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Leah Jacobs Niepraschk Athlete Profile

Leah Jacobs Niepraschk

Leah Jacobs Niepraschk
Position: Bars Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 1996-2000 Hometown: Modesto, CA Last School: Johansen High School

Personal

  • Parents are Murray and Janie Jacobs
  • Is the middle of five children
  • Likes waterskiing, Broadway musicals and bowling
  • Majoring in human development

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Johansen High
  • Coached by Roni and Gil Mejia at the Lescisin Gymnastics Academy in Modesto, California
  • 1993 Level 9 state and regional all-around champion and 16th-place finisher at Level 9 nationals
  • Represented Region I at the 1993 and 1995 nationals
  • Finished sixth in all-around at the 1993 USAIGC nationals
  • 1994 California state Level 10 All-Around Champion and the Bear Country Invitational
  • Named most improved athlete in club
  • Recorded scores of 9.6 or better at every USGF level and had a high all-around score of 37.7

Stats

Career Highs:

Year: Vault: Bars: Beam: Floor:
1996 9.675 9.850 9.775 - -
1997 - - 9.850 9.725 - -
1998 - - 9.775 - - - -
1999 9.475 9.950 9.825 9.625
2000 - - 9.950 - - - -
Career 9.675 9.950 9.825 9.625


1996 | Freshman Year

  • A top bars worker for the Cougars
  • Recorded a season-best 9.85 on bars
  • BYU's high scorer (9.8) on bars at the NCAA championship
  • A top vaulter for BYU before injuries limited her to bars

1997 | Sophomore Year

  • Key contributor on bars for BYU
  • Tied career-best with a 9.85
  • Scored 9.7 or better in all but one meet
  • Also competed on beam (best of 9.725) until injuries forced her out of the beam lineup

1998 | Redshirt Year

  • Competed in two meets on vault
  • Scored a season-high 9.775 on vault against Utah State (1/30)
  • Sat out season after an elbow injury

1999 | Junior Year

  • Solid contributor for the Cougars
  • Set career highs in the bars (9.950), beam (9.650) and the floor (9.625)

2000 | Senior Year

  • Competed in every meet on bars
  • Tied career-high 9.950 on bars