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The Extra Tenth: Amanda Carpenter

By Shannon McNamara for
February 18, 2013 11:29 AM
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 10th edition features junior Amanda Carpenter. The Lancaster, Pa., native has become a staple in the Mountaineers’ beam lineup, as her graceful lines and steadiness under pressure has captured audiences this season. Carpenter has hit for a career-best 9.825 twice this year, including a second-place finish at No. 18 Maryland on Feb. 17. A two-time regional bars champion while competing at Prestige Gymnastics, she has been making progress on her bars routine and could see time in the lineup soon.

Full Name: Amanda Bridget Carpenter

Birthday: March 9

What’s on TV: Gossip Girl or Vampire Diaries

What’s in my iPod: Chris Brown and country music

Favorite Movie: Cinderella and Crazy, Stupid Love

Favorite electronic device: iPhone

Superstitions: I play with my hair before a routine

Favorite late-night snack: Cereal

Pop or soda: Soda

Chocolate or caramel: Chocolate

Early riser or night owl: Night owl

Bus or PRT: Bus

Swimsuit or snowsuit: Swimsuit

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter

Favorite Pinterest recipe: Buffalo chicken dip

Favorite weekend activity: Shopping

Favorite magazine: Cosmopolitan

Which reality show would you do best on: The Bachelorette

Teammate destined for 15 minutes of fame: Alaska Richardson

Best Dressed on Team: Maci Sump

Teammates that makes the best study buddy: Jamie Judge and Maci Sump

Favorite club gym memory: Making it to Bela Karolyi’s camp

Tops on my bucket list: Go to Ireland

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