Emily Wong earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Wong Claims Academic All-America Award

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - Nebraska women's gymnast Emily Wong captured second-team Capital One Academic All-America honors, when the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its women's at-large teams Thursday, June 6.

Wong, an eight-time All-American in competition for Coach Dan Kendig's squad, earned her first CoSIDA Academic All-America honor as a junior in 2013. The native of Grand Forks, N.D., posted a stellar 3.92 GPA as a nutrition science major. She became the first Husker women's gymnast to claim CoSIDA Academic All-America honors since Richelle Simpson in 2005.

Wong finished third in both the all-around and on floor exercise at the 2013 NCAA Championships to lead the Huskers. She was also the 2013 Big Ten All-Around champion, while capturing individual conference titles on bars, floor and beam. The two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection in competition is a also a two-time academic All-Big Ten award winner.

Wong captured the 13th CoSIDA All-America award in program history for the Husker women's gymnastics team, while pushing Nebraska's nation-leading total across all sports to 304.

Nebraska's 2012-13 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (5)

  • Rex Burkhead (Football), Sr. - First Team
  • Josh Ihnen (Wrestling), Sr./Gr. - First Team
  • Gina Mancuso (Volleyball), Sr. - First Team
  • Sean Fisher (Football), Sr. - Second Team
  • Emily Wong (Women's Gymnastics), Jr. - Second Team


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