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Jessica Villegas Athlete Profile

Jessica Villegas

Jessica Villegas
Position: All Around Height: 5-2 Roster Years: 2008-2011 Hometown: Gilbert, AZ Last School: Gilbert High School


  • Favorite event is the floor exercise
  • Favorite food is pineapple tacos
  • Favorite gymnastics moment is the first time she competed floor after her elbow injury
  • Doctors gave her a 50/50 chance of returning to gymnastics in December 2007, but returned after 10 months of rehab

Before BYU

  • Level 10 State Champion in 2004
  • Qualified for Junior Olympic nationals in 2007
  • Trained with Arizona Sunrays


Career Highs:

Beam: 9.750 vs. SUU 2/27/09
Floor: 9.850 vs. Utah 3/18/11

2008 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Recovering after elbow surgery from previous injury

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Nominated as the Cougar Club Comeback Player of the Year after returning from an elbow injury to compete in eight meets on floor and seven meets on beam
  • Led BYU twice on beam and once on floor
  • Recorded a career-high 9.750 on beam against Southern Utah to lead BYU
  • Also paced the Cougars with a 9.700 on beam at the BYU Quad meet
  • Posted a career-high 9.750 on floor at Boise State/CS Fullerton, once again leading the Cougars

2010 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed in every meet with the exception of one on floor
  • Scored a career-high 9.825 against Denver and Utah State
  • Posted a 9.600 or higher in eight meets during the season
  • Received the Comeback Athlete Player of the Year at the annual Y awards

2011 | Junior Year

  • Team captain
  • Posted a career-high 9.850 on floor against Utah (3/18)
  • Finished the season ranked 23rd regionally on floor exercise