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Jessica Henderson
Position: Diving
Year: Senior
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Roosevelt
Experience: 3 Years
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Henderson Photos
Jessica Henderson
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 10/30/2010

Awards and Honors:
Co-Most Valuable Diver Award (2013-14)…Strength and Conditioning Award (2013-14)…Most Improved Diver (2013-14)

2013-14 (Senior):
Competed in the one-meter (2nd, 314.40), three-meter (8th, 256.50), and platform (5th, 218.45) at the Big 12 Championships…posted 14 top-five performances including a  first-place finish against Illinois on the one-meter and three-meter board….recorded three top-dives this season for the Cyclones in the one-meter (Big 12s, 314.40), three-meter (Iowa, 311.63), and platform (Big 12s, 228.10) this season…tallied three all-time top dives this season in one-meter (1st, 314.40), three-meter (4th, 311.63), and platform (5th, 228.10).

2012-13 (Junior):
Earned her NCAA Zone score at the Cyclones annual Intrasquad meet…Took second on 3-meter and third on 1-meter at Minnesota…finished first on 1-meter against South Dakota State…ranks second on 1-meter and third on 3-meter for the Cyclones.

2011-12 (Sophomore):
Finished 36th on 1-meter (210.50) and 39th on 3-meter (170.45) at NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships … competed on 1-meter (14th, 217.15), 3-meter (14th, 212.30) and platform (12th, 172.45) at the Big 12 Championships … earned four first place finishes … swept springboards at South Dakota State, setting new career-high score of 291.15 on 3-meter … 3-meter score against the Jackrabbits punched Henderson's ticket to the NCAA Zone Diving Championships ... won 3-meter at South Dakota … took first on 3-meter at Nebraska-Omaha … gave Iowa State crucial team points with second place finish on 3-meter and third place on 1-meter in win over Kansas … led the Cyclones on 3-meter and was second on 1-meter and platform.

2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman):
Competed on 1-meter (Exh., 214.65), 3-meter (17th, 242.75) and Platform (14th, 194.15) at the Big 12 Championships … competed on 1-meter (34th, 168.75) and 3-meter (52nd, 150.75) in the preliminaries of the USA Diving Winter Championships … placed third on 1-meter and 3-meter at Minnesota … 3-meter score of 272.93 at Missouri was a new career best … Cyclones’ second-highest scorer on platform.

2009-10 (Freshman):
Redshirted first season at Iowa State.

High School:
Finished 18th in 1-meter diving at 2008 state championships … two-time Academic All-Conference for the Roughriders … also competed in softball, track and field and cross country and served as a wrestling manager at Roosevelt … first-team All-Metro Conference twice in softball … team captain of the track and field team her senior year.

Personal:
Born Nov. 23, 1990 … daughter of Ramon and Virginia Nicholson...married to Shane Henderson ... Apparel Technical Design major … brothers James and John Nicholson wrestled at Old Dominion … James was an All-American in 2008 … oldest brother Jason graduated from Iowa State in mechanical engineering.

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