Honors & Awards
- 2015 NCAA Event Semifinals Competitor (High Bar)
- 2015 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Vault, High Bar)
- Big Ten Medalist (High Bar-2013)
- NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (2013)
- Two Individual Event Titles (Floor-2, High Bar-1)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014; Fall 2014)
- Floor Exercise - 15.60 (NU Record) (at Illinois, March 16, 2013)
- Still Rings - 14.60 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 11, 2014)
- Vault - 14.75 (vs. Iowa/Penn State/Minnesota, Mar. 15, 2013)
- Parallel Bars - 14.70 (at Big Ten Championships, March 28, 2014)
- High Bar - 15.075 (at Big Ten Championships, April 6, 2013)
Louis Klein proved his consistency in his senior season with the Huskers, holding a valuable spot in NU’s high bar lineups throughout the year. He also played an important role for NU on vault, performing steady routines in 2015.
Klein, the anchor of the Huskers’ high bar lineup, appeared in all seven regular season meets and scored above a 14.0 four different times. He captured his sole high bar title of the season against Minnesota and UIC on Feb. 7, tallying a score of 14.95. On vault, Klein’s season high came on Senior Night against Iowa, Penn State and Minnesota, where he notched a 14.75.
Klein continued to see success in the postseason on high bar, earning a berth to the event semifinals at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Norman, Okla. The Utica, Mich., native delivered a season high 15.00 on the first night of competition to secure his spot in the semifinals April 10. In the semifinal competition, Klein swung to a 14.80 and was just shy of earning a spot in the event finals the following day.
Academically, Klein helped lead the Huskers by claiming a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the fall of 2014.
In his junior season, Klein continued to show improvement and depth for the Huskers throughout the year. He consistently made contributions in the high bar and parallel bars lineups over the course of the season and made two appearances on the rings.
Klein was a consistent force for NU on high bar, tallying a score of 13.80 or better in five total meets. He continued to maintain his spot in the parallel bars lineup as well, contributing scores in five meets including the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championships.
The Utica, Mich., native achieved two personal-best scores during his junior season on both the rings and the parallel bars. He earned a career-best score of 14.60 on rings at the Rocky Mountain Open against Air Force, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Washington on Jan. 11, 2014. On parallel bars, he notched a career-high score of 14.70 in front of the home crowd at the Big Ten Championships on March 28, tying for 12th place overall.
Klein also set the pace for the Huskers in the classroom during his fourth academic year, earning his first spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the spring 2014 semester.
Klein’s debut season in collegiate gymnastics took the competition by surprise. Described as the Huskers’ “secret weapon” coming into 2013, the sophomore made big impacts on five events throughout the season.
Maintaining fairly consistent scores throughout the season, Klein finished off his debut regular season with a record-breaking performance on floor. He earned a 15.60, breaking the school record set by teammate Grant Perdue in 2012.
Klein’s success continued in the postseason, as one of three Huskers to make the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships.
Klein earned a silver medal on high bar and earn second-team All-Big Ten honors.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Klein did not compete in his second year with the Huskers. The redshirt freshman spent his time training and improving his skills for the 2013 season.
2011 (Medical Redshirt)
Klein redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2011, after suffering a knee injury during fall practice before the season began.
Klein transferred to Nebraska from Oakland Community College in Waterford, Mich. Prior to spending a year at the junior college level, Klein attended Rochester High School in Rochester, Mich. He was coached by Shawn Clement.
The son of Cristina Furicchia, Louis Klein was born Nov 2, 1991. He has an older sister, Cristal. Louis is a psychology major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the spring and fall of 2014.