Player Profiles

Melissa                            Idell
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Newark, Del.
Height: 5-6
Sport: Gymnastics
Position: AA


Continues to compete one of the team’s cleanest floor routines … has a look that is hard to ignore in competition … hopes to capitalize on new floor routine as a junior … tops on the team in leaps and flexibility … expected to see increased time on beam as a junior … potential for a great vault … active in team’s community relations efforts … a hidden talent that possesses the high-level skills needed to have a strong college career … hard worker … easy-going personality and great work ethic fits in well with the whole team.
At West Virginia in 2014
• Earned John Quackenbush Award for Mountaineer Spirit
• Academic All-Big 12 Gymnastics First Team
• Competed in all 11 meets, two as a beam and floor specialist, and finished with 124.6 points
• Paced the team on floor in its season opener at No. 21 Kentucky (1/10) with a 9.8 score, the second-best mark awarded, and finished fifth overall
• Earned a 9.7 score and tied for fifth in her career beam debut against Pitt (2/14)
• Scored a career-high 9.825 on floor in back-to-back road meets, finishing fifth at Maryland (3/16) and eighth at No. 2 Florida (3/7)
• Floor season average of 9.682 ranked No. 3 on team
At West Virginia in 2013
• Earned Sally Medrick Award for Most Improved Gymnast
• Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
• Competed on floor in all but the last two meets and opened the lineup eight times
• Scored 96.9 points
• Opened the floor lineup in Coliseum career debut vs. Oklahoma (2/1) and earned a career-best 9.8
• Matched her career-high of 9.8 on floor against Michigan (2/24) and finished 15th
• Owned floor RQS of 9.78 and season average of 9.69
Club Gymnastics
• Competed for Slava Glazounov at First State Gymnastics
• 2011 level 10 state and regional qualifier
• Finished second on beam and floor, fourth on vault and fifth in the all-around at the 2010 level 9 Eastern Nationals
• Finished fourth on vault, fifth on beam and sixth in the all-around at the 2010 level 9 regional championships
• Won the 2010 level 10 Arnold Gymnastics Challenge all-around title
• Daughter of Mark and Jennifer Idell
• Has one brother
• Birthday is May 4
• Attended St. Marks High
• Enrolled in pre-elementary education  
• Dean’s List
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Melissa Idell’s Career Highs
Balance Beam            9.7       vs. Pitt 2/14/14
Floor Exercise 9.825   at Florida         3/7/14
                                    at Maryland     3/16/14

Melissa Idell’s Career Statistics
Year    Meets  AA       Total Points
2014    11        0          124.6
2013    10        0          96.9
Totals  21        0          221.5

Related Articles

Idell Named Big 12 Specialist of the Week
Posted: 2.24.15

Gym Blog: Idell Preaches Practice Habits
Posted: 1.22.15

The Extra Tenth: Melissa Idell
Posted: 12.17.12

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