Heath

Anderson

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Height: 5'3"
Weight: 105
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
High School: Mountain View High School
Club: Xtreme Gymnastics
Club Coach: Jeff Kelley and Chris Sommers
Major: Marketing

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • 2018 NCAA  Team Finals Competitor (Still Rings)
  • 2018 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Still Rings)
  • Individual Title (Rings, 2/10/18)
  • 2017 NCAA Individual Event Finals Competitor (Still Rings)
  • 2017 NCAA Team Qualifier & Finals Competitor (Still Rings)
  • Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Most Improved (2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
  • 2014 Arizona State Boys Championships Participant

Career Bests

  • Still Rings - 14.45 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)

2019 (Season Outlook)

After an impressive 2018 season on still rings, Heath Anderson is expected to compete regularly for the Huskers in 2019 on the event. Anderson provided a spark for the Huskers on an event that typically produced lower scores and is looking to continue to help the team improve on that event as a senior.

2018 (Junior)
Anderson had an impressive season as a junior, competiting in every meet for the Huskers on still rings.  Anderson was one of the teams strongest competitors on the event. Anderson scored a season-best score on the event at the Rocky Mountain Open with a 14.40 and helped the team to the NCAA Championship Team Finals, where the Huskers finished fifth - their best finish since 1999.

2018 Season High

  • Still Rings - 14.40 (twice, most recently vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)

2017 (Sophomore)  
Anderson had a breakthrough season as a sophomore, competing in all but one meet for the Huskers on still rings, despite only competing once as a freshman. Anderson was a huge asset to the team as he became a consistent and strong competitor on an event that NU really struggled on last season. Anderson scored a season-best score on the event at the West Point Open with 14.45 and helped the team to the NCAA Championship Team Finals for the first time since 1999. Anderson was recognized by his coaches and his team for his offseason efforts by receiving the Most Improved Gymnast Award at the annual end-of-the-year banquet. 

Anderson made strides in the classroom as well, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the first time in his career in the fall of 2016. 

2017 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 14.45 (at West Point Open, Jan. 13, 2017)

*Scoring changes were made prior to the 2017 season. There are now four different element groups instead of five, meaning that a gymnast can only receive 2.0 instead of 2.5 in that category. This typically lowers scores by .5.

2016 (Freshman)
Anderson was one of three freshmen to join the Nebraska men's gymnastics team in 2016. He saw little action in the gym, only competing once on still rings for the Huskers against Oklahoma on Feb. 6. He posted a 13.00 against the Sooners.

Despite seeing little action as a freshman, he still made an impact outside of the gym. Anderson was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 for his outreach to the community.

2016 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 13.00 (at Oklahoma, Feb. 6, 2017)

Before Nebraska
Anderson trained with Xtreme Gymnastics under the direction of Coach Jeff Kelly and Coach Chris Sommers.

Anderson graduated from Mountain View High School in 2014, where he ran track and went undefeated in wrestling.

Personal
Heath is the son of Scot and Holly Anderson. He was born on March 9, 1996. Heath has one sister, Savannah, and three brothers, Peyton, Baylor and Laken.

A marketing major, Heath earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2016. He chose Nebraska over Oklahoma.

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