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Senior Emily Wong picks-up her third Big Ten Gymnast of The Week Award this season
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
          Release: 03/03/2014
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Wong Earns Third Big Ten Weekly Honor

Senior Emily Wong continues her impressive senior season as she collects her third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award this year and fifth overall, as announced by the conference on Monday. Wong was honored after her performance in the Huskers’ victory over No. 14 Oregon State and Arizona State on Saturday, March 1.

Wong swept all four events en-route to her seventh consecutive all-around crown of the season by notching scores of 9.90 or higher on all four events and scoring a new season-high 39.650 in the all-around. On vault, Wong tabbed a 9.925 which matches her season-high mark, while hitting a 9.90 on bars. The senior finished first on beam (9.925) with a career-high score and claimed her eighth floor title of the season (9.90).

In the national rankings, Wong holds steady at No. 4 in the all-around with an RQS (Regional Qualifying Score) of 39.535. She is ranked in the top-25 individually on every event including: 22nd on vault (9.890), seventh on bars (9.90), 13th on beam (9.87) and ninth on floor (9.925).

Wong and the Huskers will wrap up their home regular season this Saturday, March 8 facing No. 14 Arkansas on Senior Night at 6 p.m. inside the Bob Devaney Center. The meet will honor Wong and fellow senior Jamie Schleppenbach as they compete in their final competition at home for NU. Fans can purchase tickets online at Huskers.com or by calling the Nebraska Ticket Office at 1-800-8BIGRED.     

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