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
Illinois looking to qualify for third NCAA Championships
52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year
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.
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 - (at NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional, 4/2/11)
Floor: 9.925 - (vs. Western Michigan, 3/6/11)
All-Around: 39.175 (vs. Ohio State, 2/4/12)
The See File
My best memory as an Illini: Qualifying for NCAA Nationals as a team my freshman year
What I've learned from Coach Landrus: Consistency is more valuable than difficulty.
Being a Fighting Illini means: Bleeding orange and blue till the day you die
Unique/quirky habit of one of your teammates: Liz can fall asleep at anytime, anywhere.
Which teammate would you want with you if you were stranded on an island: Elise because she can cook well and is outdoorsy being from Minnesota.
Craziest/most outgoing teammate: Sarah
First impression when you met your team, has it changed: No, they are still super loud and outgoing.
Favorite event: Floor
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Jon Langan (Hockey)
Favorite post-meet meal: Steak and mash potatoes
Favorite thing to do on the quad: Look at the stars
Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Makayla Maroney
Favorite all-time gymnast: Shawn Johnson
Favorite sports team: The Minnesota Twins
Favorite movie: Inception
Favorite TV show: Friends
Favorite place to travel to for a meet: University of Alabama
Pre-meet superstitions: I don't believe in superstition
Song you're embarrassed to liking right now: I get embarrassed sometimes to blast broadway songs in my car.
One thing you've dreamt about doing: Skydiving and bungee jumping
If you could perform one of your routines anywhere on campus, where would you go?: Somewhere no one would see me because tumbling on the grass is not what I am best at.
What movie role would you like to act in: Sandy in Grease!
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Reese Witherspoon
One thing I can't go a day without: My cell phone
Name something most people don't know about you: I have been to the World Series