Women's Gymnastics

Cara Pomeroy
Cara Pomeroy


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

High School:



Ottawa Gymnastics Centre


LSU Meet

Illini's trip to Baton Rouge, La.



Pictures from the trip to Columbia, Mo.


Mixed Pairs

Pictures from Mixed Pairs Exhibition on Dec. 8, 2006


Reading Night at Robeson Elementary

Illini gymnasts read to youngsters at Robeson Elementary.

2007 - Senior: Won the Big Ten Uneven Bars Championship after scoring a 9.950 to become the first Illini since 1999 to win a conference event title...Helped the Illini to a season-high 49.300 team bars score at Big Tens...Second Team All-Big Ten selection is the first Illini to earn All-Big Ten status in each of her four seasons...One of six finalists for the American Award, presented to the nation's top senior female gymnast...Competed in every meet on bars and beam and twice stepped into the floor line-up...Won 10 event titles on the season (7 on bars and 3 on beam) to tie Nicole Cowart for most on the team...Finished fourth on bars at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 9.825...Won both bars (9.950) and beam (9.775) at the State of Illinois Classic on 3/25...Had a string of seven uneven bars event titles in an eight meet span...Was ranked seventh in the nation on the uneven bars in the final GymInfo rankings with a 9.910 event RQS...Team tri-captain...Had 41 career event titles in her career (28 on bars and 13 on beam)...Named Team MVP and team's Scholar-Athlete Award winner...Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2006 - Junior: Junior co-captain...Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (2/8) after recording two first-place finishes at the Illinois State meet...Named to the first team All-Big Ten, while placing third on beam at the conference championships...Hit 33-of-34 routines on the season...Has hit 37 consecutive bar routines entering 2007, dating back to her freshman year...Recorded 10 individual event titles on the season (bars-6, beam-4)...Was a double-winner twice, winning bars and beam at NIU and Iowa...Tied her career high on beam with a 9.900 at UIC to win the event...Recorded personal best on floor of 9.775 to place third against Missouri...Nominated for Illinois Female Athlete of the Year...Was a co-winner of the team awards for Most Outstanding Gymnast, Most Valuable Gymnast, and Most Consistent Beam...Inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society..Academic All-Big Ten, Illinois Scholastic All-State, and George Huff Award recipient.

2005 - Sophomore: Named first team All-Big Ten...Competed on bars and beam in all 13 meets for the Illini...Hit 25-of-26 routines (.962), including 13-of-13 on bars and 12-of-13 on beam...Scored a 9.900 or better on bars in six meets...Won 11 event titles on the season, three on beam and eight on bars...Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on March 1 after placing first on both bars (9.950) and beam (9.850) at the Texas Women's Quad...Won the team's Most Outstanding Gymnast award...Academic All-Big Ten selection and George Huff Award recipient...Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.

2004 - Freshman: Competed at the NCAA Championships on uneven bars, earning a solid 9.800...She and teammate Ashley Williams were the first U of I gymnasts to compete at NCAAs in 17 years...Scored the first perfect 10.0 in Illinois history to win bars at the South Central Regional Championships and became U of I's first Regional Champion since 1977...Tied for fifth on beam at Regionals with a 9.875...Shared the team's Most Outstanding Gymnast award with Ashley Williams...Named second team All-Big Ten...Competed on bars and beam in every meet...Hit 24-of-27 routines (.888), including 13-of-14 on bars...Scored at least a 9.850 on bars in 10 of the last 12 meets, including five scores of 9.900 or better...Won 10 event titles, most on the team, including seven on bars and three on beam...Won both events in the same meet on two occasions, vs. Michigan State (9.900 UB and 9.875 BB) and at the State of Illinois Classic (9.925 UB and 9.850 BB)...Won beam in her first collegiate meet with a 9.750 at NIU...Earned beam season and career high of 9.900 at Ohio State to finish second...George Huff Award recipient...a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.

High School/Club: Competed at the Canada Winter Games in 2003, and captained the Ontario Team which won the gold medal during team competition...Three-time Canadian National Uneven Bars Champion...Finished fourth in the all-around, second on bars and beam and fourth on floor at 2003 Nationals...Best all-around finish at Nationals was a second-place showing in the National Open category in 2001...Competed in the Canadian National Championships every year since 1996...Coached by Tobie Gorman and Lori Ierullo.

Personal: Daughter of Steve and Jill Pomeroy...Has one brother and one sister...Both parents ran track and field at the University of British Columbia...Majoring in kinesiology...Credits her family as having the biggest influence on her athletic career...Five-time honor roll student in high school.

Cara's Career Highs
Bars: 10.000 (4/3/04)
Beam: 9.900 (1/27/07)
Floor: 9.775 (3/11/07)

Individual Titles
Bars: 28
Beam: 13
Total: 41

The Pomeroy File
Nickname: Pommie
Favorite Sports Team: Ottawa Senators
Favorite TV Show: The O.C.
Favorite Actress: Dakota Fanning
Favorite Musical Artist: Kelly Clarkson
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Worst Habit: Falling asleep during movies
Favorite sport besides gymnastics: Beach volleyball
Age I started gymnastics: 3
Something no one knows about me: I know how to ride a unicycle.
Three words that describe me: Motivated, Canadian, caring
What makes Illini gymnastics so unique?: We are all best friends and are always together. Our closeness really allows us to succeed in the gym.

Updated May 2007