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Player Profiles



Bethany                            Yurko
Bethany
Yurko
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Cumberland, Md.
Height: 5-3
Sport: Gymnastics
Position: AA

Biography

Talented athlete with great potential … one of the hardest working gymnasts in Cary Gym … coaches applaud her incredible work ethic … has made the improvements to see consistent lineup positions … broke into bars lineup as a junior … continues to improve on beam … dependable vault back-up over last two seasons … proved solid in pressure-filled situations … enjoys competition and contributing to team’s overall success … knowledge of sport has grown exponentially over the years … her passion for gymnastics pushes her teammates.

At West Virginia in 2013
• Competed in five meets and earned 48.5 points

• NACGC/W Scholastic All-America
• Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics Team
• Scored a career-best 9.675 in bars career debut at NC State (1/25)
• In her first vault action of the season, tallied a career-best 9.775 vs. Iowa State (2/10), good enough for sixth place
• Owned season averages of 9.733 on vault and 9.65 on bars

At West Virginia in 2012
• Saw action in five meets and scored 48.525 points
• Earned second consecutive Sally Medrick Award for Most Improved Gymnast
• NACGC/W Scholastic All-America
• EAGL All-Academic Team
• Proved to be a valuable asset to the vault lineup
• Hit for a vault season high of 9.75 against Rutgers (1/15) and finished sixth, her best finish of the year
• Owned a vault season average of 9.705

At West Virginia in 2011
• Sally Medrick Award for Most Improved Gymnast
• NACGC/W Scholastic All-America
• EAGL All-Academic Team
• Did not see competitive action

Club Gymnastics
• Competed for East-West Stars for 10 years under Kris Lloyd
• Finished third on vault at 2010 level 9 regional meet
• Secured second on bars, beam and all-around at 2010 level 9 state championship
• Four-year qualifier for level 9 regional championships

Personal
• Daughter of Tony and Kim Yurko
• Has two sisters and one brother
• Birthday is April 23
• One sister attended WVU for one year of graduate school
• Member of the National Honor Society at Fort Hill High
• Also ran track
• Majoring in human nutrition and food
• Dean’s List
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Bethany Yurko’s Career Highs
Vault	9.775	vs. Iowa State	2/10/13
Uneven Bars		9.675	at NC State	1/25/13
Bethany Yurko’s Career Statistics
Year	Meets	AA	Total Points
2013	5	0	48.5
2012	5	0	48.525
Totals	10	0	97.025

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