Huskers Earn Five Top-10 Finishes at NCAA Championships

The Huskers saw four individuals at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Event Finals at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex on Sunday afternoon bringing the 2014 Nebraska women’s gymnastics season to a close. The seniors highlighted the day; Jamie Schleppenbach tied for third-place on beam while Emily Wong finished eighth on floor and sixth in the all-around.

Emily Wong competed on two events for the Huskers on Sunday. In the floor finals she put together a seamless routine to notch a 9.90 score and take eighth-place overall. Wong is now a two-time first-team All-American on floor and has finished in the top 10 in the nation on the event for the past two years.

Fellow senior Schleppenbach after struggling a little through the regular season on beam came out ready to perform at the championships delivering a beautiful performance. Schleppenbach took third place with a score of 9.8875. She ended her career as a two time All-American on vault and beam.

Junior Jessie DeZiel came in eighth on beam soaring to a 9.8625 on the event with her stellar routine. DeZiel is now a two-time All-American on beam after capturing second-team honors last season.

Sophomore Hollie Blanske competed in her first NCAA event final championships with grace. On beam, the Oak Grove, Minn. Native, recorded a 9.85 mark to finish her career 10th in the nation on beam. Blanske picked up first-team All-America honors on the event.

The all-around awards were also handed out at the end of the meet. The Huskers had two gymnasts finish in the top-10 for the all-around competition. Wong tied for sixth-place with a score of 39.525, while DeZiel took home another eighth-place finish recording a score of 39.500. Both individuals earned second-team All-America status for their honors.

Sixth-ranked Nebraska finished the year with a 28-11 record and four Huskers – Hollie Blanske, Jessie DeZiel, Jamie Schleppenbach and Emily Wong – combined for a total of seven All-America awards. Senior Wong finished her historic season undefeated in the all-around during the regular season, posted a perfect 10.00 on floor at the Big Ten Championships, was the Regional All-Around Champion and was the 2014 AAI Award winner


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