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Jennifer Lauer
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
High School: Sioux City East High School
Club: Premier (Omaha, Neb.)

Honors & Awards
- 2014 Big Ten Even Specialist of the Week: Feb. 10
- 2014 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
- 2014 Academic All-Big Ten 
- 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team
- 2014 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll: Spring
- 2013 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
- 2013 Big Ten Beam Co-Champion
- 2013 First-Team All-Big Ten
- 2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
- 2013 Academic All-Big Ten
- 2013 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll: Spring, Fall
- 2012 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
- 2012 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll: Fall 

2014 • Junior Season
Jennifer Lauer kicked off her junior campaign in stellar form before falling to injury after only five meets. Prior to her injury Lauer knocked down five beam titles in five showings on the event, highlighted by her performance at Penn State where she earned Big Ten event specialist of the Week honors after taking her fifth beam crown with a score of 9.925.

She earned career-high marks of 9.90 on bars against Minnesota and 9.825 twice on floor during her short season. Lauer was ranked in the nation’s top 15 on beam for first straight weeks of the 2014 season. She took home her second Academic All-Big Ten honor for her work in the classroom.

2013 • Sophomore Season
Jennifer Lauer secured her spot as one of Nebraska’s top beam workers in her second year at Nebraska. Lauer opened the 2013 season with a splash on the road at Michigan, posting the nation’s top beam score with a 9.95. She would go on to earn nine scores of 9.85 or higher throughout the season while capturing a team-best five titles on the event.

Lauer appeared in the national rankings on beam several times throughout the season and ended the year at 22nd nationally, boasting a regional qualifying score (RQS) of 9.880.

Lauer put in another stellar performance on beam at the Big Ten Championships, earning a share of the conference title with her 9.90 performance. Already a first-team All-Big Ten selection, she also took home All-Big Ten Championship Team honors for her efforts at the meet. The following week, Lauer took home her first career academic All-Big Ten award for her work in the classroom.

2012 • Freshman Season
Lauer provided Nebraska with solid depth on three events throughout her freshman campaign, seeing action on vault, beam and floor. Lauer's consistency enabled her to be called up to compete for the Huskers at the NCAA Salt Lake City Regional on vault (9.850), beam (9.800) and floor (9.725). She also competed in her first NCAA Semifinal for the Big Red on March 20, finishing with a score of 9.825.

Lauer also had a strong first season with the Huskers in the classroom, earning individual NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors.  

Before Nebraska
Lauer competed for coaches Mike Durante and Stephanie Kelly at Premiere Gymnastics in Omaha, Neb. Lauer was a four-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier and finished 29th at the 2011 JO meet. In the 2011 Region IV meet, Lauer finished fourth (37.175) in the all-around and posted the best vault (9.6) and bars (9.4) scores. Lauer was the 2010 Nebraska bars, floor and all-around state champion. At the 2010 JO National Championships, Lauer placed fifth on bars and took 21st on beam. At 2010 Regionals she took fourth in the all-around. In 2009, she won the all-around and bars titles at the Regional Championships.

Personal
Jennifer Lauer was born on March 30, 1993, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Lauer is the daughter of Dan and Kim Lauer, and has a twin sister, Amanda, who is also on the team. Lauer is majoring in nutrition science and claimed academic All-Big Ten honors, while also being named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in both 2013 and 2014. She also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13.

Lauer's Career Highs at Nebraska
Career Highs
  Vault: 9.850 (2 times, last at NCAA Salt Lake Regional, 4/7/12)
  Bars: 9.90 (2 times, last vs. Minnesota, 2/1/14)
  Beam: 9.95 (vs. Michigan, 1/12/13)
  Floor: 9.90 (vs. Iowa, 3/4/13)
  All-Around: 39.200 (2 times, last vs. Michigan State, 1/19/13)

2014 Season Highs
  Bars: 9.90 (vs. Minnesota, 2/1/14)
  Beam: 9.925 (2 times, last at Penn State, 2/8/14)

  Floor: 9.825 (2 times, last at Penn State, 2/8/14)

2013 Season Highs
  Vault: 9.825 (at Ohio State, 1/25/13)
  Bars: 9.90 (vs. Michigan State, 1/19/13)
  Beam: 9.95 (at Michigan, 1/12/13)
  Floor: 9.90 (vs. Iowa, 3/4/13)
  All-Around: 39.200 (2 times, last vs. Michigan State 1/19/13)

2012 Season Highs
  Vault: 9.850 (2 times, last at NCAA Salt Lake Regional, 4/7/12)
  Beam: 9.875 (at Arkansas, 2/24/12)
  Floor: 9.825 (vs. Iowa State, 3/16/12)

 

 

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