Tumble N' Rumble, 1.12

Nebraska gymnast Sienna Crouse performs in the floor exercise against Washington on Saturday during the annual Tumble N' Rumble event in January at Devaney Sports Center.

Nebraska's top two gymnasts will compete for high honors Friday at the NCAA women's championships in Fort Worth, Texas.

Senior Sienna Crouse will be in the all-around while junior Taylor Houchin is an individual finalist on vault. Both will compete in the noon session Friday, and it will be televised by ESPN2.

Crouse is coming off a strong performance at the Ann Arbor (Michigan) Regional, where she posted the highest all-around score (39.600). Her season-high mark is 39.700, which she hit at the Masters Classic.

Crouse, who earned All-Big Ten first-team honors, will start the meet on floor exercise before moving to vault, uneven bars and balance beam. She scored a 9.95 on beam in Ann Arbor.

Oklahoma, UCLA, Georgia, LSU, Denver, Michigan, Utah and Oregon State will compete for the team championship.


Nebraska's Mike Heredia was named Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association South Central assistant coach of the year Thursday.

Heredia, who joined the Husker staff last summer, works primarily on vault, uneven bars and floor exercise.

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