Honors and Awards
2007 Jim Hartung Award Recipient
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall: 2006)
MPSF Academic All-Conference (2007)
MPSF Championships (PH-3rd; AA-4th) (2006)
NCAA Event Finals (AA-12th) (2006)
MPSF Gymnast of the Week (2005: 2/14; 2/21) (2007: 2/27)
MPSF Championships Event Finals (PH-8th; V-6th) (2005)
2007: After being named co-captain of the 2007 team, Wassung lived up to his billing, rising as high as third nationally in the all-around rankings. The senior finished first or second in the all-around in each of Nebraska’s regular-season competitions and was responsible for 24 percent of NU’s point production, counting all but three routines toward the Husker team score.
Wassung started the season by finishing second in the all-around (48.05) and third on the parallel bars (8.15) at the Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 13. He went on to earn the third all-around title of his career against Oklahoma and Air Force with a score of 50.35 the next weekend, while also tying for third on the parallel bars (8.85). In Nebraska's home-opener on Feb. 2, Wassung thrilled the hometown crowd by setting career-high marks on parallel bars (9.40) en route to his first event title of the season on the parallel bars, and a pair of second-place finishes on the high bar and all-around (51.90)
Taking a break from team competition, Wassung enjoyed his first career trip to the Winter Cup, where he finished 10th in Session I, NU's best finish of the meet. Upon returning to collegiate season, Wassung got right back into form, earning the fourth all-around title of his career against Iowa on Feb. 24. He also earned the high bar crown in that meet, as well as setting a season-high mark on the still rings (9.20).
Nebraska returned to Lincoln on March 4 to take on Stanford, where Wassung tallied a season best on the pommel horse (8.80). He followed that up with a season-high mark of 52.95 in the all-around against Minnesota on March 11, while also tallying season bests on the floor (9.20) and the high bar (9.40). Wassung earned the fifth all-around title of his career (52.40) during Senior Night as the Huskers topped Air Force on March 17.
During postseason action, Wassung captured second-place on the vault with a season-high score of 9.10 at the 2007 MPSF Championships. He went on to qualify for the 2007 NCAA All-Around Finals, where he finished ninth (51.75), just one-tenth of a point away from an eighth-place finish and All-America honors.
Academically, Wassung was named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and also represented NU men's gymnastics at the annual Nebraska HERO Recognition Breakfast for demonstrating outstanding leadership and citizenship.
2006: Wassung led
2005: After getting back to health following an injury in 2004, Wassung became invaluable to the
2004: The only
Personal: Jason is the son of Doug Wassung and Kate Croissant and has one sister, Johna, 26, and a brother, Adam, 18. Jason is a construction management major at
Wassung’s Career High Scores
All-Around 54.575 vs. Floor Exercise 9.20 at Pommel Horse 9.475 at Still Rings 9.30 vs. Vault 9.60 at Parallel Bars 9.40 vs. Oklahoma, 2007 High Bar 9.40 vs. Minnesota, 2007
vs. Oklahoma, 2007
vs. Minnesota, 2007