Jenny Covers  
Jenny Covers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Prairie Grove, Ill.

High School:
Prairie Ridge HS

Club:
Crystal Lake Gymnastics


04/04/2014

NCAA Regional Looms for Gophers

The Gophers will host Oklahoma, Illinois, California, Southern Utah, and San Jose State at the Sports Pavilion Saturday at 6 p.m.

03/22/2014

Mable Shines, Gophers Place Third at Big Tens

Lindsay Mable set a school record and won the Big Ten All-Around title with a 39.650

03/21/2014

Gophers Head to PSU for B1G Championships

Minnesota will seek its sixth team title at University Park Pa.

03/15/2014

Gophers Capture Second-Straight B1G Title

Minnesota scored a 196.700 to defeat Michigan, Penn State, and Iowa Saturday

03/14/2014

Gophers End Regular Season in Ann Arbor

No. 13 Minnesota will wrap up its regular season with a quad meet against No. 8 Michigan, No. 15 Penn State, and Iowa

02/11/2013

Minnesota Tops Illinois

Highlights from Minnesota's meet against Illinois at the Sports Pavilion.

01/26/2013

Gophers Upset #1 Michigan

The Gophers won their four-team quad meet and in the process upset No. 1 Michigan.

11/20/2012

Jenny Covers - Simulation Meet

Jenny Covers competes on the vault in the team's first simulation meet.

02/11/2012

Best of Minnesota Highlights

Minnesota took home first place in the Best of Minnesota.

03/22/2014

2014 Big Ten Championships

The Gophers placed third and Lindsay Mable won the all-around title at the Big Ten Championships March 22, 2014.

2013 Season:
Competed in all 14 meets for the season • Earned Most Improved Award • Saw career-best score on floor (9.850) and all around (39.250) against Penn State, Kent State, and Towson (1/19) • Captured all-around title (39.950) against Iowa State (2/24) •Finished floor tied for 24 (9.800) at Big Ten Championships • Finished in five-way tie for first on vault with score of 9.950 at NCAA Qualifier • Co-Champion on vault at the Gainseville Regional with career-high score of 9.950.

2012 Season:
Served as a vault and uneven bars specialist with vaulting in every meet • Claimed two vault titles • Made her first career appearance against Ohio State (1/7) with a 9.800 on vault and 9.450 on bars • Claimed first in vault with a 9.800 at Best of Minnesota (2/11) • Notched a 9.675 on bars, which was her best score of the year, at Iowa (2/24) • Recorded a personal-best vault score of 9.875 at Arkansas (3/2) • Tied for first on vault with a 9.850 against Iowa State (3/10) • Helped the Gophers notch a team-high score of 49.300 on vault at the Big Ten Championships (3/24) • Scored a 9.850 or better in four of the last five meets • Received her first letter.

High School/Club:
A 2011 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School • Competed for her high school gymnastics team and also trained at Crystal Lake Gymnastics • 2010 Illinois state champion on vault and floor, also grabbed third in the all around at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) state meet • At the Junior Olympic Regional meet, she was the runner-up on vault and placed seventh on bars • Did not qualify to the national meet after having limited time to prepare for regionals due to an injury • At the J.O. State Championship in 2010, she was the runner-up on vault, placed fourth on bars, and was seventh in the all around • Placed second on vault at 2010 J.O. Ragionals • In 2009, she was the IHSA all-around and vault champion, while coming in second on bars and floor.

Personal:
Four-time letterwinner as a member of her high school gymnastics team • Also lettered in cheerleading • Competed in club volleyball as well • The daughter of Bill and Kathy Covers • Has a younger brother, Brett.

GET TO KNOW JENNY COVERS:
If you were not participating in gymnastics, what sport might you play?

Volleyball, or a pro video gamer.

What is your favorite cartoon character, and why?
Rapunzel's pet chameleon, Pascal (in the movie Tangled), because he is the best sidekick.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Kindness, and compassion.

Do you have any hidden or secret talents?
I'm really good at ultimate frisbee.

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you want to meet?
Michael Jackson.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Hawaii.

What is your favorite actor or actress?
Jennifer Aniston.

Who is the funniest person on the team?
Myself and Cierra (Tomson). Together, we are hilarious!