Meet Nicole Pechanec; the longtime girlfriend of NFL player Andrew Luck, the talented quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. Prior to the NFL Luck played college football at Standford, where he also met a stunning gymnast who remains until this day his better half.
Ms. Pechanec, a Czech former national champion gymnast was born on August 17, 1989; she is the daughter of Tomas and Yvette Pechanec and has a sister named Monica.
Yvette, her mum was a member of the Czech national gymnastics team, and her father sailed competitively for a number of countries. Pechanec was a member of the Czech World Champion teams in 2006 and 2007 while finishing 2nd on her team overall in the 2010 World Championships.
Born in Newark and later raised in New Jersey Nicole showed passion for the sport and was home-schooled so she could have more time for training. She trained at her mom’s club until age 12.
Pechanec holds Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Architectural Design from Stanford (2012); subsequently in 2017, obtained her M.B.A from Indiana Universit- Kelley School of Business.
The Pam Strathairn Best Competitive Attitude winner has had an impressive academic sheet so far; in 2012, was a junior designer at Staprans Designer; the following year was an intern at NASA; in 2016, joined NBC Olympics as an Associate Producer/ Statistician Gymnastics. She is nowadays an associate producer at ESPN.
You can find her on Facebook here. Don’t miss her amazing routine on the uneven bars below!
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