University of Iowa Athletics

JerQuavia Henderson

Class Sr.
Hometown Peoria, Ill.
High School Dunlap
Twitter @qbaby03
Instagram @qbaby_2001
JerQuavia  Henderson - Women's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – Two-time All-American… third Hawkeye to earn multiple All-America distinctions… two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection… first GymHawk since 2016 and 2017 to earn consecutive first-team honors… shares school record on floor, scoring a 9.975.

2022 Honors – WGCA Second-Team All-American on floor… first-team All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Specialist of the Week on Jan. 10. 2022 – Completed in all but one meet during the season… won 12 event titles, including five all-arounds, and posted 27 top three finishes… set or tied career bests in four events during the regular season… scored 9.900 or higher on floor in 12 of 13 competitions and 9.900 or higher on vault in five meets… won vault and floor titles against Eastern Michigan (1/8) and Texas Woman’s (1/14)… won three events against Nebraska (1/29), winning vault (9.900), floor (9.925) and all-around (39.475)… won three events and tallied a second place finish against Penn State (2/4), taking first in beam (9.850), floor (9.975) and all-around (39.425), while finishing second on vault (9.850)… won floor (9.950) and all-around at Rutgers (2/11)… was runner-up on floor (9.950) at Big Five Meet (2/18)…  won floor title (9.975) and finished first in all-around (39.325) at Iowa State (3/4)… scored one perfect 10 and tied a career best and school record on floor, scoring 9.975s against Penn State (2/4) and at Iowa State (3/4).

2021 Honors – WCGA second-team All-American… first-team All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten All-Championships team after winning share of floor title, becoming fourth Big Ten champion in school history… CGN Comeback Gymnast of the Year. 2021 – Competed in all 11 meets and in the all-around eight times… tied a school record on floor set in 2004, scoring a 9.975 in Iowa’s tri-meet against Minnesota and Maryland (2/13), while also posting a career-best on beam (9.875)… performance on floor helped team to school floor record… received a 10.000 from one judge on floor en route to her career-best score… won the all-around and shared the floor title at Illinois (1/31)… scored a 39.325 to win all-around and shared titles on floor (9.900) and vault (9.850)… shared the floor title (9.925) and won the all-around (38.875) in the road victory at Nebraska (2/20)… tied for second on the vault (9.925) in helping the team to a Big Five Meet (2/27) win in Ann Arbor… won the vault (9.875), tied for first on floor (9.925) and was second in all-around (38.600) in the victory over Illinois (3/6)… tied for first on vault (9.900) in road win at Nebraska (3/14)… won on floor (9.925) in the road victory at Nebraska (3/14)… tied for fourth on vault with a career-high 9.925 at the Big Ten Championships (3/20)… shared the floor title (9.925) at the NCAA Regionals (4/2)… placed sixth in all-around (39.250) at Regional.

2020 — Named to the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Gymnasts to Watch List… did not see action.

High School — 2016- Level 9/10 Championships: AA 37.325, fourth place… 2016- Level 9 Easter Championships: AA 37.625, second place… 2017- Level 8/9/10 State Championship Meet: AA 37.250, third place… 2017- Level 9/10 Regional Championships: AA 37.95, fourth place… 2017 JO National Championships: AA 37.85, seventh place… 2018- Level 6/9/1- State Championship Meet: AA 37.600, fifth place… 2018- Level 9/10 Regional Championships: AA 38.225, third place… 2018- JO National Championships: AA 37.700, 18th place… Peoria Journal Star’s 2018 Central Illinois Best of Preps: Gymnast of the Year… 2019- Level 6/9/10 State Championship Meet: AA 38.225, third place… 2019- Level 9/10 Regional Championships: AA 37.575, seventh place… 2019- JO National Championships: AA 29.550, 54th place… member of the Best Buddies and Foreign Language Club… club coaches were Kim Brendixen and Brett Hewetson at Gym Corner.

Personal — Born July 8, 2001… daughter of Letcha and Kennethy Haywood… has two siblings (Keyaira and Zuri Haywood)… health and human physiology major.

Career Bests

Event Score Opponent Date
Vault 9.925 2X, last at Big Ten Championships 3/20/21
Bars 9.825 at Illinois 1/31/21
Beam 9.875 2X, last at Rutgers/vs. Kent State/vs. Ursinus 2/11/22
Floor 9.975 3X, last at Iowa State, 3/4/22 3/4/22
All-Around 39.475 vs. Nebraska 1/29/22