A very young Crimson Tide squad is ready for the 2012-13 season
Alabama Highlights: Junior - 2011-12 Part of the Varsity 8+ boat that finished second at the Chattanooga Head Race ... finished 10th with the Varsity 4+ boat at the Chattanooga Head Race ... rowed with the First Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Charles ... part of the Varsity 8+ at the Head of the Hooch, finishing 15th and seventh ... part of the second-place Second Varsity 8+ at the Oak Ridge Regatta ... part of the Second Varsity 8+ boat for two races at the San Diego Crew Classic, including a sixth-place finish in the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy race ... rowed with the First Varsity 8+ in Rhode Island ... rowed with the Second Varsity 8+ in races against Iowa, Dartmouth and Cornell ... part of the Second Varsity 8+ boat that finished fourth at the C-USA Championships ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... earned a spot on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Sophomore - 2010 -11 As part of the First Varsity 8+, won the Sea World Cal Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic ... part of the Row2k.com Crew of the Week and the inaugural Conference USA Boat of the Week after the San Diego Crew Classic ... part of the gold-medal-winning First Varsity 8+ boat at the SIRA Championships ... earned a ninth-place finish at the prestigious Head of the Charles in the Club 8+ race ... earned a place on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... earned the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athlete Award ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester.
Freshman - 2009-10 Led the First Novice 8+ to a silver medal at the SIRA Championships ... led the First Novice 8+ to a bronze-medal finish in the Petite Finals of the South/Central Sprints ... part of the Tide's second-place First Novice 8+ at the Conference USA Championships ... won the First Novice 8+ race against Central Florida and Miami ... won the First Novice 8+ race against Oklahoma and Old Dominion ... helped the Tide's Novice A boat to a win against Kansas State ... earned a place on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall and spring semesters ... inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta honor society ... named to the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Prep Highlights: A three-sport athlete, competed in swimming, soccer and cross country ... 2006 5A state swimming champions ... rowed for Kristin Talbot at the St. Andrew Rowing Club ... placed first at Head of the Hooch ... Southeast Regional Rowing champions ... placed 22nd at Head of the Charles ... seventh place at Club Nationals ... led Centennial High School to the 2006 Georgia state high school championship.
Personal Information: Full name: Jessica Therese Parker ... daughter of Deborah and Robert Parker ... sisters Sarah, Jennifer, and Stephanie ... mother, Deborah, swam for Manhattanville College and was a member of the 1989 Women's National Rowing Team ... biology major ... born Sept. 17, 1990.