The Extra Tenth: Makenzie Bristol

  • By Shannon McNamara
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  • February 25, 2013 06:46 PM
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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

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