As a Junior in 2000:
Had an excellent junior season, earning Second Team All-America accolades in both the all-around and balance beam … Finished in a tie for third in the all-around at NCAA Regionals with a 39.3 mark … At the NCAA Championships, placed eighth in Session II preliminaries of the all-around with a score of 39.225 … Scored a 9.8 on the vault, 9.75 on bars, 9.85 on beam and 9.825 on floor … Competed in all 11 meets, including the all-around eight times … Scored at least a 9.7 on floor in nine of 10 meets, including a career high 9.9 and four consecutive 9.825 marks, to earn Stanford’s Most Consistent Award … Opened the season with an impressive performance at the ASU Quadrangular, finishing second in the all-around (38.875) and third on beam (9.875) … Led Stanford to a win over Pac-10 foe Arizona on Jan. 21, placing second on vault, second on floor, third on bars and third in the all-around … Took second on beam with a 9.85 mark against Washington on Jan. 28 … Finished second on vault (9.85), fourth on floor with a career-high 9.9, and fourth in the all-around in a Cardinal win at Boise State (Feb. 13) … Turned in a 9.875 performance to finish third on beam against BYU on Feb. 21 … Continued a strong run on beam with a 9.875 score and second place finish in Stanford’s win at Oregon State (Feb. 25) … Enjoyed an outstanding meet against Penn State, finishing second in the all-around (39.35) while finishing third on vault (9.9), beam (9.9) and floor (9.825) … Her performance on vault against the Nittany Lions was a career-best … Had a great clutch performance in the NCAA Regionals, finishing third in the all-around (39.3), third on beam (9.9) and tenth on vault (9.85).
As a Sophomore in 1999:
Stanford’s top performer on the balance beam … Set a Stanford record with a 9.975 mark … Finished the year ranked 11th in the country on beam (RQS 9.8397) … Finished third at the NCAA Regionals on beam with a score of 9.850 … Took 10 individual titles, the second highest on the team, with six first place finishes on beam and three first place finishes on vault … Ranked 23rd in the country on bars … Posted a career-high 9.950 on bars against California … Named Stanford’s "Most Outstanding Gymnast" with teammate Jenny Wilson.
As a Freshman in 1998:
Competed on both bars and beam … Helped lead Stanford to the Pac-10 Championship … Finished fourth on beam at the Pac-10 Championships with a season-high 9.85 mark … Scored a season-high 9.8 on bars at the NCAA West Regionals.
One of the top gymnasts in Canada … Canadian National Team member and 1996 Olympian … Selected to the 1997 Canadian World Championship squad but did not compete due to an ankle injury … Won three consecutive national beam championships from 1995-97 … Won the all-around silver at both the 1996 and 1997 National Championships … National floor champion in 1994, 1995 and 1996 … Finished 17th on beam at the 1996 Individual World Championships in Puerto Rico … Captured three gold medals (all-around, floor and beam) at the 1995 National Championships … Received the 1995 International Award from the Canadian Gymnastics Federation … Placed sixth in the all-around and beam and fourth on floor at the 1995 Pan-American games in Argentina, helping the Canadian team to a fifth-place finish … Double silver medalist on floor and beam at the 1994 National Championships … Member of the Honor Roll all four years at St. Joseph Secondary School … Had the school’s Scholastic Athlete Award named in her honor.
Born August 6, 1979 … Daughter of Juliet and Esmeraldo Exaltacion … Hobbies include baking, shopping, watching movies and fishing.
Exaltacion Year-by-Year High Marks
Year Vault Bars Beam Floor A-A
1998 9.875 9.775 9.275 9.750 38.300
1999 9.875 9.900 9.875 9.950 39.500
2000 9.900 9.850 9.900 9.900 39.350
Getting to Know Jennifer Exaltacion
Favorite Movie: One True Thing
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Non-Gymnastics Activity: Sleeping, shopping, drawing, watching movies
Favorite Class at Stanford: ME 103
Favorite Event: Beam
Major: Product Design
Minor: Psychology as well as Architecture and Urban Design
The Best Thing About Stanford Is: The people you meet and the world of opportunities it brings.
Summarize Stanford Women’s Gymnastics in One Sentence: A talented and wacky group of girls…
One Word that Describes You: Eclectic