Nebraska Gymnastics punched their ticket to the NCAA National Semifinals after finishing in second place at the NCAA Raleigh Regional with a season-high team score of 197.525, its best score in five years. Sophomore Taylor Houchin was named the Regional Champion on bars with a 9.975, and the Regional Co-Champion on vault with a 9.95.
Louisiana State University finished first in the Raleigh Regional with a 197.625, claiming the other qualifying spot to the NCAA National Semifinal on April 20 in St. Louis, Mo. North Carolina State finished in third with 196.050, while Maryland finished fourth with a 195.850. George Washington and Oregon State rounded out the group with scores of 195.425 and 194.975, respectively.
This is Nebraska’s 33rd NCAA Regional, and the Huskers’ 28th time advancing to the NCAA National Semifinal. Head coach Dan Kendig amassed his 700th win in the feat. The three seniors, Danielle Breen, Abbie Epperson and Grace Williams have advanced to the NCAA National Semifinals all years of their Husker careers. Epperson, who transferred from Maryland, did not compete at the National Semifinals her first two years, but did in both of her years as a Husker.