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Illinois misses NCAA regional finals spot

Illinois misses NCAA regional finals spot

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

After narrowly beating Central Michigan in the first round of NCAA regionals, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team fell to No. 2 UCLA and No. 14 Nebraska for a spot in regional finals. They edged No. 30 Central Michigan 195.325-195.275 during the first round of regional competition and No. 27 West V...

Illini face Big Ten competition at regionals

Illini face Big Ten competition at regionals

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


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

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team is set to compete in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the NCAA Regional on Wednesday. The Illini have made 38 regional appearances and this will be their 16th consecutive season showing out. They will be in attendance along with four other Big Ten teams and ranked-opponent...

Illini place at Big Ten finals

Illini place at Big Ten finals

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff writer

March 25, 2019


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

The Illinois women gymnastics team entered its postseason with the Big Ten Championships at Penn State this weekend. Beating their previous season-high by almost half a point with a 196.650, the Illini placed second behind by the No. 7 Wolverines. Illinois saw victories over No. 11 Minnesota, No. 17 Nebraska...

Team drops 11-season winning streak, places second

Team drops 11-season winning streak, places second

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team competed in the State of Illinois Classic this past weekend against Northern Illinois, Illinois State and University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illini slipped under the Flames in a narrow loss of 196.075-196.150, breaking their 11-season winning streak at the meet. T...

Mary Jane Otto shares success, motivation

Mary Jane Otto shares success, motivation

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Four seniors on the women’s gymnastics team were honored this past weekend at their meet against No. 6 Denver. Suffering a huge fall on bars, the team lost to the Pioneers 197.775-195.025. The Illini started off strong on vault, where they achieved their second-highest season score of 49. Senior Mary...

Former manager added to team, makes debut

Former manager added to team, makes debut

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff writer

February 28, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Rachel Borden was added to the Illinois women’s gymnastics team on Feb. 15 — one day before their meet against Iowa — where she made her debut on beam. Having been the team’s manager for most of the past semester, the sophomore’s beam routine was able to capture the attention of Illini fans with over ...

Scott already finding her place during freshman season

Scott already finding her place during freshman season

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women gymnastics team has welcomed a fresh face to beam and floor line up this season in freshman Shaylah Scott. Being the only freshman to have performed so far this season, the Texas native and junior Olympic National Champion has been making strides and showcasing her talent over the...

Illini bounce back against Spartans

Illini bounce back against Spartans

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff writer

February 11, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

Ending with a solid floor routine, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team bounced back against Michigan State 195.100-194.575, the Illini earning their second Big Ten win and 10th consecutive win against the Spartans. The team started off strong on vaults by winning the event, beating its season-hi...

Head coach hopes second Big Ten loss will inspire team

Head coach hopes second Big Ten loss will inspire team

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team faced off against Penn State over the weekend. Although the team took home three of the five individual titles, the Illini lost to the Nittany Lions 195.275-193.500. Illinois won the vault event 48.825-48.650, something it was not able to do against either of i...

Illini fall to Cornhuskers on road

Illini fall to Cornhuskers on road

By Sumeya Kalib, Staff writer

January 30, 2019


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

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team faced off against No. 18 Nebraska with a strong grip during the first rotation; however, the Illini slipped soon after, succumbing to the Huskers 197.250-194.675. The Illini scored an impressive 49.425 during the bar event, the third best score in program history. So...

Illinois cruises to victory in Big Ten meet

Illinois cruises to victory in Big Ten meet

By Nithin Reddy, Staff writer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team had its first Big Ten meet of the season this weekend when it battled No. 9 Iowa. The Illini came out victorious with a final score of 410.45-398.8, including a clean sweep of each event. The team was led by senior Johnny Jacobson’s 81.95 points. “Johnny was ...

Illinois edges out Maryland for first Big Ten victory

Illinois edges out Maryland for first Big Ten victory

By Sumeya Kalib, Contributing writer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Gymnastics, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team earned their first Big Ten victory last weekend, edging out Maryland with a score of 195.075 to 194.950 at home in Huff Hall. The Terrapins started off with the lead during the first two rotations, after strong performances on uneven bars and vault. Two of their gymnast...

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