Athletics News

Lexi  Shurilla
Lexi Shurilla

Position: Staff Writer

Alma Mater:
Illinois (B.S. News-Editorial Journalism '12)

Lexi Shurilla joined the University of Illinois Athletics staff in the summer of 2013 as a staff writer. Shurilla writes the ICYMI: "In Case You Missed It" column for football and men's basketball games. She also writes feature stories for game day programs and for, featuring all sports at the University of Illinois.

After graduating from Illinois in May 2012 with a degree in news-editorial journalism, Shurilla completed an internship as a contributing writer and editorial assistant for She was an editor for the website, as well as contributed articles about the upcoming Big Ten football season and life at the University of Illinois at the Urbana-Champaign campus. In the spring of 2013, she became a correspondent for the Piatt County Journal-Republican where she covered girls' soccer, along with writing feature stories and photography for the paper.

She is currently earning her M.S. in recreation, sport and tourism at Illinois with a sport management focus.

By Lexi Shurilla