Assistant coach Heather Brink will enter her third season with the Nebraska women's gymnastics program in 2014. An 11-time All-American at NU, Brink is the Huskers' beam coach and assists with floor choreography and numerous responsibilities including recruiting, travel accommodations and academics.
Brink has contributed to Nebraska's continued success in the 2013 season as the Huskers claimed 13 beam titles including the Big Ten Championship beam title with Emily Wong and Jennifer Lauer, posting a 9.90. Wong went on to claim second-team All-America accolades on the event.
In her first season as an assistant with the Huskers, Brink helped coach Emily Wong to first-team All-America honors on beam. Brink's assistance with NU's floor routines also guided Jessie DeZiel to first-team All-America honors and Wong to second-team honors on the event.
Brink, who competed for the Huskers from 1997 to 2000, permanently etched her name in the Nebraska record books by winning two national titles at the 2000 NCAA Championships in Boise, Idaho. Brink became the first Husker female to win an all-around national title and the second to win a vault national title in leading the Huskers to the Super Six Finals and a fourth-place national finish. Brink was selected as the Honda Award winner in 2000, representing the nation's top female collegiate gymnast. She holds numerous Nebraska individual records, including seventh on the all-time all-around scores list. Brink became the first Husker gymnast to score a 10.0, eventually recording three perfect scores during her senior season. She closed her collegiate career as one of the most decorated gymnasts in school history, earning two NCAA titles, 11 All-America awards, six regional titles and eight conference crowns.
Prior to joining the Nebraska staff, Brink worked for Ameritas in Lincoln as a pension administration specialist. Brink is a 2001 graduate of Nebraska with a bachelor of science degree in business adminstration and human resource management. Heather and her husband, Jon, have a two sons, Jaxon (6) and Hunter (1).
- Assistant Coach, Nebraska (2011-present)
- Nebraska Student Coach (2001)
- Coach, Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics (2001-2006)
- Coach, Nebraska School of Gymnastics (2006-present)
- University of Nebraska (1997-2000)