Hiser Pockets Another B1G Freshman of the Week

Chris Hiser earned another weekly honor as Big Ten Freshman of the Week for a second consecutive week, announced by the Big Ten Conference on Monday afternoon. The honor follows his strong performance against Penn State on Saturday, February 5.

The Longmeadow, Mass. native. adds his second B1G honor after competing on the floor in Saturday’s home opener. Hiser notched a career-best 13.85, surpassing his previous 13.45. The freshman picked up a third-place title for the night and helped lead the Huskers to success and a B1G win over the Nittany Lions.

Coach Chmelka praises Hiser’s diligence, noting that his “dedication to the sport is starting to pay off”.

Nebraska is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation on floor at 68.233, just a tenth of a point behind No. 1 Oklahoma with a score of 68.333, despite the Huskers holding the NCAA’s national best score on floor. at 69.050, the highest score in the Big Ten conference.

Penn State Michael Jaroh earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors after an impressive performance competing in 5 events and winning 2 event titles on horizontal bar (13.85) and still rings (14.35).

The No. 3-ranked Huskers are back in action in two weeks and are expected to collide with the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, Okla. at McCasland Field House on Saturday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. CT.