Honors & Awards - First-Team All-American (Vault, 2010) - Second-Team All-American (Beam, 2011) - NCAA Championships Individual Qualifier (2013) - NCAA Morgantown Regional Co-Vault Champion (2013) - Big Ten Co-Vault Champion (2013) - Second-Team All-Big Ten (2013) - All-Big Ten Championship Team (2013: V) - All-Big 12 Championship Team (Bars, 2011) - Three-Time Level 10 National Qualifier
2013 • Senior Season After sitting out Nebraska’s first two meets of the season, Brittany Skinner eased back into the NU lineup in late January and finished the season as an all-around competitior for the Huskers. She set herself apart as one of the Huskers’ top vaulters in her senior campaign, capturing four individual titles on the event and a top-20 national ranking. Her work as a member of NU’s vaulting corps earned her a spot on the All-Big Ten second team in 2013.
Skinner saved her finest all-around performance as a Husker for NU’s final regular season meet at Cal. She posted a career-high 39.525 that included a meet-best 9.90 on beam. Skinner added her first career individual conference title the following week, earning a share of the Big Ten vault title with a career-best 9.95. The performance also gave Skinner her second career all-conference championship team selection.
She followed up two weeks later by tying for top honors on vault at the NCAA Morgantown Regional, tying her career-best 9.95 mark from the Big Ten Championship. Her efforts earned her a berth as an individual at the 2013 NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, Calif., where she posted a 9.825 in preliminary competition.
2012 • Junior Season Skinner's reliability was key for the 2012 Huskers. The junior competed in 12 meets throughout the season, including eight appearances in all-around competition. Skinner also set or matched career highs on three individual apparatuses during the season: vault (9.925), bars (9.825,) and beam (9.875). She also posted a new career best score in the all-around, picking up a 39.350 at the Master's Classic to finish third behind teammates Jessie DeZiel and Emily Wong.
2011 • Sophomore Season Brittany Skinner became a two-time All-American in 2011, earning a second-team All-America award on beam (9.775, fifth) at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Skinner's performance helped the Huskers advance to the Super Six Team Finals, where they finished fourth. She competed as a three-event specialist for NU on vault, bars and beam throughout her sophomore season.
Skinner tabbed career-high scores of 9.90 on vault and 9.875 on bars, in addition to a season-high 9.80 on beam as a sophomore. She earned one event title on bars in her second year with NU and tallied All-Big 12 Championship Team accolades on bars after posting a score of 9.85 for second place on the event at the Big 12 Championships.
2010 • Freshman Season Skinner earned first-team All-America honors on vault at the 2010 NCAA Championships. She competed in four meets as an all-arounder for NU, producing season highs of 9.875 on vault, 9.85 on bars, 9.825 on beam, 9.85 on floor and 39.125 in the all-around.
She made her Husker debut at Washington, where she posted a 9.725 on vault and a 9.10 on floor. Skinner improved in her second week of competition for NU, hitting a 9.825 on vault and a 9.625 on floor. She hit a season-high 9.85 on floor when the Huskers took on Michigan on Jan. 24. Skinner matched her season-high score of 9.875 on vault and 9.85 on floor at the IGI Chicago Style Invite. She tied for second on vault and third on floor as a result of her efforts. In a last-minute decision, Skinner was placed in the all-around lineup for the first time at the Masters Classic. In her first collegiate beam performance outside of exhibition routines, she hit a 9.825 to take second in the event. She totaled an all-around score of 39.125. In her second all-around competition, Skinner hit a season-high on bars (9.80) en route to posting an all-around score of 38.875. Skinner tied both her season-high bars (9.85) and all-around (39.125) scores against Iowa State on March 14.
Before Nebraska Skinner competed for coaches Justin Howell and Liz Crandall at Airborne Gymnastics along with fellow Husker Janelle Giblin. Skinner was a three-time Level 10 national qualifier and four-time Level 10 regional qualifier. In 2009, she made the NorCal State Team while taking second on bars and placing third in the all-around at the state meet. She was also the 2009 Regional vault and all-around champion, while taking second on beam. Skinner was the 2008 state bars, floor and all-around champion as a member of the NorCal State Team. Skinner finished first on floor at the 2008 Level 10 regional competition. She took first on vault and in the all-around at the Seattle Open in 2008 and was first in the all-around at the Spirit of Flame competition. In 2007, she took the state vault and bar championship, came in second on vault and fourth on bars, beam and the all-around at regionals, and took seventh on vault at nationals. Skinner was the state vault champion in 2006 and took second at the regional competition along with placing sixth on beam at nationals.
A 2009 graduate of Los Altos High School, she was also a member of the dance team in high school. Skinner chose Nebraska over Oklahoma, Arizona, Washington and Denver.
Personal Brittany Skinner was born Dec. 21, 1990 in Camp Pendleton, Calif. She is the daughter of Greg and Stacia Skinner and has one brother, Grant. Brittany is a psychology major at Nebraska.
Skinner's Career Highs at Nebraska Career Highs Vault: 9.95 (2 times, last at NCAA Morgantown Regional 4/6/13) Bars: 9.875 (3 times, last vs. Iowa, 3/4/13) Beam: 9.90 (at Cal, 3/16/13) Floor: 9.875 (2 times, last at Cal, 3/16/13) All-Around: 39.525 (at Cal, 3/16/13) 2013 Season Highs Vault: 9.95 (2 times, last at NCAA Morgantown Regional 4/6/13) Bars: 9.875 (2 times, last vs. Iowa, 3/4/13) Beam: 9.90 (at Cal, 3/16/13) Floor: 9.875 (at Cal, 3/16/13) All-Around: 39.525 (at Cal, 3/16/13) 2012 Season Highs Vault: 9.925 (at Arkansas, 2/24/12) Bars: 9.825 (2 times, last at Masters Classic, 2/11/12) Beam: 9.875 (at Utah, 3/9/12) Floor: 9.875 (Masters Classic, 2/11/12) All-Around: 39.350 (Masters Classic, 2/11/12) 2011 Season Highs Vault: 9.90 (2 times, last vs. Iowa State, 3/13/11) Bars: 9.875 (at Michigan, with Stanford, 2/13/11) Beam: 9.80 (vs. Arizona State, 3/6/11) 2010 Season Highs Vault: 9.90 (at NCAA Championships, 4/22/10) Bars: 9.85 (vs. Iowa State, 3/14/10) Beam: 9.825 (Masters Classic, 2/28/10) Floor: 9.85 (2 times, last at IGI Chicago Style Invite, 2/12/10) All-Around: 39.125 (2 times, last vs. Iowa State, 3/14/10)
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