Phillips, Mason win their first event titles of season
Illinois will honor seniors Brown, Mori, Phillips, Smurro prior to Saturday's meet
Smurro, Peters won event titles
Teams to square off Saturday at 9 p.m. CT
Bradley, Wilner, Hartville win event titles in home opener
Photos from 2013 student-athlete graduates from various sports. (photos by Derek Neal, May 10, 2013).
The No. 6 Illini suffered a 425.400-424.250 loss to No. 11 Nebraska on March 23.
Illinois fell short to Iowa 428.45-428.40.
The Illini took down Minnesota, 21-9, in a match play meet on March 8, 2013.
Blue defeated Orange in exhibition meet on Dec. 9 at Huff Hall
Competed in five meets on pommel horse, recording a career-best 14.300 against Ohio State.
Made lone appearance of the season at the UIC quad meet, recording a 15.200 in collegiate debut on vault.
Competed in two meets on pommel horse ... Scored a 13.850 in his collegiate debut at UIC on Feb. 28 ... Posted a score of 13.200 the following weekend at Iowa.
Graduate of Walter Payton College Prep ... Coached by Arkadi Andreushenko ... Competed at regionals in 2008 ... Participated at the Junior Olympics Nationals in 2005 and 2006.
Born Malcolm Clayton Brown on April 22, 1991 ... Son of Tony Brown and Delores Wheeler ... Hobbies include gymnastics, photography and biking ... Biggest thrill in sports is the adrenaline rush from big skills on floor or hitting a nice set on horse ... Favorite athlete is former Illini gymnast Ted Brown, because he is a great example of a gymnast who really appreciated the sport and exemplified determination and a fiery will to continue despite life-changing circumstances ... Honor roll student.
Brown's Career Highs
Pommel Horse: 14.300 (vs. Ohio State, 3/2/12)
Vault: 14.200 (at UIC w/ Air Force/Stanford, 3/4/11)