Huskers Tally Three Top-10 Finishers at NCAA Event Finals

By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations
By: Courtesy: NU Media Relations

The Nebraska women's gymnastics team completed its season Sunday afternoon at the individual event finals of the 2012 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships in Duluth, Ga. The Huskers captured three top-10 finishes on three separate events, including a pair of sixth-place finishes for Janelle Giblin on vault and Jessie DeZiel on floor. Emily Wong finished in 10th place on the beam.

DeZiel capped off an amazing true freshman season by posting a 9.90 in the last routine of the competition at the Gwinnett Center. The first-team All-American in the all-around and floor had one of the most decorated debut seasons in Nebraska history. The Rogers, Minn., native was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and won six all-around titles. DeZiel finished 11th overall in the all-around standings at the NCAA Championships.

Giblin had a near-perfect first vault which resulted in a 9.875 and scored a 9.65 in her second attempt, which was good enough for sixth place and an average of 9.7625. The first-team All-American had a brilliant season and was ranked inside the top five nationally for much of the 2012 season on vault and bars.

Wong scored a 9.825 on her beam routine and finished the in tenth place on the event to give the Huskers three top-10 finishers. The sophomore All-American was one of the top beam performers in the country and was the NCAA Salt Lake City Regional beam champion.

As a team, the Huskers finished the year with a 24-7 overall record after finishing in fifth place of the first semifinal on Friday, posting a 196.625. The Huskers will now conclude their season with their annual end of the year banquet on Saturday, April 28.

Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations


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