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

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

By Tyler Fedak

March 16, 2016


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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, Michigan State, Maryland and Ohio State at the Big Five Meet. The Illini were in the running t...

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

By Tyler Fedak

March 13, 2016


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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 Big Five Meet in Columbus, Ohio.EJThe Illini led off the meet with strong performances on beam and floo...

Illinois women’s gymnastics head to Big Five Meet

By Tyler Fedak

March 11, 2016


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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 championships approaching, the team is just getting warmed up.The Illini are fresh off four straight ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics wins ninth straight Illinois Classic

Illinois women’s gymnastics wins ninth straight Illinois Classic

By Tyler Fedak

March 6, 2016


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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 against Northern Illinois, Illinois State and UIC and came out on top.The Illini posted a tota...

Confidence is key for Illini women's gymnastics going forward

Confidence is key for Illini women's gymnastics going forward

By Tyler Fedak

February 18, 2016


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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 losses against Minnesota and Iowa. A prominent factor in the losses is the absence of Illinois al...

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

By Tyler Fedak

February 4, 2016


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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 on their beam and floor rotations to get the win, setting season high scores in both events. “At Michiga...

Illinois women's gymnastics squeaks passed Penn State

Illinois women's gymnastics squeaks passed Penn State

By Tyler Fedak

February 1, 2016


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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 Ten matchup competing on the uneven bars. Junior Mary Jane Horth performed her third 9.900 routine of ...

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

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

April 20, 2015


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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 Kato all failed to place in the top three in their respective events, but head coach Kim Landrus ...

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

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

April 15, 2015


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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” of the women’s gymnastics team. Then-senior Hannah Welker had a gray “Illinois Mom” t-shirt ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics season ends at Morgantown Regional

Illinois women’s gymnastics season ends at Morgantown Regional

April 6, 2015


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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 at the Morgantown Regional on Saturday night. The Illini walked into the WVU Coliseum in Morganto...

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Big Ten Championships

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Big Ten Championships

March 19, 2015


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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 off a first-place finish at the Big Five Meet last week, senior Kelsi Eberly knows her team is lo...

Foley and Hodan reunite with Illinois women’s gymnastics

Foley and Hodan reunite with Illinois women’s gymnastics

March 17, 2015


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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 just a birthday. Foley checked her phone: she had a text from Bridget Hodan that read, “I committed...

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