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Jessica Howe
Player Profile:
Jessica Howe 1595451
Position: AA
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Plano, Tex.
High School: Spring Creek Academy
Club: World Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Major: Legal Studies

Collegiate Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.875 2-14-14 at Sacramento State, SJSU
Uneven Bars 9.85 2-14-14 at Sacramento State, SJSU
Balance Beam 9.90 2x, last 3-22-14 at Pac-12 Championships
Floor Exercise 9.85 3x, last 3-22-14 at Pac-12 Championships
All-Around 39.350 3-15-14 vs. UC Davis

Career Highlights:
  • 2x Pac-12 Freshman of the Week (3/18 and 2/18/14)

As a Sophomore (2015):

Sat out most of 2015 to recover from wrist surgery, but appeared in the last four meets of the season…Led off the beam lineup against UC Davis (3/8) to make her season debut, earning a 9.70…Posted a season-high 9.775 to start the Bears off on beam at the NCAA Berkeley Regional (4/4)

As a Freshman (2014):

Appeared in every beam and floor lineup, plus seven vault and 11 bar appearances…Competed all-around in seven meets...Owns five event titles and 12 top-three finishes...Awarded Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the first time on Feb. 18 and again on March 18...Matched her career-high 9.90 on beam at the Pac-12 Championships (3/22) and 9.85 high on floor...Won her fourth beam title of the season against UC Davis (3.14) and also won the all-around with a career-high 39.350...Claimed her first all-around title against Sac State/SJSU (2/14), also posting career-highs in three of the four events...Owns three beam titles this season - vs. UCLA (1/31), at ASU (1/24) and vs. Utah (1/17)...Set a career-high 9.90 on beam against UCLA (1/31) and made her debut in the all-around, adding a 9.825 vault debut to her repertoire...Set new season-highs on bars and floor vs Utah...First appearance in the uneven bars lineup came at Denver (1/11), where she scored a 9.525...Made her Golden Bear debut at the NorCal Meet (1/5) as one of four freshman to compete, earning a 9.70 on beam and a 9.75 on floor

High School/Club:

Three-time Level 10 Junior Olympic qualifier (2009, 2010, 2013)… Qualified for Senior Elite level in 2011 at the Disney Elite Qualifier Optionals with a 53.00…Seventh all-around with a 54.05 at 2011 US Covergirl Classic...Competed at the 2011 US Nationals (VISA Championships) with a prelim score of 50.60 and final score of 52.60 for 12th all-around with a combined score of 103.20…Claimed fourth all-around at the 2013 Level 10 Regionals... Broke her wrist in 2012 and was unable to compete for seven months…Second all-around at the 2011 American Classic…Helped her Region 3 team to a first-place finish at 2010 JO Nationals…The floor and all-around champion at the 2010 Level 10 JO Nationals, and second on vault and beam...First on beam and floor and second in all-around at the 2010 Level 10 Regionals…Claimed the vault title and third place in all-around at the 2010 Level 10 Texas State meet…Third all-around with a 37.7 at the 2009 Level 10 Texas State Meet…Balance beam and uneven bars champion at 2009 Level 10 Regionals, and second all-around…trained at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy and coached by Valeri Liukin (father and coach of Olympic champion Nastia Liukin) and Natalya Marakova


Hobbies are shopping, swimming and reading…Parents are Mark and Jenny…Has one sister, Emily, also a gymnast at Cal…Her grandfather, Dick Casper, ran on the Cal track team.


Legal Studies

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