UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Jennifer Pinches
Player Profile:
Jennifer Pinches 1752430
Position: Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Hometown: Manchester, England
High School: King's School
Club: City of Liverpool GC

Career Highlights
2014 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2012 Olympian
2012 British beam champion
Two-time World Championships competitor

Best Marks
V - 9.800, 4/18/14
BB - 9.675, 2/16/14
FX - 9.875, 3/7/14

Scholastic All-American with a 3.72 GPA … Averaged 9.84 on floor since permanently moving into the leadoff position in March … Tied her career-high on vault with a 9.8 at the NCAA semifinals and also scored 9.85 on floor … Earned 9.85 on floor at the NCAA Regionals to lead UCLA to a season-high event score of 49.525 … Scored 9.85 on floor and 9.775 on vault at the Pac-12 Championships … Earned 9.825 on floor and tied her career-high on vault with a 9.8 on Mar. 16 … Scored a career-high 9.875 on floor at Michigan … Earned a pair of 9.8s on vault and floor at Arizona … Competed on three events at Washington, scoring 9.825 on floor, 9.675 on her beam debut and 9.725 on vault … Scored 9.725 on a stuck vault and exhibitioned on floor for a 9.725 at Cal … A year and a half after retiring from the sport, she made her collegiate debut on Jan. 19 with a 9.625 vault and improved on that mark at Utah on Jan. 25, scoring 9.8.

Member of Great Britain's 2012 Olympic squad that finished a national all-time best sixth at the Olympic Games in London … Won the balance beam title and was second in the all-around and vault at the 2012 British Championships … Won bronze medals in the all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise at the 2011 British Championships … Won all-around gold at the 2012 English Championships after placing second in both 2010 and 2011 … Competed for Great Britain at the 2010 and 2011 World Championships … Won a bronze medal on floor at the 2010 Glasgow Grand Prix … Placed fourth on vault and sixth on beam at the 2009 World Cup in Doha … Trained at City of Liverpool Gymnastics Club under coach Amanda Reddin.

Co-created an iOS app, the puzzle game Laser Chambers … Hobbies include going to the cinema, shopping, making apps, acting and attempting to sing … Her great grandfather was also an Olympian, winning medals at the London Olympics in 1948 … Admires swimmer Ellie Simmonds … Favorite apparatus is floor exercise … Full name is Jennifer Elizabeth Mary Pinches … Parents: Ian and Jane Pinches … Has three younger brothers, Jonathan, Harry and Oliver … Born May 25, 1994 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England … Undeclared major.

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