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Illinois women’s gymnastics defeats Michigan State on Senior Night

Illinois women’s gymnastics defeats Michigan State on Senior Night

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 20
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Hit. Land. Dismount. These are the words the Illinois women’s gymnastics team want to hear when competing in meets. Seniors Erin Buchanan and Sarah Lyons demonstrated this throughout their careers at Illinois, and the pair were honored with a Senior Night celebration after taking on Michigan Stat...

Illinois women’s gymanstics looks for win against Michigan State

Illinois women’s gymanstics looks for win against Michigan State

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 17
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team will take part in Senior Night this weekend, facing Michigan State on Friday. Head coach Kim Landrus said that her greatest memory of the senior class is watching their progression and development from their freshmen to now. This will be the team's final meet a...

Despite personal records, women’s gymnastics falls to Iowa

Despite personal records, women’s gymnastics falls to Iowa

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 13
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

After back-to-back wins, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team dropped its match against Iowa on Saturday. Iowa placed first, Illinois second and UIC third. The Illini recorded a few season-high scores, including its final score of 196.050. "I think we had mixed results (Saturday)," head coach...

Illinois women’s gymnastics travels to Iowa after home victory

Illinois women’s gymnastics travels to Iowa after home victory

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 10
Filed under Gymnastics, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's gymnastics team won last weekend’s meet against Minnesota at Huff Hall, 196.025-193.325. There were many career highs — sophomore Lizzy LeDuc won her third all-around title and senior Mary Jane Horth earned the bars title, tallying a 9.900. Sarah Lyons scored a 9.775 on vault....

Illini of the week Feb. 9: Lizzy LeDuc

Illini of the week Feb. 9: Lizzy LeDuc

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
February 9
Filed under Gymnastics, Illini of the Week, Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports

Many college gymnasts often begin participating in the sport between the ages of two and five. But Illinois gymnast Lizzy LeDuc, was introduced to the sport at seven. "I was always doing flips and little cartwheels when I was younger,” LeDuc said. “One day my parents said, 'Okay, we need to put...

UI defeats Penn State in Pink Meet; LeDuc wins all-around

UI defeats Penn State in Pink Meet; LeDuc wins all-around

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
January 30
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

After recognizing the breast cancer survivors that attended its annual pink meet, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team went on to defeat Penn State, 195.625-193.250. Lizzy LeDuc, last week’s Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, won the all-around with four solid performances. “I really do try to focus on one eve...

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads home for Pink Meet

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads home for Pink Meet

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
January 26
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team will host its annual Pink Meet against Penn State at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Huff Hall. Last season, the Illini defeated the Nittany Lions by .700, and Illinois won three titles. Former Illini Sunny Kato and sophomore Lizzy LeDuc shared the beam title, and senior M...

Illinois women’s gymnastics falls against Michigan

Illinois women’s gymnastics falls against Michigan

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
January 23
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team fell to rival Michigan 197.050 to 195.300 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this weekend. Earlier this week, head coach Kim Landrus said that the team needed to worry about the things that they can control, but the Wolverines' skill seemed to outmatch the Illini's. Freshman...

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Michigan

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Michigan

Danielle Williams, Staff writer
January 20
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team opened its season with two meets during this winter break. The team earned a second-place finish with a 194.200 in its first meet against Missouri. Head coach Kim Landrus said that her team's first meet did not go the way she and the team had planned, but th...

Illinois women’s gymnast LeDuc earns Big Ten Gymnast of the Week

Illinois women’s gymnast LeDuc earns Big Ten Gymnast of the Week

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
January 17
Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

After her performance in the Illinois women's gymnastics home opening meet, the Big Ten named Lizzy LeDuc Big Ten Gymnast of the Week. The sophomore competed in the all-around, floor, vault and beam against Rutgers, Eastern Michigan and UIC at Huff Hall. LeDuc posted a 9.850 on the vault and a...

Men’s gymnastics opens its season with some friendly competition

Men’s gymnastics opens its season with some friendly competition

Tatiania Perry, Staff writer
December 5
Filed under Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

A day of light, friendly competition is the only way to characterize the Illinois men’s gymnastics Orange and Blue Exhibition meet. The men split into two teams —  Orange and Blue — then combined with the women who did the same to form hybrid teams. The competition consisted of four rotation...

Orange and Blue exhibition brings camaraderie to Huff Hall

Orange and Blue exhibition brings camaraderie to Huff Hall

Danielle Williams, Contributing writer
December 5
Filed under Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team started its season off with the Orange and Blue exhibition at Huff Hall this weekend. Many Illini fans came out on the snowy Sunday to watch the women’s and men’s teams have a friendly competition against each other. Both were combined, and the Orange team ...

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