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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 Giana O’Connor was the lead-off on beam. Right before her dismount, she fell during her leap-...

Illinois women’s gymnastics looks to grab win over Minnesota

Illinois' Jordan Naleway performs a routine on the floor during the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday, February 1, 2015.

February 5, 2015

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team is coming off its best meet of the season thus far, but the gymnasts are still focused on improving for Saturday’s home meet against Minnesota. Despite scoring a season-high in last weekend’s win at Huff Hall, the Illini still made mistakes, so they aren’t s...

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 she doing? P-bars?” Buchanan said with a laugh. Appropriately, Buchanan made the observation upon being...

Buchanan takes pride in relationship with her mother, a breast cancer survivor

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

January 29, 2015

One white blood cell held the fate of Erin Buchanan’s heart and soul. The night before one of Erin’s biggest gymnastics meets of her junior year of high school, her mother, Jane, was rushed to the hospital. Jane just had her first chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and...

Illinois women’s gymnastics fails to break Michigan’s winning streak

January 26, 2015

The streak lives on. In Illinois’ case, however, that isn’t a good thing. The No. 11 Illinois women’s gymnastics team traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Sunday to take on conference rival No. 4 Michigan. The Illini entered the meet with hopes of ending their losing streak to the Wolverines, but ...

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 streak against Michigan stands at 43 meets, including head-to-head meets, Big Ten Championships,...

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 win over Rutgers. “They touched well, and went out and competed with confidence,” head coach Kim ...

Gymnastics begins season at Orange and Blue meet

Illinois' Tyson Bull performs a high bar routine at the Orange and Blue Exhibition at Huff Hall on Sunday.

December 8, 2014

It was an afternoon of introductions, competition and humor Sunday at Huff Hall as the Illinois men’s and women’s gymnastics teams made their season debuts at the Orange and Blue Exhibition. Gymnasts were divided into Team Orange and Team Blue, matched up in four rounds of five head-to-head competitions in each ro...

Illinois women’s gymnastics has historic season

May 14, 2014

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....

Freshmen lead Illinois women’s gymnastics to 11th-place finish at nationals

April 21, 2014

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team failed to reach its season goal of placing in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala. The team placed 11th overall, but its final score of 195.800 marked the highest nationals score in program history. “We came ever so close to it,” head coach Kim Landrus ...

Illinois women’s golf finishes 6th at Lady Buckeye Spring Invite

April 21, 2014

The Illinois women’s golf team had one of its best finishes of the spring after scoring a 927 to close out the regular season with a sixth-place finish at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invite at the Scarlet Golf Course in Columbus, Ohio. The Illini had six golfers play three rounds over the course of Sat...

Illinois women’s gymnastics takes 11th at Nationals

April 19, 2014

The Illinois women's gymnastics team ended its season with an 11th-place finish at nationals Friday. Its final score of 195.800 was the first score below a 196 since Feb. 28, when it competed against Oklahoma. The Illini competed Friday afternoon at the Birmingham Civic Center in Birmingham, Ala. T...

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