Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year
Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
Weinstein tied for first on floor with a 9.9
Illinois reaching NCAA's for third time in past five years
Illinois finishes second in Regionals with a 196.025
Illini women's gymnastics team competed at the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, California.
Photos from the women's gymnastics meet against Ohio State at Huff Hall
Photos from the Illinois women's gymnastics meet vs. Minnesota
Photos of women's gymnastics at the 2011 Mixed Pairs exhibition meet.
2013 - Junior: Second-Team All-Big Ten ... Posted three scores of 9.8 or higher at the NCAA Championships ... Made All-Big Ten Championship Team after finishing in a tie for second place on floor with a 9.95 ... Became one of six Illini gymnasts all-time to score a 9.95 on floor, a career high she achieved twice this season ... Ranked 20th in the country on floor ... Captured a floor title at Missouri with a 9.925 ... Competed in the all-around four times, achieving a new career high of 39.325 ... Also tied her career high on beam in her home state of Minneosta against the Gophers when she scored a 9.85 ... Earned 16 Top-5 finishes on the year ...Academic All-Big Ten.
2012 - Sophomore: Placed fourth on floor and sixth on vault at the NCAA Champaign Regional ... Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Tied for sixth on vault at the Big Ten Championships ... Won a team-high six floor titles and hit all 13 routines on the event while scoring a 9.850 or better 11 times ... Ranked third on the team with 11 individual titles and had 24 top-five finishes ... Tied the second-best vault score in school history with a personal-best 9.925 at UIC ... Turned in career highs on bars (9.825) and beam (9.850) ... Competed in the all-around five times, highlighted by a career-best 39.175 ... Earned the team's Scholar-Athlete award ... Scholastic All-American... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 - Freshman: Big Ten vault champion, tying for the top spot with a career-high 9.900 ... Also tied for fourth on floor at the Big Ten Championships with a 9.900 ... Was twice named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 21 & March 7) ... Won four event titles on vault and one on floor along with earning four other runner-up finishes ... Competed on vault, beam and floor at the NCAA Championships ... Led the Illini on vault and recorded a career-best 9.850 on beam at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, helping the squad earn its second national bid ... Competed on floor at every meet and tallied a career-high 9.925, which tied the sixth-best mark in school history ... Hit 11-of-11 vaults and 7-of-7 beam routines.
High School/Club: Was named the 2010 Minnesota JO Senior of the Year ... Six-time JO Level 10 National Qualifier ... Four-time Level 10 Regional champion in the all-around ... Won two individual titles at the 2010 JO National Championships, taking first on vault and floor while also finishing fourth in the all-around ... Finished first on vault, second in the all-around and third on bars at the 2010 Region IV meet ... Won the floor title at the 2010 Minnesota state meet along with tallying runner-up finishes on vault, bars and in the all-around ... Placed second on vault and uneven bars, seventh on floor and ninth in the all-around at the 2009 JO National Championships ... 2009 Minnesota Junior Olympic Athlete of the Year ... Took sixth on beam at the 2005 JO National Championships ... Club team was Tags South... Coached by Bryon Hough and Mindy Kiff.
Personal: Born May 31, 1991 ... Daughter of Gary and Shari See ... Says she chose Illinois because "the university not only provides a great education, but also has a successful gymnastics team." ... Majoring in Broadcast Journalism.
Amber's Career Highs
Vault: 9.925 - (at UIC, 2/25/12)
Bars: 9.825 (vs. Michigan State, 2/17/12)
Beam: 9.850 - (3x, last at Minnesota, 2/9/13)
Floor: 9.95 - (twice, last at Big Ten Championships, 3/23/13)
All-Around: 39.325 (vs. Ball State & UIC, 3/10/13)
The See File
How you would describe Illinois' campus in five words or less:Beautiful, refreshing, old, new, busy
What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: Is this real life?!!!
Best memory from NCAA Championships:Both the campus and the arena at UCLA was beautiful!
Best memory from LA (outside of competing): Going to Santa Monica pier with the girls and our parents.
What recent alum you miss the most and what you learned from her: I couldn't pick- Jac, because she knew how to calm me down, motivate me and make me laugh. She always reminded me to do gymnastics for God first, the girls next and ourselves after. But, I also miss Hannah's enthusiasm, laughter and jokes.
Fondest team activity memory outside of competing:The memories I have made with both the boys and girls team during Champaign Summers.
Favorite Illini sporting event to attend outside your own: Illini Hockey
Favorite guilty pleasure food item: Nutella
Favorite gymnastics event to end a meet on: Vault or Floor
Favorite opponent to compete against and why: Alabama- the girls on the team are humble and their crowd truly loves gymnastics.
Favorite movie from last year: Silver Lining's Playbook, Argo and The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- couldn't choose one.
Favorite show on TV right now: Breaking Bad
Favorite color and number: Light purple and 7
Favorite dance craze (wobble, cupid shuffle, etc.): I love swing dancing and ballroom dancing. I wish everyone danced like that all the time- it's just so classy!
Favorite building on the quad and why: The Union because it has good food and great places to study. Plus, I love sitting outside on the back deck.
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Favorite class you've taken and why: I took an automobile class and it was super fun and the teacher was awesome! I would say every person in the class agreed.
Favorite youtube video: Cat plays the bongos.
Favorite person to follow on twitter and why: Childhood Ruined because it makes every child who was born in the 90's laugh.
Favorite summertime and winter activity:Boating and sledding
How you would describe your class (Sr, Jr, etc) of girls:Loud, outgoing and always laughing.
One goal you have set for yourself this season: Become an All-American
Name 3 things on your future bucket list: Learn to play the guitar, go kite boarding and live on Lake Minnetonka
If you could relive one day, what would it be: The day I went skydiving.