Big Ten Athlete of the Year Nominee Spotlight - Emily Wong (Nebraska)
June 18, 2014
Through Monday, the Big Ten will highlight the student-athletes nominated for the conference’s Athlete of the Year awards. Award winners are voted on by a pre-selected media panel and will be announced on Monday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT on BTN.
Emily Wong – Nebraska – Gymnastics
Wong recorded one of the best senior seasons by a Nebraska gymnast in school history. Through the regular season, Wong captured 32 event titles, remained undefeated in the all-around and posted some of the top scores in the country. She took home three All-America honors at the 2014 NCAA Championships to give her 11 total honors to tie for the most in school history. At the conference level she earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week five times and at the Big Ten Championships she collected career-high scores on beam (9.95) and floor, where she posted a perfect 10.00. Wong is only the second Husker gymnast to record a 10.00 on the event. She was awarded Big Ten Gymnast of the Year after the meet for her efforts during the season. Click HERE for more information on Emily.
Previously Highlighted Nominees:
Raheem Mostert, Purdue track & field/football