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Jennie Laeng
Player Profile:
Jennie Laeng 1742807
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: West Middlesex, Pa.
High School: Kennedy Catholic High School
Club: Olympic Dreams Gymnastics
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Honors & Awards
» 2016 Second-Team All-Big Ten
» 2016 Big Ten All-Championship Team (UB)
» 2016 Big Ten Co-Gymnasti-of-the-Week (Jan. 11)
» 2016 Big Ten Event Specialist-of-the-Week (Feb. 1)
» 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team
» 2015 Big Ten Co-Champion: Uneven Bars (9.95)
» 2015 Big Ten All-Championship Team (UB)
» 2015 Academic All-Big Ten
» 2015 HERO Leadership Award
» 2015 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team
» 2014 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American 
» 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2014, 2015)

2016 • Junior Season
Following a strong sophomore season, Jennie Laeng pushed through to compete as an all-around contender in her junior season. Laeng was a consistent contributor on vault and was able to provide strong scores on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise for the Big Red in 2016.

She was at her best to begin the season at Arizona State, winning each event and hitting a career-high score of 39.350 to win her first all-around title.

Laeng earned several nominations from the Big Ten throughout the season, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors. She was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 11, and Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week on Feb. 1. She is known for her beautiful uneven bars routine, earning Big Ten all-championship team accolades for her 9.90 bar routine at the championships. She produced career-highs on balance beam with a 9.90 two times throughout the season and a 9.925 floor routine at the Big Ten Five meet in Columbus, Ohio.

Laeng also earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second-consecutive season.

2015 • Sophomore Season
Coming off a strong freshman campaign, Laeng provided the Huskers with strong routines to boost them into the top-10 nationally as a team. As a three-event specialist, Laeng consistently contributed scores across the board and was especially prominent on bars. Laeng competed in all four events throughout the season, providing consistent scores throughout.

At the 2015 Big Ten Championships, Laeng took home her first conference crown after shining to a career high 9.95 routine on bars. Her title named her to the Big-Ten All-Championships Team, the only Husker to achieve such an honor. A strong vaulter, Laeng posted personal bests of 9.90 in the leadoff position two times in 2015, most recently at the Masters Classic on March 1. She also tallied a season best 9.875 on beam twice, with the last occurring at the Big Ten Five meet March 14.

Laeng continued to provide leadership in the classroom and the community for 2015, earning the HERO Leadership Award for outstanding service.

2014 • Freshman Season 
Laeng provided a surprising spark in the Husker lineup during the 2014 season. She started her freshman campaign outside of every Husker lineup and finished out the season competing as a three-event specialist on vault, bars and beam. In her collegiate gymnastics debut against Michigan, Laeng took second place on bars behind Emily Wong by hitting a career-high 9.875 and remained in the rotation for the rest of the season. 

Laeng showed her prowess on bars early in the year, as she became one of the Huskers’ most consistent performers on the event by scoring a 9.80 or better seven times throughout the season. In addition, Laeng competed in the all-around competition three times, earning her best performance at the Big Ten quad meet with a 39.325 to boost the Huskers’ efforts to claim the Big Ten regular-season conference title.
She contributed important floor routines as well, recording her career-high 9.85 against Arkansas on senior night. Laeng capped her freshman season at the Super Six Finals where she notched her career-high 9.90 on beam. In the classroom, she earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters.

Before Nebraska
Laeng joined the Huskers after training with Olympic Dreams Gymnastics under coaches Gary and Dawn Toussaint. At the 2011 Junior Olympic National Invitational Laeng had a breakout performance taking the valut (9.575) and beam title (9.575); these titles as well as strong performances on floor and bars named her the all-around champion with a score of 37.100.  Laeng was also the 2012 state bars champion in PA. A competitor at the 2012 Junior National Championships, Laeng posted her best all-around score of 37.425. 

Personal
Jennie Laeng was born on June 2, 1995 in Sharon, PA. She is the daughter of Jack and Joni Laeng.  She has one sister Jacalyn, and one brother Scotty.  In high school she was a part of the National Honor Society, Honor Roll, Environmental Science Club and Student Council. Jennie is majoring in psychology and is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.

Laeng's Career Highs at Nebraska 
Career Highs: 
Vault: 9.90 (2 times, last at Masters Classic, 3/1/15)
Bars: 9.95 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/21/15)
Beam: 9.90 (2 times, last at Penn State, 1/16/16)
Floor: 9.925 (at Big Ten Five, 3/12/16)
All-Around: 39.350 (at Arizona State, 1/8/16)

2016 Season Highs: 
Vault: 9.875 (3 times, last vs. Utah State, 3/6/16)
Bars: 9.925 (vs. Michigan, 1/29/16)
Beam: 9.90 (at Penn State, 1/16/16)
Floor: 9.925 (at Big Ten Five, 3/12/16)
All-Around: 39.350 (at Arizona State, 1/8/16)

2015 Season Highs: 
Vault: 9.90 (2 times, last at Masters Classic, 3/1/15)
Bars: 9.95 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/21/15)
Beam: 9.875 (2 times, last at Big Ten Five, 3/14/15)
Floor: 9.825 (2 times, last vs.Oregon State, 3/7/15)

2014 Season Highs: 
Vault: 9.875 (at Big Ten Quad, 3/15/14)
Bars: 9.875 (vs. Michigan, 2/14/14)
Beam: 9.90 (at NCAA Super Six, 4/19/14)
Floor: 9.85 (vs. Arkansas, 3/8/14)
All-Around: 39.325 (at Big Ten Quad, 3/15/14)

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