The Extra Tenth: Chelsea Goldschrafe


By Shannon McNamara for WVUsports.com
March 18, 2013 12:18 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – This season, the No. 25-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 14th edition features senior Chelsea Goldschrafe. The Franklin Lakes, N.J., native has competed in 48 career meets and needs to compete in one more to break onto the WVU all-time chart. Currently a three-event specialist, she has competed on all four events at some point in her Mountaineer career and logged time as an all-arounder three times in 2012. A staple in the Mountaineers’ floor lineup, she has scored a career-best 9.85 twice in the last three meets. She also competes on vault and bars for the Mountaineers.


Full Name: Chelsea Goldschrafe

Birthday: November 4

What’s on TV: Sons of Anarchy

What’s in my iPod: Country

Favorite Movie: The Notebook

Favorite electronic device: Phone

Superstitions: I don’t look at the beam before I mount

Worst habit: Chewing gum during interviews

Favorite late-night snack: Anything with chocolate

Pop or soda: Soda – what is pop?

Chocolate or caramel: Chocolate

Early riser or night owl: Early riser

Bus or PRT: Bus

Swimsuit or snowsuit: Swimsuit

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter

Favorite Pinterest recipe: Pumpkin cheesecake dip

Dream date: Yankee game followed by a Serendipity 3 sundae

Favorite weekend activity: Cheering on Mountaineer sports

Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Nick Swisher

Favorite magazine: Cosmopolitan

Which reality show would you do best on: Real Housewives of New Jersey

Teammate destined for 15 minutes of fame: Makenzie Bristol

Best Dressed on Team: Makenzie Bristol

Teammate that makes the best study buddy: Kaylyn Millick

Favorite club gym memory: When all five girls in my class signed together to Division-I schools

Favorite road-trip ritual: Music blasting on meet day

Tops on my bucket list…: Go to the NCAA National Championships



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