Events: Heptathlon (5,324)
PRIOR TO LSU
One of Europe's top young heptathletes as a member of the Swedish National Team ... Scored a personal best with 5,324 points while earning a 12th-place finish in the women's heptathlon at the 2011 European Junior Athletics Championships held in Tallinn, Estonia ... Signed with the Lady Tigers with personal records of 14.88 in the 100-meter hurdles, 24.86 in the 200-meter dash, 2:19.65 in the 800-meter run, 5-5 ¼ in the high jump, 17-11 in the long jump, 42-0 in the shot put and 133-7 in the javelin ... Also owns a career-best wind-aided jump of 18-0 ¼ in the long jump ... Set individual event PRs in the 100 hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump and javelin during the heptathlon competition at the 2011 European Junior Athletics Championships ... Also recorded times of 25.42 (-1.1) in the 200 meters and 2:21.75 in the 800 meters en route to scoring her personal best of 5,324 points in the heptathlon at the 2011 European Junior Athletics Championships ... Raised her PRs in both the 100 hurdles (14.88) at the Tabyvarspe 2012 and long jump (17-11) at the Satra Games during the 2012 season ... Set her 800-meter PR of 2:19.65 at the 2011 Nordic Combined Championships held in Sipoo, Finland ... Nearly took home a medal for Sweden in the Under-20 division of the women's heptathlon after scoring 5,029 points for fourth place at the 2011 Nordic Combined Championships ... Established a wind-legal personal best of 24.86 (+1.9) in the 200-meter dash at the Sayo 2011 competition held in Sollentuna, Sweden ... Also threw 130-9 in a third-place finish in the javelin at the Sayo 2011 held in May of her junior season ... Scored 5,096 points in winning the heptathlon title in a meet held May 14-15, 2011, in Taby, Sweden ... Has shown tremendous range while competing in other events such as the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles during her junior athletics career ... Has recorded PRs of 56.13 in the 400 meters and 1:00.81 in the 400 hurdles during her junior career ... Participates in club track with IFK Lidingo under the direction of coach Marie Forsberg ... A two-time Athlete of the Year at her high school at Viktor Rydbergs Gymnasium.
Full name is Therese Maria Jernbeck ... Nickname is "Tessi" ... Born on April 1, 1992 ... Parents are Ulf and Christina Jernbeck ... Has one older sister, Michaela, and one younger sister, Helene ... Mother played for the Swedish National Team in volleyball and was a six-time Swedish champion during her athletics career ... Plans to pursue her degree in business at LSU.