LOS ANGELES — Nebraska women’s gymnast Emily Wong notched a pair of top-10 finishes Sunday on the final day of the NCAA championships to earn third place in the all-around competition.
The junior placed third in floor exercise and 10th on vault during the individual event finals on the UCLA campus.
Wong opened her night on vault as the last competitor. She stuck the landing to give her an average score of 9.8833 to finish 10th. Alabama’s Diandra Milliner and LSU’s Rheagan Courville tied for the national title, scoring 9.9250.
Wong followed with a 9.9125 on the floor exercise. She finished third, trailing only Michigan’s Joanna Sampson (9.9375) and Milliner (9.925). Wong’s third-place finish was the highest for any Husker gymnast since Emily Parsons finished second on beam in 2008.
Wong’s all-around score was 39.525. Florida’s Bridget Sloan won the all-around title with a 39.600.
Nebraska finished with six All-America awards between two competitors in Wong and Jessie DeZiel.
In the men’s championships at State College, Penn., NU’s Grant Perdue finished fourth on vault and Sammy Chamberlain finished third on parallel bars to pick up All-America honors.