Honors & Awards
- First-Team All-American (2011: V; 2012: V)
- Second-Team All-American (2010: UB; 2011: AA; 2012: UB)
- NACGC/W Second-Team All-American (2013: UB)
- First-Team All-Big Ten (2012, 2013)
- Big Ten Vault Co-Champion (2013)
- Three-Time Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week
- All-Big Ten Championship Team (2012: UB; 2013: V)
- Posted Nebraska's Second 10.0 on Bars (vs. Iowa, 3/4/13)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2012; 2013)
- All Big 12 (Bars, 2011)
- All-Big 12 Championship Team (Vault, 2011)
- First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2011)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2013, 2014)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll (2009, 2010)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2010, 2011)
- NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2011, 2013)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
2013 • Senior Season
Janelle Giblin served as an important anchor for the Huskers in her senior season, taking the floor as a three-event specialist and one of NU’s top performers on bars. Giblin captured seven total event titles in 2013, including four on bars, two on vault and one on beam.
A 2013 first-team All-Big Ten selection, Giblin secured her spot as one of the program’s finest competitors to date, particularly on bars and vault. In her final season at Nebraska, she earned Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week three times for her performances on bars (Feb. 4, Feb. 11, March 11). She also captured NACGC/W second-team All-America honors on vault for her regular season performances.
At Nebraska’s Senior Night meet against Iowa on March 4, Giblin posted a perfect 10.0 on bars to become the first Husker to earn a 10.0 on any event since 2011. Her 10.0 was only the second on bars in program history, following Bree Dority O’Callaghan’s 10.0 at the 2001 Big 12 Championships.
Giblin’s knack for hitting big routines in clutch situations was key for NU in her final season. Performing in the leadoff spot for Nebraska on vault at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, Giblin hit a 9.95 to tie for top honors on the event. Her efforts paved the way for the Huskers to earn a program-record 49.725 on the event and capture a conference crown for the third straight season. Giblin also earned All-Big Ten Championship team awards on the event for her performance.
2012 • Junior Season
Giblin was one of Nebraska's top competitors in 2012, earning first-team All-America honors on vault and second-team accolades on bars. Giblin was ranked in the top five nationally for much of the season on both apparatuses and finished in sixth place at the NCAA Individual Event Finals on vault, averaging a 9.7625 between two vaults.
Giblin collected a total of 15 individual event titles during her junior season, second only to teammate Jessie DeZiel's 23. She earned nine titles on bars while adding five on vault and one in all-around competition. Particularly noteworthy was Giblin's performance against Iowa State during the regular season, in which the junior tied or set new career highs on vault (9.950), bars (9.950) and floor (9.875) en route to an all-around title with a new career-best score of 39.525.
Giblin was a force in the Big Ten throughout the season as well, earning first-team All-Big Ten honors prior to the conference championship. Giblin was awarded a spot on the All-Big Ten Championship team on vault and picked up Academic All-Big Ten honors as well.
2011 • Sophomore Season
Janelle Giblin came on as a strong and consistent performer for Nebraska in her sophomore season, excelling as an all-arounder and three-event specialist. A three-time All-American for NU, Giblin captured first-team All-America honors on vault (9.90, third) and second-team accolades in the all-around (39.25, seventh) at the 2011 NCAA Championships while helping the Huskers to a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA Super Six. Giblin also tied for fifth on vault (9.80) at the event finals.
Giblin debuted as an all-arounder for Nebraska against Iowa State, totaling a score of 39.025. It marked the first all-around performance of her career and made her the first all-arounder to compete for the Huskers in 2011. She tallied career highs of 9.90 on vault, 9.875 on bars, 9.85 on beam, 9.85 on floor and 39.275 in the all-around as a sophomore.
She earned five event titles on the season, including two on bars, one on beam and two in the all-around. She was named an All-Big 12 performer on bars and earned All-Big 12 Championship Team recognition on vault after posting a score of 9.85 to tie for fourth.
Giblin was also a standout in the classroom, claiming first-team academic All-Big 12 honors for the first time in her career. She added spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters.
2010 • Freshman Season
Giblin came on strong for the Huskers in postseason competition, earning second-team All-America honors on bars with a score of 9.85 at the 2010 NCAA Championships. She also hit a 9.725 on the event at the NCAA Lexington Regional.
In the classroom, Giblin earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.
Giblin competed for coaches Justin Howell and Liz Crandall at Airborne Gymnastics in Santa Clara, Calif. A Level 10 gymnast, she was the 2008 Level 10 state bars, beam, floor and all-around champion. She also took the 2008 regional Level 10 bars, beam, floor and all-around crowns. Giblin was a Level 10 National Qualifier in 2008, and the 2007 state vault champion. She also earned the 2007 regional bars crown. Giblin was also a national qualifier in 2007 and 2006.
A 2009 graduate of California High School, she carried a 4.0 all four years of high school. Giblin chose Nebraska over Oregon State, Washington, Stanford, UC Berkeley and Denver.
Janelle Giblin was born Sept. 20, 1991 in San Francisco, Calif. She is the daughter of Jim and Jane Giblin and has two sisters, Jennifer and Jillian. A nutrition science major at Nebraska, Giblin was an academic All-Big Ten choice in 2012 and 2013, after earning first-team academic All-Big 12 honors in 2011. She claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2012-13, and was a four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Giblin's Career Highs at Nebraska
Vault: 9.950 (4 times, last at Big Ten Championships, 3/23/13)
Bars: 10.0 (vs. Iowa, 3/4/13)
Beam: 9.875 (vs. Iowa, 3/4/13)
Floor: 9.875 (vs. Iowa State, 3/16/12)
All-Around: 39.525 (vs. Iowa State, 3/16/12)
2013 Season Highs
Vault: 9.95 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/23/13)
Bars: 10.0 (vs. Iowa, 3/4/13)
Beam: 9.875 (vs. Iowa, 3/4/13)
Floor: 9.725 (at Michigan, 1/12/13)
All-Around: 38.975 (vs. Michigan State, 1/19/13)
2011 Season Highs
Vault: 9.90 (at NCAA Semifinals, 4/15/11)
Bars: 9.875 (6 times, last at NCAA Super Six, 4/16/11)
Beam: 9.85 (vs. Arizona State, 3/6/11)
Floor: 9.85 (2 times, last vs. Iowa State, 3/13/11)
All-Around: 39.275 (vs. Arizona State, 3/6/11)
2010 Season Highs
Bars: 9.85 (at NCAA Championships, 4/22/10)