The 12th-ranked Nebraska women’s gymnastics team posted a score of 195.875 Saturday night at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum to finish second at the NCAA Central Regional and earn a berth to the NCAA Championships in Gainesville, Fla. April 22-24.
The Huskers (21-5) scored a 49.0 or better on vault, bars and floor to secure the 19th NCAA Championships appearance in school history. NU last advanced to the NCAA Championships in 2007. Nebraska finished behind No. 1 Alabama (197.40) and ahead of No. 13 Illinois (195.425), Central Michigan (195.125), No. 20 Kentucky (194.975), No. 24 and Michigan State (194.475).