McKell Merkley Athlete Profile

McKell Merkley

McKell Merkley
Position: All Around Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 2007-2010 Hometown: Payson, UT


Daughter of Kris and Sheri Poulson...enjoys reading, boating and riding four wheelers...favorite foods are chicken and manicotti...likes to listen to country music...oldest of four children...graduated high school with honors and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Before BYU

Trained at Nebo Gymnastics in Payson...level 10 competitor...placed third in the all-around at 2006 state championships.


Career Highs:
Bars: 9.850 at SUU 3/22/10
Floor: 9.350 at Cancun Classic 1/2/09

2007 | Freshman Year

Competed in every meet on bars...finished in third place on bars at the Cancun Classic in the first meet of the season...topped the 9.700 mark on the event eight times during the season...posted a 9.775 score on the event three times...recorded a career-best 9.825 on the event in a triangular meet against Oregon State and Utah State.

2008 | Sophomore Year

Was the lead-off competitor on bars for BYU in every meet...recorded at least 9.700 seven different times throughout the season...posted a season-best 9.775 on bars in a triangular meet at Arizona.

2009 | Junior Year

Team co-captain competed in the first two meets of the year before suffering a season-ending injury ... season highs of 9.500 on bars and 9.350 on floor.

2010 | Senior Year

Team captain ... competed in every meet as the Cougars' bar specialist ... scored a career-high 9.850 against Southern Utah ... led the Cougars on bars with the team-high bar score four times during the season.