NU Gymnastics Wins on Senior Day

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No. 12 Nebraska sent its seniors out in style with a 196.150-195.70 win over Iowa State Sunday at the Devaney Center. In front of 1,934 fans, Nebraska honored seniors Brittney Williams and Tricia Woo, and swept the top honors on all four events. NU also posted a season-high team score of on floor (49.40).

“We started fast and finished strong, but we need to work on the middle part,” Head Coach Dan Kendig said. “They pushed us and they weren’t going away. I feel like we just need to keep doing what we’re doing.”

Senior Tricia Woo posted a career-high-tying mark on beam (9.95) and added a 9.90 on floor to close out her home Husker career.

“Tricia anchored our beam lineup again,” Kendig said. “Her performances were huge for us.”

Nebraska opened the meet on vault, where Lora Evenstad hit a season-high-tying 9.875 for first in the event. Erin Davis and Kassandra Nathe tied for second as each posted a 9.85. Woo and Kristin Fyffe both received a 9.75, and Kylie Stone a 9.825. Nebraska posted an event score of 49.15, to lead Iowa State’s 49.00.

The Huskers continued on to bars, as Kathryn Howard and Kylie Stone tied for first, both hitting a 9.85, tallying a career-high for Howard. Nathe added a 9.825, to tie her season-high and take third, while Evenstad posted a 9.80. Brittney Williams hit a mark of 9.75 for her senior day debut. Ending the second rotation, Nebraska finished with an event score of 49.075, giving them a total of 98.225, ahead of the Cyclone’s 97.775.

NU moved on to the third rotation on beam, as Woo headlined the event with a career-high-tying 9.95 for first. Howard hit a 9.725 and Habbib and Fyffe both added a pair of 9.775’s each. NU was forced to count a fall with Nathe’s 9.30, and ended with an event score of 48.525. The Huskers moved into the final rotation behind ISU 146.75-146.85.

Nebraska capped the evening on floor, where Evenstad hit a season-high of 9.925 to take the event title, and Habbib tied her career-high with a 9.85. Nathe tied her season-high mark of 9.825, and Stone and Woo both recorded a 9.90 as they tied for second. Nebraska posted a season-high event score of 49.40, coming back to capture the win over Iowa State, 196.15-195.70.

“We have a huge roadtrip coming up and we need to score big to positions ourselves for regionals,” Kendig said.

Following today’s dual, the Huskers conclude the regular season with a pair of road meets at Arizona State and UCLA. Nebraska travels to face the Sun Devils on March 13 in Tempe, Ariz., before taking on the Bruins on March 15 in Los Angeles.