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Jessica Gardner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
James Bowie

Height:
5-8

Event:
Sprint Free


2012-13 (Jr.) - Earned a fourth place finish as a member of the 400 free relay (Meyer, Ferrin, L. Farrar) and a fifth place finish as a member of the 400 medley relay (Gutschenritter, Newman, O'Keefe) against TCU ... Was part of the 10th place 3x100 back relay team (Gutschenritter, L. Farrar) and the sixth place 200 free relay team (L. Farrar, O'Keefe, Gutschenritter) at the Arkansas Relays ... Was also part of the 200 free relay team (L. Farrar, Harris, Gardner) that placed fifth against Rice.

2011-12 (So.): Competed in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard individual medley, 400-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard medley relay, 800-yard freestyle relay.

2010-11 (Fr.): Helped the 200-yard Freestyle Relay team take first place... Was a member of the gold medal 200-yard Free Relay team at the North Texas Relays on 10/8.

Prior to SMU: Captained her high school team her senior year... Lettered and went to state all four years... Swam club for Longhorn Aquatics.

Personal: Anticipated English and pre-law major.. Chose SMU for the academics, the swim team, volunteer opportunities and the emphasis SMU puts on its student-athletes succeeding... Enjoys cooking, volunteering and SMU's alternative Breaks program... Lists Lincoln Schick as her favorite athlete... Parents are Sally Gardner and Ruth Ramonis... Sally played basketball for Marietta College.