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    Brian Liscovitz
    Brian Liscovitz
    Hometown:
    Hillsborough, N.J.

    High School:
    Immaculata

    Position:
    Volunteer Assistant Coach

    Experience:
    First Season

    Alma Mater:
    University of Illinois, 2010

    04/08/2009

    2009 Big Ten Championships

    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Career Highlights
    Second-Team All-Big Ten (2010)
    Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree (2010)
    All-American (Parallel Bars, 2008)
    Junior Olympics All-American (Parallel Bars, 2006)
    Three-time State Champion (Parallel Bars, 2004-06)
    Two-time New Jersey State Champion (All-Around, 2004 & 2006)
    Junior Olympics National Champion (Parallel Bars, 2004)

    Senior 2010
    Second-team All-Big Ten ... Placed second on parallel bars at the Big Ten Individual Event Finals ... Captured the parallel bars title against Minnesota with a score of 14.600 ... Secured six top-three finishes on the year ... Posted new career highs on pommel horse (13.700) and high bar (14.900) ... Team captain ... Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree.

    Junior 2009
    Set a career-best mark on the high bar (14.550) at the Big Ten Team Finals ... Placed fifth on the parallel bars at the Big Ten Individual Finals ... Captured titles on the high bar (14.350) versus Penn State and the parallel bars against Iowa.

    Sophomore 2008
    NCAA All-American with a seventh-place finish on the parallel bars with a score of 14.575 ... Saw action in every meet ... Set a career-high on the parallel bars at the Big Ten Team Championships, scoring 15.250 ... Also had career highs on the pommel horse at the NCAA Team Qualifying with a score of 13.700 and on the high bar against Michigan, scoring 14.500 ... Competed on vault at the Tri-Meet with Minnesota and Iowa, scoring 14.250.

    Freshman 2007
    Had an immediate impact on the Illini roster as a freshman, competing on the pommel horse in every meet ... Also saw action on the parallel bars in 10 meets and on high bar in four ... Set a season-high score of 8.450 on the pommel horse at the NCAA Team Finals ... Set season bests at his first collegiate competition of the year at the Windy City Invitational. notching a 9.100 on the parallel bars and an 8.700 on the high bar ... His mark on parallel bars at Windy City held as the fifth-highest score for an Illini on the season.

    High School/Club
    Competed for the Surgent's Elite Club ... Coached by Matt Stevenson and Rich Pulsfort ... In 2006, placed fourth on the parallel bars at Junior Olympic Nationals ... Two-time New Jersey all-around state champion (2004, 2006) ... Three-time state champion on parallel bars (2004-06) ... Region 7 team member ... J.O. parallel bars national champion in 2004 ... Graduate of Immaculata High School in Somerville, N.J.

    Personal
    Born Brian Liscovitz on Aug. 28, 1987 ... Son of Michael and Joanne Liscovitz ... Father works in the computer software industry, while his mother works in real estate ... Has one sister, Meredith ... Hobbies include golf and playing video games ... Biggest thrill in sports came when he won on the parallel bars at the 2004 Junior Olympic Nationals ... Past summer jobs include owning and running his own lawn mowing business ... Majoring in speech communications ... Plans to pursue a career in real estate investment after graduation ... The most influential people in his life are his parents, because of all the support and encouragement they have provided ... The most influential people in his athletic career are Ted Brown and David Durante, because they always had the odds against them and still seemed to come out on top.

    Liscovitz's Career Highs
    Pommel Horse: 13.700 (vs. Michigan, 3/13/10)
    Vault: 14.250 (at UIC, 3/21/08)
    Parallel Bars: 15.250 (at Big Ten Team Championships, 4/4/08)
    High Bar: 14.900 (at Big Ten Team Championships, 4/2/10)

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