Player Profiles

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


Competed on floor in 10 meets as a freshman and opened the lineup eight times … has a look that is hard to ignore in competition … hopes to upgrade floor routine to ensure she’s consistently in lineup … tops on the team in leaps and flexibility … expected to break into the beam lineup as a sophomore … built confidence on beam throughout rookie season … potential for a great vault … 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 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-sports and exercise psychology
• Dean’s List
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Melissa Idell’s Career Highs
Floor Exercise		9.8	vs. Michigan, New Hampshire and Towson	2/24/13
vs. Oklahoma, Western Michigan and William & Mary	2/1/13
Melissa Idell’s Career Statistics
Year	Meets	AA	Total Points
2013	10	0	96.9

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