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Nationals-bound Illinois women’s gymnastics team takes on limitless mindset

Nationals-bound Illinois women’s gymnastics team takes on limitless mindset

April 17, 2014


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In the sport of gymnastics, an athlete is judged on how perfect she can be. If she takes an extra step on a vault landing, there’s a deduction. If she wobbles during  a balance beam routine, there’s a deduction. If she doesn’t quite hit a handstand during an uneven bars routine, there’s a d...

Illinois women’s gymnastics advances to NCAA Nationals with 2nd-place finish at Minneapolis Regional

April 7, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team came into the Minneapolis Regional and seeded second for the first time in program history. As the team left the meet, it became the first Illini squad to advance to consecutive NCAA Championships. Illinois’ second-place score of a 196.600 at the Minneapolis Regional on Saturday sol...

Illinois women’s gymnastics returns to Minneapolis for Regionals

Illinois women’s gymnastics returns to Minneapolis for Regionals

April 3, 2014


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The No. 11 Illinois women’s gymnastics team last competed at Minneapolis on Jan. 25, where it suffered its first loss of the season against a lower-ranked Minnesota team. The Illini will be back in Minneapolis this Saturday for NCAA Regionals, and they will be a No. 2 seed for the first time in school...

Illinois women’s gymnastics takes fourth place at Big Ten championships

March 23, 2014


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No matter what the outcome would end up being, the Illinois women's gymnastics team was making history just by being in the evening session of the Big Ten championships. It was the first time the program ever made it into the evening session, and the Illini had plenty of momentum heading into Saturday...

No. 13 Illinois women’s gymnastics ready for Big Ten championships

March 20, 2014


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Making history has been a theme for the No. 13 Illinois women’s gymnastics team this season.  Whether it was setting the all-time high team score, breaking the all-time high score for vault or senior Amber See becoming the third gymnast in program history to earn a perfect 10, the Illini have done th...

Illinois women’s gymnastics finishes second at Big Ten Quad Meet

Illinois women’s gymnastics finishes second at Big Ten Quad Meet

March 17, 2014


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The No. 14 Illinois women’s gymnastics team scored a 196.875 to take second place at the Big Ten Quad Meet, allowing the team to accomplish its goal of making the evening session at the Big Ten championships. The evening session typically features the best teams in the conference, and the winner of the...

Illinois women’s gymnastics to compete in Big Ten Quad Meet

Illinois women’s gymnastics to compete in Big Ten Quad Meet

March 13, 2014


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The regular season is nearing its end for the No. 14 Illinois women’s gymnastics team, and championship season is just around the corner. First, the Illini will have to get through Saturday’s Big Ten Quad Meet — where they will face Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State in East Lansing, Mich. ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics scores all-time high in win over Lindenwood

Illinois women’s gymnastics scores all-time high in win over Lindenwood

March 10, 2014


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Senior Amber See completed her floor routine, and the meet was over. Excitement came pouring out of the Illini women’s gymnasts, as evidenced by See’s facial expressions. She was jumping up and down as the team all rushed to her.  The Illini made history Saturday evening in their 197.100-194.450...

No. 13 Illinois women’s gymnastics to face Lindenwood on senior day

March 6, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team will host Lindenwood this Saturday at Huff Hall, but it isn’t just another meet for the seniors. It also marks senior day, as it will be their last home meet. “Oh gosh. I don’t know,” senior Liz McNabb said when asked for her thoughts on her last home meet. ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics falls to No. 2 Oklahoma

March 3, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team was unable to steal a win Friday from No. 2 Oklahoma as the Illini fell 197.250-195.850 in Norman, Okla. “Going into tonight, we knew it was a huge opportunity to compete against the No. 2 team in the country,” head coach Kim Landrus said Friday. “And I think...

See treats judges, teammates to perfect performance

See treats judges, teammates to perfect performance

February 26, 2014


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Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down Sunday nights and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. It starts with a few steps, and then a little hurdle jump for he...

Illinois women’s gymnastics go undefeated in doubleheader weekend

Illinois women’s gymnastics go undefeated in doubleheader weekend

February 24, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team grabbed two wins over the weekend. It began with a win at Friday’s State of Illinois Classic in Normal, Ill. Then, the Illini returned home Sunday and scored 196.775 to defeat Central Michigan and Ohio State. The first-place finish at the Classic was Illinois’ sev...

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