Jordan

King

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Height: 5'9"
Weight: 143
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: The Woodlands High School
Club: Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Club Coach: Meadows, Vernyi and Brooks
Major: Computer Science

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Team Finals Competitor 
    • 2017 (Pommel Horse Still Rings, High Bar)
    • 2019 (Rings)
  • NCAA Team Qualifiers Competitor 
    • 2016 (Pommel Horse Still Rings, High Bar)
    • 2017 (Pommel Horse, Still Rings, High Bar)
    • 2019 (Rings)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete
    • First-Team (2016)
    • Second-Team (2017)
  • Individual Title
    • High Bar, 2/26/17
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
  • Winter Cup Participant (2015, 2016)

Career Bests

  • Floor - 13.30 (at Winter Cup Preliminaries, Feb. 18, 2016)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.85 (at Big Ten Championships, April 1, 2016)
  • Still Rings - 14.10 (at Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 2016)
  • Vault - 13.75 (at Winter Cup Preliminaries, Feb. 18, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.40 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • High Bar - 14.70 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • All-Around - 79.80 (at Winter Cup Preliminaries, Feb. 18, 2016)

2019 (Junior)

Jordan King competed on the Still Rings to help the Huskers to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships, their best finish since 1999. King also earned a varsity letter for the 2018-2019 season.

King excelled in the classroom as well earning Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third time. 

2019 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 13.70 (at Iowa, March 2, 2019)

2018 (Redshirt)
Jordan King did not see any action in the gym as he redshirted in 2018.

2017 (Sophomore)
King was a steady force on multiple lineups for the Huskers as a sophomore, competing in every meet on pommel horse, as well as competing eight times on still rings and 10 times on high bar. King was one of four Huskers to advance to the Big Ten Championships finals, where he earned 13.40 on pommel horse. He set a personal-best score on the event at the qualifiers with 14.00.

A difference-maker outside the gym, King was a regular volunteer in the community and served as a mentor to elementary school children. He was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017 for his efforts. Additionally, King earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete award in fall of 2016.

2017 Season Highs

  • Pommel Horse - 14.00 (at Big Ten Championships, April 7, 2017)
  • Still Rings - 14.05 (at NCAA Championship Finals, April 22, 2017)
  • High Bars - 13.90 (vs Iowa/Penn State, March 4, 2017)

*Scoring changes were made prior to the 2017 season. There are now four different element groups instead of five, meaning that a gymnast can only receive 2.0 instead of 2.5 in that category. This typically lowers scores by .5.

2016 (Freshman)
King made an immediate impact on the Husker team as a freshman. He quickly adjusted to the collegiate level and appeared regularly for Nebraska on multiple events.King played a key role in the Husker pommel horse lineup, appearing nine times. He was part of the team that shattered the school record on the event, first against Air Force on Jan. 23, and then again at the Arnold Classic on March 5. King also regularly competed on high bar for the Huskers, appearing six times. He occasionally competed on still rings and parallel bars.On high bar, he earned a career-high score of 14.70 at the Arnold Classic to help the Huskers set the school record for final score (437.300).

In the postseason, King advanced to the event finals at the Big Ten Championships on pommel horse, after posting a career-high score of 14.85. At the finals, he notched a score of 13.425 and finished 10th. At the 2016 NCAA Championships he helped the team to a seventh-place overall finish, Nebraska’s best finish since 1999. King was also one of two gymnasts to represent Nebraska at the 2016 Winter Cup in Las Vegas.

Outside of the gym, King also made his mark, earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16. King also was named a CGA first-team All-America Scholar- Athlete. Additionally, he was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 for his efforts in the community. 

2016 Season Highs

  • Floor - 13.30 (at Winter Cup Prelims, Feb. 20, 2016)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.85 (at Big Ten Championships, April 1, 2016)
  • Still Rings - 14.10 (at Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 2016)
  • Vault - 13.75 (at Winter Cup Prelims, Feb. 20, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.40 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • High Bar - 14.70 (at Arnold Classic, March 5, 2016)
  • All-Around - 79.80 (at Winter Cup Prelims, Feb. 20, 2016)

Before Nebraska
King trained at the Cypress Academy of Gymnastics with coaches Tom Meadows, Igor Vernyi and Nick Brooks. King’s team claimed the title at the 2015 Junior Olympics National Championships. Individually, he placed second on floor and second on pommel horse. He also represented NU at the 2015 P&G Gymnastics Championships, where he placed in the top five on all events, including a first-place tie on pommel horse. He graduated from The Woodlands High School in 2015.

Personal
Jordan is the son of Jim and Lori King and was born on Oct. 8, 1996. He has two sisters, Janelle and Kayla, and one brother, Jesse. Jordan is majoring in computer science.

Jordan finishes his career as a Husker as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a three-time competitor at the NCAA Championships.

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