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Senior Emily Wong captures her second consecutive Big Ten Gymnast of The Week Award
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 03/10/2014
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Wong Captures Fourth Big Ten Honor

For the third straight week, a member of the No. 9 Nebraska women’s gymnastics team took home a Big Ten Weekly honor, as announced by the conference on Monday. Senior Emily Wong claimed her second consecutive Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after her performance against Arkansas this past Saturday. This marks Wong’s fourth award this season and sixth overall.

Wong notched a career-high 9.95 on bars to earn the event title en-route to her eighth consecutive all-around title posting a 39.625 to tie with Arkansas’ Katherine Grable. She added a second-place finish on both beam (9.90) and floor (9.90) as well as a fifth-place finish on vault (9.875).

In the national rankings she still holds steady as the No. 4 all-around gymnast in the country with a RQS score of 39.565. Wong also pulls down individual rankings on every event including, 23rd on vault (9.895), eighth on bars (9.91), 15th on beam (9.885) and 10th on floor (9.925).

Wong and the Huskers will hit the road this weekend for its last regular-season meet of the year, traveling to East Lansing, Mich., for a Big Ten quad meet against Michigan State, Ohio State and Illinois on Saturday, March 15. The quad meet will start at 12:30 p.m. CT and will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network approximately two hours after the competition ends. 

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