.M. Location: University Park, Pa. MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Nittany Lions

JAN. 29 - 1 P.M. Location: Towson, Md. MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Conference: Eastern College Athletic Conference Nickname: Tigers

Head Coach: Vicki Chliszczyk Record at Towson: 20-4 (one season) 2011 Record: 20-4 2011 Postseason: ECAC Champ.

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SID Contact: Dan O’Connell Email: doconnell@towson.edu Phone: (410) 704-3102 www.towsontigers.com

FEB. 3 - 6 P.M. Location: Ann Arbor, Mich. at Michigan Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Wolverines

Head Coach: Jeff Thompson Record at Penn State: 18-9 (one season) 2011 Record: 18-9 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals

Head Coach: Bev Plocki Record at Michigan: 571-202-2 (22 seasons) 2011 Record: 26-11 2011 Postseason: NCAA Super Six

SID Contact: Susan Bedsworth Email: sjb5001@psu.edu Phone: (814) 865-1757 www.GoPSUsports.com

SID Contact: Brad Rudner Email: brudner@umich.edu Phone: 734-647-4237 www.MGoBlue.com

JAN. 15 - MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Location: Piscataway, N.J. Feb. 18 - 2 p.m. at Maryland Conference: EAGL

Nickname: Scarlet Knights Head Coach: Lou Levine Record at Rutgers: First Season 2011 Record: 19-8 2011 Postseason: United States Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals SID Contact: Jimmy Gill Email: jgill@scarletknights.com Phone: (732) 445-7886 www.ScarletKnights.com

JAN. 21 - 6 P.M. Location: Bowling Green, Ohio at Bowling Green Conference: Mid-American Conference Nickname: Falcons

FEB. 12 - 2 P.M. Location: Columbus, Ohio MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Buckeyes

Head Coach: Carey Fagan Record at Ohio State: 43-43-1 (seven seasons) 2011 Record: 4-7 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals SID Contact: Brett Rybak Email: rybak.13@osu.edu Phone: 614-292-1112 www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com

FEB. 12 - 2 P.M. Location: Muncie, Ind. MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Conference: Mid-American Conference Nickname: Cardinals

Head Coach: Kerrie Beach Record at Bowling Green: 22-32 (3 years) 2011 Record: 5-7 2011 Postseason: MAC Championships

Head Coach: Nadalie Walsh Record at Ball State: 16-44 (four seasons) 2011 Record: 5-9 2011 Postseason: Nonte

SID Contact: Dave Meyer Email: meyerd@bgsu.edu Phone: (419) 372-7077 www.bgsufalcons.com

SID Contact: Joe Hernandez Email: jhernand@bsu.edu Phone: 765-285-8242 www.BallStateSports.com

JAN. 29 - 1 P.M. Location: Washington, DC MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Conference: EAGL Nickname: Colonials

Head Coach: Margie Foster-Cunningham (27 seasons) Record at George Washington: 471-409 2011 Record: 10-14 2011 Postseason: None SID Contact: Dan DiVeglio Email: d.diveglio@gmail.com Phone: (202) 994-0339 www.GWSports.com

FEB. 12 - 2 P.M. Location: Auburn, Ala. MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Conference: Southeastern Conference Nickname: Tigers

Head Coach: Jeff Graba Record at Auburn: 9-14 (one season) 2011 Record: 9-14 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals SID Contact: Taylor Bryan Email: jtb0028@auburn.edu Phone: 334- 844-9900 www.AuburnTigers.com

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Opponent Information [ february 18 - april 22 ]

FEB. 18 - 7 P.M. Location: Williamsburg, Va. at Maryland Conference: Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conf. Nickname: Tribe

MARCH 10 - 6 P.M. Location: Fayetteville, Ark. MORGANTOWN, W.VA. Conference: Southeastern Conference Nickname: Razorbacks

Head Coach: Mary Lewis Record at William & Mary: 196-328-3 2011 Record: 5-23 2011 Postseason: None

Co-Head Coach: Mark and Rene Cook Record at Arkansas: 117-141-4 (nine seasons) 2011 Record: 16-10-1 2011 Postseason: NCAA Championships

SID Contact: Rob Turner Email: rrturn@wm.edu Phone: (757) 221-3370 www.TribeAthletics.com

SID Contact: Robby Edwards Email: robbye@uark.edu Phone: 479-575-2751 www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com

FEB. 25 - 7 P.M. Location: Durham, N.H. at New Hampshire Conference: EAGL Nickname: Wildcats

Head Coach: Gail Goodspeed Record at New Hampshire: 501-266-2 (33 seasons) 2011 Record: 17-10 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals SID Contact: Mike Murphy Email: mike.murphy@unh.edu Phone: (603) 862-3906 www.UNHWildcats.com

MARCH 3 - 6 P.M. Location: Denver, Colo. at Denver Conference: Sun Belt Conference Nickname: Pioneers

Head Coach: Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart Record at Denver: 228-122-2 (13 seasons) 2011 Record: 13-12-2 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals SID Contact: Elizabeth Alley Email: calley3@du.edu Phone: (303) 871-4990 www.DenverPioneers.com

MARCH 3 - 6 P.M. Location: Columbia, Mo. at Denver Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Tigers

Head Coach: Rob Drass Record at Missouri: 134-98 (12 seasons) 2011 Record: 6-9 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals SID Contact: Jenny Dewar Email: dewarj@missouri.edu Phone: (573) 884-9486 www.MUTigers.com

MARCH 3 - 6 P.M. Location: Kalamazoo, Mich. at Denver Conference: Mid-American Conference Nickname: Broncos

Head Coach: Dave Kuzara Record at Missouri: 19-22 (two seasons) 2011 Record: 11-9 2011 Postseason: None SID Contact: Kristin Keirns Email: Kristin.keirns@wmich.edu Phone: (269) 387-4123 www.WMUBroncos.com

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MARCH 16 - 7 P.M. Location: Baton Rouge, La. at LSU Conference: Southeastern Conference Nickname: Tigers

Head Coach: D-D Breaux Record at LSU: 577-352-8 (33 seasons) 2011 Record: 8-15 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regionals SID Contact: Jake Terry Email: jterry9@lsu.edu Phone: (225) 578-7678 www.LSUSports.net

at Baylor 2012 EAGL Championships Sept. 6 – 8:00 p.m.

The University of Pittsburgh will host the 2012 East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships on Sat., March 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the Fitzgerald Field House. The Panthers will welcome George Washington Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, NC State, Rutgers and West Virginia for an afternoon of championship caliber routines.

April 7 2012 NCAA Regional Championships NCAA Regionals

Regional sites for the 2012 championships were selected by the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee. Regionals will take place April 7 at the following sites: Auburn (Auburn Arena) Illinois (Assembly Hall) Arkansas (Barnhill Arena) North Carolina State (Reynolds Coliseum) Utah (Jon M. Huntsman Center) Washington (Bank of America Arena)

April 20-22 2012 NCAA Regional Championships NCAA Nationals

The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Committee announced that the 2012 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships will be held in Duluth, Ga., on April 20-22. The championships will be held at the Gwinnett Center, with Georgia Tech serving as the host institution.

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For the third consecutive year, five EAGL teams qualified for the NCAA regional championships. The Tar Heels earned the league’s top score with a 195.225 mark. NC State (194.75) finished second among EAGL schools, while UNH placed third (194.5), UMD fourth (193.2) and WVU fifth (192.5). UNC senior Morgan Evans closed out her collegiate career with an individual all-around qualification to the 2011 NCAA Championships. She was joined by NCSU freshman Stephanie Ouellette.

Chelsi Tabor After almost two decades of competition, the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) is a prominent league in NCAA Division I gymnastics. The EAGL became a reality on July 31, 1995, when eight universities banded together to form a consortium created solely for the purpose of showcasing women’s gymnastics on the East Coast. Representing three conferences and six states, the EAGL was comprised of the University of Maryland, the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University and West Virginia University of the BIG EAST Conference and the University of New Hampshire and Towson University of America East. In August 1996, the NCAA Council accepted the EAGL as an official affiliated member of the NCAA. In 2005, George Washington University joined the league, replacing Towson. EAGL schools have had a long history of gymnastics success. Prior to joining the EAGL, New Hampshire won four ECAC titles. West Virginia won four straight Atlantic 10 Conference titles before leaving that league to join the EAGL. Prior to joining the EAGL, seven of the eight schools had competed in the NCAA regionals. Towson, New Hampshire and West Virginia had all gone on to NCAA championship competition. Towson was ninth in the nation in 1990, while UNH qualified for nationals in 1994 and WVU made the trip in 1995. In 1982, Pitt produced the NCAA bars champion, Lisa Shirk. 2011 season A frenzied finish saw three teams claw at the league championship, but North Carolina successfully defended its title and emerged victorious with a winning team score of 195.3. The victory was the Tar Heels’ fifth overall and third in five seasons. New Hampshire finished just behind UNC with a score of 195.175, while Maryland, competing in its backyard on the campus of George Washington, in Washington, D.C., placed third with a total of 195.025 points. The Terrapins led all teams with three individual first-place finishes. Senior Abigail Adams won her second straight all-around title with score of 39.4; she also finished first on beam with a 9.925 mark. Adams’ teammate Ally Krikorian won the vault title with a 9.9 score. EAGL Gymnast of the Year and Outstanding Senior Gymnast, West Virginia’s Amy Bieski, won the bars title with a 9.825 mark, while Pitt’s Mallory Brewer finished first on floor with a 9.9 score; the title was the Panthers’ first individual floor win.

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2010 season North Carolina captured its fourth EAGL title, and second in four seasons, at the 2010 EAGL Championship, in Durham, N.H. UNC finished first with a score of 196.025, while 2009 champion NC State finished in second place with 195.7 points. West Virginia finished in third place with 195.075 points. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack earned four individual titles apiece. NCSU senior Taylor Seaman won a championship-best three titles: vault (9.9), floor (9.925) and all-around (39.325). Maryland’s Abigail Williams and EAGL Scholar Athlete of the Year Kara Wright of UNC also finished first in the allaround. Additionally, Seaman shared the vault title with UNC’s Zoya Johnson, and the floor title with teammate Brooke Barr. EAGL Gymnast of the Year and Outstanding Senior Gymnast, UNC’s Christine Nguyen, won the beam title with a 9.875 score, while teammate Morgan Evans finished first on bars with a score of 9.9. For the second straight season, five EAGL teams advanced to NCAA Regional competition. WVU played host to the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships and also welcomed NCSU, while Maryland and New Hampshire advanced to the NCAA Northeastern Championships and UNC competed at the Southcentral Regional. The Mountaineers earned the best finish of all EAGL teams, as they scored 195.1 and finished in fourth place at the Southeast Regional. UNH also finished in fourth place, but the Wildcats scored 194.8 points. NCSU, UNC and UMD all finished in sixth place. Seaman qualified as an all-arounder for the 2010 NCAA Championships and was the league’s lone representative. She became the first NCSU gymnast, and the first EAGL gymnast since 2006, to earn All-America honors, taking seventh place on bars with a 9.875 score. 2009 season Defending champion West Virginia, NC State and North Carolina battled through eight rounds, but in the end the host Wolfpack came out on top and won their fourth EAGL championship in Raleigh, N.C., edging WVU, 195.7-195.5. The Tar Heels finished third with 194.825 points. The Mountaineers captured a championship-best six individual titles, with EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast Mehgan Morris finishing first on bars (9.85), floor (9.85) and all-around (39.3). She became the first Mountaineer to win the all-around title since All-American Janáe Cox did so in 2005, and only the second WVU gymnast to win three league titles at one championship (Umme Salim, 1998). WVU teammates, junior Chelsi Tabor and freshman Tina Maloney, tied for first on vault (9.9), while junior Shelly Purkat won the balance beam title (9.875). Three tied Morris for the bars title – NC State’s Lauren Deuser and Brittany Vontz, and Pitt’s Alix Croop – and two matched Purkat’s winning beam score - New Hampshire’s Chelsea Steinberg and Maryland’s Abigail Adams. Five EAGL teams advanced to the NCAA Regional competition, with WVU, NC State and UNC moving on to the Southeast Regional (Raleigh, N.C.), and New Hampshire and Maryland traveling to the Northeast Regional (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Mountaineers earned the highest regional finish of any league team, as they earned 194.225 points and finished fourth. UNC (fifth) and NC State (sixth) finished behind WVU, while UNH finished fifth and UMD finished sixth at their regional. Morris finished fifth in the all-around at the regional championship, while NC State’s Taylor Seaman won the floor exercise; both represented the EAGL at the national championship. Morris finished 18th in her preliminary session.

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2008 season Junior Mehgan Morris led West Virginia as it claimed its league-record sixth EAGL title in Morgantown, W.Va. Morris won the individual bars title (9.85) and finished in a three-way tie for first on the floor exercise with NC State’s Leigha Hancock and Taylor Seaman (9.95). WVU scored 196.05 points, its second score above 196 of the season. No. 21-rated North Carolina State finished second with a score of 195.475, while New Hampshire placed third with a score of 194.55. North Carolina’s Christine Nguyen, the EAGL Gymnast of the Year, claimed the all-around title with a score of 39.475, edging Morris’ careerbest all-around total (39.4). Nguyen also notched a 9.95 on vault to win that event, while Pitt’s Anya Chayka won the EAGL beam title with a score of 9.85. The team championship was fitting for West Virginia, as the Mountaineers were undefeated against EAGL opponents during the regular season. WVU went on to place fourth at the 2008 NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida, topping both NC State and North Carolina, and finish the season ranked No. 22 in the country. 2007 season EAGL Coach of the Year Mark Stevenson led his NC State Wolfpack to its third EAGL title, first since 2000, by edging West Virginia at the 2007 EAGL Championships. The Mountaineers were led by EAGL Gymnast of the Year and Outstanding Senior Gymnast Janáe Cox, who placed second in the all-around with a 39.325 score. North Carolina senior Christine Robella won the all-around title with a 39.35. Robella was named to the 2007 First Team All-EAGL on the vault, floor exercise and the all-around. Individual event champions included Pittsburgh freshman Dani Bryan on the vault (9.9), Pittsburgh senior Andrea Arlotta on the uneven bars (9.9), NC State junior Leigha Hancock on the balance beam (9.9) and Robella on the floor exercise (9.925). In all, six teams qualified for NCAA Regional competition. New Hampshire, Pitt and Rutgers all qualified to compete in the 2007 Northeast Regional. North Carolina, NC State and West Virginia all took part in the 2007 Southeast Regional held in Morgantown, W.Va., with host WVU placing the highest of the three at third. Two other EAGL schools in the region, Maryland and George Washington, each sent individuals to the competition as well. WVU’s Cox qualified for nationals for the third time in her career in the

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2006 season In 10 of the league’s 11 seasons, at least four EAGL teams qualified for regionals, led by the seven-team showing in 2000. EAGL teams in 2006 maintained their high standards as six teams competed at regionals. North Carolina captured its second straight EAGL team title, its third in the last five years. The Tar Heels, scoring a 195.325, edged runner-up NC State (195.075) by a slim 0.25-point margin. West Virginia (194.9) ranked 22nd in the nation, the highest among EAGL teams, placed third. EAGL Gymnast of the Year Courtney Bumpers of North Carolina completed her career by notching her league-record seventh and eighth individual titles, as she won the all-around with an EAGL season-high 39.525 and the floor exercise with a 9.95. Teammate Christine Robella took home second place in each of those categories with a 39.475 all-around and a 9.9 floor score, to go with her first place uneven bars score of 9.9. New Hampshire’s Mariana Peña Trestini won the balance beam competition with a 9.925, while NC State’s Leigha Hancock won the vault with a 9.9. EAGL teams competing in the postseason were North Carolina, NC State and West Virginia. UNC placed fourth at the NCAA Southeast Regional while NC State and WVU tied for fifth. New Hampshire, Pitt and Rutgers placed fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, at the Northeast Regional. Three gymnasts advanced to the NCAA Championships. Hancock shared the floor title at the Southeast Regional with a 9.9, which earned her a spot at nationals. Robella and New Hampshire’s Amanda Hall advanced as all-arounders placing 14th and 21st in their preliminary sessions.

2005 season North Carolina won its second EAGL team title in four years with a score of 195.975. The championship, held at North Carolina State, was tightly contested with a point separating the top four teams. West Virginia and Maryland (195.2) tied for second and the host Wolfpack, entering the competition with the best regional qualifying score, placed fourth with 194.975. North Carolina’s Courtney Bumpers became the first EAGL gymnast to win six individual titles as she took home three golds, winning the floor exercise (9.925) and tying for the win in all-around with West Virginia’s Janáe Cox (39.475) and on bars with Maryland’s Leah Brill (9.875). Other winners included EAGL Gymnast of the Year Amanda Hall, of New Hampshire, winning the vault competition with a 9.875 and Cox winning the beam title with a 9.925. Bumpers went on to claim her second straight national title as the NCAA champion on the floor exercise with a perfect 10 at nationals. While no EAGL squads advanced to nationals for the team competition, the league was represented with three teams at the Southeast and Northeast regionals. North Carolina placed the highest, tying for third place in the Southeast Regional, followed by West Virginia in fifth and North Carolina State sixth. In the Northeast, New Hampshire placed third and Pitt and Rutgers fifth and sixth, respectively. 2004 season With five teams competing at regionals there was even more keynote success during the league’s ninth year with several scoring records falling. While capturing its league-record fifth EAGL championship, West Virginia set new meet records with a 197.05 overall team score and a 49.525 team vault score. North Carolina, ranked 12th in the nation, finished .325 points behind the 21st-ranked Mountaineers. Including a perfect 10.0 score from Courtney Bumpers, one of her seven for the season, North Carolina set a meet-record 49.55 team score for the floor exercise. Bumpers tied a meet record with three individual titles before earning first team All-America honors, one year after receiving the same accolades

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on the balance beam as a freshman. Bumpers, the 2004 EAGL Gymnast of the Year, is the league’s seventh gymnast to earn All-America status. West Virginia’s Janáe Cox, the 2004 EAGL Rookie of the Year, joined Bumpers as the league’s top gymnasts. Cox and Bumpers, both first team all-EAGL in the all-around, also earned first team laurels on three of the four routines. Cox, who shared the vault title with teammate Jessica Bartgis and Pitt’s Alyse Zeffiro, placed second in the all-around behind Bumpers, winner of titles for the beam and the floor exercise. With the NCAA Southeast Regional hosted by EAGL-school North Carolina State and loaded with four teams (WVU, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Maryland), the EAGL’s postseason presence was felt in 2004. New Hampshire, the other EAGL team in the regionals, made its 23rd consecutive regional appearance when it competed in the Northeast Regional at Penn State. Eventual national champion and No. 1-seeded UCLA advanced out of the Southeast Regional, finishing .975 points ahead of third-place North Carolina (196.35) and 2.05 points ahead of fourth-place West Virginia (195.275). 2003 season The EAGL’s record-setting action in 2004 came one year after the most competitive season in 2003. Staged in front of a meet-record crowd of 2,456 at the EAGL championships held in Durham, N.H., just 1.1 points separated New Hampshire, which captured its first EAGL title, and sixthplace West Virginia. UNH’s Tara Phillips tied an EAGL record with a perfect 10 on vault while Maryland freshman Rachel Martinez set an EAGL Championship all-around record with a 39.625. WVU senior Dinorh Boyd captured two EAGL titles, beam (9.925) and floor (9.95), marking the third straight year a Mountaineer gymnast captured at least two meet titles. 2002 season West Virginia’s TeShawne Jackson became just the third EAGL gymnast to record four conference individual championships in 2002 when she scored the best all-around total in EAGL history, a 39.575. It was her second consecutive all-around title and fourth overall of her career. But despite the efforts from the West Virginia junior, North Carolina became the first team other than WVU or North Carolina State to win an EAGL championship. The Tar Heels set an EAGL championship record with a 196.425 while Anna Wilson paced UNC winning the floor exercise title with a 9.975. West Virginia finished a close second with a 196.025. The Tar Heels and Mountaineers were the only teams to qualify for NCAA regionals. 2001 season Five EAGL teams advanced to the regionals in 2001 - the sixth straight year at least four teams qualified since the league’s inception - following West Virginia winning its third EAGL title at the championships held in Chapel Hill, N.C. Jackson led the Mountaineers to the title by winning the individual all-around title with a 39.375 score. She also finished first in the vault with a perfect 10.0 score, the first 10.0 score in EAGL championship meet history. Jaime Hill contributed to the West Virginia cause by tying for first place on bars with a 9.925 score. Dinorh Boyd, the co-winner of the EAGL Gymnast of the Year award, also did well at the EAGL meet as she tied for third place in the all-around with a 39.275 score. Led by Jill Fisher’s perfect 10.0 score on floor exercise, Maryland turned in a very strong performance. The Terrapins had a 195.875 team score to finish second in the meet. The Mountaineers, along with Maryland, New Hampshire and North Carolina State, qualified for regionals. Although no EAGL teams qualified for Nationals, Jill Fisher and Gillian Cote of Maryland earned berths at the National Championship Meet as individual all-arounders. At the National Championships at Utah, both Fisher and Cote became All-Americans. Fisher had a 9.90 on the floor exercise to become a first team All-American. Cote had a 39.05 in the all-around, earning second team All-American notice. They became the first two AllAmericans in Maryland gymnastics history.

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In addition to Fisher and Cote, Boyd and Kristen Macrie of West Virginia and Suzanne Poretz of New Hampshire qualified for Nationals as individuals. 2000 season The 2000 season marked the third year in a row that an EAGL team went to the NCAA championship meet. In addition, four EAGL teams were ranked in the final NCAA top 25 and seven of the eight EAGL teams advanced to three different NCAA regional meets. West Virginia finished second in the Region 2 Meet at Minnesota, earning a consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship meet at Boise State. Rutgers, Pitt and New Hampshire all competed in the Region 5 Meet at Penn State, where the Scarlet Knights turned in an impressive fourth-place finish while Pitt and UNH were fifth and sixth, respectively. At the Region 6 Meet in Georgia, EAGL-champion NC State, Maryland and Towson all competed. Towson nearly qualified for Nationals by finishing third in the meet with a 194.325 score, just 0.375 points behind second place Brigham Young. BYU advanced to Nationals, while Maryland and NC State were fourth and fifth in the regional. At Nationals, West Virginia finished 12th in the nation with a 194.175 team score. The NCAA national championship appearance was the Mountaineers’ second in a row and third trip since 1995. In addition, the EAGL was represented at Nationals by Gabi Weller of Towson and Laura Moon of Maryland, each of whom qualified as an individual all-around. The co-winner of the EAGL Gymnast of the Year award, Weller became the league’s third All-American as she earned first-team honors in vault. She tied for fourth in the nation with a 9.90 score and became the first Towson gymnast to be named First Team All-America. The fifth annual EAGL championship meet was the most competitive in the league’s brief history. The top four teams were separated by less than one point as NC State came from behind to win its second straight EAGL championship. The Wolfpack turned in a very strong effort on bars and floor to overtake Maryland and win the title with a 196.000 team score. NC State’s 196.0 team score was just shy of the meet record that the Wolfpack set in 1999 as the team won its first EAGL crown. Juniors Amy Langendorf and Kara Charles led NC State to the title. A first team all-EAGL selection on bars and all-around, Langendorf tied for second place in the EAGL all-around competition with a 39.275 score. She also tied for fourth place on bars (9.9) and beam (9.8). Charles finished fourth in the all-around with a 38.975. Senior Jennifer Sommer also had a big meet for the Wolfpack. She tied for first place on beam (9.85) and tied for fourth on floor exercise (9.9). Host Pitt had its best EAGL finish ever as the Panthers were runners-up with a 195.275 score. Senior Danielle “Freddie” Alba led Pitt to the secondplace finish. She tied for second place in the all-around with a 39.275 score and tied for first place on the balance beam with a 9.85. Maryland took third place in the meet with a 195.05, just ahead of fourth place Towson (195.025). Weller won the EAGL all-around title with a 39.3 and she tied the EAGL record in winning the vault (9.925). Kristen Macrie of West Virginia finished first on bars, tying the EAGL record with a 9.95 score. Jill Fisher of Maryland set an EAGL record as she won floor exercise with a 9.975 score. 1999 season EAGL schools represented the league quite nicely in 1999. For the second year in a row, an EAGL school went to the NCAA championship meet. In addition, six of the eight EAGL schools qualified for NCAA regional competition and EAGL schools finished one-two at the USA Gymnastics championship meet. West Virginia, winner of three of the first four EAGL championships, advanced to Nationals and finished 12th in the nation. The Mountaineers qualified for Nationals by finishing second in the Region 6 Meet at WVU. The league just missed having two teams qualify for Nationals as North Carolina State was the alternate. The Wolfpack, who won the 1999 EAGL Championship, had finished third at the Regionals. West Virginia’s appearance at Nationals came on the heels of NC State’s appearance at the 1998 Nationals. In 1998, the Wolfpack went to Nationals for the first time in school history and finished 11th in the nation.

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WVU and NC State were two of six teams that went to NCAA regional meets in 1999. New Hampshire and Pitt went to the Region 5 Championship at Penn State while Maryland and Towson joined West Virginia and NC State at the Region 6 Meet. At the 1999 USA Gymnastics NIT Meet, Towson edged Rutgers for the prestigious championship. It was Towson’s second NIT title in four years. When the season ended, the EAGL had three teams in the top 20 (West Virginia, NC State, Maryland). NC State ended West Virginia’s run of three consecutive championships as the Wolfpack had a school and EAGL championship record score of 196.05, edging host Maryland which had a 195.475 score. New Hampshire was third with a 194.8 and North Carolina took fourth place at 194.675. Sophomore Brooke Wilson of North Carolina was the Outstanding Individual Performer at the EAGL meet. She took first place in the all-around with a 39.325 score and set a meet record on beam with a 9.95, taking first place in the event. Senior Liane Williams of Towson, honored as the EAGL Senior Gymnast of the Year, was a double winner as she won the vault with a 9.875 and tied for first on floor with a 9.9. Langendorf and Charles led NC State to its first EAGL title. Langendorf tied for first on bars with Dawn Campbell of Rutgers with a 9.9 score. Charles was fourth in the all-around with a 39.175. Kelli Brown also had a strong meet, tying for second place in vault with a 9.85 and tying for third on bars with a 9.875. Maryland finished as EAGL runner-up with a 195.475 as Coach Bob Nelligan was named as the EAGL Coach of the Year. Freshman Laura Moon was second in the all-around (39.275) while Terp freshman Gillian Cote, the EAGL rookie of the year, was ninth in the all-around. Junior Danielle “Freddie” Alba of Pitt, the EAGL Gymnast of the Year, took third in all-around with a 39.175 score. For the second straight year, six teams advanced to NCAA regionals from the EAGL meet. 1998 season The 1998 EAGL meet was held at Rutgers and six of the eight teams qualified for the NCAA Regionals. West Virginia, North Carolina State and Maryland all qualified for the Southeast Regional while New Hampshire, Pitt and Rutgers made it to the Northeast Regional. West Virginia won the meet for the third year in a row with a 195.5 score. New Hampshire edged N.C. State for second place as the Wildcats posted a 193.85 score to the 193.825 earned by the Wolfpack. Maryland finished fourth in the meet with a 192.675, edging Towson as the Tigers posted a 192.45 score, barely missing a 12th straight NCAA regional berth. Senior Umme Salim of West Virginia led the Mountaineers to the championship. The EAGL Gymnast of the Year, she was first in the all-around with a 39.45 while also winning the bars (9.95) and beam (9.925). 1997 season North Carolina State hosted the 1997 EAGL meet and West Virginia claimed its second straight title. The 11th-ranked Mountaineers had a 196.0 team score to edge the Wolfpack (195.1) for the title. New Hampshire was third (193.1), while Pitt was fourth with a 192.85. North Carolina (192.325) finished fifth, ahead of Towson (192.1), Maryland (191.755) and Rutgers (190.05). Towson’s Erin Shanley became the first EAGL gymnast to successfully defend a title as she earned a 9.925 on bars to tie Pitt’s Samantha Salyers for first in the event. Shanley also won the vault with a 9.9, while UNH’s Cara Lepper and WVU’s Danielle Lilly tied for first on the beam with a 9.9. Kristin Quackenbush won the EAGL floor title with a 9.95 effort, a score that clinched the championship for WVU. Quackenbush tied Stephanie Wall for the all-around title in a very tight competition. One-tenth of a point separated the top five all-arounds. Quackenbush and Wall each had a 39.1, while Shanley was third with a 39.05. WVU’s Umme Salim was fourth with a 39.025 and Kim Yenco of Towson took fifth with a career best 39.0. The EAGL was well-represented at the NCAA Regionals for the second

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Umme Salim year in a row as West Virginia, North Carolina State and Towson advanced to the Southeast regionals while New Hampshire and Pitt qualified for the Northeast regionals. Quackenbush was honored as the EAGL Gymnast of the Year as well as the Outstanding Senior Gymnast. North Carolina’s Molly Gardner was named as the EAGL Scholar-Athlete. Maryland’s Rachel Dolbin was named the EAGL’s top rookie, while Dick Filbert of Towson was named as the EAGL Coach of the Year. Shanley was the most-decorated Towson gymnast, earning first team all-EAGL in vault, bars, floor exercise and all-around in addition to second team all-EAGL on beam. She was a unanimous pick on floor and all-around. Heather Hanson of Towson was a first team pick on beam. North Carolina State became the first EAGL team to represent the league at the NCAA national championship meet. The Wolfpack had a 195.125 to finish third at the regional meet at Georgia, qualifying for nationals. In its first trip to Nationals, State had a 194.125 score and finished 11th in the nation. 1996 season The crowning jewel of the inaugural EAGL season was the league championship meet, hosted by West Virginia. In a competition that came down to the last rotation, West Virginia tallied 194.6 points to edge Towson’s 193.725. North Carolina State was third with a 192.30, followed closely by Maryland (192.15), New Hampshire (191.7), North Carolina (189.3), Pitt (189.15) and Rutgers (188.0). The meet also produced the second-largest crowd (1,648) to watch a gymnastics meet in the WVU Coliseum. West Virginia’s Quackenbush won the all-around title with a 39.275 score while Towson’s Erin Shanley, Maryland’s Megyn Byrnes and Karla Hairston of WVU tied for second at 38.925. In the individual events, Shanley was a double winner, tying for first on bars (9.9) and floor (9.8). Quackenbush won the vault outright with a 9.925. On bars, EAGL co-Rookie of the Year Cara Lepper of UNH matched Shanley’s 9.9 to tie for first. Co-Rookie of the Year Liane Williams of Towson and Jessica Nonnemacher of WVU tied for first on the balance beam with 9.825 marks. On the floor, Meredith Behson of Rutgers and Christi Newton of N.C. State tied Shanley for first. Newton was named as the first EAGL Gymnast of the Year as well as Outstanding Senior Gymnast in a vote of league coaches. West Virginia’s Linda Burdette was named as the EAGL Coach of the Year. In the postseason, Towson won the USA Gymnastics National Invitational Tournament title with a school-record 194.525 to edge powerful Iowa for the title. West Virginia’s Kristin Quackenbush tied for third in vault at the NCAA championships, becoming WVU’s and the EAGL’s inaugural All-American.

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Beam 1. Abigail Adams, UMD 2. Hope Sloanhoffer, WVU 3. Chelsea Steinberg, UNH 4. Jess Panza, NCSU Katie Lawrence, UNH 6. Hannah Fallanca, NCSU Elizabethe Manzi, UMD Morgan Evans, UNC 9. Kelsey Cofsky, UMD Kristin Aloi, UNC

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2011 EAGL Championship March 19, 2011 – Washington, D.C. TEAM SCORES 1. North Carolina 2. New Hampshire 3. Maryland 4. West Virginia 5. Rutgers 6. NC State 7. Pitt 8. George Washington INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (TOP 10) All-Around 1. Abigail Adams, UMD 2. Morgan Evans, UNC 3. Jess Panza, NCSU 4. Chelsea Steinberg, UNH 5. Amy Bieski, WVU Austyn Fobes, UNH Krista Jasper, UNC 8. Leslie Delima, GW Alexis Gunzelman, RU 10. Betsy Zander, GW

195.3 195.175 195.025 193.725 193.625 193.45 192.875 192.575

39.4 39.3 39.25 38.975 38.95

38.7 38.675

Vault 1. Ally Krikorian, UMD 2. Tina Maloney, WVU Hope Sloanhoffer, WVU Zoya Johnson, UNC 5. Alaska Richardson, WVU Amy Bieski, WVU Jess Panza, NCSU Abigail Adams, UMD Morgan Evans, UNC Luisa Leal-Restrepo, RU Bars 1. Amy Bieski, WVU 2. Danielle Reibold, UNH Austyn Fobes, UNH Jen Aucoin, UNH Elizabeth Durkac, UNC Morgan Evans, UNC 7. Elizabethe Manzi, UMD 8. Jess Panza, NCSU Kaitlin Joseph, UMD Abigail Adams, UMD Danielle D’Elia, RU

9.9 9.875

9.85

Floor 1. Mallory Brewer, Pitt 2. Amy Bieski, WVU Abigail Adams, UMD Morgan Evans, UNC 5. Leslie Delima, GW Chelsea Goldschrafe, WVU Tina Maloney, WVU Hope Sloanhoffer, WVU Jess Panza, NCSU Stephanie Ouellette, NCSU Katie Caliendo, UNH Chelsea Steinberg, UNH Austyn Fobes, UNH Katie O’Rourke, Pitt Krista Jasper, UNC Kristin Aloi, UNC

9.825 9.8

9.775 9.75

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[ all-time championship results ] (UNH), Abbey Adams (UMD), 9.875 Floor: Mehgan Morris (WVU), 9.85 All-Around: Mehgan Morris (WVU), 39.3 2011 – 16th EAGL Championship Standings Washington, D.C. 1. North Carolina 195.3 2. New Hampshire 195.175 3. Maryland 195.025 4. West Virginia 193.725 5. Rutgers 193.625 6. NC State 193.45 7. Pitt 192.875 8. George Washington 192.575 2011 EAGL Champions Vault: Ally Krikorian (UMD), 9.9 Bars: Amy Bieski (WVU), 9.825 Beam: Abigail Adams (UMD), 9.925 Floor: Mallory Brewer (Pitt), 9.9 All-Around: Abigail Adams (UMD), 39.4 2011 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of the Year: Amy Bieski, West Virginia Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Amy Bieski, West Virginia Rookie of the Year: Luisa Leal-Restrepo, Rutgers EAGL Scholar Athlete: Brittany Vontz, NC State EAGL Coach of the Year: Margie Foster-Cunningham, George Washington 2010 – 15th EAGL Championship Standings Durham, N.H. 1. North Carolina 196.025 2. NC State 195.7 3. West Virginia 195.075 4. New Hampshire 194.7 5. Pitt 194.4 6. Maryland 194.2 7. George Washington 193.575 8. Rutgers 187.65 2010 EAGL Champions Vault: Taylor Seaman (NCSU), Zoya Johnson (UNC), 9.9 Bars: Morgan Evans (UNC), 9.9 Beam: Christine Nguyen (UNC), 9.875 Floor: Brooke Barr (NCSU), Taylor Seaman (NCSU), 9.925 All-Around: Abigail Adams (UMD), Taylor Seaman (NCSU), Kara Wright (UNC), 39.325 2010 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of the Year: Christine Nguyen, North Carolina Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Christine Nguyen, North Carolina Co-Rookies of the Year: Kelsey Cofsky, Maryland; Meaghan Biros, Pitt EAGL Scholar Athlete: Kara Wright, North Carolina EAGL Coach of the Year: Derek Galvin, North Carolina 2009 – 14th EAGL Championship Standings Raleigh, N.C. 1. NC State 195.7 2. West Virginia 195.5 3. North Carolina 194.825 4. Pitt 194.675 5. New Hampshire 194.65 6. Maryland 194.525 7. George Washington 193.05 8. Rutgers 189.125 2009 EAGL Champions Vault: Tina Maloney (WVU), Chelsi Tabor (WVU), 9.9 Bars: Mehgan Morris (WVU), Lauren Deuser (NCSU), Brittany Vontz (NCSU), Alix Croop (Pitt), 9.85 Beam: Shelly Purkat (WVU), Chelsea Steinberg

2009 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of the Year: Christine Nguyen, North Carolina Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Mehgan Morris, West Virginia Rookie of the Year: Alicia Talucci, Pitt EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Ashley Shepard, NC State EAGL Coach of the Year: Bob Nelligan, Maryland 2008 – 13th EAGL Championship Standings Morgantown, W.Va. 1. West Virginia 196.05 2. NC State 195.475 3. New Hampshire 194.55 4. North Carolina 193.95 5. Maryland 193.375 6. Pittsburgh 193.175 7. George Washington 192.975 8. Rutgers 189.025

2006 EAGL Champions Vault: Leigha Hancock (NCSU), 9.9 Bars: Christine Robella (UNC), 9.9 Beam: Mariana Peña-Trestini (UNH), 9.925 Floor: Courtney Bumpers (UNC), 9.95 All-Around: Courtney Bumpers (UNC), 39.525 2006 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of the Year: Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina Rookie of the Year: Mehgan Morris, West Virginia EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Beth Fittery, Rutgers EAGL Coach of the Year: Mark Stevenson, NC State

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2005 - 10th EAGL Championship Standings Raleigh, N.C. 1. North Carolina 195.975 2. West Virginia 195.2 Maryland 195.2 2008 EAGL Champions 4. NC State 194.975 Vault: Christine Nguyen (UNC), 9.95 5. George Washington 194.2 Bars: Mehgan Morris (WVU), 9.95 6. New Hampshire 193.25 Beam: Anya Chayka (PITT), 9.85 7. Rutgers 192.625 Floor: Mehgan Morris (WVU), Taylor Seaman (NCSU), 8. Pitt 191.1 Leigha Hancock (NCSU), 9.95 All-Around: Christine Nguyen (UNC), 39.475 2005 EAGL Champions Vault: Amanda Hall (UNH), 9.875 2008 EAGL Award Winners Bars: Leah Brill (UM), Courtney Bumpers (UNC), 9.875 Gymnast of the Year: Christine Nguyen, North Beam: Janáe Cox (WVU), 9.925 Carolina Floor: Courtney Bumpers (UNC), 9.925 Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Leigha Hancock, NC State All-Around: Janáe Cox (WVU), Courtney Bumpers (UNC), Rookie of the Year: Brittney Hardiman, NC State 39.475 EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Gretchen Kittelberger, Maryland EAGL Coach of the Year: Mark Stevenson, NC State 2005 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of the Year: Amanda Hall, New Hampshire 2007 – 12th EAGL Championship Standings Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Olivia Trusty, North College Park, Md. Carolina 1. NC State 195.475 Rookie of the Year: Leigha Hancock, NC State 2. West Virginia 195.3 EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Amy Williams, North Carolina 3. North Carolina 194.925 EAGL Coach of the Year: Derek Galvin, North Carolina 4. Pittsburgh 194.15 5. George Washington 192.775 2004 - 9th EAGL Championship Standings 6. Rutgers 192.6 Pittsburgh, Pa. 7. New Hampshire 191.525 1. West Virginia 197.05 8. Maryland 191.175 2. North Carolina 196.725 3. NC State 196.0 2007 EAGL Champions 4. Pitt 196.05 Vault: Dani Bryan (PITT), 9.9 5. Maryland 196.025 Bars: Andrea Arlotta (PITT), 9.9 6. New Hampshire 195.95 Beam: Leigha Hancock (NCSU), 9.9 7. Towson 194.65 Floor: Christine Robella (UNC), 9.925 8. Rutgers 192.475 All-Around: Christine Robella (UNC), 39.35 2004 EAGL Champions 2007 EAGL Award Winners Vault: Jessica Bartgis (WVU), Janáe Cox (WVU), Alyse Gymnast of the Year: Janáe Cox, West Virginia Zeffiro (PITT), 9.95 Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Janáe Cox, Bars: Juliya Kovaliova (TU), 9.925 West Virginia Beam: Courtney Bumpers (UNC), 9.925 Rookie of the Year: Brandi George, Maryland Floor: Courtney Bumpers (UNC), 10.0 EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Gretchen Kittelberger, Maryland All-Around: Courtney Bumpers (UNC), 39.575 EAGL Coach of the Year: Mark Stevenson, NC State 2004 EAGL Award Winners 2006 – 11th EAGL Championship Standings Gymnast of the Year: Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina Piscataway, N.J. Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Alyse Zeffiro, Pitt 1. North Carolina 195.325 Rookie of the Year: Janáe Cox, West Virginia 2. NC State 195.075 EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Marlyn Madey, NC State 3. West Virginia 194.9 EAGL Coach of the Year: Derek Galvin, North Carolina 4. New Hampshire 194.45 5. Maryland 194.175 6. George Washington 193.775 7. Rutgers 191.425 8. Pitt 190.225

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[ all-time championship results ] 2003 - 8th EAGL Championship Standings Durham, N.H. 1. New Hampshire 196.75 2. NC State 196.675 3. North Carolina 196.025 4. Maryland 195.775 Towson 195.775 6. West Virginia 195.65 7. Pitt 193.975 8. Rutgers 193.025 2003 EAGL Champions Vault: Tara Phillips (UNH), 10.0 Bars: Juliya Kovaliova (TU), 9.925 Beam: Dinorh Boyd (WVU), Sarah Hoenig (UM), Rachel Martinez (UM), 9.925 Floor: Dinorh Boyd (WVU), 9.95 All-Around: Rachel Martinez (UM), 39.625 2003 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of the Year: Kristen Presutti, Towson Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Jenn Baierlein, Towson Rookie of the Year: Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Amanda Halovanic, West Virginia EAGL Coach of the Year: Gail Goodspeed, New Hampshire 2002 - 7th EAGL Championship Standings Towson, Md. 1. North Carolina 196.425 2. West Virginia 196.025 3. Maryland 194.825 4. NC State 194.725 5. New Hampshire 194.375 6. Pitt 194.275 7. Rutgers 192.7 8. Towson 192.35 2002 EAGL Champions Vault: TeShawne Jackson (WVU), 9.925 Bars: Kelli Brown (NCSU), 9.925 Beam: Jen Clarke (TU), Michelle Harley (UNH), Amanda Halovanic (WVU), 9.875 Floor: Anna Wilson (UNC), 9.975 All-Around: TeShawne Jackson (WVU), 39.575 2002 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of the Year: Kristen Presutti, Towson Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Kristen Macrie, West Virginia Rookie of the Year: Leah Brill, Maryland EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Gillian Cote, Maryland EAGL Coach of Year: Derek Galvin, North Carolina 2001 – 6th EAGL Championship Standings Chapel Hill, N.C. 1. West Virginia 196.375 2. Maryland 195.875 3. Towson 194.6 4. New Hampshire 194.375 5. North Carolina 193.325 6. NC State 193.275 7. Rutgers 191.825 8. Pitt 191.025 2001 EAGL Champions Vault: TeShawne Jackson (WVU), 10.0 Bars: Gillian Cote (UM), Jaime Hill (WVU), 9.925 Beam: Brooke Wilson (UNC), 9.95 Floor: Jill Fisher (UM), 10.0 All-Around: TeShawne Jackson (WVU), 39.375

2001 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of Year: Dinorh Boyd, West Virginia; Suzanne Poretz, New Hampshire Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Brooke Wilson, North Carolina Rookie of the Year: Jen Dickson, New Hampshire EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Gillian Cote, Maryland EAGL Coach of Year: Linda Burdette, West Virginia 2000 - 5th EAGL Championship Standings Pittsburgh, Pa. 1. NC State 196.0 2. Pitt 195.275 3. Maryland 195.05 4. Towson 195.025 5. West Virginia 194.7 6. New Hampshire 194.55 7. North Carolina 194.475 8. Rutgers 191.625 2000 EAGL Champions Vault: Gabi Weller (TU), 9.925 Bars: Kristen Macrie (WVU), 9.95 Beam: Danielle Alba (PITT), Jennifer Sommer (NCSU), Erica Roberts (UNC), 9.85 Floor: Jill Fisher (UM), 9.975 All-Around: Gabi Weller (TU), 39.3 2000 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of Year: Gabi Weller, Towson; Brooke Wilson, North Carolina Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Kelly Foley, West Virginia Rookie of the Year: Michelle Harley, New Hampshire EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Lisa Fronhofer, Pitt EAGL Coach of Year: Derek Galvin, North Carolina 1999 - 4th EAGL Championship Standings College Park, Md. 1. NC State 196.05 2. Maryland 195.475 3. New Hampshire 194.8 4. North Carolina 194.675 5. Towson 194.325 6. West Virginia 194.1 7. Pitt 192.85 8. Rutgers 192.375 1999 EAGL Champions Vault: Liane Williams (TU), 9.875 Bars: Amy Langendorf (NCSU), Dawn Campbell (RU), 9.9 Beam: Brooke Wilson (UNC), 9.95 Floor: Liane Williams (TU), Shirley Lee (WVU), 9.9 All-Around: Brooke Wilson (UNC), 39.325 1999 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of Year: Danielle “Freddie” Alba, Pitt Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Liane Williams, Towson Rookie of the Year: Gillian Cote, Maryland EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Jen DeLuca, North Carolina EAGL Coach of Year: Bob Nelligan, Maryland 1998 - 3rd EAGL Championship Standings Piscataway, N.J. 1. West Virginia 195.5 2. New Hampshire 193.85 3. NC State 193.825 4. Maryland 192.675 5. Towson 192.45 6. Pitt 192.225 7. North Carolina 190.975 8. Rutgers 190.875

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1998 EAGL Champions Vault: Nikki West (WVU), 9.875 Bars: Umme Salim (WVU), 9.95 Beam: Umme Salim (WVU), 9.925 Floor: Shirley Lee (WVU), Nikki West (WVU), Amy Roberts (UNH), Ashley Hutsell (UNC), 9.775 All-Around: Umme Salim (WVU), 39.45 1998 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of Year: Umme Salim, West Virginia Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Umme Salim, West Virginia Rookie of the Year: Kara Charles, N.C. State EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Stacy Breidenbach, Maryland EAGL Coach of Year: Linda Burdette, WVU, Mark Stevenson, N.C. State, Debbie Yohman, Pitt 1997 - 2nd EAGL Championship Standings Raleigh, N.C. 1. West Virginia 196.0 2. NC State 195.1 3. New Hampshire 193.1 4. Pitt 192.85 5. North Carolina 192.325 6. Towson 192.1 7. Maryland 191.775 8. Rutgers 190.05 1997 EAGL Champions Vault: Erin Shanley (TU), 9.9 Bars: Erin Shanley (TU), Samantha Salyers (PITT), 9.925 Beam: Cara Lepper (UNH), Danielle Lilly (WVU), 9.9 Floor: Kristin Quackenbush (WVU), 9.95 All-Around: Stephanie Wall (NCSU), Kristin Quackenbush (WVU), 39.1 1997 EAGL Award Winners Gymnast of Year: Kristin Quackenbush, West Virginia Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Kristin Quackenbush, West Virginia Rookie of the Year: Rachel Dolbin, Maryland EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Molly Gardner, North Carolina EAGL Coach of Year: Dick Filbert, Towson 1996 - 1st EAGL Championship Standings Morgantown, W.Va. 1. West Virginia 194.6 2. Towson 193.725 3. NC State 192.3 4. Maryland 192.15 5. New Hampshire 191.7 6. North Carolina 189.3 7. Pitt 189.15 8. Rutgers 188.0 1996 EAGL Champions Vault: Kristin Quackenbush (WVU), 9.925 Bars: Erin Shanley (TU), Cara Lepper (UNH), 9.9 Beam: Liane Williams (TU), Jessica Nonnemacher (WVU), 9.825 Floor: Meredith Behson (RU), Christi Newton (NCSU), Erin Shanley (TU), 9.8 All-Around: Kristin Quackenbush (WVU), 39.275 1996 EAGL Award Winners Rookie of the Year: Liane Williams, Towson; Cara Lepper, New Hampshire Outstanding Senior Gymnast: Christi Newton, N.C. State Gymnast of Year: Christi Newton, N.C. State EAGL Scholar-Athlete: Sari Lehmuskallio, Towson EAGL Coach of Year: Linda Burdette, West Virginia

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2010 2011

TeShawne Jackson

CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS INDIVIDUAL SCORING Vault 10.0 TeShawne Jackson, West Virginia March 24, 2001, Chapel Hill, N.C. 10.0 Tara Phillips, New Hampshire March 29, 2003, Durham, N.H. Bars 9.95 9.95

Umme Salim, West Virginia March 21, 1998, Piscataway, N.J. Kristen Macrie, West Virginia March 18, 2000, College Park, Md.

Beam 9.95 9.95 9.95

Brooke Wilson, North Carolina March 27, 1999, College Park, Md. Dawn Campbell, Rutgers March 27, 1999, College Park, Md. Brooke Wilson, North Carolina March 24, 2001, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Floor 10.0 10.0

Jill Fisher, Maryland March 24, 2001, Chapel Hill, N.C. Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina March 20, 2004, Pittsburgh, Pa.

All-Around 39.625 Rachel Martinez, Maryland March 29, 2003, Durham, N.H. Most Individual Championships - One Meet 3 Taylor Seaman, North Caorlina March 27, 2010, Durham, N.H. 3 Mehgan Morris, West Virginia March 21, 2009, Raleigh, N.C. 3 Umme Salim, West Virginia March 21, 1998, Piscataway, N.J. 3 Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina March 20, 2004, Pittsburgh, Pa. Most Individual Championships - Career 8 Courtney Bumpers, North Carolina

Uneven Parallel Bars 1996 Cara Lepper, UNH Erin Shanley, TU 1997 Samantha Salyers, Pitt Erin Shanley, TU 1998 Umme Salim, WVU 1999 Amy Langendorf, NCSU 2000 Kristen Macrie, WVU 2001 Jaime Hill, WVU Gillian Cote, UM 2002 Kelli Brown, NCSU 2003 Juliya Kovaliova, TU 2004 Juliya Kovaliova, TU 2005 Leah Brill, UM Courtney Bumpers, UNC 2006 Christine Robella, UNC 2007 Andrea Arlotta, Pitt 2008 Mehgan Morris, WVU 2009 Lauren Deuser, NC State Brittany Vontz, NC State Alix Croop, Pitt Mehgan Morris, WVU 2010 Morgan Evans, UNC 2011 Amy Bieski, WVU

Team Scoring Vault 49.525 West Virginia March 20, 2004, Pittsburgh, Pa. Bars 49.325 North Carolina March 29, 2003, Durham, N.H. Beam 49.425 Maryland March 27, 1999, College Park, Md. Floor 49.55 North Carolina March 23, 2002, Towson, Md. March 20, 2004, Pittsburgh, Pa. Team Total 197.05 WVU

March 20, 2004, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Most Team Championships 6 WVU (1996-1998, 2001, 2004, 2008) Attendance 2,780 NC State

March 21, 2009, Raleigh, N.C.

ALL-TIME EAGL CHAMPIONS Vault 1996 Kristin Quackenbush, WVU 1997 Erin Shanley, TU 1998 Nikki West, WVU 1999 Liane Williams, TU 2000 Gabi Weller, TU 2001 TeShawne Jackson, WVU 2002 TeShawne Jackson, WVU 2003 Tara Phillips, UNH 2004 Jessica Bartgis, WVU Janáe Cox, WVU Alyse Zeffiro, Pitt 2005 Amanda Hall, UNH 2006 Leigha Hancock, NCSU 2007 Dani Bryan, Pitt 2008 Christine Nguyen, UNC 2009 Tina Maloney, WVU Chelsi Tabor, WVU

Taylor Seaman, NCSU Zoya Johnson, UNC Ally Krikorian, UMD

9.925 9.9 9.875 9.875 9.925 10.0 9.925 10.0 9.95

Balance Beam 1996 Jessica Nonnemacher, WVU Liane Williams, TU 1997 Cara Lepper, UNH Danielle Lilly, WVU 1998 Umme Salim, WVU 1999 Brooke Wilson, UNC Dawn Campbell, RU 2000 Danielle Alba, Pitt Jennifer Sommer, NCSU Erica Roberts, UNC 2001 Brooke Wilson, UNC 2002 Jen Clarke, TU Michelle Harley, UNH Amanda Halovanic, WVU 2003 Sarah Hoenig, UM Rachel Martinez, UM Dinorh Boyd, WVU 2004 Courtney Bumpers, UNC 2005 Janáe Cox, WVU 2006 Mariana Peña-Trestini, UNH 2007 Leigha Hancock, NCSU 2008 Anya Chayka, Pitt 2009 Chelsea Steinber, UNH Abbey Adams, UM Shelly Purkat, WVU 2010 Christine Nguyen, UNC 2011 Abigail Adams, UMD

9.9 9.9 9.9 9.925

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9.95 9.9 9.95 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.875 9.9 9.9 9.85 9.85

9.9 9.825 9.825 9.9 9.925 9.95 9.85 9.95 9.875 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.9 9.85 9.875 9.875 9.925

9.875 9.9 9.9 9.95 9.9

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Floor Exercise 1996 Meredith Behson, RU Christi Newton, NCSU Erin Shanley, TU 1997 Kristin Quackenbush, WVU 1998 Ashley Hutsell, NCSU Shirley Lee, WVU Amy Roberts, UNH Nikki West, WVU 1999 Liane Williams, TU Shirley Lee, WVU 2000 Jill Fisher, UM 2001 Jill Fisher, UM 2002 Anna Wilson, UNC 2003 Dinorh Boyd, WVU 2004 Courtney Bumpers, UNC 2005 Courtney Bumpers, UNC 2006 Courtney Bumpers, UNC 2007 Christine Robella, UNC 2008 Mehgan Morris, WVU Leigha Hancock, NCSU Taylor Seaman, NCSU 2009 Mehgan Morris, WVU 2010 Brooke Barr, NCSU Taylor Seaman, NCSU 2011 Mallory Brewer, Pitt All-Around 1996 Kristin Quackenbush, WVU 1997 Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Stephanie Wall, NCSU 1998 Umme Salim, WVU 1999 Brooke Wilson, UNC 2000 Gabi Weller, TU 2001 TeShawne Jackson, WVU 2002 TeShawne Jackson, WVU 2003 Rachel Martinez, UM 2004 Courtney Bumpers, UNC

9.8 9.95 9.775

9.9

9.975 10.0 9.975 9.95 10.0 9.925 9.95 9.925 9.95 9.85 9.925 9.9 39.275 39.1 39.45 39.325 39.3 39.375 39.575 39.625 39.575

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Janรกe Cox, WVU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Christine Robella, UNC Christine Nguyen, UNC Mehgan Morris, WVU Abigail Adams, UMD Taylor Seaman, NCSU Kara Wright, UNC Abigail Adams, UMD

Team 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia North Carolina State North Carolina State West Virginia North Carolina New Hampshire West Virginia North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina State West Virginia North Carolina State North Carolina North Carolina

39.475 39.525 39.35 39.475 39.3 39.325 39.4 194.6 196.0 195.5 196.05 196.0 196.375 196.425 196.75 197.05 195.975 195.325 195.475 196.05 195.7 196.025 195.3

All-Time Top EAGL Scores (Includes All Meets) Vault 10.0 Kristin Quackenbush, WVU 3/23/96 Nikki West, WVU 1/18/97 Nikki West, WVU 2/23/97 Kristin Quackenbush, WVU 3/15/97 Nikki West, WVU 3/14/98 Nikki West, WVU 2/27/99 Nikki West, WVU 3/20/99

TeShawne Jackson, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Kristen Presutti, TU Tara Phillips, UNH Alyse Zeffiro, PITT Jessica Bartgis, WVU

2/11/00 2/17/01 3/4/01 3/24/01 3/6/02 3/29/03 3/9/04 2/8/04

Bars 10.0 9.975 9.95

Umme Salim, WVU Gabi Weller, TU Dawn Campbell, RU Kelli Brown, NCSU Kelli Brown, NCSU Umme Salim, WVU Samantha Salyers, PITT Dawn Campbell, RU Liz Haines, RU Kara Charles, NCSU Amy Lagendorf, NCSU Kelly Foley, WVU Gabi Weller, TU Kristen Macrie, WVU Jaime Hill, WVU Kelli Brown, NCSU Dinorh Boyd, WVU Amanda Halovanic, WVU Jenn Baierlein, TU Maria Pena Trestini, UNH Olivia Trusty, UNC Olivia Trusty, UNC Juliya Kovaliova, TU Juliya Kovaliova, TU

3/14/98 3/10/00 3/1/00 3/12/00 3/3/01 3/21/98 2/13/99 2/26/00 2/26/00 2/19/00 2/19/00 2/19/00 3/3/00 3/18/00 2/4/01 2/11/01 3/4/01 2/23/03 2/22/03 2/27/04 2/27/04 2/20/04 2/7/04 1/23/04

Beam 10.0 9.975 9.95

Cara Lepper, UNH Maggie Haney, NCSU Monica Berry, NCSU Brooke Wilson, UNC Christi Newton, NCSU Rebecca Slobig, WVU Cara Lepper, UNH Danielle Alba, PITT Courtney Bumpers, UNC Kylah Bachman, NCSU Christi Newton, NCSU Maggie Haney, NCSU Monica Berry, NCSU Stephanie Wall, NCSU Gillian Cote, UM Jen Sommer, NCSU Brooke Wilson, UNC Jenny Sommer, NCSU Cara Lepper, UNH Danielle Lilly, WVU Cara Lepper, UNH Danielle Lilly, WVU Danielle Lilly, WVU Monica Berry, NCSU Natalie Halbach, UNC Brooke Wilson, UNC Allison Gaidish, WVU Kit Johnson, UM Courtney Bumpers, UNC Jessica Bartgis, WVU Gretchen Richter, WVU Christine Robella, UNC

2/23/96 2/27/99 3/6/99 2/4/01 3/3/96 2/20/99 3/20/99 2/19/00 3/5/04 2/27/04 2/16/96 3/16/97 3/7/98 3/7/98 1/9/99 2/27/99 3/27/99 3/12/00 2/12/00 2/19/00 2/26/00 3/4/00 3/12/00 1/27/01 2/3/01 3/4/01 3/4/01 1/25/02 3/13/04 3/9/04 3/9/04 2/22/04

EAGL Record Book [ records ] Floor 10.0 9.975

Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Jill Fisher, UM Maggie Haney, NCSU Heather Hanson, TU Kelli Brown, NCSU TeShawne Jackson, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Dinorh Boyd, WVU Kristen Macrie, WVU Jill Fisher, UM Jill Fisher, UM Courtney Turner, RU Kristen Presutti, TU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Anna Wilson, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Alyse Zeffiro, PITT Courtney Bumpers, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Anna Wilson, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Brooke Wilson, UNC Gillian Cote, UM Jill Fisher, UM Amanda Halovanic, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Dinorh Boyd, WVU Kristen Macrie, WVU Anna Wilson, UNC Kristen Presutti, TU Amanda Hall, UNH Amanda Hall, UNH Mariana Peña-Trestini, UNH Courtney Bumpers, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC

All-Around 39.725 Courtney Bumpers, UNC 39.7 Courtney Bumpers, UNC Olivia Trusty, UNC 39.675 Gabi Weller, TU Janáe Cox, WVU Courtney Bumpers, UNC 39.65 Janáe Cox, WVU 39.625 Gillian Cote, UM Rachel Martinez, UM Rachel Martinez, UM Jessica Bartgis, WVU 39.6 Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Kristen Presutti, TU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Rachel Martinez, UM Christine Robella, UNC Olivia Trusty, UNC 39.575 TeShawne Jackson, WVU Jenn Baierlein, TU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Olivia Trusty, UNC 39.55 Christi Newton, NCSU Kristen Macrie, WVU

3/23/96 2/22/97 3/15/97 2/4/00 2/12/00 3/10/00 3/11/00 2/17/01 3/4/01 3/4/01 3/11/01 3/19/01 3/24/01 3/8/02 3/21/03 3/16/03 2/8/03 1/31/03 3/20/04 3/9/04 3/5/04 2/27/04 2/27/04 2/22/04 2/20/04 2/13/04 1/18/04 4/23/05 2/16/97 4/5/97 3/3/00 3/10/00 3/18/00 2/2/01 2/10/01 3/24/01 2/2/02 3/23/02 2/1/03 1/22/05 2/19/05 2/19/05 3/4/06 3/19/06 2/20/04 2/27/04 2/20/04 3/10/00 3/13/04 3/5/04 3/9/04 3/10/00 3/29/03 3/15/03 3/9/04 1/18/97 3/21/03 2/8/03 3/6/04 2/27/04 2/22/04 3/23/02 3/21/03 3/20/04 2/27/04 1/19/96 3/11/01

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Kristen Macrie 39.525 39.5 39.475

Kelli Brown, NCSU Kristen Macrie, WVU Janáe Cox, WVU Rachel Martinez, UM Rachel Martinez, UM Janáe Cox, WVU Gabi Weller, TU Gillian Cote, UM Dinorh Boyd, WVU Dinorh Boyd, WVU Rachel Martinez, UM Kristen Presutti, TU Rachel Martinez, UM Marlyn Madey, NCSU Christine Robella, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Laura Moon, UM Laura Moon, UM Dinorh Boyd, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Brooke Wilson, UNC Kristen Macrie, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Jessica Bartgis, WVU Kylah Bachman, NCSU Janáe Cox, WVU Olivia Trusty, UNC Rachel Martinez, UM Mehgan Morris, WVU Umme Salim, WVU Kara Charles, NCSU Gillian Cote, UM Kristen Macrie, WVU Christine Robella, UNC Amanda Hall, UNH Marlyn Madey, NCSU Rachel Martinez, UM Courtney Bumpers, UNC Christine Robella, UNC Janáe Cox, WVU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Christine Robella, UNC Christine Nguyen, UNC

3/1/02 3/23/02 3/20/04 3/20/04 3/3/04 2/22/04 1/28/00 3/19/01 3/11/01 1/22/02 3/12/03 2/22/03 2/22/03 3/12/04 2/20/04 3/25/06 3/2/00 3/10/00 2/4/01 2/10/01 3/4/01 2/10/02 2/10/02 2/16/03 3/20/04 3/12/04 2/28/04 1/24/04 2/11/04 3/8/09 2/23/97 3/11/00 3/11/01 2/17/02 3/20/04 3/6/04 2/27/04 2/14/04 1/18/04 1/24/04 3/25/05 3/25/05 3/25/05 3/29/08

39.45 39.425 39.4

Mehgan Morris, WVU Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Umme Salim, WVU Amy Langendorf, NCSU Dinorh Boyd, WVU Jenn Baierlein, TU Amanda Hall, UNH Kristen Presutti, TU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Anna Wilson, UNC Courtney Bumpers, UNC Mikel Hester, UNC Jessica Bartgis, WVU Amanda Hall, UNH Courtney Bumpers, UNC Janáe Cox, WVU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Jessica Nonnemacher, WVU Gillian Cote, UM Brooke Wilson, UNC Kristen Macrie, WVU Kara Charles, NCSU Kristen Macrie, WVU Gillian Cote, UM Amanda Halovanic, WVU Gillian Cote, UM Amanda Halovanic, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Kristen Presutti, TU Rachel Martinez, UM Jen Dickson, UNH Amanda Hall, UNH Jen Dickson, UNH Kylah Bachman, NCSU Olivia Trusty, UNC Janáe Cox, WVU Amanda Hall, UNH Courtney Bumpers, UNC Amanda Hall, UNH Olivia Trusty, UNC Janáe Cox, WVU Kristin Quackenbush, WVU Erin Shanley, TU Erin Shanley, TU

3/1/09 2/23/97 3/21/98 2/19/00 1/27/01 3/8/02 3/1/03 3/1/03 1/31/03 3/13/04 2/22/04 2/13/04 2/8/04 1/31/04 4/3/04 3/7/06 3/19/06 1/24/98 3/13/99 1/29/00 2/5/00 2/19/00 2/2/01 3/9/01 3/23/02 2/2/02 2/17/02 3/16/02 3/17/03 3/8/03 3/2/03 3/1/03 3/2/03 3/20/04 3/13/04 3/5/04 2/21/04 2/7/04 1/22/05 2/19/05 2/26/06 2/16/97 3/15/97 2/25/97

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EAGL Record Book [ records ]

Jessica Bartgis

Danielle Alba, PITT Gillian Cote, UM Cara Lepper, UNH Kristen Macrie, WVU TeShawne Jackson, WVU Kristen Presutti, TU Lisa Mealey, UM TeShawne Jackson, WVU Kristen Presutti, TU Leah Sabo, NCSU Jen Dickson, UNH Anna Wilson, UNH Amanda Hall, UNH Marlyn Madey, NCSU Kylah Bachman, NCSU Jessica Bartgis, WVU Janรกe Cox, WVU Courtney Bumpers, UNC Mehgan Morris, WVU Abigail Adams, UMD

Team Total 197.725 North Carolina State 197.4 West Virginia 197.375 Maryland 197.35 West Virginia North Carolina 197.325 North Carolina 197.3 West Virginia 197.275 West Virginia 197.15 West Virginia North Carolina

2/13/99 2/26/99 3/20/99 3/12/00 3/11/01 3/23/02 1/25/02 2/2/02 3/29/03 2/28/03 3/29/03 2/8/03 3/20/04 3/5/04 2/27/04 2/28/04 1/18/04 2/24/06 3/29/08 3/19/11 3/11/00 3/9/04 3/6/04 2/23/97 2/28/04 2/20/04 3/13/04 3/12/00 3/11/01 2/22/04

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197.125 197.05 197.025 196.95 196.8 196.775 196.75 196.725 196.675 196.65 196.625 196.6 196.525 196.475 196.45 196.425 196.375 196.35 196.325

Maryland North Carolina State West Virginia North Carolina North Carolina State Towson West Virginia North Carolina State North Carolina State North Carolina New Hampshire West Virginia North Carolina North Carolina State New Hampshire Maryland Towson Maryland West Virginia North Carolina State Pitt West Virginia North Carolina State New Hampshire West Virginia North Carolina West Virginia West Virginia New Hampshire Pitt North Carolina Maryland

3/10/00 3/12/04 3/30/04 3/5/04 2/27/04 3/10/00 3/7/03 3/14/04 2/19/00 2/8/03 3/29/03 2/8/04 2/13/04 3/29/03 3/8/03 3/12/03 3/21/03 3/21/03 2/10/01 3/20/04 3/9/04 3/4/00 2/27/04 3/14/04 3/16/02 3/23/02 3/24/01 2/22/04 3/6/04 2/28/04 4/3/04 2/14/04

196.275 196.25 196.225 196.2 196.15 196.1 196.075 196.05 196.025 196.0

West Virginia North Carolina North Carolina West Virginia North Carolina State New Hampshire Maryland North Carolina State North Carolina State North Carolina Maryland Maryland West Virginia North Carolina State Pitt West Virginia West Virginia North Carolina Maryland Maryland North Carolina West Virginia West Virginia North Carolina State North Carolina

2/5/00 3/13/04 3/20/04 1/18/04 2/11/00 1/31/09 3/11/01 3/8/03 2/17/01 3/1/02 2/16/02 3/1/02 3/4/01 3/23/99 3/20/04 3/29/08 3/23/02 3/29/03 3/8/03 3/20/04 3/27/10 3/22/97 3/14/98 3/18/00 3/2/03

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Season Review [ recapping 2011 ]

Amy Bieski

The 2011 season ended with storied chapters of the West Virginia University gymnastics program coming to a close. By the end of the year, 37-year coach Linda Burdette-Good had retired and senior Amy Bieski had concluded her phenomenal four-year career. Yet, before both milestone endings, the Mountaineers put together an admirable 13-10 season. Under the leadership of six seniors, and heavily relying on the contributions of several freshmen and sophomores, WVU worked its way through a difficult schedule and laid the foundation for a promising future. “We faced tough competition this season, but I think it was one of our most consistent years since I have been here,” said coach Jason Butts. “We competed against many ranked teams, but that will help us down the road as our schedule will only get harder.” WVU’s 13-10 overall record complemented its fourth place finish and 10-4 mark in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League. The Mountaineers closed out the season with their 28th NCAA regional championships appearance and placed sixth at the Southeast meet. The Mountaineers opened their season on a high, upsetting GymInfo preseason-ranked No. 13 Missouri, 194.5-191.575, at the Cancun Classic, in Cancun, Mexico; the score was the team’s best season-opening mark since scoring 194.8 in 2007. WVU earned the victory on a stellar 49.05 beam effort in the fourth rotation, with four gymnast scoring 9.8-plus marks; Bieski finished first overall and matched a career-best mark with a 9.85 score. Additionally, freshman Hope Sloanhoffer made a memorable Mountaineer debut, winning vault with a 9.925 score. While the Mountaineers returned to

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Morgantown with a win, they lost senior Naja Johnson for the season to injury. Having rehabbed over the course of the 2011 preseason from a 2010 season-ending ACL injury, the bars specialist injured both of her ankles during floor practice and was forced to sit out her senior season. Ranked No. 13, WVU upped its record to 2-0 and opened its home season with a 194.0192.575 win over Michigan State in the first-ever Mountaineer “Beauty and the Beast” meet at the WVU Coliseum. The event featured the WVU gymnastics and wrestling teams competing simultaneously and drew a record-setting 3,206 crowd; the turnout was the third-largest crowd to attend a home gymnastics meet and the largest crowd to attend a wrestling match. The one-two punch of sophomore transfer Kaylyn Millick and Bieski pushed WVU to victory, as the duo placed second and third, respectively, with scores of 38.5 and 37.75. The team’s win was its first over MSU since 2007. “’Beauty and the Beast’ was just awesome – I feel like it introduced gymnastics to a whole different audience,” Butts said. “I thought it ran without a hitch, and the energy from the crowd was amazing. I hope we can make it a WVU tradition.” The Mountaineers had little time to enjoy their victory, as they traveled to Athens, Ga., for a meeting with No. 5-ranked Georgia three days later. The quick turnaround proved fatal for WVU, as the squad dropped a 196.725-192.125 decision. Bieski again shined for the Mountaineers, finishing third overall with a 39.0 mark. Sloanhoffer also proved steady in hostile territory, as she finished second on beam (9.8) and fourth on floor (9.85).

For her efforts at UGA and her winning 9.875 beam against MSU, Sloanhoffer was named the EAGL Specialist and Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week; she would finish the season with a league-best nine weekly honors, including six rookie recognitions. Eighteenth-ranked WVU returned to the road for its third meet in seven days and opened its EAGL season at rival No. 10 NC State. Despite falling behind 0.5 points in the first rotation, the Mountaineers persevered and outscored the Wolfpack in the final three rotations, but their effort was not enough and they narrowly fell, 194.55-194.475. The loss dropped WVU out of the nation’s top 25. Bieski and Millick swept the top two allaround spots, finishing first (39.1) and second (38.825), respectively; Millick’s mark was a season high. “Our first four meets were kind of like being in the middle of a hurricane because of the travel we did right off the bat,” Butts explained. “I thought we handled it well. The performances were pretty good, and everyone handled all the adversity with a great attitude.” A visit from EAGL foes Pitt and Rutgers got WVU back on the winning track, as the Mountaineers scored 194.075 and defeated the Scarlet Knights (191.15) and the Panthers (189.025). WVU swept the competition on all four events. The meet was full of season-high marks for the Mountaineers, including a career high, firstplace 9.9 floor score for Millick and a second place, season-best 9.875 mark for Sloanhoffer. Senior Emily Kerwin won bars with a career-best 9.825 score, while junior Nicole Roach finished second on beam with a season-best 9.775 score. Sloanhoffer finished the meet with three scores of 9.8 or better and earned the EAGL Specialist of the Week tag, her third in four weeks. WVU returned to the road for two meets and went 2-2 in Big Ten country. The Mountaineers placed second at the Penn State quad meet with a 194.05 score, falling to the Nittany Lions (195.55) and defeating Pitt (193.475) and Bridgeport (192.25). WVU also lost at Ohio State, 195.6-195.1. The Mountaineers’ vault lineup competed tremendously at PSU and scored a season-best 49.375, just 0.15 points short of the school record. Three gymnasts scored 9.9 or better, with Sloanhoffer winning the event with a career-best 9.95 mark. She was only the fifth WVU gymnast since 2005 to earn the score. Junior Tina Maloney and sophomore Alaska Richardson finished tied for second with career-best 9.9 marks, while Bieski placed seventh with a 9.825 score. Bieski finished third overall at OSU with a 39.2 mark; she also placed second on vault with a season-best 9.875 score. Sophomore Chelsea Goldschrafe placed third on beam with a season-best 9.825 score, and Richardson

Season Review [ recapping 2011 ]

earned a career-best 9.775 score on floor. The Mountaineers’ lone home quad-meet of the season was a crowd pleaser, as WVU tallied a 195.225 score and finished second to No. 1-ranked Florida (196.875) and defeated EAGL opponents New Hampshire (194.4) and George Washington (193.05). Bieski fought through an arm injury and had one of the best meets of her career, scoring a personal-best 39.325, her highest score since 2008, and finishing first overall. Her day included a second-place finish on bars with a career-high 9.875 score, fifth-place finishes on vault (9.85) and floor (9.825) and a sixth-place finish on beam (9.775). Maloney also had another career day on vault, finishing first overall with her second 9.9 score of the season. WVU’s second-place finish vaulted the squad back into the GymInfo rankings, and the No. 24-ranked Mountaineers thrived off the momentum, defeating North Carolina, the reigning EAGL champions, 195.725-194.325, in the squad’s annual “Pink Meet.” The team’s score was a season-best and the 27th-best in the program’s 38-year history. Additionally, the tally was the team’s third straight 195.0-plus score, the Mountaineers’ longest streak of scoring 195.0 or better since posting five straight marks in 2009 (Feb. 9 – March 8). Junior Nicole Roach’s bars routine stood out among the pack, as she scored a careerbest 9.875 and finished first overall. Bieski and Sloanhoffer also were solid, as each scored a career-best 9.875 on floor and tied for first place. The Mountaineers’ streak of 195.0-plus scores snapped at No. 12 Arkansas, as unranked WVU fell, 196.525-194.925, at Barnhill Arena in front of 2,019 fans; WVU was swept on all four events.

Emily Kerwin

Freshman Makenzie Bristol stood out for the Mountaineers, as the floor specialist scored a career-best 9.8 and tied Sloanhoffer for third place overall. WVU closed out its regular season with a narrow 195.825-195.025 loss to No. 10 PSU at home. The meet was closer than the final score implied, as only 0.8 points separated the two teams through three rotations. Though WVU scored 49.0 on floor, PSU tallied a meet-best 49.1 on beam to solidify its win. The Mountaineers entered the 2011 EAGL Championship confidently, having garnered 10 all-league honors, including EAGL Gymnast and Outstanding Senior of the Year awards for Bieski. She became the sixth league gymnast, and fourth Mountaineer, to win both awards in one season. Bieski also was named to four all-EAGL teams, including first-team honors for vault, bars and all-around. Sloanhoffer matched Bieski’s three first-team honors, earning recognition for vault, beam and floor, while Kerwin and Roach also were named to the bars first team. Additionally, Maloney earned second-team vault accolades. WVU opened the championship with a thud, scoring 47.625 on beam. Disappointed, but not deterred, the Mountaineers mounted a ferocious comeback, scoring 49.25 on floor and 49.275 on vault in the second and third rotations, respectively, and finishing first overall on both events. Unfortunately, a 47.575 finish on bars put the team’s total at 193.725 and solidified a fourth-place finish. While the Mountaineers fell short of their team goal, there were numerous outstanding individual finishes. Bieski won bars with a 9.825 score, becoming WVU’s 35th league champion and first since 2009; she was WVU’s sixth bars champion. She also finished second on floor

(9.875) and fifth overall (38.95) and on coaches vault (9.85). gymnasts Sloanhoffer was stellar at her first preview league championship, finishing second eagl on beam and vault with 9.9 and 9.875 review scores, respectively; the beam mark records was a career best. She also placed fifth wvu on floor with a 9.85 score. media Maloney tied Sloanhoffer for second place on vault and fifth place on floor; Goldschrafe also finished fifth on floor. The Mountaineers closed out their season with a sixth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. Millick earned the best finish of any Mountaineer as she scored 9.85 on floor and tied for fifth place. Bieski concluded her Mountaineer career with a 38.325 all-around score, pushing her career point total to 1,978.925. She graduated ranked No. 2 on the all-time WVU career points list. Additionally, she tallied 23 career scores of 39.0 or better, seven in 2011 alone, and ranks No. 3 on the WVU all-time list; her 48 career meets as an all-arounder rank No. 2 on the program’s all-time chart. “Amy is going to be greatly missed,” Butts reflected. “She is an amazing athlete, and her consistency over her four-year career was a great thing to witness. This team will miss her scores, but more importantly they’ll miss the example she set in the gym. “Amy went out on top and was competing the best gymnastics of her career. This was her most consistent season. She competed clean routines, and everything came together for her.” The regional meet also marked the conclusion of five additional seniors’ careers: Kerwin, Johnson, Stephanie Keaton, Faye Meaden and Alysha Pretzello. “That class contributed so much over the last four years,” said Butts. “They stepped up a lot in 2011, and we’ll miss their Mountaineer spirit.” Following the regional competition, Burdette-Good announced her retirement after 37 years at the helm. She took over a one-year program and compiled a record of 644-263-4 (.707) and was the only WVU coach to earn 600 wins with a Mountaineer team. Burdette-Good also boasted 35 winning seasons, including 14 years with 20-or-more wins. “You can’t replace 37 years of history, and I think ‘legend’ is the perfect word to describe coach Burdette-Good,” Butts said. “She was a pioneer. She laid a strong foundation, and we’re excited to build on to her success and add our own triumphs.” Though several doors closed within the Mountaineer gymnastics program at the conclusion of the 2011 season, the promise of future glory burned bright. An untested WVU team had weathered a difficult schedule and the foundation was set for the continuation and further development of success.

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Season Review [ 2011 statistics ] VAULT Amy Bieski Chelsea Goldschrafe Emily Kerwin Tina Maloney Kaylyn Millick Alaska Richardson Hope Sloanhoffer TEAM

Att.

Avg.

RQS

National Ranking (Top 50)

Regional Ranking (Top 25)

13 11 13 13 5 10 13 13

9.8 9.732 9.687 9.752 9.65 9.708 9.823 48.887

9.845 9.785 9.725 9.85 -- 9.81 9.865 49.08

-- -- -- -- -- -- T37 17

T13 24 -- T8 -- 18 6 3

T5 --T2 -11 1 1

UNEVEN BARS Amy Bieski Arlene Hathaway Emily Kerwin Tina Maloney Faye Meaden Kaylyn Millick Alysha Pretzello Nicole Roach Hope Sloanhoffer TEAM

13 1 13 4 11 12 13 10 1 13

9.744 9.55 9.694 9.575 9.441 9.483 9.506 9.683 9.6 48.406

9.795 -- 9.81 -- 9.66 9.725 9.71 9.76 -- 48.695

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 33

15 -- 13 -- -- -- -- 19 -- 5

8 -6 ------4

BALANCE BEAM Amy Bieski Makenzie Bristol Chelsea Goldschrafe Arlene Hathaway Stephanie Keaton Tina Maloney Kaylyn Millick Nicole Roach Hope Sloanhoffer TEAM

13 1 12 10 6 4 12 7 13 13

9.462 9.2 9.483 9.57 9.479 9.325 9.492 9.45 9.794 48.092

9.745 -- 9.74 9.68 -- -- 9.76 9.44 9.865 48.53

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- T17 35

T21 -- 23 -- -- -- 20 -- T4 6

--------1 5

FLOOR EXERCISE Amy Bieski Makenzie Bristol Chelsea Goldschrafe Tina Maloney Kaylyn Millick Alaska Richardson Hope Sloanhoffer TEAM

13 8 13 13 13 5 13 13

9.767 9.566 9.744 9.702 9.758 9.61 9.823 48.881

9.85 9.66 9.78 9.785 9.815 -- 9.855 49.035

-- -- -- -- -- -- T48 21

T9 -- -- T25 19 -- 8 4

T5 -----44 2

ALL-AROUND Amy Bieski Tina Maloney Kaylyn Millick Hope Sloanhoffer TEAM

13 1 5 1 13

38.771 38.15 38.365 38.875 194.265

39.075 -- -- -- 194.955

T38 -- -- -- 29

7 -- -- -- 5

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EAGL Ranking (Top 10)

3 ---3

Season Review [ 2011 season highs ] TEAM SEASON HIGHS Event Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

Score 49.375 49.0 49.05 49.25 195.725

Opponent(s) Penn State, Pitt, Bridgeport Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington Missouri EAGL Championship North Carolina

INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

Location University Park, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. Cancun, Mexico Washington, D.C. Morgantown, W.Va.

Date 2/6 2/20 1/7 3/19 2/26

Amy Bieski

Vault 9.875 (2/12) (3/12) (3/19)

Bars 9.875 (2/20) (2/26)

Beam 9.85 (1/7)

Floor 9.875 (1/29)

All-Around 39.325 (2/20)

Makenzie Bristol

-- -- (3/4)

-- --

9.2 (2/26)

9.8 (2/26)

--

Chelsea Goldschrafe

9.825 (3/19)

-- --

9.825 (2/12)

9.85 (3/19)

---

Arlene Hathaway

-- --

9.55 (2/6)

9.85 (2/26)

-- --

---

Stephanie Keaton

-- --

-- --

9.75 (2/26)

-- --

-- --

Emily Kerwin

9.8 (1/7) (2/20) (3/12)

9.825 (1/29)

-- --

-- --

---

Tina Maloney

9.9 (2/6) (2/20)

9.625 (2/20)

9.75 (1/7)

9.85 (3/19)

38.15 (2/20)

Faye Meaden

-- --

9.725 (3/12)

-- --

-- --

---

Kaylyn Millick

9.8 (1/14) (2/20)

9.75 (1/14)

9.825 (1/7)

9.9 (1/29)

38.825 (1/21)

Alysha Pretzello

-- --

9.85 (2/26)

-- --

-- --

---

Alaska Richardson

9.9 (2/6)

-- --

-- --

9.775 (2/12)

---

Nicole Roach

-- --

9.875 (2/26)

9.775 (1/29)

-- --

-- --

Hope Sloanhoffer

9.95 (2/6) (2/26)

9.6 (4/2)

9.9 (3/19)

9.875 (1/29)

38.875 (4/2)

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Season Review

[ 2011 meet-by-meet ] VAULT

1/6

1/14

1/17

1/21

2/12

2/20

2/26

3/4

3/12

3/19

4/2

Amy Bieski

9.775

9.55

9.75

9.825 9.8

9.825

9.875

9.85

9.825

9.775

9.875

9.85

9.8

Chelsea Goldschrafe

--

--

9.55

9.775 9.55

9.8

9.725

9.775

9.775

9.775

9.8

9.825

9.7

Emily Kerwin

9.8

9.575

9.5

9.675 9.7

9.75

9.775

9.65

9.725

9.675

9.675

9.675

9.75

Tina Maloney

9.875

9.625

9.7

9.725 9.8

9.9

9.8

9.9

9.775

9.775

9.65

9.875

9.3

Kaylyn Millick

9.55

9.8

9.575

9.625 9.7

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Alaska Richardson

9.325

9.4

--

--

--

9.9

9.875

9.75

9.8

9.775

9.75

9.85

9.65

Hope Sloanhoffer

9.925

9.775

9.8

9.8

9.8

9.95

9.8

9.725

9.875

9.85

9.775

9.875

9.75

TEAM

48.925 48.325

48.8

49.375 49.125

49.0

49.05

48.95

48.875

49.275 48.65

UNEVEN BARS

1/6

1/14

1/17

1/21

1/29 2/6

2/12

2/20

2/26

3/4

3/12

3/19

4/2

Amy Bieski

9.55

9.8

9.775

9.7

9.725 9.7

9.8

9.875

9.75

9.775

9.75

9.825

9.65

Arlene Hathaway

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Emily Kerwin

9.575

9.775

9.8

9.8

9.825 9.8

9.575

9.825

9.8

9.7

9.825

9.7

Tina Maloney

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

9.625

9.475

9.6

9.6

--

Faye Meaden

9.55

8.925

9.5

8.9

9.65

--

8.9

--

9.7

9.7

9.725

9.7

Kaylyn Millick

9.125

9.75

9.075

9.725 9.7

9.725

9.725

9.75

--

9.7

9.0

9.25

9.275

Alysha Pretzello

9.675

9.625

8.2

9.45

9.725

9.7

9.75

9.85

9.65

9.7

9.0

9.65

Nicole Roach

9.575

9.8

9.7

9.725 9.775 9.7

9.775

9.8

9.875

--

--

9.1

Hope Sloanhoffer

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

TEAM

47.925 48.75

47.85

48.4

48.675 48.65

48.575

49.0

48.975 48.525

48.6

47.575 47.775

BALANCE BEAM

1/6

1/14

1/17

1/21

1/29 2/6

2/12

2/20

2/26

3/4

3/12

3/19

Amy Bieski

9.85

8.575

9.65

9.75

9.025 9.575

9.775

9.775

9.225

9.775

9.55

9.4

Makenzie Bristol

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

9.2

--

--

--

Chelsea Goldschrafe

9.8

9.7

9.1

9.6

8.975 --

9.825

9.725

9.775

9.7

9.65

9.675

Arlene Hathaway

--

--

--

9.55

9.65

9.175

9.725

9.7

9.85

9.725

9.7

9.0

Stephanie Keaton

--

--

--

--

--

8.925

--

--

9.75

9.625

9.625

9.45

Tina Maloney

9.75

9.65

8.975

--

--

--

--

8.925

--

--

--

--

Kaylyn Millick

9.825

9.25

9.8

9.75

9.125 9.775

9.3

9.25

--

9.7

9.775

9.2

Nicole Roach

9.175

9.65

9.5

9.55

9.775 9.2

9.3

--

--

--

--

--

Hope Sloanhoffer

9.825

9.875

9.475

9.85

9.8

9.875

9.85

9.875

9.725

9.8

9.9

TEAM

49.05

48.125

47.525 48.5

47.375 47.475 48.5

48.3

48.475 48.625

48.55

47.625 47.075

FLOOR EXERCISE

1/6

1/14

1/17

1/21

1/29 2/6

2/12

2/20

2/26

3/4

3/12

3/19

Amy Bieski

9.85

9.825

9.825

9.825 9.875 9.1

9.75

9.825

9.875

9.725

9.825

9.875

Makenzie Bristol

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9.525

9.45

9.45

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9.8

9.8

9.775

9.75

8.975

Chelsea Goldschrafe

9.775

9.65

9.575

9.725 9.75

9.775

9.725

9.75

9.825

9.725

9.775

9.85

9.775

Tina Maloney

9.675

9.8

9.225

9.675 9.825 9.725

9.625

9.7

9.675

9.75

9.825

9.85

9.775

Kaylyn Millick

9.45

9.7

9.675

9.725 9.9

9.85

9.8

9.85

9.75

9.775

9.825

9.85

Alaska Richardson

9.275

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--

9.775

9.625

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Hope Sloanhoffer

9.85

9.825

9.85

9.825 9.875 9.7

9.8

9.85

9.875

9.8

9.8

9.85

9.8

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48.6

48.8

48.375 48.775 49.225 48.55

48.9

48.925

49.225 48.825

49.0

49.25

49.0

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1/6

1/14

1/17

1/21

1/29 2/6

2/12

2/20

2/26

3/12

3/19

4/2

Amy Bieski

39.025 37.75

39.0

39.1

38.425 38.2

39.2

39.325

38.675 39.05

39.0

38.95 38.325

Tina Maloney

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38.15

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Kaylyn Millick

37.95

38.5

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Hope Sloanhoffer

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38.875

TEAM

194.5

194.0

48.375 48.8

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1/29 2/6

9.6

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9.55

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9.75

9.7

9.725 9.65

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195.225 195.725 194.925 195.025 193.725

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-9.025 -9.6

-9.6

4/2 9.075 -9.05 9.625 9.5 -9.15 -9.725

4/2 9.8

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192.5

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[ amy bieski • 2008-11 • nanticoke, pa. ] Team’s top all-around gymnast throughout last two seasons of career… graduated with the second-best career point total in program history … 2011 EAGL Gymnast and Outstanding Senior of the Year … 2011 EAGL bars champion … competed in 48 career meets as an all-arounder, the second-best total in program history … coaches relied on her strength in all four events to carry team through difficult meets … developed into one of the program’s best gymnasts after emerging onto the scene with a spectacular rookie campaign … elegant gymnast … graceful and consistently ranked on floor. At West Virginia in 2011 • Named the EAGL Gymnast and Outstanding Senior of the Year • EAGL bars champion • First team all-EAGL vault, bars and all-around • Second team all-EAGL floor • Joseph Medrick Award honoree • Competed as an all-arounder in all 13 meets and earned 504.025 points, the 17th-best season point total in program history • Graduated with 1,978.925 career points, the second-best total in program history • Tallied seven scores of 39.0 or better, pushing her career total to 23, the third-best mark in program history • Competed in 48 career meets as an all-arounder and ranks No. 2 on the program’s all-time list • Three-time EAGL Gymnast of the Week • Scored 9.75 or better on vault in all but one meet • Set or matched career-best marks on bars, beam and all-around • Paced the team on floor and bars in six meets, and on vault in five meets • Opened season with winning 39.025 all-around score against No. 13 Missouri at Cancun Classic (1/7); also matched career-best 9.85 on beam and won event • Finished first at No. 10 NC State (1/21) with 39.1 score; meet included wins on vault (9.825) and floor (9.825) • Tied for vault win (9.8) against Pitt and Rutgers (1/29) • Finished third overall at No. 15 Ohio State (2/12) with 39.2 points; meet included win on bars (9.8) and second-place vault finish with season-best 9.875 score • Had arguably strongest showing of career in home quad-meet with No. 1 Florida (2/20), finishing first overall with career-best 39.325 score; also set career high on bars with second-place score of 9.875 • Finished first overall and on floor in win over UNC (2/26) with scores of 38.675 and 9.875; floor mark was a season high • Placed second on vault (9.875) and floor (9.825) against Penn State (3/12) • Won the uneven-bars title at the EAGL Championship (3/19) with a 9.825 score, becoming WVU’s 35th league champion and first since 2009; also finished second on floor (9.875) and fifth on vault (9.85) and in the all-around (38.95) • Tallied a team-best 9.8 vault score, as well as a 9.8 mark at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/2), her final meet in a Mountaineer uniform • All-around RQS of 39.075 ranks No. 3 in the EAGL, No. 7 in the Southeast region and No. 38 nationally

• Vault RQS of 9.845 ranked No. 5 in the EAGL, No. 13 in the region • Floor RQS of 9.85 ranked No. 5 in the EAGL, No. 9 in the region • Bars RQS of 9.795 ranked No. 8 in the EAGL, No. 15 in the region • Bars season average of 9.744 was tops on the team, while vault (9.8) and floor (9.767) averages ranked No. 2 • EAGL all-Academic Team

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At West Virginia in 2010 • First team all-EAGL floor and all-around and second team all-EAGL vault, bars and beam • EAGL team MVP • League-best four time 2010 EAGL Gymnast of the Week honoree • Earned the Joseph Medrick Award as team’s top all-around gymnast • Team co-captain • Earned 505.35 points, the 15th-best season point total in program history • Competed as an all-arounder in all 13 meets and reached the podium a staggering 29 times • Tallied eight 39.0-plus scores on the season • Eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau in season opener at Michigan State (1/8), finishing fifth overall against the Spartans, Penn State and Western Michigan with 38.275 points, including a fourth place, 9.825 showing on floor; earned first of four EAGL Gymnast of the Week honors following the meet • Tallied first 39.0-plus score (39.15) of season to finish first overall and placed in the top three in each event in home season opener against NC State, Maryland and George Washington (1/24); strong overall showing was awarded with second EAGL Gymnast of the Week honor of season • Earned second straight all-around victory with 38.775 points at Maryland with Denver and Rutgers (1/30); also finished first on bars, her second consecutive win, with 9.8 points • Finished second against Michigan and William & Mary (2/5) with 39.025 points and placed second on floor with a 9.825 score • Set season-high mark with a 39.25 all-around win against Ohio State (2/12), an outing that included a 9.825 bars victory and a season-high 9.875 floor win; stellar effort was rewarded with third EAGL Gymnast of the Week recognition • Matched season best all-around mark at Penn State (2/20), finishing third overall with 39.25 points

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[ amy bieski • 2008-11 • nanticoke, pa. ] • Finished first overall against Bowling Green (3/6) with 39.1 points; meet included a 9.8 winning bars effort and a second-place finish on vault with a season-best 9.875 points • Won second straight all-around title with 39.125 points at North Carolina (3/13) and also tied for vault win with a 9.825, near-stick routine; secured fourth EAGL Gymnast of the Week honor following competition • Finished seventh overall at the EAGL Championship (3/27) with 39.1 points, including sixth place, 9.8 floor showing • Placed ninth overall at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/10) with 39.1 points, 0.15 points short of individually qualifying for the NCAA Championships; career-best 9.85 beam showing, the meet’s best score through four rotations, was good enough for third place overall • All-around RQS of 39.145 ranked second in the EAGL, fourth in the region and 37th in the nation • Owned 9.84 floor RQS, the seventh-best RQS in the EAGL and 14th-best in the region • Also ranked 17th in region on bars and beam with respective 9.79 and 9.76 RQS’s, and 18th on vault with 9.815 RQS • Vault average of 9.788 was tops on team • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American At West Virginia in 2009 • Built on brilliant rookie campaign and became a consistent point-earner • First team all-EAGL vault, floor and all-around and second team all-EAGL bars • Earned EAGL Gymnast of the Week (1/27) and EAGL Specialist of the Week (1/20) honors • Shared WVU Coaches Award with Nicole Roach • Finished second on the team with 456.15 points, competing in all 12 meets, 11 as an all-arounder • Vaulted below 9.8 just three times all season • Opened the season strong at No. 1 Georgia (1/9), scoring 9.825 on floor and 9.85 on vault, the second-best meet score, and finishing with 38.35 points • Outstanding at Michigan State (1/17) in her only meet of season as a specialist, finishing first on floor (9.85) and tying for second on bars (9.8), while also scoring 9.75 on vault; for her efforts, was named the EAGL Specialist of the Week • Scored career-high 9.9 in vault win in WVU’s home opener against Pitt (1/23) and finished first overall with 39.175 points, including second-place showings on floor (9.876) and beam (9.6); for her efforts, she was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week • Matched a career-best floor score and tied for second with 9.9 points against Maryland, George Washington and Rutgers (1/31) • Earned first all-around victory of season at George Washington (2/9) with 39.075 points, including first-place finish on floor (9.825) and third-place finish on vault (9.85) and beam (9.75) • Finished fifth overall with 39.025 points at Oklahoma with Missouri and Brown (2/20) • Scored season-best 39.225 points and finished second in home win over Kentucky (3/1); day included second place, 9.875 floor score • Tied for first on vault at Iowa State (3/13) with 9.85 score • Finished third on vault at EAGL Championship (3/21) with 9.875 points • Floor RQS of 9.85 ranked fourth in EAGL and 12th in region • Ranked 10th in region on vault with 9.845 RQS and 13th in all-around with 38.96 RQS • EAGL all-Academic honoree At West Virginia in 2008 • Superb season all-around which saw her compete in all 14 meets, 11 as an all-arounder, and earn 513.4 points • First team all-EAGL all-around and floor, and second team vault and bars • Earned EAGL Rookie of the Week honors five times and was EAGL Gymnast of the Week once • Tied with Mehgan Morris for team MVP Award • Scored 38.95 in collegiate debut at Cancun Classic (1/4), including 9.875 floor and 9.8 vault marks; effort earned her EAGL Rookie of the Week honors

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• Scored 9.825 on floor and 9.8 on vault at Maryland (1/18) en route to EAGL Rookie of the Week honors • Set then-career highs on bars (9.825) and floor (9.9) at Penn State (2/2) • Hit for 9.875 on floor, 9.825 on vault and 9.7 on bars in home win over UNC (2/15); earned league rookie of the week award for effort • Scored 39.1 points at George Washington (3/9) to earn EAGL Rookie of the Week mark • Scored 39.275 against Minnesota (3/15); the mark, which included 9.875 floor score and earned her EAGL Rookie of the Week honors, would stand as career best until 2011 • Earned first career EAGL Gymnast of the Week honor with 38.975 showing against Ohio State (3/22) • Matched career-best floor score of 9.9 at EAGL Championship (3/29) • Floor RQS of 9.875 ranked 30th in nation and seventh in southwest region • Vault RQS of 9.815 ranked 19th in region, while bars RQS of 9.765 ranked 23rd • Ranked 14th in region in all-around with 38.885 RQS • EAGL all-Academic Team Club Gymnastics • Five year level 10 gymnast at Northeast Gymnastics • Two-time Junior Olympic national qualifier • 2004 national qualifier • 2004 regional floor champion; also placed third in all-around, fourth on beam, fifth on bars and sixth on vault • Finished third on floor and eighth in all-around at 2003 regional championships • Five-time state and regional championships qualifier Personal • Daughter of Mark and Patricia Bieski • Has two brothers • Birthday is Jan. 7 • Attended Greater Nanticoke Area High • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Earned a degree in speech pathology and audiology • Admitted into the Cirque du Soleil system • Previously worked with the WVU Varsity Club before signing contract with Cirque du Soleil Amy Bieski’s Career Highs Vault 9.9 vs. Pitt Bars 9.875 vs. Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington Beam 9.85 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships vs. Missouri at Cancun Classic Floor 9.9 at Penn State EAGL Championship vs. Maryland, George Washington, Rutgers All-Around 39.325 vs. Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington Amy Bieski’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2008 14 11 513.4 2009 12 11 456.15 2010 13 13 505.35 2011 13 13 504.025 Totals 52 48 1,978.925

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2011 Senior Class

[ naja johnson • 2008-11 • austell, ga. ] Though hampered by injury, will be remembered as one of the most athletically gifted athletes to compete for West Virginia … graceful gymnast who made the sport look effortless … developed into one of the region’s strongest bars specialists … added a consistent floor routine in second season … high level of skill in all four events … her consistency helped her hold lineup spots … strongest events were bars and floor.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Made progress toward comeback from ACL injury, but dual ankle injuries at the season-opening Cancun Classic (1/7) cut short her career • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American At West Virginia in 2010 • Poised to make a splash on the national scene but saw season abruptly end due to ACL injury • Competed in four meets before going on injury reserve • Winning 9.85 bars score in season opener stood as team-best individual total through 13 meets • Named EAGL Specialist of the Week after spectacular season-opening performance at Michigan State with Penn State and Western Michigan (1/8), winning bars with a career-high 9.85 and tying for fourth place on floor with 9.825 mark • Tied for third place on floor at Pitt with Kent State (1/16) with 9.725 points • Injured knee on bars dismount in home season opener against NC State, Maryland and George Washington (1/24); sidelined with injury for next four meets • Made brief return to competition at Masters Classic (2/20), but tore ACL on bars dismount, officially ending her season; was awarded 9.675 points for routine • Averaged 9.775 points on floor • EAGL all-Academic Team At West Virginia in 2009 • Flourished as a solid bars contributor and became dependable in the WVU floor lineup • First team all-EAGL uneven bars and second team floor • Doubled her rookie season point total, earning 214.25 points in 12 meets • Tallied second-best Mountaineer bars score with 9.75 in season-opener at Georgia (1/9); also made career floor debut and scored 9.575 points • Returned to floor lineup after four-week absence and finished fourth with career-high 9.85 against Maryland, George Washington and Rutgers (1/31); also scored 9.7 points on bars • Finished first on floor (9.825) and second on bars (9.775) at George Washington (2/9) • Placed second on floor and bars with respective 9.85 and 9.8 scores against Temple (2/15) • Tied for fifth place on bars (9.8) at Oklahoma with Missouri and Brown (2/20) • Finished third on bars with a career-best 9.85 score against Kentucky (3/1) • Solid at NCAA Southeast Regional (4/4), scoring 9.775 points on bars and 9.75 points on floor • 9.8 bars RQS and 9.805 floor RQS ranked 18th and 24th, respectively, in region • EAGL all-Academic Team

At West Virginia in 2008 • Entered the bars lineup and scored 96.325 points in nine meets • Competed solid bar routine at Penn State (2/2) for a 9.775 score • Posted consecutive 9.75s on bars at LSU (2/8) and in home win over North Carolina (2/15) • Set then-career high on bars at George Washington (3/9) with 9.825 score • Missed WVU’s last two home meets due to injury • Bounced back at EAGL Championship (3/29) with a score of 9.725 on bars • Had solid showing in first NCAA Southeast Regional (4/12) with a 9.775 on bars • Had a 9.68 bars average on nine attempts and 9.755 RQS • EAGL all-Academic Team

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Club Gymnastics • Six year level 10 gymnast at Atlanta School of Gymnastics • Four-time state champion • Two-time all-around regional champion • Three-time national qualifier • Placed seventh on vault at 2006 national championships Personal • Daughter of Bobby and Jeanine Johnson • Has a brother and a sister • Birthday is Nov. 25 • Attended South Cobb High • Mother played basketball at Eastern Kentucky • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Earned a degree in multidisciplinary studies Naja Johnson’s Career Highs Bars 9.85 vs. Kentucky at Michigan State with Penn State, Western Michigan Floor 9.85 vs. Maryland, George Washington Rutgers vs. Temple

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Naja Johnson’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2008 9 0 96.325 2009 12 0 214.25 2010 4 0 57.3 Totals 25 0 367.875

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[ stephanie keaton • 2008-11 • medina, ohio ] Driven athlete who pushed to make her senior season memorable, developing into a key beam worker … earned a spot near the top of the floor lineup as a junior and made career vault debut … talented gymnast on the balance beam who came on early in her career to contribute as a freshman, and then continued to push for a lineup spot as a sophomore … had skill-set to excel … big contributor to squad through spirit and hard work.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Served key role in beam lineup throughout backend of season • Scored 56.875 points in six meets, all on beam • Tallied a season-best beam score of 9.75 and finished in eighth place against UNC (2/26) • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American At West Virginia in 2010 • Excelled in two new arenas in third season, spending first half of year as a mainstay on the floor lineup before earning a permanent spot on vault lineup • Earned a career-best 154.55 points and saw action in all 13 meets, two as a two-event specialist • Despite never vaulting at collegiate level prior to season, earned a score of 9.7 or better in five of eight attempts • Stepped in to score a then-career-high 9.7 on floor at Michigan State with Penn State and Western Michigan (1/8) • Finished sixth on floor with career-best 9.75 score against NC State, Maryland and George Washington (1/24) • Made career vault debut against Ohio State (2/12) and set career-best mark with 9.75 points, good enough for fourth place • Finished sixth on vault against Bowling Green (3/6) with 9.75 point total • Matched career high vault score at EAGL Championship (3/27) with 9.75 showing • Earned 9.715 vault RQS and 9.69 floor RQS • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American At West Virginia in 2009 • Scored 56.7 points in five meets, primarily in the balance beam lineup • Saw first action of the season at Michigan State (1/17), scoring 9.625 points on the beam and the floor • Matched a then-career high 9.725 beam score at George Washington (2/9) as a last-second replacement for an injured Erica Watson • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American At West Virginia in 2008 • Led off the beam lineup frequently, competing in 12 meets and scoring 114.1 points • Scored 9.65 on beam in first college meet at Maryland (1/18) • Notched back-to-back 9.675s at home against Minnesota (3/15) and Ohio State (3/22) • Set a then-career high with a 9.725 at EAGL Championship (3/29) • Averaged 9.508 in 12 meets on beam

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• Owned a beam RQS of 9.65 • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American Club Gymnastics • Level 9 state beam champion at Medina Gymnastics Academy • Fourth place on vault and fifth in all-around at 2005 national championships • 2004 level 9 national qualifier and placed second on beam Personal • Daughter of Reva Keaton • Birthday is March 20 • All-district and all-state as part of gymnastics team that was two-time state runners-up at Medina High • National Honor Society member • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Earned a degree in fashion design Stephanie Keaton’s Career Highs Vault 9.75 Four times, most recently at EAGL Championship Beam 9.75 vs. North Carolina Floor 9.75 vs. NC State, Maryland, George Washington Stephanie Keaton’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2008 12 0 114.1 2009 5 0 56.7 2010 13 0 154.55 2011 6 0 56.875 Totals 36 0 382.225

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2011 Senior Class

[ emily kerwin • 2008-11 • central, s.c. ] Recognized as one of the hardest working athletes in the gym throughout four-year career ... one of the team’s two captains as a senior … made bars debut as a junior and rose to the challenge when team needed her … driven and consistent … packed a lot of power and explosiveness … after solid freshman season on vault, continued to consistently contribute as regular member of event’s lineup … competed in all 52 career meets.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Consistent two-event specialist that emerged as one of the top point earners on bars • One of two team captains • First team all-EAGL bars • John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit • Competed in all 13 meets and earned 251.95 points, the sixth-best total on team • Earned career-best bars score of 9.825 three times • Earned seven scores of 9.8 or better on bars • Paced the squad on bars five times throughout season • Finished fifth on vault with season-high 9.8 score against No. 13 Missouri at Cancun Classic (1/7) • Placed second on bars at No. 10 NC State (1/21) with 9.8 score • Set career-best bars score with winning 9.825 mark against Pitt and Rutgers (1/29) • Third on bars against UNC (2/26) with 9.8 score • Finished third on bars against Penn State (3/12) with career-best 9.825 mark • Scored 9.7 on bars at final EAGL Championship (3/19) • Closed out WVU career with a 9.75 vault score at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/2) • Bars RQS of 9.81, tops on the team, ranked No. 6 in the EAGL and No. 13 in the Southeast region • Owned vault season average of 9.687 and bars season average of 9.694 • EAGL all-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American At West Virginia in 2010 • Forced into the bars lineup one meet into the season and stepped up to challenge to become a proven force on the apparatus • Competed in all 13 meets, including seven as a two-event specialist, and earned a career-best 192.95 points • Paced team and scored a solid 9.6 on bars in collegiate debut at Pitt with Kent State (1/16) • Tallied then-career-best 9.8 bars score and tied for first place at Maryland with Denver and Rutgers (1/30) • Finished fifth on bars against Ohio State (2/12) with 9.75 effort • Set season-high vault mark at Masters Classic (2/28) with 9.75 score • Scored 9.75 on vault and 9.725 on bars at EAGL Championship (3/27) • Had career meet at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/10), pacing the team on bars and finishing 15th overall with 9.775 showing • Bars average of 9.643 was second-best on team • Averaged 9.653 on vault on nine attempts • EAGL all-Academic Team

George Washington and Rutgers (1/31) • Tied for first place and set vault career best at George Washington (2/9), with 9.875 score • Earned 9.8 points on vault at EAGL Championship (3/21) • Averaged 9.775 on 12 vault attempts

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At West Virginia in 2008 • Competed vault in all 14 meets and scored 134.375 points • Vaulted a 9.625 in first collegiate meet at Cancun Classic (1/4) • Set then-career high with 9.775 at home against Minnesota (3/15) • Matched career high with 9.775 vault at EAGL Championship (3/29) • Averaged 9.59 per vault and had an RQS of 9.745 Club Gymnastics • Three-year level 10 gymnast at Upstate Gymnastics • Five-time regional qualifier • 2007 state all-around, vault and bars champion • Two-time state beam champion

Personal • Daughter of Michael and Melissa Kerwin • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is July 13 • Inducted to Hall of Fame at Liberty High • Beta Club • Member of the South Carolina American Legion Auxiliary and Palmetto Girls State delegation • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Continues to work toward a degree in graphic design Emily Kerwin’s Career Highs Vault 9.875 at George Washington Bars 9.825 vs. Pitt and Rutgers vs. Florida, New Hampshire, George Washington vs. Penn State

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Emily Kerwin’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2008 14 0 134.375 2009 12 0 117.3 2010 13 0 192.95 2011 13 0 251.95 Totals 52 0 696.575

At West Virginia in 2009 • Competed on vault in all 12 meets, earning 117.3 points, including 10 scores of 9.75 or better • Second team all-EAGL vault • Opened season with 9.75 points at Georgia (1/9) • Solid against Pitt (1/23), scoring 9.825 on vault • Tied for fourth place on vault (9.8) in home quad-meet with Maryland,

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[ faye meaden • 2008-11 • fairfax, va. ] Courageous gymnast who withstood injuries and setbacks to become a consistent student-athlete in the gym … one of the team’s two 2011 captains … earned a permanent bars lineup position as a junior … upgraded routine and competed a new dismount as a senior … strong work ethic … upgraded difficulty … proven skills on bars, her strongest event … junior season was first injury-free year at WVU … also saw time on floor.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Solid contributor with bars lineup • One of two team captains • Scored 103.85 points in 11 meets, all on bars • Scored 9.7 or better four times • Tallied a season-best 9.725 bars score for ninth-place finish against Penn State (3/12) • Earned a 9.7 bars score at EAGL Championship (3/19) • Owned bars RQS of 9.66 At West Virginia in 2010 • Battled back from two years of injury and illness and had immediate impact on team’s success in debut season • Opened collegiate career on bars in season opener and did not relinquish lineup spot through 13 meets; also made 10 appearances in floor lineup • Tallied 218.875 points, the sixth-best point total on team • Two-time EAGL Rookie of the Week • Earned the Sally Medrick Award as the team’s most improved gymnast • Finished seventh overall on floor with 9.675 points at Pitt with Kent State (1/16) • Achieved career-best 9.75 floor score and finished ninth overall at Maryland with Denver and Rutgers (1/30); also finished sixth on bars with 9.725 showing • Paced squad with sixth place, 9.75 bars showing against Michigan and William & Mary (2/5) and finished 10th on floor with 9.675 points; earned EAGL Rookie of the Week honors for her efforts • Finished third on bars against Ohio State (2/12) with career-high 9.775 score and 10th on floor with 9.7 score; earned second straight EAGL Rookie of the Week award • Swung to a 9.7 score in first career EAGL Championship (3/27) appearance • Bars RQS of 9.72 was third best on team • EAGL all-Academic Team At West Virginia in 2009 • Did not see competitive action • Had an appendectomy prior to season • EAGL all-Academic Team At West Virginia in 2008 • Did not see competitive action • EAGL all-Academic Team Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnastics at Capital Gymnastics NTC • Competed at four straight regional championships • Placed second at states in 2004, 2005 and 2006 • Competed in British Championships in 2004

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Personal • Daughter of Chris and Sarah Meaden • Has one brother • Born in Milton Keynes, England, and also lived in Malaysia • Birthday is March 10 • Attended W.T. Woodson High • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Earned a degree in exercise physiology Faye Meaden’s Career Highs Bars 9.775 vs. Ohio State Floor 9.75 at Maryland with Denver and Rutgers Faye Meaden’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2010 13 0 218.875 2011 11 0 103.85 Totals 24 0 322.725

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[ alysha pretzello • 2008-11 • diamondhead, miss. ] Great team leader … proved to be a consistent bars worker and broke into lineup three meets into junior season … competed an upgraded bars routine as a senior … stepped up in big meets … team relied on high-level bar routine … has athletic genes … had foot surgery prior to coming to WVU … spent fall of freshman year recovering from that injury.

Personal • Daughter of Andrew and Lisa Pretzello • Has one brother • Birthday is June 7 • Attended Hancock High • Mother, the former Lisa Palk, competed gymnastics at Alabama • Father played football at Jacksonville State • Involved in Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Earned a degree in criminology Alysha Pretzello’s Career Highs Bars 9.85 vs. North Carolina

At West Virginia in 2011 • A consistent, steadying force in the bars lineup • Competed in all 13 meets and scored 123.575 points • Levelheadedness allowed her to move freely within bars lineup • Earned five scores of 9.7 or better • Finished third on bars with 9.675 score in season-opening win over No. 13 Missouri at Cancun Classic (1/7) • Scored a career best on bars and finished second overall in win against UNC (2/26) with 9.85 mark • Tallied a team-best 9.65 bars score at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/2) • Owned bars RQS of 9.71 • Career- and season-best score of 9.85 was second-highest bars score of season

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Alysha Pretzello’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2009 1 0 9.075 2010 10 0 95.175 2011 13 0 123.575 Totals 24 0 227.825

At West Virginia in 2010 • Forced into bars lineup due to injuries and proved to be a solid, consistent contributor • Spent final 10 meets of season in bars lineup, including eight appearances as the team’s anchor, and earned 95.175 points • Team co-captain • Swung to a 10th place, 9.7 bars showing in season debut at Maryland with Denver and Rutgers (1/30) • Finished sixth on bars against Ohio State (2/12) with 9.725 score • Made first collegiate podium appearance with third place, 9.725 bars routine against Bowling Green (3/6) • Had career day at first career EAGL Championship (3/27), pacing the team with a then-career best 9.825 showing, good enough for a share of seventh place • Anchored bars lineup at NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (4/10) and earned 9.7 points • Bars RQS of 9.72 was the squad’s third-best mark At West Virginia in 2009 • Provided quality depth for the Mountaineers on bars throughout the season and put together a solid routine • Earned first collegiate experience at George Washington (2/9), filling in for an injured Mehgan Morris and swinging to a 9.075 score At West Virginia in 2008 • Did not see competitive action Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnast at Brook-lin Center Gymnastics • Two-time state champion in 2005 and 2006 • Three-time regional championships qualifier

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Record Book [ school records ] WVU TEAM RECORDS Event Score Vault 49.525 Bars 49.45 Beam 49.55 Floor 49.7 Total 197.4

Opponent EAGL Championships George Washington and Rutgers Rhode Island George Washington and Rutgers Pitt and James Madison George Washington Pitt and James Madison

Location (Date) Pittsburgh, Pa. (3/20/04) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/12/00) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/23/97) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/14/98) Pittsburgh, Pa. (3/9/04) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/4/01) Pittsburgh, Pa. (3/9/04)

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Event Vault Bars Beam Floor All Around

Score 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 9.975 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 39.675

Gymnast Jessica Bartgis TeShawne Jackson TeShawne Jackson TeShawne Jackson TeShawne Jackson Nikki West Nikki West Nikki West Kristin Quackenbush Nikki West Nikki West Kristin Quackenbush Dainty Mae Hiser Umme Salim Rebecca Slobig TeShawne Jackson Kristen Macrie TeShawne Jackson Dinorh Boyd TeShawne Jackson Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush Lajuanda Moody Janรกe Cox

Kristin Quackenbush

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Opponent Location (Date) Cornell Morgantown, W.Va. (02/08/04 EAGL Championship Chapel Hill, N.C. (3/24/01) George Washington Morgantown, W.Va. (3/4/01) William & Mary Morgantown, W.Va. (2/17/01) North Carolina State with Rhode Island & William & Mary Raleigh, N.C. (2/11/2000) Ball St., Maryland, Rutgers Morgantown, W.Va. (3/20/99) Rutgers, Temple, Ursinus Piscataway, N.J. (2/27/99) George Washington & Rutgers Morgantown, W.Va. (3/13/98) George Washington, Massachusetts & Rutgers Morgantown, W.Wa. (3/15/97) Rhode Island Morgantown, W.Va. (2/23/97) Pitt Morgantown, W.Va. (1/18/97) Pitt & Indiana, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. (2/22/94) Temple & Pitt Morgantown, W.Va. (3/10/92) George Washington & Rutgers Morgantown, W.Va. (3/14/98) Minnesota, North Carolina State Morgantown, W.Va. (2/20/99) Florida, New Hampshire, Cornell, Yale Morgantown, W.Va. (3/16/03) Kent State Kent, Ohio (3/11/01) George Washington Morgantown, W.Va. (3/4/01) George Washington Morgantown, W.Va. (3/4/01) William & Mary Morgantown, W.Va. (2/17/01) George Washington, Massachusetts & Rutgers Morgantown, W.Va. (3/15/97) Rhode Island Morgantown, W.Va. (2/23/97) Rutgers Morgantown, W.Va. (3/23/96) Kent State Morgantown, W.Va. (2/27/94) Bowling Green Morgantown, W.Va. (3/13/04)

Record Book [ ncaa records ] NCAA REGIONAL INDIVIDUAL Vault 9.95 Uneven Parallel Bars 9.9 Balance Beam 9.9 Floor Exercise 9.975 All Around 39.35 Highest Indiv. Finish

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Nikki West, 4/5/97, Lexington, Ky. Kelly Foley, 4/4/98, Athens, Ga.; Kelly Foley, 4/1/2000, Minneapolis, Minn; Umme Salim, 4/4/98, Athens, Ga. Gretchen Richter, 4/3/04, Raleigh, N.C. Kristin Quackenbush, 4/5/97, Lexington, Ky. Janรกe Cox, 4/3/04, Raleigh, N.C. Dainty Mae Hiser, first on vault in 1991; Danielle Lilly, tie-first on beam in 1997; TeShawne Jackson, first on floor in 2000; Kristen Macrie, tie-first on floor in 2001

TEAM Vault 49.275 Uneven Parallel Bars 49.15 Balance Beam 48.85 Floor Exercise 49.225 Team Score 195.475 Highest Finish Second

4/8/95, Towson, Md. 4/4/98, Athens, Ga. 4/6/02, Morgantown, W.Va. 4/10/99, Morgantown, W.Va. 4/1/00, Minneapolis, Minn. 4/10/99, Morgantown, W.Va. 4/1/00, Minneapolis, Minn

Nikki West

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS INDIVIDUAL Vault 9.95 Bars 9.8 Beam 9.85 Floor 9.875 All Around 39.175 Highest Individual Finish TEAM Vault 48.775 Uneven Parallel Bars 48.475 Balance Beam 48.175 Floor Exercise 48.750 Team Score 194.175 Highest Finish 12th

Kristin Quackenbush, 4/13/96, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Kristen Macrie, 4/15/00, Boise, Idaho TeShawne Jackson, 4/18/02, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Kristin Quackenbush, 4/20/95, Athens, Ga. Kristin Quackenbush, 4/13/96, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Kristin Quackenbush, tie-third on vault in 1996

4/15/00, Boise, Idaho 4/15/00, Boise, Idaho 4/15/00, Boise, Idaho 4/15/00, Boise, Idaho 4/15/00, Boise, Idaho 4/20/95, Athens, Ga. 4/22/99, Salt Lake City, Utah 4/15/00, Boise, Idaho

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[ top 50 team scores ] 1. 197.4 2. 197.35 3. 197.3 4. 197.275 5. 197.15 6. 197.05 7. 196.8 8. 196.725 9. 196.6 10. 196.475 11. 196.375 13. 196.275 15. 196.25 16. 196.175 17. 196.075 18. 196.050 19. 196.025 20. 196.0 22. 195.975 24. 195.925 26. 195.875 27. 195.725 29. 195.65 33. 195.625 34. 195.5 37. 195.475 39. 195.425 41. 195.4 42. 195.375 43. 195.3 46. 195.275

at Pitt with James Madison vs. Rhode Island vs. Bowling Green vs. George Washington and Rutgers at Kent State at EAGL Championship vs. Arkansas vs. Cornell vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison vs. Arizona State vs. Michigan and Maryland at EAGL Championship at Penn State vs. Massachusetts and Radford vs. North Carolina State and Ohio State vs. Minnesota, UNH and Rutgers vs. George Washington at EAGL Championship at EAGL Championship George Washington and Rutgers at EAGL Championship at Michigan State with Ohio State vs. Michigan Penn State George Washington, Massachusetts and Rutgers vs. Southern Utah North Carolina New Hampshire Ohio State Temple at EAGL Championship Michigan State at Penn State with Boise State at EAGL Championship at EAGL Championship at Atlantic 10 Championship at Nebraska with Southern Utah at NCAA Region 2 Championships Kentucky vs. Penn State, Ball State vs. Ball State, Maryland and Rutgers vs. Pitt, Temple, Towson EAGL Championship Pitt with Denver at Massachusetts with MIT vs. North Carolina vs. Rutgers, Temple, Yale NCAA Regional NCAA Regional vs. Pitt

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[ individual honors ] AIAW Regional Champions Year Gymnast 1982 Vicki Moore 1982 Shari Retton

Region North East North East

Event Bars Floor

NCAA Regional Champions Year Gymnast 1983 Jan Funderburk 1983 Shari Retton 1991 Dainty Mae Hiser 1997 Danielle Lilly 2000 TeShawne Jackson 2001 Kristen Macrie

Region East East Southeast Southeast Region 2 North Central

Event Beam Bars Vault Beam Floor Floor

NCAA Individual Qualifiers Year 1984 1985 1987 1991 1991 1993 1994 1994 1996 1997 2001 2001 2002 2004 2005 2007 2009

Gymnast Jan Funderburk (all-around) Jan Funderburk (all-around) Cathie Price (all-around) Dainty Mae Hiser (vault) Lajuanda Moody (all-around) Lajuanda Moody (all-around) Lajuanda Moody (all-around) Kristin Quackenbush (all-around) Kristin Quackenbush (all-around) Danielle Lilly (beam) Dinorh Boyd (all-around) Kristen Macrie (floor) TeShawne Jackson (all-around) Janรกe Cox (all-around) Janรกe Cox (all-around) Janรกe Cox (all-around) Mehgan Morris (all-around)

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ALL-AMERICANS

Janรกe Cox 2007 NCAA Floor (first team)

Kristen Macrie 2000 NCAA Bars (second team)

Lajuanda Moody 1994 NCAA Beam (second team)

Kristin Quackenbush 1994 NCAA Vault (second team) Floor (second team) 1995 NCAA Floor (second team) 1996 NCAA Vault (first team) Floor (second team) All Around (second team)

Shari Retton 1982 AIAW Vault (first team) Bars (first team) Floor (first team) All Around (first team)

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[ career 10.0 and 9.9 scores ] CAREER 10.00 SCORES All Events 7 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 1

TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Nikki West (1996-99) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Jessica Bartgis (2001-05) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Umme Salim (1995-98) Dainty Mae Hiser (1991-92) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94)

Vault 5 4 2 1 1

Nikki West (1996-99) TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Jessica Bartgis (2001-05) Dainty Mae Hiser (1991-92)

Bars 1

Umme Salim (1995-98)

Floor 3 3 1 1 1

TeShawne Jackson (2000-02) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Kristen Macrie (1999-01) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94)

CAREER 9.9+ SCORES All Events 48 35 33 29 26 22 18 17 16 15 13 13 13 12 12 10 9 8 7 6 6 4 3 3 3 3 3

TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Janáe Cox (2004-07) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Mehgan Morris (2006-09) Amanda Halovanic (2000-03) Nikki West (1996-99) Kari Williams (2002-05) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-98) Jessica Bartgis (2001-05) Shirley Lee (1997-00) Umme Salim (1995-98) Danielle Lilly (1997-00) Rebecca Slobig (1996-99) Kelly Foley (1997-00) Karla Hairston (1993-96) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Chelsi Tabor (2007-10) Gretchen Richter (2003-06) Jaime Hill (1999-01) Amy Bieski (2008-2011) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Tina Maloney (2009-present) Jaime Gold (2005-08) Tynisha Dennis (2004-07) Cheryl Goldenfield (2004-07)

3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Christen Simpson (1999-02) Carri Nagle (2002-05) Allison Gaidish (1998-01) Kaylyn Millick (2011-present) Alaska Richardson (2010-present) Kiersten Spoerke (2007-10) Erica Watson (2006-09) Amie Bouchier (2004-07) Shannon Migli (1992-95) Dainty Mae Hiser (1991-92)

Vault 23 17 16 15 9 7 6 6 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Kari Williams (2002-05) Nikki West (1996-99) Karla Hairston (1993-96) Chelsi Tabor (2007-10) Janáe Cox (2004-07) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Jessica Bartgis (2002-05) Tina Maloney (2009-present) Jaime Gold (2005-2008) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Alaska Richardson (2010-present) Amy Bieski (2008-2011) Gretchen Richter (2003-06) Amanda Halovanic (2000-03) Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Kelly Foley (1997-00) Shirley Lee (1997-00) Umme Salim (1995-98) Dainty Mae Hiser (1991-92)

Bars 14 9 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1

Mehgan Morris (2006-09) Kelly Foley (1997-2000) Jaime Hill (1999-01) Umme Salim (1995-98) Janáe Cox (2004-07) Kristen Macrie (1999-01) Danielle Lilly (1997-00) Rebecca Slobig (1996-99) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Carri Nagle (2002-05) Jessica Bartgis (2001-05) Amanda Halovanic (2000-03) Christen Simpson (1999-02) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-00)

Beam 8 7 5 5

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Danielle Lilly (1997-00) Janáe Cox (2004-07) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Rebecca Slobig (1996-99)

5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Umme Salim (1995-98) Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-00) Cheryl Goldenfield (2004-07) TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Gretchen Richter (2003-06) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Amanda Halovanic (2000-03) Allison Gaidish (1998-01) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Kiersten Spoerke (2007-10) Amie Bouchier (2004-07) Jessica Bartgis (2001-05) Shirley Lee (1997-00) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97)

Floor 21 17 15 15 15 13 11 11 9 6 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Janáe Cox (2004-07) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Amanda Halovanic (2000-03) Shirley Lee (1997-00) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-00) Mehgan Morris (2006-09) Jessica Bartgis (2001-05) Amy Bieski (2008-2011) Tynisha Dennis (2004-07) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Gretchen Richter (2003-06) Nikki West (1996-99) Kaylyn Millick (2011-present) Christen Simpson (1999-02) Rebecca Slobig (1996-99) Umme Salim (1995-98) Shannon Migli (1992-95)

CAREER 39.0+ ALL-AROUND SCORES 37 24 23 18 16 15 15 12 11 11 8 5 4 3 2 2 2 1

Janáe Cox (2004-07) Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Amy Bieski (2008-2011) Jessica Bartgis (2001-2005) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) Mehgan Morris (2006-09) TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Amanda Halovanic (2000-03) Umme Salim (1995-98) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Kelly Foley (1997-00) Karla Hairston (1993-96) Nikki West (1996-98) Erica Watson (2006-09) Shirley Lee (1997-00) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-00) Christen Simpson (2000-02)

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[ coliseum records ] VAULT

BALANCE BEAM

Individual: 10.0 Dainty Mae Hiser, West Virginia, 3/10/92 Kristin Quackenbush, West Virginia, 2/22/94 Jenny Hansen, Kentucky, 4/9/94 Jenny Hansen, Kentucky, 2/18/96 Nikki West, West Virginia, 1/18/97 Nikki West, West Virginia, 2/23/97 Kristin Quackenbush, West Virginia, 3/15/97 Nikki West, West Virginia, 3/14/98 Nikki West, West Virginia, 3/20/99 TeShawne Jackson, West Virginia, 2/17/01 TeShawne Jackson, West Virginia, 3/4/01 Jessica Bartgis, West Virginia, 2/8/04

Individual: 9.975 Rebecca Slobig, West Virginia, 2/20/99 Elise Ray, Michigan, 2/22/04 Team: 49.725 Alabama (Southeast Regional), 4/6/02 (WVU record: 49.3 vs. Penn State, Nebraska and James Madison, 2/10/01; vs. NC State and Ohio State, 1/18/04)

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Floor Exercise Individual: 10.0 Lajuanda Moody, West Virginia, 2/27/94 Kristin Quackenbush, West Virginia, 3/23/96 Kristin Quackenbush, West Virginia, 2/23/97 Kristin Quackenbush, West Virginia, 3/15/97 TeShawne Jackson, West Virginia, 2/17/01 Dinorh Boyd, West Virginia, 3/4/01 TeShawne Jackson, West Virginia, 3/4/01 TeShawne Jackson, West Virginia, 3/16/03

Team: 49.5 Louisiana State (2007 NCAA Southeast Regional), 4/14/07

UNEVEN PARALLEL BARS Individual: 10.0 Umme Salim, West Virginia, 3/14/97

Team: 49.7 West Virginia vs. George Washington, 3/4/01

Team: 49.575 Alabama (Southeast Regional), 4/6/02 (WVU Record: 49.45 vs. Rhode Island, 2/23/97; vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 3/14/98)

ALL-AROUND Individual: 39.75 Jenny Hansen, Kentucky, 4/9/94 Elise Ray, Michigan, 2/22/04 (WVU individual record: 39.675 by Janáe Cox vs. Bowling Green, 3/13/04) Team: 197.9 Alabama (Southeast Regional), 4/6/02 (WVU Record: 197.35 vs. Rhode Island, 2/23/97)

TOP ATTENDANCE MARKS AT WVU COLISEUM 1.)

3,492

(West Virginia, Florida, George Washington, Georgia, Kentucky, NC State, Towson)

2.)

3,269

Penn State, 2/1/97

3.)

3,206

“Beauty and the Beast” vs. Michigan State, 1/14/11

4.)

3,074

2,767

6.)

2,339

George Washington, Massachusetts, Rutgers, 3/15/97 NCAA Region 6 Championships, 4/10/99 (West Virginia, Alabama, NC State, Maryland, Ohio State, Towson)

7.)

2,213

8.)

2,144

New Hampshire, 1/24/98 NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/10/10 (West Virginia, Kent State, Michigan, NC State, Southern Utah, Stanford)

2,001

NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/14/07 (West Virginia, Auburn, LSU, North Carolina, NC State, UCLA)

5.)

9.)

NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/19/94

NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/6/02

(West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan St., Minnesota, North Carolina)

10.) 1,847

Auburn, Maryland, Radford, 2/14/98

11.) 1,788

Nebraska, Penn State, James Madison, 2/10/01

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[ top event scores ] VAULT 1. 10.00 Jessica Bartgis vs. Cornell, 2004 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. George Washington, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. William & Mary, 2001 TeShawne Jackson at North Carolina State with Rhode Island and William & Mary, 2000 Nikki West vs. Ball State, Maryland and Rutgers, 1999 Nikki West at Rutgers, Temple and Ursinus, 1999 Nikki West vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush vs. George Washington, Massachusetts and Rutgers, 1997 Nikki West vs. Rhode Island, 1997 Nikki West vs. Pitt, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Pitt and Indiana, Pa., 1994 Dainty Mae Hiser vs. Temple and Pitt, 1992 14. 9.975 Kari Williams vs. Penn State and Ball State, 2005 Kristen Macrie vs. Kentucky, Massachusetts and George Washington, 2002 Dinorh Boyd vs. Massachusetts and Radford, 2000 TeShawne Jackson vs. Massachusetts and Radford, 2000 TeShawne Jackson vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000 Karla Hairston at Atlantic 10 Championships, 1995 20. 9.95 Hope Sloanhoffer at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport, 2011 Chelsi Tabor vs. Bowling Green, 2010 Jessica Bartgis at EAGL Championships, 2004 Janáe Cox vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Janáe Cox at EAGL Championships, 2004 Kari Williams at Michigan State with Ohio State, 2004 Kari Williams vs. Bowling Green, 2004 TeShawne Jackson, Penn State and Rutgers, 2003 Dinorh Boyd vs. George Washington, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. James Madison, Kent State and Maryland, 2002 Nikki West at NCAA Southeast Regional, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at NCAA Championship Finals, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush at NCAA Championship Prelims, 1996 Umme Salim vs. Rutgers, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Temple, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush at Atlantic 10 Championships, 1994 36. 9.925 Hope Sloanhoffer vs. Missouri at Cancun Classic, 2011 Chelsi Tabor vs. North Carolina, 2008 Kari Williams vs. Southern Utah, 2005 Jessica Bartgis at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 Janáe Cox vs. Cornell, 2004 Janáe Cox vs. Michigan and Maryland, 2004 Gretchen Richter at EAGL Championships, 2004 Kari Williams vs. Cornell, 2004 Kari Williams at EAGL Championships, 2004

Kari Williams vs. New Hampshire, Cornell, Florida and Yale, 2003 TeShawne Jackson at Central Michigan, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. Eastern Michigan, 2003 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2002 TeShawne Jackson at Nebraska with Arizona State and Ohio State, 2002 TeShawne Jackson at Michigan, 2001 TeShawne Jackson at Ohio State, 2001 Dinorh Boyd at Ohio State, 2001 Dinorh Boyd at Rhode Island, with New Hampshire and Yale, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. Kent State and Towson, 2001 Rebecca Slobig vs. George Washington, 1999 Nikki West at Massachusetts, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush at EAGL Championships, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush at Utah State, 1996 Karla Hairston at NCAA Southeast Regional, 1995 Karla Hairston at LSU Invite, 1995 Kristin Quackenbush at NCAA Southeast Regional, 1994 62. 9.9 Tina Maloney at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport, 2011 Tina Maloney vs. Florida, New Hampshire and George Washington, 2011 Alaska Richardson at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport, 2011 Chelsi Tabor vs. Bridgeport, 2010 Chelsi Tabor at EAGL Championship, 2009 Tina Maloney at EAGL Championship, 2009 Chelsi Tabor vs. Penn State, 2009 Amy Bieski vs. Pitt, 2009 Chelsi Tabor at NCAA Regional, 2008 Chelsi Tabor at EAGL Championships, 2008 Jaime Gold vs. Minnesota, UNH, Rutgers, 2008 Janáe Cox at NCAA Southeast Regional, 2007 Jaime Gold at NCAA Southeast Regional, 2007 Jaime Gold vs. Penn St., GW, Kent St. and Wilson, 2007 Kari Williams at Rutgers with Bridgeport, 2005 Kari Williams at Pitt, 2005 Jessica Bartgis vs. Denver and Pitt, 2004 Janáe Cox at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 Kari Williams at Penn State with Rhode Island, 2004 Kari Williams vs. Michigan and Maryland, 2004 Kari Williams at NCAA Southeast Regional, 2004 Amanda Halovanic at Denver with Arizona, 2003 TeShawne Jackson at Denver with Arizona, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. Arkansas, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. George Washington, 2003 TeShawne Jackson at Pitt with Kent State and Ball State, 2003 Kari Williams vs. Eastern Michigan, 2002 Kari Williams vs. Penn State with Rutgers, 2002 Kari Williams at Nebraska with Arizona State and Ohio State, 2002 TeShawne Jackson vs. Michigan, 2002 TeShawne Jackson vs. Pitt and Rutgers, 2002 Dinorh Boyd vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000

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TeShawne Jackson at Towson, 2000 TeShawne Jackson vs. Arizona State, 2000 Shirley Lee at North Carolina State with Rhode Island and William & Mary, 2000 Kristen Macrie vs. Pitt, Temple and Towson, 1999 Nikki West vs. Michigan State, 1998 Nikki West at Penn State, 1998 Nikki West vs. Temple, 1998 Nikki West vs. George Washington, Massachusetts and Rutgers, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at Alabama, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at Temple, 1997 Nikki West at Temple, 1997 Kelly Foley vs. Penn State, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Pitt, 1997 Karla Hairston at EAGL Championships, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Rutgers, 1996 Karla Hairston vs. Rutgers, 1996 Karla Hairston at Penn State, 1996 Nikki West at Rhode Island, 1996 Karla Hairston at Oregon State, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush at NCAA Southeast Regional, 1995 Karla Hairston at Massachusetts, 1995 Karla Hairston vs. Temple, 1995 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Oregon State and Rhode Island, 1995 Kristin Quackenbush at NCAA Championships, 1994 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Kent State, 1994 Lajuanda Moody at Pitt, 1993 Lajuanda Moody at Ohio State, 1993

UNEVEN PARALLEL BARS 1. 10.00 Umme Salim vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 1998 2. 9.95 Mehgan Morris vs. George Washington and Maryland, 2008 Amanda Halovanic vs. George Washington, 2003 Dinorh Boyd vs. George Washington, 2001 Jaime Hill at Rhode Island with New Hampshire and Yale, 2001 Kristen Macrie at EAGL Championship, 2000 Kelly Foley at Penn State with Boise State, 2000 Umme Salim at EAGL Championships, 1998 9. 9.925 Mehgan Morris vs. Penn State, 2009 Mehgan Morris vs. Rutgers, Bridgeport, URI, Ursinus, 2008 Mehgan Morris vs. Rutgers and Temple, 2006 Jessica Bartgis vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Janáe Cox at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 Jaime Hill at EAGL Championships, 2001 Dinorh Boyd at Kent State, 2001 Jaime Hill vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 Jaime Hill at Massachusetts, 2001

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[ top event scores ] Kelly Foley vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000 Danielle Lilly at Penn State with Boise State, 2000 Danielle Lilly vs. Arizona State, 2000 Danielle Lilly vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000 Danielle Lilly vs. Ball State, Maryland and Rutgers, 1999 Rebecca Slobig vs. George Washington, 1999 Umme Salim vs. Michigan State, 1998 Umme Salim at Towson, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher vs. New Hampshire, 1998 Umme Salim vs. Rhode Island, 1997 28. 9.9 Mehgan Morris at Iowa State, 2009 Mehgan Morris vs. North Carolina, 2008 Erica Watson vs. North Carolina, 2008 Mehgan Morris vs. Rutgers, Yale, Temple, 2007 Janáe Cox at Arkansas with Pitt and New Hampshire, 2007 Mehgan Morris at Ohio State with Kentucky and GW, 2007 Mehgan Morris at Michigan State, 2007 Mehgan Morris at New Hampshire with Michigan St. and Brown, 2007 Janáe Cox at Pitt with James Madison, 2006 Mehgan Morris at Pitt with James Madison, 2006 Mehgan Morris at Florida with Arkansas and North Carolina, 2006 Mehgan Morris vs. George Washington, Iowa and Ohio State, 2006 Jessica Bartgis vs. North Carolina State and Ohio State, 2004 Janáe Cox at Michigan State with Ohio State, 2004 Janáe Cox vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Carri Nagle vs. North Carolina State and Ohio State, 2004 Carri Nagle at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 TeShawne Jackson at Pitt with Ball State and Kent State, 2003 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2002 Kristen Macrie at EAGL Championships, 2002 TeShawne Jackson vs. James Madison, Kent State and Maryland, 2002 Christen Simpson at Michigan State, 2002 Christen Simpson at Kent State, 2001 Jaime Hill vs. George Washington, 2001 Jaime Hill at Ohio State, 2001 Dinorh Boyd at Massachusetts, 2001 Amanda Halovanic vs. Rutgers, 2001 Kelly Foley vs. Minnesota and North Carolina State, 1999 Rebecca Slobig vs. Minnesota and North Carolina State, 1999 Umme Salim at NCAA Southeast Regional, 1998 Kelly Foley at NCAA Southeast Regional, 1998 Kelly Foley at EAGL Championships, 1998 Kelly Foley vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 1998

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Carri Nagle Rebecca Slobig vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 1998 Rebecca Slobig vs. Michigan State, 1998 Rebecca Slobig at Towson, 1998 Kelly Foley at EAGL Championships, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Rhode Island, 1997 Kelly Foley vs. Rhode Island, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Pitt, 1997

BALANCE BEAM 1. 9.975 Rebecca Slobig vs. Minnesota and North Carolina State, 1999 2. 9.95 Jessica Bartgis at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 Gretchen Richter at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 Allison Gaidish vs. George Washington, 2001 Danielle Lilly at Penn State with Boise State, 2000 Danielle Lilly vs. Arizona State, 2000 Danielle Lilly vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000 8. 9.925 Janáe Cox at EAGL Championships, 2005 Janáe Cox at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 Dinorh Boyd at EAGL Championships, 2003 Dinorh Boyd vs. New Hampshire, Cornell, Florida and Yale, 2003 Dinorh Boyd vs. Arkansas, 2003 Kristen Macrie vs. Michigan, 2002 Kristen Macrie vs. James Madison, Kent State and Maryland, 2002 Kristen Macrie at Towson, 2002 Amanda Halovanic at Massachusetts, 2001 Danielle Lilly at North Carolina State with Rhode Island and William & Mary, 2000 Umme Salim at EAGL Championships, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher at Massachusetts, 1998 Umme Salim vs. New Hampshire, 1998 21. 9.9 Hope Sloanhoffer at EAGL Championship, 2011 Kiersten Spoerke vs. Maryland, George Washington and Rutgers, 2009

Janáe Cox vs. Michigan and James Madison, 2007 Janáe Cox at Pitt with James Madison, 2006 Cheryl Goldenfield at Pitt with James Madison, 2006 Janáe Cox at Eastern Michigan with Kent State, Southern Utah, 2005 Amie Bouchier vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Janáe Cox vs. Cornell, 2004 Janáe Cox vs. Michigan and Maryland, 2004 Cheryl Goldenfield vs. North Carolina State and Ohio State, 2004 Cheryl Goldenfield vs. Cornell, 2004 Gretchen Richter at EAGL Championships, 2004 Gretchen Richter at NCAA Southeast Regional, 2004 Amanda Halovanic at EAGL Championships, 2003 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2003 Dinorh Boyd at Michigan with Kent State, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. Michigan, 2002 Amanda Halovanic vs. George Washington, 2001 Kristen Macrie vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 Allison Gaidish vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000 Danielle Lilly vs. Kentucky, Ohio State and Rutgers, 1999 Rebecca Slobig vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 1998 Shirley Lee vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 1998 Umme Salim vs. Auburn, Maryland and Radford, 1998 Rebecca Slobig vs. Auburn, Maryland and Radford, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher vs. New Hampshire, 1998 Danielle Lilly at EAGL Championships, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at Atlantic 10 Championships, 1995 Lajuanda Moody vs. Kent State, 1994 Lajuanda Moody at Ohio State, 1993 Lajuanda Moody at Kentucky, 1993

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[ top event scores ] FLOOR EXERCISE 1. 10.00 TeShawne Jackson vs. New Hampshire, Florida, Cornell and Yale, 2003 Kristen Macrie at Kent State, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. George Washington, 2001 Dinorh Boyd vs. George Washington, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. William & Mary, 2001 Kristin Quackenbush vs. George Washington, Massachusetts and Rutgers, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Rhode Island, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Rutgers, 1996 Lajuanda Moody vs. Kent State, 1994 10. 9.975 Kristen Macrie vs. Kentucky, Massachusetts and George Washington, 2002 Dinorh Boyd at EAGL Championships, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 Amanda Halovanic at Massachusetts, 2001 Kristin Quackenbush at NCAA Southeast Regional, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at Temple, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Rutgers, 1995 17. 9.95 Mehgan Morris vs. Kentucky, 2009 Mehgan Morris vs. Temple, 2009 Mehgan Morris vs. Maryland, George Washington and Rutgers, 2009 Mehgan Morris at EAGL Championships, 2008 Jessica Bartgis vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Janรกe Cox vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Janรกe Cox at EAGL Championships, 2004 Dinorh Boyd at EAGL Championships, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. George Washington, 2003 Dinorh Boyd vs. Eastern Michigan, 2003 Amanda Halovanic at EAGL Championships, 2002 Kristen Macrie at EAGL Championships, 2002 Kristen Macrie vs. Central Michigan, 2002 Amanda Halovanic vs. Michigan, 2002 Kristen Macrie vs. Michigan, 2002 Kristen Macrie vs. Pitt and Rutgers, 2002 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2001 Dinorh Boyd at Kent State, 2001 Kristen Macrie vs. George Washington, 2001 Amanda Halovanic vs. George Washington, 2001 Kristen Macrie vs. William & Mary, 2001 Amanda Halovanic vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 Kristen Macrie at Rhode Island with New Hampshire and Yale, 2001 Kristen Macrie at Massachusetts, 2001 Dinorh Boyd at Massachusetts, 2001 Jessica Nonnemacher at Massachusetts, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush at EAGL Championships, 1997 Jessica Nonnemacher vs. Rhode Island, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at UNH Invite, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Pitt, 1997

Kristin Quackenbush at Rhode Island, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Kentucky, 1996 Lajuanda Moody vs. Pitt and Indiana, Pa. 1994 50. 9.925 Kaylyn Millick vs. Pitt and Rutgers, 2011 Mehgan Morris vs. Penn State, 2009 Mehgan Morris vs. Pitt, 2009 Tynisha Dennis vs. Penn St., GW, Kent State and Wilson, 2007 Tynisha Dennis vs. Michigan and James Madison, 2007 Janรกe Cox vs. New Hampshire and William & Mary, 2006 Janรกe Cox vs. George Washington, Iowa and Ohio State, 2006 Tynisha Dennis vs. Auburn, Michigan State and Kent State, 2005 Jessica Bartgis vs. Michigan and Maryland, 2004 Jessica Bartgis at North Carolina State with North Carolina, 2004 Janรกe Cox at North Carolina State with North Carolina, 2004 Gretchen Richter vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Dinorh Boyd vs. George Washington, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. Eastern Michigan, 2003 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2002 Amanda Halovanic at New Hampshire with Pitt and Yale, 2002

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TeShawne Jackson at New Hampshire with Pitt and Yale, 2002 TeShawne Jackson vs. Michigan, 2002 Kristen Macrie vs. James Madison, Kent State and Maryland, 2002 Dinorh Boyd vs. Pitt and Rutgers, 2002 Kristen Macrie at Towson, 2002 Amanda Halovanic at Kent State, 2001 TeShawne Jackson at Kent State, 2001 Amanda Halovanic vs. William & Mary, 2001 Dinorh Boyd vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 TeShawne Jackson at Massachusetts, 2001 Amanda Halovanic vs. Kent State and Towson, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. Kent State and Towson, 2001 Dinorh Boyd vs. Arizona State, 2000 TeShawne Jackson vs. at North Carolina State with Rhode Island and William & Mary, 2000 TeShawne Jackson vs. Arizona State, 2000 Shirley Lee vs Ohio State and Rhode Island, 2000 Shirley Lee vs. Arizona State, 2000 Kristen Macrie vs. Arizona State, 2000 Jessica Nonnemacher vs. New Hampshire, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher at Pitt, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher at EAGL Championships, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at Utah State, 1996 Jessica Nonnemacher at Rhode Island, 1996

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[ top event scores ] ALL AROUND 1. 39.675 Janáe Cox vs. Bowling Green, 2004 2. 39.65 Janáe Cox at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 3. 39.625 Jessica Bartgis at Pitt with James Madison, 2004 4. 39.6 Jessica Bartgis vs. Bowling Green, 2004 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Pitt, 1997 6. 39.575 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2002 7. 39.55 Janáe Cox vs. Michigan and Maryland, 2004 Janáe Cox at EAGL Championships, 2004 Kristen Macrie at Kent State, 2001 Kristen Macrie at EAGL Championships, 2002 11. 39.525 Dinorh Boyd at Kent State, 2001 Dinorh Boyd vs. Pitt and Rutgers, 2002 13. 39.5 Mehgan Morris vs. Penn State, 2009 Jessica Bartgis at EAGL Championships, 2004 Janáe Cox at Michigan State with Ohio State, 2004 TeShawne Jackson vs. Penn State and Rutgers, 2003 TeShawne Jackson vs. James Madison, Kent State and Maryland, 2002 Kristen Macrie vs. James Madison, Kent State and Maryland, 2002 Teshawne Jackson vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 Dinorh Boyd at Rhode Island with New Hampshire and Yale, 2001 TeShawne Jackson vs. Penn State with Rutgers, 2003 22. 39.475 Mehgan Morris vs. Kentucky, 2009 Janáe Cox at EAGL Championships, 2005 Kristen Macrie vs. Michigan, 2002 Umme Salim vs. Rhode Island, 1997 26. 39.45 Janáe Cox at Pitt with James Madison, 2006 Jessica Bartgis vs. Cornell, 2004 Dinorh Boyd vs. Kent State and Towson, 2001 Umme Salim at EAGL Championships, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Rhode Island, 1997 31. 39.425 Janáe Cox vs. New Hampshire and William & Mary, 2006 Janáe Cox at North Carolina State with North Carolina, 2004 Amanda Halovanic at EAGL Championships, 2002 TeShawne Jackson at Penn State, 2002 Amanda Halovanic vs. Michigan, 2002 Kristen Macrie at Massachusetts, 2001 Kristen Macrie vs. Massachusetts and Radford, 2000 Jessica Nonnemacher vs. New Hampshire, 1998

39. 39.40 Mehgan Morris at EAGL Championships, 2008 Jessica Bartgis at Michigan State with Ohio State, 2004 Janáe Cox vs. North Carolina State and Ohio State, 2004 TeShawne Jackson vs. Michigan, 2002 TeShawne Jackson vs. Kentucky, Massachusetts and George Washington, 2002 TeShawne Jackson at Kent State, 2001 Kristen Macrie vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000 Kristin Quackenbush at Temple, 1997 Kristin Quackenbush at Atlantic 10 Championships, 1995 48. 39.375 Janáe Cox vs. George Washington, Iowa and Ohio State, 2006 Jessica Bartgis at North Carolina State with North Carolina, 2004 Janáe Cox at Penn State with Rhode Island, 2004 Kristen Macrie vs. Central Michigan, 2002 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2001 Dinorh Boyd vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 Karla Hairston at Atlantic 10 Championships, 1995 55. 39.35 Mehgan Morris vs. Temple, 2009 Janáe Cox vs. Southern Utah, 2005 Janáe Cox at NCAA Southeast Regional, 2004 Amanda Halovanic at EAGL Championships, 2003 Dinorh Boyd at Michigan with Kent State, 2003 Kristen Macrie at New Hampshire with Pitt and Yale, 2002 Kristen Macrie at Rhode Island with New Hampshire and Yale, 2001 Lajuanda Moody at Atlantic 10 Championships, 1992 63. 39.325 Amy Bieski vs. Florida, New Hampshire and George Washington, 2011 Erica Watson vs. North Carolina, 2008 Janáe Cox at EAGL Championships, 2007 Janáe Cox vs. Rutgers, Yale, Temple, 2007 Janáe Cox vs. Michigan State, 2007 Janáe Cox vs. Pitt, 2005 Janáe Cox vs. Auburn, Michigan State and Kent State, 2005 TeShawne Jackson at Pitt with Ball State and Kent State, 2003 71. 39.30 Mehgan Morris at EAGL Championships, 2009 Jessica Bartgis vs. Arkansas, 2003 Amanda Halovanic vs. Arkansas, 2003 Umme Salim at Massachusetts, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush at Auburn Invite, 1997

Nikki West vs. Rhode Island, 1997 coaches gymnasts Umme Salim vs. Kentucky, 1996 preview 78. 39.275 eagl Amy Bieski vs. Minnesota, UNH, Rutgers, 2008 review Janáe Cox at Michigan, 2005 records Kristen Macrie at Towson, 2002 wvu Dinorh Boyd at EAGL Championships, 2001 media Shirley Lee vs. Pitt, Temple and Towson, 1999 Kristin Quackenbush at EAGL Championships, 1996 84. 39.25 Amy Bieski vs. Ohio State, 2010 Amy Bieski at Penn State, 2010 Janáe Cox vs. Michigan and James Madison, 2007 Janáe Cox at Eastern Michigan with Kent State and Southern Utah, 2005 TeShawne Jackson at Denver with Arizona, 2003 TeShawne Jackson, NCAA Regional, 2002 Kristen Macrie vs. Kentucky, Massachusetts and George Washington, 2002 Amanda Halovanic vs. William & Mary, 2001 Amanda Halovanic at Pitt with Brown, 2001 Kristen Macrie vs. Ball State, Maryland and Rutgers, 1999 Kelly Foley vs. George Washington and Rutgers, 2000 Karla Hairston vs. Rutgers, 1995 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Massachusetts and Pitt, 1995 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Pitt and Indiana, Pa., 1994 98. 39.225 Amy Bieski vs. Kentucky, 2009 Janáe Cox at Kentucky with UNC and Maryland, 2007 Jessica Bartgis vs. Southern Utah, 2005 Janáe Cox at North Carolina State, 2005 Janáe Cox vs. Penn State and Ball State, 2005 Janáe Cox vs. Cornell, 2004 Dinorh Boyd at Penn State, 2002 Umme Salim vs. Auburn, Maryland and Radford, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Rutgers, 1996 Lajuanda Moody at Texas Women’s University, 1994

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Career All-Around Meets Janรกe Cox, 2004-07 Amy Bieski, 2008-2011 Kristin Quackenbush, 1994-97 Umme Salim, 1995-98 Lajuanda Moody, 1991-94 Jana Perry, 1990-93 Andrea DeFelice, 1987-90 Kristen Macrie, 1999-2002 Yvette Clark, 1988-91 Karla Hairston, 1993-96 Shannon Migli, 1992-95 Jessica Bartgis, 2001-05 TeShawne Jackson, 2000-02 Beth Foltz, 1988-91 Dinorh Boyd, 2000-02 Amanda Halovanic, 2000-02 Mehgan Morris, 2006-09 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1991-92 Shirley Lee, 1997-00 Kelly Foley, 1997-00 Nikki West, 1996-99

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[ career/season records ] Career Points 1. Janáe Cox, 2004-07 2. Amy Bieski, 2008-2011 3. Lajuanda Moody, 1991-94 4. Kristin Quackenbush, 1994-97 5. Kristen Macrie, 1999-2002 6. Jana Perry, 1990-93 7. Umme Salim, 1995-98 8. Beth Foltz, 1988-91 9. Yvette Clark, 1988-91 10. Dinorh Boyd, 2000-03 11. Shannon Migli, 1992-95 12. TeShawne Jackson, 2000-03 13. Mehgan Morris, 2006-09 14. Karla Hairston, 1993-96 15. Andrea DeFelice, 1987-90 16. Amanda Halovanic, 2000-03 17. Jessica Bartgis, 2001-05 18. Nikki West, 1996-99 19. Kelly Foley, 1997-00 20. Susie Pierce, 1989-91 * - All-Arounds/Meets Competed

AA/MC* Points 50/55 2,070.65 48/52 1,978.925 47/52 1,933.7 48/50 1,891.9375 40/51 1,852.025 43/51 1,811.375 47/48 1,810.025 31/58 1,795.325 39/55 1,739.55 30/52 1,719.675 35/49 1,680.925 29/51 1,636.95 23/50 1,623.975 36/46 1,605.1 43/55 1,520.6 31/51 1,487.325 34/44 1,471.125 16/48 1,399.0 16/49 1,396.3 23/44 1,377.35

Season Points Lajuanda Moody, 1992 Janáe Cox, 2007 Jessica Bartgis, 2005 Dinorh Boyd, 2001 Janáe Cox, 2005 Beth Foltz, 1989 Susie Pierce, 1990 Yvette Clark, 1989 Susie Pierce, 1991 Mehgan Morris, 2008 Amy Bieski, 2008 Janáe Cox, 2004 Jana Perry, 1992 TeShawne Jackson, 2002 Amy Bieski, 2010 Kristen Macrie, 2001 Amy Bieski, 2011 Kristin Quackenbush, 1996 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1992 Umme Salim, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush, 1994 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1991 Kristen Macrie, 2000 Amanda Halovanic, 2001 Karen Kirszenstein, 1988 Yvette Clark, 1988 Beth Foltz, 1990 Lajuanda Moody, 1991 Yvette Clark, 1991 Jessica Nonnemacher, 1996 Jana Perry, 1990

AA/MC* Points 15/15 570.05 14/15 556.8 14/14 541.025 13/14 537.0 13/14 535.75 14/15 534.5 8/16 525.0 12/15 518.25 14/14 516.05 12/14 515.575 11/14 513.4 13/13 511.475 11/15 508.825 13/13 506.625 13/13 505.35 12/14 504.575 13/13 504.025 12/14 503.2375 12/15 501.75 13/13 501.65 13/13 498.3 13/14 496.85 12/14 495.875 12/13 494.775 12/15 494.45 13/14 490.45 6/16 488.25 13/13 486.5 12/14 485.7 6/12 485.675 11/14 481.45

Lajuanda Moody, 1994 Cyndi Gacek, 1988 Jessica Bartgis, 2004 Kristen Macrie, 2002 Mehgan Morris, 2009 Janáe Cox, 2006 Andrea DeFelice, 1990 Kelly Foley, 2000 Kristin Quackenbush, 1995 * - All-Arounds/Meets Competed

10/13 8/15 12/12 12/12 12/12 10/13 10/15 10/13 12/12

Season All-Around Meets Competed Gymnast, Year 1. Lajuanda Moody, 1992 2. Janáe Cox, 2007 Jessica Bartgis, 2005 Susie Pierce, 1991 Beth Foltz, 1989 6. Amy Bieski, 2011 Amy Bieski, 2010 Janáe Cox, 2005 Janáe Cox, 2004 TeShawne Jackson, 2002 Dinorh Boyd, 2001 Umme Salim, 1998 Yvette Clark, 1988 Kristin Quackenbush, 1994 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1991 Lajuanda Moody, 1991 16. Mehgan Morris, 2009 Mehgan Morris, 2008 Jessica Bartgis, 2004 Kristen Macrie, 2002 Kristen Macrie, 2001 Amanda Halovanic, 2001 Kristen Macrie, 2000 Umme Salim, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush, 1995 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1992 Yvette Clark, 1991 Yvette Clark, 1989 Karen Kirszenstein, 1988 29. Amy Bieski, 2009 Amy Bieski, 2008 Amanda Halovanic, 2002 Jana Perry, 1992 Jana Perry, 1990 34. Janáe Cox, 2006 Christen Simpson, 2002 Kelly Foley, 2000 Lajuanda Moody, 1994 Andrea DeFelice, 1990

473.75 472.55 469.75 469.55 469.10 466.625 466.5 464.7 461.175

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Meets 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10

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[ conference champions ] EAGL CHAMPIONS (1996-PRESENT)

ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONS (1983-95)

Team Championships West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia

Team Championships West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia

Score 194.6 196.0 195.5 196.375 197.050 196.050

Year 1996 1997 1998 2001 2004 2008

All-Around Name Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim TeShawne Jackson TeShawne Jackson Janรกe Cox Mehgan Morris

Score 39.275 39.1* 39.45 39.375 39.575 39.475* 39.300

Year 1996 1997 1998 2001 2002 2005 2009

Vault Name Kristin Quackenbush Nikki West TeShawne Jackson TeShawne Jackson Jessica Bartgis Janรกe Cox Tina Maloney Chelsi Tabor

Score 9.925 9.875 10.0 9.925 9.95* 9.95* 9.90* 9.90*

Year 1996 1998 2001 2002 2004 2004 2009 2009

Uneven Parallel Bars Name Umme Salim Kristen Macrie Jaime Hill Mehgan Morris Mehgan Morris Amy Bieski

Score 9.95 9.95 9.925* 9.85 9.85* 9.825

Year 1998 2000 2001 2008 2009 2011

Balance Beam Name Jessica Nonnemacher Danielle Lilly Umme Salim Amanda Halovanic Dinorh Boyd Janรกe Cox Shelly Purkat

Score 9.825* 9.9* 9.925 9.875* 9.925* 9.925 9.875*

Year 1996 1997 1998 2002 2003 2005 2009

Score 9.95 9.775* 9.775* 9.900* 9.95 9.95* 9.85*

Year 1997 1998 1998 1999 2003 2008 2009

Floor Exercise Name Kristin Quackenbush Shirley Lee Nikki West Shirley Lee Dinorh Boyd Mehgan Morris Mehgan Morris * Tied for championship

Score 191.90 192.70 190.79 195.50

Year 1992 1993 1994 1995

All-Around Name Jan Funderburk Yvette Clark Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush

Score 36.95 37.95* 38.30* 39.35 39.20 39.00 39.40

Year 1984 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Vault Name Cathie Price Maureen Repmann Yvette Clark Kristin Quackenbush Karla Hairston

Score 9.45 9.35 9.65 9.95 9.975

Year 1985 1987 1989 1994 1995

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Uneven Parallel Bars Name Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Karla Hairston

Score 9.45 9.35 9.85 9.80 9.875

Year 1984 1985 1992 1993 1995

Balance Beam Name Lajuanda Moody Karla Hairston Lajuanda Moody Kristin Quackenbush

Score 9.80 9.80* 9.75 9.90

Year 1992 1993 1994 1995

Score 9.65 9.65 9.75 9.90* 9.85 9.80 9.85

Year 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Floor Exercise Name Andrea DeFelice Susie Pierce Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush * Tied for championship

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[ conference honors ] EAGL HONORS

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West Virginia University was a charter member of the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL). Competition began in 1996 as West Virginia hosted the inaugural championships. Other EAGL members include Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pitt, Rutgers and George Washington. Towson was a member of the EAGL from 1996-2004 and George Washington’s first year was in 2005. Gymnast of the Year Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim Dinorh Boyd Janáe Cox Amy Bieski

1997 1998 2001 2007 2011

Scholar Athlete of the Year Amanda Halovanic

2003

Outstanding Senior Gymnast Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim Kelly Foley Kristen Macrie Janáe Cox Mehgan Morris Amy Bieski

1997 1998 2000 2002 2007 2009 2011

Rookie of the Year Janáe Cox Mehgan Morris

2004 2006

Coach of the Year Linda Burdette

1996, 1998, 2001

All-League Team Vault First Team Karla Hairston 1996 Kristin Quackenbush 1996, 1997 Nikki West 1997, 1998, 1999 Umme Salim 1998 Kristen Macrie 1999 TeShawne Jackson 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Dinorh Boyd 2001 Kari Williams 2002, 2005 Janáe Cox 2004, 2006, 2007 Jaime Gold 2006, 2007 Chelsi Tabor 2008, 2009 Amy Bieski 2009, 2011 Hope Sloanhoffer 2011 Second Team Nikki West Kelly Foley Dinorh Boyd

1996 1997, 1998 2000

Nicole Roach Amanda Halovanic Jessica Bartgis Kari Williams Jaime Gold Erica Watson Amy Bieski Emily Kerwin Tina Maloney Chelsi Tabor All-League Team Bars First Team Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim Kelly Foley Rebecca Slobig Dinorh Boyd Jaime Hill Christen Simpson Janáe Cox Jessica Bartgis Mehgan Morris Erica Watson Naja Johnson Nicole Roach Amy Bieski Emily Kerwin Second Team Karla Hairston Umme Salim

2001 2004 2004 2005, 2008 2006 2008, 2010 2009 2009, 2011 2010

1996, 1997 1997, 1998 1998, 2000 1999 2001 2001 2002 2004, 2006, 2007 2005 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2008 2009 2009, 2010, 2011 2011 2011

1996 1996

Kelly Foley Rebecca Slobig Danielle Lilly TeShawne Jackson Kristen Macrie Alyssa DeSantis Carri Nagle Janáe Cox Erica Watson Amy Bieski

1997, 1999 1998 2000 2002 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008, 2009, 2010

All-League Team Beam First Team Karla Hairston 1996 Jessica Nonnemacher 1997, 1998 Kristin Quackenbush 1997 Umme Salim 1998 Rebecca Slobig 1999 Danielle Lilly 1999, 2000 Amanda Halovanic 2001 Kristen Macrie 2002 Janáe Cox 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Gretchen Richter 2004 Cheryl Goldenfield 2005 Mehgan Morris 2008 Kiersten Spoerke 2009 Hope Sloanhoffer 2011 Second Team Jessica Nonnemacher Umme Salim

1996 1996

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[ conference honors ] Rebecca Slobig Dinorh Boyd Alyssa DeSantis Cheryl Goldenfield Kiersten Spoerke Mehgan Morris Shelly Purkat Amy Bieski Chelsi Tabor All-League Team Floor First Team Jessica Nonnemacher Kristin Quackenbush Shirley Lee Rebecca Slobig TeShawne Jackson Kristen Macrie Janรกe Cox Tynisha Dennis Amy Bieski Mehgan Morris Kiersten Spoerke Hope Sloanhoffer Second Team Nikki West Kristen Macrie Dinorh Boyd Amanda Halovanic Janรกe Cox Cheryl Goldenfield Mehgan Morris Shelly Purkat Naja Johnson Tina Maloney Amy Bieski

1997, 1998 2001, 2003 2004 2006 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010

1996, 1997, 1998 1996, 1997 1998, 2000 1998, 1999 2001, 2002, 2003 2001, 2002 2005, 2006, 2007 2005, 2007 2008, 2009, 2010 2008, 2009 2009 2011

1996, 1999 2000 2001, 2003 2002 2004 2006 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011

All-League Team All-Around First Team Karla Hairston 1996 Kristin Quackenbush 1996, 1997 Umme Salim 1996, 1997, 1998 Shirley Lee 1998 Kristen Macrie 2000, 2001, 2002 Dinorh Boyd 2001 Janรกe Cox 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Jessica Bartgis 2005 Amy Bieski 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Mehgan Morris 2008, 2009

Second Team Nikki West Amanda Halovanic TeShawne Jackson Jessica Bartgis

1997, 1998 2001 2002, 2003 2004

ATLANTIC 10 HONORS From 1983-95, West Virginia University was a member of the Atlantic 10 conference and collected 71 conference awards. The league recognized an all conference team on all four events plus the all around and awarded four individual honors from 1983-94. In 1995, the league awarded only a gymnast of the year and a freshman of the year. The Atlantic 10 also awarded an all academic team from 1983-95. Gymnast of the Year Jan Funderburk* Cathie Price Cyndi Gacek* Lajuanda Moody Jana Perry* Karla Hairston* Kristin Quackenbush* *co winner

1985 1987 1988 1992 1993 1995 1995

Outstanding Senior Gymnast Shari Retton Cathie Price Andrea DeFelice Yvette Clark Dainty Mae Hiser

1985 1987 1990 1991 1992

Outstanding Freshman Gymnast Lajuanda Moody Elizabeth Byrnes Karla Hairston Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995

Coach of the Year Linda Burdette Linda Burdette

1986 1989

All-Conference Team Vault Jan Funderburk Cathie Price Maureen Repmann Yvette Clark Yvette Clark Lisa Reed Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Kristin Quackenbush

1983 1985 1987 1988 1989 1989 1991 1993 1994

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All-Conference Team Bars Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Shari Retton Jan Funderburk Cathie Price Bev Fry Andrea DeFelice Yvette Clark Andrea DeFelice Jana Perry Karla Hairston

1983 1984 1984 1985 1985 1987 1988 1989 1989 1992 1994

All-Conference Team Beam Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Heather Meyers Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody

1983 1984 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994

All-Conference Team Floor Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Cathie Price Andrea DeFelice Andrea DeFelice Susie Pierce Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody

1983 1985 1985 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1994

All-Conference Team All Around Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Cathie Price Andrea DeFelice Yvette Clark Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody

1983 1984 1985 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1994

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[ academic honors ] CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team Cathie Price Jessica Nonnemacher Third Team Amanda Halovanic Janรกe Cox CoSIDA District II All-Academic Team First Team Cathie Price Jessica Nonnemacher Amanda Halovanic Janรกe Cox Second Team Kiersten Spoerke

1987 1997, 1998 2002 2007

1987 1997, 1998 2002, 2003 2007 2010

NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans Cathie Price 1987 Karen Kirszenstein 1990 Kendra Ruppert 1990 Jana Perry 1991 Susie Pierce 1991 Wendy Crumbaker 1994 Adriana Manago 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Kristin Quackenbush 1996, 1997 Shelley White 1997 Kelly Foley 1998 Shirley Lee 1998 Danielle Lilly 1998 Debora Santiago 1998 Amanda Halovanic 2001, 2002, 2003 Aimee Brown 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Janรกe Cox 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Lequita Williams 2004, 2005 Jessica Bartgis 2005 Amie Bouchier 2005, 2006, 2007 Jaime Gold 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Cheryl Goldenfield 2005, 2006, 2007 Margaret Ann Moore 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Alyssa DeSantis 2006 Rachel Hardin 2006, 2007, 2008 Kara Weaver 2006, 2007, 2008 Heather Izer 2007, 2008, 2009 Kiersten Spoerke 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Stephanie Keaton 2008, 2009, 2010 Shelly Purkat 2008, 2009, 2010 Jenn Sharon 2009, 2010 Amy Bieski 2010 Tina Maloney 2010 Haley Fairchild 2010 Arlene Hathaway 2010 Jessica Young 2010 Academic All-EAGL Karla Hairston Adriana Manago Jessica Nonnemacher Kristin Quackenbush

1996 1996, 1997, 1998 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 1996, 1997

Umme Salim Kelly Foley Shirley Lee Danielle Lilly Nikki West Shelley White Rebecca Slobig Jessica Rohm Debora Santiago Christen Simpson Jen Cooper Amanda Halovanic Melissa Mascaro Jessica Bartgis Michelle Cina Jaime Hill Kristen Macrie Julie Mazzant Allison Pratus Emily Duryea Ashley Scalercio Kari Williams Casey DePerro Alyssa DeSantis Gretchen Richter Aimee Brown Janรกe Cox Lequita Williams Amie Bouchier Jaime Gold Rachel Hardin Margaret Ann Moore Carri Nagle Kara Weaver Cheryl Goldenfield

1996, 1997 1997, 1998, 1999 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 1997, 1998, 1999 1997, 1998 1998 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 1999 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 2000 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 2000, 2003 2001, 2004, 2005 2001, 2002 2001, 2002 2001, 2002 2001 2001, 2002 2002, 2003 2002, 2003 2002 2003, 2004 2003, 2004, 2006 2003 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2004, 2005 2005, 2006, 2007 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2005 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2006, 2007

Katie McGregor Sabrina Noonan Erica Watson Tynisha Dennis Heather Izer Shelly Purkat Kiersten Spoerke Elizabeth White Ashley Wilson Chelsi Tabor Amy Bieski Naja Johnson Stephanie Keaton Faye Meaden Tina Maloney Nicole Roach Jenn Sharon Jessica Young Hailey Fairchild Arlene Hathaway Emily Kerwin Alaska Richardson Makenzie Bristol Marina Galante Kaylyn Millick Hope Sloanhoffer Bethany Yurko

2006 2006 2006, 2009 2007 2007, 2008, 2009 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2007 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 2008, 2009, 2010 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2008, 2009, 2010 2009, 2010, 2011 2009, 2011 2009, 2010 2009, 2010, 2011 2010 2010, 2011 2010, 2011 2010 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011

Academic All-Atlantic 10 Cathie Price Karen Kirszenstein Susie Pierce Jana Perry Karla Hairston

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The Linda Burdette-Good Award for the Most Valuable Gymnast Previously named the Most Valuable Gymnast award, the honor, presented annually by the WVU athletic department since the initial season of gymnastics in 1974, is voted upon by members of the gymnastics team. The award’s new name was adapted in 2011 following Burdette-Good’s retirement after 37 years at the helm. 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Teresa Lucas Dana Davis Lavon Smith Dana Davis Lisa Neutze Lisa Neutze Lisa Neutze Lisa Neutze Donna Donati Shari Retton Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Cathie Price Cathie Price Cyndi Gacek Andrea DeFelice Andrea DeFelice Susie Pierce Lajuanda Moody Karla Hairston Lajuanda Moody Karla Hairston Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim Rebecca Slobig Kristen Macrie Dinorh Boyd TeShawne Jackson Alyssa DeSantis Janáe Cox Janáe Cox Mehgan Morris Janáe Cox Amy Bieski, Mehgan Morris Mehgan Morris Chelsi Tabor Hope Sloanhoffer

John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit The John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit is presented annually to the gymnast who displays the most perseverance and enthusiasm for the sport of gymnastics. The award is named in honor of the late John Quackenbush, a great parent and friend of the Mountaineer gymnastics program. Each spring, members of the WVU gymnastics team vote on the gymnast who best exemplifies these characteristics to honor the memory of John Quackenbush. 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Kristin Quackenbush Allison Gaidish Rebecca Slobig Danielle Lilly TeShawne Jackson Julie Mazzant Julie Mazzant TeShawne Jackson Gretchen Richter Amie Bouchier Gretchen Richter Jaime Gold Kara Weaver Erica Watson Jenn Sharon Emily Kerwin

Joseph Medrick Award Named after a longtime Mountaineer gymnastics supporter who initiated the award in 1981, the Joseph Medrick Award signifies the all-around gymnast with the highest scoring average for the season. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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Lisa Neutze Shari Retton Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Cathie Price Cathie Price Andrea DeFelice Yvette Clark Susie Pierce Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Karla Hairston Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim Kelly Foley Kristen Macrie Dinorh Boyd Kristen Macrie TeShawne Jackson Janáe Cox Janáe Cox Janáe Cox Janáe Cox Mehgan Morris Mehgan Morris Amy Bieski Amy Bieski

Sally Medrick Award Named in honor of a strong supporter of West Virginia gymnastics, the Medrick family first donated this award in 1981. It is awarded to the most improved gymnast of the year as voted upon by team members. 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Nettie Angotti Dawn Prevost Maria Ciocca Chris Schenck Cathie Price Bev Fry Lynn Olson Angela Hunter Beth Foltz Beth Foltz Jennifer Kearney Beth Foltz Kim Ruppert Lisa Reed Becky Morrison Wendy Crumbaker Jenni Kaye Adriana Manago Jodi Barnes Nikki West Jodi Barnes Shirley Lee Christen Simpson Melissa Mascaro Jessica Bartgis Kari Williams Kari Williams Amie Bouchier Aimee Brown Margaret Ann Moore Aimee Brown Kara Weaver Ashley Wilson Alysha Pretzello Faye Meaden Bethany Yurko

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Nanette Schnaible 1 Season: 1974 Record: 5-2 Armed with a thrifty $6,000 budget, Schnaible, West Virginia’s first gymnastics coach, took a team consisting of mostly former club gymnasts and guided WVU to a 5 2 record. Schnaible’s lone season at the helm of the fledgling program produced wins against Pitt, Fairmont State (twice) and Frostburg State (twice). 1974 (5-2) Coach Nanette Schnaible 81.96 at Pitt 69.70 at Frostburg State Fairmont State 72.25 Fairmont State 73.30 at Fairmont State 71.50 at Slippery Rock 67.60 at SUNY Brockport

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In 1974, gymnastics, basketball and tennis began intercollegiate competition as the first three women’s varsity sports at West Virginia University. Linda Burdette-Good 37 Seasons: 1975-2011 Record: 644-263-4 Only the second coach in the history of West Virginia gymnastics, Burdette-Good constantly worked to upgrade the Mountaineer program. She took the program from its infancy as a member of the West Virginia Conference in the AIAW all the way to the NCAA Championships. The WVU alumna coached All-Americans Janàe Cox, Lajuanda Moody, Kristin Quackenbush and Shari Retton and was named the 1995 NCAA Southeast Regional coach of the year. In 2004, she eclipsed the 500-win milestone, and in 2009, she amassed over 600 victories, making her the all-time winningest Mountaineer coach with a WVU team. She retired in 2011 after 37 highly successful and memorable seasons. 1975 (7-5) Coach Linda Burdette 75.80 Slippery Rock 61.25 at Kent State 96.00 Fairmont State 72.35 at Frostburg State 70.46 at Fairmont State 77.65 SUNY Brockport Frostburg State 75.70 at Indiana, Pa. Franklin & Marshall Fairmont State 82.55 at Pitt Youngstown State

90.90 92.45 67.28 61.80 50.00 75.60 53.30 80.00 68.00 59.55 86.75 89.10

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1977 (5-6) Coach Linda Burdette 108.73 Frostburg State 115.25 Slippery Rock 113.20 at Pitt 106.55 at Clarion 116.45 at Kent State Bowling Green 117.70 at Youngstown State Ohio State 112.05 at Indiana, Pa. Frostburg State 118.78 Clarion

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133.89 at Frostburg 113.00 W Towson 119.10 W 131.15 at Kent State 133.30 L Michigan 134.30 L Illinois Chicago 124.75 W 131.00 at Bowling Green 133.70 L Ohio State 131.40 L 132.45 Slippery Rock 129.35 W 135.00 Frostburg 117.35 W Youngstown 111.65 W 136.95 at Indiana, Pa. 130.00 W 136.80 Pitt 130.90 W 135.03 at Clarion 124.53 W 138.95 Georgetown 91.35 W 134.80 Maryland 123.50 W Penn 114.50 W Temple 78.90 W EAIAW Regional at Penn State (8 teams) 1. Penn State 148.55; 2. West Virginia 135.70; 3. Massachusetts 134.35; 4. Yale 132.70; 5. New Hampshire 132.40; 6. Pitt 131.55; 7. Cornell 125.90; 8. Rutgers 122.15. 1981 (20-3) Coach Linda Burdette 126.00 at Massachusetts 123.80 Rhode Island 112.10 New Hampshire 130.35 131.90 at Pitt 137.80 James Madison 122.85 130.05 Kent State 127.15 134.90 Ohio State 132.60 Bowling Green 126.60 Indiana, Pa. 109.90 127.10 James Madison 123.50 139.00 Frostburg State 102.70 138.65 Slippery Rock 128.40 136.20 at Miami, Ohio 130.95 Eastern Kentucky 128.10 Ball State 135.20 Notre Dame 129.85 125.85 William & Mary 110.80 135.90 Clarion 130.55 Youngstown State 118.55 129.35 Pitt 138.80 133.85 Temple 106.80 Maryland 129.25 Penn 130.80 EAIAW Regional at Pittsburgh (8 teams) 1. Penn State 145.75; 2. Pitt 142.45; 3. New Hampshire 140.10; 4. West Virginia 135.10; 5. Massachusetts 134.95; 6. Clarion 131.80; 7. Maryland 130.30; 8. Penn 125.05. 1982 (18-7) Coach Linda Burdette 135.80 at Indiana, Pa. 138.85 Frostburg State Southern Illinois 132.10 at Ohio State Eastern Michigan Southern Illinois 132.10 at Kent State Michigan State Ohio State 142.30 Florida 132.90 at Slippery Rock 131.70 at Duke Kentucky

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Alabama 140.30 L Maryland 133.50 L 136.60 James Madison 124.45 W North Carolina 133.45 W Penn State 141.85 L 137.80 at Clarion 134.00 W 141.00 Pitt 138.85 W North Carolina State 129.95 W 138.40 at Youngstown State 115.00 W 141.95 Maryland 140.35 W Penn 135.55 W Temple 112.75 W EAIAW Regional at Clarion (8 teams) 1. West Virginia 139.25; 2. Yale 138.35; 3. Maryland 137.35; 4. Clarion 136.55; 5. Rhode Island 135.35; 6. Cornell 134.95; 7. Penn 132.75; 8. Northeastern 129.05. AIAW National Championships at Memphis (12 teams) 1. Florida 143.90; 2. Alabama 142.85; 3. West Virginia 141.40; 4. Georgia 141.30; 5. Ohio State 141.05; 6. Brigham Young 140.85; 7. Minnesota 140.65; 8. Oklahoma State 138.80; 9. Utah State 137.45; 10. Oral Roberts 136.95; 11. Washington State 134.40; 12. Southern Illinois 133.25. West Virginia’s affiliation with NCAA regional and championship competition began with the 1983 season. 1983 (24-8) Coach Linda Burdette 162.30 at Slippery Rock 157.95 W James Madison 155.25 W Duke 160.85 W 168.65 at Kent State 169.50 L Youngstown State 129.15 W 169.30 New Mexico 165.95 W Clarion 152.10 W Indiana, Pa. 152.25 W 167.55 at Pitt 161.00 W Michigan State 161.90 W 168.80 Alabama 178.95 L 172.93 at North Carolina State 171.46 W Duke Forfeit W 173.40 at North Carolina 170.00 W Jacksonville State 164.35 W 177.40 Nebraska 177.80 L 169.95 at Penn State 175.65 L Pitt 165.20 W 173.60 Florida 180.85 L Ohio State 175.40 L 171.40 Kent State 168.30 W Slippery Rock 164.25 W 169.60 at Temple 163.95 Maryland 160.05 W Penn 157.40 W 169.65 Kentucky 165.70 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Rhode Island 1. Penn State 176.55 L 2. Massachusetts 173.00 L 3. West Virginia 171.25 4. Rhode Island 165.00 W 5. Temple 158.65 W 6. Rutgers 146.00 W 7. George Washington 139.90 W NCAA East Regional at West Virginia (7 teams) 1. Ohio State 177.80; 2. New Hampshire 176.85; 3. Penn State 176.80; 4. West Virginia 173.70; 5.

Massachusetts 169.05; 6. North Carolina State 168.30; 7. Duke 167.85.

NCAA Southeast Regional at Georgia (6 teams) 1. Florida 186.95; 2. Georgia 182.60; 3. West Virginia 176.80; 4. North Carolina 176.15; 5. Maryland 170.30; 6. Kentucky 167.50.

West Virginia was switched from the NCAA East to the NCAA Southeast Region after the 1983 campaign. 1984 (13-9) Coach Linda Burdette 167.60 James Madison 161.00 W 163.25 at Ohio State 179.45 L Nebraska 170.20 L 150.80 at Kent State 168.95 L Bowling Green 168.40 L 163.15 at Clarion 157.05 W 160.35 at Slippery Rock 159.05 W 164.65 Pitt 178.10 L 176.20 at Florida 188.05 L 172.10 at Bowling Green 175.20 L 167.60 Penn State 169.60 L 173.25 Indiana, Pa. 170.00 W 171.40 at Penn 151.10 W Maryland 171.35 W Temple 164.45 W 175.30 North Carolina State 171.05 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Rhode Island 1. Penn State 182.35 L 2. West Virginia 177.05 3. Massachusetts 171.55 W 4. Rhode Island 169.40 W 5. Temple 169.25 W 6. Rutgers 158.75 W 7. George Washington 122.65 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (6 teams) 1. Florida 187.95; 2. Georgia 181.85; 3. West Virginia 174.35; 4. North Carolina State 174.20; 5. North Carolina 173.40; 6. Maryland 172.00. 1985 (23-5) Coach Linda Burdette 176.90 James Madison 141.45 177.80 Kentucky 159.15 174.40 at Kentucky 174.60 172.80 at James Madison 137.15 Pitt 171.70 Maryland 171.25 Kent State 167.35 North Carolina State 163.20 181.45 North Carolina 173.55 Kent State 163.00 179.50 Bowling Green 173.70 Clarion 167.40 178.25 at Pitt 178.55 Oklahoma State 173.85 178.10 at Penn State 182.10 180.15 at Indiana, Pa. 171.50 Eastern Michigan 170.15 179.40 at Maryland 177.20 Temple 173.15 Penn 163.05 178.35 at Radford 174.30 174.00 at North Carolina 179.50 Atlantic 10 Championships at West Virginia 1. Penn State 179.35 2. West Virginia 177.60 3. Temple 175.00 4. Rhode Island 168.55 5. Massachusetts 165.75 6. George Washington 163.85 7. Rutgers 152.55

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1986 (16-11-1) Coach Linda Burdette 165.60 Kent State 159.95 W Clarion 147.45 W Slippery Rock 133.45 W 170.35 at Kentucky 169.10 W Ohio State 178.35 L Ball State 162.45 W 168.40 at Clarion 163.60 W 171.35 at Kent State 171.55 L 170.20 at James Madison 163.50 W North Carolina 176.40 L Auburn 165.25 W 173.50 at Florida 181.70 L Nebraska 177.70 L Minnesota 173.85 L 175.85 at Penn State 182.95 L Indiana, Pa. 171.20 W 177.50 Pitt 177.50 T Maryland 177.00 W 176.95 Ohio State 184.85 L 179.70 at North Carolina 184.75 L 177.65 Indiana State 177.95 L Temple 170.40 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Rhode Island 1. Penn State 185.75 L 2. West Virginia 176.05 3. Temple 173.70 W 4. Rhode Island 173.15 W 5. Massachusetts 169.75 W 6. George Washington 164.75 W 7. Rutgers 147.85 W NCAA Southeast Regional at West Virginia (6 teams) 1. Georgia 186.80; 2. Florida 185.40; 3. North Carolina 180.65; 4. Kentucky 180.40; 5. Maryland 179.50; 6. West Virginia 178.40. 1987 (13-7) Coach Linda Burdette 175.10 at Penn State 179.00 L 170.30 North Carolina State 164.90 W 176.70 Kent State 167.25 W 176.55 North Carolina 175.60 W 174.20 at Maryland 179.00 L 177.90 at Indiana, Pa. 170.20 W 175.35 at Temple 175.90 L Maryland 177.40 L Penn 161.50 W 175.60 at Louisiana State 186.05 L Rhode Island 174.25 W 179.35 at Houston Baptist 160.20 W 183.35 at Florida 190.80 L 181.55 Kentucky 179.25 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Rhode Island 1. Penn State 182.15 L 2. West Virginia 177.25 3. Rhode Island 173.10 W 4. Temple 170.75 W 5. Massachusetts 167.00 W 6. George Washington 161.85 W 7. Rutgers 158.75 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (7 teams) 1. Florida 187.90; 2. Georgia 186.70; 3. West Virginia 182.30; 4. Maryland 181.80; 5. Kentucky 180.05; 6. William & Mary 174.35; 7. Towson 173.15.

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Atlantic 10 Championships at Massachusetts Penn State 187.45 Massachusetts 184.90 West Virginia 183.10 Temple 178.35 W Rutgers 178.15 W George Washington 176.25 Rhode Island 175.55 NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (7 teams) 1. Georgia 193.350; 2. Florida 190.425; 3. Kentucky 188.825; 4. Towson 188.775; 5. West Virginia 186.85; 6. William & Mary 184.45; 7. North Carolina State 183.275.

The 1992 Mountaineers 1988 (16-11) Coach Linda Burdette 175.00 Penn State 176.65 L Maryland 176.25 L Indiana, Pa. 172.70 W 179.00 Towson 180.10 L 176.15 at North Carolina State 159.65 W Radford 169.55 W 178.55 at North Carolina 177.30 W Maryland 182.90 L 173.45 at New Hampshire 176.35 L Michigan State 182.30 L North Carolina 172.85 W 179.30 at Kentucky 182.90 L 179.00 Florida Forfeit W 180.00 at Kent State 182.65 L 176.85 at Penn 171.05 W Temple 173.75 W 175.40 at Auburn 182.30 L North Carolina 179.25 L 177.35 at Georgia College 172.55 W 180.30 Radford 169.90 W 182.95 Pitt 181.50 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Temple 1. Penn State 186.05 L 2. West Virginia 182.30 3. Temple 180.20 W 4. Rhode Island 179.10 W 5. Massachusetts 177.90 W 6. George Washington 177.25 W 7. Rutgers 168.50 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (7 teams) 1. Georgia 189.80; 2. Florida 189.10; 3. Towson 184.00; 4. Kentucky 183.45; 5. Maryland 181.40; 6. West Virginia 181.00; 7. North Carolina 178.00. 1989 (19-10) Coach Linda Burdette 175.75 at Penn State 181.90 at Maryland 181.85 George Washington 183.85 Kentucky 183.95 at William & Mary George Washington 184.35 Kent State 182.80 at Towson Northeastern 183.10 at Florida Oklahoma Minnesota Michigan State Maryland

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184.75 North Carolina 182.60 W 182.65 North Carolina State 180.95 W Indiana, Pa. 181.35 W Temple 180.30 W 185.35 at Louisiana State 189.85 L Maryland 186.95 L North Carolina State 183.05 W 185.35 New Hampshire 184.95 W 184.75 at Pitt 184.45 W Atlantic 10 Championships at George Washington 1. Penn State 186.85 L 2. West Virginia 185.55 3. Temple 184.30 W 4. Massachusetts 180.95 W 5. George Washington 180.30 W 6. Rhode Island 180.25 W 7. Rutgers 178.00 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Kentucky (7 teams) 1. Georgia 193.20; 2. Florida 191.05; 3. Maryland 186.15; 4. Towson 185.05; 5. Kentucky 182.80; 6. North Carolina State 182.30; 7. West Virginia 181.55. 1990 (21-11) Coach Linda Burdette 179.25 Georgia Ohio State Wisconsin Indiana, Pa. 184.10 at North Carolina George Washington 182.15 at Kentucky 182.55 at Kent State 182.90 William & Mary 184.15 Towson 182.60 Bowling Green Iowa Rhode Island 185.45 at Indiana, Pa. 180.15 at Temple Vermont 184.05 at Georgia Utah State Kentucky Brigham Young North Carolina 181.05 at Auburn 185.55 at Utah Oklahoma 186.45 Rutgers 185.40 Pitt

188.05 181.15 178.80 175.50 179.90 178.15 182.10 179.80 182.05 184.65 178.80 177.80 176.80 183.55 179.50 175.85 191.75 186.90 185.40 185.20 184.00 186.65 193.10 185.10 180.40 184.30

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James Madison 187.50 W Northeastern 180.35 W 189.55 Missouri 188.80 W Indiana, Pa. 178.65 W 185.60 at Georgia 196.00 L Michigan 189.30 L 191.10 Michigan State 189.65 W Ohio State 187.30 W 190.00 Temple 183.35 W Pitt 181.25 W 182.50 at UCLA 192.25 L 188.10 at UC Davis 186.55 W Sacramento State 178.40 W 191.40 at Penn State 194.75 L New Hampshire 188.55 W Massachusetts 186.45 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Rhode Island 1. West Virginia 191.90 2. George Washington 189.75 W 3. Temple 189.45 W 4. Massachusetts 189.40 W 5. Rhode Island 189.10 W 6. Rutgers 183.55 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (7 teams) 1. Georgia 196.55; 2. Florida 191.475; 3. Towson 189.075; 4. George Washington 186.875; 5. Kentucky 185.075; 6. West Virginia 184.975; 7. North Carolina State 183.55. 1993 (17-5) Coach Linda Burdette 182.55 at Michigan 188.50 Pitt 181.40 186.25 at Towson 186.15 Massachusetts 183.10 188.85 North Carolina State 185.25 Indiana, Pa. 161.40 191.20 Penn State 190.65 Indiana, Pa. 139.55 188.20 at Kentucky 191.95 Indiana, Pa. 177.05 190.75 at Ohio State 191.55 191.10 George Washington 185.90 188.25 at Georgia 197.55 Penn State 193.15 Massachusetts 186.55 190.00 at Pitt 188.30 Indiana, Pa. 180.30 Atlantic 10 Championships at West Virginia 1. West Virginia 192.70 2. George Washington 190.05 3. Massachusetts 189.25 4. Rhode Island 188.00 5. Temple 183.75 6. Rutgers 182.30 NCAA Southeast Regional at Georgia (7 teams) 1. Georgia 197.50; 2. Florida 194.30; 3. North Carolina State 191.00; 4. Kentucky 190.80; 5. Towson 190.50; 6. West Virginia 190.25; 7. George Washington 189.35. 1994 (18-5) Coach Linda Burdette 186.75 Michigan Pitt 188.375 New Hampshire at Penn State Minnesota 186.775 Towson

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1996 (17-9) Coach Linda Burdette 190.725 at Michigan 194.75 L Pitt 187.3 W 188.6 Georgia # 195.4 L Kentucky # 188.525 W Louisiana State # 189.025 L 189.375 at Oregon State 194.075 L 193.7 Temple 188.775 W 194.4 Kentucky 192.825 W 192.425 at Rhode Island 188.2 W 191.225 at Utah State 192.025 L UC Davis 185.125 W 192.35 at California 193.925 L Ball State 190.925 W Boise State 191.15 W UC Santa Barbara 187.25 W Michigan State 193.575 L 191.775 at Penn State 192.875 L Nebraska 194.15 L 194.85 Rutgers 188.35 W # - Bahamas Sunshine Cup at Nassau, Bahamas EAGL Championship at West Virginia 1. West Virginia 194.6 2. Towson 193.725 W 3. North Carolina State 192.3 W 4. Maryland 192.15 W 5. New Hampshire 191.7 W 6. North Carolina 189.3 W 7. Pitt 189.15 W 8. Rutgers 188.0 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (7 teams) 1. Georgia 196.95; 2. Florida 195.375; 3. Kentucky 193.925; 4. Towson 192.65; 5t. West Virginia 191.875; 5t. North Carolina State 191.875; 7. Maryland 189.9. 1997 (22-3) Coach Linda Burdette 193.45 Michigan 191.85 W Towson 190.2 W 195.275 Pitt 190.0 W 194.7 Penn State 192.45 W 194.8 at New Hampshire 192.25 W Michigan State 191.425 W Temple 185.975 W 194.275 at Temple 189.45 W 197.35 Rhode Island 192.45 W 193.775 at Auburn 191.875 W Louisiana State 196.35 L Michigan State 191.625 W 192.525 at Alabama 196.85 L Michigan State 193.75 L Southeast Missouri State 191.65 W 195.925 George Washington 192.575 W Massachusetts 192.525 W Rutgers 191.075 W EAGL Championship at North Carolina State 1. West Virginia 196.0 2. North Carolina State 195.1 W 3. New Hampshire 193.1 W 4. Pitt 192.85 W 5. North Carolina 192.325 W 6. Towson 192.1 W 7. Maryland 191.775 W 8. Rutgers 190.05 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Kentucky (7 teams) 1. Florida 195.75; 2. Georgia 195.725; 3. West Virginia 193.15; 4. North Carolina State 192.9; 5. Kentucky 192.875; 6. Towson 192.85; 7. George Washington 189.575.

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The 1997 Mountaineers 1998 (23-4) Coach Linda Burdette 190.6 at George Washington 184.55 W 192.025 at Pitt 187.875 W 195.725 New Hampshire 192.225 W 192.675 at Towson 191.675 W Temple 180.45 W 192.6 Temple 186.175 W 194.925 Auburn 190.725 W Maryland 190.125 W Radford 186.6 W 195.3 at Massachusetts 193.075 W M.I.T. 174.4 W 192.925 at Penn State 195.725 L Arizona 194.475 L Temple 186.775 W 190.6 at Arizona State 195.875 L Ball State 184.325 W Central Michigan 192.8 L 195.65 Michigan State 194.275 W 196.0 George Washington 192.525 W Rutgers 190.325 W EAGL Championship at Rutgers 1. West Virginia 195.5 2. New Hampshire 193.85 W 3. North Carolina State 193.825 W 4. Maryland 192.675 W 5. Towson 192.45 W 6. Pitt 192.225 W 7. North Carolina 190.975 W 8. Rutgers 190.875 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Georgia (7 teams) 1. Georgia 198.575; 2. Florida 197.075; 3. North Carolina State 195.125; 4. West Virginia 194.8; 5. Kentucky 192.15; 6. George Washington 190.45; 7. Maryland 190.1. 1999 (19-7) Coach Linda Burdette 188.45 vs. SE Missouri St # 195.375 Pitt

184.375 W 191.325 W

Temple 184.600 W Towson 190.350 W 195.000 Kentucky 192.575 W Ohio State 192.350 W Rutgers 191.550 W 193.1 at Maryland 195.175 L Temple 183.15 W 195.175 Minnesota 192.425 W North Carolina State 193.200 W 193.65 at Rutgers 192.325 W Temple 187.675 W Ursinus 177.450 W 193.925 George Washington 193.575 W 189.875 at Minnesota 194.375 L 195.400 Maryland 193.100 W Ball State 191.625 W Rutgers 191.425 W # - at Maui Invitational EAGL Championship at Maryland 1. North Carolina State 196.050 L 2. Maryland 195.475 L 3. New Hampshire 194.800 L 4. North Carolina 194.675 L 5. Towson 194.325 L 6. West Virginia 194.100 7. Pitt 192.85 W 8. Rutgers 192.375 W NCAA Region 6 Championships at WVU (6 teams) 1. Alabama 196.625; 2. West Virginia 195.275; 3. North Carolina State 194.900; 4. Maryland 194.125; 5. Ohio State 193.050; 6. Towson 192.850. NCAA National Championship at Salt Lake City, Utah (12 teams) 1. Georgia 196.850; 2. Michigan 196.550; 3. Alabama 195.950; 4. Arizona State 195.900; 5. UCLA 195.850; 6. Nebraska 194.800; 7. Utah 195.475; 8. Penn State 194.775; 9. Louisiana State 194.475; 10. Florida 194.000; 11. Stanford 194.000; 12. West Virginia 191.850.

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WVU’s 2000 team 2000 (19-10) Coach Linda Burdette Ball State Cardinal Classic 190.825 at Ball State 193.475 L Illinois-Chicago 190.425 W Illinois 188.300 W Wisconsin-Oshkosh 175.800 W 193.850 Ohio State 193.950 L Rhode Island 185.225 W 194.675 at Towson 194.175 W 196.275 UMass 190.175 W Radford 187.675 W N.C. State Hearts Invitational 194.450 at N.C. State 196.225 L Rhode Island 191.450 W William & Mary 190.700 W Radford 189.000 W 195.625 at Penn State 195.85 L Boise State 193.375 W Nebraska Masters Classic 195.475 at Nebraska 196.775 L Southern Utah 193.075 W Utah State 192.750 W 196.475 Arizona State 195.300 W 194.525 at Kentucky 195.525 L 197.275 George Washington 194.375 W Rutgers 193.900 W EAGL Championship at Pitt 1. North Carolina State 196.000 L 2. Pitt 195.275 L 3. Maryland 195.050 L 4. Towson 195.025 L 5. West Virginia 194.700 6. New Hampshire 194.550 W 7. North Carolina 194.475 W 8. Rutgers 191.800 W NCAA Region 2 Championship at Minnesota (6 teams) 1. Utah 196.325; 2. West Virginia 195.475; 3. Denver 195.450; 4. Minnesota 194.750; 5. Utah State 192.950; 6. Southern Utah 191.800.

2001 (21-3) Coach Linda Burdette 192.375 at Pitt 188.900 W Brown 183.450 W 193.325 Rutgers 189.025 W 195.175 Kent State 193.750 W Towson 193.275 W 194.400 at Massachusetts 191.925 W 195.250 at Rhode Island 193.250 W New Hampshire 194.650 W Yale 192.300 W 196.600 Nebraska 197.050 L Penn State 194.925 W James Madison 190.100 W 194.750 William & Mary 189.800 W 195.200 at Ohio State 197.075 L 196.075 George Washington 194.025 W 197.150 at Kent State 196.300 W 193.675 at Michigan 197.575 L EAGL Championship at North Carolina 1. West Virginia 196.375 2. Maryland 195.875 W 3. Towson 194.600 W 4. New Hampshire 194.375 W 5. North Carolina 193.325 W 6. North Carolina State 193.275 W 7. Rutgers 191.825 W 8. Pitt 191.025 W NCAA North Central Regional at Utah (6 teams) 1. Utah 194.075; 2. Denver 193.900; 3. Iowa State 193.375; 4. West Virginia 192.400; 5. Utah State 191.200; 6. Air Force 190.200. 2002 (25-8) Coach Linda Burdette 189.925 at Michigan State Iowa State Western Michigan 195.2 Pitt Rutgers 192.6 at Towson

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194.65 L 195.175 L 188.025 W 190.95 W 191.95 W 192.0 W

195.125 Kentucky 193.925 W Massachusetts 193.225 W George Washington 189.65 W 194.4 Kent State 193.775 W Maryland 193.875 W James Madison 187.55 W 195.975 Michigan 196.1 L 194.75 at Nebraska 197.15 L Arizona State 194.6 W Ohio State 193.6 W 193.075 at New Hampshire 195.275 L Pitt 192.575 W Yale 192.1 W 194.55 Central Michigan 194.475 W 196.425 at Penn State 192.75 W EAGL Championship at Towson 1. North Carolina 196.425 L 2. West Virginia 196.025 3. Maryland 194.825 W 4. North Carolina State 194.725 W 5. New Hampshire 194.375 W 6. Pitt 194.275 W 7. Rutgers 192.7 W 8. Towson 192.35 W NCAA Southeast Regional at West Virginia (6 teams) 1. Alabama 197.9; 2. Minnesota 196.05; 3. West Virginia 194.85; 4. North Carolina 194.825; 5. Kentucky 194.225; 6. Michigan State 193.15. 2003 (15-12) Coach Linda Burdette 193.975 at Pitt 190.95 W Ball State 192.825 W Kent State 193.825 W 192.275 at Central Michigan 193.725 L 194.775 Eastern Michigan 192.2 W 195.225 at Michigan 195.4 L Kent State 194.925 W 192.975 at Maryland 193.775 L 194.9 Penn State 195.45 L Rutgers 192.4 W 195.15 George Washington 195.175 L 191.9 at Rhode Island 190.475 W Temple 187.625 W 196.8 Arkansas 195.15 W 195.075 Florida 197.125 L New Hampshire 193.925 W Yale 191.5 W Cornell 189.725 W 194.4 at Denver 195.325 L Arizona 193.6 W EAGL Championship at New Hampshire 1. New Hampshire 196.75 L 2. North Carolina State 196.675 L 3. North Carolina 196.025 L 4. Maryland 195.775 L Towson 195.775 L 6. West Virginia 195.65 7. Pitt 193.975 W 8. Rutgers 193.025 W 2004 (20-6-1) Coach Linda Burdette 192.775 at Arkansas vs. Minnesota vs. Illinois-Chicago 196.25 North Carolina State Ohio State 195.3 Pitt

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Denver 192.675 W 195.25 at Penn State 195.675 L vs. Rhode Island 189.325 W vs. Yale 189.25 W 196.725 Cornell 191.975 W 196.375 Michigan 196.2 W Maryland 194.95 W 195.975 at Michigan State 196.775 L vs. Ohio State 194.8 W 195.3 at North Carolina State 196.95 L vs. North Carolina 197.025 L 197.4 at Pitt 196.525 W vs. James Madison 191.7 W 197.3 Bowling Green 193.375 W EAGL Championship at Pitt 1. West Virginia 197.050 2. North Carolina 196.725 3. North Carolina State 196.600 4. Pitt 196.050 5. Maryland 196.025 6. New Hampshire 195.950 7. Towson 194.650 8. Rutgers 192.475 NCAA Southeast Regional at NC State (6 teams) 1. UCLA 197.325; 2. Nebraska 196.375; 3. North Carolina 196.350; 4. West Virginia 195.275; 5. Maryland 194.575; 6. North Carolina State 194.375. 2005 (17-7-1) Coach Linda Burdette 190.525 at Kent State 190.875 L 192.925 at Pitt 185.5 W 192.1 North Carolina 192.2 L 195.875 Southern Utah 194.7 W 195.425 Penn State 196.65 L Ball State 190.975 W 193.125 at Michigan 196.95 L 193.55 at Cornell 189.625 W 193.15 at Rutgers 192.525 W vs. Bridgeport 185.725 W 194.6 Auburn 194.9 L Michigan State 193.675 W Kent State 193.725 W 194.925 Pitt 193.35 W 194.85 at Eastern Michigan 194.175 W vs. Kent State 192.975 W vs. Southern Utah 193.9 W 194.55 at North Carolina State 195.325 L EAGL Championship at North Carolina State 1. North Carolina 195.975 2. West Virginia 195.200 2. Maryland 195.200 4. North Carolina State 194.975 5. George Washington 194.2 6. New Hampshire 193.25 7. Rutgers 192.625 8. Pitt 191.1 NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (6 teams) 1.Florida 196.575; 2. Georgia 195.15; 3. Denver 194.075; 3. North Carolina 194.075; 5. West Virginia 193.675; 6. North Carolina State 193.575. 2006 (22-8) Coach Linda Burdette 188.125 at Auburn 190.675 at Penn State Michigan Cornell

195.3 L 194.4 L 194.825 L 181.175 W

192.55 North Carolina State 191.1 W 195.1 Ohio State 194.5 W Iowa 192.25 W George Washington 190.975 W 194.2 at Florida 196.95 L Arkansas 194.025 W North Carolina 193.125 W 193.625 at Southern Utah 194.7 L 194.9 New Hampshire 190.875 W William & Mary 184.65 W 194.075 at North Carolina 193.375 L Pitt 193.5 W Penn 185.7 W 194.875 at Pitt 193.325 W James Madison 185.7 W 194.45 California 191.0 W Pitt 188.7 W 194.625 Rutgers 190.225 W Temple 186.175 W EAGL Championship at Rutgers 1. North Carolina 195.325 L 2. North Carolina State 195.075 L 3. West Virginia 194.9 4. New Hampshire 194.45 W 5. Maryland 194.175 W 6. George Washington 193.175 W 7. Rutgers 191.425 W 8. Pitt 190.225 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Georgia (6 teams) 1. Georgia 197.425; 2. Nebraska 196.35; 3. Missouri 195.325; 4. North Carolina 194.3; t5. West Virginia 193.925; t5. NC State 193.925. 2007 (28-9) Coach Linda Burdette 194.800 Michigan James Madison 193.150 at Pitt Maryland Michigan State

194.850 L 182.475 W 190.725 W 189.375 W 192.150 W

192.875 at Kentucky 193.775 L North Carolina 191.950 W Maryland 191.550 W 194.625 Penn State 195.625 L Wilson College 147.700 W George Washington 191.375 W Kent State 192.275 W 193.075 at New Hampshire 193.925 L Michigan State 194.000 L Brown 184.500 W 194.700 at N.C. State 194.600 W William & Mary 186.225 W George Washington 191.175 W Nebraska 196.975 L 194.875 Michigan State 194.275 W 194.325 at Ohio State 195.825 Kentucky 194.150 W George Washington 189.550 W 194.300 at Arkansas 196.250 L Pitt 193.350 W New Hampshire 192.650 W 195.275 Rutgers 190.225 W Temple 189.975 W Yale 186.925 W 194.650 at Minnesota 194.625 W EAGL Championship at Maryland 1. NC State 195.475 L 2. West Virginia 195.300 W 3. North Carolina 194.925 W 4. Pitt 194.150 W 5. George Washington 192.775 W 6. Rutgers 192.600 W 7. New Hampshire 191.525 W 8. Maryland 191.175 W NCAA Southeast Regional at West Virginia (6 teams) 1. UCLA 195.975; 2. LSU 195.950; 3. West Virginia 194.775; 4. Auburn 193.950; 5. NC State 193.950; 6. North Carolina 193.875.

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2008 (23-8) Coach Linda Burdette 192.125 Oklahoma 195.175 L Iowa 192.875 L Wisconsin-Whitewater 181.550 W 190.300 at Michigan 196.075 L Arkansas 195.250 L 193.050 at Maryland 192.550 W 192.700 Oklahoma 196.550 L George Washington 192.050 W William & Mary 187.425 W 195.150 at Penn State 193.375 W 192.750 at LSU 197.050 L Auburn 195.475 L 195.275 North Carolina 195.075 W 193.925 at Rutgers 189.900 W URI 189.900 W Bridgeport 187.625 W Ursinus 185.250 W 194.025 at Pitt 191.975 W 194.550 at George Washington 192.650 W Maryland 192.500 W 196.175 Minnesota 195.375 W New Hampshire 193.400 W Rutgers 188.575 W 194.025 Ohio State 194.775 L EAGL Championship at West Virginia 1. West Virginia 196.050 2. NC State 195.475 W 3. New Hampshire 194.550 W 4. North Carolina 193.950 W 5. Maryland 193.375 W 6. Pitt 193.175 W 7. George Washington 192.975 W 8. Rutgers 189.025 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Florida (6 teams) 1. Florida 197.525; UCLA 196.625; 3. Nebraska 196.100; 4. West Virginia 194.825; 5. NC State 193.825; 6. North Carolina 191.825 2009 (15-8) Coach Linda Burdette 194.075 at Georgia 193.700 at Michigan State Iowa Illinois State 194.775 Pitt 193.925 Maryland George Washington Rutgers 195.125 at George Washington 195.650 Temple 195.250 at Oklahoma Missouri Brown 195.425 Kentucky 195.925 Penn State 194.925 at Iowa State EAGL Championship at NC State 1. NC State 2. West Virginia 3. North Carolina 4. Pitt 5. New Hampshire 6. Maryland 7. George Washington 8. Rutgers

NCAA Southeast Regional at NC State (6 teams) 1. Georgia 197.700; 2. Penn State 195.800; 3. Nebraska 195.450; 4. West Virginia 194.225; 5. North Carolina 194.125; NC State 193.800

NCAA Southeast Regional at West Virginia (6 teams) 1. Stanford (196.775); 2. Michigan (195.8); 3. Southern Utah (195.325); 4. West Virginia (195.1); 5. Kent State (194.825); 6. NC State (193.425)

2010 (19-9) Coach Linda Burdette-Good 191.225 at Michigan State 193.925 L Penn State 193.9 L Western Michigan 189.525 W 192.425 at Pitt 190.55 W Kent State 190.825 W 194.0 NC State 193.225 W Maryland 193.0 W George Washington 188.65 W 194.6 at Maryland 193.925 W Denver 192.85 W Rutgers 190.55 W 194.475 Michigan 196.4 L William & Mary 187.725 W 195.65 Ohio State 192.8 W 194.925 at Penn State 195.95 L 192.975 at Nebraska 196.425 L Arizona 194.75 L Denver 194.175 L 194.725 Bowling Green 191.55 W 193.775 at North Carolina 193.0 W 194.725 Bridgeport 190.85 W EAGL Championship at New Hampshire 1. North Carolina 196.025 L 2. NC State 195.7 L 3. West Virginia 195.075 4. New Hampshire 194.7 W 5. Pitt 194.4 W 6. Maryland 194.2 W 7. George Washington 193.575 W 8. Rutgers 187.65 W

2011 (13-10) Coach Linda Burdette-Good 194.5 at Cancun Classic vs. Missouri 191.575 W 194.0 Michigan State 192.575 W 192.125 at Georgia 196.725 L 194.475 at NC State 194.55 L 194.075 Pitt 189.025 W Rutgers 191.15 W 194.05 at Penn State 195.55 L Pitt 193.475 W Bridgeport 192.25 W 195.1 at Ohio State 195.6 L 195.225 Florida 196.875 L New Hampshire 194.4 W George Washington 193.05 W 195.725 North Carolina 194.325 W 194.925 at Arkansas 196.525 L 195.025 Penn State 195.825 L EAGL Championship at George Washington 1. North Carolina 195.3 L 2. New Hampshire 195.175 L 3. Maryland 195.025 L 4. West Virginia 193.725 5. Rutgers 193.625 W 6. NC State 193.45 W 7. Pitt 192.875 W 8. George Washington 192.575 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Georgia (6 teams) 1. UCLA (197.425); 2. Georgia (196.75); 3. LSU (195.35); 4. NC State (194.75); 5. Maryland (193.2); 6. West Virginia (192.5)

195.425 L 194.200 L 194.350 L 190.700 W 192.700 W 194.475 L 191.775 W 187.950 W 193.150 W 191.625 W 196.375 L 196.225 L 185.950 W 194.650 W 196.225 L 194.900 W 195.700 L 195.500 194.825 W 194.675 W 194.650 W 194.525 W 193.050 W 189.125 W The 2011 Mountaineers

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Record Book [ series records ]

First

Last

First

Last

Opponent

W-L-T

Met

Met

Opponent

W-L-T

Met

Met

Alabama

0-4-0

1982

2002

Miami, Ohio

2-0-0

1976

1981

Arizona

2-2-0

1994

2010

Michigan

4-15-0

1980

2010

Arizona State

2-1-0

1998

2002

Michigan State

11-10-1

1982

2011

Arkansas

3-3-0

2003

2011

Minnesota

5-5-0

1986

2008

Auburn

3-6-0

1986

2008

Missouri

3-2-0

1991

2011

Ball State

7-1-0

1981

2005

Nebraska

1-9-0

1983

2010

Boise State

2-0-0

1996

2000

New Hampshire

25-8-0

1981

2011

Bowling Green

7-5-0

1977

2010

New Mexico

1-0-0

1983

1983

Bridgeport (Conn.)

3-0-0

2005

2010

North Carolina

26-15-0

1979

2011

Brigham Young

0-1-0

1990

1990

N.C. State

23-13-0

1982

2011

Brown

3-0-0

2001

2009

Northeastern

3-0-0

1989

1994

California

1-1-0

1996

2006

Northern Illinois

1-0-0

1994

1994

UC Davis

2-0-0

1992

1996

Notre Dame

1-0-0

1981

1981

UC Santa Barbara

1-0-0

1996

1996

Ohio State

11-15-0

1976

2011

Clarion

8-4-0

1977

1986

Oklahoma

1-5-0

1989

2009

Centenary

1-0-0

1995

1995

Oklahoma State

1-0-0

1985

1985

Central Michigan

1-2-0

1998

2003

Oregon State

0-2-0

1995

1996

Cornell

4-0-0

2003

2006

Penn

9-0-0

1980

2006

Denver

3-2-0

1991

2010

Penn State

6-35-0

1979

2011

Duke

3-0-0

1982

1983

Pitt

51-12-2

1974

2011

Eastern Kentucky

2-1-0

1976

1981

Radford

6-0-0

1985

2000

Eastern Michigan

4-0-0

1982

2005

Rhode Island

25-0-0

1981

2008

Fairmont State

6-0-0

1974

1975

Rutgers

50-0-0

1983

2011

Florida

2-11-0

1982

2011

Sacramento State

1-0-0

1992

1992

Franklin & Marshall

2-0-0

1975

1977

Slippery Rock

8-5-0

1974

1986

Frostburg State

12-0-0

1974

1982

Southeast Missouri State

2-0-0

1997

1999

Georgetown

1-0-0

1980

1980

Southern Illinois

2-0-0

1982

1982

George Washington

41-1-0

1983

2011

Southern Utah

3-1-0

2000

2006

Georgia

0-7-0

1990

2011

Springfield

0-1-0

1979

1979

Georgia College

1-0-0

1988

1988

SUNY Brockport

1-1-0

1974

1975

Houston Baptist

1-0-0

1987

1987

Temple

40-1-0

1980

2007

Illinois

1-0-0

2000

2000

Texas Woman’s University

1-0-0

1994

1994

Illinois Chicago

3-0-0

1980

2004

Towson

16-10-0

1976

2004

Illinois State

1-0-0

2009

2009

UCLA

0-1-0

1992

1992

Indiana, Pa.

25-1-0

1975

1994

Ursinus

2-0-0

1999

2008

Indiana State

0-1-0

1986

1986

Utah

0-1-0

1990

1990

Iowa

2-2-0

1990

2009

Utah State

1-2-0

1990

2000

Iowa State

1-1-0

2002

2009

Vermont

1-0-0

1990

1990

Jacksonville State

1-0-0

1983

1983

Western Michigan

1-0-0

2010

2010

James Madison

19-0-0

1979

2007

William & Mary

13-0-0

1978

2010

Kent State

21-9-0

1975

2010

Wilson

1-0-0

2007

2007

Kentucky

15-6-0

1982

2009

Wisconsin

2-0-0

1990

1991

LSU

0-6-0

1987

1998

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

1-0-0

2000

2000

Maryland

32-14-1

1980

2011

Wisconsin-Whitewater

1-0-0

2008

2008

Maryland Baltimore County

1-0-0

1978

1978

Yale

5-0-0

2001

2007

Massachusetts

22-3-0

1981

2002

Youngstown State

7-2-0

1975

1983

MIT

1-0-0

1998

1998

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[ championship appearances ] 1982 AIAW CHAMPIONSHIPS

1995 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Led by an unheralded freshman from Fairmont, W.Va., named Shari

Retton, the 1982 gymnastics team surprised the country by finishing third

at the AIAW championships in Memphis, Tenn. Coach Linda Burdette’s

tics team took the step to the next level with an at large bid to the 1995

Mountaineers, at the University’s first ever national championships,

NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. The senior led group found the right

finished behind first place Florida and runner up Alabama, and ahead

mix of talent, desire, experience and coaching and put it all together when

of national powers Georgia, Ohio State, Brigham Young and Washington

it counted - at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

State, among others.

were set or tied throughout the course of the year, while five individual

Retton captured First Team All America honors on the vault, uneven

After years of being on the outside looking in, the 1995 WVU gymnas-

In fact, the whole season was something magical. Ten team records

parallel bars, floor exercise and the all around.

marks were reached. The 15 6 Mountaineers won their fourth straight

WVU qualified for the championships by winning the EAIAW Regional

Atlantic 10 title and Karla Hairston and Kristin Quackenbush were named

at Clarion State. The Mountaineers scored 139.25 points to edge Yale’s

Atlantic 10 Gymnasts of the Year, while Umme Salim garnered A10 Fresh-

138.35. That title is still WVU’s only regional championship.

man of the Year honors.

The 1982 season saw 18 wins against seven losses. The biggest win

Coach Linda Burdette was named NCAA Southeast Regional Coach

of the season was a 142.30 142.10 victory against eventual national

of the Year. Freshman Adriana Manago earned NACGC/W scholastic All

champion Florida, a meet that WVU won on the last gymnast of the last

America status, while WVU’s first ever trip to the NCAA Championships was

rotation. The 142.30 points was a school record at the time. Also during

highlighted by Quackenbush, the talented sophomore all arounder who

the 1982 season, West Virginia beat Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina,

earned second team All America honors on the floor exercise.

North Carolina State, Maryland and Pitt.

of WVU’s three seniors, Liz Byrnes, Jenni Kaye and Shannon Migli, all of

A side note to the season were Retton’s ties to the athletic world. Her

The most rewarding accomplishment of the 1995 season was that

younger sister, Mary Lou, went on to become an Olympic Gold Medalist.

whom overcame injuries that plagued them their first three years in Mor-

Her father, Ronnie, played basketball for the Mountaineers from 1957 59.

gantown to become major contributors in WVU’s run to the championships.

After winning four letters and graduating, Retton later married Mike

Timko, a former Mountaineer quarterback (1985 87).

right): front row: Allison Poteet and Lauren Schneider; second row: Salim,

Angel Ricciulli, Hairston and Manago; third row: Kaye, Byrnes and Migli;

The 1982 season was WVU’s last year in the AIAW after a nine year

association. The Mountaineers began NCAA competition with the 1983

Pictured here are the members of WVU’s 1995 NCAA team (left to

fourth row: Kristen Fearney, Quackenbush and Leigh Miller.

season.

1999 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

What appeared initially as a tragedy for the 1999

West Virginia gymnastics team was actually an awakening. The Mountaineers had attained a 17-2 record prior to the East Atlantic Gymnastics League meet and entered the meet as one of only three schools from the EAGL ranked in the Top 25. For the first time since the inception of the EAGL in 1996, the Mountaineers failed to win the EAGL crown in 1999.

But, despite finishing an uncharacteristic sixth at the

EAGL Championships at Maryland, the Mountaineers couldn=t have scripted a more opportune time to amend that setback, regroup, and really let their true colors show than at the NCAA Regionals before the home crowd.

West Virginia hosted the NCAA Region 6 Champion-

ships at the WVU Coliseum, which assembled five of the top 25 teams in the country, including No. 2 Alabama. The Mountaineers showcased their most brilliant talent at this meet and attained a 195.275 team score, placing them second in their region behind Alabama and qualifying them for their second WVU’s 1995 NCAA squad

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Although the Mountaineers placed 12th at the

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NCAA Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah, coach Linda Burdette had plenty of reasons to be proud of her squad. Five WVU gymnasts earned all-EAGL notice and for the fourth-straight season, the Mountaineers were undefeated in the Coliseum in regular season competition. One of the most significant of those wins came on February 20, when the Mountaineers defeated Minnesota and North Carolina State, giving Burdette the 400th and 401st victories of her career. She became the fourth coach in school history to reach that milestone.

Senior Nikki West punctuated her stellar vault-

ing career with two more perfect 10.0s in 1999. West scored five 10.0s on vault, tying her with former WVU gymnast Kristin Quakenbush for the most perfect scores in school history.

Pictured below are members of WVU’s 1999

NCAA team (left to right): First Row: Nikki West and Debora Santiago; Second Row: Jaime Hill and Jessica Rohm; Third Row: Christen Simpson, Kristen Macrie and Kelly Foley; Fourth Row: Shirley

The 1999 Mountaineers

Lee and Danielle Lilly; Fifth Row: Allison Pratus, Rebecca Slobig, Shannon Cox, Allison Gaidish and Jessica Nonnemacher.

2000 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

From the very start those around the 2000 gymnastics team knew this

team would be a special one. Focused around some exciting newcomers and perhaps the most storied senior class in school history the Mountaineers were destined to rewrite the WVU record book.

West Virginia posted a 19-10 record and established four of the top

10 team scores in school history, including three of the top four. The Mountaineers also set school event records on the vault and beam and tied the school mark on bars. But despite its record-setting season, WVU struggled at the EAGL Championships, finishing a disappointing fifth.

With a sour taste in their mouths the 2000 Mountaineers were deter-

mined to do what no other WVU team had done before - earn a trip to the NCAA Championships for a second straight season.

To do that West Virginia had to finish in the top two slots at the Region

2 Championship meet in Minneapolis, Minn. Not an easy task considering the competition, which included No. 3 Utah and Top 25 teams Denver and Minnesota.

The Mountaineers, largely behind the efforts of seniors Kelly Foley

and Danielle Lilly, managed to scrap and claw their way to a second place finish. West Virginia proved its shaky performance at the EAGL meet to be

Although the Mountaineers finished in 12th place the 2000 season

stands out as one where WVU showed tremendous determination and heart.

The individual talent was amazing, but it was how the 2000 Mountain-

eers jelled together that made the West Virginia coaching staff the proudest.

Sophomore Kristen Macrie proved to be the heart and soul of the team

and was WVU’s most consistent gymnast throughout the year. Despite not leading the team in any individual event, Macrie=s consistency was her calling card for the season.

The freshman class, which was called Athe best recruiting class ever,@

by coaches in the preseason, lived up to its billing with TeShawne Jackson and Dinorh Boyd turning in numerous top five finishes, while Amanda Halovanic found her niche for the Mountaineers on vault and floor.

But the 2000 season will forever be linked to its senior class of Foley,

Lilly, Shirley Lee and Jessica Nonnemacher. Foley and Lilly provided much of the leadership, with each enjoying her finest season as a Mountaineer. Lee saw her season cut short at the midway point, but her early season performances provided the underclassmen with the opportunity to find their stride. One of the lasting images of the 2000 season will be of Nonnemacher, who despite being told by doctors in 1998 that her career was over, returned to compete on bars.

an aberration by simply being more consistent than the opposition and earning a trip to the NCAA Championship in Boise, Idaho.

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Record Book [ shari retton ]

A four-year letterwinner, Retton, just a freshman, helped the 10th-seed-

ed Mountaineers finish third at those national championships, while she posted a third place individual finish in the all-around (36.30). Two-time team captain, Retton went on to earn a number of accolades, including NCAA regional balance beam champion, Most Valuable Gymnast and Atlantic 10 Senior of the Year. WVU qualified for the NCAA regionals each year during her career. She was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.

The daughter of Ronnie Retton, who captained WVU’s 1959 NCAA

runner-up basketball team, the Fairmont, W.Va., native is the older sister of Olympic champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton; their brother Ron played baseball at WVU. Married to former WVU quarterback Mike Timko, Shari currently lives in Houston, Pa.

Shari Retton Timko was WVU’s first women’s sports All-American,

earning first-team honors in the all-around, floor exercise, uneven bars and vault at the 1982 AIAW national gymnastics championships in Memphis.

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[ kristin quackenbush ] 1996 Joseph Medrick Award Winner 1996 Team Captain University Records Vault - 10.00, set in 1994 as a freshman and tied as a senior Uneven Bars - 9.9, set in 1997 as a senior* Balance Beam - 9.9, set in 1995 as a sophomore*

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Floor Exercise - 10.00, set in 1996 as a junior, and tied twice as a senior All-Around - 39.6, set in 1997 as a senior* *Record was later broken Other School Records: WVU’s first-ever AAI American Award winner Six All-American awards Five perfect 10s Two 10s in the same meet (March 15, 1997) Qualified for three straight NCAA Championships Highest finish at the NCAA Championships (third on vault, 1996) First two-time Red Brown Cup winner Academic Honors National Honors 1997 AAI American Award Winner (national collegiate gymnast of the year) 1997 NCAA Woman of the Year for West Virginia 1996 NCAA First team All-American - vault 1996 NCAA Second team All-American - floor & all-around 1995 NCAA Second team All-American - floor

1997 NACGC Scholastic All-American 1997 EAGL All-Academic 1996 NACGC Scholastic All-American 1996 EAGL All-Academic 1995-97 Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll Also on the WVU Dean’s List and President’s List

1994 NCAA Second team All-American - floor & vault Conference Honors 1997 EAGL Gymnast of the Year -unanimous 1997 EAGL Outstanding Senior of the Year 1997 EAGL floor & all-around champion 1997 EAGL first team - vault, bars, beam, floor & all-around 1997 EAGL Gymnast of the Week, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 & March 18 1996 EAGL vault & all-around champion 1996 EAGL first team - vault, bars, floor & all-around 1996 EAGL Gymnast of the Week, March 25 1995 Atlantic 10 Gymnast of the Year 1995 Atlantic 10 beam & all-around champion 1994 Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year 1994 Atlantic 10 vault, floor & all-around champion University Honors 1997 Red Brown Cup winner 1997 WVU Most Valuable Gymnast 1997 Joseph Medrick Award Winner 1997 John Quackenbush Award Winner 1997 Team Captain 1996 Red Brown Cup winner 1996 WVU Most Valuable Gymnast

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Record Book [ janáe cox ]

Captain both sophomore and junior years Just the second WVU gymnast to enter collegiate action as a Level 10 champion (Kristin Quakenbush) Team Awards 2007 Red Brown Cup award 4 times Joseph Medrick Award (team’s highest all-around average) 3 times Most Valuable Gymnast Academic honors 2007 ESPN/CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-America 4-time Academic all-EAGL 4-time NACGC Scholastic All-America Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll Career highs Vault 9.95 Bars 9.925 Beam 9.925 Floor 9.95 All-Around 39.675* * school record National Honors NCAA First team All-American on floor (1st since 2000, 3rd first team member ever) Three-time individual national qualifier in the all-around (only 2nd Mountaineer to do that) Took 13th on floor at 2007 nationals Conference Honors 2007 Gymnast of Year 2007 Most Outstanding Senior Gymnast 11 times the EAGL Gymnast of the Week 17 First Team All-EAGL honors 2007 First Team vault, bars, beam, floor, all-around 2006 First Team vault, bars, beam, floor, all-around 2005 EAGL All-Around champion 2005 EAGL Balance Beam champion 2005 First Team all-around, beam, floor 2005 Second Team bars 2004 Rookie of the Year 2004 EAGL Vault Champion 2004 First Team Vault, Bars, Beam, All-Around 2004 Second Team Floor Where she ranks at WVU All-time leading scorer First 2,000 point scorer Most all-arounds competed (50) 37 scores of 39.0 or better in all-around Third in career 9.9 scores with 33 Second in career meets competed with 55 Holds top two all-around scores in WVU history 14th gymnast to qualifiy for NCAAs as an individual, 11th as an all-around

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Janáe Cox’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA 2004 13 13 2005 14 13 2006 13 10 2007 15 14 Totals 55 50

EAGL Champ., 3/20/04 Bowling Green, 3/13/04 at Pitt, 3/9/04 EAGL Champ. 3/25/05 EAGL Champ., 3/20/04 Bowling Green, 3/13/04 Bowling Green, 3/13/04

Total Points 511.475 535.75 466.625 556.8 2,070.65

Record Book [ letterwinners ]

-F-

Tynisha Dennis

Hailey Fairchild Kelly Foley Beth Foltz Bev Fry Muffy Fuller Jan Funderburk

2010 1997-98-99-00C 1988-89-90-91C 1985-86-87C 1986 1983-84C-85C

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-GCyndi Gacek Allison Gaidish Jaime Gold Cheryl Goldenfield Chelsea Goldschrafe

1988C-89C 1998-99-00-01C 2005-06-07-08 2004-05-06-07 2010-11 -H-

-AShani Andrews Nettie Angotti Randi Aronson

-D2003 1981-82 1982

-BBecky Bailey Cara Bailey Jodi Barnes Jessica Bartgis Tanya Barton Susan Biddle Amy Bieski Lisa Bietler Jackie Blair Shauna Boston Amie Bouchier Dinorh Boyd Makenzie Bristol Aimee Brown Elizabeth Byrnes

1974 1994 1996-97-98 2001, 2003-04-05 1986 1977 2008-09-10C-11 1977-78 1983 1984-85-86-87C 2004, 2006-07 2000-01-02-03 2011 2004-05-06 1992-93-94-95

Michelle David Dana Davis Andrea DeFelice Tynisha Dennis Casey DePerro Alyssa DeSantis Christy DeVoe Mary Dickson Mary Beth Dodson Donna Donati Emily Duryea

1989 1975-76-77C-78C 1987-88C-89C-90C 2004-05-06-07 2003-04 2003-04-05-06 1989 1974-75 1978-79-80-81 1979-80-81-82C 2001-02-03-04

Karla Hairston Amanda Halovanic Rachel Hardin Arlene Hathaway Barb Hegedus Jaime Hill Dainty Mae Hiser Mary Hooper Angela Hunter Melcina Hunter

1993-94-95C-96C 2000-01-02C-03C 2005-06-07-08C 2011 1988 2000-01 1991-92C 1989 1987 1974-75-76-77 -I-

Heather Izer

2006-07-08-09 -J-

TeShawne Jackson Jennifer Jewel Naja Johnson Nancy Jones Stephanie Judge

2000-01-02-03C 1983 2008-09-10-11 1974-75-76-77 1976-77-78C-79C

-CAngie Campbell Dina Castronovo Hilarie Chambers Maria Ciocca Yvette Clark Stella Coleman Marsha Connor Janรกe Cox Shannon Cox Wendy Crumbaker

1988-89 1989 1985-86 1983 1988-89-90-91 1988 1977 2004-05C-06C-07 1998-99 1994

Emily Duryea

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Record Book [ letterwinners ] -KJennifer Kaye Jennifer Kearney Stephanie Keaton Karen Kennedy Emily Kerwin Karen Kirszenstein

1992-93-94-95C 1990 2008-09-10-11 1974 2008-09-10-11C 1987-88-89-90 -L-

Kim LaGorga Shirley Lee Danielle Lilly Cheri Lippert Linda Lloyd Teresa Lucas Andrea Lund Robin Lunz

1985 1997-98-99-00 1997-98-99-00C 1977-79-80 1975-76 1974-75-76C-77 1998 1983-84 -M-

Dawn Mackley Kristen Macrie Tina Maloney Adriana Manago Sharon Manley Melissa Mascaro Julie Mazzant Jamie McClimans Katie McGregor Faye Meaden Sandy Mendenhall Heather Meyers Shannon Migli Leigh Miller Kalyln Millick Joan Monahan Lajuanda Moody Margaret Ann Moore Vicki Moore Mehgan Morris Becky Morrison Dana Morse Lee Musselman

1977 1999-00-01-02C 2009-10-11 1995-96-97C-98C 1977-79C-80C 2000-01-02-03C 2002-03 1979-80 2005-06C-07-98C 2010-11C 1974 1989-90 1992-93-94C-95 1993-95 2011 1974-75-76-77 1991-92-93C-94C 2005-06-07-08 1982-83-85 2006-07-08-09C 1993-94 1976 1974-75C

-NCarri Nagle Paula Nahal Sarah Neal Lisa Neutze Judy Niesslein Jessica Nonnemacher Sabrina Noonan

2002-03-04-05 1978-79-80 1974-75 1978-79-80C-81C 1974-75C 1996-97-98-00C 2004-05-06C

Allison Poteet Radine Powley Allison Pratus Alysha Pretzello Dawn Prevost Cathie Price Jennifer Price Shelly Purkat -QKristin Quackenbush -R-

1989-90-91-92 1987-88-90 1982-83-84C-85C 1995 2010-11 2003-04-05-06 1980-81 2009-10-11 1975-76-77 1999-00-01C-02C 1988 1975-76-78 2006-07 1988-89-90 1990-91-92-93 -S-

Umme Salim Debora Santiago Ashley Scalercio Chris Schenck Lauren Schneider Karen Schriever Barb Shank

1986 1978 -P-

Peggy Payer Jana Perry Amy Piera Susie Pierce

1994-95-96C-97C

Lisa Reed Maureen Repmann Shari Retton Angel Ricciulli Alaska Richardson Gretchen Richter Jackie Ridenour Nicole Roach Garnet Robinson Jessica Rohm Amy Ross Vanessa Rotruck Liz Rouse Kendra Ruppert Kim Ruppert

-OLynn Olson Becky Orr

1995 1989 1999-00-01-02 2009-10C-11 1980-81-82-83C 1984-85-86C-87C 1978 2007-08-09-10

1979-80 1990-91-92C-93C 1985 1989-90-91C

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Mehgan Morris

1995-96-97-98 1996-97-98-99 2002 1983-84-85-86C 1995-96 1982-84-85 1974

Jenn Sharon Erin Signoracci Danis Sill Lynn Silvestri Christen Simpson Doreen Slimm Hope Sloanhoffer Rebecca Slobig Lavon Smith Terra Smith Suzanne Soto Kiersten Spoerke Wendy Sturn

2009-10 2000-01-02-03 1979-80-81 1989-90 1999-00-01-02 1982-83-84 2011 1996-97-98-99 1974-75-76C-77C 1985-86 1998 2007-08-09-10 1974-75 - T-

Chelsi Tabor Shelia Taylor Debra Thoma Pattie Thomson Maria Torre Rosemarie Torre Sally Totten

2007-08-09-10 1979-80-81 1975-76 1977 1974-75-76-77 1974-75-76-77 1977-78 -W-

Erica Watson Kara Weaver Nikki West Elizabeth White Shelley White Kari Williams Lequita Williams Ashley Wilson

2006-07-08-09 2005-06-07-08 1996-97-98C-99C 2007 1997 2002-03-04C-05C 2004-05 2007-08-09C-10C -Y-

Jessica Young

2008-09-10

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Dr. James P. Clements [ president ]

WVU’s First Family, standing from left: Jim, Beth and Tyler Clements. In rockers, from left: twins Hannah and Maggie. Seated on lawn: Grace. James P. Clements has said that no university in the country means more to its state than West Virginia University means to West Virginia. Since becoming WVU’s 23rd president on June 30, 2009, Dr. Clements has focused on expanding the University’s role as a 21st century land-grant institution. With a Strategic Framework for the Future now in place, WVU is committed to excelling in five key areas: academic excellence, research and innovation, diversity, global engagement, and enhancing the well-being and quality of life of our citizens. Dr. Clements has announced several initiatives in support of these strategic planning goals, including: adding 100 new faculty members to decrease the student-faculty ratio and support core and niche academic and research curriculums; building a new student health facility to increase wellness efforts; dedicating capital funds to expand outdoor recreational space for students; and increasing research to strengthen the University’s position as an economic engine as well as a leader in fields such as energy, biometrics, and health sciences. Additional priorities are to continue offering world-class health care and – through WVU’s Top-10 nationally ranked Rural Health Program – remain committed to increasing state outreach in the health sciences. To that end, WVU recently announced plans to establish a WVU School for Public Health to train the next generation of public health professionals, conduct high-quality population health

research, and help the state confront preventable health threats that increase health care costs and shorten lives. Other goals include finding more efficient and effective ways to use technology to drive progress, increasing the diversity of WVU’s learning community and developing an even broader global focus in preparing students for new international opportunities. Other initiatives focus on increasing student retention, increasing WVU’s doctoral program enrollment, enhancing leadership development and increasing operating funds. This momentum has carried over to record gains in enrollment, research, and private giving. Student enrollment across all campuses reached more than 32,000; research contract and grant awards for the past two years averaged an all-time high of $176 million; and annual private giving to WVU reached an all-time high of nearly $100 million this past year. The University was also recognized as among the six percent of institutions in the country that the Carnegie Foundation classifies as highly engaged in service, and as one of the four best flagship universities in the country for access by the Education Trust. In addition to overseeing WVU and its divisional campuses, Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the WVU Research Corporation, the West Virginia United Health System, and the WVU Hospitals. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people.

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Dr. Clements also serves as an ex-officio member of the WVU Foundation and WVU Alumni Association boards, and is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities and the American Council on Education. Regionally, he is a board member of the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He is co-chair of the Economic Development Team of the Power of 32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He also co-chaired the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council and currently co-chairs the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force, as well as serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he was nominated and selected to participate in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense, and invited by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to join a select 15-member Innovation Advisory Board that will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation. Before joining the Mountaineer family, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president at Towson University, the second-largest public university in Maryland. Under his leadership, Towson developed academic and student support programs that led to impressive increases in enrollment as well as retention and graduation rates. Towson’s externally-funded research increased by 36 percent during Dr. Clements’ tenure as provost. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson University’s vice president for economic and community outreach and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He was a four-time recipient of Towson’s Faculty Member of the Year Award given by students at the University. Dr. Clements has an academic background in computer science. He earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries; the fifth edition was recently released. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In October 2009, he was named UMBC’s Alumnus of the Year in the Engineering and Information Technology category. Jim is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

Oliver Luck

[ director of athletics ]

Former Mountaineer quarterback Oliver Luck is West Virginia’s 11th Director of Athletics. Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck looks to continue that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has already made strides in just one year in enhancing WVU’s role as a player in the collegiate world. “Oliver Luck is someone who has succeeded at the highest levels at everything he has done – from his college and professional football playing days to his academic pursuits and his professional business career,” said Clements. “He is the clear choice to carry forward what has truly been a golden era in athletics.” “It’s an incredible honor for me to be appointed as athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. “I care deeply about this school. I’ve had an opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors the last couple of years, and it’s given me a tremendous viewpoint of how important intercollegiate athletics is at a land-grant institution like WVU. “WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country, and I am so pleased to be a part of its momentum and growth. This is a tremendous opportunity - a chance to return to a University and a state that I love at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” In his first year, Luck has hired four head coaches while maintaining the superior level of success WVU has recently enjoyed. In addition

to new hires, Luck has overseen the progress of major capital projects, such as the WVU basketball practice facility, and fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph, in the classroom and on the field. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a record-setting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete

coaches with the highest grade point average. The gymnasts two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic preview All-American was the recipient of Today’s eagl Top Five, presented for scholastics review by the NCAA and was selected by the records National Football Foundation as one of wvu its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote media speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck was in the midst of securing the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Betta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, an All-American quarterback and Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford; Mary Ellen, a sophomore volleyball player at Stanford; Emily and Addison.

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Senior Staff

[ athletic department personnel ] Mike Parsons

Deputy Director of Athletics

Matt Borman

Assistant AD, Executive Director of the MAC

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Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate AD Compliance & Governance

Associate AD Sports Development, SWA

Michael Fragale

Michael Szul

Assistant AD Communications

Associate AD Business Operations

Head Coaches

[ wvu fields 17 varsity programs ] Jason Butts

Gymnastics

Dana Holgorsen

Football

Jill Kramer

Volleyball

Craig Turnbull

Wrestling

Mike Carey

Women’s Basketball

Bob Huggins

Men’s Basketball

Marlon LeBlanc

Men’s Soccer

Greg Van Zant

Baseball

Sean Cleary

Cross Country Track & Field

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Women’s Soccer

Vic Riggs

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving

Jon Hammond

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Rifle

Jimmy King

Rowing

Tina Samara

Tennis

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Athletic Facilities

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Milan Puskar Stadium at Mountaineer Field

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Hawley Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Mountaineer Tennis Courts

WVU Natatorium

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Media Information

[ publicizing the mountaineers ] Media Services The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2012 gymnastics season to accommodate any media requests. The Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia gymnastics team. Any additional questions should be directed to Asst. Sports Information Director Shannon McNamara. The WVU sports communications office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main sports communications office is room 107 with additional offices upstairs in room 214. Contact Information Shannon McNamara e-mail: shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu Office: (304) 293-9909 Fax: (304) 293-4105 Press Row: (304) 293-2821 Internet: www.MSNsportsNET.com Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505

WVU Sports Communications Staff Michael Fragale Asst. Athletic Director, Communications Bryan Messerly Sports Information Director Joe Swan Sports Publications Director John Antonik Director of New Media Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications Katie Kane Associate Sports Information Director Tim Goodenow Assistant Publications Director Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director Lisa Ammons Business Manager Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Amy Prunty Program Assistant Julie Brown Graduate Assistant Grant Dovey Graduate Assistant Brian Kuppelweiser Graduate Assistant Daniel Whitehead Graduate Assistant Comprehensive Gymnastics Coverage All news releases are posted to MSNsportsNET.com. Media can access the latest happenings with Mountaineer gymnastics by checking in regularly to MSNsportsNET.com’s front page or the gymnastics page.

Meet Coverage Meet releases are made available in a .pdf format on MSNsportsNET.com. This complete informational packet will be available on the day preceding the meet. MSNsportsNET. com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on West Virginia gymnastics. Extensive postmeet coverage can also be found on MSNsportsNET.com, including meet recaps, photo galleries from home meets and postmeet notes.

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Team Coverage Looking for information on any Mountaineer gymnast or coach? It’s all on MSNsportsNET.com. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger. Statistics and Records Updated following each meet, MSNsportsNET.com is your place to find the latest stats for Mountaineer gymnastics. Not only will you find information on this season, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective. And Much More Updated daily, MSNsportsNET.com also provides ticket information, radio and television listings, viewer surveys, trivia contests, links to other great sports sites, and information on West Virginia’s 16 other varsity sports. Log on by typing in www.MSNsportsNET.com to get the latest Mountaineer news.

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Scoring Information

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In collegiate team competition, six gymnasts perform on each of the four apparatuses (vault, uneven parallel bars, balance beam and floor exercise). The five best individual scores per event comprise the cumulative team total. Collegiate competition requires at least two judges to evaluate the score of an athlete’s performance. Their scores are averaged to arrive at a final mark. A perfect team score is 200, with top collegiate scores ranging between 193.00 and 198.00. Optional routines, choreographed to express the gymnasts’ skills that they perform best, are based on a score of 9.5 with a possibility of an additional five-tenths for completing more difficult skills and or combinations. Judges use the following categories to evaluate optional routines:

Value parts (difficulty) Special Requirements Bonus elements Execution/composition Total

2.20 2.00 0.50 5.30 10.00

Vault The vaulting event requires speed, quickness and explosive power. Vaults are divided into four categories: handsprings, forward saltos, backward saltos and vaults from a roundoff. This is just the fifth season that vaults from a roundoff will be permitted in collegiate competition. Each of these vaults is assigned a value of up to 10.0. Deductions are taken from the starting value of the vault. Basis for deductions stems from technical errors in the areas of pre-flight (approach to the horse), repulsion (the rise off the horse), and after-flight (distance and height from the horse). The gymnast must remain motionless upon landing or a deduction will be taken. The most common vaults are a handspring on-front somersault off, tucked position 9.8, piked position 9.9. Some of the more difficult vaults include a 1/2 on, 1/2 off front lay-out (10.0), full twisting lay-out Tsuk (10.0), pike front 1/2 (10.0), tuck 1/2 (9.9) and piked (9.9).

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Uneven Bars A complete routine on the uneven bars comprises some 10 to 15 moves, consisting mainly of swinging and suspension skills utilizing both bars with many regrasps. A change of direction is required in the routine, while pauses for concentration, extra swings and uncharacteristic elements are to be avoided. The gymnast must change bars two times, and must have at least two flight elements. As mentioned above under scoring, bonus parts worth up to 0.5 can be awarded for completing difficult skills. On this event, some of the bonus moves include somersaulting release moves, difficult pirouette work and somersaulting dismounts. Balance Beam The routine must be composed of elements from the following groups: tumbling with and without flight, strength and dance (i.e. turns, leaps and body waves). Special requirements on the balance beam are a tumbling series, a large jump, a full turn and a series of skills combining dance and acrobatics. The routine must last between 1:10 and 1:30. Performing on the beam requires precise movement and intense concentration, as each wobble results in a deduction. Elements performed on the beam that receive bonus points are somersaulting mounts, double-back dismounts, double turns, one-arm handstands and jumps showing maximum flexibility. Floor Exercise Floor exercise is a combination of dance, tumbling and acrobatics performed to music. Creative and dynamic changes in rhythm and energy levels help to create an exciting routine where composition plays an important role. The exercise must last between 1:10 and 1:30. A routine consists of two or three tumbling “passes” and the gymnast must balance the difficulty of her tumbling skills and dance skills and should finish the routine as strongly as it was started. Bonus points are awarded on this event for more than two twists in the same somersault, a double-back preceded by a front or back somersault, a triple turn and certain unique dance elements. Specific deductions are taken for stepping off the mat and for being out of sync with the music.


2012 WVU Gymnastics Guide