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Jessica Young Athlete Profile

Jessica Young

Jessica Young
Position: All Around Height: 5-0 Roster Years: 1995-1998 Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK Last School: Putnam City North High School


  • Daughter of Wayne and Carol Young
  • Oldest of seven children 
  • Father competed for the U.S. men's gymnastics team at the 1976 Olympics and later coached men's gymnastics at BYU for 10 years
  • Brother Guard also competed for the BYU men's gymnastics team
  • Enjoys playing the guitar and piano, photo scrapbooks, listening to music, going dancing, spending time with family and sleeping
  • Favorite event is floor

Before BYU

  • Coached by Kenny Vinyard at Spirit of America in Oklahoma City
  • Level 10 and Junior Elite gymnast
  • Competed at the 1992 Level 9 state, regional and national meets
  • Later competed at 1993 and 1994 Level 10 regionals
  • Honor student and member of the National Honor Society at Putnam City High School

1995 | Freshman Year

  • Competed on vault, beam and floor
  • Scored a season-high 9.825 on vault at 9.675 on beam at the Midwest Regionals to help the Cougars earn an unexpected berth at the NCAA Championships
  • One of BYU's most consistent vaulters

1996 | Sophomore Year

  • Tied for seventh at Midwest Regionals with a BYU season-best tying 9.875 on vault
  • Earned consistent marks of 9.7 or above on vault all year

1997 | Junior Year

  • Tied with Hilary Johnson for the team's highest vault score of 9.925
  • Recorded a career-high 9.850 on floor against Utah State (3/3)
  • Season cut short due to knee injuries

1998 | Senior Year

  • Competed on beam and floor
  • Recorded a career-high 9.800 on beam twice against Utah State (1/30, 3/2)
  • Posted a season-high 9.675 on floor against Oregon State (3/13)