AS A JUNIOR (2007)
Samantha DeBone earned All-EAGL first team honors as a junior after a successful season on the balance beam...also one of the team's top performers on the uneven bars...won the balance beam title twice, once against Air Force and New Hampshire and once against Missouri and Central Michigan...tied her career-high 9.900 on the balance beam...scored a season-high 9.775 on the uneven bars twice...finished second on the balance beam with a 9.750 at Rutgers...scored at least a 9.750 or higher in eight of 12 meets on the balance beam.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2006)
DeBone earned All-EAGL second team recognition on the balance beam...competed in every meet on the beam, setting a career-high 9.900 for first place on February 11 against Ohio State, SUNY Brockport and Maryland...also captured two more beam titles, defeating Maryland, Rutgers and Rhode Island...set a career-high 9.825 on the uneven bars for third place on March 7 against West Virginia and James Madison...also place in the top three on bars and two other times throughout the season...one of two Pitt gymnasts to qualify for the balance beam event finals at the Missouri Cat Classic...named to the EAGL All-Academic Team for the second time.
AS A FRESHMAN (2005)
DeBone had a breakthrough freshman season, capturing EAGL Rookie of the Week honors for March 9 as well as leading the team in scoring on multiple occasions...highest all-around score of 39.0 in just her second meet on all four events...finished first on the balance beam with a 9.75 against George Washington...led the Panthers on the floor exercise with a 9.775 at the EAGL Championships and finished in the top ten on the vault at the Regional Championships...named to the EAGL All-Academic team.
DeBone was a Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier four times while competing for 11 years for the Westmoreland Highlanders club under coaches Bill Altman and Jan Kolman...won the Junior Olympic National title on beam and placed seventh in the all-around...also won Region 7 bars (twice) and beam titles and placed third in the all-around...was the Pennsylvania state beam champion in 2000 and won bars, floor and all-around titles in the state meet in 2002...named the Greensburg YWCA Young Sports Girl of the Year in 1996 and the Girl of the Year in 2001.
Born June 22, 1986...daughter of Sam and Diane DeBone...has one sister and one brother...interested in rehab science.
Career High Scores:
Vault - 9.600
Uneven Bars - 9.825
Balance Beam - 9.900
Floor Exercise - 9.875
All-Around - 39.000
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