Nebraska Cornhuskers women's gymnastics

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Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.svg
Founded 1975
University University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Conference Big Ten
Location Lincoln, Nebraska
Head coach Dan Kendig (25th year)
Home arena Bob Devaney Sports Center (Capacity: 7.907)
Nickname Cornhuskers
Colors Scarlet and Cream[1]
         
Super Six Appearances
1989, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2014
NCAA Regional Champions
1982, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Conference Champions
Big Eight
1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995

Big 12
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007

Big 10
2011, 2012, 2013

The Nebraska Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Women’s Gymnastics. The team was first established in 1975.

History[edit]

The team was first established in 1975 without a coach. After the first season, the school hired Karen Balke to lead a team of all freshman and sophomores for one year. Judy Schalk took over as head coach in 1977 until 1983, leading the Huskers to five conference titles and to one AIWA bid. In 1983, Rick Walton was hired to serve as head coach and led the Huskers to their first NCAA individual event title when Michele Bryant came in first place on the vault. He captured four straight Big 8 Championship titles and led the Huskers to the NCAA Championships four times in a row.

After the 1993 season, Rick Walton left the program and Dan Kendig was brought in. In his first year, he became the Big 12 Coach of the Year after leading the Huskers to a Big 8 Championship. In 1997 the Huskers reached the Super Six Finals for the first time by beating No. 1 ranked Utah for the final spot. Kendig was named national coach of the year in 1999 after earning 6 conference championships in a row. The Huskers have claimed more Big 12 gymnastics titles than any other team in the conference.[2]

Roster[edit]

2015-16 Roster[3][4]
Name Height Year Hometown Club
Hollie Blanske 5-2 SR Oak Grove, MN Twin City Twisters
Danielle Breen 5-4 SO Ames, IA Triad Gymnastics
Kelli Chung 5-1 FR Torrance, CA Gym-Max
Sienna Crouse FR Fargo, ND American Gold
Megan Kuo 5-3 FR Arcadia, CA Gym-Max
Jennie Laeng 5-7 JR West Middlesex, PA Olympic Dreams Gymnastics
Ashley Lambert 5-0 JR Newport News, VA World Class Gymnastics
Madison McConkey 5-4 SR Lincoln, NE Nebraska School of Gymnastics
Catelyn Orel 5-3 FR Blue Springs, MO GAGE
Megan Schweihofer 5-0 FR China, MI Hunts Gymnastics
Kami Shows 5-5 FR Winchester, CA SCEGA
Grace Williams 5-1 SO Linden, MI Twistars USA
  • Head Coach: Dan Kendig
  • Assistant Coach: Heather Brink
  • Assistant Coach: Dan Miller
  • Volunteer Coach: Russell Warfield

NCAA Individual Champions[edit]

  • 1990 Michele Bryant: Vault
  • 2000 Heather Brink: All around
  • 2000 Heather Brink: Vault
  • 2003 Richelle Simpson: All around
  • 2003 Richelle Simpson: Floor exercise

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Nebraska Athletics Brand Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Nebraska Women's Gymnastics History". Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Women's Gymnastics - Roster". Nebraska Athletics. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "2015-16 Commits". CollegeGymFans. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 

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