Coach Fagan on Staton: "Jessica is coming back from two knee surgeries and will start training full strength in November. We will be concentrating primarily on the bars and beam. Once she is able to compete, she will be looked to as someone to step-in when needed due to her ability to handle pressure."
At a glance: Did not compete in 2009 because of injury ... served as a vault specialist for the Buckeyes in 2008 ... showed solid potential on beam and could become one of the Buckeyes' top scorers in the event in 2010 ... coaches admire her strong dedication and commitment.
2009 (Sophomore season): Did not compete ... named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2008 (Freshman season): Competed on vault in nine meets ... posted a season-best 9.775 at Missouri Feb. 29 on vault ... posted a 9.735 regional qualifying average on vault ... competed on beam in the last five meets of the season ... showed strong potential on beam to end the year ... awarded the Most Dedicated Gymnast Award ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Placed fifth in the all-around at the 2006 Region 5 Championships ... 2004 state champion on bars and vault ... 2005 team state champions.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Karen Staton ... siblings include Tiffany (18), Cynthia (16) and Ashton (3) ... was a member of the Spanish Honorary ... enjoys playing with Ashton ... favorite memory includes watching Ashton walk for the first time.
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