Illini gymnasts honored for academics

   Six Illinois women''s gymnasts were named 2003 Scholastic All-Americans by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches.

Hearing aids no hindrance for talented Illini gymnast

   URBANA  There are times when Scott Wetterling is oblivious to the cacophonous atmosphere of a gymnastics meet  the sporting world''s version of a three-ring circus.

   All the Illinois sophomore needs to do to block out the tumult and commotion going on around him is remove his hearing aids. And instantly, all is quiet. Suddenly, Wetterling''s world is reduced to himself, the gymnastics apparatus at hand and his own performance.

Illini pair off to regionals

   Junior Jana Gallagher and freshman Ashley Williams were selected to represent Illinois on April 6 in the NCAA South Central women''s gymnastics regional at Tempe, Ariz.

   Gallagher is making her third regional trip, qualifying for the second straight season in the all-around.

Williams leads Illini gymnasts

   Freshman Ashley Williams won the all-around title Saturday as the Illinois women''s gymnastics team kicked off the road season with a 193.750-190.550 loss at Minnesota.

   Williams tied for first on the uneven bars (9.775) and placed third on the balance beam (9.775). She was fifth in floor exercise (9.725). Her all-around score was 38.750.

Illini women sign three

   Three gymnasts, including the 1999 New Jersey state prep all-around champion, have signed with the Illinois women''s program.

Gymnastics squad ranked fifth

   The Illinois men''s gymnastics team will begin the season as the nation''s fifth-ranked squad, according to the GymInfo/NCAA Preseason Coaches Poll.

Ceremony for Brems set

Urbana native Karen Brems, a 2000 Olympian in cycling, will be inducted into the Tribute to Olympic Athletes on Saturday.

Illini advance in gymnastics

Illinois gymnasts Bob Spelic and Scott Wetterling as well as former Illini Linh Hoang have qualified for the U.S. Championships next month in Philadelphia.

Oka anchors UI with honors

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Illinois senior Leo Oka placed sixth in the all-around to earn his second All-America honor in a row Friday at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships.

Oka scored 54.075.

Illinois misses as team

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Illinois' men's gymnastics team, ranked fourth nationally, did not qualify for the team finals Thursday at the 59th annual NCAA Championships.