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Jessica Kinder
 Jessica Kinder
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Raytown HS

Height:
5-2

Club:
Best Gymnastics

Season Best Vault Bars Beam Floor AA

2005

9.8

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9.8

9.85

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2006

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2007

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2008

9.825

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9.85

9.85

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2009

9.775

9.875

9.725

9.9

39.175

Career High

9.825

9.875

9.85

9.9

39.175

2009 (SENIOR):
Named Academic All-Big 12 and National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches All-Academic Scholar Athlete Award ... Posted a 9.85 on floor at NCAA Northeast Regional ... Scored a 9.825 on floor at Big 12 Championship ... Posted a 9.875 on floor, a 9.85 on bars and a 9.8 on vault at Alabama ... Shared bars title with teammate Melanie Root against TWU and Illinois State after a career-high 9.875... Scored a 9.8 on floor against Iowa State ... Posted a 9.85 on floor in OU's Flip for a Cause quad meet on Feb. 20 ... Tallied second-straight then-career-high 9.85 on bars at Denver ... Won first collegiate bars title with a then-career-high 9.85 against Nebraska ... Posted a 9.8 on bars against Minnesota ... Scored a career-best on floor (9.9) and season bests on vault (9.775) and beam (9.725) en route to a career-high all-around score of 39.175 against Arkansas ... Score of 9.9 on floor earned Kinder a share of her first collegiate event title ...Competed in her first collegiate all-around in season opener at Florida ... Hit four-of-four routines against the Gators including 9.725s on vault, bars and beam ... Bars routine of 9.725 at UF was the first of her career.

2008 (JUNIOR):

Scored a career-high-tying 9.85 on floor at the NCAA National Championships to finish 11th ... Recorded a 9.8 on floor at the NCAA South Central Regional ... Tied career highs on vault (9.825) and floor (9.85)at the Big 12 Championship ... Also scored a 9.8 on beam at the conference championship ... Named first-team Academic-All Big 12 ... Tied for third onvault at Minnesota after a 9.25 ... Finished tied for fourth on beam against the Golden Gophers afterscoring acareer-high 9.85 ... Recorded a career-high vault score of 9.825 ...Finished second on floor against TWU after a career-high-tying 9.85 ... Scored a career-high tying 9.8 on beam in first action of the year on the apparatus ... Finished fifth on the floor exercise against Mizzou (9.8) ... Placed fifth on floor against Iowa State after a 9.825 ... Tied a career high with a 9.8 vault against ISU ... Scored a 9.825 on floor in quad meet at Denver in sixth-place finish ... Tied for fourth on floor in home opener against Nebraska after second-straight score of 9.85 on floor... Saw first action of the season in WVU meet after return from injury ... Scored a career-high tying 9.85 on floor in West Virginia to place sixth.

2007 (SOPHOMORE):
Exhibitioned on floor exercise for the Sooners ... Alternate on vault and floor.

2006: Redshirted

2005 (FRESHMAN):
A walk-on who served as the key alternate during her freshman season ... Posted career high on beam (9.8) during the final regular-season meet at Southern Utah ... Scored career-high 9.85 on floor at two consecutive meets, including the team's second best effort against LSU ... Best vault (9.8) came at Big 12 Championship.

Club/High School: Trained at Best Gymnastics ... Coached by Bill Witthar ... Qualified for Junior Olympic Nationals four times ... Passed elite compulsory ... Received best athlete by high school in 2004.

Personal: Full name is Jessica Sue Kinder ... Enjoys hanging out with friends ... Chose OU because she wanted to opportunity to work with the coaching staff ... Most memorable gymnastics moment was competing against Terin Humphrey, Tia Orlando and Chelsie Memmel ... Has one sister, Kelly (23) ... Majoring in health and sports sciences.


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