BC-GYM--Nebraska-Brink,119

Nebraska removing interim tag from gymnastics coach Brink

Eds: APNewsNow.

Heather Brink has been named head coach of the Nebraska women's gymnastics team. She had been interim coach since taking over for Dan Kendig in October. The Lincoln native was an 11-time All-America gymnast at Nebraska and won two national titles at the 2000 NCAA meet.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Heather Brink has been named head coach of the Nebraska women's gymnastics team, having the interim tag removed three months after she took over for Dan Kendig.

Brink's appointment was announced Friday. She was a Nebraska assistant from 2012-15 and associate head coach from 2016-18.

The Lincoln native was an 11-time All-America gymnast at Nebraska and won two national titles at the 2000 NCAA meet. Brink was the school's first woman to win an NCAA all-around title and the second to win a vault national title.

Athletic director Bill Moos said he's been impressed with Brink's leadership since taking over the program following the sudden retirement of Kendig. He stepped down in October after possible NCAA violations were discovered.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Loading...
Loading...

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.