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Nine Gymnasts Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln - Nine Nebraska women's gymnasts earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, announced by the conference on Wednesday.

The list of honorees is headlined by senior Danielle Breen, a 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-American and now three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Breen is joined by fellow seniors Abbie Epperson, a two-time selection, and Grace Williams, a three-time honoree. 

Juniors Sienna Crouse, Kelli Chung and Megan Schweihofer each earned Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in their Husker careers. Redshirt sophmore Catelyn Orel was named to the academic team, alongside sophomores Sierra Hassel and Taylor Houchin for their first career selections. 

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be on a varsity team, as verified by being on the official squad lists as of March 1 for winter sports, who have been enrolled full time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. 

In all, 66 Husker student-athletes across six sports (men's and women's basketball, men's and women's gymnastics, women's swimming and diving and wrestling) earned selection to the Winter Academic All-Big Ten teams. 

Nebraska Women's Gymnastics Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Danielle Breen*** (Senior -- Ames, Iowa; Accounting)
Abbie Epperson** (Senior -- Allen, Texas; Criminology & Criminal Justice)
Grace Williams*** (Senior -- Linden, Mich.; Elementary & Special Education, K-6)
Sienna Crouse** (Junior -- Fargo, N.D.; Management)
Kelli Chung** (Junior -- Torrance, Calif.; Biological Sciences)
Megan Schweihofer** (Junior -- China, Mich.; Accounting)
Catelyn Orel* (Junior -- Blue Springs, Mo.; Management)
Sierra Hassel* (Sophomore -- Johnston, Iowa; Accounting)
Taylor Houchin* (Sophomore -- Republic, Mo.; Child, Youth & Family Studies)

* indicates number of years named to Academic All-Big Ten team
Years reflect academic eligibility


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