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    Elise Gill
    Elise Gill
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Afton, Minn.

    High School:
    Concordia Academy Roseville

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    All-Around

    Club:
    Perpetual Motion

    03/14/2013

    #17 Illini To Compete in State of Illinois Classic

    Illinois looks to win their sixth straight in annual event

    03/10/2013

    #19 Illini Deliver Win on Senior Day, Sweep Events

    Illinois scores a 196.3 for the second time this weekend

    03/08/2013

    #19 Illini Take on Mizzou Then Return for Senior Day

    Weinstein, Gill, Hyatt and Kantecki to be honored

    03/08/2013

    Trio of All-Arounders Guide #19 Illini to Victory

    Illinois scores second highest team total of the season with a 196.300

    01/25/2013

    Illinois Hosts MSU in Home Opener Pink Meet

    Victory Plank trophy will be on the line

    02/07/2012

    Ohio State Meet 2/4/12

    Photos from the women's gymnastics meet against Ohio State at Huff Hall

    01/14/2012

    Minnesota Meet 1/14/12

    Photos from the Illinois women's gymnastics meet vs. Minnesota

    01/09/2012

    2011 Mixed Pairs

    Photos of women's gymnastics at the 2011 Mixed Pairs exhibition meet.

    AT ILLINOIS

    2013 - Senior: Did not compete due to injury ... Earned the team's Scholar-Athlete Award.

    2012 - Junior: Competed on vault and floor at every meet, hitting 24-of-26 routines ... Won her first career event title with a 9.825 on floor vs. Michigan State and had 14 top-five finishes ... Set career highs on vault (9.850) and floor (9.825) ... Academic All-Big Ten... Made the engineering dean's list for the Spring semester.

    2011 - Sophomore: Competed on vault in the first four meets and had her score counted three times, including a career-high 9.700 ... Also exhibitioned on vault six times and on floor nine times ... Was Illinois' Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten and Scholastic All-American selection.

    2010 - Freshman: Exhibitioned on vault 10 times ... Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.

    High School/Club: Five-time Regional Qualifier ... Took second place honors on vault at Region IV Championships in 2009 ... Was the Region IV and State of Minnesota vault champion in 2007 and 2008 ... Qualified for the 2009 Minnesota state track meet, placing second in the triple jump and 4x100 ... Club team was Perpetual Motion ... Coached by Stephanie Larsen and Garrett Gibbs.

    Personal: Born Aug. 1, 1990 ... Daughter of Charles and Kathryn Gill ... Says she chose Illinois because of "it's wonderful academics and gymnastics program." ... Member of the National Honor Society and finished in the top ten percent of her graduating class ... Majoring in Engineering.

    Elise's Career Highs

    Vault: 9.850 (vs. Ohio State, 2/4/12)

    FLOOR: 9.825 (6x, last at State of Illinois Classic, 3/17/12)

    INDIVIDUAL TITLES

    FLOOR: 1

    TOTAL: 1


    The Gill File

    My best memory as an Illini: The snow battle outside of the dorms my sophomore year

    What I've learned from Coach Landrus: Every skill has a drill

    Being a Fighting Illini means: Being there for your teammates no matter what

    Unique/quirky habit of one of your teammates: Alina loves to Meow, but hates cats

    Which teammate would you want with you if you were stranded on an island: Jaclyn

    Craziest/most outgoing teammate: Sunny

    First impression when you met your team, has it changed: What a crazy bunch of girls, now we're just crazy in different ways

    Favorite event: Vault

    Favorite floor music: Lizzy Lou's

    Favorite athlete: Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins)

    Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Steph Panozzo (Soccer)

    Favorite post-meet meal: Pasta

    Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Baking

    Favorite thing to do on the quad: Frisbee

    Favorite road trip item/activity: Playing MBS with Jay and the girls

    Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Gabby Douglas

    Favorite all-time gymnast: Mary Lou Retton

    Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers

    Favorite movie: Little Women with Katharine Hepburn

    Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones

    Favorite place to travel to for a meet: Georgia

    Pre-meet superstitions: Macy has to do my hair

    Plans after Illinois: To get a job in a big city

    Met anyone famous?: The youngest girl from the Sound of Music

    One thing you've dreamt about doing: Traveling Europe by train

    If the gymnastics team were to get their own reality show, what would be the name of it: Flip to the Finish

    If you could perform one of your routines anywhere on campus, where would you go?: Morrow Plots

    What movie role would you like to act in: Keira Knightly in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies

    Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Scarlett Johansson

    Name something most people don't know about you: I used to live across the lake from Bill Cosby

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