Men's Gymnastics


Vince Smurro
Vince Smurro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manasquan, N.J.

High School:
Christian Brothers Academy

Last College:
William and Mary

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Position:
FX, VT, PB, HB

Birthdate:
01/17/1991

08/07/2013

Eleven Illini Garner All-America Scholar-Athlete Honor

Illinois' 3.11 Team GPA Ranks Ninth-Best Nationally

04/21/2013

Four Illini Qualify for NCAA Event Finals

Illinois finished sixth in team finals; Peters earned All-America recognition in all-around

04/21/2013

Hartville Captures NCAA Vault Title

Three Illini earn All-America honors during event finals

04/19/2013

Illini Advance to NCAA Team Finals for 11th Straight Season

Illinois will look to defend its title tomorrow night at 6 p.m. CT

04/17/2013

#7 Illini Ready to Defend Title at NCAA Championships

April 19-21, 2013 // University Park, Pa. // Recreation Building

04/06/2013

2013 Big Ten Championships

Freshman Fred Hartville won the Big Ten vault title, and sophomore Mike Wilner finished second on rings.

03/23/2013

Illinois vs. Nebraska (Senior Day)

The No. 6 Illini suffered a 425.400-424.250 loss to No. 11 Nebraska on March 23.

03/11/2013

Gym Jam 2013

Illinois fell short to Iowa 428.45-428.40.

03/09/2013

Illinois vs. Minnesota (Match Play)

The Illini took down Minnesota, 21-9, in a match play meet on March 8, 2013.

Career Highlights
CGA All-American Scholar-Athlete (2012)
USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships (All-American, Silver Medalist on HB, 2010)
Third All-Time for William and Mary on FX
Eighth All-Time for William and Mary on HB
Ninth All-Time for William and Mary on PB

2013 // Senior
Tied the third-best floor exercise score in school history at Ohio State (15.900) ... Won the floor exercise at both Ohio State and California ... Competed in 13 meets ... Posted five top-five finishes on the floor and two top-five finishes on parallel bars ... Also competed in 11 meets on the high bar, setting a career high (14.400) against Ohio State ... Set a career-best parallel bars score (14.900) against Penn State ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

William & Mary
Two-year letterwinner at William & Mary ... Third all-time on floor, eighth all-time on high bar, ninth all-time on parallel bars.

Junior 2012
Competed in 11 meets in debut season for the Illini, performing on floor in all 11 competitions and five times each on parallel bars and high bar ... Posted five top-five finishes ... Placed second on floor against UIC and Iowa and on parallel bars at Iowa ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Chosen as one of two 2013 team captains by his teammates.

High School

Graduate of Christian Brothers Academy ... Lettered in soccer.

Personal
Born Vincent Andrew Smurro on Jan. 17, 1991 ... Son of Vito and Frances Smurro ... Has three siblings, Gina, Vito and Francesca ... Brother, Vito, and sister, Francesca, play soccer at St. Joseph's ... Hobbies include basketball and card games ... Lists favorite athlete as soccer star Lionel Messi ... Hopes to attend medical school.

Smurro's Career Highs
Floor Exercise: 15.900 (at Ohio State, 2/23/13)
Pommel Horse: 14.600 (at Navy Open, 1/23/10)
Vault: 13.600 (at Temple, 2/18/11)
Parallel Bars: 14.900 (vs. Penn state, 3/2/13)
High Bar: 14.400, twice (last at Ohio State, 2/23/13)

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