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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...

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

Illinois’ Elizabeth McNabb performs her uneven bars routine during the meet against Michigan at Huff Hall on Feb. 7. The Illini lost 195.800-195.575.

April 17, 2014

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 takes fourth place at Big Ten championships

March 24, 2014

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

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 scores all-time high in win over Lindenwood

Illinois' Amber See competes her floor exercise routine during the Gym Jam at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 8.

March 10, 2014

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...

Illinois women’s gymnastics falls to No. 2 Oklahoma

March 3, 2014

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...

Olympian Shawn Johnson shares experiences with Illinois women’s gymnasts

Illinois' Erin Buchanan competes her vault pass during a dual meet against Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Buchanan placed first with a score of 9.875.

February 11, 2014

It had been three days since freshman Erin Buchanan received the opportunity to spend time with her idol, but the excitement still lingered in her voice. Not even a tough loss to rival Michigan could alter her tone. Tuesday, Buchanan was one of four Illinois women’s gymnasts who had the opportunity ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics hands Iowa 5th consecutive loss in Pink Meet

Illinois’ Giana O’Connor competes her vault pass during a dual meet against Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday. O’Connor placed third with a score of 9.800, and Illinois defeated Iowa.

February 3, 2014

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 196.475-195.050 win over Iowa at the annual Pink Meet on Friday. “It feels great,” head coach Kim Landrus said. “We came out, and we scored over a 49 on four events. We did so many great things today that I...

Pink Meet has special meaning for Illinois women’s gymnastics

Illinois' Erin Buchanan performs the floor routine during the meet against Centenary and Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Huff Hall on Jan. 18. The Illini won with 196.175 points.

January 30, 2014

Many sports teams have hosted pink-themed events in recent years to support the fight against breast cancer. The No. 17 Illinois women’s gymnastics team will be doing just that when it hosts Iowa this Friday for its annual Pink Meet. “It’s just such a wonderful competition to be able to raise awa...

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

January 23, 2014

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 dominates in home opener

Illinois’ Giana O’Connor performs the uneven bars routine during the meet against Centenary and Wisconsin Eau Claire at Huff Hall on Saturday. The Illini won with 196.175 points.

January 21, 2014

Nearly 10 points separated the Illinois women’s gymnastics team from the second place opponent in Saturday’s home-opening win. Illinois ran away with the tri-meet, scoring a 196.175 to triumph over Centenary College and Wisconsin-Eau Claire, which posted scores of 186.650 and 185.975, respectively. “A 19...

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