Nebraska junior Jennie Laeng has been named Big Ten event specialist of the week after helping the Cornhuskers to a victory over third-ranked Michigan, the conference announced Monday.
Laeng competed on vault and uneven bars Friday, picking up individual titles in both events with season high totals. She hit a a 9.85 on vault and a 9.925 on bars. Her 9.925 score on bars is the Huskers’ highest score this year.
The vault title was her second of the season after winning the event at the season-opening Arizona State Triangular. The 2015 Big Ten uneven bars co-champion has now won three bars titles this season, picking up wins at Arizona State and Penn State. She leads NU with eight event titles.
The Huskers, who have moved up to No. 14 in the Road to Nationals rankings, will hit the road to take on Big Ten rival Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, on Saturday. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.