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Q&A with Catelyn Orel

By NU Athletic Communications

Following a strong start to her Husker career in 2016, Catelyn Orel suffered an Achilles injury in preseason training that kept her out of competition in 2017. In 2016, Orel saw action on all four events and in the all-around.

Orel has been a stand out in the classroom and the community, as she was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of her first three semesters. She was NU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in 2017, and she has earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her work in the community in both of her first two seasons.

Catelyn took a few minutes from her challenging academic and athletic schedule to answer some questions and give us a little insight into her life outside the gym.

Favorite TV show growing up: SpongeBob SquarePants

Favorite meal/food: Italian and Chinese food

Favorite class that you've taken: Sociology

What would you do with a time machine: Charge people $10 to use it

Celebrity Crush: Kris Bryant

Favorite thing about Nebraska (the school): Football games

Best thing about Nebraska (the place): The corn

Fondest gymnastics memory: My first collegiate all-around meet against Michigan

Vegetables or Fruits: Mangoes!

Do you have any pre-meet rituals: Listening to pump-up music and dancing in the locker room

What superpower would you choose: To be Spiderman

What is your favorite song: Anything Led Zeppelin, Country or Ed Sheeran. It ranges a lot!

What do you want to do after college: Have my own business and coach collegiate gymnastics

What is your favorite event: Floor, I love performing!

Why did you choose Nebraska: I love the family atmosphere and the passion people have about Husker sports!

What is your favorite movie genre: Romantic comedy!

What is your dream vacation: Somewhere tropical

What is one thing most people don't know about you: I can play piano!

What is your favorite thing about competing: Performing to the crowd

Who was your idol growing up: Nastia Liukin


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