Illinois' 3.11 Team GPA Ranks Ninth-Best Nationally
Illinois finished sixth in team finals; Peters earned All-America recognition in all-around
Three Illini earn All-America honors during event finals
Illinois will look to defend its title tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CT
April 19-21, 2013 // University Park, Pa. // Recreation Building
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
Freshman // 2013
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.
Graduate of Parkland High School ... Coached by Joe Stallone ... 2011 and 2012 junior national team member.
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.
Peters' 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)