Jessica Lσpez
Position: All-Around
Other Position: AA
Height: 5'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela
High School: Liceo Caracas
Club: Venezuelan National Team
Experience: 3 Letters
Lσpez Videos
Jessica Lσpez
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
Release: 09/03/2007

2009 Nationals: Advanced to the individual event finals on vault and finished sixth in the nation with a score of 9.8313 • in Session I, tied for fourth place on vault (9.900), tied for fifth on beam (9.875), scored a 9.825 on bars and 8.950 on floor for a 38.550 in the all-around • earned First Team All-American on vault and Second Team All-American on beam.


2009 Regionals: Won the all-around title with a 39.600 • won the individual vault title with a career-high 9.950 • tied for first place on floor with a 9.925 • tied for second on both bars (9.850) and beam (9.875) • advanced to 2009 NCAA National Championships as the nation’s No. 1 all-arounder • career-high 9.950 on vault tied the eighth best vault score in Pioneer history.


2009: Named the team MVP • Competed in 11 meets with 11 beam, 10 floor, nine vault and eight bar routines • concluded the regular season ranked No. 8 in the nation in all-around (39.470 RQS), No. 16 on bars (9.885 RQS), No. 18 on beam (9.880 RQS), tied for No. 18 on floor (9.890 RQS) and tied for No. 21 on vault (9.885 RQS) • posted career-highs on bars (9.975), beam (9.975) and all-around (39.625) • led the Pioneers with 29 event titles (seven all-around, six vault, six bars, six floor and four beam) • led the team in season average on vault (9.867), beam (9.818), bars (9.803) and all-around (39.378) • third on the team in floor season average (9.728) • won all five event titles twice, on Jan. 31 and March 17 • won seven all-around titles in eight all-around competitions • won her 80th career event title with the all-around crown at Air Force on March 17 • career-high 9.975 on beam tied second best beam score in Pioneer history • career-high 9.975 on bars tied third best uneven bars score in Pioneer history • earned season-high 9.900 on vault four times, scoring at least a 9.800 in all nine vault competitions • counted all nine vaults, all 11 beam, seven of eight bars, and eight of 10 floor routines for DU’s team score • finished 10th in the all-around at the Tyson American Cup  with scores of 14.250 on vault, 13.300 on bars, 11.950 on beam and 12.100 on floor exercise for an all-around score of 51.600.


2008 Summer Olympics: Became the first female gymnast in University of Denver history to compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China • competed for her native Venezuela as the only women’s competitor • finished 43rd in the all-around with a score of 56.175 • competed in Subdivision I and finished 52nd overall in the floor exercise with a score of 13.95 and 61st overall on balance beam with a score of 14.050 • also finished 61st on uneven bars with a score of 13.800 and 56th overall on vault with a score of 14.375, her highest score of any event at the Games.


2008 Nationals: Scored a 38.675 with a pair of 9.800 scores on vault and uneven bars.


2008 Regionals: Finished fourth overall with a 39.375 all-around score • best event was a third place finish on floor exercise with a 9.900 • also finished tied for fifth on uneven bars with a 9.875 and sixth on balance beam with a 9.850.


2008: Had the finest regular season in school history, winning nine all-around titles and 24 individual event titles • finished the season ranked No. 4 in the country in the all-around (39.368 RQS) • finished season ranked No. 3 in the country on floor exercise (9.907 RQS) and No. 22 on balance beam (9.870 RQS) • led the team in wins on vault (5), bars (6), balance beam (6) and floor exercise (7) • had the team’s highest average on all four events, leading the team on vault (9.845), bars (9.784), beam (9.832) and floor (9.907) • won at least one event or all-around title in every meet she competed in • posted a career-high 9.95 on floor exercise in first meet of the season at Cancϊn Classic •  set a career-high all-around score with a 39.575 against Ball State, a score she would match later in the season • her 39.575 is tied for the seventh-highest AA score in school history • won all four events and the all-around in both meets against Ball State • set a career-high vault score of 9.925 in DU’s quadrangular win at Texas Woman’s University • had five all-around scores of 39.500 or better.


2007 Nationals: Became DU’s first-ever three-time All-American when she led DU on each of her three events and finished tied for first on balance beam (9.900), tied for fifth on uneven bars (9.900) and tied for third on floor exercise (9.850) in Session II • in the event finals, she finished 15th on beam (9.550) and 16th on floor (9.7375).


2007 Regionals: Posted three counting scores with a 9.800 on bars, a 9.675 on beam and a 9.825 on floor exercise.


2007: Had a fine second season for the Pioneers, finishing second on the team with nine event titles and leading the team in average on uneven bars (9.777) • finished third on the team with a 9.800 average on floor exercise • won a team-high seven uneven bars titles, including matching her career-high score of 9.975 on two different occasions • first 9.975 came at the season-opening Super Six Challenge and the second in DU’s home win over New Hampshire on Jan. 20 • also posted a 9.950 in a win at Iowa State March 23 • had two wins on fllor exercise, the first a 9.850 that tied for tops at the Super Six Challenge and the second a 9.850 that gave her the win in a quad meet at UCLA.


2006 Regionals: In DU’s lineup on three events, posted team high scores on uneven bars (9.8 – T-8th) and balance beam (9.85 – T-4th) and also competed on floor exercise.


2006: Had one of the finest freshman seasons in DU history, competing in all 13 regular season meets on bars, balance beam and floor exercise • led the Pioneers in average on uneven bars (9.744) and finished second in average on beam (9.713) • finished tied with Heather Huffaker with nine event titles, including four on bars, three on beam and a pair on floor exercise • had finest meet of the season Feb. 18 against Ohio State when she won three event titles, all with career-high scores • scored a 9.95 on bars, a then-career high 9.9 on beam, and a 9.9 on floor exercise • set her career-high score on balance beam with a 9.95 against Arizona State March 18, DU’s highest score on any event all season.


Before Denver: A member of the Venezuelan national team • one of seven gymnasts to make the 2005 Venezuela National Team and compete in the Bolivian National Games • was a National Team selection in 2004 and competed in the World Championships in Anaheim, Calif. • won the uneven bars and finished third in the all-around at the 2004 Pan American games • won the balance beam and all-around titles at the 2003 Venezuela Games.


Personal: Born Jan. 22, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela • daughter of David and Carmen de Lσpez • has two sisters, Lorena and Yanitza • major is psychology with a minor in business administration • goal is to help the team to Nationals and do well academically • enjoys listening to music and chatting with her friends.

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