Who''s that Illini?
In 1980, I ended a 10-year Illini drought by winning an NCAA title in men''s gymnastics. My crown came in the pommel horse, an event I ruled at the Big Ten meet in 1979 and ''80. My prowess in the pommel horse also earned me All-America honors in 1978 and ''80. My top score in my signature event – 9.85 – still ranks among the top five all time at Illinois. I performances in the gym and the classroom earned me the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1980.