Gemma Tedeschi
Gemma  Tedeschi

Graduate Student

Palmer Lake, Colo.

High School:
Palmer Ridge

Last College:

Pole Vault



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Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

Pole Vault: 3.92 meters (School Record)

Pole Vault: 3.81 meters (School Record)

Indoor (Sr.):
Took first in the pole vault at the John Tierney Classic with a 3.70 meters mark ... Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Shell Shocker Meet (3.72m) ... Finished on the podium in third at the BIG EAST Championships (3.65 meters).


All-BIG EAST (indoor and outdoor pole vault)
BIG EAST Champion (outdoor pole vault)
Indoor (Jr.): Captured second place at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in pole vault with a height of 3.60 meters ... Took first place in both the John Tierney Classic (3.92 meters, school record) and the UW Parkside Fall Finale (3.70 meters) ... Grabbed second with a heigh of 3.65 meters at the 2016 Blue & Gold Invitational ... Finished third at both the Wisconsin SHELL Shocker (3.53 meters) and GVSU Big Meet Invite (3.66 meters).
Outdoor (Jr.):
Set a school record for the second time this year with in the outdoor pole vault, notching 3.81 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (1st place) ... Also earned first place at Marquette Duals (3.67 meters) and UCF Black and Gold Challenge (3.70 meters) ... Grabbed second place at the Illinois Twilight with a heigh of 3.75 meters.


BIG EAST Champion (indoor pole vault)
All-BIG EAST (indoor and outdoor pole vault)
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Matched her lifetime best at the BIG EAST Championships where she captured the title with a height of 3.81 meters ... Registered four other top-3 finishes throughout the season, including a first place finish at the Jack Jennett Invitational with a height of 3.75 meters.
Oudoor (So.): Took runner-up at the BIG EAST Championships to teammate Nicole Jaffke, who registered the same exact height of 3.71 meters, but in two fewer attempts ... Recorded two other top-2 finishes during the year with a first place finish at the Joey Haines Invite with a height of 3.66 meters ... Notched a lifetime-best height of 3.86 meters and took second place at the UW-Whitewater Drake Alternative.

All-BIG EAST Conference (outdoor pole vault)
BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Placed seventh at the BIG EAST Championships with an indoor personal best of 3.51 meters (11-6.25 feet) ... Turned in a trio of runner-up finishes at the John Tierney Triangular, UW-Parkside Open and Panther TuneUp.
Outdoor (Fr.):
Improved with a third-place finish to earn All-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal-best leap and second-highest jump all-time at MU of 3.81 meters (12-6 feet).

Prior to Marquette: Tedeschi transferred from the University of Denver after one year in which she did not compete in track and field ... Earned two letters in track and field as a junior and senior at Palmer Ridge High School ... Placed fifth at the Colorado state meet as a senior (2013) in the pole vault ... Graduated with the Palmer Ridge program record in the pole vault at a mark of 11 feet ... Two-time academic all-state honoree ... Member of the National Honor society ... Also competed in gymnastics in high school and was a USAG Level 8 regional qualifier.

Personal: Tedeschi is the daughter of Rebecca Albright and Philip Tedeschi ... Has a younger sister, Ruby, and younger brother, Micah ... Plans to major in biology and pursue a career in medicine.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Pole Vault:
2nd (11-9.75/3.60 meters)
Pole Vault:
1st (12-6/3.81 meters)
Pole Vault:
7th (11-6.25/3.51 meters)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
Pole Vault: 
1st (12-6/3.81 meters)
Pole Vault: 
2nd (12-2/3.71 meters)
Pole Vault:
 3rd (12-6/3.81 meters)


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