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     Jess Panza
    Jess Panza


    New York, N.Y.

    High School:
    Island Trees

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    No. 20 Gymnastics Hopes for Top-Two Finish at NCAA Regional

    NC State will look to finish among the top-two teams on Saturday to claim an automatic berth to the National Championships


    Wolfpack Finishes Second at EAGL Championship

    Seniors Brooke Barr and Jess Panza record 9.875s along with junior Rachel Fincham


    Stevenson Named EAGL Coach of the Year

    Head Coach Mark Stevenson has been named EAGL Coach of the Year


    Twelve Wolfpack Gymnasts Named to EAGL All-Academic Team

    NC State had 12 gymnasts with grade point averages of 3.0 or higher and as a result were selected to the 2012 EAGL All-Academic Team


    Barr, Fincham, and Ham Highlight Wolfpack Win at Tri-Meet

    Sophomore Diahanna Ham sets a new career-high on floor with a 9.875 to claim first

    2011: Earned All-EAGL first team honors on bars, floor, and beam for her efforts during the season, and EAGL All-Tournament first team mentions for vault, bars, floor, beam, and all-around for her performance at the league championship meet... Missed an individual berth for the NCAA Championship by 25 thousandths after a 39.250... Claimed EAGL Specialist of the Week on March 1st, and earned a spot on the EAGL All-Academic team... Finished eighth or better in every event to claim a third place all-around finish at the EAGL Championship... Eclipsed the 9.9 mark twice on the season, including a 9.925 on beam against Pitt to post the highest score of the season by any Pack gymnast... Captured the H.C. Kennett award for the most outstanding female student-athlete at NC State in 2010-11.

    2010: Finished eighth all-around and sixth on beam at the NCAA Regional ... Earned All-EAGL first team honors on beam and second team on floor and all-around ... Finished EAGL All-Tournament first team on bars and floor and second team on beam and all-around ... Named EAGL Gymnast of the Week after winning the all-around at the Metroplex Challenge, which included nationally second-ranked Oklahoma ... Set an all-around career-high in a second-place showing at William & Mary with a 39.325 ... Led the team in beam average with an NCAA RQS of 9.810 ... Twice posted the team's best beam score of the year, a 9.875, at the Sweetheart Invitational and at William & Mary ... Compiled 20 podium finishes; four firsts, eight seconds, and eight thirds ... Competed in 50 of 52 possible routines during her sophomore season, only sitting out vault at New Hampshire and Georgia.

    2009: Talented newcomer who made a strong impact, winning the first of two EAGL Rookie of the Week honors in her first collegiate meet ... All-EAGL first-team selection on beam ... Made the EAGL all-tournament first team on beam and the all-around and was named to the second team on vault ... Second on the team in NCAA RQS for beam and fourth in vault ... Scored a 9.8 or higher six times in 11 meets, including a career-high and team-leading 9.9 ... Scored a 9.775 or higher in all nine meets she competed on vault ... Fourth on the team with eight top-3 event finishes.

    Prep: Attended Island Trees High School ... Was the No. 1-ranked gymnast in the state of New York in 2008 ... Ranked first in vault and all around regionally in 2008 ... Ranked first nationally in the vault, fourth in the beam, sixth on the floor, and 18th all-around during 2008 ... Named all-state, All-Long Island, and all-county in 2008.

    Personal: Majoring in management.

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