Houchin Named First Team All American

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska women’s gymnast Taylor Houchin was announced as a Regular Season First Team All-American on vault by the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association on Tuesday morning. Houchin qualified for the award by holding one of the eight highest National Qualifying Scores (NQS) throughout the regular season.

WCGA Regular Season All-Americans are determined by individual National Qualifying Score (NQS) in each event. Individuals ranked 1-8 in each event earn first-team honors, while individuals ranked 9-16 earn second-team honors, inclusive of all ties.

Houchin held an NQS of 9.93, which was the third-highest in the country. Houchin also tied her career-high on the event of 9.975 on Jan. 9 at Southern Utah. The Republic, Mo. native recorded a score of 9.90 or higher eight times through the 2020 season. She also held the highest NQS on vault of any gymnast in the Big Ten Conference.