Husker Update: Gymnastics, Track & Field Athletes Receive Honors


Nebraska junior men’s gymnast Jake Bonnay has earned a spot on the Team Canada roster for the 2019 FISU Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy, USPORTS announced on Wednesday, May 29.

Despite battling injuries, Bonnay earned All-America honors on the floor exercise in 2019, and competed consistently for Nebraska on all events but still rings throughout the season. He helped the Huskers to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships, their best finish since 1999.

All teams were selected in partnership with each respective National Sports Organization (NSO) or are being managed by the U SPORTS national office.

Track & Field

A total of 116 Nebraska student-athletes were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten honorees on Wednesday, when the conference announced its spring and at-large Academic All-Big Ten Teams.

The Husker track and field programs led the way with 55 combined student-athletes making the list. The women had 31 Academic All-Big Ten honorees, with Andy Jacobs and Maddie Holland each earning a spot on the team with a perfect 4.0 GPA. On the men’s side, 24 Huskers were honored with Givon Washington and Simon Wiedel each being recognized with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Nebraska’s baseball and softball teams were also well represented, with 14 and 11 Academic All-Big Ten selections, respectively. The Nebraska rifle team had eight student-athletes make the team, seven Husker bowlers were recognized and six women’s tennis players were honored, including Marina Cozac with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Nebraska’s men’s and women’s golf team each had five honorees, beach volleyball had three selections and men’s tennis had a pair of student-athletes recognized for their efforts in the classroom.