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Jessica Savona
Position: All-Around
Height: 4'11"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
High School: Abbey Park HS
Club: Oakville
Major: Kinesiology
Born: 07/19/1994
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Jessica Savona Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/06/2016

2016 First-Team All-American (FX)
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 First-Team All-American (FX)
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 SEC Floor Exercise Champion
2013 All-SEC
2013 SEC All-Freshman
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Wrapped up her career as a two-time First-Team All-American on floor, a four-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member, a 2013 All-SEC gymnast and a 2013 SEC floor champion … A dynamic performer on floor all four seasons who competed on vault, bars and floor regularly as a senior … A catalyst of unprecedented success at LSU as she was part of three Super Six teams, four NCAA regional champion teams, the two highest team finishes in program history and record-breaking home crowds.

SENIOR SEASON (2016)
In the bars lineup for all 14 meets and competed on floor in eight meets and vault in seven meets … Averaged a 9.902 on floor, a 9.820 on vault and a 9.776 from the leadoff spot on bars … Tallied her second career All-America honor by scoring a 9.8875 to tie for fourth at NCAA Semifinal I (4/15) … Contributed to LSU’s school-record national runner-up finish at the NCAA Super Six (4/16) … Matched her career high of 9.95 on floor twice this season, doing it in her first floor routine of the year against Auburn (2/19) and again vs. Alabama (3/4) … Provided five scores of 9.90 or better on floor, including a 9.925 at the SEC Championship (3/19) and a 9.90 at the NCAA Athens Regional (4/2) … Tied her career best of 9.90 on bars vs. Alabama … Posted a season high of 9.875 on vault twice – vs. Alabama and at Texas Woman’s (3/12) … Tallied a total of 17 scores of 9.85 or higher this season with seven on floor, six on bars and four on vault … Hit 28 of 29 performances this season ... Was slowed early in the season by an ankle injury that prevented her from competing on vault and floor, but she returned on floor against Auburn and vault at Florida … SEC Academic Honor Roll member for the fourth consecutive season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Competed on bars and floor in all 13 meets and saw action on vault in seven meets … Served as the leadoff performer on bars and floor all season, setting the tone for the lineups … Set a career high on vault with a 9.95 at Centenary (3/13) and also established a new career high on bars with a 9.90 vs. Florida (2/20) … Won a share of the vault title at Centenary, the first vault title of her career … Posted a total of six scores of 9.90 or higher with one on vault, one on bars and four on floor … Displayed tremendous consistency all season by averaging a 9.865 on floor, 9.850 on vault and 9.806 on bars while competing in the leadoff spot … Recorded a season high of 9.90 on floor four times (1/9 vs. Iowa; 2/20 vs. Florida; 2/27 at Alabama; 3/21 at SEC Championship) … Earned 20 scores of 9.85 or higher in her routines … Secured a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Fantastic performer on floor throughout the season who also competed at least once in the other three event during the year … Earned her first All-America honor with a 9.925 on floor at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/18) … Competed at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (4/20) and finished in a tie for eighth on floor with a 9.9000 … Posted season highs of 9.825 on vault at Florida (2/21), 9.85 on bars versus Alabama (1/31), 9.825 on beam against Alabama and at Arkansas (2/7) and a 9.925 three times on floor – vs. North Carolina State (3/7), in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional (4/5) and at NCAA Semifinal I … Captured one event title with a 9.90 on floor at Georgia (1/17) … Averaged a 9.873 in 15 floor performances … Ranked in the Top 25 nationally on floor for nine weeks during the season, reaching as high as No. 9 … Tallied 10 scores of 9.90 or higher in her 15 floor routines, which included 9.90s at the SEC Championship (3/22), NCAA Super Six Finals (4/19) and Individual Event Finals and 9.925s in the NCAA regional and semifinal … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season.

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.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Born July 19, 1994 … Daughter of James and Ameena Savona … Full name is Jessica Paula Ayesha Savona … Has one older sister, Ashlee, who played soccer for Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La. … Majoring in kinesiology.

SAVONA’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.950 (3-13-15 at Centenary)
Bars: 9.900 (twice; Last: 3-4-16 vs. Alabama; First: 2-20-15 vs. Florida)
Beam: 9.825 (three times; Last: 2-7-14 at Arkansas)
Floor: 9.950 (three times; Last: 3-4-16 vs. Alabama; First: 3-23-13 at SEC Championship)
All-Around: 38.800 (1-18-13 at Alabama)

SAVONA’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Vault: 1
Floor: 2
Total: 3

 

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