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Denasiha Christian
Position: All-Around
Year: Junior
Hometown: Roanoke City, Va.
High School: Patrick Henry
Club: Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics
Major: Sociology
Denasiha Christian Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 11/02/2012

2013 (Fr.): Competed in 13 meets . . . career high 9.850 on vault vs. Central Michigan and at the Mid-American Conference Championships . . . career high 9.825 on balance beam at Iowa . . . career high 9.950 on floor exercise at Southern Utah . . . tied for first on balance beam at Iowa . . . finished second on vault vs. Central Michigan . . . finished third on floor exercise vs. Northern Illinois . . . finished fourth on floor exercise vs. Centenary and Pennsylvania . . . named MAC Gymnast of the Week for performance at Southern Utah . . . tied Ball State Record with a 9.95 on the floor at Southern Utah . . . selected as an alternate for the NCAA Regional on the floor exercise.

CLUB: Competed for coaches Barb Jirka and Eric Wagner at Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics . . . placed first on the vault and floor and second on the bars and in the all-around at the Christmas on Chesapeake in 2011 . . . won the vault, bars, floor and all-around at the 2011 Tiger Paw . . . placed first on the vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around at the 2011 Beach Invitational . . . finished second on the vault and floor at the 2011 State Meet . . . fourth on the floor at the Region 7 Regionals in 2011 . . . won the vault and all-around at the 2010 State Meet.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Graduated from Patrick Henry High School as an Honors Graduate with an Advanced Diploma . . . earned one letter in track at Patrick Henry H.S. . . . helped track team to a first place in the district in 2009-10.

PERSONAL:  Daughter of Stephen Christian and Latorie Cannady . . . five sisters and two brothers . . . born Nov. 16, 1993, in Roanoke, Va. . . . full name is Denasiha Ch'Lay Christian.