After recording a season-best rating in opposition to Illinois final weekend, the No. 13 Nebraska girls’s gymnastics workforce will look to hold momentum right into a showdown at No. 10 Michigan at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Huskers and Wolverines are sometimes the highest two packages within the Massive Ten.
“Michigan is our largest rival within the Massive Ten,” mentioned Heather Brink, who was named Nebraska’s everlasting head coach Friday. “There’s at all times lots of adrenaline going into the competitors. The youngsters need to do properly and it’s often between us and Michigan to win the Massive Ten championship.
“However we’ve acquired lots of Massive Ten groups which are up and coming, so it’s type of anyone’s recreation.”
Nebraska defeated Illinois 197.250-194.675 on Jan. 26 in Lincoln, and the Huskers scored a number of season- and career-high scores within the meet.
Although Nebraska will see the Massive Ten’s preseason favourite on Sunday, Brink careworn the significance of a younger Husker workforce specializing in their very own gymnastics.
“We actually simply work on the workforce,” she mentioned. “Actually, the last word purpose is simply being a greater model of your self than you had been the final time.”
Nebraska is 3-1 coming into Sunday’s competitors. The loss got here at defending nationwide champion UCLA within the season-opener.
The Wolverines are 6-2, and 2-Zero within the Massive Ten. They’ve one of many nation’s high freshmen in Natalie Wojcik, who has been named Massive Ten freshman of the week 4 instances already.
Nebraska received final yr’s twin in opposition to Michigan 197.200-196.950.