2014 First-Team All-American (FX)
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2013 SEC Floor Exercise Champion
2013 SEC All-Freshman
2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Returning All-American and SEC champion who possesses great power, especially on floor exercise … A dynamic performer on floor who has excelled in the event in her first two seasons … Versatile gymnast who can compete in all four lineups when called upon … Enters her junior season looking to make a bigger impact as a potential multi-event performer or all-arounder.
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.
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. … Majoring in kinesiology.
SAVONA’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.875 (three times; Last: 2-22-13 at Auburn)
Bars: 9.850 (1-31-14 vs. Alabama)
Beam: 9.825 (three times; Last: 2-7-14 at Arkansas)
Floor: 9.950 (3-23-13 at SEC Championship)
All-Around: 38.800 (1-18-13 at Alabama)
SAVONA’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES