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Illinois softball’s season ends in 4-2 loss

Illinois softball’s season ends in 4-2 loss

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

After being bounced out of the NCAA Tournament, seniors Nicole Evans, Breanna Wonderly, Alyssa Gunther and Ruby Rivera will no longer suit up for the Illinois softball team. “They have definitely set the tone and set the pace for the future,” Perry said. “It was an awesome privilege to go to...

Illinois softball wins on Evans’ walk-off

Illinois softball wins on Evans’ walk-off

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Senior Nicole Evans continued to show that all of the accolades she has earned this season are not a fluke. With the game on the line against Marshall, Illinois softball’s all-time RBI leader brought in the game’s winning run. It took 12 innings, but the Illini gutted out a 3-2 victory over the...

Illinois softball wins on Evans’ walk-off

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Senior Nicole Evans continues to show that all of the accolades she has earned this season are not a fluke. With the game on the line against Marshall, Illinois softball’s all-time RBI leader brought in the game’s winning run. It took 12 innings, but the Illini gutted out a 3-2 victory over the...

Illinois softball seeded fourth in conference tournament

Illinois softball seeded fourth in conference tournament

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

After finishing the regular season 14-8 in conference play, the Illinois softball team has earned the No. 4 seed in the 2017 Big Ten tournament. By securing a spot in the top-four, the Illini have earned a first-round bye and will be back in action Friday afternoon. The team will square off against the wi...

Illinois softball looks toward postseason

Illinois softball looks toward postseason

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

In her second year as head coach, Tyra Perry has led the Illinois softball team to 36 overall wins and 14 victories in the Big Ten. The Illini kicked off the 18th season in program history at the Puerto Rico DI Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico, against Georgia Tech and sophomore Kiana Sherlund’s...

Illinois swim and dive team has season filled with mixed results

Illinois swim and dive team has season filled with mixed results

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

Coming into the 2016-17 season, the Illinois swim and dive team had 12 newcomers on the roster and only three seniors. However, this did not seem to hold back the team this season. Illinois got off to a quick 4-0 start to its season when it had home meets on back-to-back days in October. The Illini’s ...

Illinois women’s basketball moves on with new coach

Illinois women’s basketball moves on with new coach

James Boyd, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Matt Bollant coached the Illinois women’s basketball team for five seasons, but this past year proved to be his last. On March 14, a day after Bollant’s 46th birthday, Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman announced that Bollant was let go. The firing came three days after John Groce was reliev...

Women’s gymnastics ends with multiple individual and season titles

Women’s gymnastics ends with multiple individual and season titles

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

With six team wins and 30 individual titles under its belt, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team ended its season last weekend at the NCAA Regionals in Champaign. The team started the year off with the preseason Orange and Blue Exhibition. “The 2017 season is one that had so much to be proud of...

Illinois volleyball ready to forget about disappointing season

Illinois volleyball ready to forget about disappointing season

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Brandi Donnelly, the libero of the Illinois volleyball team, said at the beginning of the 2016 season that the Illini had as high hopes as they do every season. Donnelly, in her third season at Illinois, anchored the defense of a team with playoff expectations and championship dreams. “We had hopes of mak...

Illini of the Year: Nicole Evans

Illini of the Year: Nicole Evans

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Unforgettable. That’s the word senior Nicole Evans uses to describe her last four years as a member of the Illinois softball team. It’s not just Evans that will never forget her career at Illinois. In fact, it is likely that no Illini fan who saw the Glen Ellyn, Illinois, native play will ever ...

Women’s cross-country wraps up season

Women’s cross-country wraps up season

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s cross-country team ended its season with a 14th place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional. The team had many accomplishments, but with those came some hardships. Head coach Scott Jones said that even though it wasn’t a perfect season, his team exceeded his expectations ...

Illinois women’s tennis fails to make NCAA tournament

Illinois women’s tennis fails to make NCAA tournament

Christian Evans, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team had high expectations in 2017 after having its best season since 2012 last year. In the beginning of the spring season, the team did not live up to those expectations, starting off 3-8. After losing to Oklahoma in Feb. 26, head coach Evan Clark said the team worked...

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