Get to 'Kneaux': Jessica Savona

by Jake Terry (@LSUjake)
Get to 'Kneaux': Jessica Savona

BATON ROUGE – A three-year contributor for LSU gymnastics, Jessica Savona enters her senior season looking to provide leadership and sensational performances for the Tigers in 2016.

Savona is coming off a junior season in which she earned career highs on vault (9.95) and bars (9.90) after collecting All-America honors as a sophomore in 2014.

Find out a little more about the Mississauga, Ontario native in this fun and informative Q&A.

Do not miss your chance to see Savona and the Tigers take on some of the nation’s best teams at home in 2016.

Season tickets for the upcoming season are on sale at at a cost of $15 for youth ages 3-12 and $25 for adults.

Great seats are still available to be reserved with season tickets.

LSU will host five home meets in the Maravich Center in 2016, starting with a bang against national power Oklahoma. The Tigers will also take on Southeastern Conference foes Kentucky, Arkansas, Auburn and Alabama.

“Get to Kneaux” Jessica Savona a little better in this Q&A:

Why did you choose LSU?
At the time my sister would have been a senior at NSU (Northwestern State University) so I would be close to family. The campus is beautiful, the atmosphere is so loving and caring and the team dynamics were nothing short of phenomenal.

What has been your favorite moment at LSU?
No favorite moment; all of the little memories throughout my years here make every moment memorable! I just love being a Tiger.

What are your goals for the 2016 season?
My goal for the 2016 season is to contribute on as many events as possible because we have such a talented team, and I hope to assist in leading this team toward greatness and success.

What have you worked on the most in the gym to prepare for 2016?
I have emphasized a lot of rehab because of my recent shoulder surgery. I also focused on keeping my fitness up to par.

Have you checked out the construction of the new training facility? What are your thoughts?
I am extremely anxious to see what is in store, and I’m so excited to be part of something so big and magnificent as I complete my final year competing for this team.

Ok, now to the fun questions.

What do you like most about your hometown?
I love how I can go home and see so many familiar faces and my family of course.

Do you have a talent other than gymnastics? What is it?
Terrible singing! It takes talent to hit all the wrong notes.

If the team was to come to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for them? Be honest 🙂
I would cook chicken and steak, salad, bake some extremely healthy cookies, and prepare some lemonade.

What is your go-to Pandora station?
I have a few depending on my mood; Step Up (the movie), today’s hip hop and R&B, the 90’s were great, let’s have a festival, and 3 Doors Down.

What song describes your work ethic when it comes to gymnastics?
I Get Knocked Down (Tubthumping) by Chumbawamba

How many quarters would you need to stack in order to reach the top of the Maravich Center?
I feel like the more logical question would be how many quarters wouldn’t you need to stack in order to reach the top of the Maravich Center? 🙂 That’s a much easier question to answer.

Without looking it up, can you tell us how many years Bob Moore has coached at LSU?
No clue! All I know is he is such a major staple for the program, and LSU gymnastics wouldn’t be what it is without his knowledge, wisdom and big Bob bear hugs.

If someone asked you why they should get LSU gymnastics season tickets, what would you tell them?
My first college gymnastics meet that I saw was an LSU gymnastics meet, and coming from an international athlete I will honestly say it was the most exciting and thrilling gymnastics atmosphere I’ve ever experienced; the PMAC is definitely the place to be on Friday nights!

Do you want to build a snowman?
I would love to, but I don’t like the cold!