Husker women advance at gymnastics regional as Crouse wins all-around

April 7, 2019

Led by Sienna Crouse’s win in the all-around, the Nebraska women’s gymnastics team placed second in its session Friday to advance to the NCAA regional finals in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Huskers had a 196.800 score, trailing only UCLA’s 197.675 in the four-team second session at the Ann Arbor Regional. Illinois (third) and West Virginia failed to advance.

Crouse was the only Husker to win an event, compiling a score of 39.600 to take the all-around. Her 9.95 on bars and 9.90 on floor exercise led the Huskers. She also had a 9.90 on vault — the Huskers’ Taylor Houchin scored 9.975 on the event — and 9.85 on balance beam.

Sierra Hassel’s 9.90 on beam led the Huskers.

UCLA’s Kyla Ross had the top score in vault and uneven bars and shared the balance beam top spot with teammate Katelyn Ohashi. Natalie Wojcik led the way in floor exercise.

The Bruins put up the highest team score in each discipline, and the Huskers were at least tied for second in every event.

Nebraska will compete in the regional final Saturday starting at 6 p.m. in Ann Arbor. The No. 14 Huskers and No. 2 UCLA will be joined by the first-session top two teams, No. 10 Alabama and No. 7 Michigan. The top two teams from the regional final will then advance to the national semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 19.