Tigers head to Gainesville for regional with an eye on the big event
Third-year assistant promoted
Auburn assistant coach spent the 2012 U.S. Olympics Trials as a judge.
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Jenny Rowland, a former All-American and USA World Championship team member, is in her third season on the Auburn coach staff. She was promoted to Associate Head Coach in March, 2013.
As part of the current Auburn coaching staff, Rowland has been part of the leadership that guided the Tigers to its highest ranking since 2009 at No. 11 and just its second win over a top-six team since 1998 with the upset victory over then-No. 6 LSU on February 22.
In 2012, Auburn recorded the second-highest regional score in program history with its 196.100 performance. The mark ranked 12th nationally and would've been good enough to send the Tigers to nationals in two other regions.
Under Rowland's tutelage, Auburn has impressed on balance beam in 2013. The Tigers rank eighth nationally in balance beam RQS with a score of 49.080. Both Megan Walker (9.865) and Caitlin Atkinson (9.855) rank in the top 17 nationally in individual balance beam RQS.
As associate head coach, Rowland will continue her role working with all aspects of the Auburn gymnastics program. She coordinates all of the program's community outreach efforts and interactions on campus as well as playing an integral role in recruiting and in-gym activities.
Rowland will also continue in her role as lead balance beam coach and in her work with floor exercise dance and routine construction. Additionally, Rowland lends her judging expertise through video breakdown of Auburn's routines.
Rowland joined the Auburn staff in 2010 after spending the previous four years as a gymnastics judge on the national and international levels. She is a six-time USA Championship judge, served as a U.S. Olympic Trials judge in 2008 and 2012. Rowland currently serves as an International Brevet judge.
She achieved the rank of Level 3 International Brevet judge in 2013.
Rowland spent five years from 2001-2006 as a women's assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma where she coached the 2004 Big XII Champions, three-time team NCAA qualifiers (2004-2006) and three Big XII Gymnasts of the Year.
As a gymnast, Rowland was a USA National Team member from 1985-1990 and was on the 1989 USA World Championship Team. She competed collegiately at Arizona State University, where she was an uneven bars All-American in 1993.
Rowland received her bachelor's degree in health and sports sciences from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. She is married to Garon Rowland, a two-time All-American gymnast at Oklahoma, and the couple has two daughters, Ella and Emmy.
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