Blue defeated Orange in exhibition meet on Dec. 9 at Huff Hall
All-Around All-American (2013)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 28, 2013)
Fighting Illini Team Attitude Award (2013)
Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
Career Highs Floor Exercise: 14.750 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13) Pommel Horse: 14.450 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13) Still Rings: 15.500 (vs. Penn State, 3/2/13) Vault: 13.900 (at Big Ten Team Finals, 4/5/13) Parallel Bars: 15.200 (at UIC, 1/12/13) High Bar: 15.150 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13) All-Around: 85.850 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13)
2014 // Sophomore
Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Qualified for Big Ten Event Finals on still rings ... Competed primarily on rings, parallel bars, and high bar ... Had six top-five finishes during the regular season ... Won still rings title vs. UIC (14.450).
2013 // Freshman
Earned All-America honors in the all-around ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors on Jan. 28 ... Won four all-around titles ... Won the high bar against Penn State and California ... Also won the parallel bars at UIC ... Earned the team's Fighting Illini Attitude Award at the postseason banquet ... Posted at least one top-five finish on each apparatus except vault.
High School/Club Graduate of Parkland High School ... Coached by Joe Stallone ... 2011 and 2012 junior national team member.
Personal Born Joseph Alexander Peters on June 21, 1994 ... Son of Albert and Molly Peters ... Hobbies include hanging with his teammates and listening to music ... Biggest thrill in sports is achieving goals ... Favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant because he is a winner ... Four-time Academic All-American ... Illinois hero growing up was Justin Spring.