Player Profiles

Erica                              Smith
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Blue Springs, Mo.
Height: 5-4
Sport: Gymnastics
Position: AA


Coaches believe she could successfully compete on each event this year … wants to have a great senior season and lead teammates by example … one of her teammates’ loudest in-meet supporters … emerged as a steady bars and beam contributor as a junior … opened the team’s beam rotation in all but three 2013 meets and hit for a personal-best 9.85 … phenomenal bars skill set and potential to become team’s top point earner … coaches believe new vault could be a big factor this season … cool and calm when competing … her poise under pressure serves her well in collegiate gymnastics … coaches love the spirit she brings to meets … really enjoys the team atmosphere and has embraced being a Mountaineer.

At West Virginia in 2013
• Competed in 11 meets, nine as a multi-event gymnasts, and scored 193.125 points
• Opened beam lineup nine times and scored 9.75 or better six times
• Tied for second place on bars at Pitt (1/11) with a 9.775 score
• Reached the podium twice at NC State (1/25), scoring 9.775 on bars and beam and finishing first and third, respectively
• Matched her career best on bars with a 9.85, third-place showing vs. Iowa State (2/10)
• Scored a career-best 9.85 on beam vs. Denver (3/3) and finished tied for third
• Tied for third on bars vs. Maryland (3/15) with a 9.775 score
• Ranked No. 24 in the Southeast region on bars with a 9.78 RQS; also had a 9.775 RQS on beam
• Bars (9.641) and beam (9.675) season averages ranked No. 4 on team

At West Virginia in 2012
• Saw action in 10 meets, including four as a two-event specialist on bars and beam, and tallied 134.35 points
• Rose to the challenge and anchored the bars lineup in the final eight meets of the season
• Scored 9.8 or better on bars five times
• Reached the podium twice and earned nine top-10 finishes
• Only dropped two scores all season
• Hit for a career-best 9.85 on bars at Maryland (2/18) and finished tied for second
• Secured the Mountaineers’ three victories at Denver (3/3) with a third place, 9.825 bars routine
• Matched career high with a sixth place, 9.85 bars showing at EAGL Championship (3/24)
• Scored a career-high 9.75 on beam as the first competitor on the apparatus at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championships (4/7)
• Bars RQS of 9.795 ranked No. 22 in the Southeast region
• Bars season average of 9.645 and a beam season average of 9.475

Club Gymnastics
• Five-year level 10 gymnast out of Eagles Gymnastics
• Former junior international elite gymnast
• Two-time Junior Olympics National Championships competitor
• Fifth place all-around at the 2008 Junior Olympics National Championships; also finished fourth on beam and fifth on bars
• First place vault, second place all-around at the 2008 level 10 regional championships
• First place vault, bars and all-around at the 2008 level 10 state championships

• Daughter of Anthony Smith and Maria Ubaldo
• Has one step-sister
• Birthday is May 24
• Previously attended the University of Central Missouri
• Attended Blue Springs South High
• Majoring in strategic communications
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Erica Smith’s Career Highs
Uneven Bars		9.85	vs. Iowa State	2/10/13
at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary	2/18/12
				at 2012 EAGL Championship (Pittsburgh, Pa.)	3/24/12
Balance Beam		9.85	vs. Denver, George Washington and Temple	3/3/13	
Erica Smith’s Career Statistics
Year	Meets	AA	Total Points
2013	11	0	193.125
2012	10	0	134.35
Totals	21	0	327.475

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