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Illini women's gymnastics peaks at Big Tens, fails to reach Nationals

May 10, 2015

The Illinois women's gymnastics team had one target all season long: to place in the top 10 at NCAA Championships. The Illini failed to reach that goal, but sophomore Mary Jane Horth felt the season still...

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,...

Naleway finishing her time as “mom” for the Illinois women’s gymnastics team

Senior Gymnast Jordan Naleway, the
April 15, 2015

Jordan Naleway earned her first varsity letter — commemorating her first collegiate season — at the 2012 Illinois gymnastics awards banquet. But that night, Naleway was also deemed the next “mom”...

Illinois women’s gymnastics season ends at Morgantown Regional

Illinois' Sunny Kato performs a routine on the balance beam during the meet against Minnesota at Huff Hall on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Illini won 195.775-195.375.
April 6, 2015

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team had been working toward one goal all season: a third-straight trip to NCAA Nationals. All Illinois had to do to make that dream a reality was finish in the top two...

Illinois women’s gymnastics to compete at Morgantown Regional

Illinois' Giana O'Connor performs a routine on the balance beam during the meet against Minnesota at Huff Hall on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Illini won 195.775-195.375.
April 2, 2015

The No. 14 Illinois women’s gymnastics team has worked toward the goal of making a third-straight trip to nationals all season long, and the gymnasts can finally make that goal a reality at Saturday’s...

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Kelsi Eberly performs a routine on the floor during the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on February 1.
March 19, 2015

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team has concluded its regular season and is set to begin its postseason with the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Coming...

O’Connor ties Illinois all-around record, Weinstein returns

March 3, 2015

Junior Giana O’Connor checked her phone after leading the Illinois women’s gymnastics team to a second-place finish at the Masters Classic in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Sunday afternoon. She had a congratulatory...

Illinois women’s gymnastics takes second at Masters Classic

Illinois women’s gymnastics takes second at Masters Classic
March 2, 2015

The No. 16 Illinois women’s gymnastics team failed to defeat two top-10 teams this weekend, but overall, junior Giana O’Connor still felt her team did well with the double-meet weekend, as the Illini...

Illinois women’s gymnastics comes through for win over Minnesota

Illinois’ Mary Jane Horth performs a routine on the uneven parallel bars during the meet against Minnesota on Saturday.
February 9, 2015

Two falls on the balance beam weren’t enough to deter the No. 14-ranked Illinois women’s gymnastics team from achieving a 195.775-195.375 win over No. 25 Minnesota on Saturday night at Huff Hall. Junior...

Sophomore Illinois women’s gymnasts overcome difficulties to make impact

Illinois' Mary Jane Horth performs a routine on the balance beam during the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday, February 1, 2015.
February 3, 2015

Sophomore Erin Buchanan looked to her left while answering a question. She spotted her teammate and classmate Mary Jane Horth messing around on a men’s apparatus after a Tuesday practice. “What is...

Illinois women’s gymnastics hopes to break 29-year losing streak against Michigan

Illinois' Kelsi Eberly performs her floor routine during the meet against Michigan, at Huff Hall, on Friday, Feb.7, 2014 The Illini lost 195.800-195.575
January 22, 2015

Last February, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team came up just short — 0.226 points to be exact — of defeating Michigan and ending its losing streak against its conference rival. Illinois’ losing...

Women’s gymnasts win decisive season opener

January 20, 2015

Only one week separated the Illinois women’s gymnastics team’s season opener and home opener, but that didn’t stop the gymnasts from making significant gains in their 196.175-192.775, home-opening...

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