NU’s Houchin, Schweihofer earn weekly Big Ten gymnastics honors

January 23, 2019
Nebraska's Taylor Houchin competes on the floor exercise during the NCAA Lincoln Regional on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Devaney Sports Center.

Nebraska gymnasts Taylor Houchin and Megan Schweihofer received weekly Big Ten honors after a pair of standout showings at Rutgers on Saturday.

Houchin was named Big Ten co-gymnast of the week after winning the all-around title with a score of 39.450. She also won event titles in vault (9.80) and uneven bars (9.90). It marked Houchin’s third straight meet in which she scored 9.90 or better on uneven bars.

Schweihofer was named Big Ten event specialist of the week after posting a season-high score of 9.90 on the balance beam.

Nebraska will host Illinois at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Devaney Sports Center.

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