MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This season, the No. 16-ranked West Virginia University gymnastics team will lift the veil and give Mountaineer fans a closer look in The Extra Tenth. Each Monday, a different gymnast will be featured.
The 11th edition features junior Makenzie Bristol
. One of the team’s stronger floor workers, the Prosper, Texas, native made her 2013 season debut on Feb. 17. She went on to score 9.825 on Feb. 24, helping the Mountaineers tally a season-high 49.325 on floor and push their way to a season-best 196.55 showing. As she continues to earn her spot in the floor lineup, Bristol also is making strides on beam in Cary Gym and could see time as a two-event specialist before her Mountaineer career is complete.
Full Name: Makenzie Bristol
Birthday: May 17
What’s on TV: Sons of Anarchy, Gossip Girl
What’s in my iPod: Country – especially Jason Aldean
Favorite Movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Favorite electronic device: Phone
Superstitions: If I give Hope Sloanhoffer
a hug before my floor routine, I will nail it. I also have to pray before I compete.
Worst habit: Biting and picking at my nails
Favorite late-night snack: Sour watermelons
Pop or soda: Soda
Chocolate or caramel: Both!
Early riser or night owl: Early bird
Bus or PRT: Neither
Swimsuit or snowsuit: Swimsuit
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter
Favorite Pinterest recipe: Bucket of Shambles made by Beth Deal
Dream date: Skydiving
Favorite weekend activity: Pinterest parties and movie nights with my teammates
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Any of the Dallas Cowboys
Favorite magazine: People
Which reality show would you do best on: Dirty Jobs
Teammates destined for 15 minutes of fame: Dayah Haley
and Beth Deal
Best Dressed on Team: Erica Smith
Teammate that makes the best study buddy: Hope Sloanhoffer
Favorite club gym memory: Growing up with my best friends
Favorite road-trip ritual: Singing “Country Roads” when we enter West Virginia
Tops on my bucket list: Skydive and go to Australia