Player Profiles



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

Biography

One of the strongest beam workers in the gym … solid presentation on beam and steady as that lineup’s anchor … new beam mount should wow Mountaineer faithful … could push for a lineup spot on vault … continues to work toward a full bars routine … 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 two 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 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

Personal
• 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
Balance Beam		9.9	at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.)	3/24/12
Beth Deal’s Career Statistics
Year	Meets	AA	Total Points
2013	9	0	87.525
2012	8	0	76.55
Totals	17	0	164.075

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