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
Photos from the Illini women's gymnastics team visit with student at Kenwood Elementary School on Jan. 23 2015.
Photos from the season opener at Central Michigan on Jan. 11, 2015
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
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)
Best memory from Birmingham, Alabama (outside of competing): Easter egg hunt in our rooms!
What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: "Told you we could do it."
The addition of Maryland and Rutgers brings what to the conference? Brings depth! So many great teams in the Big Ten and it's exciting to keep adding to the conference.
Describe the 2015 team in one word: Driven
Biggest learning experience from last season: Hard work pays off!!
Meet or opponent most excited to compete in/against this season: Penn State
Best Dressed Teammate: Heather Foley
Teammate most likely to become famous (and what will make them famous): Sunny for being an entrepreneur
One goal for this season: Be Big Ten Champs!
Pre-meet superstitions: I always eat eggs the morning of a competition.
If you could go on a date with anyone, and your boyfriend is TOTALLY cool with it, who would it be? Jason Derulo
Something I have to bring on every trip: My glasses
Your dream job: To be a dancer
Actress I would want to play me in a movie: Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill)
If I were on a reality show, what would it be? Dancing With The Stars
Super power I would most like to have: Invisibility
Something most people don't know about me: I am second generation Amish.
Favorite memory in Kenney Gym: Hannah Welker (my freshmen year) running around with a bag attached to her ankle.
Favorite spot on campus: The quad
Favorite childhood movie: Freaky Friday
First AIM screen name: ebgym92
Favorite holiday (and why): Christmas because I like to give presents and spend time with family.
Concerts I've been to lately: Tiesto
TV show I'm obsessed with right now: One Tree Hill
Favorite app on my phone: Instagram
Person who inspires me the most: My brother, Kody
Favorite female athlete: Mia Hamm
City you most want to live in after graduation (and why): Chicago because I think the city is beautiful!