Spring in his step

After four top-three finishes leading the No. 3 Illini to a win against eighth-ranked Minnesota, men''s gymnast Justin Spring was named the Big Ten Men''s Gymnast of the Week.

The two-time All-American won titles in the floor exercise (9.5) and parallel bars(9.1) and is the first Illini to be honored since Bob Rogers won the award on Feb. 11, 2002. Spring also placed second on the vault (9.425) and third on the high bar (9.35).

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