Player Profiles

Lia                                Salzano
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
Height: 5-3
Sport: Gymnastics
Position: AA


Persistent, hard worker … quick learner … shined on beam as a sophomore and responded when team needed her most … hit for a career high on beam twice in 2013 … expected to compete a new beam dismount near the back of the lineup … reliable in-meet alternate … has also seen time on vault and bars … will push for a lineup spot in those two events again, and coaches believe she could emerge as an all-around threat this year … blue-collar work ethic helps her excel … positive outlook in gym helps keep teammates motivated.

At West Virginia in 2013
• Competed in all 12 meets, five as a multi-event gymnast, and scored 163.2 points
• Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics Team
• Scored 9.775 or better on beam five times
• Tallied a season-high 9.625 on bars at Pitt (1/11)
• Tied for third on beam vs. Michigan (2/24) with a career-best 9.85 score
• Matched her career-best beam score of 9.85 against Denver (3/3) and tied for third place
• Tallied a season-best 9.75 on vault at George Washington (3/10)
• Ranked No. 22 in the Southeast region on beam with a 9.795 RQS
• Owned season averages of 9.692 (vault), 9.667 (beam) and 9.063 (bars)

At West Virginia in 2012
• Saw action in seven meets, three as a multi-event athlete on vault, bars and beam
• EAGL All-Academic Team
• Scored seven top-10 finishes
• Made career debut on beam against No. 11 Ohio State, No. 13 Auburn and Ball State (2/12) and finished fourth with a season-best 9.825 score
• Opened the meet and the team’s bars rotation at New Hampshire (2/25) as a last-second lineup replacement and scored a career-best 9.75
• Had season averages of 9.7 on vault, 9.47 on beam and 9.36 on bars

Club Gymnastics
• Level 10 gymnast out of Capital Gymnastics
• Two-time Junior Olympics National Championships qualifier
• Eastern National Championships qualifier
• Finished 29th in the senior ‘A’ division at the 2009 National Championships

• Daughter of Frank and Belinda Salzano
• Has two sisters
• Birthday is May 26
• Attended Paul VI Catholic High
• Majoring in education
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Lia Salzano’s Career Highs
Vault	9.775	vs. Penn State and Maryland	1/8/12
Uneven Bars		9.75	at New Hampshire	2/25/12
Balance Beam		9.85	vs. Denver, George Washington and Temple	3/3/13	
vs. Michigan, New Hampshire and Towson	2/24/13
Lia Salzano’s Career Statistics
Year	Meets	AA	Total Points
2013	12	0	163.2
2012	7	0	104.375
Totals	19	0	267.575

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