Melissa Idell


Height: 5-6
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Newark, Del.
HS/Last School: St. Marks High


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.

2014 (So.)

  • 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
2013 (Fr.)
  • 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


Year Meets AA Total Points
2013 10 0 96.90
2014 11 0 124.60
Totals 21 0 221.50
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)


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