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Illinois rowing wins gold and records at Chicago Indoor rowing championships

Illinois rowing wins gold and records at Chicago Indoor rowing championships

By Charlotte Carroll

February 25, 2014

Its introduction speaks for itself: “Anything you’ve ever seen anyone do on an erg at the gym, they’re probably doing it wrong, so forget that.” Junior Katie Ruhl recalled her coaches telling her this on the first day of club rowing tryouts. Called so by rowers, the “erg” is the indoor r...

University stunt and tumble more than fun and games

University stunt and tumble more than fun and games

By Eliseo Elizarraraz

February 19, 2014

Tucked in a corner of the ARC’s east gym, the Illini Stunt and Tumble team gets to work early on a Sunday morning. There’s no pom-pom waving, no alligator cheers; here, there are battered knees in protective braces, acrobatic stunts and an aura of competition that isn’t new to the sport of cheerleadi...

Varsity legacy pervades club fencing team

Varsity legacy pervades club fencing team

February 5, 2014

Two NCAA Championships. Thirty-four Big Ten titles. Sophomore Katie Bora summed up her sport in just a few simple words. “It’s like chess and dancing combined,” said Bora, who joined Illini fencing this year and is trying her hand at the sport for the very first time. A constant struggle to maint...

Women’s club volleyball prepares to host first Big Ten tourney with diverse experiences

Women’s club volleyball prepares to host first Big Ten tourney with diverse experiences

By Charlotte Carroll

January 28, 2014

Dodging loose balls and weaving between the remaining basketball players in Gym 2 of the ARC, the members of the Illinois women’s club volleyball team warm up to a mix of chatter and the voice of Vic Mensa coming through the speakers. The last of the basketball athletes clear out as the volleyball team sta...

Illinois women’s soccer club seeks national title

Illinois women’s soccer club seeks national title

November 20, 2013

Puffs of breath float away into the air, mixing with leaves that have blown from trees and are now scattered across the turf. Under the glow of the moon and the remaining lights, the Illinois women’s soccer club team is the sole body left at the campus recreation practice fields. “Beep!” As coach...

Illinois women’s synchronized skating season begins Saturday

Illinois women’s synchronized skating season begins Saturday

November 7, 2013

As the period draws to a close, the hockey players exit the rink and leave behind a sheet of ice mangled by their sharp turns and sudden stops. “And now welcome to the ice for their first performance of the season, the University of Illinois Synchronized Skating team,” the announcer cries. With that, 16 ...

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