University of Iowa Athletics

Tesla Cox

Class So.
Hometown Greenville, S.C.
High School Mauldin
Tesla Cox - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

2012… Competed on the bars and beam in every competition… made collegiate debut on the vault, competing on the event ten times… scored a career high 9.825 on vault at Iowa State, tying for second place… Won the bar title against Texas Women’s, BYU, and S.E. Missouri with a career best of 9.90… Scored above a 9.70 seven times on beam, posting a 9.825 career best against Texas Women’s, BYU, and S.E. Missouri for fourth place… named second team All-Big Ten.

2011… Competed in 12 meets for the Hawkeyes, making collegiate debut on beam at Michigan State… posted career mark of 9.850 on bars, tying for second against Northern Illinois… set personal best of 9.825 on beam against Northern Illinois, tying for second… finished ninth on floor against Denver with a career best of 9.750.

High School… 2007 State Champion on beam, floor and all-around… 2009 State Champion on bars, vault and all-around… 2010 State Champion on bars and all-around… 8-time regional qualifier… awarded 2009 Outstanding Gymnast of the Year Award – Club Gymnastics… awarded the 2010 Louise Peck South Carolina Senior Award… coached by Horatiu Sana and Shawn Smolen… speech and debate team- freshman and sophomore years… held student council position as spirit leader – freshman year.

Personal… Born 9/30/91… parents are Bennett and Connie Cox… communications major.

Event Score Opponent Date
Vault 9.825 at Iowa State 1/27/12
Bars 9.900 at Texas Women’s 3/3/12
Beam 9.825 3x, last at Texas Women’s 3/3/12
Floor 9.750 vs. Denver 2/11/11