Illinois looks to win their sixth straight in annual event
Illinois scores a 196.3 for the second time this weekend
Weinstein, Gill, Hyatt and Kantecki to be honored
Illinois scores second highest team total of the season with a 196.300
Victory Plank trophy will be on the line
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.
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)
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