The Huskers will welcome two recruits in 2014.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Sign Two Multi-Talented Recruits

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln, Neb. - Head Coach Dan Kendig and the Nebraska women's gymnastics team announced the addition of a pair of multi-talented recruits for the 2013-14 season. Ashley Lambert and Jennie Laeng will join NU next year, rounding out the Husker roster and giving the Huskers increased depth and different skill sets to utilize in their lineups.

"We are very excited about the signing of both Ashley and Jennie," Kendig said. "They will both bring a vast amount of experience and skill to our team next year. They complement each other extremely well: Ashley is powerful and her best events are floor and vault, while Jennie will be a force on bars and beam."

Virginia native Lambert is a level ten gymnast that has trained at World Class Gymnastics under coaches Tami Harrison and Troy Miller. Lambert is a four-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier. In 2012, she notched a fifth-place finish in all-around competition and a second-place finish on floor at Regionals. Lambert also picked up a third-place finish in all-around at the Regional level in 2011 that included first-place finishes on vault and floor. She is the daughter of Tonia Lambert and attends Menehville High School.

Video: 2012 Excalibur Cup (Floor)
2009 U.S. Nationals (Vault)

Why she chose Nebraska:
"I really loved the campus and the girls. They made me feel like I'm part of a family, and I like a family-oriented team. I also love the coaches--they're awesome."

A level ten gymnast from Ohio, Laeng trains at Olympic Dreams Gymnastics and has qualified for both Junior Olympic Nationals and the Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament. In 2011, Laeng finished first in all-around and beam competition at the Junior Olympic National Invitational. She added a fifth-place finish on bars and seventh on beam at the 2012 Junior Olympic National Championship. Laeng attends Kennedy Catholic High School and is the daughter of Jack and Joni Laeng.

Video: Jennie Laeng Hightlights

Why she chose Nebraska:
"I love the team, the coaches and the education that Nebraska offers. Just everything--I loved everything about it."


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