MAKENNA MERRELL

Sophomore • 5' 4"

Pleasant Grove, Utah
Pleasant Grove HS
All-American Gymnastics

Utah Career Highlights

  • Pac-12 bronze medalist on floor
  • Has hit 22-23 career routines
  • NACGC Scholar All-American

2016 Season (Freshman)

  • 3rd on floor at Pac-12 Championship
  • Season-high 9.90 on floor, 9.825 on vault and 9.80 on beam
  • Competed on floor at regionals (9.875) and nationals (9.8375)
  • Hit 22-23 routines
  • NACGC Scholar All-American
  • Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

Prior to Utah

  • Four-time J.O. National Championships’ qualifier
  • 2015 J.O. runner-up in the all-around, vault and floor (Senior C Division)
  • 4th on bars and beam at 2015 J.O. Nationals
  • 2nd on vault, 6th all-around at 2015 Nastia Liukin Cup
  • 4th on bars and beam; 7th all-around (Senior A Division) at 2014 J.O. Nationals
  • Three-time J.O. regional champion (2 floor, 1 bars)
  • 2nd all-around at 2013 and 2014 regionals
  • Trained at All-American Gymnastics
  • Club coaches Jimmy Pratt and Dawn Johnson
  • Graduated from Pleasant Grove High School
  • Made the honor roll every term and was Student of the Month

Personal

  • Daughter of Jodi and Paul Merrell
  • Mother coaches at All-American Gymnastics
  • Sisters Maegan and Mickell Merrell; brothers Mitchell and Mikah
  • Sister Mickell was a BYU gymnast from 2008-12
  • Won Church Recognition Award
  • Has not declared a major
  • Full name is MaKenna Gayle Merrell
  • Born July 7, 1997
MaKenna Merrell
Merrell's Career Highs
Vault 9.825 vs. California, Feb. 27, 2016
Beam 9.80 vs. California, Feb. 27, 2016
Floor 9.90 at Pac-12 Championship, Mar. 19, 2016