Dani

Millis

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Year: Junior
City/State: Frisco, Texas
High School: Texas Tech University High School
Club: Kurt Thomas Gymnastics
Club Coach: Kurt Thomas

Bio

2006-07 Season Outlook

Dani Millis made the decision to join the Nebraska diving team after battling to overcome multiple injuries as a gymnast at NU the past three years.

 

2005-06 (Nebraska Gymnastics)

Millis was unable to compete in 2005-06 due to multiple ankle injuries. However, Millis attained success in another way as she was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fifth and sixth consecutive semesters.

 

2004-05 (Sophomore) (Nebraska Gymnastics)

Millis struggled with injuries early in the 2005 season, limiting her to a reserve role in the Huskers’ team success. The Frisco, Texas, native competed on floor exercise for the first time in her career as a Husker at Iowa State on Feb. 11, scoring a 9.30. One of seven Huskers to perform a Yurchenko layout full on vault, she was a valuable reserve for Nebraska’s lineup on the event. Millis found continued success in the classroom, as she earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both semesters.

 

2003-04 (Freshman) (Nebraska Gymnastics)

Millis played a valuable reserve role for the Huskers in 2004, competing in the team's meet at Utah on Jan. 16. She made her mark by scoring a solid 9.65 on vault.

 

Previous

A Level 10 gymnast, Millis competed for former U.S. Olympian Kurt Thomas at the Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Center in Frisco, Texas. Millis was the 2002 Texas state vault champion, and was a part of three Level 10 state championship squads from 2000 to 2002. In 2000, she placed fourth on vault, fourth on beam, second on floor and fifth in the all-around at the Region III Championships. The performance qualified her for the 2000 Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships, where she finished 13th on vault and 12th on floor. At the 2001 regional competition, Millis added a fourth-place finish on vault, as well as fifth on beam and eighth in the all-around. Following an injury-plagued year in 2002, Millis came back to claim the all-around title at the 2003 Kurt Thomas/ASI Classic while also finishing fifth on floor and eighth in the all-around at the regional championships. Millis chose Nebraska over Ohio State.

 

Personal

The daughter of Scott and Linda Millis, Dani was born on Sept. 17, 1985.  Dani has one sister, Brooke. A 2003 graduate of Texas Tech University High School, Dani was a solid achiever in the classroom and was a member of the honor roll for four years with a 3.9 GPA in her core classes.  She was also named a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students.  Dani is a marketing major at UNL.

 

Millis’ Career/Season Highs at Nebraska

Career Highs

   Vault: 9.65 (at Utah, 1/16/04)

   Floor: 9.30 (at Iowa State, 2/11/05)

2005 Season Highs

   Floor: 9.30 (at Iowa State, 2/11/05)

2004 Season Highs

   Vault: 9.65 (at Utah, 1/16/04)

 

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