9 Illini Athletes We Wish We Still Had

By Johnathan Hettinger

1. Deron Williams, point guard of the Brooklyn Nets, men’s basketball 

2. Ashley Spencer, sprinter at Texas, women’s track

3. Steve Stricker, PGA golfer (No. 8 in the world), men’s golf

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4. Corey Liuget, defensive end of the San Diego Chargers, football

5. Justin Spring, men’s gymnastics head coach, men’s gymnastics

6. Kevin Andersen, professional tennis player, men’s tennis

7. Andrew Riley, sprinter of Jamaica, men’s track

8. Karisma Penn, professional basketball player in Nice, France, women’s basketball

9. Colleen Ward, volleyball

Johnathan can be reached at [email protected] and @jhett93.