MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This season, the No. 21-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 13th edition features junior Erica Smith. An integral member of the team’s bars and beam lineups, she has scored a career-high 9.85 on both events this season. The Blue Springs, Mo., native has proven to be a great leadoff for the Mountaineers on beam. Just yesterday, she helped the Mountaineers solidify a win on the road, as she scored 9.75 on beam and finished fourth overall at George Washington.
Full Name: Erica Samone Smith
Birthday: May 24
What’s on TV: One Tree Hill
What’s in my iPod: Any R&B or rap - no country!
Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz
Favorite electronic device: iPhone
Superstitions: I don’t believe in superstitions
Worst habit: Playing with my hair
Favorite late-night snack: Ice cream
Pop or soda: Pop
Chocolate or caramel: Neither!
Early riser or night owl: A little of both
Bus or PRT: Neither – I prefer to drive
Swimsuit or snowsuit: Swimsuit
Facebook or Twitter: Twitter
Favorite weekend activity: Shopping
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Jon Jay (outfielder, St. Louis Cardinals)
Favorite magazine: Cosmopolitan
Which reality show would you do best on: Basketball Wives
Teammate destined for 15 minutes of fame: Myself
Best Dressed on Team: I would have to nominate myself, too
Favorite road-trip ritual: I don’t believe in these, either!
Tops on my bucket list: To get married and travel