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Susan Jackson
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'0"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Spring, Texas
High School: Klein HS
Other College: Brown's Houston
Born: 04/06/1987
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Susan Jackson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/29/2010

2010 AAI Award Recipient
2010 Gymnastics Honda Award Winner
2010 All-Around National Champion
2010 Beam National Champion
2010 Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year
2010 National Vault Runner Up
2010 First Team All-American (VT, UB, BB, AA)
2010 Central Region Gymnast of the Year
2010 SEC Gymnast of the Year
2010 SEC Vault Champion
2009 National Vault Runner Up
2009 First Team All-American (VT, AA)
2009 Second Team All-American (BB)
2009 Central Regional All-Around Champion
2009 SEC Beam Champion
2008 Vault National Champion
2008 SEC Vault Champion
2008 First Team All-American (BB, FX, VT, AA)
2007 First Team All-American (FX)
Three-time First Team All-SEC (2008, 2009, 2010)
SEC Academic Honor Roll Member (2009, 2010)

CAREER
One of the greatest gymnasts in LSU history, she cemented her name as one of the best by shattering school records and accomplishing firsts in LSU history during her senior season ... Became the second LSU gymnast to win two individual national titles in one meet, equaling the feat accomplished by Ashleigh Clare-Kearney in 2009 ... Ended her career with three total individual national titles, the most in school history ... Captured the NCAA All-Around national title - the first in LSU history - with a 39.625 total at the NCAA Championships in Gainesville in 2010 ... Her three national titles are the 2008 Vault title, 2010 Beam title and 2010 All-Around title ... Became the second LSU female athlete to win the Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year award, following Seimone Augustus who won in 2006 ... Finished second in school history with 12 career All-America honors, including 11 First Team honors, trailing only April Burkholder's 14 career honors ... Became LSU's first AAI Award winner as the nation's top senior gymnast and also became the first LSU gymnast to win the Gymnastics Honda Award as the nation's best gymnast ... Broke the school record for all-around titles in a single season with 11 during her senior season (Sandra Smith won 10 as a freshman in 1980) ... Set the school record with six straight all-around titles to open her senior season (Sandra Smith won five straight to open her freshman season) ... Also earned a school record by being ranked No. 1 nationally in the all-around for eight straight weeks (Clare-Kearney is second all time being ranked No. 1 for three weeks in 2007) ... Will graduate in December 2010 with a degree in sports administration.

SENIOR SEASON (2010)
Served as a vocal team leader all season ... Ended her career with two individual national titles at the NCAA Championships in Gainesville, Fla. ... Won the NCAA All-Around national title with a 39.625 total on the first day of the NCAA Championships (4/22), becoming LSU's first all-around national champion ... Followed with a national title on beam with a 9.9625 in the final routine of her career and was the last competitor in the event at the Individual Event Finals (4/24) ... Also finished as the national runner up on vault for the second straight year with a 9.8938 average and also earned a fourth-place finish on bars (9.9125) ... Earned four First Team All-America honors on vault (9.95), bars (9.925), beam (9.90) and all-around (39.625) at the Championship semifinal ... Held team-high season averages on all four events and the all-around with a 9.911 average on vault, 9.896 on bars, 9.861 on beam, 9.816 on floor and a 39.477 all-around average ... Won 45 individual titles in 2010 - 12 vault, 11 all-around, nine bars, seven floor and six beam ... Ended her career with 74 individual titles - 19 vault, 16 all-around, 14 bars, 13 beam and 12 on floor ... Ranked No. 1 in the all-around for eight straight weeks and finished the year ranked No. 3 with a 39.565 regional qualifying score ... Named the 2009-10 Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year ... Named the 2010 SEC Gymnast of the Year and 2010 Central Region Gymnast of the Year ... SEC Vault Champion with a 9.90 at the SEC Championship in Jacksonville, her third career SEC event title ... Earned First Team All-SEC honors for third straight year ... Named SEC Gymnast of the Week twice - after the Alabama meet (2/5) and after Oregon State (3/5) ... Scored a career-high 39.725 all-around mark to lead LSU to an upset of No. 1 Alabama ... Set her career high on beam when she won the national title with a 9.9625, averaging one 10.00 and three 9.95's ... Set the school record with 11 individual titles in one season - vs. Maryland, at Lady Luck Invitational, vs. Auburn, at Florida, vs. Alabama, vs. Texas Woman's, at Georgia, vs. Oregon State, vs. Iowa, at Centenary, at NCAA Championships ... Ranked No. 1 on vault with a 9.940 RQS, No. 8 on bars with a 9.905 RQS, No. 10 on beam with a 9.890 RQS and No. 15 on floor with a 9.905 RQS ... Produced 32 scores of 9.90 or higher out of 59 routines ... Won the AAI Award for the nation's top senior gymnast, first in LSU history ... Won the Gymnastics Honda Award, first in school history ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2009)
Provided outstanding scoring potential at the end of the lineup all season in all four events ... Earned three All-America honors including First Team recognition in the all-around and vault and a Second-Team honor on beam ... Is an eight-time All-American which is third highest in LSU history ... Captured the all-around at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio (4/4) with a 39.600 ... Nearly repeated as NCAA Vault National Champion as she finished second behind teammate Ashleigh Clare-Kearney with a 9.8938 average (9.9125 first vault, 9.8750 second) ... Finished No. 4 nationally in the all-around rankings with a 39.505 RQS and also ranked in the top 20 in three other events - No. 12 on vault with a 9.90 RQS, No. 14 on bars (9.885) and No. 16 on beam (9.880) ... Tied a season high with a 9.95 on vault in the NCAA Prelims (4/16) to advance to the Individual Event Finals ... Earned First Team All-SEC honors for the second straight season after she became SEC Beam Champion with a 9.90 and finished second in the all-around with a 39.525 ... Set a career high with a 39.700 all-around score against NC State when she also set a career high with a 9.95 on beam ... Earned her first career SEC Gymnast of the Week honor (3/10) for her performance against NC State ... Scored a 9.95 on vault twice with the final time coming in the NCAA Prelims ... Equaled her career high on floor with a 9.975 at Centenary (3/13) ... Led the team with a 39.352 all-around average and a 9.853 beam average ... Finished second on the team with a 9.895 vault average and a 9.797 floor average ... Claimed 19 individual titles in the season - six on beam, four all-around, four on vault, three on bars and two on floor ... Four all-around titles came at Iowa when she scored a 39.350, against NC State (39.700), at Centenary (39.550) and at the Central Regional (39.600) ... Enters her senior season with 29 career individual titles ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008)
The 2008 NCAA Vault National Champion with a score of 9.8563 at the individual event finals at the NCAA Championships (4/26) ... A 2008 First Team All-American on the beam, floor, vault and all-around ... A 2008 first-team All-SEC selection ... A solid all-around athlete for the Tigers that has proven 9.900 abilities on each of the four events ... Was an all-around competitor in all but two meets this season ... Finished sixth in the all-around at the SEC Championships (3/29) with a 39.450 ... Also captured a share of the vault event title at the SEC Championships with a 9.950 ... Posted a 39.500 in the all-around at the NCAA Central Regional, tying for third ... Notched scores of 9.950 on the vault, 9.850 on the bars, 9.800 on the beam and 9.900 on the floor at the NCAA Regionals for one of the best all-around scores for the Tigers during the season ... Scored a 39.500 in the all-around in the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships (4/24) ... Notched a 9.875 on the floor and bars, while scoring a 9.850 on the beam and a 9.900 on the floor in the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships ... Scored an impressive 9.925 on the vault at the Super Six (4/25), as well as a 9.800 on the beam and a 9.875 on the floor ... Tied the fifth-highest score on the vault in LSU history, scoring a 9.975 against Florida (2/15) ... Additionally, she surpassed her career high in the all-around for the fourth time this season, scoring a 39.525 against Florida (2/15) ... Matched that all-around score against Centenary (3/2) ... Notched back-to-back-to-back 9.975 scores on the floor against Michigan State (2/29), Centenary (3/2) and Washington (3/7) ... Won a share of the beam title against Washington, posting a 9.825 ... Scored a season high on the beam at N.C. State with a 9.850 ... Posted a 39.400 against Auburn and West Virginia (2/8), a 39.250 versus Georgia (1/26), a 39.225 at Arkansas (1/18) and a 39.050 at N.C. State (3/14) ... Has posted season top scores of 9.975 on the vault, 9.975 on the floor, 9.950 on the bars and 9.850 on the beam.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Developed into a solid all-arounder for LSU by the end of the season, seeing four-event action in each of the Tigers' last three meets ... Capped the year by earning first-team All-America honors on the floor at the NCAA Championships ... Scored a 9.850 during prelims to advance to the Individual Event Finals where she placed 15th overall with a 9.7875 ... In the all-around, notched a career-high 39.200 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships ... Score was good enough for a fifth-place finish ... Tallied a 39.150 at the SEC Championships ... Throughout the season, posted career-highs of 9.900 on each of the four individual events ... Picked up the first individual event title of her career against Centenary, winning a share of the uneven bars crown with a 9.900 ... Finished the year with season averages of 9.867 on the vault, 9.801 on the floor, 9.723 on the bars and 9.703 on the beam ... Was exceptional against top-ranked Florida, recording scores of 9.900 on the beam, 9.875 on the bars and 9.850 on the floor.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Trained under Dan and Ashley Baker at Stars Gymnastics ... One of the nation's top elite level performers, she was a four-time member of the USA National Team ... Competed at the 2005 Elite National Classic where she finished fourth in the all-around ... Also finished fifth in the all-around at the 2001 USA Championships and was third at the Pan-Am Games in 2000 ... Competed as a Level 10 her senior season ... Qualified to J.O. Nationals where she finished first on the floor, second on the vault, fourth on the beam and seventh in the all-around ... Recorded career highs of 9.800 on the bars and beam, 9.850 on the floor and 9.900 on the vault during her club career.

PERSONAL
Full name is Susan Michelle Jackson ... Born April 6, 1987 ... Daughter of Karen and James Jackson ... Has an older sister, Robin, and an older brother, David ... Majoring in sports administration.

JACKSON'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.975 (2-15-08 at Florida)
Bars: 9.950 (twice; last: 4-10-10 at NCAA Northeast Regional)
Beam: 9.9625 (4-24-10 at NCAA Individual Event Finals)
Floor: 9.975 (4 times; last: 3-13-09 at Centenary)
All-Around: 39.725 (2-5-10 vs. Alabama)

JACKSON'S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Vault: 19
Bars: 14
Beam: 13
Floor: 12
All-Around: 16
Total: 74

 

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