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

By Tyler Fedak

March 16, 2016

name staff writerThe 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 runnin...

Naleway's love for gymnastics and team keeps her involved

Illinois' Jordan Naleway performs a routine on the floor during the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2015.  Naleway now works as an assistant student coach as she finishes up her undergraduate degree.

By Ashley Wijangco

March 13, 2016

Tweet: Former #Illini gymnast Jordan Naleway finishes time with @IlliniWGym as student assistant coach | LinkThen-senior Jordan Naleway felt a wave of sadness as the Illinois women's gymnastics team prepared for its final rotation Feb. 27, 2015.She was set to lead off on floor, but this wasn't just an...

Illinois women’s gymnastics head to Big Five Meet

By Tyler Fedak

March 11, 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 championships approaching, the team is just getting warmed up.The Illini are fresh off four straight ...

Illini women's gymnasts show off choreography skills

Giana O'Connor on the bars during the match against Michigan at Huff Hall on January 22, 2016. Michigan won 196.825 to 195.15.

By Tyler Fedak

February 25, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniWGym Gymnasts participate in LipSync Challenge #IlliniSinging and dancing are great outlets to express creativity and bring people together. For Illinois' women's gymnasts, the dancing part is second nature. But when it comes to singing, those who can, do and those who can’t, lip-sync...

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.

By Tyler Fedak

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

Illinois back to Huff to face Iowa

Illinois' Erin Buchanan competes her floor exercise routine during the Gym Jam at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

By Tyler Fedak

February 12, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniWGym returns to Huff Hall to start the second half of the season #illiniAfter two weeks on the road, the Illinois women’s gymnastics team is bringing the flips back to Huff Hall to kick off the second half of its season.The No. 20 Illini (3-2, 2-2 Big Ten) have split their last two Big Te...

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

By Tyler Fedak

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 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

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.

By Tyler Fedak

February 1, 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 Ten matchup competing on the uneven bars. Junior Mary Jane Horth performed her third 9.900 routine of ...

No.17 Illinois women's gymnastics falls to No.3 Michigan

Illinois' Mary Jane Horth 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.

By Tyler Fedak

January 24, 2016

In its first home meet of the season, No. 17 Illinois women’s gymnastics fell to No. 3 Michigan 196.900-195.150ssCompeting on home turf was a helpful change of atmosphere for Illinois.“We always love being back in Huff,” said junior Mary Jane Horth. “Seeing familiar faces out in the crowd is so nice and...

Gymnastics helps Lizzy LeDuc grow as a Filipino

Gymnastics helps Lizzy LeDuc grow as a Filipino

By Ashley Wijangco

October 18, 2015

Illinois freshman gymnast Lizzy LeDuc made her first trip to the Philippines in May 2014. Despite being half Filipina and feeling like she resembled a Filipina, she noticed that she still stood out among all of the Filipinos there.“I don’t look like them, super dark, and I hadn’t been tanning f...