Men's Gymnastics


Chris Lung
Chris Lung

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lexington, Mass.

High School:
Lexington

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 135

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
05/11/1987

03/02/2009

Illinois vs. Ohio State

January 24, 2009

Highlights
2009 CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete
2009 Academic All-Big Ten
2008 Academic All-Big Ten
2008 CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete
2007 Academic All-Big Ten
2007 CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete
2006 All-American Pommel Horse
2006 Big Ten Runner-Up Pommel Horse
2006 CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete

Senior 2009
Qualified for NCAA Individual Event Finals after posting a career-best 14.800 on the high bar...placed second on the parallel bars (14.350) against Penn State (2/14)...finished in third place on the vault with a career-high 15.750 versus UIC (3/7)...hit a career-high 14.800 on the pommel horse at the Big Ten Team Championships...finished in fourth place on the pommel horse (14.475) at the Big Ten Individual Championships...Academic All-Big Ten selection...CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete.

Junior 2008
Set a career high on rings at the NCAA Team Finals with a score of 14.150 ... Competed on every event except floor in every Illini meet on the season ... Set career-highs on pommel horse and high bar at the Tri-Meet against Minnesota/Iowa with scores of 14.400 and 14.350, respectively ... Had a top-three finish on vault in the dual meet against Michigan, finishing third with 15.650 ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Sophomore 2007
2007 Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Set a career-high 8.900 on high bar at NCAA Qualifiers ... Tallied a season-high on pommel horse (8.700) at NCAA Qualifiers ... Competed on pommel horse in every Illini meet this season ... Had two top-three finishes on pommel horse ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete.

Freshman 2006
Excelled in his first collegiate season, earning All-America status with a fifth-place finish on pommel horse (8.925) ... Took second on pommel horse at Big Tens (8.825) ... Set career highs on four events: 9.000 on pommel horse and 8.500 on rings at NCAA Team Finals (4/7), 8.850 on parallel bars at Ohio State (1/28) and a season-high of 8.800 on high bar at NCAA Team qualifying (4/6) ... Earned two event titles on pommel horse at Illinois-Chicago (2/25) and one against Army (3/11) ... Consistent competitor for the Orange and Blue on pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and high bar ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... George Huff Award winner.

High School/Club
2005 National team member ... 2005 Junior Olympic National pommel horse champion ... 2005 Massachusetts state champion ... Competed for the Massachusetts Gymnastics Center ... 2005 regional champion ... Coached by Cal Booker.

Personal
Born Christopher Brian Lung on May 11, 1987 ... Son of Victor and Janet Lung ... Majoring in business ... Has two sisters, Kristen and Tiffany ... Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because he's one of the greatest players of all time ... Biggest thrill in sports is winning ... Hobbies include playing all sports and following the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics ... Past summer jobs include coaching gymnastics.

Lung's Career Highs
Pommel Horse - 14.800 at Big Ten Team Finals April 3, 2009
Still Rings - 14.450 at UIC March 7, 2009
Vault- 15.750 at UIC March 7, 2009
Parallel Bars - 14.500 at UIC March 7, 2009
High Bar - 14.800 at NCAA Team Finals April 17, 2009

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