Women's Gymnastics

Julie Crall
Julie Crall

Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Ursuline Academy



Queen City Gymnastics



Pictures from the trip to Columbia, Mo.


Reading Night at Robeson Elementary

Illini gymnasts read to youngsters at Robeson Elementary.

2009 - Senior: Won the beam title at the IGI Chicago Style Invite with a 9.850 ... Scored a season-high 9.875 on beam at Washington to finish second ... Had three runner-up finishes on the balance beam on the season ... Battled injuries all season, limiting her only to the balance beam ... Finished her career with 16 career event titles, including 13 on beam ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2008 - Junior: 2008 Big Ten Balance Beam Champion with a career-high tying 9.900 at the conference meet ... Competed on bars and beam in all 13 meets ... Finished eighth on uneven bars at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 9.825 ... Won seven event titles on the year, six on beam and one on bars ... Set a career-high 9.850 on bars to finish first at the State of Illinois Classic ... Tied her career-high and won the beam at Denver with a 9.900 ... Also won individual beam titles against Ohio State, at Iowa, at Auburn and vs. Missouri ... Ended the season ranked 15th in the nation on beam with an RQS of 9.875 ... Academic All-Big Ten and Illinois Scholastic All-State selection.

2007 - Sophomore: Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... Was one of Illinois' top performers before suffering a season-ending Achilles tear while warming up before floor exercise on March 9 vs. Auburn ... Competed regularly on three events before the injury and competed all-around on two occasions ... Won six event titles on the season (one on vault, four on beam, and one on floor) and had 11 top-three finishes ... Was a double-winner at Illinois State on 3/4, taking first on vault and beam ... Set career-highs on vault (9.850), beam (9.900) and floor (9.850) during the season ... Had eight career event titles in her first two seasons (one on vault, six on beam and one on floor) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection and Illinois Scholastic All State Award recipient.

2006 - Freshman: Named to the All-Big Ten second team ... Tied for third on beam with teammate Cara Pomeroy at the Big Ten Championships (9.825) ... Finished fifth in the all-around at the NCAA South Central Regional meet with a career-high 38.950 ... Recorded an individual event title vs. Missouri on beam with a score of 9.875 ... Set a career high with a 9.825 on floor against Missouri ... Won the second event title of her career at the State of Illinois Classic on beam, tying her personal-best score of 9.875 ... Claimed seven second-place finishes on the season ... Recorded a 9.875 on beam vs. Missouri, and at UIC ... Competed in the all-around in the last four meets, taking second-place vs. Michigan State with a 38.525 ... Posted personal-bests on vault, bars and the all-around at the NCAA South Central Regional ... Won the 2006 Illinois Athletics Female Newcomer of the Year Award and shared the team's Most Outstanding Gymnast Award with Cara Pomeroy ... Illinois Scholastic All-State Award and George Huff Award recipient.

High School/Club: A two-time Junior Olympic National qualifier and five-time Level 10 Regional qualifier ... Took second place in the all-around, bars and beam at the 2005 state championships ... Finished fifth on beam and sixth on floor (9.45) at the 2004 Regional Championships ... 2004 state champion on floor exercise ... Placed third in the all-around at the 2003 Regional meet ... Finished sixth on the floor exercise and eighth on the balance beam at Nationals in 2002 ... Coached by Trevor and Jennifer O'Hara and Jenny Cox ... Competed for Queen City Gymnastics club.

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Kathy Crall ... Says she chose Illinois because "as soon as I reached campus, I fell in love with the girls on the team and the atmosphere of Champaign and the university" ... Majoring in business administration ... A four-year honor roll student in high school.

Julie's Career Highs
Vault: 9.850 (3/4/07)
Bars: 9.850 (3/22/08)
Beam: 9.990 (3x, last 3/29/08)
Floor: 9.850 (1/27/07)
All-Around: 38.950 (4/8/06)

Individual Titles
Vault: 1
Bars: 1
Beam: 13
Floor: 1
Total: 16

The Crall File
Best memory as an Illini: Getting 2nd at Big Ten's last year
What I've learned from Coach Bob: Life is always better when you have a smile on your face
Favorite skill to watch/compete: Full twisting swingdown on beam
Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs; I'll be living in Chicago soon and I've given up on the Reds
Favorite food/meal: Peanut butter, Chicken Caesar Salad
Shawn or Nastia: Nastia
Famous person I've met: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sport I'd play if I weren't a gymnast: Tennis, but I wouldn't say I'm very good
Thing I've always dreamt about doing: Becoming a famous news broadcaster
Plans after Illinois: Moving to downtown Chicago and working at Fellowes Inc. as a Buyer in the Supply Chain divison

Updated August 2009