Women's Gymnastics


Elizabeth McNabb
Elizabeth McNabb

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fishers, Ind.

High School:
Cathedral

Height:
5-2

Event:
All-Around

Club:
DeVeau's School of Gymnastics

07/09/2014

45 Illini Recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois

12/08/2013

Blue Wins Orange and Blue Exhibition

Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year

12/06/2013

Illinois Gymnastics Set for Orange & Blue Exhibition

Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.

04/19/2013

Weinstein Advances to Floor Final, Illini Finish 11th in Country

Weinstein tied for first on floor with a 9.9

04/17/2013

NCAA Championships Await #16 Illini

Illinois reaching NCAA's for third time in past five years

02/10/2014

Illinois Women's Gymnastics - Pink Meet vs. Iowa

Illini Women's Gym pictures from the Pink Meet vs. Iowa on Jan. 31 inside Huff Hall.

10/18/2013

Illinois Women's Gymnastics at the NCAA Championships

Illini women's gymnastics team competed at the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, California.

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

2014 - Senior: Competed on bars and beam for all 14 meets, hitting 24-of-28 routines ... Posted a career high 9.875 on bars at the Minneapolis Regional ... Recorded a career high 9.9 on beam on Jan. 31 vs. Iowa ... Won three individual titles, all on beam, to bring her career total up to five ... Ranked 10th in the Big Ten (61st Nationally) on beam with a 9.845 RQS ... Tallied a 9.775 on both events at the NCAA Championships ... Scored at least a 9.8 on beam in 9 of her 14 meets ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 - Junior: A key component in the beam line-up, McNabb competed on the apparatus 13 times, tying her career high of 9.85 four times ... Added another beam title to her resume by scoring a 9.85 vs. Ball State & UIC ... Competed in the vault lineup 12 times, tying her career high of 9.6 at the Big Ten Championships ... Rose to the occasion at the NCAA Championships, competing in three events for the first time that season, scoring a 9.75 in her only bars performance of 2013 ... Produced at least a 9.8 in five of her last eight meets on beam ... Hit 23-of-27 routines ... Finished in the Top-5 five times... Voted 2013 Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 - Sophomore: Competed on beam at every meet and won her first title with a career-best 9.850 vs. Ohio State ... Hit 29-of-32 routines and recorded seven top-five finishes ... Tallied career highs on vault (9.600) and bars (9.775) ... Made Illini debut in the lineup in the season opener vs. Minnesota ... Named the team's Most Improved Gymnast.

2011 - Freshman: Exhibitioned twice on vault, bars and beam.

High School/Club: Two-time JO Level 10 National Qualifier ... Four-time Regional Qualifier ... Two-time Region V All-Star team member ... Finished fifth on bars at the 2010 Region V meet ... Swept the 2010 Indiana state meet, taking first on every event and in the all-around ... Placed second on the uneven bars and 13th all-around at the 2009 JO National Championships ... Took fourth on vault, third on uneven bars, sixth on beam and in the all-around at the 2005 JO National Championships ... Qualified International Elite in 2005 ... Finished 18th in the all-around at the 2005 U.S. VISA Championships and 14th at U.S. Classics, respectively ... Member of the National Honor Society, High Honor Roll and Math League in high school ... Volunteered over 200 hours during high school ... Club team was Deveaus's... Club coaches were Tom Strange, Amy Scales and Don Gibson.

Personal: Born June 13, 1991 ... Daughter of Brad and Julie McNabb ... Says she chose Illinois because of "the strong academics, talented coaching staff, and the enthusiasms of the girls on the team." ... Majoring in Community Health.

Elizabeth's Career Highs

Vault: 9.600 (twice, last at Big Ten Championships, 3/23/13)

Bars: 9.875 (at Minneapolis Regional, 4/5/14)

Beam: 9.900 (vs. Iowa, 1/31/14)

Individual Titles

Beam: 5

Total: 5


The McNabb File

How you would describe Illinois' campus in five words or less: Busy, historic, and beautiful

Number one thing you learned from your coaches last season: ALWAYS Trust the system.

What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: Jac and I wondering if we were dreaming.

Best memory from NCAA Championships: Competing bars for the team at the last minute and hitting!

Best memory from LA (outside of competing): Getting some sun.

What recent alum you miss the most and what you learned from her: Jaclyn Kantecki because she always reminded us to have some fun while working out in the gym!

Fondest team activity memory outside of competing: Spending the summers on campus!

Favorite Illini sporting event to attend outside your own: Baseball games

Favorite guilty pleasure food item: Nutella

Favorite gymnastics event to end a meet on: Floor

Favorite opponent to compete against and why: Michigan, continuous rivalry

Favorite movie from last year: Pitch Perfect!!

Favorite show on TV right now: How I Met Your Mother

Favorite color and number: Aqua, 5

Favorite dance craze (wobble, cupid shuffle, etc.): Macarena

Favorite building on the quad and why: The Union, enjoy sitting on the deck on a sunny day!

Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii

Favorite class you've taken and why: Dance 100, loved learning new dance moves

Favorite person to follow on twitter and why: OMG Facts because I like learning new random information!

Favorite summertime and winter activity: boating; snowball fights

What is a hidden talent of yours: I'm an expert at Cherry Pie on Guitar Hero

3 things you could not function without: A nap, my friends, and Netflix

Quote you live by: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."

Name 3 things on your future bucket list: skydiving, travel to Europe, and learn to cook better

What is your weirdest quirk: I don't like people touching my elbows.

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