- Jessa Hansen
2012… Competed on bars, beam and floor in every meet… performed in the All-Around on eight occasions, winning the all-around title four times… scored a career high 9.850 on the vault against Denver, Minnesota, and Arizona State… won the bar title against Iowa State, tying a career best of 9.875… won the beam title against LSU with a career high 9.90… captured two floor titles, scoring 9.90 against Penn State and Iowa State… nominated ’24 Hawkeyes to Watch’… placed 10th All-Around and on the beam at the Big Ten Championships… Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011… One of six Hawkeyes to compete in all 14 meets… first team All-Big Ten selection… won six event titles, including four on floor… set career bests on all four events, plus the all-around… led the team on floor with career mark of 9.950, winning the event title against Iowa State… posted a personal best of 9.875 on bars at NC State, winning the event title… placed second on beam against Denver with a career high of 9.875… recorded a career mark of 9.850 on vault to tie for fourth versus Denver… set third career mark against Denver in the all-around (39.425) for a second place finish… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award nominee.
2010… One of two Hawkeyes to compete in the all-around in every meet… second team All-Big Ten… Academic All-Big Ten… Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner… set career marks on vault (9.775, vs. Michigan St.), bars (9.800, four times), beam (9.850, twice) and all-around (39.100, at Iowa State).
2009… Competed on bars, beam and floor in every meet… scored a 9.9 on floor (vs. Iowa State) and a 9.875 (vs. Maryland), taking first place both times… Placed second on floor at the Regional Championships, tying a career high 9.90… posted a 9.825 on balance beam against Ohio State… scored a 9.775 on uneven bars (T-21st) at the Big Ten Championships, a career-high… also scored a 9.775 (17th) on balance beam and a 9.850 on floor (T-17th) at Big Tens.
High School… Three-time J.O. Qualifier… took first on floor and second in all-around at 2008 Region IV Championships… took second on beam at 2007 Western Nationals… won all-around at Iowa State Meet in 2005 (37.925) and 2006 (36.250)… trained at Chow[apos]s Gym in Des Moines and club coach was Liang Chow.
Personal… Born 8/11/90… parents are Marc and Jody Hansen… journalism and mass communications major… trained at the same gym as U.S. Olympian Shawn Johnson.
Hansens Bests Vault 9.850 2x, last at Denver (3/17/12) Bars 9.875 2x, last at Iowa State (2/17/12) Beam 9.900 vs. LSU (3/9/12) Floor 9.950 vs. Iowa State (2/25/11) AA 39.425 2x, last vs. LSU (3/9/12)