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Illinois women’s gymnastics has historic season

May 14, 2014

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....

Illinois women’s gymnastics takes 11th at Nationals

April 19, 2014

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...

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

Illinois' Mary Jane Horth competes her uneven parallel bars routine during the Gym Jam at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

March 17, 2014

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 takes on busy weekend with two meets

February 20, 2014

For the past five years, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team has had one weekend in which it competes in two meets. This upcoming weekend, the Illini will participate in the State of Illinois Classic before competing in a home tri-meet. In Friday’s State of Illinois Classic, No. 14 Illinois will f...

Illinois women’s gymnastics loses close meet to Penn State

Illinois' Sunny Kato preforms her routine of the uneven bars during the meet against Michigan at Huff Hall, on Feb. 7, 2014.

February 17, 2014

The difference was as small as 0.025, and it was never larger than 0.175. Again finding itself in a tight contest, the Illini again lost a close meet. Illinois lost its second close match in a row to Penn State, as it lost to Michigan by 0.225 last weekend. The defeat, however, didn’t prevent the te...

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

January 27, 2014

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 opens season with a victory over Michigan State

January 16, 2014

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...