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Illinois women’s gymnastics has historic season

May 14, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team defined its season as “limitless” prior to its start, and that attitude paved the way to a year filled with breaking records and making history. Illinois opened its season with its highest season-opener score of a 195.325 in a victory over Michigan State on Jan....

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

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

April 17, 2014


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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 advances to NCAA Nationals with 2nd-place finish at Minneapolis Regional

April 7, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team came into the Minneapolis Regional and seeded second for the first time in program history. As the team left the meet, it became the first Illini squad to advance to consecutive NCAA Championships. Illinois’ second-place score of a 196.600 at the Minneapolis Regional on Saturday sol...

Illinois women’s gymnastics scores all-time high in win over Lindenwood

Illinois women’s gymnastics scores all-time high in win over Lindenwood

March 10, 2014


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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...

No. 13 Illinois women’s gymnastics to face Lindenwood on senior day

March 6, 2014


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The Illinois women’s gymnastics team will host Lindenwood this Saturday at Huff Hall, but it isn’t just another meet for the seniors. It also marks senior day, as it will be their last home meet. “Oh gosh. I don’t know,” senior Liz McNabb said when asked for her thoughts on her last home meet. ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics hopes to improve conference record at Penn State

February 14, 2014


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The No. 15 Illinois women’s gymnastics team will face No. 21 Penn State this Saturday for its first away meet in two weeks. “Traveling away for a Big Ten competition, it’s always a great opportunity,” head coach Kim Landrus said. “And I think that we’re ready to go to State College and just ...

Illinois women’s gymnastics opens season with a victory over Michigan State

January 16, 2014


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Friday, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team began its season with a 195.325-194.150 victory over Michigan State. With the win, the Illini claimed the Victory Plank trophy for the fourth consecutive time. This also marked the first time Illinois opened the season with a score above 195. The balance b...

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