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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

2014 (So.): Competed in 13 meets… career high 9.850 on the vault at Southeast Missouri… season high 9.275 on the beam at Illinois State… season high 9.925 on the floor at the MAC championship… finished first on the vault three times and tied for first on the vault once… finished first on the floor five times… first on the team with a vault score of 9.850… first on the team with a floor score of 9.925

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.