Track and Field
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ Chatrice White was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time this season Monday. The 6-foot-3 center out of Shelby, Neb., averaged 16.5 points, six rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game in the Illini’s blowout victories against Virginia and Southern Illinois. She last earned the honor Nov. 24, when she shared it with Indiana guard Tyra Buss.
Jannelle Flaws’ 17 goals during the 2014 season ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big Ten — even with Illinois women’s soccer making a quick postseason exit in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament.
CHICAGO — The University of Illinois has been designated an official U.S. Paralympic Training Site, the United States Olympic Committee announced Friday.
Former Illinois track and field standout Gia Lewis-Smallwood ended her 2014 season with a first-place showing in the Continental Cup’s discus event on Saturday.
GLASGOW, Scotland — Former Illini track and field athlete Andrew Riley made his experience in the 20th Commonwealth Games one he will always remember.
Riley earned his first major international victory by capturing gold in the event’s 110-meter hurdles. His time of 13.32 bested England’s William Sharman by four hundredths of a second.
CHAMPAIGN — The swanky Colonnades Club at Memorial Stadium hosts 1,000-plus Illinois football fans on Saturdays in the fall.
In the offseason, the calendar is crammed with wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners and private parties.
Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase marries high school sweetheart Morgan in Kansas City, Mo., and has three Illini teammates serve as groomsmen.
Top Male Athletes
1. Jesse Delgado, wrestling. Back-to-back national champion at 125 pounds first to do so in Illini history at that weight class. Best news? He still has a year of eligibility left.