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Team to tour Europe during fall semester

Team to tour Europe during fall semester

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

June 15, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Illinois softball coach Tyra Perry announced Wednesday the team plans to travel to Europe in the fall from August 6-16 for a foreign tour, including stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. While abroad, the Illini will tour Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London in addition to playing...

Quinn finishes seventh in NCAA finals, earns All-American honors

Quinn finishes seventh in NCAA finals, earns All-American honors

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

June 11, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women's Sports

The Illinois men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams wrapped up their spring campaign this week in Austin, Texas. Senior sprinter Devin Quinn finished seventh in the 100-meter dash Friday at the NCAA Championships, completing his final collegiate race with a time of 10.12 seconds. Tex...

Loya garners All-American accolades

Loya garners All-American accolades

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

June 10, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

After a standout freshman campaign, sophomore Bella Loya continued to have success in her second season for Illinois softball. Loya’s talents were recognized nationwide as the catcher was named to Softball America’s Third-Team All-America. Loya was a leader at the plate for the Illini this year, ran...

Thomas makes professional debut with Cleveland Comets, Team Mexico

Thomas makes professional debut with Cleveland Comets, Team Mexico

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Women's Sports

Just weeks after finishing her collegiate softball career, former Illini Carly Thomas is preparing for a softball-filled summer with the Cleveland Comets of the National Pro Fastpitch league. The Comets are now affiliated with Team Mexico for the 2019 NPF season as they announced their new partnersh...

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

May 30, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Golf, Golf, Softball, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field

On Wednesday, 1,824 students were named to the spring Big Ten Academic All-Conference team, eligibility determined by varsity-team status, full-time student status and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. From the University, a total of 73 spring student-athletes were selected. Baseball David Craan Casey D...

Illinois wraps up 20th season at NCAA Tournament

Illinois wraps up 20th season at NCAA Tournament

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Women's Sports

Following its second loss to No. 22 Virginia Tech Hokies in the NCAA tournament, the Illinois softball team finished its 20th season with a 33-25 record including a 9-14 conference record. Illinois was selected for the Lexington Regional, hosted by No. 14 Kentucky. After dropping their first game to ...

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

Kovacevic carries best NCAA tournament run since 2007 The Illini men’s and women’s tennis teams had successful spring seasons, and junior Aleks Kovacevic advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA men’s singles tennis championships. Kovacevic became an All-American Tuesday as he advanced to th...

Turk inducted into Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

Turk inducted into Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 12, 2019


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Track & Field, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Illinois head track and field coach Michael Turk was inducted into the Drake Relays Hall of Fame April 25. Turk has been coaching the Illini for eight seasons but recently became the head coach of the program in 2017, when both the men’s and women’s programs combined. Turk said he knew he would be getting induct...

Women’s golf advances to NCAA finals for first time in school history

Women’s golf advances to NCAA finals for first time in school history

By Claire O’Brien, Staff Writer

May 10, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

The No. 19 Illinois women’s golf team advanced to the NCAA finals Wednesday for the first time in school history. As a No. 7 seed. in the NCAA Regional, Illinois had a deep field of competition, including fellow Big Ten teams Indiana and Michigan State. This trip to the NCAA championship is the la...

Ninth-seed Illinois prepares for Big Ten tournament

Ninth-seed Illinois prepares for Big Ten tournament

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

After a tough conference stretch, the Illinois softball team ended the regular season in the win column with a sweep at home against Big Ten opponent Purdue. The Illini showcased their offensive power in the series with wins of 7-2, 11-9 and 12-4. Illinois made comeback efforts Friday and Saturday to s...

Illinois breaks seven-game losing streak

Illinois breaks seven-game losing streak

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois softball team claimed a win on its home turf on Tuesday, beating DePaul 7-0. This week’s matchup marked the team’s first return home to Urbana after being swept by Michigan during a home series in April. The Illini’s win this weekend breaks a seven-game losing streak, as the team has stru...

Women’s golf set to compete at NCAA Regional

Women’s golf set to compete at NCAA Regional

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

Monday through Wednesday, the Illinois women’s golf team will head to East Lansing, Michigan for the NCAA women’s golf regional. The Illini will play at Forest Akers West Golf Course, which is one of two golf courses run by Michigan State, the other being Forest Akers East. The two courses were ...

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