University of Iowa Athletics

Jenifer Simbhudas

Class Sr.
Hometown Markham, Canada
High School Markville Secondary
Jenifer Simbhudas - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk-Item… One of only six Iowa gymnasts all-time to be named all-Big Ten three times in their career, joining Kim Baker (1994-96), Giselle Boniforti (1998-00), Lori Cole (1989-91), Stephanie Gran (2001, 2003-04) and Alexis Maday (2001-04)… holds two of Iowa’]s best floor scores in history: scored a 9.950 in 2008 (tied for second all-time) and a 9.925 in 2009 (tied for third all-time).

2009… First-team all-Big Ten selection… named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (3/9)… competed on every event in each of Iowa’s 11 meets (44/44)… scored a career-high 39.525 as an all-around competitor vs. Kentucky (3/6)… tied for fifth on floor at Big Ten Championships (9.9)… finished in top three for all-around in 10 of 11 meets, including first place finishes (at Michigan State, West Virginia, Illinois State, 1/17; vs. Kentucky, 3/6)… finished in seventh place as an all-around competitor at the Big Ten Championships… scored team season-highs on vault, floor and all-around… received marks of 9.9 or higher six times (four on floor, two on vault).

2008… First team all-Big Ten selection… two-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week… tied for second on floor at NCAA Regionals (9.9)… placed first on floor at Minnesota with a career-best score of 9.95… won the all-around seven times and scored a career-high 39.45 against Minnesota… scored a 9.9 or higher on floor four times… placed first on vault four times and tied for first twice… holds Iowa’s top individual scores on vault (9.875), floor (9.95), and in the all-around (39.45)… earned a top three placing on bars seven times, scoring a career-high 9.825 four times… tied for tenth on the floor at Big Ten Championships with a 9.8.

2007… Second team all-Big Ten selection… placed first on beam (9.7), floor (9.9), and in the all-around (38.7) at Alaska-Anchorage… scored a career-best 9.9 on floor three times… earned a career-best 39.0 in the all-around against LSU, finishing third… ranked as high as second in the Big Ten on floor.

2006… Tied for first on vault at Texas Woman’s University with a 9.8… scored a season-best 9.825 on vault at West Virginia to tie for third… placed fifth on beam at fourth-ranked Iowa State with a season-best 9.875… competed on vault in every meet.

High School… Finished second on beam at 2005 Gymnix…placed second on beam and third on vault at 2005 Elite Canada competition…placed eighth all-around at 2004 Olympic Trials…placed fifth at 2004 Canadian National Championships…finished first all-around at Elite Canada competition in 2001…finished 49th all-around at 2001 World Championships…placed fifth at 2002 Canadian National.

Personal… Born 10/7/85…parents are Gean and Barrat Simbhudas… sister of current Hawkeye Rebecca Simbhudas… health and sports studies major.

Event Score Opponent Date
Vault 9.900 3x, last vs. Kentucky 3/6/09
Bars 9.825 6x, last vs. Kentucky 3/6/09
Beam 9.875 2x, last vs. Kentucky 3/6/09
Floor 9.950 vs. Minnesota 2/29/08
All-Around 39.525 vs. Kentucky 3/6/09