NU women’s gymnasts set to host Washington

January 12, 2019 GMT

The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team will provide the tumble in Saturday’s 7 p.m. Tumble N’ Rumble event at the Devaney Sports Center.

The Huskers will host Washington while sharing the Devaney Sports Center floor with the NU wrestling team, which will host Northern Iowa.

The NU women, ranked eighth, are coming off a loss at defending national champion UCLA. The Huskers kept it close for three rotations before the Bruins pulled away on floor exercise.

After one week, the Huskers are ranked 10th nationally on balance beam, 11th on uneven bars, 16th on floor exercise and 17th on vault.

Washington, which did not compete last week, finished 11th at NCAAs last year. The Huskies return eight gymnasts, including three of their four highest average scorers.

Saturday’s meet is the first of four home events for the Huskers.

Remaining 2019 schedule

January: Sat.—Washington, 7 p.m.; 19—at Rutgers, noon; 26—Illinois, 7 p.m.

February: 3—at Michigan, 3 p.m.; 9—Minnesota, 5 p.m.; 16—at Ohio State, 3 p.m.; 22—at Elevate the Stage, Toledo, Ohio, 6 p.m.

March: 2—Southern Utah, 7 p.m.; 10—at Denver meet, 3 p.m.; 16—Masters Classic; 23—at Big Ten Championships, State College, Pa.

April: 7—NCAA regionals, site TBA; 20-21—NCAA Championships, Fort Worth, Texas.