2013 SEC Floor Exercise Champion
2013 SEC All-Freshman
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
A powerful gymnast with solid skills in all four events … Excelled on vault and floor as a freshman and will look to hone her skills on bars and beam entering her sophomore campaign … 2013 SEC Floor Co-Champion (along with teammate Lloimincia Hall) who performed at a high level in the postseason.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
A mainstay in the floor lineup who competed at least once in all four events during the season … Captured a share of the SEC Floor Exercise title with a season-high 9.95 at the SEC Championship (3/23), earning All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman recognition along the way … Finished the season ranked No. 20 nationally on floor … The SEC floor title marked her first career individual title … Scored season highs of 9.875 (three times) on vault, 9.75 on bars at Alabama (1/18), 9.825 on beam vs. Florida (1/11) and 9.95 on floor … Averaged a 9.854 on vault as she competed seven vaults in 15 meets, and she averaged a 9.838 on floor with 14 routines in 15 meets … Competed in the all-around once, at Alabama, and scored a 38.800 … Posted a 9.925 on floor in the season opener against North Carolina State (1/4), which ranks as the highest event score by a freshman in a season opener in LSU history … Registered seven scores of 9.90 or better, all on floor, including a 9.90 in the NCAA Super Six Finals (4/20) … Solid in the classroom as she was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
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. … Undecided on a major but considering kinesiology or psychology.
SAVONA’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.875 (three times; Last: 2-22-13 at Auburn)
Bars: 9.750 (1-18-13 at Alabama)
Beam: 9.825 (1-11-13 vs. Florida)
Floor: 9.950 (3-23-13 at SEC Championship)
All-Around: 38.800 (1-18-13 at Alabama)
SAVONA’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Floor: 1 (3-23-13 at SEC Championship)