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Illinois women’s gymnastics has historic season

May 14, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team defined its season as “limitless” prior to its start, and that attitude paved the way to a year filled with breaking records and making history. Illinois opened its season with its highest season-opener score of a 195.325 in a victory over Michigan State on Jan....

Freshmen lead Illinois women’s gymnastics to 11th-place finish at nationals

April 21, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team failed to reach its season goal of placing in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala. The team placed 11th overall, but its final score of 195.800 marked the highest nationals score in program history. “We came ever so close to it,” head coach Kim Landrus ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics takes 11th at Nationals

April 19, 2014


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The Illinois women's gymnastics team ended its season with an 11th-place finish at nationals Friday. Its final score of 195.800 was the first score below a 196 since Feb. 28, when it competed against Oklahoma. The Illini competed Friday afternoon at the Birmingham Civic Center in Birmingham, Ala. T...

Mistakes on beam cost Illinois women’s gymnastics a win at Minnesota

January 27, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team suffered its first Big Ten loss on Saturday when it fell 196.225-195.350  to Minnesota in Minneapolis. Coming into the last rotation of the meet, the Illini had only scored above a 49 on floor. The team had fared well, though, as Illinois only trailed Minnesota...

Illinois women’s gymnastics team looks to take ‘next step’ against Minnesota

January 23, 2014


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Despite starting the season 2-0, the details will determine the continuation of success for the Illinois women’s gymnastics team this Saturday in Minnesota. “We made some really big strides from the first weekend to the second weekend,” associate head coach Jay Santos said. “I think it’s re...

Illinois women’s gymnastics opens season with a victory over Michigan State

January 16, 2014


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Friday, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team began its season with a 195.325-194.150 victory over Michigan State. With the win, the Illini claimed the Victory Plank trophy for the fourth consecutive time. This also marked the first time Illinois opened the season with a score above 195. The balance b...