Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska women's gymnastics program had five gymnasts earn a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten team on Monday, March 28, when the conference released its winter honorees. In order to earn the honor, a student-athlete must be a letterwinner in at least their second year of competition and carry a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Senior Lora Evenstad, junior Janelle Giblin and sophomores Deanna Barmore, Jamie Schleppenbach and Emily Wong were all named to the team. A total of 48 Nebraska student-athletes were honored while 615 earned the honor from around the conference, including 50 women's gymnastics athletes.
Evenstad, who is dietetics/nutrition, exercise and health sciences major, is now a three-time academic all-conference honoree after being named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team in 2010 and 2011. Giblin brought home her second conference honor and is majoring in speech-language pathology at NU. Both Barmore and Wong earned their first conference honor after being named a NACGC Scholastic All-American in 2011, while Schleppenbach was named to the team as she goes for her degree in advertising and public relations.
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Academic All-Big Ten
Deanna Barmore, So., Nutrition, Exercise & Health Science (Omaha, Neb.)
Lora Evenstad, Sr., Dietetics/Nutrition, Exercise & Health Science (Grand Forks, N.D.)
Janelle Giblin, Jr., Nutrition Science (San Ramon, Calif.)
Jamie Schleppenbach, Jr., Advertising & Public Relations (Lincoln, Neb.)
Emily Wong, So., Nutrition Science (Grand Forks, N.D.)
Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications