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    Joey Peters
    Joey Peters
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Orefield, Pa.

    High School:
    Parkland High School

    Height / Weight:
    5-5 / 125

    Position:
    AA

    Birthdate:
    05/21/1994

    12/08/2013

    Blue Wins Orange and Blue Exhibition

    Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year

    12/06/2013

    Illinois Gymnastics Set for Orange & Blue Exhibition

    Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

    08/07/2013

    Eleven Illini Garner All-America Scholar-Athlete Honor

    Illinois' 3.11 Team GPA Ranks Ninth-Best Nationally

    04/21/2013

    Four Illini Qualify for NCAA Event Finals

    Illinois finished sixth in team finals; Peters earned All-America recognition in all-around

    04/21/2013

    Hartville Captures NCAA Vault Title

    Three Illini earn All-America honors during event finals

    03/23/2013

    Illinois vs. Nebraska (Senior Day)

    The No. 6 Illini suffered a 425.400-424.250 loss to No. 11 Nebraska on March 23.

    03/11/2013

    Gym Jam 2013

    Illinois fell short to Iowa 428.45-428.40.

    03/09/2013

    Illinois vs. Minnesota (Match Play)

    The Illini took down Minnesota, 21-9, in a match play meet on March 8, 2013.

    12/11/2012

    Orange & Blue Exhibition

    Blue defeated Orange in exhibition meet on Dec. 9 at Huff Hall

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    • All-Around All-American (2013)
    • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 28, 2013)
    • Fighting Illini Team Attitude Award (2013)
    • Won four all-around titles

    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
    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.

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