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    Jon Drollinger
    Jon Drollinger
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hoopeston, Ill.

    High School:
    Hoopeston Area

    Height / Weight:
    5-7 / 150

    Position:
    All-Around

    Birthdate:
    10/23/1985

    Highlights
    2007 Academic All-Big Ten
    2007 CGA Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete
    2006 Academic All-Big Ten
    2006 CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete
    2005 CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete

    Junior 2007
    Named a 2007 CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Tabbed an Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Competed on rings for the Illini in every meet ... Tallied three top-three finishes on the year ... Ended the year on a tear on rings, charting near career-bests on rings in his final two routines at NCAA Qualifiers and NCAA Team Finals, tabbing a 9.400 ... Tied a career high (9.500) to earn his first event title of the season against Minnesota ... Led Illini to first dual victory of the season against Iowa with a career-high 9.600 on rings.

    Sophomore 2006
    An Academic All-Big Ten team selection ... Appeared in every meet for the Illini on rings ... Posted a season-high of 9.350 on rings at home against Army (3/11) to take third-place in the event ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... George Huff Award winner.

    Freshman 2005
    A consistent competitor on floor, rings and vault for the Illini ... Scored a season-high 9.375 to place fourth on rings at the Aquafina Pacific Coast Classic ... Picked up a pair of third-place finishes when he topped his season high on rings with a career-high 9.500 and a 9.200 on floor exercise against Illinois-Chicago ... CGA Academic All-America Scholar-Athlete.

    High School/Club
    Finished sixth on the floor exercise at the 2001 Junior Olympic Nationals ... Competed for the Champaign County YMCA ... Placed third on still rings in both the 2002 and 2003 Junior Olympic Nationals ... Academic All-American from 2001-04 ... Coached by Kurt Hettinger.

    Personal
    Born Jon Michael Drollinger on Oct. 23, 1985 ... Son of Michael and Debbie Drollinger ... Majoring in sociology ... Nickname is Soldier ... After finishing school, he plans to pursue a career in Federal law enforcement ... Former summer jobs include coaching at the YMCA ... Upon graduation, he is planning to marry Annie Dawson.

    Drollinger's Career Highs
    Floor Exercise - 9.200 Illinois-Chicago March 12, 2005
    Still Rings - 9.600 Iowa March 3, 2007
    Vault - 9.175 at Windy City Invitational Jan. 8, 2005

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