Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year
Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
Alina Weinstein coming off all-around and floor record breaking performances
Alina Weinstein Breaks the Illinois All-Around and Floor Records
Illinois scored the third highest beam total in school history
Illini Women's Gym pictures from the Pink Meet vs. Iowa on Jan. 31 inside Huff Hall.
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.
2014 - Junior: Competed in every meet on floor, hitting all 14 routines ... Named the team's Most Improved Gymnast ... Produced her new career high of 9.825 three times throughout the season ... Tallied a 9.8 at the NCAA Championships ... Only dropped below a 9.7 twice, averaging a 9.759 on the year.
2013 - Sophomore: Competed in eight meets on both beam and floor ... Produced one top-five finish when she tied for fourth at Michigan on beam by scoring a 9.85, a new career high ... Scored a season high 9.775 twice on floor, at Minnesota and vs. Iowa ... Hit 12-of-14 routines.
2012 - Freshman: Competed on floor at 10 meets, notching a career-high 9.800 at UIC ... Saw action on beam at five meets, including a runner-up finish at UIC with a career-best 9.800 ... Performed three vaults on the year and notched a career-high 9.650 at UIC.
High School/Club: Three-time JO Level 10 National Qualifier ... Took fourth on vault and seventh in the all-around at the 2009 Region VII Championships ... Posted top-20 national finishes on vault, beam and in the all-around at the 2008 JO National Championships ... Placed third on vault, fifth on bars, sixth on floor and fifth in the all-around at the 2008 Region VII Championships ... Won a state title on bars, beam and in the all-around in 2008 ... Was on the superior honor roll her first three years of high school ... Competed for Prestige Gymnastics... Club coaches were Tony and Jen Fatta, Kevin Pope and Colleen Mazreku.
Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1992 ... Daughter of Kevin and Karen Eberly ... Has one brother, Kody ... Says she chose Illinois because "the accounting program is one of the best in the nation, and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the gymnastics program including all the gymnasts and coaches." ... Majoring in Accounting.
Kelsi's Career Highs
Vault: 9.650 (at UIC, 2/25/12)
Beam: 9.850 (at Michigan, 1/19/13)
Floor: 9.825 (3x, last at Big Ten Championships, 3/22/14)
How you would describe Illinois'campus in five words or less:Spirited and home to many.
Fondest memory of Kenney Gym:Hannah Welker running around with a bag attached to her ankle.
Number one thing you learned from your coaches last season:I learned how a team should react when things do not go the way they expect them to. Always be ready for anything to happen.
What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals:That this is exactly what we worked for.
Best memory from NCAA Championships:The excitement and spirit we had to represent the University of Illinois.
What recent alum you miss the most and what you learned from her:Kelsey Joannides - to cherish everyday that we have with the people we love the most.
Fondest team activity memory outside of competing:Carrying balloons between each person during the activities with Jeff Janssen, our Leadership Academy Director.
Favorite Illini sporting event to attend outside your own:Basketball
Favorite guilty pleasure food item:Brownies
Favorite gymnastics event to end a meet on: Floor
Favorite opponent to compete against: Michigan
Favorite movie from last year: Pitch Perfect
Favorite show on TV right now: CSI
Favorite hobby outside of sports: Making iMovies
Favorite color and number: Blue , 26
Favorite dance craze (wobble, cupid shuffle, etc.): Wobble
Favorite building on the quad and why: Union because there are so many things to do there.
Favorite vacation spot: Cancun
Favorite class you've taken and why: HDFS 105 because I enjoyed learning how and why things work in life
Favorite person to follow on twitter and why: The 90s life because it talks about things from my childhood
Favorite summertime and winter activity: Going to the beach; sitting by the fireplace
Dream you would like to accomplish in your lifetime: Own a business with my brother
What is a hidden talent of yours:Touching my thumb to my wrist
3 things you could not function without: A basketball, Laptop, sneakers
What is your favorite website to visit:Youtube
Funny memory of one of your teammates: Jordan waking up from naps in a panic.
How you would describe your class (Sr, Jr, etc) of girls: Strong-minded & Unbreakable
Quote you live by: "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy. I'm telling you it's going to be worth it."
What is your weirdest quirk: I say "birday" instead of "birthday"