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

Honors & Awards
- 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 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: Spring 

2014 • Junior Season  
Amanda Lauer filled a number of roles for Nebraska in her junior season, contributing as a two-event specialist and a dependable leadoff on the most crucial event. Lauer established herself early in 2014 as a beam specialist and never gave up her spot in the lineup all year. She tallied 14 routines on beam and never recorded a fall in the leadoff position. 

At the 2014 NCAA Championships Lauer was the spark to the historical beam lineup by putting together a seamless performance claiming her career-high 9.85 score. Her efforts propelled the Huskers to the Super Six Finals the following night.

Lauer came on strong towards the end of the season moving into the bar lineup adding crucial routines. She picked up her career-high 9.85 score at the Big Ten Championships in March. Lauer is a standout in the classroom collecting Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors. 

2013 • Sophomore Season
Amanda Lauer has provided necessary depth to the Husker roster during the 2013 season. The sophomore saw exhibition competition several times on beam, posting a high score of 9.825 against Illinois. Lauer earned her first career Academic All-Big Ten award this spring at Nebraska.

2012 • Freshman Season
Lauer worked to increase her skill set and adjust to the competition level of collegiate gymnastics in her first year at Nebraska. She was recognized for her work in the classroom following the 2012 season, earning 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 Junior Olympic National Qualifier for two consecutive years (2009, 2010) and placed sixth on beam in 2010. Lauer was the 2010 Regional beam champion and placed second in the all-around. In addition, she was named the Nebraska beam champion at the state meet in 2010 and 2011, and the bars champion in 2011. Lauer placed fourth among Level 10 gymnasts at the 2011 Derby Classic, where she posted a 36.850 all-around score.

Personal
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, Jen, who is also on the team. Lauer was a 4.0 student at Sioux City East High School where she was also part of the National Honor Society. Lauer is majoring in nutrition science at Nebraska and was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013 and 2014. She was also an academic All-Big Ten selection in 2013 and 2014. She 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
    Bars: 9.85 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/22/14)
    Beam: 9.85 (at NCAA Semifinals, 4/18/14)

2014 Season Highs
    Bars: 9.85 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/22/14)
    Beam: 9.85 (at NCAA Semifinals, 4/18/14)

 

 

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