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Illinois women’s gymnastics compete in first session of Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Lizzy LeDuc lifts off the vault during the State of Illinois Classic at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 5, 2015. The Illini claimed victory for the ninth consecutive year with a total of 195.425 over Northern Illinois (194.225), UIC(192.625) and Illinois State (191.500).
March 16, 2016

The Big Five Meet last weekend in Columbus, Ohio, prepped the Illinois women’s gymnastics team to take on the real deal— the Big Ten Championships.Last weekend, Illinois went up against Nebraska,...

O’Connor injured, Illinois women’s gymnastics place fourth in Big Five Meet

March 13, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniWGym Buchanan brings home two titles from Big Five Meet #IlliniA week before the Big Ten Championships, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team got a taste of conference competition at the...

Illinois women’s gymnastics head to Big Five Meet

March 10, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] prep for Big Ten Championships with Big Five Meet #IlliniThe season may be nearing its end for the Illinois women’s gymnastics team, but with two conference meets and the national...

Illinois women’s gymnastics wins ninth straight Illinois Classic

Illinois' Sunny Kato performs a routine on the balance beam during the State of Illinois Classic at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 5, 2015. The Illini claimed victory for the ninth consecutive year with a total of 195.425 over Northern Illinois (194.225), UIC(192.625) and Illinois State (191.500).
March 6, 2016

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team hosted the Illinois Classic on Saturday, defending a title it’s held for eight years.The team carried the momentum from its three-meet winning streak into the matchup...

Confidence is key for Illini women's gymnastics going forward

Illinois' Heather Foley 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.
February 18, 2016

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team hits the road this weekend to take on its final Big Ten opponent of the regular season.The Illini have had an unsuccessful past two weeks, racking up two conference...

No. 19 Illinois to face an undefeated No. 18 Minnesota

February 4, 2016

Tweet: No. 19 @IlliniWGym look to jump ahead No.18 Gophers in national rankings #IlliniThe Illini had a poor start in the bars and vault rotations last week against Penn State. Illinois relied heavily...

Illinois women's gymnastics squeaks passed Penn State

Sunny Kato on the balance beam during the match against Michigan at Huff Hall on January 22, 2016. Michigan won 196.825 to 195.15.
January 31, 2016

The No. 19 Illinois women’s gymnastics meet against Penn State on Friday night in State College, Pennsylvania, was settled by less than one point.ssIllinois (2-2, 2-1 Big Ten)ss started out this Big...

Illinois women’s gymnastics trio compete at Nationals, O’Connor named All-American

Illinois' Giana O'Connor lifts off from the vault during the meet against Minnesota at Huff Hall on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Illini won 195.775-195.375.
April 20, 2015

Three Illinois women’s gymnasts competed at the NCAA Championships on Friday at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Sophomore Mary Jane Horth, junior Giana O’Connor and senior Sunny...

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 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...

Foley and Hodan reunite with Illinois women’s gymnastics

Portrait of Bridget Hodan and Heather Foley 
March 17, 2015

Heather Foley was in Chicago for her 18th birthday — Aug. 15, 2012 — and in a couple of days, she would head down to Champaign to begin her freshman year of college. But that day ended up more than...

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