The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Meghan Rest

Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

My name is Meghan Rest and I’m pursuing a degree in journalism. I’m also on the pre-law track and minoring in public relations with a certificate in sports media. I’ve worked at The Daily Illini since my freshman year. I started out as a beat reporter covering tennis and track, then spent most of my sophomore year writing about the women’s basketball and volleyball teams. My junior year I was lucky enough to work as one of our assistant sports editor. When I’m not at the DI, I'm either working out or binge-watching "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Even though I'm from central Illinois, I'm a die hard Indiana Pacers fan and love the Chicago Cubs. I’m super excited to take on the role sports editor! I look forward to aiding the production of some pretty amazing content.

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Illinois setter Jordyn Poulter (1) jumps up to set the ball during the match against Purdue at Huff Hall on Friday, October 6. The Illini lost 3-0.

Illinois swept by No. 1 Penn State at home

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer October 30, 2017
Illinois defensive specialist Brandi Donnelly (3) passes the ball during the match against Purdue at Huff Hall on Friday, October 6. The Illini lost 3-0.

IlliNOISE Night is loudest yet

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer October 11, 2017
Lining up before the race begins, runners Joe Crowlin, Garrett Lee, Luke Brahm, and Caleb Hummer stand ready to run as soon as the gunshot goes off. The Illini runners stayed together for the first two laps, but as the third one came, Lee pushed to second, Crowlin followed behind in third, Brahm in eighth, and Hummer rounded them out in nineteenth. The Illini Open was held at the Arboretum on October 21st, 2016.

The Illini are ready to go back-to-back

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer August 27, 2017
Illinois Kandie Bloch-Jones attemps the high jump during the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Kandie won the high jump with a height of 1.81 meters.

Women’s track season in review

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer May 7, 2017
Illinois Kandie Bloch-Jones  attempts the high jump during the Orange & Blue Meet at Armory on Feb. 20, 2016.

Illini take first at Illinois Twilight

By Meghan Rest, Staff writer April 25, 2017
Head coach Brad Dancer talks to Illinois Aleks Vukic in the match against TCU at the Atkins Tennis Center on Feb. 28.

Illinois recruits five-star and four-star for 2017

By Meghan Rest, Contributing writer November 14, 2016
Illinois Aron Hiltzik attempts to return the ball during the meet against No. 21 Michigan at the Atkins Tennis Center on April 17, 2016. The Illini won 4-1.

Hiltzik heads to professional tournament in Houston

By Meghan Rest, Contributing writer October 10, 2016
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