Men's Gymnastics

Jon Drollinger
Jon Drollinger


Hoopeston, Ill.

High School:
Hoopeston Area

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 150



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.

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