Jen Kesler

Jen Kesler

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kenmore, Wash.

High School:
Inglemoor HS

Height:
5-3

Event:
AA

Experience:
3V

Club:
Gymnastics East

2011 Season Stats - Kesler Get Acrobat Reader

2010 Season Stats - Kesler Get Acrobat Reader

2009 Season Stats - Kesler Get Acrobat Reader

2008 Season Stats - Kesler Get Acrobat Reader

• 2011 All-American First Team, Uneven Bars - 2nd overall
• 2011 All-Pac-10 Second Team, Uneven Bars & Balance Beam
• 2009 All-American Second Team, Uneven Bars
• 2009 Pac-10 Co-Champion, Uneven Bars
• 2009 All-Pac-10 First Team, Uneven Bars
• 2008 All-American Second Team, Uneven Bars
• 2008 NCAA West Regional Uneven Bars Champion
• Everyday Champion (Jan. 10-16, 2011)

2011
Jen capped her career by earning All-America First Team honors for the first time ... scored season-high 9.90 at the NCAA Championships semifinal to tie for first and advance to Individual Event Finals ... in Event Finals, Jen scored 9.8750 to finish second in the nation ... earned All-Pac-10 Second Team on bars and beam ... scored season-best of 9.85 on beam four times ... "hit" 23 out of 25 routines.

2010
Jen underwent offseason surgery (foot) which delayed her progress throughout fall training ... returned to the bars lineup at Ohio State (1/16/10) with a 9.825 ... set a season-high 9.85 on bars against Arizona (2/12/10) and matched it four subsequent times ... set season-high on beam with a 9.875 at UCLA (2/21/10) and at Arizona State (2/26/10) ... "hit" 18 out of 21 routines.

2009
Jen became a two-time All-American with second team honors on the uneven bars for the second straight year ... tied for the Pac-10 title on bars (9.90) with teammate Leslie Mak ... earned All-Pac-10 first team on bars ... won five individual titles on bars ... scored 9.80 or higher on bars in 13 out of 14 meets ... scored 9.80 or better on balance beam seven times ... "hit" 26 out of 28 routines ... performed in the all-around only once, the season opener at the Cancun Classic.

2008
Jen earned second team All-America honors on the uneven bars as a freshman ... had a dramatic impact on all of OSU's lineups as a rookie ... competed on bars and beam in all 14 meets ... performed on the floor exercise nine times ... won the NCAA West Regional bars title with a career-high 9.95 ... performed in the all-around for the first time in her career at the Salbasgeon Suites Invitational scoring 39.350 to finish third in the meet and added a career-best 9.925 on beam ... scored a career-high 9.825 on the floor exercise against BYU ... "hit" 35 out of 41 routines ... chosen as the Female Newcomer of the Year at The Bennys, an end-of-the-year celebration commemorating the achievements of student-athletes at OSU.

Pre-Oregon State
Is a five-time Level 10 national champion ... earned the all-around titles and vault titles in 2006 and 2007 ... won the national title on the uneven bars in 2007 ... rinished second at nationals on balance beam to 2006 and 2007 ... is a four-time Junior Olympic National Team Member ... Level 9 second place all-around finisher at Western Nationals ... eight-time regional champion ... trained at Gymnastics East under John and Tammy Carney and Kim Thomson ... at Gymnastics East, she was teammates with current Oregon State freshman Kelsi Blalock.

Personal
Born in Seattle, Washington ... daughter of Lani Kesler ... studying Merchandising Management ... chose Oregon State because "I absolutely loved OSU and all it has to offer me from the moment I stepped foot on campus. Observing the team on my visits, I knew they were really close and would be easy to get along with and seeing how Michael and Tanya (Chaplin) coached, I knew it was the right program for me."

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