2012 Second-Team All-SEC
2012 Freshman All-SEC
2012 SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (at Georgia)
One of LSU's top returning all-arounders ... A great performer on beam ... Will be counted on for the same consistency she displayed as a freshman.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Enrolled early at LSU after graduating high school in December 2011 and quickly became one of LSU's top all-around performers ... Anchored beam for most of the season and led the team with a 9.814 average ... Ranked 23rd nationally in the all-around with a 39.305 RQS and 25th on beam with a 9.865 RQS ... Tallied season highs of 9.90 on vault (twice), 9.80 on bars (three times), 9.875 on beam (four times), 9.85 on floor (six times) and 39.400 in the all-around ... Achieved Second-Team All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC honors by placing sixth in the all-around at the SEC Championship (3/24) with a 39.350 total ... Had one of the best meets of the season at the SEC Championship where she tied her career highs on vault (9.90) and floor (9.85) and finished third in the meet with a 9.85 on beam ... Won two individual titles - vault at Washington (2/17) with a 9.90 and the all-around with a 39.250 at Georgia (1/28) ... With her all-around title at Georgia she became the first LSU gymnast to capture the all-around in a meet outside Baton Rouge since Susan Jackson won the 2010 NCAA All-Around title at the NCAA Championships ... Awarded SEC Co-Freshman of the Week honors after her all-around title at Georgia ... Suffered an injury in practice leading up to the NCAA Championships and was only able to compete on beam, scoring a 9.85 in Semifinal I (4/20) ... Displayed outstanding consistency as she produced 21 scores of 9.85 or higher this season and competed in the all-around in 13 of 14 meets.
Trained at Houston Gymnastics Center under coaches Deliana Vodenitcharova and Roumen Yordanov ... Competed for Zenith Elite where she trained under Tatiana Schegolkova prior to her stint at HGC ... Four-time J.O. Nationals qualifier as a level 10 gymnast, competing in 2007-09 and again in 2011 ... Captured the all-around title at the 2011 Region 3 Championships with a 38.200, and she also finished in the top five on each event, highlighted by second-place finishes on vault (9.725) and beam (9.60) ... Tied for second in the all-around at the 2011 Texas State Championships and also finished second on floor ... Placed in the top 10 of the all-around at nationals in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Earned second place on beam in 2008 and third on vault in 2009 at J.O. nationals ... Graduated early from Manvel High School in Manvel, Texas and enrolled in December 2011 at LSU ... Maintained a 3.5 grade point average at Manvel High.
Full name is Jessie Kay Jordan ... Born March 19, 1994 ... Daughter of John and Shela Jordan ... Has one older brother, J.J., and one younger sister, Jacy ... Calls Houston, Texas her hometown ... Is the first of her family to attend LSU ... Said she chose LSU because it fit what she was looking for.
JORDAN'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.900 (twice; Last: 3-24-12 at SEC Championship)
Bars: 9.800 (three times; Last: 3-16-12 vs. West Virginia)
Beam: 9.875 (four times; 2-17-12 at Washington [w/SPU])
Floor: 9.850 (six times; Last: 3-24-12 at SEC Championship)
All-Around: 39.400 (2-17-12 at Washington [w/SPU])
JORDAN'S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES