Nebraska’s Emily Wong (again) wins the AA with 39.475.
Emily Wong’s success comes from her great balance. But after a practice last fall, the NU senior almost lost her footing when she found out her dad, John, had suffered a stroke.
Less than a day later, Emily had flown home to North Dakota to be by her dad’s side.
“It meant the world,” said Wong. “He wasn’t fully conscious when I got there but you could still talk. It was nice to have conversations with him. I probably didn’t sleep for three or four days just going back to talk for hours. So it was definitely nice.”
John was able to see Emily’s sister get married in the hospital. He then died on October 4th. …
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