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2022 Women's Gymnastics Season Review

The University of Nebraska women's gymnastics team concluded 2022 competition by sending two Husker gymnasts to the NCAA postseason. Junior Clara Colombo and sophomore Kinsey Davis both competed at the NCAA Seattle Regional. Both Colombo and Davis competed on the uneven bars while Davis also competed on vault and balance beam. Davis notched a career-high on vault with a 9.900, finishing tied for third in the first session. The 2022 First Team All-Big Ten selection earned a 9.925 on uneven bars during the second rotation, finishing in second. On beam, Davis finished the first session with a 9.200. Colombo competed in the second session, earning a 9.900, matching her career-high, on uneven bars. Colombo finished the night tied for fourth on the event. 

The team finished the season at the Big Ten Championships, earning a second-place finish during the first session and tied for sixth overall. NU had two gymnasts finish on the podium. Clara Colombo tied for fifth with a 9.900 on uneven bars while Kynsee Roby earned a 9.850 to tie for sixth on balance beam. 

Outside of the gym, the Huskers continued to shine, as seven Huskers earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, 14 gymnasts were named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and the entire team were recognized for their work within the Lincoln community and were named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 

2022 Individual Titles
Clara Colombo

  • Uneven Bars - 9.900 - at Big Five Meet (2/19)

Martina Comin 

  • Vault - 9.900 - Masters Classic (3/4)

Makayla Curtis

  • Floor - 9.850 - Illinois (1/31) 

Kinsey Davis 

  • Uneven Bars - 9.825 - at #20 Iowa State (1/7) 
  • Uneven Bars - 9.900 - #16 BYU (1/15) 
  • Vault - 9.875 - #22 Ohio State (2/7) 
  • Balance Beam - 9.900 - #22 Ohio State (2/7) 
  • Balance Beam - 9.925 - at Maryland (2/11) 
  • Uneven Bars - 9.975 - #1 Michigan (2/26) 

Kaitlyn Higgins 

  • Beam - 9.875 - at #17 Iowa (1/29) 

Kynsee Roby 

  • Vault - 9.800 - at #20 Iowa State (1/7) 
  • Beam - 9.850 - Illinois (1/31) 
  • Beam - 9.900 - Masters Classic (3/4)

Halle Rourke 

  • Floor - 9.875 -#16 BYU (1/15) 

Emma Spence 

  • All-Around - 38.875 - at #20 Iowa State (1/7) 
  • All-Around - 38.900 - #22 Ohio State (2/7)
  • Balance Beam - 9.925 - at Maryland (2/11) 
  • All-Around - 39.375 - Masters Classic (3/4)

Kathryn Thaler 

  • Balance Beam - 9.900 - #22 Ohio State (2/7) 
  • Balance Beam - 9.950 - at Big Five (2/19) 

2022 Huskers Making their Mark on School History  
Emma Spence tied the freshman school record on balance beam after notching a 9.925 at Maryland. 

Kinsey Davis recorded a 9.975 on uneven bars against No. 1 Michigan - a score that is tied for third-highest in Nebraska school history. It also ties for third-highest uneven bars score at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. 

Kinsey Davis recorded a 9.925 on uneven bars at the NCAA Seattle Regional - a score that is tied for seventh-best in Nebraska postseason history. 

Kathryn Thaler notched a 9.950 on balance beam at the Big Five meet - tying for ninth-best score on the event in school history. 

Davis Named All-Big Ten First Team, Sportsmanship Honoree
Nebraska gymnast Kinsey Davis was named All-Big Ten First Team, announced by the conference on Tuesday, March 15. The sophomore was named to the first team while also earning the Sportsmanship Award for the 2022 season. 

Davis, a sophomore from Huntersville, N.C., has posted a score of 9.875 or better in three events this season: vault, uneven bars and balance beam. Davis has led the Huskers on uneven bars throughout the year, posting a career-high 9.975 on the event, the second-highest score in Nebraska history. Davis has claimed three uneven bars titles this season while adding two beam titles and a vault title. 

A three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection and member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, Davis has been recognized for her sportsmanship and leadership in the gym, academic standing and good citizenship in the community with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. 

Four Gymnasts Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars 
Four Nebraska women's gymnastics team members were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars announced by the conference Thursday, including Martina Comin, Kinsey Davis, Kynsee Roby and Caroline Williams

Comin, Davis, Roby and Williams were all first-time recipients. 

To be eligible for selection, students must be a recipient of Academic All-Big Ten Recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full-time at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year (excluding any summer grades). 

Seven Gymnasts Named Academic All-Big Ten Honorees
Seven Nebraska women’s gymnasts were named Academic All-Big Ten honorees by the Big Ten Conference including Clara Colombo, Martina Comin, Kinsey Davis, Anika Dujakovich, Kylie Piringer, Kynsee Roby and Caroline Williams. 

Dujakovich and Roby led the group, each earning their fourth Academic All-Big Ten honor. Colombo and Piringer are receiving the honor for the second time while Comin, Davis and Williams are all first-time honorees. 

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be on a varsity team (as verified by being on the official squad list), have been enrolled full time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Nine Huskers Named WCGA Scholastic All-Americans 
Nine Huskers were honored as Scholastic All-Americans for their accomplishments during the 2021-22 season by the Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association. 
Senior Kynsee Roby was joined by juniors Clara Colombo and Kylie Piringer, sophomores Martina Comin, Kinsey Davis and Caroline Williams, and freshmen Halle Rourke, Emma Simpton and Emma Spence as 2022 WCGA Scholastic All-Americans. It marked the third award for Roby while Comin, Davis and Williams are all second-time honorees. Freshmen Rourke, Simpton and Spence are all first-time honorees. 

In order to make the list of WCGA Scholastic All-Americans, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average.

Seven Gymnasts Earn Nebraska Academic Medallions 
Seven Nebraska women’s gymnasts earned Nebraska Academic Medallions. 

Kinsey Davis and Caroline Williams led the team, receiving the highest honors and the Nebraska Gold Academic Medallion. Clara Colombo, Martina Comin, Kylie Piringer and Kynsee Roby all received high honors and the Nebraska Silver Academic Medallion. Anika Dujakovich earned honors and the Nebraska Bronze Academic Medallion. 

14 Nebraska Women’s Gymnasts Named to Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll 
14 Nebraska women’s gymnasts were named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the 2021-22 school year. 

Clara Colombo, Martina Comin, Kinsey Davis, Anika Dujakovich, Genesis Gibson, Katie Kuenemann, Kylie Piringer, Halle Rourke, Emma Simpton, Emma Spence and Caroline Williams were all named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for both the fall and spring semesters. 

Kynsee Roby was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall while Joanne De Jesus-Cortes and Kathryn Thaler earned the honors in the spring. 

Colombo and Comin Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 
Clara Colombo and Martina Comin were two of 52 Nebraska student-athletes named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar award winners for the 2021-22 season.

To be eligible for the annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar awards, diverse student-athletes must have reached at least sophomore standing academically, maintain a cumulative 3.50 GPA, and be active on campus and in the community. 

Kinsey Davis Named a Sam Foltz 27 Hero Leadership Award Recipient 
Kinsey Davis was named a Sam Foltz 27 HERO Leadership Award Recipient at the 2022 Night at the Leid Award ceremony. The Sam Foltz 27 HERO Leadership Award, named in honor of late Husker punter Sam Foltz, awards student-athlete leaders from each varsity sport. The criteria for the HERO Award include exceptional leadership, consistent and dedicated community service, and positive influence on the team. Nominees are identified by the Life Skills staff with approval from the Academic staff and Head Coaches. 

Entire Team Named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team 
The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team had the entire team named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team during the 2021-22 season. 

The annual Tom Osborne Citizenship Team pays tribute to legendary Nebraska Head Football Coach and Athletic Director, Tom Osborne. Under Osborne, Nebraska was among the first institutions nationwide to implement a comprehensive Life Skills program. To be named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, student-athletes must complete a minimum of six new service projects, and/or mentoring activities in the academic calendar year, while being in both good academic and athletic standing. 

The list of gymnasts honored include: Clara Colombo, Martina Comin, Makayla Curtis, Kinsey Davis, Joanne De Jesus-Cortes, Anika Dujakovich, Genesis Gibson, Ayzhia Hall, Kaitlyn Higgins, Katie Kuenemann, Kylie Piringer, Kynsee Roby, Halle Rourke, Emma Simpton, Emma Spence, Kathryn Thaler, Savanah Warren and Caroline Williams. 

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