Honors & Awards
Feb. 1, Feb. 8, March 1, March 8, 2011)
2011 • Senior Season
Erin Davis capped an impressive Nebraska career as a two-time All-American, two-time regional vault champion and a three-time Big 12 champion, while helping the Huskers match the best team finish in school history at the 2011 NCAA Championships. The Round Rock, Texas, native earned first-team All-America honors on vault and floor in 2011, while helping the Huskers to a fourth-place team finish at the NCAA Super Six. She posted a 9.95 (first) on vault and 9.90 (third) on floor during semifinal action. She came in third at the NCAA Championship Event Finals on vault, averaging a score of 9.8188. The last time a Husker placed in the top-five at the NCAA Championships was in 2007. In addition, Davis was ranked No. 1 on vault for much of the 2011 season.
Davis earned 10 individual titles in 2011, including eight on vault and two on floor. She achieved her second career 10.0 with a perfect score on vault against Arizona State on March 6. It was the second perfect 10 of her career. She also tallied a career-high 9.90 on floor two times over the course of the season.
Davis claimed two event wins at the Big 12 Championships on March 19, finishing first on vault (9.925) and floor (9.90). She earned All-Big 12 honors on vault and All-Big 12 Championship accolades on vault and floor. She was also selected as the Big 12 Event Specialist of the Year. She was honored as the Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week on five occasions. Her five honors were the most by a gymnast in a single year since the award began in 2007. Davis claimed the second regional event title of her career on April 2 at the NCAA Corvallis Regional. She tallied a 9.875 on vault to tie for first in the event.
In the classroom, Davis added second-team academic All-Big 12 honors, while earning a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll in 2010.
2010 • Junior Season
As a junior, Davis enjoyed a breakout year in 2010, highlighted by a perfect 10.0 on vault against Minnesota and Illinois on Jan. 15. It was the first perfect score of her career and made her the first Husker to receive a 10.0 since Emily Parsons in 2007. Davis was named Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week for her for her performance.
Against Michigan, Davis hit a career-high 9.90 on floor to tie for the event crown with Lora Evenstad. It was the first floor title of Davis' career. She also earned top vault honors with a mark of 9.875 against the Wolverines. She tied for first on vault (9.90) against Oklahoma and TWU. Davis earned top honors on vault on Feb. 12 with a stellar mark of 9.95. She showed her consistency at the Sweetheart Invite, as she hit a 9.95 to lead the Huskers and take the event title for the third straight week. She hit a vault score of 9.925 at Utah, and against Iowa State on March 14 to claim her second Big 12 Event Specialist-of-the-Week award. Davis scored another 9.925 on vault against Penn State.
She earned a share of her first Big 12 vault title at the conference championships on March 27, as she tied for first with a 9.90. Davis earned All-Big 12 honors and was named to the All-Big 12 Championship Team on the event. Davis tallied her fist regional crown after posting a 9.90 on vault and tying for first at the NCAA Lexington Regional on April 10. She notched nine individual titles in 2010 and posted nine scores of 9.90 or better on vault. She was consistently ranked among the top-five vaulters in the country throughout the season.
2009 • Sophomore Season
Davis provided experience to Nebraska's vault and floor lineups in her second year with the Huskers. She started the year by winning the first event crown of her career, taking top honors on vault at Denver (9.825). She tallied career highs on vault (9.875) and floor (9.825), and won her second vault crown of the season at Michigan. At the completion of the regular season, Davis was honored as an All-Big 12 selection on vault. She posted a 9.825 on vault at the 2009 NCAA Southeast Regional in Raleigh, N.C.
At the Big 12 Championships, Davis placed 10th on vault (9.80) and added a 9.70 on floor. She was ranked seventh in the conference on vault and 14th in the South Central region.
2008 • Freshman Season
Davis moved from vault specialist in the first half of the season to a two-event competitor on vault and floor for the Huskers in the second half of 2008. Davis stepped into the No. 2 spot in the floor lineup and hit a career-best 9.80 on three occasions, while adding a season-high 9.875 on vault against Missouri on Jan. 25.
Davis competed for coaches Barry Hyder and Chris Conner at Capital Gymnastics. A Level 10 product, she was a three-year qualifier to Junior Olympic Nationals from 2004 to 2006. At the 2006 national meet, Davis took second on floor, third on vault and fifth on beam. In 2005, she tied for ninth on floor and vault, and earned third-place honors on vault in 2004. Davis chose Nebraska over an offer from Denver.
A 2007 graduate of Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas, Davis was a member of the varsity cheerleading squad.
Erin Davis was born March 29, 1989 in Austin, Texas, and is the daughter of Michael and Simira Davis. A nutrition, exercise and health science major at Nebraska, Davis earned second-team academic All-Big 12 honors in 2011.
Davis' Career Highs at Nebraska
Vault: 10.00 (2 times, Arizona State, 3/6/11)
Floor: 9.90 (4 times, last at NCAA Semifinal II, 4/15/11)
2011 Season Highs
Vault: 10.00 (vs. Arizona State, 3/6/11)
Floor: 9.90 (3 times, last at NCAA Semifinal II, 4/15/11)
2010 Season Highs
Vault: 10.00 (vs. Minnesota and Illinois, 1/15/10)
Floor: 9.90 (vs. Michigan, 1/24/10)
2009 Season Highs
Vault: 9.875 (at Michigan, 2/28/09)
Floor: 9.825 (at Michigan, 2/28/09)
2008 Season Highs
Vault: 9.875 (vs. Missouri, 1/25/08)
Floor: 9.80 (3 times, last at Penn State, 3/21/08)