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Huskers Sweep Individual Titles, Tally Season-Best Score

The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team had a stellar night, earning a season-best team score of 197.500 while sweeping all five individual titles in a win over Utah State (194.600) and Alaska Anchorage (191.750). 

The Huskers shined from start to finish, recording new season bests on uneven bars and balance beam while setting 12 new individual career-high scores. 

Sophomore Emma Spence led the way, earning four individual titles including the all-around as she recorded the fifth-best score in program history. 

Spence earned the vault title while Clara Colombo and Kinsey Davis shared the uneven bars title. Emma Simpton, Sophia McClelland and Spence shared the balance beam title while Spence and McClelland added a share of the floor title to their performances. 

Rotation One

Nebraska started the night on floor, notching a team score of 49.300. Emma Spence and Sophia McClelland led the Huskers, each tallying a career-high score of 9.925, enough for a share of the event title. Martina Comin followed with a 9.850 while Kylie Piringer added a 9.825. Halle Rourke earned a 9.775, and Katie Kuenemann rounded out the rotation with a 9.650. 

Utah State competed on vault during rotation one, earning a team score of 48.850 while Alaska Anchorage tallied a 47.550 on uneven bars. 

Rotation Two

The Huskers continued to vault, earning a 49.300. Spence led, claiming the event title with a 9.900. Comin added a 9.875. Ayzhia Hall and McClelland followed, each earning a 9.850. Kuenemann finished with a 9.800. 

The Aggies were on uneven bars, adding a team score of 49.175. The Seawolves moved to balance beam, finishing with a 48.250. 

Rotation Three

The Big Red recorded three scores of 9.900 higher as they earned a 49.500, the 10th-best uneven bars score in program history. Clara Colombo and Davis led the way with a 9.925, sharing the event title. Spence added a 9.900 while Genesis Gibson and McClelland each notched a 9.875. Emma Simpton earned a 9.775 to round out the rotation. 

Utah State moved to balance beam, earning a 47.650 while Alaska Anchorage added a 47.175 on floor. 

Rotation Four 

The Huskers recorded another season-best with a 49.400 on balance beam during the fourth rotation. This team score marked the 10th-best in program history. Three Huskers recorded 9.925 as Simpton, Spence and McClelland earned a share of the title as they all matched their career-best score. Colombo followed with a 9.850 while Allie Gard added a 9.775. Hall ended with a 9.250.

The Aggies finished the meet on floor, tallying a 48.925. The Seawolves were on vault for rotation four, earning a 47.675. 


Both Spence and McClelland earned career-highs in the all-around competition. Spence claimed the individual title with a 39.650, the fifth-best score in program history, while McClelland earned a 39.575 (tied for ninth-best in school history). 

Up Next 

The Huskers return to action on Saturday, March 11, for the final meet of the regular season as they host the Masters Classic. NU will face Denver and Air Force at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb. at 6 p.m. (CT). Fans can watch the action live on BTN+ (subscription required).

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