Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year
Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
Illinois' 3.11 Team GPA Ranks Ninth-Best Nationally
Smurro, Wilner score among Illinois' top-three highest all-time
Ranked No. 1 in nation after winning NCAA title in 2012
18th World Maccabiah Games (2009)
Five-time USAG JO National Qualifier (2004-06, 2009-10)
Two-time USAG JO National Event Semifinalist (2009-10)
Three-time USAG State Champion (Still Rings, 2005-06, 2010)
2013 // Junior
Competed in seven meets on the year, exclusively on the rings ... Finished fifth on the rings at Ohio State ... Posted a career-best rings score of 15.150 at the Metroplex Challenge ... Earned first career title at home against UIC.
2012 // Sophomore
Competed in three meets on rings, finishing fourth in that event against UIC.
2011 // Freshman
Competed in nine meets on rings ... Set a career high on the event at the NCAA team finals with a 14.600 ... Placed third with a 14.500 against UIC.
Graduate of Solon High School ... Competed for Team USA at the 2009 18th World Maccabiah Games ... Five-time USAG Junior Olympic national qualifier ... Two-time USAG JO National event semifinalist ... Three-time USAG state champion on rings.
Born Andrew David Margolis on November 22, 1991 ... Son of Jeffrey and Robyn Margolis ... Has one older sister, Erin ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Hobbies include sports, especially football ... Past summer job includes working as a recreation camp counselor ... Lists Jim Brown as his favorite athlete because he is one of the greatest running backs of all time and played for the Cleveland Browns ... Names his parents as most influencing his athletic career because "they were always supportive of everything I did or wanted to do, no matter what" ... Would like to design roller coasters as a mechanical engineer at a major roller coaster manufacturing company.
Margolis' Career Highs
Rings: 15.050 (at Metroplex Challenge, 1/25/13)