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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 West Virginia. 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 studentathlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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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. Now under the leadership of second-year coach Jason Butts, the Mountaineers look to not only continue their winning ways, but to 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. The Mountaineers own a national presence, having competed at four national championships and 34 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 won seven league titles in 17 years and never went more than four seasons without a championship, winning their last in Pittsburgh in 2012, their final season in the league. WVU has won 26 individual EAGL titles since 2000, including Hope Sloanhoffer (all-around, vault and bars) and Beth Deal’s (beam) wins in 2012, and collected six EAGL Gymnast of the Year honors and seven EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast awards; Sloanhoffer won the gymnast honor in 2012. A program built on the strong foundation laid down by 37year coach Linda Burdette-Good, the Mountaineers enter their 40th season of competition with 670 program wins. Burdette-Good accounted for 644 of the team’s victories and was the only WVU coach to earn 600 career wins with a Mountaineer team.

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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 a success, produce accomplishments, the West Virginia gymnastics team enters each season working toward another trip to the NCAA National Championships and a Big 12 Conference title. With 34 NCAA Regional Championships and four national championships appearances to their name, the Mountaineers understand what it takes to reach the postseason. WVU gymnastics dominated the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) since its inception in 1996, winning seven league titles, including the 2012 crown in Pittsburgh, its last year in the league, and never went more than four years between titles. Additionally, the squad won 39 individual league crowns and a combined 18 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 94 gymnasts have been named Scholastic All-Americans by the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/ Women since 1987.

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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。e Cox 2007 NCAA Kristen Macrie 2000 NCAA

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A NEW ERA Following a five-year tenure that saw him rise from assistant coach to associate head coach, Jason Butts was elevated to West Virginia University’s third gymnastics head coach in April 2011. In his first season at WVU, Butts led WVU to a regionalbest 195.9 score and a fifth-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Auburn Regional. The Mountaineers were ranked No. 21 in the final GymInfo Poll of the season, their first seasonending ranking since 2009. WVU finished the year with 21 victories, its first 20-win season since 2008. Additionally, the squad ended the season 5-4 against ranked opponents. The Mountaineers won their seventh East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) championship in 2012 with a season-best 196.475 score, the 10th-best mark in program history. Hope Sloanhoffer, the EAGL Gymnast of the Year, won the all-around, vault and uneven bars titles, while Beth Deal won the beam title. All told, the Mountaineers earned 15 All-EAGL honors. A two-time (2009, ’10) Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, Butts spent five seasons coaching the Mountaineers’ vault, floor and bars lineups. As an assistant, Butts 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 leading WVU gymnastics to new heights in the Big 12 Conference and back to the top of the national spotlight. With Butts at the helm, a new and exciting era of Mountaineer gymnastics is underway.

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“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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“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, former head coach at Georgia and current associate head coach at LSU

“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.” - Oliver Luck, WVU Director of Athletics

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CARY GYM & THE WVU COLISEUM West Virginia gymnastics, a program on the cusp of its fourth 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: six competition-height balance beams, two low beams, one full-sized floor adjoined by a half-sized floor, two sets of bars, one single rail trainer (positioned over a loose foam pit), a trench bar trainer, three vaults with padded runways, a rod floor and a trampoline. One of the biggest safety features is the positioning of its two loose foam pits. The first is exclusively for the use of vaulters, while the second, much larger pit is positioned so that gymnasts on bars, floor and the rod floor can use it simultaneously without the fear of a collision. The gym also features three foam resi pits adjoining each of the four practice areas. 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. Additionally, flat-screen TVs encompass the gym, allowing the gymnasts to watch their routines back instantaneously. Cary Gym was completed between the 1997 and 1998 seasons. It was a part of former WVU Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong’s $10 million facilities commitment to seven varsity athletic programs. On competition day, the Mountaineers move over to the WVU Coliseum. The Coliseum underwent a vast facelift in 2009, as a new video board, that is comparable to NBA arenas’, was added. Additionally, more lighting was added, as well as a new sound system. These improvements provide the best-possible backdrop for the Mounaineers and enhance the entertainment value for the team’s fans.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back in the gym 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 studentathletes 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 & 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, along with the best strength coaches and training facilities. The strength & conditioning coaches facilitate a training environment that enables each athlete to reach her full athletic potential. The 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 explosive power, flexibility, core control and stability, and overall physical work capacity and fitness. 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. Each gymnast has an individually designed program for her specific needs and abilities in training loads and any other special areas that need extra work. This athlete-specific program enables each gymnast to perform with maximum intensity and effort throughout each workout and practice, and to reduce any overtraining effects. 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 working with young children and families. To that end, the team formed a partnership in 2012 with Morgantown’s Chestnut Mountain Ranch, a support shelter for boys and families in crisis. The squad’s first project with the Ranch was the Chestnut Mountain Mudder, a 3.8 mile obstacle race. The Mountaineers also are dedicated to raising funds for cancer projects, such as the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center and the American Cancer Society. 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. The squad also participates in the University’s annual Relay for Life event. Coach Jason Butts stresses success in the gym and in the classroom, emphasizing that each student-athlete find a healthy balance. In an effort to guide the younger generation toward its own balance and appreciation of academics, the Mountaineers are constant participants in the “Read Aloud” program, visiting local schools and not only reading stories to the 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 it receives, the team in turn spends free time with those in need, especially the young patients at the WVU Children’s Hospital. Smiles are widespread when the Mountaineers visit and share their stories of success. 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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“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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“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.” – COACH JASON BUTTS

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“REPRESENTING THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA WITHIN THE COLLEGIATE GYMNASTICS SCENE IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. NOT A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT ON A WVU UNIFORM AND COMPETE IN ATHLETICS.” – COACH JASON BUTTS

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES 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 nine 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. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in.

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West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past eight years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 975 according to data released today by the NCAA. The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes over a four-year period, used as an assessment of real-time academic success. WVU’s average APR score of 975 is up one point from last year’s average is higher than the NCAA’s overall four-year APR average score of 973. For the 2010-11 academic year, West Virginia had three teams with perfect 1,000 scores: gymnastics, rowing and men’s soccer. 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.

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Character: Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

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Research Classification: Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Research Funding: Faculty conduct $174 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants. Combined WVU Expense Budget: Approximately $955 million. Accreditations: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies. Governance: WVU is governed by the WVU Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Location: Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney. com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. Student Profile: Fall 2012 enrollment was 29,706 Academic Excellence: WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 25 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 30 Fulbright Scholars and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar. Degrees Granted: In 2010-11, WVU awarded 6,289 degrees, over 35% of which were graduate or professional level. Faculty & Staff Profile: Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. Academics: 13 colleges and schools offering 191 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; engineering and mineral resources; human resources and education; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences.

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Student Living Experience: The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. A sampling of services: Lincoln Hall, a residential college; Resident Faculty Leaders, faculty couples who live in the halls to mentor and guide students; and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center. Transportation: University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s expanded MountainLine bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID required for all services. Safety: WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. Student Organizations: Choose from over 300 student organizations, or participate in an active intramural program and a variety of club sports. Study Abroad: More than 900 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Civic Engagement: The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. Last year, about 15,726 WVU students contributed 204,000 hours of service to the community. Scholarships & Aid: Approximately $10 million a year is awarded by the WVU Scholars Program; more than 5,000 students benefit from this program annually. In addition, there are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. Parents Club: The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a “Parent Perk” program. Membership is free.

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Team Record Baseball: 23-32, 9-18 Big East Cross Country: 8th place at the NCAA Championships Men’s Basketball: 19-14, 9-9 Big East; NCAA Second Round Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 11-5 Big East; NCAA Second Round Football: 10-3, 5-2 Big East; Big East Champions; 2012 Discover Orange Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 21-5, 12-1 EAGL; EAGL Champions; NCAA Regionals Rifle: 12-2, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; 6th place at NCAA Championships Rowing: 7th Big East Men’s Soccer: 11-8-1, 6-3 Big East, NCAA Second Round

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Women’s Soccer: 17-5-0, 10-1-0 Big East; Big East Division Champions, Big East Tournament Champions, NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: 4th Big East (1 NCAA Qualifier) Women’s Swimming and Diving: 3rd Big East; 5 NCAA Qualifiers – 26th at NCAA Championships Women’s Tennis: 4-16, 1-6 Big East Women’s Track: Indoor: 11th Big East; Outdoor: 5th Big East (10 NCAA Regional Qualifiers, 2 NCAA National Qualifiers –34th at NCAA Outdoor Championships) Volleyball: 7-19, 5-9 Big East Wrestling: 9-4, 4-2 EWL (6 NCAA Qualifiers) Team Conference Champions Football, Big East Regular-Season Champions Gymnastics, EAGL Champions Women’s Soccer, Big East regular season and Tournament Champions Rifle, GARC Champions Individual Conference Champions Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: 500 free, 200 free, 800 free relay, 1,650 free Big East Champion Chelsea Carrier-Eades women’s track: 100-meter hurdles

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Beth Deal, gymnastics: EAGL Champion balance beam Kata Fodor, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Mike Morales, wrestling: EWL 141 Mandie Nugent, women’s swimming: 100 fly, 200 fly, 800 free relay Big East Champion Matt Ryan, wrestling: EWL 184 Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Champion - all-around, vault, uneven bars Danielle Smith, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Brandon Williamson, wrestling: EWL 285 Petra Zublasing, rifle: GARC air rifle, smallbore, combined score champion NCAA Champions Petra Zublasing, rifle: air rifle First Team All-Americans Tavon Austin, football: Associated Press, CBSSports.com College Football, Phil Steele’s Chelsea Carrier-Eades, women’s track: 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon Kaitlyn Gillespie, women’s cross country Kate Harrison, women’s cross country Erica Henderson, women’s soccer: NSCA Kevin Jones, men’s basketball: John R. Wooden Petra Zublasing, rifle: NRA smallbore and air rifle

Academic All-Americans Kaylyn Christopher, track/cc, third team Kaitlyn Gillespie track/cc, first team Kate Harrison track/cc first team Ahna Lewis, track/cc, third team Petra Zublasing, rifle, second team Conference Major Awards Tavon Austin, football: Big East Special Teams Player of the Year Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Andy Bevin, men’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Thomas Kyanko: GARC Rookie of the Year, GARC Scholar Athlete Tina Maloney, gymnastics: EAGL MVP Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Blake Miller, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Gymnast of the Year Petra Zublasing: GARC Shooter of the Year

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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. Butts wasted little time in his first season, leading the Mountaineers to a 21-5 record, their first 20-win season since 2008, and a fifth-place showing at the 2012 NCAA Auburn Regional Championships. WVU scored 195.9, its best-ever regional score, and finished the year ranked No. 21 nationally, the Mountaineers’ first season-ending ranking since 2009. WVU concluded the year with a 5-4 mark against ranked teams and earned wins against No. 8 Arkansas, No. 13 Auburn and No. 13 Missouri. Making good on a promise he gave the team when he was hired, Butts also led the Mountaineers to their league-best seventh East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) title on March 24, 2012. Sophomore Hope Sloanhoffer, the EAGL Gymnast of the Year, captured the vault, bars and all-around titles, while freshman Beth Deal secured the balance beam victory. WVU tallied a season-best 196.475 score in its win, matching the 10thbest mark in program history, and set three season-best scores on vault (49.25), bars (49.175) and floor (49.2).

Prior to the championship, seven Mountaineers earned 15 All-EAGL honors, including four first-team awards for Sloanhoffer. She ranked No. 1 in the league in the all-around every week of the season. Following its seven wins at the EAGL Championship, WVU qualified for its 34th regional championship appearance as the No. 5 seed in the Auburn regional. Entering regional competition, WVU ranked nationally on vault and floor and owned the league’s top rankings on each event. Additionally, the squad ranked No. 2 on bars and beam. Nationally ranked for all but four weeks, the Mountaineers opened the 2012 season at No. 21. The squad was ranked in the nation’s top 25 on vault and floor all season and spent the first three weeks of the year nationally ranked in the top 10 on floor. The Mountaineers ended the season ranked No. 20 on vault and No. 21 on floor. A two-time (2009-10) Southeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year, Butts spent 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 helped those three lineups become dominant in the EAGL, and eight Mountaineers earned 19 first team all-league honors in the three events under his tutelage. As the primary bars coach, Butts produced three EAGL individual bars champions, including 2011 outright winner Amy Bieski. He also guided Mehgan Morris to back-toback wins in 2008 and 2009. Additionally, he

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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. In his five seasons as an assistant, the Mountaineers produced a 98-44 record, competed at five straight NCAA Regional Championships and claimed the 2008 EAGL Championship. Additionally, Butts 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. 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 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 helped guide 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, 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 three 9.9-plus vault scores on the season. Butts was faced with the challenge of filling holes in the bars lineup in 2010, as key contributors were hit with injuries. 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 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 Championships and a qualification for the NCAA Championships. Additionally, she not only repeated as the EAGL bars and floor champion, but she also won the allaround 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, 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 bars 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 men and women 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 2006. He received a master’s degree in athletic coaching education at WVU in 2012.

BUTTS YEAR BY YEAR Year

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2012....... 21-5 (NCAA Regional)...............808 Totals..... 21-5............................................808

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It’s always two-fold – the support helps the team’s motivation, and the team’s performance helps the fans’ motivation. We’re trying to build on both fronts.

Q&A with Head Coach Jason Butts The 2012 season served as a launching point for the type of program you want to build at West Virginia. How would you assess the progress, and where do you see the program going? There is stability now at WVU, not only among us three coaches, but also with our support staff, too. Our budget has gone up, and the department’s support continues to grow. They are committed to this coaching staff and facility, and that help is going to push this team forward. As good as the 2012 season was, I believe this year is going to be that much better. This team doesn’t need motivation – the want to improve and to make the national championships is already inside each of these gymnasts. It’s amazing to witness the conviction of this team. The girls know how many people support them unconditionally, and I think they want to do well for everyone who stands behind them. The team’s confidence started rising throughout the 2012 season. Do you think this year’s squad is one of the most confident groups you’ve had at the onset of the year? Absolutely, and it’s a hungry team. They all know how close they were to qualifying for the NCAA Championships last season. When I remind them of that fact in Cary Gym, a few of them will get upset. One day, Kaylyn Millick just yelled out, ‘We can’t fix our mistakes if he doesn’t point them out to us.’ I loved when she said that. They’re a hungry team. They are doing everything we’re throwing at them because they realize how close they came last year; that’s where the confidence is coming from. They’re in attack mode. I’m liking the frustration I’m seeing from this team when they don’t hit – they care. You can see that when we have to pull them from training for a day, it drives them crazy. They’re in this frenzy to get ready for the season. I love that. It makes it that more exciting to go into the gym every day. They aren’t accepting the small mistakes – they’re going to do it again until they get it right.

Competing as a member of the Big 12 Conference is a huge step for this program. How excited is the team for its first season in its new conference home? The fact that we can now say that we’re competing for a Big 12 championship is exhilarating. I can’t wait to hang the Big 12 logo up in Cary Gym. This move goes along nicely with our program goals, as we already were looking forward to taking that big jump back into the national spotlight. I think chasing a Big 12 title just augments that goal. This conference move adds even more enthusiasm to this season. We’re excited to stand-up against Oklahoma and Iowa State. Your team is known for bringing the party to meets. How do you promote that type of atmosphere within the WVU Coliseum, and how does that help fan support when you’re on the road? I think the way you promote that type of atmosphere in the Coliseum is to help this team believe in a party-like philosophy, which isn’t hard with this group! I also think the success of that philosophy is based on this coaching staff’s personalities. I think it helps the team when I encourage them to embrace it. I like to have fun, and I think studentathletes perform better when thye’re having fun. This is already a stressful sport. I think we did a great job of taking our show on the road last season – this team just always wants to have fun, and I encourage them to do just that. As a staff, we look for student-athletes with personality. Gymnastics should be fun and something we all enjoy. I think a lot of our fun starts in Cary Gym – we practice it at all times. We’ll turn the

You enter the 2013 season as a “buzzy” team – you finished 2012 ranked in the Top 25, you won a conference championship, you return 13 gymnasts and you are poised to make a splash in a new conference home. How do you maintain that interest, and how do you make the push to further your success? I think we have to make sure our performance is where it needs to be, and I think we need to keep promoiting this program; we need to get more fans in the stands and keep Mountaineer Nation excited. After our EAGL win last year and program-best score at the Auburn Regional, I ran into so many excited fans – so many people knew about West Virginia gymnastics. That’s what I want to keep going. I want the fans to know that it’s a new staff and we’re going to take this program to a new level. We’re going to accomplish new goals, and it’s going to be exciting.

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teeing that we come out of the gate competing consistently. It’s crucial for us to go into these first three road meets and come out ranked in the top 18 nationally. We need to compete with consistency and with confidence. It’s on us as a coaching staff to make sure this team is prepared before we even get on the bus to go to Pitt on Jan. 9. We’ve all learned that when it’s a party on competition day – when we’re enveloped in a relaxed atmosphere – that that’s when we’re going to do our best. I want to make sure that the party starts as soon as we pull out of Morgantown that day. Cary Gym has undergone a few subtle changes this season – you’ve added flat screen TVs at every event station with cameras and iPads, as well as new rugs in the locker room. What do those upgrades do for the team’s morale?

Coach Butts with Alaska Richardson music up at practices and try to make the gym as loud as possible. We want our cultural philosophy at WVU to be lighthearted. We want this team to be focused, but at the same time, we want them to have fun. There has to be some form of enjoyment to get the ultimate performance out of the athletes. Ultimately, when it’s time to compete, our student-athletes zero in instantly, and they get the job done. The best example was Beth Deal on beam at the 2012 EAGL Championship. All throughout the meet, she was dancing, cheering and supporting her teammates. Then, when it was her turn to compete as the meet’s final competitor, she zeroed in, nailed her routine and sealed our title victory. That focus started in our training at Cary Gym. The 2013 senior class – Chelsea Goldschrafe, Kaylyn Millick and Alaska Richardson – is one of this team’s assets, as each compete in at least three events. How does this trio look going into its final season? I think they embody the WVU gymnastics theme – do your best gymnastics your senior year. They look phenomenal. They’ve all stepped up as leaders; they’re doing a great job inside and outside the gym. What are your expectations for freshmen Gina Costa, Melissa Idell and Jaida Lawrence? I’m expecting them to contribute right away. This is a very respectful group, and they want to help this team build on the goals they started marching toward last year. They’re jumping right on board with our philosophies and picking up this team’s work ethic. Jaida has exclamation points when she competes in her events – she’s made the biggest strides in preseason. Melissa’s style is different than a lot of our team on beam and floor. She looks a lot like Amy Bieski, gymnastics-wise. I’m seeing really bright spots from all three of them. What are the crucial keys for this team to get a good start to the season? Consistency. We need consistency in our intrasquads and our training. Our theme for this season is “climb higher’, and it’s all about accountability. Every action that they take is driven toward guaran-

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The technology upgrades that we have made really help augment our training. The TVs and cameras provide instant feedback for the gymnasts – as soon as they get done with something, they can turn and see it back on the TV screen, which is an invaluable asset. There are only so many things you can say verbally to get your point across. There are a lot more updates that will be coming. My goal is to make the student-athletes as comfortable as possible inside Cary Gym. Over the last few seasons, we’ve really cleaned up our alreadyfantastic facility. All of the equipment that we use on a daily basis has been updated – our vault tables, resi-pits and beams are all new. We’re maximizing our space exceptionally well. You’ve also updated the team’s look over the last 18 months with new uniforms and warm-ups. Do these changes excite the studentathletes? I want the gymnasts to be proud when they walk out onto the competition floor, and I want them to be confident in what they’re wearing. We’ve spent a lot of money on our new leotards and warmups because I want the Mountaineers to look as good as the nation’s elite teams. Confidence at every moment throughout a meet will pay dividends for us. Gymnastics is a subjective sport, and we’re always being judged. If you feel confident at the onset, you’ll compete well. Image is huge in gymnastics, and I think WVU ranks right up there with the top teams now. We aren’t fading into the floor mats anymore – we’re standing out, and hopefully our fans will enjoy our new look, too. If we’re competing in a quad-meet, I want the spectators to notice the Mountaineers first. Time management is crucial to any team’s success. How important is it to you and your staff that these gymnasts maintain solid grades in the classroom? They are all student-athletes. If someone isn’t up to par in the classroom, we will up her hours in the study hall. Academics comes first; there isn’t a professional gymnastics league that these girls can move on to. They all need to get their academic requirements complete; that’s the most important issue for me. I want to win, but I also want the team to have the highest GPA on campus.

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TRAVIS DOAK Assistant Coach Fifth Season

Travis Doak enters his fifth year at West Virginia University as assistant coach and is responsible for coaching vault, bars and floor. He also oversees the Mountaineers’ recruiting efforts. Since Doak joined the staff in 2009, WVU has made four straight NCAA Regional Championships appearances, earned one conference championship and compiled an overall record of 68-32 (.680). The Mountaineers have secured 50 All-EAGL honors, including 30 first-team awards, and two EAGL Gymnast of the Year honors, as Hope Sloanhoffer earned the award in 2012 and Amy Bieski scored the honor in 2011; Bieski also was named the league’s Outstanding Senior Gymnast that season. Doak played a major role in 2012, helping the Mountaineers transition under first-year coach Jason Butts and parlay the change into instant success. In addition to the Mountaineers’ EAGL title, the team’s league-best seventh and first since 2008, WVU advanced to the NCAA Auburn Regional Championships as the No. 5 seed and finished in fifth place with a 195.9 score, the team’s best-ever regional point total. With seven wins at the league championship, WVU finished the year with a 21-5 record, the program’s first 20-win season since 2008. The Mountaineers collected four individual league titles en route to the team win, with Sloanhoffer finishing first on vault, bars and the all-around, and freshman Beth Deal taking the win on beam. The squad’s league-

winning score of 196.475 was the 10th-best mark in program history. Sloanhoffer ended the season ranked nationally on vault, beam and the all-around. Four gymnasts were ranked on vault in the Southeast Region, while three gymnasts each were ranked on bars and floor. As a team, the Mountaineers ranked in the nation’s top 10 on floor for three straight weeks. The team never dropped out of the top 25 on floor and ended the year ranked No. 21. 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. Integral in the development of Sloanhoffer, the rookie finished with nine 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 in a tie 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.

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Doak’s first season with the Mountaineers was successful, as the team finished nationally ranked 17th on vault and 21st on bars. In the EAGL, the team finished ranked first on floor and second on vault and bars. In 2009, Doak helped coach Mehgan Morris to a national championships berth, as she finished fifth in the all-around at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. 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 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 Second Season

Bridget Boyd enters her second season at West Virginia University as an assistant coach and is responsible for coaching the balance beam lineup. Boyd helped revitalize the Mountaineer beam workers in 2012, as the team ranked nationally for six weeks, peaking at No. 14. Anchored by EAGL champion Beth Deal and first team All-EAGL honorees Hope Sloanhoffer and Kaylyn Millick, the lineup scored 49.0plus twice, including a season-best 49.025. Additionally, Sloanhoffer scored 9.9-plus twice, including a career-best 9.95 mark. She became the first WVU gymnast to hit the benchmark since 2004. The beam lineup was tasked with sealing the Mountaineers’ EAGL Championship victory. Competing with the lead in the final rotation, WVU scored 48.85, the team’s third-best score of the season, and solidified the win. The Mountaineers won their league-best seventh title, and first since 2008, with a final score of 196.475, the 10th-best mark in program history. Deal, the final gymnast to take to the beam, won the event outright with a careerhigh 9.9. The Mountaineers’ beam performance also was crucial in the final meet of the season, as the team opened competition at the 2012 NCAA Auburn Regional Champion-

ships on the apparatus and scored 48.825, the team’s fourth-best score of the season, just short of the Mountaineers’ regional-best mark of 48.85. Sloanhoffer tied for third place with a 9.85 routine. WVU finished the meet in fifth place with a program regional-best score of 195.9. Boyd was instrumental in helping guide Sloanhoffer to EAGL Gymnast of the Year honors. Additionally, Sloanhoffer earned AllEAGL First Team beam honors, while Millick and Amanda Carpenter were named to the second team. A native of Elberton, Ga., Boyd came to WVU after 12 years of club coaching experience. 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 five WVU Gymnastics Camps and has experience coaching all four events. While at Georgia Elite, Boyd coached several level 10 regional championships qualifiers. 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

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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 bachelor’s degree from Georgia in recreation and leisure studies in 2006.

Chris Worrell Athletic Trainer

Beth Byron Strength Coach

Jill Weston Assistant Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services

Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director

Dr. Matt Lively Medical Director

Mehgan Morris Operations Manager

Bubba Schmidt Equipment Manager

Scott Herdzik Assistant Equipment Manager

Leigh Bryant Sports Psychology Consultant

Matt Byerly Team Manager

Nicole Roach Student Assistant Coach

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Alphabetical Roster Name Event Ht. Yr. Hometown Club Gym Makenzie Bristol AA 5-2 Jr. Prosper, Texas World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Amanda Carpenter AA 5-6 Jr. Lancaster, Pa. Prestige Gymnastics Gina Costa AA 5-1 Fr. Los Altos, Calif. Airborne Gymnastics Beth Deal AA 5-5 So. Parkersburg, W.Va. Gymniks Gymnastics Chelsea Goldschrafe AA 5-8 Sr. Franklin Lakes, N.J. North Stars Dayah Haley AA 5-2 So. Pasadena, Md. Hills Gymnastics Melissa Idell AA 5-6 Fr. Newark, Del. First State Gymnastics Jamie Judge AA 5-2 So. Kenna, W.Va. Revolution Gymnastics Jaida Lawrence AA 5-4 Fr. Rocky Hill, Conn. New England Gymnastics Express Kaylyn Millick AA 5-3 Sr. Washington, Pa. Gym Dandy’s Alaska Richardson AA 5-4 Sr. Dayton, Ohio Ohio Gymnastics Training Center Lia Salzano AA 5-3 So. Centreville, Va. Capital Gymnastics Hope Sloanhoffer AA 5-4 Jr. Cornwall, N.Y. Gymnastics Revolution Erica Smith AA 5-4 Jr. Blue Springs, Mo. Diamond Gymnastics Maci Sump AA 5-6 So. Lansing, Mich. Twistars USA Gymnastics Bethany Yurko AA 5-3 Jr. Cumberland, Md. East-West Stars Head Coach: Jason Butts (Second season) Assistant Coach: Travis Doak (Fifth season) Assistant Coach: Bridget Boyd (Second season)

Pronunciation Guide

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Makenzie Bristol 5-2 | Jr. | Prosper, Texas

Amanda Carpenter 5-6 | Jr. | Lancaster, Pa.

Gina Costa 5-1 | Fr. | Los Altos, Calif.

Beth Deal 5-5 | So. | Parkersburg, W.Va.

Chelsea Goldschrafe 5-8 | Sr. | Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Dayah Haley 5-2 | So. | Pasadena, Md.

Melissa Idell 5-6 | Fr. | Newark, Del.

Jamie Judge 5-2 | So. | Kenna, W.Va.

Jaida Lawrence 5-4 | Fr. | Rocky Hill, Conn.

Kaylyn Millick 5-3 | Sr. | Washington, Pa.

Alaska Richardson 5-4 | Sr. | Dayton, Ohio

Lia Salzano 5-3 | So. | Centreville, Va.

Hope Sloanhoffer 5-4 | Jr. | Cornwall, N.Y.

Erica Smith 5-4 | Jr. | Blue Springs, Mo.

Maci Sump 5-6 | So. | Lansing, Mich.

Bethany Yurko 5-3 | Jr. | Cumberland, Md.

Jason Butts Head Coach | Second Season

Travis Doak Assistant Coach | Fifth Season

Bridget Boyd Assistant Coach | Second Season

Nicole Roach Student Asst. Coach | First Season

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Chelsea Goldschrafe 5-8 | Senior Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Gymnast who naturally takes to the sport … coaches believe she is poised to have her strongest season yet … leads team with strong work ethic … changes within routines, especially bars and beam, will maximize end results … emerged as one of the team’s most dependable contributors as a junior … saw first career all-around action in 2012 and looks to compete on all four events every meet this season … long lines on vault increase score potential … coaches impressed with her personality in gym and her determination to will her body to surpass its potential … solid in leadoff position on beam … 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 2012 • Competed as a multi-event athlete in all 13 meets and earned first career all-around action • Finished season with 396.525 points, fourthbest team total • All-EAGL Second Team Vault • Set or matched career highs on vault, bars and floor • Scored a career-best 9.85 on vault four times • Reached the podium six times • Opened the floor rotation in the season’s last five meets • Reached the podium three times against George Washington and Towson (1/29), finishing second on floor (9.825) and third on vault (9.825) and beam (9.8) • Scored a career-high 9.725 on bars at No. 22 Michigan (2/3) in her all-around career debut • Set career-best vault mark with a second place, 9.85 showing against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Auburn and Ball State (2/12)

• Scored a career-best 39.05 and finished second at New Hampshire (2/25); also tied for second on vault (9.85) • Matched season-high beam score of 9.8 and tied for fourth place at EAGL Championship (3/24) • Finished tied for 10th on vault at the NCAA Auburn Regional (4/7) with a 9.85 mark • Vault RQS ranked No. 10 in the EAGL, No. 19 in the southeast region; vault season average of 9.782 was second-best on team • Beam RQS of 9.755 and season average of 9.642 • Floor RQS of 9.77 and season average of 9.687 • Owned season averages of 9.46 on bars and 38.792 in the all-around • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America • EAGL All-Academic Team 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 • Made collegiate debut at Pitt with Kent State (1/16), assuming the lead-off position on beam lineup

Chelsea Goldschrafe’s Career Highs Vault 9.85 4x, (most recent at 2012 Auburn NCAA Regional Championships) 4/7/12 Bars 9.725 at Michigan 2/3/12 Beam 9.85 at Penn State 2/20/10 Floor 9.85 at 2011 EAGL Championship (Washington, D.C.) 3/19/11 All-Around 39.05 at New Hampshire 2/25/12 Chelsea Goldschrafe’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2012 13 3 396.525 2011 13 0 348.3 2010 12 0 210.425 Totals 38 3 955.25

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Mountaineer gymnastics means being a part of a family from all over the world; we all support each other.

Chelsea Goldschrafe

• Set career-high 9.85 beam mark, finishing 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

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Personal • Daughter of Neil and Susan Goldschrafe • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is November 4 • State champion at Ramapo High • Majoring in marketing • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Regionally ranked on beam (No. 21, 9.77 RQS) and floor (No. 17, 9.83 RQS) • Bars season average of 9.765 ranked No. 1 on team, while beam (9.666) and floor (9.8) season averages ranked No. 2 • Owned season averages of 9.688 on vault and 38.95 in the all-around • EAGL All-Academic Team

Kaylyn Millick 5-3 | Senior Washington, Pa.

Talented gymnast who transferred from Eastern Michigan after one season with the Eagles and found a home a WVU… one of the strongest inmeet Mountaineer gymnasts … coaches thrilled with her progress and believe she will compete her best gymnastics as a senior … will build off the confidence gained near end of junior year … valued, trusted team leader … has potential to crush career numbers as a senior … expected to compete all-around each meet this year … one of the team’s most consistent bars and floor workers … rarely scores below a 9.8 on floor … her drive to succeed fuels her potential … has one of the best skill sets in Cary Gym … exceeded expectations in first season with Mountaineers … individually qualified in the all-around for the 2010 NCAA Central Regional Championships. At West Virginia in 2012 • Competed in all 13 meets, eight as an allarounder, and earned 428.4 points, the third-best team total • Career-best 9.9s on bars and floor were the team’s top scores on each apparatus • Set or matched career highs on each event, including the all-around • All-EAGL First Team Bars and All-Around • All-EAGL Second Team Beam and Floor • Reached the podium 14 times and earned three event wins • Scored 9.8 or better on floor nine times • Never dropped a score on bars or floor • Tallied four all-around scores of 39.0 or better • EAGL Gymnast of the Week (3/13) • Made season floor and beam debuts against Rutgers (1/15) and finished first (9.8) and second (9.75), respectively • Saw the podium three times against George Washington and Towson (1/29), finishing first on

beam (9.85), second on floor (9.825) and third on bars (9.775) • Made season all-around debut and finished third overall (39.0) against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Auburn and Ball State (2/12) • Shone at the Maryland quad meet (2/18), winning bars with a career-best 9.9 and finishing second overall (38.975) and third on floor (9.825) • Scored 9.8 on floor at New Hampshire (2/25) and finished third • Finished third in upset win over No. 8 Arkansas (3/10) with a 39.175; also finished second on bars (9.85) and third on floor (9.875) • Matched career high and tied for second overall with a 9.9 floor score at EAGL Championship (3/24) • Placed 10th in the all-around at the NCAA Auburn Regional (4/7) with a career-best 39.225 score; night included a fifth place, 9.85 bars score and a career-best 9.825 mark on vault • Bars RQS of 9.83 ranked No. 5 in the EAGL, No. 15 in the southeast region • All-around RQS of 38.92 ranked No. 7 in the EAGL, No. 11 regionally

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 seasonbest 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 • Paced team and finished second overall on floor at No. 15 Ohio State (2/12) with 9.85 mark • 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 and 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 At Eastern Michigan in 2010 • Left name in Eagle record book after just one season and ranked eighth (39.0) on the EMU alltime all-around scores list and ninth (9.85) on the EMU all-time beam score list

Kaylyn Millick’s Career Highs Vault 9.825 at 2012 Auburn NCAA Regional Championships Bars 9.9 at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary Beam 9.85 2010 season at Eastern Michigan, vs. George Washington and Towson Floor 9.9 vs. Pitt, Rutgers, at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.) All-Around 39.225 at 2012 Auburn NCAA Regional Championships Kaylyn Millick’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2012 13 8 428.4 2011 13 5 402.8 Totals 26 13 831.2

44 | West Virginia University

4/7/12 2/18/12 1/29/12 1/29/11 3/24/12 4/7/12

Mountaineer gymnastics means taking a chance. I gave up a full scholarship at Eastern Michigan just for a chance to earn my Gold and Blue leo. Mountaineer spirit is in my blood, and I worked hard to be able to represent it proudly. Now, I welcome the opportunity to take chances and work hard. When you believe in your abilities, you just might catch your dream.

Kaylyn Millick

• 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 • 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-America 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

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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 exercise physiology • President’s List • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Alaska Richardson 5-4 | Senior Dayton, Ohio

One of the nation’s most talented and powerful floor workers … has potential to earn national rankings on vault and floor as a senior … will compete a new floor routine with upgraded passes … overcame adversity and emerged as one of the team’s strongest leaders as a junior … dedication to improvement has empowered her gymnastics … poised to compete on beam this year … makes gymnastics look easy … vault is one of the most dynamic in nation … explosive and exciting to watch … great personality that helps keep gym upbeat … known for showmanship on floor routines … teammates rely on her positivity in meet. At West Virginia in 2012 • Competed on vault and floor in every meet and scored a career-best 254.25 points • Career-best floor score of 9.9 was team’s top mark on apparatus all season • All-EAGL First Team Vault and Floor • Scored 9.8 or better on floor 10 times • Hit for a season-high 9.875 on vault four times • Dropped one score all season • Reached the podium 12 times • Two-time EAGL Specialist of the Week • Opened season strong with a 9.825 showing on floor against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8) • Tied for vault win against Rutgers (1/15) with 9.875 mark; also placed third on floor (9.775) • Won floor at Bowling Green (1/21) with a 9.85 score • Tied for first on vault (9.875) against George Washington and Towson (1/29) • Tied for third on floor at No. 22 Michigan (2/3) with a team-best 9.8

• Finished second on vault (9.85) and floor (9.825) at New Hampshire (2/25) • Won floor at the No. 19 Denver quad-meet (3/3) with a 9.875 routine • Scored a career-best 9.9 and tied for floor win against No. 8 Arkansas (3/10); also paced team with second place, 9.875 vault • Scored a team-best 9.85 on floor at No. 10 LSU (3/16) and finished third overall • Finished seventh on vault at the EAGL Championship (3/24) with a 9.85 score; also scored 9.8 on floor • Anchored the vault lineup at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championships (4/7) with a seasonhigh 9.875 showing, the meet’s third-best score and good enough for eighth place • Floor RQS of 9.855 ranked No. 3 in EAGL and No. 9 in southeast region • Vault RQS of 9.85 ranked No. 7 in EAGL and No. 15 in region • Led team with a floor season average of 9.821 • Vault season average of 9.737 • EAGL All-Academic Team

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

Alaska Richardson’s Career Highs Vault

9.9

at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport

Floor

9.9

vs. Arkansas

Alaska Richardson’s Career Statistics Year

Meets

2/6/11 3/10/12

AA

Total Points

2012 13 0 254.25 2011 11 0 145.125 2010 10 0 97.025 Totals 34 0

46 | West Virginia University

496.4

Mountaineer gymnastics means being a part of a family that represents the Gold and Blue…Bow Bow!

Alaska Richardson

• 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

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Personal • Daughter of Anthony Richardson and Johnnie Russell • Has two brothers and five sisters • Birthday is October 30 • Graduate of Dayton Christian High • Enrolled in sport and exercise psychology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Makenzie Bristol 5-2 | Junior Prosper, Texas

Skilled gymnast … one of the most consistent gymnasts on the floor … did not count a fall on floor throughout sophomore season … coaches believe she could have three incredible routines on vault, beam and floor … worked hard during offseason to have a bars routine complete for junior season … contributions toward team scores should significantly increase this season … positive attitude helps keep spirits high in Cary Gym … excited to compete against more gymnasts from her home state in the Big 12 Conference … coaching staff believes that her elegant gymnastics will help her succeed at the collegiate level. At West Virginia in 2012 • Saw action on floor in all 13 meets and did not count a fall • Earned 126.7 points • Scored 9.8 or better five times and below 9.725 only twice • Paced the team on floor and tied for third place at No. 22 Michigan (2/3) with a 9.8 • Tallied a career-best 9.85 on floor against No. 8 Arkansas (3/10) and finished fourth • Finished second on the team on floor at the EAGL Championship (3/24) with a 9.825 score, her second-best mark of the season • Floor RQS of 9.8 ranked No. 25 in southeast region • Floor average of 9.746 was third best on team

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 Nastia 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 17 • NCA All-Star cheerleader and cheer team captain at Prosper High • Enrolled in broadcast journalism • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Makenzie Bristol’s Career Highs Beam

9.2

vs. North Carolina

2/26/11

Floor

9.85

vs. Arkansas

3/10/12

Makenzie Bristol’s Career Statistics Year

Meets

AA

Total Points

2012 13 0

126.7

2011 8 0 85.725 Total 21 0 212.425

48 | West Virginia University

Mountaineer gymnastics means being a part of something that is bigger than me – fighting for my teammates, coaches and University to be the best. We are a family – one unit – all fighting for the same goal and climbing higher every day.

Makenzie Bristol

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Amanda Carpenter 5-6 | Junior Lancaster, Pa.

Talented gymnast that built on an abbreviated rookie season and began to flourish as a sophomore … on the cusp of a break-out junior year and beginning to realize full potential … solid, consistent contributor on beam … also proved to be a reliable alternate on floor … hoping to break into the vault lineup as a junior … one of the most-skilled Mountaineer bars workers … hard worker with outgoing personality … dedicated to team values … joined the Mountaineers in December 2010. At West Virginia in 2012 • Competed on beam in all but one meet and counted toward team score 10 times • Placed within the top five on beam four times • Tallied 115.775 points • All-EAGL Second Team Beam • Made Mountaineer debut against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8) and finished third on beam with a career-best 9.8 • Placed third on beam at Bowling Green (1/21) with a 9.675 • Tied for second place on beam at No. 22 Michigan (2/3) with a 9.75 • Earned 9.775 on beam against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Auburn and Ball State (2/12), the meet’s fourth-best score • Finished second on team on beam at No. 10 LSU (3/16) with a 9.775

• Tallied a 9.75 on beam at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championships (4/7) • Beam season average of 9.646 ranked third on team • Beam RQS of 9.75 • EAGL All-Academic Team At West Virginia in 2011 • Did not see competitive action

Personal • Daughter of Randolph and Tracy Carpenter • Has one brother • Birthday is March 9 • Attended Hempfield High • Enrolled in business and economics • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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

Amanda Carpenter’s Career Highs Beam

9.8

vs. Penn State and Maryland

1/8/12

Amanda Carpenter’s Career Statistics Year

Meets

AA

Total Points

2012 12 0 115.775

50 | West Virginia University

Mountaineer gymnastics means everyone fighting for the same goal and knowing that your whole team is standing behind you and always supporting you. It is never giving up and always climbing higher.

Amanda Carpenter

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Hope Sloanhoffer 5-4 | Junior Cornwall, N.Y. Emerged as a top 25 gymnast as a sophomore … 2012 EAGL Gymnast of the Year … EAGL allaround, vault and bars champion … two-time team MVP … expected to contribute to in-meet leadership … consistency continues to amaze coaches … fine-tuned all of her routines … hitting her best gymnastics in college … naturally graceful and powerful … incredibly cool and confident gymnast … teammates aim to emulate her work ethic … tirelessly strives for success in the gym and in the classroom … enjoys representing the Mountaineers out of the gym … 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 2012 • EAGL Gymnast of the Year • All-EAGL First Team Vault, Bars, Beam and All-Around • Earned second straight Linda Burdette-Good Award as team’s Most Valuable Gymnast • Joseph Medrick Award honoree as team’s top all-around gymnast • Led league with three EAGL Gymnast of the Week honors • CollegeSports360.com women’s gymnastics Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 16) • Competed as an all-arounder in all 13 meets and earned a team-best 508.5 points • EAGL’s No. 1-ranked all-around gymnast every week of the season • Ranks 11th in the Mountaineer record book with 10 career scores of 39.0 or better; all scores earned during sophomore season • Scored 9.8 or better 26 times and has scored 9.8 or better in 56 of 88 career routines • Set or matched four career bests, including the all-around • Reached the podium a team-best 31 times • Earned six all-around victories

• All but two of her 52 routines counted toward the team’s score • Opened the season strong with a second place, 39.3 all-around showing against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8); also finished second on vault (9.875) and floor (9.85) • Tied for vault win against Rutgers (1/15) with 9.875 mark; also won beam (9.775) and floor (9.8) • Won the all-around at Bowling Green (1/21) with 39.075 score; also won vault (9.825) • Finished first against George Washington and Towson (1/29) with a 39.2 score; included a win on vault (9.875) and a second-place finish on bars (9.8) • Placed second at No. 22 Michigan (2/3) with a 39.125 total; also won beam with a 9.825 • Scored 39.175 and finished first against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Auburn and Ball State (2/12); also tied for beam win with a 9.85 • Took all-around win at Maryland quad meet (2/18) with 39.15 score; also finished first on beam (9.875) and second on bars (9.85) • Scored 39.175 and finished first at New Hampshire (2/25); also paced team and finished second on beam (9.85) • Matched season-best vault score of 9.9 at No. 19 Denver quad (3/3) and finished second • Tied for beam win against No. 8 Arkansas (3/10) with a career-high 9.95 score, becoming first Mountaineer to earn the mark since 2004

• Absolutely stellar at the EAGL Championship (3/24), winning three individual titles, including the all-around crown with a career-best 39.5 score, the 13th-best mark in program history; also finished first on vault and uneven bars with season-best marks of 9.9, and second on floor with a career-high 9.9 • Just missed individually qualifying for the 2012 NCAA Championships with a sixth place all-around showing at the Auburn Regional (4/7), scoring 39.325 points; also tied for third place on beam with a 9.85 score • Ranked No. 33 nationally, No. 6 in the southeast region and No. 1 in the EAGL with a 39.2 all-around RQS • Ranked No. 47 nationally, No. 10 regionally and No. 4 in the league with a 9.87 vault RQS • Ranked No. 48 nationally, No. 10 regionally and No. 4 in league with a 9.84 beam RQS • Ranked No. 18 regionally and No. 9 in the league with a 9.815 bars RQS • Paced team on vault and beam with season averages of 9.823 and 9.802, respectively • Bars season average of 9.762 ranked second on team • All-around season average of 39.115 • Floor season average of 9.729 • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America • EAGL All-Academic Team

Hope Sloanhoffer’s Career Highs Vault 9.95 at Penn State with Pitt and Bridgeport Bars 9.9 at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Beam 9.95 vs. Arkansas Floor 9.9 at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.) All-Around 39.5 at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Hope Sloanhoffer’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2012 13 13 508.5 2011 13 1 392.325 Totals 26 14 900.825

52 | West Virginia University

2/6/11 3/24/12 3/10/12 3/24/12 3/24/12

Mountaineer gymnastics is a family that goes beyond our four years in Morgantown. It’s a family that fights for each other, perseveres through all circumstances and is there for each other no matter what.

Hope Sloanhoffer

At West Virginia in 2011 • An outstanding three-event specialist who had 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 the team’s Most Valuable Gymnast • All-EAGL first team 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 • 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 a 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 teambest 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 marks • Vault RQS of 9.865 ranked No. 37 nationally, No. 6 in the southeast region and No. 1 in the EAGL • Beam RQS of 9.865 ranked No. 17 nationally, No. 4 regionally and No. 1 in the EAGL • Floor RQS of 9.855 ranked No. 4 in the EAGL, No. 8 in the region and No. 48 in the nation

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• 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 allaround 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 allaround titles; also finished second on bars • Won vault and finished eighth in all-around at 2009 National Invitational Tournament Personal • Daughter of Cordell Hoffer and Nancy Sloan • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is July 8 • Attended Cornwall Central High • Enrolled in exercise physiology • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Erica Smith 5-4 | Junior Blue Springs, Md.

Coaches believe she could successfully compete each event this season … saw time on bars and beam as a sophomore … phenomenal bars skill set … potential to emerge as team’s top point earner on bars … coaches expect her to contribute to vault lineup this season … cool and calm when competing … her poise under pressure serves her well in collegiate gymnastics … coaches love the spirit she brings to meets … really enjoys the team atmosphere and has embraced being a Mountaineer. At West Virginia in 2012 • Saw action in 10 meets, including four as a two-event specialist on bars and beam, and tallied 134.35 points • Rose to the challenge and anchored the bars lineup in the final eight meets of the season • Scored 9.8 or better on bars five times • Reached the podium twice and earned nine top 10 finishes • Career-high 9.85 bars score was the secondhighest score earned by a Mountaineer • Only dropped two scores all season • Hit for a career-best 9.85 on bars at Maryland (2/18) and finished tied for second • Secured the Mountaineers’ three victories at the No. 19 Denver quad (3/3) with a third place, 9.825 bars routine

• Matched career high with a sixth place, 9.85 bars showing at EAGL Championship (3/24) • Scored a career-high 9.75 on beam as the first competitor on the apparatus at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championships (4/7); also finished 11th on bars with a 9.825 mark • Bars RQS of 9.795 ranked No. 22 in the southeast region • Bars season average of 9.645 and a beam season average of 9.475 Club Gymnastics • Five-year level 10 gymnast out of Eagles Gymnastics • 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 • Enrolled in journalism

Erica Smith’s Career Highs Bars

9.85

at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary

2/18/12

at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

3/24/12

Beam

at 2012 Auburn NCAA Regional Championships

9.75

Erica Smith’s Career Statistics Year

Meets

AA

Total Points

2012 10 0 134.35

54 | West Virginia University

4/7/12

Mountaineer gymnastics is about being a part of a family. These girls and coaches are my life, and I would do anything for them. We all bond so well.

Erica Smith

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Bethany Yurko 5-3 | Junior Cumberland, Md.

Talented athlete with great potential … one of the hardest working gymnasts in Cary Gym … coaches applaud her incredible work ethic … looks to break into bars lineup this year … made strides on beam over the summer … saw time on vault as a sophomore … proved solid in pressure-filled situations … enjoys competition and contributing to team’s overall success … knowledge of sport grew exponentially as a freshman … her passion for gymnastics pushes her teammates … hard worker … possesses a quick learning curve. At West Virginia in 2012 • Earned second consecutive Sally Medrick Award for Most Improved Gymnast • Saw action in five meets and scored 48.525 points • Proved to be a valuable asset to the vault lineup • Finished in the top 10 on vault in all but one meet • Saw first collegiate action in season opener against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8) and scored 9.7 on vault • Hit for a vault season high of 9.75 against Rutgers (1/15) and finished sixth, her best finish of the year • Served as a last-second lineup replacement on vault at No. 10 LSU (3/16) and scored 9.7

• Owned a vault season average of 9.705 • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America • EAGL All-Academic Team 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 • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Bethany Yurko’s Career Highs Vault

9.75

vs. Rutgers

1/15/12

Bethany Yurko’s Career Statistics Year

Meets

AA

Total Points

2012 5 0 48.525

56 | West Virginia University

Mountaineer gymnastics is a close family! We all love each other and would do anything for each other. It is a team that never stops, doesn’t give up and keeps the dream alive.

Bethany Yurko

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Beth Deal 5-5 | Sophomore Parkersburg, W.Va.

One of the strongest beam workers in the gym … solid presentation on beam and steady as that lineup’s anchor … winning beam routine at EAGL Championship proved her poise under pressure … pushing for a lineup spot on vault … showed incredible improvement throughout first preseason with Mountaineers… coaches impressed with her work ethic … has great lines and competes pretty, clean gymnastics … one of the team’s loudest and most enthusiastic supporters … proud to be from West Virginia. At West Virginia in 2012 • Battled a mid-season ankle injury but still saw action on beam in eight meets, scoring 76.55 points • EAGL beam champion • Saw the beam podium three times • Earned John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit • EAGL Rookie of the Week (1/10) • Paced the team and finished second overall with a 9.825 beam routine in collegiate debut against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8) • Finished third on beam against Rutgers (1/21) with a 9.725 • Returned to the beam lineup at No. 19 Denver (3/3) after a five-week absence due to injury and paced the team with a fifth place, 9.725 routine

• As the meet’s final competitor on beam, scored a career-best 9.9 and secured the team’s victory at the EAGL Championship (3/24); was crowned the event’s outright winner • Beam RQS of 9.68 and season average of 9.569 • EAGL All-Academic Team 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 exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Beth Deal’s Career Highs Beam

9.9

at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Beth Deal’s Career Statistics Year

Meets

AA

Total Points

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76.55

3/24/12

Mountaineer gymnastics is not only a team, it’s also a family. We do whatever it takes to climb higher and reach the top, together. Representing the Gold and Blue is the greatest honor of all.

Beth Deal

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Dayah Haley 5-2 | Sophomore Germantown, Md.

Strong, consistent rookie season should give way to success this season … saw time on all four events … emerged as a consistent vaulter and bars worker and is comfortable in leadoff position in both lineups… coaches like her calm, confident in-meet attitude … looks to add floor and beam this season … high-level skill set … rarely misses a landing … hopes to follow in the footsteps of teammate Hope Sloanhoffer and former Mountaineer Amy Bieski … thrives under pressure … works hard to improve every day … understands that her talent could take her far in collegiate gymnastics. At West Virginia in 2012 • Saw action in 12 meets, nine as a multi-event specialist, and scored 221.125 points • Proved consistent on vault, scoring 9.75 or better five times • Earned two top-five finishes • Finalist for the EAGL Rookie of the Year honor • Solid in collegiate debut, scoring 9.775 on vault against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8) and finishing sixth • Scored 9.775 on vault against Rutgers (1/15) and finished fourth • Opened the bars rotation at Maryland (2/18) with a 9.775 score

• Tallied a career-best 9.8 bars score in lineup’s opening spot at EAGL Championship (3/24) • Opened the team’s vault rotation at the NCAA Auburn Regional (4/7) with a career-best 9.8 score • Bars season average of 9.664 ranked fourth on team • Owned vault season average of 9.716

Personal • Niece of Lisa Taylor • Has one sister • Birthday is April 9 • Attended Magruder High • Majoring in communication studies

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 allaround (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

Dayah Haley’s Career Highs Vault

9.8

2012 Auburn NCAA Regional Championships

Bars

9.8

2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Beam

9.0

vs. Penn State and Maryland

1/8/12

Floor

9.65

at Michigan

2/3/12

Dayah Haley’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2012 12 0 221.125

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Mountaineer gymnastics means more than just being a team. We are a family - a family full of pride, respect and determination. Also – there is never a dull moment! I’m honored to be a Mountaineer!

Dayah Haley

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Jamie Judge 5-2 | Sophomore Kenna, W.Va.

Quick gymnast … speed should help her on vault and floor, her strongest events … shows variety in floor skill set … saddled with injury throughout freshman season … enjoys representing her home state. At West Virginia in 2012 • Did not see competitive action • EAGL All-Academic Team 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 and 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 • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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Mountaineer gymnastics is family. This team has taught me what it means to fight together and to never give up.

Jamie Judge

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Lia Salzano 5-3 | Sophomore Centreville, Va. • Had season average of 9.7 on vault • EAGL All-Academic Team

Persistent, hard worker … quick learner … proved to be a reliable in-meet alternate and stepped up to challenges when her teammates needed her … saw time on vault, bars and beam in 2012 … will push for a lineup spot in those events again … can compete a 10.0 vault … skill level improved dramatically over the course of rookie season … positive outlook in gym helps keep teammates motivated. At West Virginia in 2012 • Saw action in seven meets, three as a multi-event athlete on vault, bars and beam • Scored seven top-10 finishes • Opened collegiate career with a 9.775 vault against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8), good enough for sixth place • Made career debut on beam against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Auburn and Ball State (2/12) and finished fourth with a season-best 9.825 score • Finished sixth on beam at Maryland (2/18) with a 9.725 mark • Opened the meet and the team’s bars rotation at New Hampshire (2/25) as a last-second lineup replacement and scored a career-best 9.75

Club Gymnastics • Level 10 gymnast out of Capital Gymnastics • Two-time Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier • Eastern National Championships qualifier • Finished 29th in the senior ‘A’ division at the 2009 National Championships

Personal • Daughter of Frank and Belinda Salzano • Has two sisters • Birthday is May 26 • Attended Paul VI Catholic High • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Lia Salzano’s Career Highs Vault

9.775

vs. Penn State and Maryland

Bars

9.75

at New Hampshire

2/25/12

Beam

9.825

vs. Ohio State, Auburn and Ball State

2/12/12

Lia Salzano’s Career Statistics Year

Meets

AA

Total Points

2012 7 0 104.375

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Mountaineer gymnastics means working together with my best friends to keep climbing higher to reach our goals. It’s more than just a team sport, it’s a lifestyle and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Lia Salzano

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Maci Sump 5-6 | Sophomore Lansing, Mich.

Beautiful style … elegant, dance-like gymnastics shows off her great extension … strongest event is beam and bars … could also push for a lineup spot on floor … tall, long frame gives her great presence on floor … very focused in Cary Gym … great sense of humor and can get everyone on the team laughing. At West Virginia in 2012 • Did not see competitive action 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 athletic coaching education

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Mountaineer gymnastics means being a fighter every day and climbing higher to reach your life goals.

Maci Sump

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Gina Costa 5-2 | Freshman Los Altos, Calif.

Technical gymnast with clean lines … solid allaround competitor with a strength in the uneven bars … successful club career in Region I, a historically strong region, including an all-around victory … national experience should serve her well in college … meshes well with the team and should benefit from a summer on campus.

Mountaineer gymnastics is all about being a family that works together to achieve a common goal – representing WVU!

Gina Costa

Club Gymnastics • Two-year national qualifier (2009, 2011) out of Airborne Gymnastics • 2012 team captain • Won a combined 13 state and regional titles • 2011 regional level 10 fourth place all-around finish • 2011 state vault, bars and all-around champion • 2009 level 10 national qualifier on bars • 2009 level 10 regional all-around champion • 2009 level 10 state vault, floor and all-around champion • Second place finish, all-around, at 2008 level 9 Western Championships Personal • Daughter of John and Carole Costa • Has one brother • Birthday is May 29 • Attended Los Altos High • Enrolled in pre-sport management

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Melissa Idell 5-6 | Fr. Newark, Del.

Mountaineer gymnastics means climbing higher in and out of the gym, striving to be more than exceptional gymnasts and being the most loving and supporting family we can be for each other. Being a Mountaineer gymnast is an honor for me, and I love my team.

Perfect addition to the freshman class … expected to contribute right away on floor … potential for a great vault … a hidden talent that possesses the high-level skills needed to have a strong college career … hard worker … easy-going personality fits in well with the whole team. Club Gymnastics • Competed for Slava Glazounov at First State Gymnastics • 2011 level 10 state and regional qualifier • Finished second on beam and floor, fourth on vault and fifth in the all-around at the 2010 level 9 Eastern Nationals • Finished fourth on vault, fifth on beam and sixth in the all-around at the 2010 level 9 regional championships • Won the 2010 level 10 Arnold Gymnastics Challenge all-around title

Melissa Idell

Personal • Daughter of Mark and Jennifer Idell • Has one brother • Birthday is May 4 • Attended St. Marks High • Enrolled in pre-sports and exercise psychology

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Jaida Lawrence 5-4 | Fr. Rocky Hill, Conn.

Powerful gymnast … strongest on floor and vault but has abilities to compete all-around … brings international experience, as she competed for Jamaica at the World Championships … strong senior season will make her transition to college gymnastics easier … continues to improve … possesses an array of skills that gives the coaching staff a lot of strong lineup possibilities … calm competitor.

Mountaineer gymnastics is the definition of hard work. We are a family that comes together and gets the job done. We climb higher and perform to the best of our abilities, doing what we love most – gymnastics.

Club Gymnastics • Competed for Maureen Chagnon and Blane Jefferson at New England Gymnastics Express • Member of the 2011 Jamaican World Team • Competed at the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo • Five-time (2008-12) level 10 Junior Olympics qualifier • 2012 level 10 state champion

Jaida Lawrence

Personal • Daughter of Dwight and Mia Lawrence • Has one brother • Birthday is February 22 • Attended Rocky Hill High • Enrolled in pre-exercise physiology

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Kaylyn Millick

Alaska Richardson

2013 Season Preview Three seniors anchor this year’s WVU squad Seniors Set the Mountaineer Standard The Mountaineers will follow the lead of three returning seniors – Chelsea Goldschrafe, Kaylyn Millick and Alaska Richardson. All three are expected to compete in at least three events, and Goldschrafe and Millick could see significant time in the all-around, too. Goldschrafe, a 2012 All-EAGL Second Team vault honoree, emerged as an asset on the apparatus last season, as she scored a careerbest 9.85 four times. Always steady on floor, she opened the rotation five times as a junior. She competed as an all-arounder three times and scored a career-best 39.05. In her second season as a Mountaineer, Millick solidified her place as a key point contributor, as she earned 428.4 points, the third-best team total, in 13 meets, eight of which she competed as an all-arounder. A four-time All-EAGL honoree, she set or matched career highs on each event last season and tallied four all-around scores of 39.0 or better, including a career-best 39.225 score in a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Auburn Regional. Millick is the team’s top bars worker and is expected to anchor the lineup. One of the nation’s most talented and entertaining floor workers, Richardson is the Mountaineers’ most-explosive gymnast and has potential to earn national rankings on

Chelsea Goldschrafe vault and floor this season. She competed in both events in all 13 meets in 2012 and earned All-EAGL First Team honors. Richardson scored 9.8 or better on floor 10 times last season, including a career-best 9.9, and all but one of her marks counted toward the team’s scores. Poised to lead the team by example, she also will add beam to her repertoire this season. Sloanhoffer Steadies Mountaineers After a sophomore campaign that saw her emerge as a top 25 gymnast, junior Hope Sloanhoffer returns as one of the team’s most consistent competitors. The 2012 EAGL Gymnast of the Year, as well as the league’s all-around, vault and bars champion, Sloanhoffer is expected to contribute to in-meet leadership this year. Hitting her best college gymnastics, she is expected to compete near the back of the lineup on all four events this season. She fine-tuned all of her routines over the summer and will compete a new floor routine this season. Sloanhoffer, a seven-time All-EAGL First Team honoree, was the league’s No. 1-ranked all-around gymnast each week last season. She just missed qualifying for the 2012 NCAA Championships, as she placed sixth in the allaround (39.325) at the NCAA Auburn Regional. Sloanhoffer currently ranks No. 11 in the Mountaineer record book with 10 career scores of 39.0 or better, all earned as a sophomore, and has scored 9.8 or better in 56 of 88 career routines.

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Top Point Earners Return Five the of the Mountaineers’ top six point earners return from the 2012 season, including junior Hope Sloanhoffer, the team’s two-time MVP, who earned a team-best 508.5 points in her first season competing all-around. All but two of her 52 routines counted toward the team’s score last season. Also returning this season are seniors Kaylyn Millick (428.4 points), Chelsea Goldschrafe (396.525 points) and Alaska Richardson (254.25 points), and sophomore Dayah Haley (221.125 points). The biggest loss of points comes from the graduation of Tina Maloney, as she ranked No. 2 on the team with 452.375 points. Goldschrafe and Sloanhoffer are on the cusp of surpassing 1,000 career points, as they own 955.25 and 900.825 points, respectively. Millick also is likely to pass the 1,000-point plateau this season, as she owns 831.2 career points. Janáe Cox (2004-07) owns the WVU career points record with 2,070.65 points. Fresh Faces Three freshmen join the Mountaineers this season – Gina Costa, Melissa Idell and Jaida Lawrence. Lawrence and Idell will look to contribute immediately. Lawrence, a level 10 gymnasts out of New England Gymnastics Express, is strongest on vault and floor and may crack both lineups. A member of the 2011 Jamaican World Team and a five-time level 10 Junior Olympics qualifier, her powerful skill set gives her the ability to compete all-around.

Idell, a level 10 gymnasts at First State Gymnastics, was a state and regional qualifier. A graceful gymnast with strong lines, she is a hidden talent that the coaches expect to impact the floor lineup. Costa, a two-year level 10 national qualifier out of Airborne Gymnastics, won a combined 13 state and regional titles. She could see time on the uneven bars this season. New Beginnings The Mountaineers will compete in the Big 12 Conference this season alongside Oklahoma and Iowa State. WVU has become familiar with conference success, as the team took a league-best seven titles, including the 2012 championship, in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL); the Mountaineers never went more than four seasons between league championships. Prior to joining the EAGL in 1996, the Mountaineers won four straight Atlantic 10 Championships. The Sooners are the reigning conference champions and have won five league titles, including four in the last five seasons, while the Cyclones have claimed two titles. The 2013 Big 12 Championships will be held in Ames, Iowa, on March 23. Ranked Among the Best For the first time since the 2010 season, the Mountaineers were ranked in the GymInfo Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as they checked-in at No. 24. WVU finished the 2012 season ranked No. 21, its first season-ending ranking since 2009. The squad’s ranking was based on its national qualifying score. Six of the Mountaineers’ 2013 opponents also are ranked – No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 5 Utah, No. 9 Oregon State, No. 10 Michigan, No. 20 Denver and No. 22 NC State.

Jaida Lawrence

Hope Sloanhoffer Alabama, the two-time defending national champions, earned the top spot. UCLA is ranked No. 2, while Florida is No. 3. Stanford follows Utah at No. 6, while Nebraska is ranked No. 7 and LSU is No. 8. Challenging Slate Awaits the Mountaineers With hopes of climbing higher and reaching the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2000, the Mountaineers must first master a challenging schedule. The 2013 slate features six teams that are ranked in the 2013 GymInfo Preseason Coaches’ Poll, including 2012 Super Six team Utah. The Mountaineers will compete in 10 regular-season meets – five at the WVU Coliseum and five on the road – and will face 17 opponents overall, including 2012 NCAA Championships participants Utah, Oklahoma and Oregon State. WVU will open the season on the road throughout the month of January. In between trips to Pitt and NC State, the Mountaineers will travel to Salt Lake City for a quad-meet with the Utes, Southern Utah and Oregon State on Jan. 19, at the Huntsman Center. Utah gymnastics has averaged more than 11,000 fans per meet since 1992. The Mountaineers will open their home schedule on Feb. 1 against Oklahoma, Western Michigan and William & Mary. Other home-schedule highlights include the return of”Beauty and the Beast” on Feb. 10; the gymnastics team will play host to Iowa State that day, while the WVU wrestling team will simultaneously compete against Ohio University. WVU will compete in its first-ever Big 12 Championships on March 23, in Ames, Iowa, before returning to the Coliseum and playing host to the NCAA Morgantown Regional on April 6.

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The Return of ”Beauty and the Beast” After a successful first-run in 2011, the popular ”Beauty and the Beast” promotion will return to the WVU Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 10. The Mountaineers will play host to Iowa State, while the WVU wrestling team will simultaneously compete against Ohio. WVU defeated Michigan State, 194.0192.575, in the first-ever ”Beauty and the Beast,” in front of 3,206 fans, the third-best mark in program history. Big 12 Gymnastics Since 2002, the Big 12 Conference has been represented by at least one team at every National Championships. In that time span, a conference-best three teams have advanced to the NCAA 12-team meet in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010. Additionally, in the last 10 years, the conference has sent at least one team to the NCAA Super Six Championships seven times, including two teams in 2006 and 2011. Oklahoma just missed its third consecutive Super Six appearance in 2012, as the Sooners finished fourth in the championships’ first semifinal. Season-ending rankings go hand-in-hand with championship appearances, and the Big 12 has had at least two teams ranked in the Top 15 nationally every year since 2002. Additionally, since 2003, at least one Big 12 team has ranked within the Top 15 nationally in average home attendance, with OU pacing the conference in 2012 with a No. 13 (2,022.25) ranking.

Jason Butts

Lia Salzano

Event Preview Breaking down WVU on all four events VAULT

The Mountaineers’ vault lineups is one of the team’s deepest, as coach Jason Butts sees at least 10 gymnasts capable of scoring this season. ”What’s exciting is we have some vaults return that didn’t even see a lot of competition time last season,” he explains. ”We lost Tina (Maloney), but we’re bringing in a really strong vault with Jaida (Lawrence). I think vault is going to be one of our strongest events this year – no one in the lineup should score below 9.8.” Tops among the returners is junior Hope Sloanhoffer, the 2012 EAGL vault co-champion. She finished her sophomore season ranked No. 47 in the nation with a 9.87 regional qualifying score (RQS). Also poised for a big year is senior Alaska Richardson. The lineup’s anchor, she earned all-league first team honors last season and finished the year ranked No. 15 in the southeast region with a 9.85 RQS. Senior Chelsea Goldschrafe also earned a seasonending regional ranking, as the All-EAGL Second Team honoree ranked No. 19. ”It’s fair to say all three of those vaults are in contention for some of the nation’s top marks this year,” Butts says. Senior Kaylyn Millick, junior Bethany Yurko,

Erica Smith and sophomores Dayah Haley and Lia Salzano all saw time on vault last season and are expected to contribute again this year. Along with Lawrence, junior Erica Smith and sophomore Beth Deal will look to push for a lineup spot.

UNEVEN BARS

The departure of graduate Nicole Roach will be felt hardest in the bars lineup, as she was the group’s rock over the last four seasons. Always dependable, she finished her final season ranked No. 24 in the region with a 9.785 RQS. The good news is three regionally ranked gymnasts followed Roach in the lineup last season and all return this year with polished routines. ”I’ll be expecting a lot of consistency from Hope, Erica and Kaylyn,” says Butts. ”Those three are our highest-scoring returners and are all capable of anchoring this unit. I honestly believe this is one of the strongest bars lineups we’ve had since I’ve been at WVU.” Competing a solid double-layout dismount, Millick has emerged as the lineup’s likely anchor. She finished 2012 ranked No. 15 in the region and No. 5 in the EAGL and owns a career-best score of 9.9. Sloanhoffer, the EAGL’s outright champion, also scored 9.9 last season. Smith’s scoring potential is highest among the trio, as she competes a near-flawless Sheposh. Haley is expected to once again open the rotation. Goldschrafe and Salzano will return

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to the lineup, while Yurko, Lawrence and freshman Gina Costa will push for time. ”Once again, we have some routines from last year that didn’t see consistent action,” Butts says. ”Lia and Bethany are looking great. Gina is a talented bars worker, so we’re excited to hopefully get her in the lineup.” Butts says the team’s philosophy is no different than year’s past. ”We always want to hit clean, 10.0 startvalue routines,” he explains. ”We have three tough road meets to start the season. I think if we can get through that stretch performing well, the possibility to add some more releases is there for us. I think we keep showing that we don’t need those skills to accomplish what we want to do. ”The consistency is already there. We tend to struggle early in the season when it comes to consistency on this event, but I think we’re going to come out of the gate showing a lot of consistency. We should be good to go.”

BALANCE BEAM

”We have at least 10 routines that are meet-ready heading into the season,” assistant coach Bridget Boyd says assuredly. ”We had a lot of routines last year that were ready to go but never did. Skill-wise, everyone is doing the same stuff. We’re focusing on their confidence level. I want to take out that slight little doubt that’s in their heads. If there’s something in their routines that they’re not comfortable with, we’ll change it up.”

The back-end of the beam lineup is talent heavy, as EAGL champ Deal, along with Millick and Sloanhoffer, all return. Deal and Sloanhoffer each passed the 9.9-plateau last year, with Sloanhoffer scoring a career-high 9.95, while Millick tallied 9.8 or better five times. Junior Amanda Carpenter, an all-league second team honoree, emerged as a consistent competitor last season. Goldschrafe, Salzano and Smith also saw time in the lineup in 2012. Richardson is expected to make her beam career debut this season, while Haley and freshman Melissa Idell are in contention for competition time, too. ”One thing I’ve noticed is that Bridget is really working on this unit’s presentation,” adds Butts. ”The skills and routines are there. The difference is working on the confidence now and not waiting to correct that when the season gets around.” Boyd hopes that a more mature lineup will help overcome the little issues. ”We’re working on landings and getting rid of small errors,” she says. ”The little stuff – like connections – will be better this year because everyone is one year older. I think this group has so many different options; there’s no excuse for something to go wrong. I’m confident with all of them.”

FLOOR EXERCISE

Earning a national ranking on floor is nothing new for the Mountaineers, but the team reached new heights in 2012, cracking the top 10 in the season’s first three weeks and peaking at No. 8 in the Jan. 30 GymInfo Poll.

Melissa Idell The Mountaineers again are expected to earn high scores on floor, as top point earners Richardson, Sloanhoffer, Millick and Goldschrafe all return with new, re-worked routines. Richardson and Millick paced the team and ranked No. 9 and No. 17, respectively, in the southeast Region with 9.855 and 9.83 RQS. Haley, Lawrence, Idell, Salzano and junior Makenzie Bristol are all expected to fight for the last few open lineup spots.

”Floor is always the last event to come together during preseason, but the potential is there for us to have a really strong lineup,” says Butts. ”We’ll probably start really simple, but Jaida and Dayah have really nice E passes, and we’re hoping to utilize those later in the season. The score potential on this event will build as the year goes on. Our main focus is to come out of the gate consistent and strong, hitting 10.0 routines and upgrading down the road.”

2013 Schedule

Date Opponent Jan. 11 at Pitt Jan. 19 at Utah vs. Southern Utah vs. Oregon State Jan. 25 at NC State Feb. 1 Oklahoma* Western Michigan William & Mary Feb. 10 Iowa State* (Beauty and the Beast) Feb. 17 at Maryland vs. George Washington vs. Rutgers Feb. 24 New Hampshire Michigan Towson March 3 Denver Temple George Washington March 10 at George Washington vs. Brown March 15 Maryland Rutgers March 23 Big 12 Championships (Ames, Iowa) April 6 NCAA Regional Championships (Morgantown, W.Va.) April 19-21 NCAA National Championships (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Amanda Carpenter

* Big 12 opponent

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Time 7 p.m. 9 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. TBD TBD

All times Eastern and subject to change

at Pitt: 1.11.13 | 7 p.m.

at Utah: 1.19.13 | 9 p.m.

School Information Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League Nickname: Panthers

School Information Location: Salt Lake City, Utah Conference: Pac-12 Nickname: Utes

Team Information Head Coach: Debbie Yohman Record at Pitt: 280-391-1 (26 years) 2012 Record: 9-11, 6-6 EAGL 2012 Post Season: Fifth Place, EAGL Championships

Team Information Co-Head Coaches: Greg and Megan Marsden Record at Utah: 974-190-6 (37 years) 2012 Record: 13-4, 9-2 Pac-12 2012 Post Season: Fifth Place, NCAA Super Six

Media Information SID Contact: Mendy Nestor Email: mnestor@athletics.pitt.edu Phone: 412-648-8240 www.pittsburghpanthers.com

Media Information SID Contact: Liz Abel Email: label@huntsman.utah.edu Phone: 801-581-3511 www.utahutes.com

vs. Southern Utah (Utah): 1.19.13 | 9 p.m.

vs. Oregon State (at Utah): 1.19.13 | 9 p.m.

School Information Location: Cedar City, Utah Conference: Western Athletic Conference Nickname: Thunderbirds

School Information Location: Corvallis, Ore. Conference: Pac-12 Nickname: Beavers

Team Information Head Coach: Scott Bauman Record at Southern Utah: 181-209-1 (21 years) 2012 Record: 6-13, 4-6 WAC 2012 Post Season: Third Place at WAC Championships

Team Information Head Coach: Tanya Chaplin Record at Oregon State: 274-165-1 (14 years) 2012 Record: 20-5-1, 8-3-1 Pac-12 2012 Post Season: 12th Place, NCAA Championships

Media Information SID Contact: Kyle Cottam Email: cottam@suu.edu Phone: 435-586-7752 www.suutbirds.com

Media Information SID Contact: Jason Amberg Email: Jason.Amberg@oregonstate.edu Phone: 541-737-7469 www.osubeavers.com

at NC State: 1.25.13 | 7 p.m.

vs. Oklahoma: 2.1.13 | 7 p.m.

School Information Location: Raleigh, N.C. Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League Nickname: Wolfpack

School Information Location: Norman, Okla. Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Sooners

Team Information Head Coach: Mark Stevenson Record at NC State: 490-278-1 (32 years) 2012 Record: 15-6, 8-1 EAGL 2012 Post Season: Third Place, NCAA Raleigh Regional Championships

Team Information Head Coach: KJ Kindler Record at Oklahoma: 150-45-2 (Six years) 2012 Record: 26-6, 2-0 Big 12 2012 Post Season Record: Seventh Place, NCAA Championships

Media Information SID Contact: Justin Wilson Email: jewilso@ncsu.edu Phone: 919-515-2102 www.gopack.com

Media Information SID Contact: Jordan Christiansen Email: Jordanc@ou.edu Phone: 405-325-8413 www.soonersports.com

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vs. Western Michigan: 2.1.13 | 7 p.m.

vs. William & Mary: 2.1.13 | 7 p.m.

Location: Kalamazoo, Mich. Conference: Mid-American Nickname: Broncos

Location: Williamsburg, Va. Conference: ECAC Nickname: Tribe

Head Coach: Dave Kuzara Record at W. Michigan: 31-30 (Three years) 2012 Record: 8-6, 5-2 MAC 2012 Post Season Record: Third Place, MAC Championships

Head Coach: Mary Lewis Record at William & Mary: 195-357 (19 years) 2012 Record: 4-32 2012 Post Season Record: Third Place, USAG Collegiate Nationals

SID Contact: Kristen Keirns Email: Kristin.keirns@wmich.edu Phone: 269-387-4123 www.wmubroncos.com

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

vs. Iowa State: 2.10.13 | 3 p.m.

vs. Maryland: 2.17.13 | 5 p.m. & 3.15.13 | 7 p.m.

Location: Ames, Iowa Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Cyclones

Location: College Park, Md. Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League Nickname: Terrapins

Head Coach: Jay Ronayne Record at Iowa State: 44-77-4 (Six years) 2012 Record: 5-13-1, 0-2 Big 12 2012 Post Season Record: Sixth Place, NCAA Salt Lake City Regional Championships

Head Coach: Brett Nelligan Record at Maryland: 60-46 (Three years) 2012 Record: 17-12, 8-6 EAGL 2012 Post Season Record: Fifth Place, NCAA Fayetteville Regional Championships

SID Contact: Eric Bentzinger Email: ericb@iastate.edu Phone: 515-294-2008 www.cyclones.com

SID Contact: Matt Bertram Email: mbertram@umd.edu Phone: 301-314-8093 www.umterps.com

vs. George Washington: 2.17.13 | 5 p.m. & 3.3.13 | 2 p.m. & 3.10.13 | 1 p.m.

vs. Rutgers: 2.17.13 | 5 p.m. & 3.15.13 | 7 p.m.

Location: Washington, D.C. Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League Nickname: Colonials

Location: Piscataway, N.J. Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League Nickname: Scarlet Knights

Head Coach: Margie Foster- Cunningham Record at: 482-428 (27 years) 2012 Record at George Washington: 11-19-1, 2-12 EAGL 2012 Post Season Record: Seventh Place, EAGL Championships

Head Coach: Lou Levine Record at Rutgers: 13-11 (One year) 2012 Record: 13-18, 0-14 EAGL 2012 Post Season Record: Eighth Place, EAGL Championships SID Contact: Trey Miller Email: tmiller@scarletknights.com Phone: 732-445-4200 www.scarletknights.com

SID Contact: Dan DiVeglio Email: d.diveglio@gmail.com Phone: 202-994-0339 www.gwsports.com

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vs. New Hampshire: 2.24.13 | 2 p.m.

vs. Michigan: 2.24.13 | 2 p.m.

Location: Durham, N.H. Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League Nickname: Wildcats

Location: Ann Arbor, Mich. Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Wolverines

Head Coach: Gail Goodspeed Record at UNH: 515-276-2 (33 seasons) 2012 Record: 14-9, 6-6 EAGL 2012 Post Season Record: Sixth Place, NCAA Fayetteville Regional Championships

Head Coach: Bev Plocki Record at Michigan: 587-212-2 (23 seasons) 2012 Record:16-10, 8-5 Big Ten 2012 Post Season Record: Third Place, NCAA Auburn Regional Championships

SID Contact: Mike Murphy Email: mike.murphy@unh.edu Phone: 603-862-3906 www.unhwildcats.com

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

vs. Towson: 2.24.13 | 2 p.m.

vs. Denver: 3.3.13 | 2 p.m.

Location: Towson, Md. Conference: East Atlantic Gymnastics League Nickname: Tigers

Location: Denver, Colo. Conference: Western Athletic Nickname: Pioneers

Head Coach: Vicki Chliszczyk Record at: 38-6 (Two years) 2012 Record: 20-5 2012 Post Season Record: Second Place, ECAC Championships

Head Coach: Melissa Kutcher- Rinehart Record at Denver: 248-131-2 (14 seasons) 2012 Record: 20-9, 5-0 WAC 2012 Post Season Record: Fourth Place, NCAA Champaign Regional Championships

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

SID Contact: Niko Blankenship Email: niko.blanken@gmail.com Phone: 303-871-4990 www.denverpioneers.com

vs. Temple: 3.3.13 | 2 p.m.

vs. Brown (at G. Washington): 3.10.13 | 1 p.m.

Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Conference: ECAC Nickname: Owls

Location: Providence, R.I. Conference: ECAC Nickname: Bears

Head Coach: Aaron Murphy Record at: 67-80 (Five years) 2012 Record: 14-18 2012 Post Season: Third Place, USAG Championships (prelims)

Head Coach: Sara Carrer- Milne Record at: N/A 2012 Record: 7-11 2012 Post Season Record: None

SID Contact: Steve Helm Email: steve.helm@temple.edu Phone: 215-204-7446 www.owlsports.com

SID Contact: Lyndsey Maurer Email: Lyndsey_Maurer@Brown.edu Phone: 401-863-7014 www.brownbears.com

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2012 Season Review WVU won its leaguebest seventh EAGL title

WVU qualified for its 29th NCAA regional appearance, ninth straight. The Mountaineers have competed in a regional championships each season but one since the NCAA opened the competition in 1983.

Powerful Showing on the Plains The Mountaineers hit 23-of-24 routines and scored 195.9 for a fifth-place finish at the competitive 2012 NCAA Auburn Regional Championships, inside Auburn Arena, on April 7. WVU’s team total was its second-best score of the season and the 27th-best mark in program history. Additionally, the score was the team’s best-ever at a regional, besting the previous high of 195.475 set in 2000; that mark qualified the Mountaineers for their last national championships appearance. Hope Sloanhoffer tied for sixth place in the all-around with a 39.325 score and just missed individually qualifying for the NCAA Championships, as the last advancing all-arounder scored 0.05 points better. Kaylyn Millick placed 10th in the all-around with a career-best 39.225 score. Sloanhoffer also just-missed qualifying on beam, as she finished third with a 9.85 mark. WVU finished fourth overall on each event. No. 6-ranked Georgia won the meet with a 197.1 score, and No. 7 Oregon State finished second with 196.45 points. No. 21 Michigan finished third (196.325), while No. 18 Auburn finished fourth with a 196.1. Michigan State placed sixth with a 194.05 score.

EAGL Champions! The Mountaineers exited the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) in style, winning their league-best seventh title on March 24, at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House, with a seasonbest score of 196.475. The mark matched the 10th-best score in program history and was the squad’s best score since scoring 196.05 at the 2008 EAGL Championship. With its win, WVU upheld one of its most-respected traditions – not going more than four years without a league title. Every gymnast to don the WVU leotard in the last 17 years won at least one league championship. Nine Mountaineers earned a combined 16 top 10 finishes, and six set or matched career bests. Additionally, the squad earned five scores of 9.9 or better. As a team, WVU scored season highs on three events – vault (49.25), bars (49.175) and floor (49.2). Sloanhoffer Sets EAGL Standard Ranked No. 1 in the EAGL in the all-around every week of the 2012 season, Hope Sloanhoffer walked away with the league’s top honor, as she was named EAGL Gymnast of the Year prior to the league championship. She was the second Mountaineer in as many

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seasons to score the award, as former WVU gymnast Amy Bieski snagged the honor in 2011. Sloanhoffer was the sixth Mountaineer to win the award since the league’s inception in 1996. Less than 24 hours after receiving the EAGL’s top annual award, Sloanhoffer won the league’s all-around title with a career-best 39.5 score. She was only the third WVU gymnast to also win the league’s all-around crown the same season she was named EAGL Gymnast of the Year. Her winning score matched the 13th-best mark in school history and was tops among all WVU gymnasts since 2009. In addition to her all-around victory, Sloanhoffer also tied for the vault title (9.9) and won the bars crown (9.9) outright. Prior to securing the honor, Sloanhoffer was named the EAGL Gymnast of the Week a league-best three times. She also was named to four All-EAGL First Teams: vault, bars, beam and all-around. Deal Delivers EAGL Title With the championship on the line, Beth Deal nailed a career-best 9.9 beam routine and secured the EAGL title for the Mountaineers at the 2012 Championship. The score, a career best, was only the team’s second 9.9-plus mark on beam all season; Hope Sloanhoffer scored a career-best 9.95 on March 10. Deal became the second freshman in four years to earn an EAGL title, as Tina Maloney scored a share of the vault crown in 2009.

All-EAGL Success Seven Mountaineers earned 15 All-EAGL honors at the league’s annual banquet prior to the EAGL Championships on March 23. Hope Sloanhoffer and Kaylyn Millick paced the team with four awards each. Sloanhoffer was named to the league’s vault, bars, beam and all-around first teams, while Millick was named to the bars and all-around first teams, and the beam and floor second teams; the honors were career firsts for Millick. Alaska Richardson, Chelsea Goldschrafe and Amanda Carpenter all earned the first honors of their careers. Richardson was named to the vault and floor first teams, while Goldschrafe was named to the vault second team and Carpenter was honored on the beam second team. Tina Maloney and Nicole Roach capped off their four-year careers with a combined three honors. Maloney pushed her career total to five, as she was named to the vault and allaround second teams, while Roach, a threetime All-EAGL First Team Bars honoree, was named to the bars second team. Maloney also was named the team’s EAGL MVP. Additionally, 13 Mountaineers were named to the EAGL All-Academic Team: Maloney, Roach, Millick, Sloanhoffer, Richardson, Goldschrafe, Carpenter, Bethany Yurko, Parker Beattie, Reilly Beattie, Jamie Judge and Lia Salzano. Season-Ending Ranking The Mountaineers finished the 2012 season ranked No. 21 in the GymInfo Poll, the team’s first season-ending ranking since 2009, when the Mountaineers were ranked No. 25. The team’s ranking was based on its 391.165 national qualifying score (NQS). The NQS is composed of the team’s regional meet score of 195.9 and its final regional qualifying score (RQS) of 195.265. After entering the poll at No. 21 in the season’s opening week, the Mountaineers continued to rank nationally until dropping out of the poll on March 5. WVU was ranked as high as No. 20 on Jan. 30. Additionally, with seven wins at the EAGL Championship, the Mountaineers pushed their season record to 21-5, giving the squad its first 20-win season since 2008. Since 1981, 16 WVU teams have earned 20 or more wins in one season. Stacking Up vs. Ranked Teams The Mountaineers’ 2012 schedule featured seven teams ranked in the GymInfo Coaches’ Preaseason Poll, including three teams from the Southeastern Conference, two 2011 NCAA Championships participants and one Super Six team, but the squad wasn’t intimidated, as WVU finished the year 5-4 against ranked opponents.

Tina Maloney Most impressive, the Mountaineers strung together a streak of three wins in seven days, capped off with a 195.675-195.125 victory over No. 8 Arkansas on March 10 at the Coliseum. The win was the team’s first over a top-10 team since defeating No. 9 Michigan in 2007. WVU also defeated No. 13 Auburn (195.175193.65) at home, No. 13 Missouri (194.175194.025) and No. 19 Denver (194.175-194.1) at Denver, and No. 20 NC State (196.475-196.0) at the 2012 EAGL Championship.

was no different, as the team finished the season ranked No. 21 with a 49.055 RQS. WVU spent three weeks ranked within the top 10 and earned a season-best No. 8 ranking on Jan. 30. The Mountaineers hit 73-of-78 routines throughout the season and earned 29 scores of 9.8 or better, with Alaska Richardson, Kaylyn Millick and Hope Sloanhoffer scoring careerbest 9.9s. Tina Maloney also hit for a careerbest 9.875.

Beginner’s Luck Head Coach Jason Butts made a splash in his first season at the helm, as he led the Mountaineers to a 21-5 record, their first 20-win season since 2008, their league-best seventh EAGL title and a fifth-place finish at the Auburn Regional with a program-best regional score of 195.9. With the championship win, Butts joined an elite group at WVU, as he became the third current Mountaineer head coach to win a conference championship in his first season. Football coach Dana Holgorsen won the Big East title in 2011, while cross country coach Sean Cleary won the Big East crown in 2007. Butts became only the third head coach in program history and was hired after 37-year coach Linda Burdette-Good announced her retirement in April 2011.

A Perfect Meet The Mountaineers used nine career-best marks en route to scoring 195.775 in wins over George Washington (193.125) and Towson (190.875) on Jan. 29, inside the Coliseum. Most importantly, the team hit 24-for-24 routines, its only perfect meet of 2012 and its first no-fall meet since a 196.525-194.9 loss at Arkansas on march 4, 2011. Six gymnasts earned 14 top-three finishes, with Kaylyn Millick, Alaska Richardson and Chelsea Goldschrafe combining for eight.

Floor Swag The Mountaineers’ floor lineup is always one of the strongest nationally, and 2012

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2012 Statistics

National Ranking (Top 50)

Regional EAGL Ranking Ranking (Top 25) (Top 10)

Att. Avg. RQS VAULT Chelsea Goldschrafe 11 9.782 9.83 -- Dayah Haley 11 9.716 9.74 -- Tina Maloney 13 9.75 9.8 -- Kaylyn Millick 9 9.688 9.703 -- Alaska Richardson 13 9.737 9.85 -- Lia Salzano 3 9.7 -- -- Hope Sloanhoffer 13 9.823 9.87 47 Bethany Yurko 5 9.705 -- -- TEAM 13 48.894 49.07 20

19 T10 -- -25 --- -15 7 -- -10 4 -- -3 1

UNEVEN BARS Chelsea Goldschrafe Dayah Haley Tina Maloney Kaylyn Millick Nicole Roach Lia Salzano Hope Sloanhoffer Erica Smith TEAM

-- --- --- -15 T5 24 --- -T18 9 22 -4 2

5 9.46 -- -- 9 9.664 9.695 -- 12 9.577 9.67 -- 13 9.765 9.83 -- 12 9.744 9.785 -- 4 9.36 -- -- 13 9.762 9.815 -- 11 9.645 9.795 -- 13 48.588 48.87 28

BALANCE BEAM Amanda Carpenter 12 9.646 9.75 -- Beth Deal 8 9.569 9.68 -- Chelsea Goldschrafe 12 9.642 9.755 -- Dayah Haley 1 9.0 -- -- Tina Maloney 9 9.5 9.635 -- Kaylyn Millick 11 9.666 9.77 -- Nicole Roach 4 9.381 -- -- Lia Salzano 4 9.47 -- -- Hope Sloanhoffer 13 9.802 9.84 T48 Erica Smith 4 9.475 -- -- TEAM 13 48.463 48.77 T27

-- -- -- -- -- 21 -- -- T10 -- 4

--------T4 -T2

FLOOR EXERCISE Makenzie Bristol 13 9.746 9.8 -- Chelsea Goldschrafe 13 9.687 9.77 -- Dayah Haley 2 9.138 -- -- Tina Maloney 13 9.631 9.765 -- Kaylyn Millick 11 9.8 9.83 -- Alaska Richardson 13 9.821 9.855 -- Hope Sloanhoffer 13 9.729 9.795 -- TEAM 13 48.912 49.055 T21

T25 -- -- -- T17 T9 -- T3

-----T3 -T1

ALL-AROUND Chelsea Goldschrafe Tina Maloney Kaylyn Millick Hope Sloanhoffer TEAM

-- 15 11 6 4

-9 7 1 2

3 38.792 -- -- 9 38.453 38.62 -- 8 38.95 38.92 -- 13 39.115 39.2 T33 13 194.858 195.265 27

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2012 Season Highs TEAM SEASON HIGHS Event Score Opponent(s) Vault 49.25 EAGL Championship Bars 49.175 Maryland, Rutgers, William & Mary EAGL Championship Beam 49.025 Ohio State, Auburn, Ball State Floor 49.2 EAGL Championship Total 196.475 EAGL Championship

Location Pittsburgh, Pa. College Park, Md.

Date 3/24 2/18

Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa.

3/24 2/12 3/24 3/24

INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS Vault Bars Beam Floor Makenzie Bristol -- -- -- 9.85 (3/10)

All-Around --

Amanda Carpenter -- -- 9.8 (1/8)

--

--

Beth Deal -- -- 9.9 (3/24)

--

--

Chelsea Goldschrafe 9.85 9.725 (2/12) (2/3) (2/25) (3/24) (3/24) (4/7)

9.8 9.825 (1/29) (1/29)

39.05 (2/25)

Dayah Haley

9.8 9.8 9.0 9.65 (4/7) (3/24) (1/8) (2/3)

---

Tina Maloney

9.9 9.75 9.75 9.875 (2/12) (2/12) (1/29) (1/8) (2/18) (2/12)

38.85 (1/8)

Kaylyn Millick

9.825 9.9 9.85 9.9 39.225 (4/7) (2/18) (1/29) (3/24) (4/7)

Alaska Richardson 9.875 -- -- 9.9 - (1/15) (3/10) (1/29) (3/10) (4/7) Nicole Roach -- Lia Salzano

9.825 9.85 (1/29) (1/29)

--

--

9.775 9.75 9.825 (1/8) (2/25) (2/12)

--

--

Hope Sloanhoffer 9.9 9.9 9.95 9.9 39.5 (3/3) (3/24) (3/10) (3/24) (3/24) (3/24) Erica Smith -- 9.85 9.75 (2/18) (4/7) (3/24)

--

--

Bethany Yurko 9.75 (1/15)

--

--

--

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1/8 1/15 1/21 1/29 2/3 2/12 2/18 2/25 3/3 3/10 3/16 3/24 4/7

Dayah Haley

9.775 9.775 9.625 9.775 9.725 9.75 9.5

--

9.725 9.725 --

9.7

9.8

Chelsea Goldschrafe -- --

9.6 9.825 9.75 9.85 9.65 9.85 9.825 9.8 9.75 9.85 9.85

Tina Maloney

9.7 9.7

9.775 9.75 9.725 9.9 9.575 9.875 9.75 9.75 9.625 9.85 9.775

Kaylyn Millick

--

9.625 --

Alaska Richardson

8.95 9.875 9.725 9.875 9.775 9.8 9.65 9.85 9.8 9.875 9.675 9.85 9.875

Lia Salzano

9.775 9.65 -- -- -- -- -- 9.675 -- -- -- --

Hope Sloanhoffer

9.875 9.875 9.825 9.875 9.775 9.775 9.675 9.825 9.9 9.775 9.775 9.9

Bethany Yurko

9.7 9.75 -- 9.725 9.65 -- -- -- -- -- 9.7 --

TEAM

48.825 48.975 48.575 49.1 48.75 49.075 48.125 49.2

UNEVEN BARS

1/8 1/15 1/21 1/29 2/3 2/12 2/18 2/25 3/3 3/10 3/16 3/24 4/7

Dayah Haley

--

--

--

--

9.575

-- 9.725 9.575 9.8

9.625 9.7

9.775

--

9.625 9.625 9.725 9.8 9.825

9.65

Kaylyn Millick

9.525

9.475

9.7

9.675

9.8

9.5

9.6

9.75

9.75

9.775 9.575 9.525 9.775 9.775 9.85 9.9

9.85

9.625 9.85 9.775 9.825 9.85

Nicole Roach

9.725 9.6

--

9.775 9.775 9.775 9.8

Lia Salzano

9.65 9.1 8.925 -- -- -- -- 9.75 -- -- -- --

Hope Sloanhoffer

9.775 9.375 9.775 9.8 9.75 9.85 9.85

9.775 9.725 9.8

Erica Smith

--

9.05

TEAM

48.6 47.175 47.85 48.6 48.55 48.975 49.175 48.65 48.425 48.875 48.675 49.175 48.925

BALANCE BEAM

1/8 1/15 1/21 1/29 2/3 2/12 2/18 2/25 3/3 3/10 3/16 3/24 4/7

Amanda Carpenter

9.8 9.55 9.675 9.75 9.75 9.775 9.275 9.25 --

Beth Deal

9.825 9.725 9.6 -- -- -- --

Dayah Haley

9.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

9.125 9.625 -- 9.825 9.85

--

--

9.5

--

9.0

9.75 9.825 9.675 9.675 9.8

9.675

9.65

9.6

--

9.675

--

49.0 48.925 48.625 49.25 49.2

Chelsea Goldschrafe 9.675 8.575 -- -- 9.725 -- -- 9.675 -- -- 9.65 -- Tina Maloney

-9.85

9.725 9.9

9.7 9.75 -9.8

9.825 9.75 9.725 9.85 9.825

9.725 9.775 9.7

9.75

9.725 9.025 9.525 9.9 9.225 --

Chelsea Goldschrafe 9.55 9.575 9.525 9.8 9.15 -- 9.75 9.775 9.65 9.675 9.775 9.8 9.675 Tina Maloney

9.625 9.575 9.6 9.75 9.525 9.75 9.675 9.1 8.9 -- -- --

Kaylyn Millick

--

Nicole Roach

-- -- 9.45 9.85 9.15 9.075 -- -- -- -- -- --

--

Lia Salzano

-- -- -- -- -- 9.825 9.725 9.25 9.05 -- -- --

--

9.75 --

--

9.85 9.725 9.825 9.675 9.325 9.675 9.825 9.8 9.075 9.8

Hope Sloanhoffer 9.8 9.775 9.7 9.75 9.825 9.85 9.875 9.85 9.7 9.95 9.7 9.8 9.85 Erica Smith

-- --

-- -- -- -- --

--

TEAM

48.6 48.4

48.1 49.0 47.975 49.025 48.7

47.45 47.8 48.725 48.575 48.85 48.825

-- 9.55 8.95 9.65 9.75

FLOOR EXERCISE

1/8 1/15 1/21 1/29 2/3 2/12 2/18 2/25 3/3 3/10 3/16 3/24 4/7

Makenzie Bristol

9.8 9.725 9.8 9.775 9.8 9.4 9.725 9.775 9.775 9.85 9.675 9.825 9.775

Dayah Haley

8.625 -- -- -- 9.65 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

--

Chelsea Goldschrafe 9.725 9.725 9.725 9.825 9.75 9.675 8.95 9.75 9.7 9.8 9.775 9.775 9.75 Tina Maloney

9.875 9.775 9.575 9.675 9.65 9.075 9.725 9.775 9.65 9.725 9.825 9.075 9.8

Kaylyn Millick

--

Alaska Richardson

9.825 9.775 9.85 9.875 9.8 9.725 9.775 9.825 9.875 9.9 9.85 9.8

Hope Sloanhoffer

9.85 9.8

9.775 9.775 9.775 9.7 9.75

9.725 9.775 9.05 9.775 9.9 9.825

TEAM

49.075 48.875 48.95 49.075 48.775 48.1 48.8

48.925 48.95 49.15 49.025 49.2 48.95

ALL-AROUND

1/8 1/15 1/21 1/29 2/3 2/12 2/18 2/25 3/3 3/10 3/16 3/24 4/7

9.8

9.8

9.825

--

9.6

9.825

9.8

9.825

9.875

9.8

9.9

9.75 9.8

Chelsea Goldschrafe -- -- -- -- 38.375 -- -- 39.05 -- -- 38.95 --

--

Tina Maloney

38.85 38.575 38.625 38.675 38.5 38.475 38.725 38.35 37.3 -- -- --

--

Kaylyn Millick

--

Hope Sloanhoffer

39.3 38.825 39.075 39.2 39.125 39.175 39.15 39.175 39.1 38.575 38.975 39.5 39.325

TEAM

195.1

--

--

--

-- 39.0 38.975 38.775 38.75 39.175 39.1 38.6 39.225

193.425 193.475 195.775 194.05 195.175 194.8

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194.225 194.175 195.675 194.9

196.475 195.9

2012 Senior Class

Tina Maloney 5-2 | Senior Hanover, Ind. Physically strong, powerful gymnast who finished her Mountaineer career competing all-around … improved each season … emerged as the team’s vocal leader … exceed coaches’ expectations on floor and vault … 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 competed well on vault … shared 2009 EAGL vault title with former teammate Chelsi Tabor. At West Virginia in 2012 • All-EAGL Second Team Vault and All-Around • EAGL Team MVP • Finalist for the EAGL Scholar-Athlete Award • Scored a career-high 38.85 and finished fourth in season opener against No. 13 Penn State and Maryland (1/8); also earned the team’s only individual win with a career-best, 9.875 floor showing • Tied for third on floor against Rutgers (1/15) with a 9.775 • Finished third at Bowling Green (1/29) with 38.625 score • Scored 38.675 and finished second against George Washington and Towson (1/29) • Matched career-high score of 9.9 and won vault against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Auburn and Ball State (2/12); also set career high on bars with a 9.75 • Matched career-high 9.75 on bars at Maryland (2/18) • Won vault at New Hampshire (2/25) with a 9.875 mark • Scored 9.825 on floor at No. 10 LSU (3/16) and finished in fifth place • Tied for seventh place on vault at the EAGL Championship with a 9.85 mark • EAGL All-Academic Team At West Virginia in 2011 • Consistent gymnast that competed as a multievent specialist in all 13 meets and earned first career all-around nod • All-EAGL Second Team 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 quadmeet (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 thirdbest 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 • All-EAGL Second Team 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 • All-EAGL Second Team 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 • Earned degree in nursing • President’s List • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Tina Maloney’s Career Highs Vault 9.9 four times, last time vs. Ohio State, Auburn and Ball State Bars 9.75 vs. Ohio State, Auburn and Ball State at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary Beam 9.75 vs. Missouri at Cancun Classic vs. George Washington and Towson vs. Ohio State, Auburn and Ball State Floor 9.875 vs. Maryland and Penn State All-Around 38.85 vs. Maryland and Penn State Tina Maloney’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2012 13 9 452.375 2011 13 1 328.5 2010 13 0 291.375 2009 12 0 155.65 Totals 51 10 1,227.9

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Nicole Roach 5-6 | Senior South Lyon, Mich. Experienced gymnast who emerged as a powerful contender on bars and also contributed on beam… became the team’s emotional rock … hard work and grit helped her succeed as a senior … team’s most consistent bars worker … team relied on her bars routine each week … consistently ranked high in region on bars … delivered in clutch situations. At West Virginia in 2012 • All-EAGL Second Team Bars • Stellar against George Washington and Towson (1/29) winning bars (9.825) and beam (9.85); the bars score was a season best, while the beam mark matched a career high • Tallied 9.8 on bars at Maryland (2/18) • Finished second on the team, fifth overall, on bars at the No. 19 Denver quad meet (3/3) with a 9.775 score • Scored 9.8 on bars at EAGL Championship (3/24) • EAGL All-Academic Team • NACGC/W Scholastic All-America At West Virginia in 2011 • One of the most-consistent Mountaineer bars workers • All-EAGL First Team 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 First Team Bars • 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

• 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 allaround 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 • Earned degree in elementary education • President’s List • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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 • All-EAGL First Team 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

Nicole Roach’s Career Highs Bars 9.875 vs. North Carolina Beam 9.85 vs. George Washington and Towson Nicole Roach’s Career Statistics Year Meets AA Total Points 2012 12 0 154.45 2011 10 0 162.975 2010 13 0 250.45 2009 11 0 106.975 Totals 46 0 674.85

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School Records TEAM RECORDS

Event Score Vault 49.525 Bars 49.45 Beam 49.55 Floor 49.7 Total 197.4

Opponent EAGL Championship 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

Score Gymnast 10.00 Jessica Bartgis 10.00 TeShawne Jackson 10.00 TeShawne Jackson 10.00 TeShawne Jackson 10.00 TeShawne Jackson 10.00 Nikki West 10.00 Nikki West 10.00 Nikki West 10.00 Kristin Quackenbush 10.00 Nikki West 10.00 Nikki West 10.00 Kristin Quackenbush 10.00 Dainty Mae Hiser Bars 10.00 Umme Salim Beam 9.975 Rebecca Slobig Floor 10.00 TeShawne Jackson 10.00 Kristen Macrie 10.00 TeShawne Jackson 10.00 Dinorh Boyd 10.00 TeShawne Jackson 10.00 Kristin Quackenbush 10.00 Kristin Quackenbush 10.00 Kristin Quackenbush 10.00 Lajuanda Moody All-Around 39.675 Janรกe Cox Vault

Opponent Cornell EAGL Championship George Washington William & Mary NC State with Rhode Island & William & Mary Ball St., Maryland, Rutgers Rutgers, Temple, Ursinus George Washington & Rutgers George Washington, Massachusetts & Rutgers Rhode Island Pitt Pitt & Indiana (Pa.) Temple & Pitt George Washington & Rutgers Minnesota, NC State Florida, New Hampshire Cornell, Yale Kent State George Washington George Washington William & Mary George Washington, Massachusetts & Rutgers Rhode Island Rutgers Kent State Bowling Green

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Location (Date) Morgantown, W.Va. (02/08/04) Chapel Hill, N.C. (3/24/01) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/4/01) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/17/01) Raleigh, N.C. (2/11/2000) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/20/99) Piscataway, N.J. (2/27/99) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/13/98) Morgantown, W.Wa. (3/15/97) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/23/97) Morgantown, W.Va. (1/18/97) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/22/94) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/10/92) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/14/98) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/20/99) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/16/03) Kent, Ohio (3/11/01) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/4/01) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/4/01) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/17/01) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/15/97) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/23/97) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/23/96) Morgantown, W.Va. (2/27/94) Morgantown, W.Va. (3/13/04)

NCAA Records NCAA REGIONAL INDIVIDUAL Vault 9.95 Nikki West, 4/5/97, Lexington, Ky. Uneven Parallel Bars 9.9 Kelly Foley, 4/4/98, Athens, Ga., Kelly Foley, 4/1/2000, Minneapolis, Minn; Umme Salim, 4/4/98, Athens, Ga. Balance Beam 9.9 Gretchen Richter, 4/3/04, Raleigh, N.C. Floor Exercise 9.975 Kristin Quackenbush, 4/5/97, Lexington, Ky. All-Around 39.35 Janรกe Cox, 4/3/04, Raleigh, N.C. Highest Indiv. Finish 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 195.9 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. 4/7/12, Auburn, Ala. 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

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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

Top 50 Team Scores Rank Score 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 12. 196.375 14. 196.275 16. 196.25 17. 196.175 18. 196.075 19. 196.050 20. 196.025 21. 196.0 23. 195.975 25. 195.925 27. 195.9 28. 195.875 29. 195.775 30. 195.725 32. 195.675 33. 195.65 37. 195.625 38. 195.5 41. 195.475 43. 195.425 45. 195.4 46. 195.375 47. 195.3 50. 195.275

Location 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 at EAGL Championship 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 at NCAA Auburn Regional Championships vs. Southern Utah vs. George Washington and Towson North Carolina New Hampshire vs. Arkansas 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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Date 2004 1997 2004 2000 2001 2004 2003 2004 2001 2012 2000 2004 2001 2002 2000 2004 2008 2001 2008 2002 1998 1997 2004 2002 2009 1997 2012 2005 2012 2011 1998 2012 2010 2009 2003 1998 2000 2009 1998 1995 2000 2000 2009 2005 1999 1999 2007 2004 1998 2008 2007 2004 1999 1997

2004 Mountaineers

1997 Mountaineers

2011 Mountaineers

1999 Mountaineers

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

Kristen Macrie NCAA Individual Qualifiers 1984

Jan Funderburk (all-around)

1985

Jan Funderburk (all-around)

1987

Cathie Price (all-around)

1991

Dainty Mae Hiser (vault)

1991

Lajuanda Moody (all-around)

1993

Lajuanda Moody (all-around)

1994

Lajuanda Moody (all-around)

1994

Kristin Quackenbush (all-around)

1996

Kristin Quackenbush (all-around)

1997

Danielle Lilly (beam)

2001

Dinorh Boyd (all-around)

2001

Kristen Macrie (floor)

2002

TeShawne Jackson (all-around)

2004

Janรกe Cox (all-around)

2005

Janรกe Cox (all-around)

2007

Janรกe Cox (all-around)

2009

Mehgan Morris (all-around)

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All-Americans

Kristen Macrie 2000 NCAA Bars (second team)

Janรกe Cox

2007 NCAA Floor (first 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)

Lajuanda Moody 1994 NCAA Beam (second 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 8 7 6 6 4 4 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) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Chelsi Tabor (2007-10) Gretchen Richter (2003-06) Jaime Hill (1999-01) Tina Maloney (2009-2012) Amy Bieski (2008-2011) Kaylyn Millick (2011-presnt) Jaime Gold (2005-08) Tynisha Dennis (2004-07)

3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Cheryl Goldenfield (2004-07) Christen Simpson (1999-02) Alaska Richardson (2010-present) Carri Nagle (2002-05) Allison Gaidish (1998-01) Beth Deal (2012-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 4 4 3 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) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Tina Maloney (2009-2012) Jessica Bartgis (2002-05) Jaime Gold (2005-2008) 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 1 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) Kaylyn Millick (2011-present) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-00)

Beam 8 7 5 5 5

Danielle Lilly (1997-00) Janáe Cox (2004-07) Dinorh Boyd (2000-03) Rebecca Slobig (1996-99) Umme Salim (1995-98)

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Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-00) Cheryl Goldenfield (2004-07) TeShawne Jackson (2000-03) Gretchen Richter (2003-06) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Amanda Halovanic (2000-03) Allison Gaidish (1998-01) Beth Deal (2012-present) Kiersten Spoerke (2007-10) Amie Bouchier (2004-07) Jessica Bartgis (2001-05) Shirley Lee (1997-00) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) 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) Kaylyn Millick (2011-present) Gretchen Richter (2003-06) Nikki West (1996-99) Alaska Richardson (2010-present) Hope Sloanhoffer (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 10 8 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 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) Hope Sloanhoffer (2011-present) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) Kelly Foley (1997-00) Kaylyn Millick (2011-present) Karla Hairston (1993-96) Nikki West (1996-98) Erica Watson (2006-09) Shirley Lee (1997-00) Jessica Nonnemacher (1996-00) Chelsea Goldschrafe (2010-present) Christen Simpson (2000-02)

BALANCE BEAM Individual: 9.975 Rebecca Slobig Elise Ray

Coliseum Records VAULT Individual: 10.0 Dainty Mae Hiser Kristin Quackenbush Jenny Hansen Jenny Hansen Nikki West Nikki West Kristin Quackenbush Nikki West Nikki West TeShawne Jackson TeShawne Jackson Jessica Bartgis Team: 49.5 Louisiana State WVU Record

2007 NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/14/07 49.475 vs. Cornell, 2/8/04

UNEVEN PARALLEL BARS Individual: 10.0 Umme Salim Team: 49.575 Alabama WVU Record

West Virginia, 3/10/92 West Virginia, 2/22/94 Kentucky, 4/9/94 Kentucky, 2/18/96 West Virginia, 1/18/97 West Virginia, 2/23/97 West Virginia, 3/15/97 West Virginia, 3/14/98 West Virginia, 3/20/99 West Virginia, 2/17/01 West Virginia, 3/4/01 West Virginia, 2/8/04

West Virginia, 3/14/97

2002 NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/6/02 49.45 vs. Rhode Island 2/23/97; vs. George Washington Rutgers, 3/14/98

Team: 49.725 Alabama WVU record FLOOR EXERCISE Individual: 10.0 Lajuanda Moody Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush TeShawne Jackson Dinorh Boyd TeShawne Jackson TeShawne Jackson Team: 49.7 West Virginia

1.

3,492

Team: 197.9 Alabama WVU Record

Event & Date NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/19/94

(WVU, 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

NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/14/07

(WVU, Auburn, LSU, North Carolina, NC State, UCLA)

5.

2,767

George Washington, Massachusetts, Rutgers, 3/15/97

6.

2,339

NCAA Region 6 Championships, 4/10/99

(WVU, Alabama, NC State, Maryland, Ohio State, Towson)

7.

2,213

New Hampshire, 1/24/98

8.

2,144

NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/10/10

9.

2,001

10.

1,847

2002 NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/6/02 49.3 vs. Penn State, Nebraska and JMU, 2/10/01 vs. NC State and Ohio State, 1/18/04

West Virginia, 2/27/94 West Virginia, 3/23/96 West Virginia, 2/23/97 West Virginia, 3/15/97 West Virginia, 2/17/01 West Virginia, 3/4/01 West Virginia, 3/4/01 West Virginia, 3/16/03

vs. George Washington, 3/4/01

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

TOP WVU COLISEUM ATTENDANCE MARKS Rank Crowd

West Virginia, 2/20/99 Michigan, 2/22/04

(WVU, Kent State, Michigan, NC State, Southern Utah, Stanford) NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/6/02 (WVU, Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan St., Minnesota, North Carolina) Auburn, Maryland, Radford, 2/14/98

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2002 NCAA Southeast Regional, 4/6/02 197.35 vs. Rhode Island, 2/23/97

Top Event Scores VAULT

1. 10.00 Jessica Bartgis vs. Cornell, 2004 TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championship, 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 Championship, 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 Championship, 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 Hope Sloanhoffer at EAGL Championships, 2012 Hope Sloanhoffer at Denver with Missouri and Western Michigan, 2012 Tina Maloney vs. Auburn, Ohio State and Ball State, 2012

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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 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

Top Event Scores 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 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 Hope Sloanhoffer at EAGL Championship, 2012 Kaylyn Millick at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary, 2012 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 George Washington, 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 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 Hope Sloanhoffer vs. Arkansas, 2012 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 9. 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

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Carri Nagle Umme Salim at EAGL Championships, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher at Massachusetts, 1998 Umme Salim vs. New Hampshire, 1998 21. 9.9 Beth Deal at EAGL Championship, 2012 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

Top Event Scores 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

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

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Kristin Quackenbush at Rhode Island, 1996 Kristin Quackenbush vs. Kentucky, 1996 Lajuanda Moody vs. Pitt and Indiana, Pa. 1994 50. 9.925 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 JMU, 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 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

Top Event Scores Top 100 All-Around Scores

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 Hope Sloanhoffer at EAGL Championship, 2012 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 23. 39.475 Mehgan Morris vs. Kentucky, 2009

Janáe Cox at EAGL Championships, 2005 Kristen Macrie vs. Michigan, 2002 Umme Salim vs. Rhode Island, 1997 27. 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 32. 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 40. 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 49. 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

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TeShawne Jackson at EAGL Championships, 2001 Dinorh Boyd vs. Nebraska, Penn State and James Madison, 2001 Karla Hairston at Atlantic 10 Championships, 1995 56. 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 64. 39.325 Hope Sloanhoffer at NCAA Auburn Regional Championships, 2012 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 73. 39.30 Hope Sloanhoffer vs. Penn State and Maryland, 2012 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 Umme Salim vs. Kentucky, 1996 81. 39.275 Amy Bieski vs. Minnesota, UNH, Rutgers, 2008 Janáe Cox at Michigan, 2005 Kristen Macrie at Towson, 2002 Dinorh Boyd at EAGL Championships, 2001 Shirley Lee vs. Pitt, Temple and Towson, 1999 Kristin Quackenbush at EAGL Championships, 1996 87. 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

Career Records Career Meets Competed In 58 Beth Foltz (1988-91) 55 Janรกe Cox (2004-07) Yvette Clark (1988-91) Andrea DeFelice (1987-90) 54 Jaime Gold (2005-08) 53 Katie McGregor (2005-08) 52 Amy Bieski (2008-11) Emily Kerwin (2008-11) Mehgan Morris (2006-09) Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) 51 Tina Maloney (2009-12) Shelly Purkat (2007-10) Kristen Macrie (1999-02) Jana Perry (1990-93) Lisa Reed (1989-92) Karen Kirszenstein (1987-90) 50 Alyssa DeSantis (2003-06) Christen Simpson (1999-02) Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) 49 Tynisha Dennis (2004-07) Kari Williams (2002-05) Shannon Migli (1992-95) Career All-Around Meets 50 Janรกe Cox, 2004-07 48 Amy Bieski, 2008-2011 Kristin Quackenbush, 1994-97 47 Umme Salim, 1995-98 Lajuanda Moody, 1991-94 43 Jana Perry, 1990-93 Andrea DeFelice, 1987-90 40 Kristen Macrie, 1999-2002 39 Yvette Clark, 1988-91 36 Karla Hairston, 1993-96 35 Shannon Migli, 1992-95 34 Jessica Bartgis, 2001-05 32 TeShawne Jackson, 2000-02 31 Beth Foltz, 1988-91 30 Dinorh Boyd, 2000-02 Amanda Halovanic, 2000-02 25 Mehgan Morris, 2006-09 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1991-92 22 Shirley Lee, 1997-00 16 Kelly Foley, 1997-00 Nikki West, 1996-99

Career Coaching Records Coach Nanette Schnaible Linda Burdette-Good Jason Butts

Seasons 1974 1975-2011 2011-

Career Points Gymnast 1. Janรกe Cox (2004-07) 2. Amy Bieski (2008-11) 3. Lajuanda Moody (1991-94) 4. Kristin Quackenbush (1994-97) 5. Kristen Macrie (1999-02) 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* 50/55 48/52 47/52 48/50 40/51 43/51 47/48 31/58 39/55 30/52 35/49 29/51 23/50 36/46 43/55 31/51 34/44 16/48 16/49 23/44

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Years Record 1 5-2-0 37 644-263-4 1 21-5

Pct. .714 .709 .808

Points 2,070.65 1,978.925 1,933.7 1,891.9375 1,852.025 1,811.375 1,810.025 1,795.325 1,739.55 1,719.675 1,680.925 1,636.95 1,623.975 1,605.1 1,520.6 1,487.325 1,471.125 1,399.0 1,396.3 1,377.35

Season Records

TOP 40 SEASON POINTS

SEASON ALL-AROUND MEETS COMPETED 1. 2. 6. 17. 29. 34.

Gymnast, Year Lajuanda Moody, 1992 Janáe Cox, 2007 Jessica Bartgis, 2005 Susie Pierce, 1991 Beth Foltz, 1989 Hope Sloanhoffer, 2012 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 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 Amy Bieski, 2009 Amy Bieski, 2008 Amanda Halovanic, 2002 Jana Perry, 1992 Jana Perry, 1990 Janáe Cox, 2006 Christen Simpson, 2002 Kelly Foley, 2000 Lajuanda Moody, 1994 Andrea DeFelice, 1990

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

Gymnast, Year 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 Hope Sloanhoffer, 2012 TeShawne Jackson, 2002 Amy Bieski, 2010 Kristen Macrie, 2001 Amy Bieski, 2011 Kristin Quackenbush, 1996 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1992

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 13/13 508.5 13/13 506.625 13/13 505.35 12/14 504.575 13/13 504.025 12/14 503.2375 12/15 501.75

Gymnast, Year AA/MC* Points Umme Salim, 1998 13/13 501.65 Kristin Quackenbush, 1994 13/13 498.3 Dainty Mae Hiser, 1991 13/14 496.85 Kristen Macrie, 2000 12/14 495.875 Amanda Halovanic, 2001 12/13 494.775 Karen Kirszenstein, 1988 12/15 494.45 Yvette Clark, 1988 13/14 490.45 Beth Foltz, 1990 6/16 488.25 Lajuanda Moody, 1991 13/13 486.5 Yvette Clark, 1991 12/14 485.7 Jessica Nonnemacher, 1996 6/12 485.675 Jana Perry, 1990 11/14 481.45 Lajuanda Moody, 1994 10/13 473.75 Cyndi Gacek, 1988 8/15 472.55 Jessica Bartgis, 2004 12/12 469.75 Kristen Macrie, 2002 12/12 469.55 Mehgan Morris, 2009 12/12 469.10 Janáe Cox, 2006 10/13 466.625 Andrea DeFelice, 1990 10/15 466.5 Kelly Foley, 2000 10/13 464.7 *All-Arounds/Meets Competed

Katie McGregor 100 | West Virginia University

Conference Champions EAGL Champions (1996-2012)

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

Score Year 194.6 1996 196.0 1997 195.5 1998 196.375 2001 197.05 2004 196.05 2008 196.475 2012

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

Score Year 39.275 1996 39.1* 1997 39.45 1998 39.375 2001 39.575 2002 39.475* 2005 39.3 2009 39.5 2012

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

Score Year 9.925 1996 9.875 1998 10.0 2001 9.925 2002 9.95* 2004 9.95* 2004 9.9* 2009 9.9* 2009 9.9* 2012

Uneven Parallel Bars Name Umme Salim Kristen Macrie Jaime Hill Mehgan Morris Mehgan Morris Amy Bieski Hope Sloanhoffer Balance Beam Name Jessica Nonnemacher Danielle Lilly Umme Salim Amanda Halovanic Dinorh Boyd Janรกe Cox

Score Year 9.95 1998 9.95 2000 9.925* 2001 9.85 2008 9.85* 2009 9.825 2011 9.9 2012

Score Year 9.825* 1996 9.9* 1997 9.925 1998 9.875* 2002 9.925* 2003 9.925 2005

2012 EAGL Champions Shelly Purkat Beth Deal

9.875* 9.9

2009 2012

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

Score Year 9.95 1997 9.775* 1998 9.775* 1998 9.9* 1999 9.95 2003 9.95* 2008 9.85* 2009

Atlantic 10 Champions (1983-95)

Team Championships West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia

Score Year 191.90 1992 192.70 1993 190.79 1994 195.50 1995

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

Score Year 36.95 1984 37.95* 1989 38.30* 1991 39.35 1992 39.20 1993 39.00 1994 39.40 1995

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

Score Year 9.45 1985 9.35 1987 9.65 1989 9.95 1994 9.975 1995

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

Score Year 9.45 1984 9.35 1985 9.85 1992 9.80 1993 9.875 1995

Balance Beam Name Lajuanda Moody Karla Hairston Lajuanda Moody Kristin Quackenbush

Score Year 9.80 1992 9.80* 1993 9.75 1994 9.90 1995

Floor Exercise Name Andrea DeFelice Susie Pierce Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Lajuanda Moody Kristin Quackenbush Kristin Quackenbush

Score Year 9.65 1989 9.65 1990 9.75 1991 9.90* 1992 9.85 1993 9.80 1994 9.85 1995

*Tied for championship

Conference Honors

Coach of the Year Linda Burdette

EAGL HONORS

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, 2012 Alaska Richardson 2012

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 Hope Sloanhoffer

1997 1998 2001 2007 2011 2012

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

Second Team Nikki West Kelly Foley Dinorh Boyd Amanda Halovanic Jessica Bartgis Kari Williams Jaime Gold Erica Watson Amy Bieski Emily Kerwin Tina Maloney Chelsi Tabor Chelsea Goldschrafe All-League Team Bars First Team Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim Kelly Foley Rebecca Slobig

1996, 1998, 2001

1996 1997, 1998 2000 2001 2004 2004 2005, 2008 2006 2008, 2010 2009 2009, 2011, 2012 2010 2012

1996, 1997 1997, 1998 1998, 2000 1999

Dinorh Boyd Jaime Hill Christen Simpson Janáe Cox Jessica Bartgis Mehgan Morris Erica Watson Naja Johnson Nicole Roach Amy Bieski Emily Kerwin Kaylyn Millick Hope Sloanhoffer

Second Team Karla Hairston Umme Salim Kelly Foley Rebecca Slobig Danielle Lilly TeShawne Jackson Kristen Macrie Alyssa DeSantis Carri Nagle Janáe Cox Erica Watson Amy Bieski Nicole Roach

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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, 2012

Second Team Jessica Nonnemacher Umme Salim Rebecca Slobig Dinorh Boyd Alyssa DeSantis Cheryl Goldenfield Kiersten Spoerke Mehgan Morris Shelly Purkat Amy Bieski Chelsi Tabor Amanda Carpenter Kaylyn Millick

Nicole Roach

2001 2001 2002 2004, 2006, 2007 2005 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 2008 2009 2009, 2010, 2011 2011 2011 2012 2012

1996 1996 1997, 1998 2001, 2003 2004 2006 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2012 2012

Conference Honors

Kaylyn Millick Hope Sloanhoffer

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 Alaska Richardson

Second Team Nikki West Amanda Halovanic TeShawne Jackson Jessica Bartgis Tina Maloney

Second Team Nikki West Kristen Macrie Dinorh Boyd Amanda Halovanic Janรกe Cox Cheryl Goldenfield Mehgan Morris Shelly Purkat Naja Johnson Tina Maloney Amy Bieski Kaylyn Millick

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 2012

1996, 1999 2000 2001, 2003 2002 2004 2006 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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

2012 2012

1997, 1998 2001 2002, 2003 2004 2012

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 Outstanding Senior Gymnast Shari Retton Cathie Price Andrea DeFelice Yvette Clark Dainty Mae Hiser Outstanding Freshman Gymnast Lajuanda Moody Elizabeth Byrnes Karla Hairston Kristin Quackenbush Umme Salim

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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

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

Academic Honors CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team Cathie Price Jessica Nonnemacher

Third Team Amanda Halovanic Janรกe Cox

1987 1997, 1998 2002 2007

CoSIDA District II All-Academic Team

First Team Cathie Price Jessica Nonnemacher Amanda Halovanic Janรกe Cox Second Team Kiersten Spoerke

NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans

1987 1997, 1998 2002, 2003 2007

Jaime Gold 2010

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, 2011 Shelly Purkat 2008, 2009, 2010 Jenn Sharon 2009, 2010 Amy Bieski 2010 Tina Maloney 2010, 2011 Haley Fairchild 2010 Arlene Hathaway 2010, 2011 Jessica Young 2010 Marina Galante 2011, 2012 Naja Johnson 2011 Emily Kerwin 2011 Kaylyn Millick 2011 Nicole Roach 2011, 2012

Hope Sloanhoffer Bethany Yurko Parker Beattie Reilly Beattie Chelsea Goldschrafe

2011, 2012 2011, 2012 2012 2012 2012

Academic All-EAGL Karla Hairston 1996 Adriana Manago 1996, 1997, 1998 Jessica Nonnemacher 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Kristin Quackenbush 1996, 1997 Umme Salim 1996, 1997 Kelly Foley 1997, 1998, 1999 Shirley Lee 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Danielle Lilly 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Nikki West 1997, 1998, 1999 Shelley White 1997, 1998 Rebecca Slobig 1998 Jessica Rohm 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Debora Santiago 1999 Christen Simpson 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Jen Cooper 2000 Amanda Halovanic 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Melissa Mascaro 2000, 2003 Jessica Bartgis 2001, 2004, 2005 Michelle Cina 2001, 2002 Jaime Hill 2001, 2002 Kristen Macrie 2001, 2002 Julie Mazzant 2001 Allison Pratus 2001, 2002 Emily Duryea 2002, 2003 Ashley Scalercio 2002, 2003 Kari Williams 2002 Casey DePerro 2003, 2004 Alyssa DeSantis 2003, 2004, 2006 Gretchen Richter 2003 Aimee Brown 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Janรกe Cox 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Lequita Williams 2004, 2005 Amie Bouchier 2005, 2006, 2007 Jaime Gold 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Rachel Hardin 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Margaret Ann Moore 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Carri Nagle 2005

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Kara Weaver Cheryl Goldenfield 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 Parker Beattie Reilly Beattie Amanda Carpenter Beth Deal Chelsea Goldschrafe Jamie Judge Lia Salzano

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2006, 2007 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, 2012 2009, 2011, 2012 2009, 2010 2009, 2010, 2011 2010 2010, 2011 2010, 2011 2010, 2012 2011 2011 2011, 2012 2011, 2012 2011, 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012

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

1985, 1986, 1987 1990 1991 1992 1995

Team Awards 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

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

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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 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 2012

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 Beth Deal

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.

Bethany Yurko

1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Lisa Neutze Shari Retton Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Jan Funderburk Cathie Price Cathie Price Andrea DeFelice Yvette Clark Susie Pierce Lajuanda Moody

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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 Hope Sloanhoffer

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 2012

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 Bethany Yurko

All-Time Scores 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

81.81 51.70 32.10 38.40 47.10 91.35 79.30

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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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1976 (7-4) Coach Linda Burdette 83.22 Frostburg State 78.00 at Slippery Rock 79.75 at Pitt 85.85 Youngstown State 86.80 Towson 80.70 Indiana, Pa. 76.95 at Indiana, Pa. Franklin & Marshall 80.88 at Ohio State 84.50 at Eastern Kentucky Miami, Ohio

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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

91.44 W 129.25 L 123.95 L 146.20 L 134.75 L 124.40 L 85.30 W 113.63 W 105.60 W 105.50 W 143.52 L

1978 (7-2) Coach Linda Burdette 122.30 at Frostburg State 103.25 W 131.65 at Slippery Rock 131.55 W 129.85 Pitt 134.05 L 135.83 Towson 131.92 W 129.60 Youngstown State 111.70 W 131.02 at Indiana, Pa. 110.55 W 129.45 Clarion 144.50 L 128.80 William & Mary 108.629 W Maryland Baltimore County 100.179 W OAISW Ohio Championships at Ohio State (6 teams) 1. Kent State 139.80; 2. Bowling Green 138.05; 3. Ohio State 133.55; 4. West Virginia 128.10; 5. Miami, Ohio 115.60; 6. Youngstown State 113.00. 1979 (6-10) Coach Linda Burdette 116.65 Frostburg State 100.70 W James Madison 103.50 W 119.05 at Pitt 130.15 L 121.15 Kent State 129.70 L 122.15 at Ohio State 130.30 L Eastern Kentucky 125.75 L Bowling Green 127.35 L 119.85 Slippery Rock 115.65 W Penn State 138.30 L 120.70 at Towson 127.30 L North Carolina 125.75 L Springfield 124.30 L 124.85 Indiana, Pa. 106.50 W 126.50 at Clarion 142.65 L 120.95 William & Mary 113.65 W 125.70 at Youngstown State 111.78 W MAIAW Regional at West Virginia (14 teams) 1. Kent State 134.20; 2. Indiana State 131.65; 3. Southern Illinois 131.35; 4. Bowling Green 131.25; 5. Ohio State 128.75; 6. Michigan 128.45;

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7. Michigan State 128.35; 8. Illinois 127.45; 9. Illinois Chicago 126.65; 10. West Virginia 125.60; 11. Central Michigan 121.90; 12. Indiana 121.50; 13. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 117.15; 14. Illinois State 116.65.

At the conclusion of the 1978 79 season, West Virginia joined the EAIAW. 1980 (15-5) Coach Linda Burdette 127.10 at Pitt 133.15 L James Madison 122.70 W Maryland 105.90 W 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 W Rhode Island 112.10 W New Hampshire 130.35 L 131.90 at Pitt 137.80 L James Madison 122.85 W 130.05 Kent State 127.15 W 134.90 Ohio State 132.60 W Bowling Green 126.60 W Indiana, Pa. 109.90 W 127.10 James Madison 123.50 W 139.00 Frostburg State 102.70 W 138.65 Slippery Rock 128.40 W 136.20 at Miami, Ohio 130.95 W Eastern Kentucky 128.10 W Ball State 135.20 W Notre Dame 129.85 W 125.85 William & Mary 110.80 W 135.90 Clarion 130.55 W Youngstown State 118.55 W 129.35 Pitt 138.80 L 133.85 Temple 106.80 W Maryland 129.25 W Penn 130.80 W 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. 116.95 W 138.85 Frostburg State 109.90 W Southern Illinois 92.10 W 132.10 at Ohio State 133.10 L Eastern Michigan 130.00 W Southern Illinois 92.50 W 132.10 at Kent State 131.10 W Michigan State 138.10 L Ohio State 138.35 L 142.30 Florida 142.10 W 132.90 at Slippery Rock 134.15 L 131.70 at Duke Forfeit W Kentucky 129.85 W 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 James Madison Duke 168.65 at Kent State Youngstown State 169.30 New Mexico Clarion Indiana, Pa. 167.55 at Pitt Michigan State 168.80 Alabama 172.93 at North Carolina State Duke 173.40 at North Carolina Jacksonville State

157.95 W 155.25 W 160.85 W 169.50 L 129.15 W 165.95 W 152.10 W 152.25 W 161.00 W 161.90 W 178.95 L 171.46 W Forfeit W 170.00 W 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.

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.

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1985 (23-5) Coach Linda Burdette 176.90 James Madison 141.45 W 177.80 Kentucky 159.15 W 174.40 at Kentucky 174.60 L 172.80 at James Madison 137.15 W Pitt 171.70 W Maryland 171.25 W Kent State 167.35 W North Carolina State 163.20 W 181.45 North Carolina 173.55 W Kent State 163.00 W 179.50 Bowling Green 173.70 W Clarion 167.40 W 178.25 at Pitt 178.55 L Oklahoma State 173.85 W 178.10 at Penn State 182.10 L 180.15 at Indiana, Pa. 171.50 W Eastern Michigan 170.15 W 179.40 at Maryland 177.20 W Temple 173.15 W Penn 163.05 W 178.35 at Radford 174.30 W 174.00 at North Carolina 179.50 L Atlantic 10 Championships at West Virginia 1. Penn State 179.35 L 2. West Virginia 177.60 3. Temple 175.00 W 4. Rhode Island 168.55 W 5. Massachusetts 165.75 W 6. George Washington 163.85 W 7. Rutgers 152.55 W 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. 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 5. Massachusetts 169.75 6. George Washington 164.75 7. Rutgers 147.85 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.

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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. 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

Linda Burdette with the 1987 Mountaineers 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 185.80 L 181.90 at Maryland 182.50 L 181.85 George Washington 178.50 W 183.85 Kentucky 181.70 W 183.95 at William & Mary 182.50 W George Washington 178.90 W 184.35 Kent State 175.65 W 182.80 at Towson 184.40 L Northeastern 182.05 W 183.10 at Florida 192.30 L Oklahoma 187.45 L Minnesota 185.60 L Michigan State 185.35 L Maryland 182.25 W 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

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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 188.05 L Ohio State 181.15 L Wisconsin 178.80 W Indiana, Pa. 175.50 W 184.10 at North Carolina 179.90 W George Washington 178.15 W 182.15 at Kentucky 182.10 W 182.55 at Kent State 179.80 W 182.90 William & Mary 182.05 W 184.15 Towson 184.65 L 182.60 Bowling Green 178.80 W Iowa 177.80 W Rhode Island 176.80 W 185.45 at Indiana, Pa. 183.55 W 180.15 at Temple 179.50 W Vermont 175.85 W 184.05 at Georgia 191.75 L Utah State 186.90 L Kentucky 185.40 L Brigham Young 185.20 L North Carolina 184.00 W 181.05 at Auburn 186.65 L 185.55 at Utah 193.10 L Oklahoma 185.10 W 186.45 Rutgers 180.40 W 185.40 Pitt 184.30 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Massachusetts Penn State 187.45 L Massachusetts 184.90 L West Virginia 183.10 Temple 178.35 W Rutgers 178.15 W George Washington 176.25 W Rhode Island 175.55 W

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. 1991 (23-7) Coach Linda Burdette 181.60 Penn State 186.75 L Rutgers 178.80 W Indiana, Pa. 176.15 W 185.05 at Towson 185.45 L 186.00 James Madison 177.90 W 186.50 Michigan 183.35 W William & Mary 183.20 W 184.10 at Indiana, Pa. 181.80 W 183.85 at Ohio State 183.50 W Bowling Green 181.25 W Kent State 179.70 W Denver 178.80 W 188.35 at Michigan State 186.05 W Florida 189.05 L Michigan 185.55 W 184.95 Auburn 187.55 L Temple 183.65 W Maryland 180.05 W 187.95 at Missouri 188.05 L Wisconsin 183.85 W 185.85 at Nebraska 185.00 W 184.75 at Massachusetts 183.05 W New Hampshire 180.55 W 186.45 at Pitt 186.90 L Atlantic 10 Championships at George Washington 1. Penn State 189.65 L 2. West Virginia 186.55 3. Massachusetts 185.25 W 4. George Washington 185.25 W 5. Rhode Island 182.85 W 6. Rutgers 178.30 W 7. Temple 116.45 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Georgia (7 teams) 1. Georgia 194.275; 2. Florida 191.175; 3. West Virginia 189.775; 4. Towson 187.30; 5. North Carolina 185.825; 6. George Washington 185.525; 7. Maryland 183.90. 1992 (26-7-1) Coach Linda Burdette 185.50 at Pitt Michigan 187.25 Kentucky Towson 188.90 at Florida Michigan State Minnesota 187.10 Bowling Green North Carolina 189.60 at North Carolina State James Madison North Carolina 189.10 at William & Mary James Madison Northeastern 189.55 Missouri Indiana, Pa. 185.60 at Georgia Michigan

176.50 W 185.95 L 184.60 W 187.20 W 192.35 L 188.90 T 187.85 W 180.90 W 179.75 W 190.25 L 186.35 W 185.45 W 188.30 W 187.50 W 180.35 W 188.80 W 178.65 W 196.00 L 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 L Pitt 181.40 W 186.25 at Towson 186.15 W Massachusetts 183.10 W 188.85 North Carolina State 185.25 W Indiana, Pa. 161.40 W 191.20 Penn State 190.65 W Indiana, Pa. 139.55 W 188.20 at Kentucky 191.95 L Indiana, Pa. 177.05 W 190.75 at Ohio State 191.55 L 191.10 George Washington 185.90 W 188.25 at Georgia 197.55 L Penn State 193.15 L Massachusetts 186.55 W 190.00 at Pitt 188.30 W Indiana, Pa. 180.30 W Atlantic 10 Championships at West Virginia 1. West Virginia 192.70 2. George Washington 190.05 W 3. Massachusetts 189.25 W 4. Rhode Island 188.00 W 5. Temple 183.75 W 6. Rutgers 182.30 W 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 188.00 at Temple Northeastern

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187.825 at North Carolina State 189.675 L New Hampshire 185.80 W Missouri 183.425 W 190.325 Pitt 181.375 W Indiana, Pa. 129.55 W 191.55 Kent State 188.325 W 188.875 at Florida 193.925 L 189.00 at Arizona 188.525 W 188.175 at Texas Women’s Univ. 188.150 W Northern Illinois 187.00 W Atlantic 10 Championships at George Washington 1. West Virginia 190.70 2. George Washington 190.35 W 3. Massachusetts 189.925 W 4. Rhode Island 186.125 W 5. Temple 186.10 W 6. Rutgers 185.025 W NCAA Southeast Regional at West Virginia (7 teams) 1. Georgia 196.775; 2. Florida 192.55; 3. North Carolina State 191.175; 4. Kentucky 190.825; 5. Towson 190.575; 6. George Washington 189.65; 7. West Virginia 188.325. 1995 (15-6) Coach Linda Burdette 185.525 at Pitt 181.90 W Michigan 189.65 L 191.725 Oregon State 193.20 L Rhode Island 182.85 W 188.575 at Towson 187.90 W James Madison 183.25 W 191.25 Temple 180.525 W 191.475 at Massachusetts 190.85 W 190.725 Massachusetts 190.925 L Pitt 186.325 W 193.60 Penn State 194.30 L Kent State 188.275 W 191.75 at Louisiana State 196.30 L Oklahoma 193.00 L Centenary 187.70 W 193.85 Rutgers 186.20 W Atlantic 10 Championships at Temple 1. West Virginia 195.50 2. George Washington 190.675 W 3. Massachusetts 189.70 W 4. Temple 188.15 W 5. Rhode Island 187.725 W 6. Rutgers 185.925 W NCAA Southeast Regional at Towson (7 teams) 1. Georgia 197.575; 2. Florida 195.70; 3. West Virginia 193.325; 4. Kentucky 192.00; 5. North Carolina State 191.60; 6. Towson 190.125; 7. George Washington 188.025. NCAA National Championships at Georgia (12 teams) 1. Utah 196.65; 2t. Alabama 196.425; 2t. Michigan 196.425; 4. UCLA 196.15; 5. Georgia 196.075; 6. Oregon State 194.85; 7. Florida 195.425; 8. Penn State 194.15; 9. Louisiana State 193.025; 10. Brigham Young 191.975; 11. Nebraska 191.75; 12. West Virginia 189.65.

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.

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.

1998 (23-4) Coach Linda Burdette 190.6 at George Washington 192.025 at Pitt 195.725 New Hampshire 192.675 at Towson Temple 192.6 Temple 194.925 Auburn Maryland Radford 195.3 at Massachusetts M.I.T. 192.925 at Penn State Arizona Temple 190.6 at Arizona State Ball State Central Michigan 195.65 Michigan State 196.0 George Washington Rutgers EAGL Championship at Rutgers 1. West Virginia 2. New Hampshire 3. North Carolina State 4. Maryland 5. Towson 6. Pitt 7. North Carolina 8. Rutgers

1999 (19-7) Coach Linda Burdette 188.45 vs. SE Missouri St # 184.375 W 195.375 Pitt 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

184.55 W 187.875 W 192.225 W 191.675 W 180.45 W 186.175 W 190.725 W 190.125 W 186.6 W 193.075 W 174.4 W 195.725 L 194.475 L 186.775 W 195.875 L 184.325 W 192.8 L 194.275 W 192.525 W 190.325 W 195.5 193.85 W 193.825 W 192.675 W 192.45 W 192.225 W 190.975 W 190.875 W

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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. 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 Brown 193.325 Rutgers 195.175 Kent State Towson 194.400 at Massachusetts 195.250 at Rhode Island New Hampshire

188.900 W 183.450 W 189.025 W 193.750 W 193.275 W 191.925 W 193.250 W 194.650 W

The 2004 Mountaineers 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 195.125 Kentucky Massachusetts George Washington 194.4 Kent State Maryland James Madison 195.975 Michigan 194.75 at Nebraska Arizona State Ohio State 193.075 at New Hampshire Pitt Yale 194.55 Central Michigan 196.425 at Penn State

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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 195.575 L vs. Minnesota 194.675 L vs. Illinois-Chicago 189.55 W 196.25 North Carolina State 193.275 W Ohio State 195.6 W 195.3 Pitt 195.3 T 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 W 3. North Carolina State 196.600 W 4. Pitt 196.050 W 5. Maryland 196.025 W 6. New Hampshire 195.950 W 7. Towson 194.650 W 8. Rutgers 192.475 W 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 L 2. West Virginia 195.200 2. Maryland 195.200 W 4. North Carolina State 194.975 W 5. George Washington 194.2 W 6. New Hampshire 193.25 W 7. Rutgers 192.625 W 8. Pitt 191.1 W

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 195.3 L 190.675 at Penn State 194.4 L Michigan 194.825 L Cornell 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 192.875 at Kentucky North Carolina Maryland 194.625 Penn State Wilson College George Washington Kent State 193.075 at New Hampshire Michigan State Brown 194.700 at N.C. State William & Mary George Washington Nebraska

194.850 L 182.475 W 190.725 W 189.375 W 192.150 W 193.775 L 191.950 W 191.550 W 195.625 L 147.700 W 191.375 W 192.275 W 193.925 L 194.000 L 184.500 W 194.600 W 186.225 W 191.175 W 196.975 L

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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 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. 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 195.425 L 193.700 at Michigan State 194.200 L Iowa 194.350 L Illinois State 190.700 W 194.775 Pitt 192.700 W 193.925 Maryland 194.475 L George Washington 191.775 W Rutgers 187.950 W 195.125 at George Washington 193.150 W 195.650 Temple 191.625 W 195.250 at Oklahoma 196.375 L Missouri 196.225 L Brown 185.950 W 195.425 Kentucky 194.650 W 195.925 Penn State 196.225 L 194.925 at Iowa State 194.900 W EAGL Championship at NC State 1. NC State 195.700 L 2. West Virginia 195.500 3. North Carolina 194.825 W 4. Pitt 194.675 W 5. New Hampshire 194.650 W 6. Maryland 194.525 W 7. George Washington 193.050 W 8. Rutgers 189.125 W 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 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

The 2011 Mountaineers 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) 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)

Jason Butts 1 Season 2012-present Record: 21-5

Elevated to the head coach position after serving five years as an assistant under 37-year coach Linda Burdette-Good, coach

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Jason Butts is determined to put the West Virginia University gymnastics team back on the national scene. In just his first season, he led the Mountaineers to their leaguebest seventh EAGL title. The squad secured its first 20-win season since 2008 and set a program record with a 195.9 score at the Auburn NCAA Regional Championships. 2012 (21-5) Coach Jason Butts 195.1 Penn State 195.775 L Maryland 194.225 W 193.425 Rutgers 191.65 W 193.475 at Bowling Green 193.225 W 195.775 George Washington 193.125 W Towson 190.875 W 194.05 at Michigan 194.65 L 195.175 Ohio State 194.45 L Auburn 193.65 W Ball State 191.775 W 194.8 at Maryland 194.55 W Rutgers 191.7 W William & Mary 191.175 W 194.225 at New Hampshire 195.75 L 194.175 at Denver 194.1 W Missouri 194.025 W Western Michigan 193.825 W 195.675 Arkansas 195.125 W 194.9 at LSU 196.85 L EAGL Championship at Pitt 1. West Virginia 196.475 2. NC State 196.0 W 3. Maryland 195.95 W 4. North Carolina 195.55 W 5. Pitt 195.375 W 6. New Hampshire 195.225 W 7. George Washington 194.05 W 8. Rutgers 193.85 W NCAA Regional at Auburn (6 teams) 1. Georgia (197.1); 2. Oregon State (196.45); 3. Michigan (196.325); 4. Auburn (196.1); 5. West Virginia (195.9); 6. Michigan State (194.05)

Series Records Opponent

First Last

W-L-T Met

Met

First Last

Opponent

W-L-T Met

5-5-0 1986 2008

Met

Alabama

0-4-0 1982 2002

Minnesota

Arizona

2-2-0 1994 2010

Missouri

4-2-0 1991 2012

Arizona State

2-1-0

Nebraska

1-9-0 1983 2010

Arkansas

4-3-0 2003 2012

New Hampshire

26-9-0

1981

2012

Auburn

4-6-0 1986 2012

New Mexico

1-0-0

1983

1983

Ball State

8-1-0

1981

2012

North Carolina

27-15-0

1979

2012

Boise State

2-0-0

1996

2000

N.C. State

24-13-0

1982

2012

Bowling Green

8-5-0

1977

2012

Northeastern

3-0-0 1989 1994

Bridgeport (Conn.)

3-0-0

2005

2010

Northern Illinois

1-0-0

1994

1994

Brigham Young

0-1-0

1990

1990

Notre Dame

1-0-0

1981

1981

Brown

3-0-0 2001 2009

Ohio State

11-16-0

1976

2012

California

1-1-0 1996 2006

Oklahoma

1-5-0 1989 2009

UC Davis

2-0-0

1992

1996

Oklahoma State

1-0-0

1985

1985

UC Santa Barbara

1-0-0

1996

1996

Oregon State

0-2-0

1995

1996

Clarion

8-4-0 1977 1986

Penn

9-0-0 1980 2006

Centenary

1-0-0 1995 1995

Penn State

6-36-0

Central Michigan

1-2-0

Pitt

52-12-2 1974 2012

Cornell

4-0-0 2003 2006

Radford

6-0-0 1985 2000

Denver

4-2-0 1991 2012

Rhode Island

25-0-0

Duke

3-0-0 1982 1983

Rutgers

53-0-0 1983 2012

Eastern Kentucky

2-1-0

1976

1981

Sacramento State

1-0-0

1992

1992

Eastern Michigan

4-0-0

1982

2005

Slippery Rock

8-5-0

1974

1986

1975

Southeast Missouri State

2-0-0

1997

1999

1998

1998

1974

2002

2003

1979

1981

2012

2008

Fairmont State

6-0-0

Florida

2-11-0 1982 2011

Southern Illinois

2-0-0

1982

1982

Franklin & Marshall

2-0-0

1975

1977

Southern Utah

3-1-0

2000

2006

Frostburg State

12-0-0

1974

1982

Springfield

0-1-0 1979 1979

Georgetown

1-0-0 1980 1980

SUNY Brockport

1-1-0

George Washington

43-1-0

Temple

40-1-0 1980 2007

Georgia

0-7-0 1990 2011

Texas Woman’s University

1-0-0

Georgia College

1-0-0

1988

1988

Towson

17-10-0 1976 2012

Houston Baptist

1-0-0

1987

1987

UCLA

0-1-0 1992 1992 2-0-0 1999 2008

1983

2012

1974 1994

1975 1994

Illinois

1-0-0 2000 2000

Ursinus

Illinois Chicago

3-0-0

1980

2004

Utah

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Illinois State

1-0-0

2009

2009

Utah State

1-2-0

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25-1-0

1975

1994

Vermont

1-0-0 1990 1990

Indiana State

0-1-0

1986

1986

Western Michigan

2-0-0

2010

2012

Iowa

2-2-0 1990 2009

William & Mary

14-0-0

1978

2012

Iowa State

1-1-0

2002

2009

Wilson

1-0-0 2007 2007

Jacksonville State

1-0-0

1983

1983

Wisconsin

2-0-0 1990 1991

James Madison

19-0-0

1979

2007

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

1-0-0 2000 2000

2010

Wisconsin-Whitewater

1-0-0 2008 2008

2000

Kent State

21-9-0

Kentucky

15-6-0 1982 2009

Yale

5-0-0 2001 2007

LSU

0-7-0 1987 2012

Youngstown State

7-2-0

Maryland

35-14-1 1980 2012

Maryland Baltimore County

1-0-0

Massachusetts

22-3-0 1981 2002

MIT

1975

1990

1978

1978

1-0-0

1998

1998

Miami, Ohio

2-0-0

1976

1981

Michigan

4-16-0 1980 2012

Michigan State

11-10-1

1982

2011

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Championship Appearances 1982 AIAW 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 Mountaineers, at the University’s first ever national championships, finished behind first place Florida and runner up Alabama, and ahead of national powers Georgia, Ohio State, Brigham Young and Washington State, among others. Retton captured First Team All America honors on the vault, uneven parallel bars, floor exercise and the all around. WVU qualified for the championships by winning the EAIAW Regional at Clarion State. The Mountaineers scored 139.25 points to edge Yale’s 138.35. That title is still WVU’s only regional championship. The 1982 season saw 18 wins against seven losses. The biggest win of the season was a 142.30-142.10 victory against eventual national champion Florida, a meet that WVU won on the last gymnast of the last rotation. The 142.30 points was a school record at the time. Also during the 1982 season, West Virginia beat Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Maryland and Pitt. A side note to the season were Retton’s ties to the athletic world. Her younger sister, Mary Lou, went on to become an Olympic Gold Medalist. Her father, Ronnie, played basketball for the Mountaineers from 1957-59. After winning four letters and graduating, Retton later married Mike Timko, a former Mountaineer quarterback (1985-87). The 1982 season was WVU’s last year in the AIAW after a nine year association. The Mountaineers began NCAA competition with the 1983 season. 1995 NCAA Championships After years of being on the outside looking in, the 1995 WVU gymnastics team took the step to the next level with an at large bid to the 1995 NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga. The senior led group found the right mix of talent, desire, experience and coaching and put it all together when it counted - at the NCAA Southeast Regional. In fact, the whole season was something magical. Ten team records were set or tied throughout the course of the year, while five individual marks were reached. The 15-6 Mountaineers won their fourth straight Atlantic 10 title and Karla Hairston and Kristin Quackenbush were named Atlantic 10 Gymnasts of the Year, while Umme Salim garnered A10 Freshman of the Year honors. Coach Linda Burdette was named NCAA Southeast Regional Coach

of the Year. Freshman Adriana Manago earned NACGC/W scholastic All America status, while WVU’s first ever trip to the NCAA Championships was highlighted by Quackenbush, the talented sophomore all arounder who earned second team All America honors on the floor exercise. The most rewarding accomplishment of the 1995 season was that of WVU’s three seniors, Liz Byrnes, Jenni Kaye and Shannon Migli, all of whom overcame injuries that plagued them their first three years in Morgantown to become major contributors in WVU’s run to the championships. 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 Championships 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 trip to the national championship in five years. Although the Mountaineers placed 12th at the 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 vaulting 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.

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The 2000 Mountaineers 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 determined 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 an aberration by simply being more consistent than the opposition and earning a trip to the NCAA Championship in Boise, Idaho. 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 Mountaineers 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 ”the 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.

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Shari Retton 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. A four-year letterwinner, Retton, just a freshman, helped the 10thseeded 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.

Kristin Quackenbush 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 1994 NCAA Second team All-American - floor & vault

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

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

Academic Honors 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

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 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* 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

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Janáe Cox 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 All-EAGL First Team 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

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

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 Captain both sophomore and junior years Just the second WVU gymnast to enter collegiate action as a Level 10 champion (Kristin Quakenbush)

Mehgan Morris

Amy Bieski

Mehgan Morris, 2009 EAGL Outstanding Senior Gymnast, 2006 EAGL Rookie of the Year and five-time league champion. She was WVU’s 17th and last NCAA Championships individual qualifier in 2009.

Amy Bieski, 2011 EAGL Gymnast and Outstanding Senior of the Year and league bars champion. She ranks No. 2 on the WVU career points chart with 1,978.925 points.

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Letterwinners Maria Ciocca

1983

Yvette Clark

1988-89-90-91

Stella Coleman

1988

Marsha Connor

1977

Janรกe Cox

Melcina Hunter

1974-75-76-77 -I-

Heather Izer

2006-07-08-09

2004-05C-06C-07

Shannon Cox

1998-99

Wendy Crumbaker

1994 -D-

Michelle David

1989

Dana Davis

1975-76-77C-78C

Beth Deal

-JTeShawne Jackson

2000-01-02-03C

Jennifer Jewel

1983

Naja Johnson

2008-09-10-11

Nancy Jones

1974-75-76-77

Stephanie Judge

1976-77-78C-79C

2012

Andrea DeFelice

1987-88C-89C-90C

Tynisha Dennis

2004-05-06-07

Casey DePerro

2003-04

Alyssa DeSantis

2003-04-05-06

Christy DeVoe

1989

Mary Dickson

1974-75

Mary Beth Dodson

1978-79-80-81

Donna Donati

1979-80-81-82C

Emily Duryea

2001-02-03-04

-KJennifer Kaye

1992-93-94-95C

Jennifer Kearney

1990

Stephanie Keaton

2008-09-10-11

Karen Kennedy

1974

Emily Kerwin

2008-09-10-11C

Karen Kirszenstein

1987-88-89-90 -L-

Kim LaGorga

Tynisha Dennis

-F-

-A-

1985

Shirley Lee 2010

Danielle Lilly

1997-98-99-00C

2003

Kelly Foley

1997-98-99-00C

Cheri Lippert

1977-79-80

Nettie Angotti

1981-82

Beth Foltz

1988-89-90-91C

Linda Lloyd

Randi Aronson

1982

Shani Andrews

Hailey Fairchild

1997-98-99-00

Bev Fry

1985-86-87C

Teresa Lucas

1986

Andrea Lund

Muffy Fuller -BBecky Bailey

Jan Funderburk

1983-84C-85C

1994

Jodi Barnes

1996-97-98

Jessica Bartgis

2001, 2003-04-05

1988C-89C

1986

Allison Gaidish

Susan Biddle

1977

Jaime Gold

2005-06-07-08

Cheryl Goldenfield

2004-05-06-07

2008-09-10C-11

Lisa Bietler

1977-78

Jackie Blair

1998-99-00-01C

Chelsea Goldschrafe

2010-11-12

1983

Shauna Boston

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1984-85-86-87C

Amie Bouchier

2004, 2006-07

Dinorh Boyd

2000-01-02-03

Makenzie Bristol

2011-12

Aimee Brown

2004-05-06

Elizabeth Byrnes

1992-93-94-95 -C-

Angie Campbell

1983-84

-GCyndi Gacek

Tanya Barton Amy Bieski

1998

Robin Lunz -M-

1974

Cara Bailey

1975-76 1974-75-76C-77

Karla Hairston

1993-94-95C-96C

Dayah Haley

2012

Amanda Halovanic Rachel Hardin

2005-06-07-08C

Arlene Hathaway

2011

Barb Hegedus

1988

Jaime Hill 1988-89

2000-01-02C-03C

2000-01

Dainty Mae Hiser

1991-92C

Amanda Carpenter

2012

Mary Hooper

1989

Dina Castronovo

1989

Angela Hunter

1987

Hilarie Chambers

1985-86

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Letterwinners 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 2009-10-11-12 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 2011-12 1974-75-76-77 1991-92-93C-94C 2005-06-07-08 1982-83-85 2006-07-08-09C 1993-94 1976 1974-75C

2004-05-06C -O-

Lynn Olson Becky Orr

1986 1978 -P-

Peggy Payer Jana Perry Amy Piera Susie Pierce Allison Poteet Radine Powley Allison Pratus Alysha Pretzello Dawn Prevost Cathie Price Jennifer Price Shelly Purkat

1979-80 1990-91-92C-93C 1985 1989-90-91C 1995 1989 1999-00-01-02 2009-10C-11 1980-81-82-83C 1984-85-86C-87C 1978 2007-08-09-10

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1994-95-96C-97C

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Sabrina Noonan

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

Lisa Reed Maureen Repmann Shari Retton Angel Ricciulli Alaska Richardson Gretchen Richter Jackie Ridenour

1989-90-91-92 1987-88-90 1982-83-84C-85C 1995 2010-11-12 2003-04-05-06 1980-81

Nicole Roach Garnet Robinson Jessica Rohm Amy Ross Vanessa Rotruck Liz Rouse Kendra Ruppert Kim Ruppert

2009-10-11-12 1975-76-77 1999-00-01C-02C 1988 1975-76-78 2006-07 1988-89-90 1990-91-92-93 -S-

Umme Salim Lia Salzano Debora Santiago Ashley Scalercio Chris Schenck Lauren Schneider Karen Schriever Barb Shank Jenn Sharon Erin Signoracci Danis Sill Lynn Silvestri Christen Simpson Doreen Slimm Hope Sloanhoffer Rebecca Slobig Erica Smith Lavon Smith Terra Smith Suzanne Soto Kiersten Spoerke Wendy Sturn

1995-96-97-98 2012 1996-97-98-99 2002 1983-84-85-86C 1995-96 1982-84-85 1974 2009-10 2000-01-02-03 1979-80-81 1989-90 1999-00-01-02 1982-83-84 2011-12 1996-97-98-99 2012 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

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

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Jessica Young Bethany Yurko

2008-09-10 2012

James P. Clements, Ph.D. President Jim Clements is West Virginia University’s 23rd president. WVU is the flagship university of West Virginia, with an internationally diverse student body of more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 200 degree programs in the University’s 13 constituent colleges, two divisional colleges, and multiple healthcare sites. Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the West Virginia United Health System, the WVU Hospitals, and the WVU Research Corporation. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people. WVU and its affiliates are currently in the midst of more than $600 million of capital improvements. Regionally, he is a board member of the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He chairs the Implementation Committee of the Power of

32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In the state, he recently co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council, and co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force. In addition, he serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Council on Education (ACE). He is currently co-chair of the APLU Energy Forum and is the chair of the ACE Commission on Leadership. Dr. Clements was the only university president selected to join a 15-member Innovation Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was also nominated and participated in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense. Before coming to WVU, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University, the secondlargest public university in Maryland. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson’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. Dr. Clements 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 released in spring 2012. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

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Oliver Luck Director of Athletics Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues 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 made significant strides in his first two years to enhance WVU’s role as a major player in the collegiate world. In his first year, Luck hired four head coaches, while maintaining WVU’s superior level of success. In addition to new hires, Luck oversaw the progress of major capital projects, such as the $25 million WVU basketball practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball and the women’s soccer training complex. He also fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph in the classroom and on the field. In year two, Luck led WVU into the Big 12 Conference, oversaw the best fundraising year in school history, implemented several safety and crowd enhancements at Mountaineer sporting events, increased overall department revenue, continued a master plan for facility upgrades and watched his football program gain its third BCS bowl victory with a recordsetting 70-33 win in the Orange Bowl. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a recordsetting 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

Oliver Luck was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American quarterback at WVU. 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote 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 CountyHouston 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

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of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck secured the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. BBVA Compass Stadium was built and opened in 2012 adding to Luck’s legacy with the professional soccer team, and the overall Houston sports facility complexes. He returned in May, 2012 for the opening ceremony of the soccer stadium that he fought so hard for. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by then 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. ”It’s an incredible honor for me to be the athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. ”I care deeply about this school, and WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country. I am so pleased to be a part of the leadership team assembled under President Clements at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, a former All-American quarterback and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford and No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts; Mary Ellen, a junior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a freshman at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.

Senior Staff Athletic Department Personnel Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Michael Szul

Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director

Compliance/Governance

Sports Administration, SWA

Matt Borman

Michael Fragale

Assistant Athletic Director Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club

Associate Athletic Director Business Operations

Assistant Athletic Director Communications

Curtis Jones

Matt Wells

Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Academic Services

Marketing and Sales

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Head Coaches WVU Fields 17 Varsity Sports Programs Jason Butts

Mike Carey

Women’s Soccer

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary

Jon Hammond

Dana Holgorsen

Cross Country/Track

Rifle

Football

Bob Huggins

Jimmy King

Jill Kramer

Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Volleyball

Marlon LeBlanc

Randy Mazey

Men’s Soccer

Baseball

Vic Riggs

Tina Samara

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Craig Turnbull Wrestling

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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Basketball Practice Facility

WVU Natatorium

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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.

Scoring Information What To Know When Covering WVU 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)..................2.20 Special Requirements..................2.00 Bonus elements...........................0.50 Execution/composition...............5.30 Total.............................................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). 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.

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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.

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WVU Sports Communications Sports Information The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate in room 107. Additional offices are located on the second floor of the Coliseum in room 217. Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address WVU Sports Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 107 Morgantown, WV 26506 Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480 Gymnastics Contact Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director e-mail: shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu Sports Communication Staff Michael Fragale Assistant 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 Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director Tim Goodenow Assistant Sports Publications Director Grant Dovey Assistant Sports Information Director Lisa Ammons Business Manager Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Amy Prunty Program Assistant Eva Buchman Graduate Assistant Abby Norman Graduate Assistant Brian Kuppelweiser Graduate Assistant

West Virginia University recognizes that Mountaineer fans don’t just exist within state parameters. Those wishing to follow the WVU gymnastics team, but unable to travel to Morgantown, can now watch home meets live on their computers. All five of the Mountaineers’ 2013 regular season home meets, as well as the 2013 NCAA Morgantown Regional, will be streamed live, and for free, at www.WVUsports.com. Additionally, live stats are continuously updated throughout the meet. Meet-by-meet notes, weekly releases, updated statistics and in-depth profile features can also be found on the gymnastics page at www.WVUsports.com Media Services The West Virginia Unviersity sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2013 gymnastics season to accomondate any many requests. The following are some guideliens that should make it easy for media members to cover the WVU gymnastics team. Any additional questions should be directed to Assistant Sports Information Director Shannon McNamara. Meet Day Parking is free at the WVU Coliseum. Complete statistics are provided to all working media at the end of each rotation and post-meet. Requested gymnasts and coach Butts will be available for interviews on the competition floor following a 15-minute grace period. Game Services The sports communication staff will be at your service throughout the meet. All working media will be provided with a game program, rosters, media guides and other pertinent information. Computer-generated scores will be available at the end of each rotation and at the meet’s conclusion. Press seating is available at press row inside the Coliseum. Wireless internet access is available to all working media members. Credentials Photographers and media members who wish to cover a meet at the WVU Coliseum should contact gymnastics contact/assistant sports information director Shannon McNamara, via email (shannon.mcnamara@mail. wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Designated areas for photographers will be explained at the meet.

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During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or a member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia gymnastics contact/assistant sports information director Shannon McNamara, via email (shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be provided, and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff. Receiving Information Media members may receive gymnastics press releases, notes and more via email. Please email Shannon McNamara (shannon. mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu) to be included on the distribution list. Directions to the WVU Coliseum From I-79: take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit. Cross the Star City bridge and proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. The WVU Coliseum is on the right. Enter at the Patteson Drive light.

From I-68: take the Pierpont Road exit and follow signs toward the stadium. At the second traffic light, turn right on Route 705 and stay on the highway as it becomes Chestnut Hill Road (through two more traffic lights). Turn left at the fourth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patterson Drive at University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. The Coliseum parking lots are directly ahead at this light. WVUsports.com WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on the Mountaineer gymnastics team. In 2013, streamed audio and video broadcasts will be available on WVU’s official website. Live scores also are available, and meet releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to the meet.


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