University of Iowa Athletics

Jessa Hansen

Class Sr.
Hometown Clive, Iowa
High School Waukee
Jessa Hansen - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

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’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.

Event Score Meet Date
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