One of the top gymnasts in Canada who is expected to make an immediate impact at LSU ... An elite competitor who brings outstanding experience in high-pressure meets ... Attended the 2012 Olympic games in London as first alternate on the Canadian Gymnastics Olympic Team ... Has shown tremendous resiliency as she has bounced back from two career ACL injuries to compete at the highest level.
Trained at Oakville Gymnastics Club under coaches Kelly and Sue Manjak ... Competed as a Canadian Senior High Performance gymnast ... Selected as first alternate on the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team and will travel with the team to London ... A six-time Canadian National Team member who has represented Canada in several international meets ... Earned a seventh-place finish in the all-around at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Selection meet ... Finished fourth in the all-around at both the 2012 Canadian Championships and 2012 International Gymnix Challenge ... Earned second place in the all-around with first place finishes on beam and floor at the 2011 Canadian Championships ... Took home first place on floor and finished second in the all-around and third on beam at the 2011 Wild Rose meet ... Represented her country at the 2011 Japan Cup and 2010 World Championships in the Netherlands ... Finished fourth in the all-around at the 2010 Canadian Championships and placed third on beam and fourth on bars ... Has successfully overcome two ACL tears - one in 2008 (right knee) and one in 2011 (left knee) - to continue competing at the highest level of gymnastics ... Graduated from Abbey Park High School.
Born July 19, 1994 ... Daughter of James and Ameena Savona ... Full name is Jessica Paula Ayesha Savona ... Has one older sister, Ashlee, who plays soccer for Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La.