Player Profiles

Beth                               Deal
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Parkersburg, W.Va.
Height: 5-5
Sport: Gymnastics
Position: AA


One of the strongest beam workers in the gym … emerging as a strong senior leader … solid presentation on beam and steady as that lineup’s anchor … new beam dismount will add to her routine … could push for a lineup spot on vault … one of the team’s loudest and most enthusiastic supporters … teammates look to her for in-meet support … winning beam routine at 2012 EAGL Championship proved her poise under pressure … showed incredible improvement throughout three seasons with Mountaineers … coaches impressed with her work ethic … has great lines and competes pretty, clean gymnastics … proud to be from West Virginia.
At West Virginia in 2014
• Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics Second Team
• Competed in 11 meets with the team, two as a two-event specialist, and individually qualified as a beam specialist for the NCAA Athens Regional Championships
• Finished fourth on team with six podium finishes, including three wins on balance beam
• Earned 9.8 or better on beam seven times and did not drop a score all season
• Big 12 Conference Event Specialist of the Week (2/25, 3/11)
• Debuted an altered beam routine against NC State (1/26) and finished first with a 9.85 score
• Tied for the beam win at Iowa State (2/7) with a 9.85 score
• Won beam outright at The Perfect 10 Challenge (2/21), scoring a career-high 9.95, the second-best mark in program history
• Finished second on beam in win over No. 22 Ohio State (3/2) with 9.85 mark
• Followed a fall on beam at No. 2 Florida (3/7) and scored a team-best 9.875, good enough for fifth place
• Finished second on beam at Maryland (3/16) with a 9.85 score
• Scored 9.9, her top career score in the WVU Coliseum, and finished second on beam at the Big 12 Championship (3/22); finish earned her spot on the All-Big 12 Championship Team
• Finished ninth on beam at the NCAA Athens Regional Championships with a 9.775 score, the third-best mark awarded
• Finished season ranked No. 32 nationally, No. 4 in the Big 12, with a 9.865 beam RQS
• Beam season average of 9.76 was tops on team
At West Virginia in 2013
• Earned John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit for second straight season
• Entered the beam lineup after sitting out the first three meets and scored 87.525 points
• Season-best beam mark of 9.875 was team’s top score on event
• Hit eight of nine beam routines and scored 9.8 or better six times
• In just her second appearance of the season, scored 9.85 on beam vs. Iowa State (2/10) and finished second
• Tallied a season-best 9.875 on beam vs. Michigan (2/24) and finished second
• Clinched the team’s victory at George Washington (3/10) with a third place, 9.775 showing on beam
• Ranked No. 20 in the Southeast region and No. 10 in the Big 12 on beam with a 9.805 RQS
• Beam season average of 9.725 ranked No. 2 on team
At West Virginia in 2012
• EAGL beam champion
• Earned John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit
• EAGL All-Academic Team
• EAGL Rookie of the Week (1/10)
• Battled a mid-season ankle injury but still saw action on beam in eight meets, scoring 76.55 points
• Saw the beam podium three times
• Paced the team and finished second overall with a 9.825 beam routine in collegiate debut against Penn State and Maryland (1/8)
• Finished third on beam against Rutgers (1/21) with a 9.725
• As the meet’s final competitor on beam, scored a career-best 9.9 and secured the team’s victory at the EAGL Championship (3/24); was crowned the event’s outright winner
• Beam RQS of 9.68 and season average of 9.569
Club Gymnastics
• Competed for Nikki and Chris Thompson at Gymniks Gymnastics
• Three-time level 10 regional qualifier
• 2011 Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier
• Fifth place beam at the 2011 level 10 regional championships
• Two-time level 10 West Virginia all-around champion; secured five all-around titles throughout career
• Daughter of Mike Deal and Sherrie and Jerry Bunner
• Has two brothers
• Birthday is January 21
• Attended Parkersburg South
• Majoring in exercise physiology
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Beth Deal’s Career Highs
Vault    9.6       vs. George Washington and Towson 2/2/14
Balance Beam                        9.95     at The Perfect 10 Challenge (Oklahoma City, Okla.)            2/21/14

Beth Deal’s Career Statistics
Year    Meets  AA       Total Points
2014    12        0          136.225
2013    9          0          87.525
2012    8          0          76.55
Totals  29        0          300.3

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