Player Profiles



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

Biography

Persistent, hard worker … quick learner … shined on beam throughout Mountaineer career … adds depth to all four events … hit for a career high on beam twice in 2013 … reliable in-meet alternate … blue-collar work ethic helps her excel … positive outlook in gym helps keep teammates motivated.
 
At West Virginia in 2014
• Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics First Team
• Competed in seven meets, five as a two-event specialist, and scored 122.7 points
• Finished a team-best fourth overall on beam with a 9.725 score at No. 21 Kentucky (1/10) in season opener
• Paced the team on beam at Maryland (1/17) and finished second overall with a 9.675 score
• Returned to the beam lineup at No. 2 Florida (3/7) and anchored a shaky lineup with a 9.775 score, good enough for eighth place
 
 
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
 
Personal
• Daughter of Frank and Belinda Salzano
• Has two sisters
• Birthday is May 26
• Attended Paul VI Catholic High
• Majoring in elementary education
• Dean’s List
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• 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
Floor Exercise  8.875   vs. George Washington and Towson 2/2/14
                                               

 
Lia Salzano’s Career Statistics
Year    Meets  AA       Total Points
2014    7          0          122.7
2013    12        0          163.2
2012    7          0          104.375
Totals  26        0          390.275
 

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