Jessica Wallander
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    Jessica Wallander

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dallas, Texas

    High School:
    Coppell

    Height:
    5-3

    Event:
    Vault, Bars, Floor

    Club:
    Metroplex Gymnastics

    04/11/2013

    Falcons Head to USAG Championships

    The meet will run from April 12-14 in Shreveport, La.

    03/25/2013

    Air Force Quartet Selected to NCAA Regional Championships

    Three all-arounders and one event specialist were selected to the Columbus Regional.

    03/25/2013

    Five Falcons Earn All-Conference Honors

    Based on RQS, the five gymnasts combined for 11 all-MPSF honors.

    03/23/2013

    Jessica Wallander Sets Academy Record with MPSF Win

    Wallander scored a 9.925 to win the program's second-ever MPSF title on the vault.

    03/12/2013

    Jessica Wallander Earns Second MPSF Weekly Award

    Wallander's award is the fifth weekly honor for an Air Force gymnast this season.

    JUNIOR | 2014: Two-time USAG All-American...earned first-team honors on the vault after placing sixth at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships (two vault average of 9.763)...also collected second-team honors on the floor exercise after placing eighth in the event preliminary (9.650)...earned all-MPSF honors on the vault and floor exercise...competed on the vault and floor exercise during every team competition...led the team on the vault with a season-best mark of 9.800...recorded that score four times - at New Hampshire, against #21 Arizona and during both team meets at the USAG Championships...picked up three first-place finishes on the vault, including competitions at New Hampshire and in the USAG semifinals...added a victory against Eastern Michigan (9.775)...alternate on that event at the NCAA Regional Championships...scored a career-best 9.825 on the floor exercise during meets at New Hampshire and in the USAG finals...that score was tied for second on the team...picked up an event title with a 9.800 during the Falcons' first meet with Eastern Michigan.

    SOPHOMORE | 2013: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champion on the vault...scored an Academy-record 9.925 to become the program's fifth conference champion...that score matched the best vault score in MPSF history...first gymnast since 2004 to impact the Academy's individual event records...USAG All-American (first team) on the vault...finished fifth at the USAG Championships with a two-vault average of 9.763...claimed all-MPSF honors on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise...two-time MPSF Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 12, Mar. 12)...also earned the Academy's Athlete of the Week honor following the conference meet (Mar. 25)...earned the team's Most Improved Award...NCAA Regional participant on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise...competed on those three events in every team competition...recorded a career-best score of 9.800 to win the floor exercise at Utah State...also equaled that score at UC Davis to take fifth...that score was tied for second on the team in 2013...set a personal-best tally of 9.800 on the uneven bars against Denver, helping Air Force to an Academy-record team score of 48.925...that individual score was tied for third on the team.

    FRESHMAN | 2012: USAG All-American (first team) on the floor exercise after placing 10th on that event at the USAG Championships (9.725)...also claimed USAG All-America second-team honors on the vault...earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on the vault and floor exercise...earned MPSF Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 21...led the team on the vault with a career-best 9.825...first recorded that score at the Denver Triangular...matched that mark during the team finals at the USAG Championships...also reached the 9.800 mark during four other meets...won the vault title during meets with UC Davis and Seattle Pacific...also tied for first on that event at the Eagle Invitational...tied for the team lead on the floor exercise...scored a 9.800 on that event in the home triangular with Western Michigan and Denver...also recorded that score during the team qualifier at the USAG Championships...posted the team's third-highest score of the season on the uneven bars (9.750) against Western Michigan and Denver.

    HIGH SCHOOL | CLUB TEAM: Coppell High School...competed at the club level for Metroplex Gymnastics...coached by Marnie Futch and Gina Quinlan...2009 Level 10 Regional Champion.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Jessica Ann Wallander...nickname is "Walle"...daughter of Jim and Rhonda Wallander...has five siblings - Justin, Amanda, Allan, Jaclyn and Adam...Justin is in the Army...majoring in management...future plans include becoming a personnel officer...currently serving as an Honor Officer...has also served as Element NCO, Morale-Welfare-Recreation Clerk, Honor NCO and Squadron Superintendent...loves arts and crafts, reading and baking...favorite event is the vault...supervised over 100 cadets going through Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer...also flew a T-53 during Powered Flight...member of Cadet Squadron 15.

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