Jessica Neel
Position: All-Around
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairborn, Ohio
High School: Fairborn HS
Jessica Neel
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Release: 01/08/2007

Co-captain ... strong desire to win a championship ... has great leadership qualities ... a solid student-athlete who was All-MAC and Academic All-MAC last season.

2008: Earned second team All-MAC honors after finishing seventh in the all-around at the MAC Championships (3/29) with a score of 38.375 ... Academic All-MAC honoree for the second straight season ... named MAC Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 12 when she won the all-around competition with a career-high 39.025 in a win over Western Michigan (2/9) ... National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Scholar-Athlete. 

2007: Set season highs on vault (9.775) and balance beam (9.850) to help lead CMU to a dual meet win over Eastern Michigan (3/24) ... had seven scores of 9.700 or better, all in the last four meets of the season ... posted strong scores at the MAC Championships, placing 10th on balance beam (9.725) and 15th on vault (9.700) ... had a season-best score of 38.575 in the all-around against Eastern Michigan (3/24).

2006: Competed all-around at every meet during her freshman season ... set season highs on bars (9.725) and floor (9.750) at the State of Michigan Classic (2/3) ... notched top scores of 9.750 on beam and 38.625 all-around in win over Ball State (2/19) ... scored a season-best 9.700 on vault at the MAC Championships (3/25) ... had nine total marks above 9.700 on the year ... named an NACGC Scholar-Athlete. 

Club/High School: Level 10 gymnast ... USAG National Championships qualifier ... finished 20th in the all-around at the USAG National Championships ... three-time team state champion ... top scholar all four years in high school ... member of the National Honor Society ... club coach was Enrique Trabanino at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy. 

Personal: Holds a 3.81 grade-point average majoring in finance ... nickname is Jess ... parents are Joe and Jill Neel ... born on Feb. 13, 1987.

Season Highs by Year
Year VaultBars
Beam Floor All-Around
20069.700 9.725 9.750 9.750 38.625
9.725 9.850 9.750 38.575
 2008 9.8759.750 9.800  9.775 39.025