The Extra Tenth: Dayah Haley

  • By Shannon McNamara
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  • February 04, 2013 12:34 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This season, the 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 eighth edition features sophomore gymnast Dayah Haley. The Pasadena, Md., native plays an integral role in the team’s lineups each week, as she has a steady hold on the vault and uneven bars’ No. 1 positions. Additionally, she has made one appearance on floor in 2013 and scored a career-best 9.725; Haley is expected to see additional time on beam throughout the year.

Full Name: Dayah Nicole Haley

Birthday: April 9

What’s on TV: Pretty Little Liars

What’s in my iPod: Country – especially Luke Bryan

Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo

Favorite electronic device: Phone

Superstitions: I always start with my right foot in front

Worst habit: Fidgeting

Favorite late-night snack: Crackers

Pop or soda: Soda

Chocolate or caramel: Chocolate

Early riser or night owl: Early riser

Bus or PRT: Neither!

Swimsuit or snowsuit: Swimsuit

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter

Favorite Pinterest recipe: Anything with chocolate

Dream date: The Grand Canyon

Favorite weekend activity: Relaxing on my couch

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Ryan Lochte

Which reality show would you do best on: The Real World

Teammate destined for 15 minutes of fame: Myself and Beth Deal

Best Dressed on Team: Makenzie Bristol

Teammate that makes the best study buddy: Kaylyn Millick

Favorite club gym memory: Tripping and falling down the runway my first week at Hill’s Gymnastics

Favorite road-trip ritual: Listening to Beth Deal sing Taylor Swift

Tops on my bucket list: Travel around the world