Anna Jennings
Anna Jennings
State: Indiana
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Cathedral
Major: History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health
Residential College: Silliman

Personal Bests: 

Vault: 9.750 

Floor: 9.700 

Summer 2018: Financial Technology Public Relations Intern for 3Points Communications Agency in Chicago, Illinois. "I focused heavily on account management as well as strategy formation in order to help gain exposure for clients in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Forbes. Clients included hedgefunds, wealth management companies and cryptocurrency agencies. Additionally, I work(ed) as a Public Health Research Assistant to award winning reporter, journalist and documentary filmmaker, Perri Peltz (MPH, Columbia) on the current Opioid Crisis." 

2018: Second year competing for the Bulldogs ... had surgery at the beginning of season ... Came back to compete vault for the second-half of season ... Vault top 20 at the Don Tonry Invitational, Ivy Classic Championships and New Hampshire ... Vault top 15 at ECAC Championships and Maryland ... Earned top 12 at Bridgeport and USAG Collegiate Nationals ... Earned 9.725 at the ECAC Championships ... 9.675 USAG Collegiate Nationals ... Member of the ECAC Division I Women's Gymnastics All-Academic Team ... USAG National Scholar Athlete 

Summer 2017: Yale Student Housing Assistant for Graduation Commencment and Alumni Reunions. Studied abroad in Siena, Italy studying Italian film and culture as well as core language courses up to L5. 

2017: First year competing for the Bulldogs ... ECAC Scholar Athlete ... Vault First-team All-American ... Competed in vault and floor … Posted 9.650 against Stanford ... Earned 9.600 at ECAC Championships ... Qualified to Individual event finals at USAG Collegiate Nationals on vault … Earned career high and eighth place at National Championship Semifinals (9.750) … Finished ninth at USAG Collegiate National vault finals ... Placed fifth on floor at Ivy Classic (9.700) … Made collegiate debut against UC Davis 

High School: Level 10 gymnast from Jaycie Phelps Athletic Center in Greenfield, Indiana... Represented her Region at the Junior Olympic National Championships two times in 2016 and 2017 ... Earned Teammate of the Year Award ... State Floor Champion ... placed fourth at Level 9 Nationals in the All-Around ... silver medalist on Uneven Bars at the National Invitational Tournament in 2015 ... placed third at Regional Championships on Floor Exercise and won the Indiana State Championship on Uneven Bars in 2015

Questions with Anna:

Who is your biggest influence? Why?

Favorite event? Why? Floor is by far my favorite event because it is where I can best express my personality and joy for the sport. From picking music to choreographing sections of the routine, this event best emulates who I am as a gymnast.  

Why Yale?: "First and foremost, I was enraptured by the beauty of Yale's campus on my junior and senior year visits. Aside from the aesthetics, I knew I wanted a university that would provide a balance between gymnastics and academics. Yale has been the perfect place to academically challenge me as well as athletically push me beyond my limits. However, what I adore most about Yale is the people. Everyone has a place here. I am in constant awe of my peer's sheer brilliance and humbled to be in their company. It is refreshing to be surrounded by individuals driven from the inside to make a difference on the outside. I could not think of a better place to call home. That is why I chose Yale."