WEST POINT, N.Y. – His team didn't win the national championship he had hoped for the night before, but Justin Spring's Illinois men's gymnastics team managed to come away with four All-Americans after Saturday's individual championships at the U.S. Military Academy.
"I'm really proud of this team. It was a good growing year," Spring said.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The quest to end a lengthy NCAA title drought will have to wait another year for the top-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team.
Seeking their first national team crown since 1989 and 10th overall, the Illini fell far short in the NCAA Championships team finals Friday night at Christl Arena on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy.
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With a strong performance tonight, Justin Spring's top-ranked gymnasts can join an elite group of teams from Illinois to win national titles.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Illinois’ top-ranked men’s gymnastics team, led by junior Daniel Ribeiro, advanced to the “Super Six” team final for the eighth consecutive year.
The Illini finished second (354.050) in the afternoon qualifying session behind No. 4 Stanford (359.000). No. 5 Ohio State (346.800) also advanced to Friday’s final, which will begin at 6 p.m. at Christl Arena.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Gymnast Luke Stannard became the third Illini to win the prestigious Nissen-Emery Award, which was announced Wednesday night at the NCAA banquet.
The award is given annually to the nation’s top senior male gymnast.
URBANA – Justin Spring knows what it's like to go through an entire college career and never win an NCAA team title.
Four years after his final season at Illinois, that void continues to haunt one of the most decorated gymnasts in the school's history.
Staff writer Jeff Huth's review and preview of all things Illinois:
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Megan Fudge, ranked 106th, upended No. 55 Sonja Molnar 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 singles to help visiting Illinois beat No. 22 Iowa 6-1 in women's tennis Saturday.
Illinois (10-7, 4-1 Big Ten) moved into sole possession of third place in the Big Ten behind Michigan and Northwestern.
lIlinois, which won its second consecutive Big Ten men’s gymnastics title Friday night, jumped two spots to No. 1 in this week’s national poll, which ranked teams by a national qualifying average.
The Illini compiled a team score of 359.700, boosting their national qualifying average to 358.030.
URBANA – Illinois gymnast Melissa Fernandez likely would compete in no more than two events if she is able to return from a leg injury for the NCAA Central Regional meet on Saturday