Men's Gymnastics



  Travis Romagnoli
Travis Romagnoli
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ontario

High School:
Cardinal Carter H.S.

Event:
All-Around

Major:
Liberal Arts & Sciences

1998-99: Earned the team's Most Valuable Gymnast Award Broke his hand on March 22 in practice to end junior season prior to the Big Ten Championships National rankings prior to injury: 2nd in all-around, 16th on floor, 20th on pommel horse, 17th on still rings, 4th on vault, 1st on parallel bars, 2nd on high bar Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week three times, more than any other conference gymnast Won the all-around in seven of the 10 regular season meets in 1999 Placed first on parallel bars with a team-season high 9.80 and set a new career-high on pommel horse with his 9.750 second place score in dual meet at California Took the all-around title, besting three of the nation's top six all-arounders from Ohio State with a score of 57.80 In same meet, tied a team season high on high bar of 9.90 for first place, while also winning the pommel horse for the first time this season with a 9.650 score Won the all-around with a score of 56.85, while also winning the floor (9.70), parallel bars (9.750) and high bar (9.750) in home meet vs. Minnesota Won the all-around competition at Penn State with a 57.30 score Also won the vault, parallel bars and high bar at PSU Against UIC: Won the all-around with a 57.40 score, while also taking first on vault, parallel bars and high bar Placed first in four events including the all-around with a score of 57.950 against the fourth-ranked Hawkeyes Also won the vault, floor exercise, parallel bars and high bar at the same meet Won the all-around at Michigan State with a score of 57.30, while placing first on the vault and high bar with scores of 9.55 and 9.85 respectivley Runner-up in the all-around and placed first on parallel bars at the Windy City Invitational.

1997-98: Scored a 58.225 to become the all-around national champion at the 1998 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships and lead the Illini to a third place national finish Was also the vault national champion with score of 9.7125 Named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Year and earned a place on the all-Big Ten team Won the high bar title at the Big Ten Championships Scored in the top eight of five other events at the Big Ten Championships Placed second at nationals in the parallel bars and high bar, and placed fifth in the floor exercise Five-time all-American last season in the all-around, vault, floor, parallel bars and high bar events Won five of six events to score a career-best 58.325 in the all-around against Michigan and Penn State Broke Illinois' school record on the parallel bars with a score of 9.85 Was Illinois' top scorer in five events: floor exercise, vault, parallel bars, high bar and all-around Held the highest GPA in the sophomore class for all male athletes at Illinois Was the runer-up for the Dike Eddleman University of Illinois Male Athlete of the Year award Earned Academic All-America honors with a 3.54 GPA in bioengineering.

1996-97: Tied for third in the all-around (57.675) and placed third on the vault (9.725) at the NCAA Championships, becoming a two-time All-American . . . Tied an Illinois record on the vault with a 9.80 against Iowa . . . Won the Big Ten vault title with a score of 9.675, becoming the first Illinois freshman to win an individual event since 1988 . . . Also finished fourth on the high bar (9.5) and floor exercise (9.5) and tied for fifth on the parallel bars (9.575) at Big Tens . . . Ranks among the top five for the Illini in every event, along with posting the top score on the vault (9.80), high bar (9.90) and all-around (57.80).

High School: Won the vault and pommel horse and placed third in the all-around at the 1997 Canadian National Championships Won a gold medal in team competition at the Commonwealth Games in 1994 Earned a bronze medal in team competition at the Pan Am Games in 1995 Was also a member of the World Championship teams in '94, '95 and '97.

Personal: Travis Lawrence Romagnoli was born on June 2, 1976 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada The son of Carlo and Adele Romagnoli Lists his parentsas the biggest influence in his athletic career.

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