2009 Academic All-Big Ten
2007 NAIGC National Champion on Pommel Horse
Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Member of the U of I gymnastics squad.
Prior to becoming an Illini
A member of the Flippin' Illini Gymnastics club at the University of Illinois from 2006-07 ... 2007 pommel horse champion at the NAIGC nationals.
Graduate of Lake Park High School where he was a three-year varsity letterwinner in gymnastics ... Coached by Rick Orna and Keith Matune ... In 2004, state qualifier on pommel horse ... Given the honor of team captain during his stint at Lake Park ... 2005 state qualifier on high bars and parallel bars, while placing 18th on pommel horse.
Born Nathan Lester Luketin on May 23, 1987 ... Son of Scott and Teresa Luketin ... Has one brother, Jake, who currently attends the University of Illinois ... Hobbies include playing tennis ... Biggest thrill in sports is the anticipation before each competition ... Academic honors include the Dean's List in 2005 and 2006 at Illinois ... Credits his mom as the most influential person in his life because of her independence ... The most influential person in his athletic career is Ted Brown because he has been a great coach and inspirational athlete ... Past summer jobs include coaching gymnastics.