Jody Yednock
Jody Yednock


West Chicago, IL

High School:
West Chicago


Aerial Gymnastics

NIU Career Bests: Bars - 9.875; Beam - 9.850.

2006: Achieved career bests on both the bars and beam as a junior. Made five appearances on bars and six on beam with one exhibition. Scored a career high 9.875 while taking second place on bars versus Michigan State (3-5). Won the event at the season-opening Huskie Triangular (1-15) with a 9.725. Scored a 9.700 at Nebraska Masters Classic (2-26). Averaged 9.595 on bars to rank second on the team. Earned a career best 9.850 on beam versus Michigan State. At the Missouri Cat Classic (2-24), scored a 9.650 on the event. All six of her beam scores were between 9.550 and 9.850 on the year as she averaged 9.638 to rank third on the team. Named a NACGC Academic All-American at the end of the season with a perfect 4.00 GPA.

2005: Saw action in every meet (13 total) on bars and competed twice on the balance beam. Claimed medalist honors and garnered her season-high score of 9.800 on the bars in the season opener versus UIC. Tied for 12th at the MAC Championships (3-25) with a 9.750, matching her mark of the previous week versus Central Michigan (3-20). Earned a 9.600 or above on the bars nine times in 13 outings and had a season average of 9.552 on the bars to rank third on the team. Tied for fourth on bars versus Kent State (2-27) with a 9.725. Placed third on the beam in the Eastern Michigan meet (1-23) with a score of 9.250. A week later, tied for fourth on beam at Michigan State (1-30) after posting a 9.625. Averaged a 9.438 in two beam appearances.

2004: Competed in the first three meets of the season on the uneven parallel bars and on the beam in the season's first two events. In her first collegiate action, posted a season-best score of 9.825 on the bars versus Illinois (1-11) to take second place. Also earned second on bars versus Eastern Michigan (1-17) with a 9.775. Averaged 9.633 on bars for the year. Top beam score came versus EMU with a 9.550 and averaged a beam score of 9.363.

Prep: Captured a pair of state uneven parallel bars championships (2001, 2002) and qualified for the USA Gymnastics Level 10 regional meet four times. As a junior in 2002, finished fourth in the all-around at the USAG state meet and was fifth in the beam. Came to NIU with high school and Aerial Gymnastics Arena teammate Brittany Swantek after compiling a perfect grade point average at West Chicago High School.

Personal: A mathematics major with an emphasis on probability and statistics. Carries a perfect 4.00 GPA. Born Nov. 12, 1984. Daughter of Terry and John Yednock. Received the Gail Masters Gallagher Scholarship in 2004 and 2005 at NIU, given to a student in the school's math department.

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