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Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Alex Diab at his practice.

By James Boyd

April 5, 2016

BY Tweet: [email protected]’s @alex_diab10 is our #IOTW after being named Big Ten still rings champion. #IlliniJames BoydStaff WriterHis teammates call him a dad. His school calls him an Illini. The Big Ten calls him a still rings champion.Following a weekend in which the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cam...

Illini of the Week 12/2: Chatrice White

Center Chatrice White takes a three point shot during the game against Tennessee State at Parkland College on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Illinois won 98-43.

By Matt Gertsmeier

December 1, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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.In 2003, the University of Illinois’ in-state tuition was about $5,...

Illini volleyball freshman Ali Bastianelli used to fighting for what she wants

(left) Naya Crittenden and (right) Ali Bastianelli jump to block and attack during the game against Michigan State at Huff Hall on Friday, Oct. 30. Illinois won 3-1.

By Eli Schwadron

November 5, 2015

Freshman Ali Bastianelli is a 6-foot-3, tough-as-nails middle blocker who leads the Illinois volleyball team with 98 blocks on the season.The source of Bastianelli’s toughness behind the net may come as a surprise. She’s a black belt in Karate.The Marysville, Michigan native participated in martial arts fo...

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt

By Charlotte Carroll

September 9, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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. Wes Lunt sat in his pads at his locker. He waited an hour. Then, he wa...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

By Drake Pena

April 29, 2015

As the Illinois men’s golf season winds down, every member of the starting five has had at least one signature moment. At the Boilermaker Invitational April 20-21 in West Lafayette, Indiana, junior Charlie Danielson finished tied for first with teammate junior Thomas Detry. Danielson totaled a 65 in the s...

Illini of the Week 4/22: Giana O’Connor

Gianna O'Connor has finished out her junior season with an All-American performance at the NCAA Championships.

April 22, 2015

One event stood in the way of Giana O’Connor and the end of her junior season on the Illinois women’s gymnastics team: the uneven bars. As an individual all-around competitor at NCAA Championships, O’Connor competed at the end of every rotation, following a team’s lineup. She was rotating with U...

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas

April 15, 2015

After completing his final routine for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, senior C.J. Maestas was lifted up in celebration by assistant coach Ivan Ivankov. The routine had won him the national high bar title. While he is an all-around competitor...

Illini of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

Senior Stephanie Richartz started as a walk on to the team freshman year and was recently named to the first team All-American for the second time in her career.

By Alex Wallner

March 18, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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. Coming to the University of Illinois, Illini pole vaulter Stephanie ...

Illini of the Week Feb. 4: Malcolm Hill

Malcolm Hill has emerged as a leader and point-scorer for the Illini men’s basketball in the absence of Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby.

February 4, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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.  As Malcolm Hill caught the pass from Jaylon Tate and surveyed the defens...

Illini of the Week Jan. 28: Isaiah Martinez

Illinois’ Isaiah Martinez pins down Nebraska’s James Green and gestures for the crowd to cheer during the wrestling match vs. Nebraska at Huff Hall on Friday. The Illini lost 22-9.

By Ethan Swanson

January 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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. For the past two years, Illinois has claimed a national champion in w...

Illini of the Week Jan. 21: C.J. Maestas

C.J. Maestas, junior gymnast clinches 3 individual titles as Illini earn top spot at Windy City Invitational over two-time defending national champ Michigan.

By Daniel Collins

January 21, 2015

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down on 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. As one of the leaders and top performers on the Illinois men’...

Illini of the Week Dec. 3: Reilly O’Toole

Illini of the Week Dec. 3: Reilly O’Toole

By Sean Neumann

December 3, 2014

Editor's Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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. Limping toward the crowd of media awaiting him in the concourse at Ryan Fiel...

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