MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Extra Tenth is back in 2014! A blog dedicated to the West Virginia University gymnastics team, a different Mountaineer will be featured each week.
This season’s sixth edition features freshman Brooklyn Doggette. A Mountaineer by birth, Doggette’s parents also were student-athletes at WVU, as her father, Cecil, played defensive back for the football team (1990-91), and her mother, Becky, was a gymnast (1993-94).
A Pickerington, Ohio, native, Doggett was a level 10 gymnast at Buckeye Gymnastics. A hard worker that has battled back from injury, the two-time Junior Olympics National Team qualifier is currently fighting for a beam lineup spot and could see time on the event soon. She also is working toward a spot on the uneven bars.
The Mountaineers return to the WVU Coliseum this Friday night and play host to Pitt in the annual “Beauty & the Beast” meet at 6 p.m. The WVU wrestling team will compete against Clarion simultaneously. All tickets are $1 each, courtesy of United Bank.
Full Name: Brooklyn Shea Martha Doggette
Birthday: November 15
What’s on TV: Criminal Minds
What’s in my iPod: Drake, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber
Favorite Movie: Lion King
Favorite electronic device: Phone
Superstitions: I won’t wear the color orange. It’s bad luck.
Worst habit: Biting my nails
Favorite late-night snack: Applesauce
Pop or soda: Pop
Chocolate or caramel: Chocolate
Early riser or night owl: Night owl
Bus or PRT: PRT
Swimsuit or snowsuit: Swimsuit
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter
Favorite Pinterest recipe: I don’t use Pinterest
Dream date: Dinner on a New York City rooftop looking over the city
Favorite weekend activity: Hanging out with my team
Favorite magazine: People
Which reality show would you do best on: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Favorite club gym memory: Traveling to the Bahamas
Favorite road-trip ritual: Listening to music
Tops on my bucket list: Travel to Africa
What does Mountaineer gymnastics mean to you?: Being a Mountaineer means the world to me. It has been my dream to go to WVU for as long as I can remember. I’m living the dream.