Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year
Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
Weinstein tied for first on floor with a 9.9
Illinois reaching NCAA's for third time in past five years
Illinois finishes second in Regionals with a 196.025
Illini women's gymnastics team competed at the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, California.
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 - 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: 9.775 (vs. Michigan State, 2/17/12)
Beam: 9.850 (5x, last at Big Ten Championships, 3/23/13)
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.