One-day tryout for 2013-14 squad to be held on campus
Jessica Graning graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000 with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science. While at Chapel Hill, she was a three-year member of the UNC Dance Team, competing at the UDA College Nationals and placing 4th in 1999.
Graning then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and graduated with a DPT from Duke University in 2003. Upon graduation, she moved to Sylva, NC and worked for eight years as a pediatric physical therapist at Mission Children's Hospital in Asheville, NC.
In February of 2011, Jessica made her way to Western Carolina University where she is the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She has been serving as the head coach for the WCU Dance Team since April of 2011.
Graning is married to Ben Graning and has two sons.