Ashley

Lambert

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Height: 5'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
High School: Menchville High School
Club: World Class Gymnastics
Major: Advertising & Public Relations

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Second-Team All-American (2015: FX; 2017: V, FX)
  • First-Team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2015)
  • Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week (1/26/15, 2/23/15, 2/6/17, 2/13/17)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2016; Spring 2015, 2017)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

2017 (Senior)
Ashley Lambert finished her time as a Nebraska gymnast in style, earning a pair of All-America honors in 2017 to end her career as a three-time All-American. She served as a three-event specialist for most of the season, as she earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in addition to earning Big Ten Event Specialist-of-the-Week recognition twice as a senior.

Lambert earned second-team All-America honors on vault and floor exercise in 2017, as she finished tied for fifth and eighth, respectively, on the events at the NCAA Semifinal. She won nine event titles on the season, while posting a career high on bars with a score of 9.90 at the Masters Classic.

She was one of NU's strongest floor performers in 2017, as she anchored the lineup in nine of Nebraska's 12 meets, including each of the final eight. Lambert posted a season-high score of 9.925 on the event against Iowa, and she hit a strong 9.9125 at the NCAA Semifinal. She scored a season-best 9.90 on vault twice, both at the GymQuarters Invitational and the NCAA Semifinal.

Lambert also competed in the all-around once in 2017, winning the title with a score of 39.200 at Rutgers.

She continued to excel outside of the gym as well, as she earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third season in a row and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters. She was also named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for a fourth straight season.

2016 (Junior) 
After a record-breaking sophomore season, Lambert battled injuries and adversity in her junior campaign. Lambert achieved career highs on uneven bars with a score of 9.875 and on balance beam with scores of 9.825 twice in her junior season. 

Continuing her strong work in the classroom and the community, Lambert earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season, and she was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for a third time.

2015 (Sophomore)
After battling injuries and illnesses as a freshman, Lambert erupted to a standout year in her sophomore campaign with the Huskers. She captured second-team All-America honors on floor for her 9.90 performance at the NCAA Championships, placing sixth overall in the second semifinal. A powerful vault and floor competitor, Lambert contributed scores on all four events throughout the season, including appearances in the all-around at the beginning of the year. She vaulted to a 9.80 or better in every meet of the season, never missing a meet in 2015 on the way to second-team All-Big Ten honors.

Lambert etched her name in Nebraska's record books as she became the first Husker to record a 10.00 on vault since 2011. Lambert was a member of the vault lineup that put together a 49.750 team score against Penn State to break the school record and claim the No. 1 vault ranking in the country.

At the Rutgers quad meet, Lambert broke another record as she stuck a perfect 10.00 on vault for the second week in a row. She became the first Nebraska gymnast to post 10s on a single event in back-to-back weeks. She was named Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week after her second perfect 10.00 at Rutgers for the week of Jan. 26. She was also named Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week on Feb. 23 after notching a career high 9.95 on floor to tie for the event title at UCLA. In postseason competition, Lambert tied for third at the NCAA Ames Regional with her stellar 9.90 floor performance. 

She was named Academic All-Big Ten and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both semesters. She was also named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2015.

2014 (Freshman)
Lambert came on strong for the Huskers in the first five meets of the season, showing tremendous consistency on vault. She scored a 9.775 or higher in those five meets. Lambert took home the vault title at Iowa in late January, notching a strong 9.90 mark. 

She also made her debut on floor at the Iowa meet, hitting a strong performance to record a 9.80 on the event. After falling to illness mid-season, Lambert was limited to practice only, but remained on reserve for both the vault and floor lineups for the rest of the season.

In the classroom, she earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall. She was also named to the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her work in the community in 2014.

Before Nebraska
Lambert competed for World Class Gymnastics in Newport News, Va., under the coaching of Tami Harrison and Troy Miller. The five-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier took home the beam title at the 2013 J.O. Nationals. At the 2013 regional meet, she posted a 9.60 on beam and a 9.825 on floor, taking home both titles and giving her a second-place finish in the all-around with a score of 38.425. In 2012, she notched a fifth-place finish in the all-around competition and a second-place finish on floor at regionals. 

Personal
Lambert was born on March 4, 1995 in Springfield, Va. Lambert is the daughter of Steve and Tonia Lambert and has one sister, Alyssa, and one brother, Steve. Lambert was on the honor roll all four years in high school and graduated with honors. She was also heavily involved in the culinary club in high school. Lambert graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations in August of 2017, and she was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. She claimed five spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and four spots on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Lambert's Career Highs at Nebraska

  • Vault: 10.00 (2 times, last at Rutgers, 1/24/15)
  • Bars: 9.90 (at Masters Classic, 2/25/17)
  • Beam: 9.825 (2 times, last at Masters Classic, 2/27/16)
  • Floor: 9.95 (at UCLA, 2/21/15)
  • All-Around: 39.375 (vs. Penn State, 1/17/15)

2017 Season Highs

  • Vault: 9.90 (2 times, last at NCAA Semifinal, 4/14)
  • Bars: 9.90 (at Masters Classic, 2/25)
  • Beam: 9.625 (at Rutgers, 1/21)
  • Floor: 9.925 (vs. Iowa, 2/5)
  • All-Around: 39.200 (at Rutgers, 1/21)

2016 Season Highs

  • Vault: 9.775 (2 times, last vs. Utah State, 3/6/16)
  • Bars: 9.875 (vs. Utah State, 3/6/16)
  • Beam: 9.825 (2 times, last at Masters Classic, 2/27/16)
  • Floor: 9.85 (at Penn State, 1/16/16)
  • All-Around: 39.225 (at Penn State, 1/16/16)

2015 Season Highs

  • Vault: 10.00 (2 times, last at Rutgers, 1/24/15)
  • Bars: 9.85 (vs. Penn State, 1/17/15)
  • Beam: 9.80 (vs. Penn State, 1/17/15)
  • Floor: 9.95 (at UCLA, 2/21/15)
  • All-Around: 39.375 (vs. Penn State, 1/17/15)

2014 Season Highs

  • Vault: 9.90 (at Iowa, 1/24/14)
  • Floor: 9.80 (at Iowa, 1/24/14)

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