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: Hit 24-26 routines, primarily competing on bars and beam throughout the season, while performing on floor during the first half of the schedule ... Set a new career high of 9.875 on bars at home vs. Iowa ... Tied her career high of 9.85 on beam and took home her first career title on said event vs. Michigan State ... Improved her floor career best by 0.05 when she recorded a 9.825 vs. the Spartans ... Also performed her vault for the first time, scoring a 9.7 ...Competed in the all-around for the first time in her collegiate career, posting a 39.125 and 39.025 in consecutive weeks ... Provided a key 9.8 on the final apparatus of beam at the Morgantown Regional ... Accomplished eight Top-5 finishes ... Academic All-Big Ten... Joined the National College Athlete Honor Soeciety, Chi Sigma Alpha.
2012 - Sophomore: Competed on bars, beam and floor at every meet ... Hit 35-of-39 routines ... Won her first title on bars in the season opener vs. Minnesota and totaled 10 top-five finishes ... Notched career highs on bars (9.825), beam (9.850) and floor (9.775) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 - Freshman: Competed on bars at 13 meets and on beam at 10 meets, hitting 21-of-23 routines ... Counted her bars score at 11 meets, including a career high 9.825 at the State of Illinois Classic and the Big Ten Championships ... Twice posted a season-best beam performance with a 9.725 against Missouri and at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional.
High School/Club: Six-time JO Level 10 National Qualifier ... Two-time Region V All-Star team member ... Took eighth in the all-around at the 2010 JO National Championships ... Was second in the all-around, third on vault and fifth on bars at the 2010 Region V meet ... Finished first in the all-around, bars and beam at the 2010 Illinois state meet ... Placed fourth on beam, fifth on uneven bars and sixth in the all-around at the 2009 JO National Championships ... Took eighth on uneven bars and 10th in the all-around at the 2008 JO National Championships ... Finished third on beam at the 2006 JO National Championships ... Member of the 2000 TOPS National team ... Competed for Libertyville Gymnastics... Club coaches were Dave and Angi Rawles.
Personal: Born Oct. 18, 1991 ... Daughter of George and Ruth Fiedler ... Mother was a gymnast at Indiana ... Says she chose Illinois because of "the great academics, stellar gymnastics, and team unity." ... Was on the high honor roll every semester in high school and is among the top 10 percent of her class ... Majoring in Accounting.
Sarah's Career Highs
Vault: 9.700 - (vs. Iowa, 2/16/13)
Bars: 9.875 - (vs. Iowa, 2/16/13)
Beam: 9.850 - (twice, last vs. Michigan State, 1/26/13)
Floor: 9.825 - (vs. Michigan State, 1/26/13)
All-Around: 39.125 - (vs. Iowa, 2/16/13)
The Fiedler File
How you would describe Illinois'campus in five words or less: Beautiful and large
Number one thing you learned from your coaches last season:Don't give up or be discouraged when there are "little bumps in the road."
What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: I love my team and we worked hard and deserved this. Perseverance is the key to success (this is why we're called the Fighting Ilini!).
Best memory from NCAA Championships: Competing out there with my sisters and looking up in the stands to see all of our parents there in orange and blue cheering us on.
Best memory from LA (outside of competing): Having our own little photo shoot with the girls on the campus.
What recent alum you miss the most and what you learned from her: Allison Buckley - she was one of the greatest leaders I know. I looked up to her my freshman year and to this day look up to her leadership abilities and courage.
Fondest team activity memory outside of competing: Having a snowball fight outside after a snowstorm my freshman year.
Favorite Illini sporting event to attend outside your own: Football games!
Favorite guilty pleasure food item: Nutella
Favorite gymnastics event to end a meet on: Floor
Favorite opponent to compete against: Michigan
Favorite movie from last year: Pitch Perfect
Favorite show on TV right now: The Bachelor/Bachelorette
Favorite hobby outside of sports: Reading, Crafts, and DIY Projects
Favorite color and number: Green; 3
Favorite dance craze (wobble, cupid shuffle, etc.): Wobble!
Favorite building on the quad and why: Foellinger Auditorium-it is gorgeous!
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Favorite class you've taken and why: BADM 300-Business Law - It was very interesting and I liked the professor.
Favorite youtube video: Key & Peele: Cute Puppies
Favorite person to follow on twitter and why: Cute Emergency-it posts picture of cute little animals.
Favorite summertime and winter activity: Summer-going to the pool and laying out; Winter-watching movies with hot cocoa and Christmas lights on while it's snowing!
Dream you would like to accomplish in your lifetime: To live a happy and fulfilled life without regrets.
What is a hidden talent of yours: I can sew and embroider.
3 things you could not function without:My phone, clorox wipes, and chapstick
Funny memory of one of your teammates: When Amber tried to swipe in at Irwin at the copy machine.
Quote you live by: "Live like you'll die tomorrow, dream like you'll live forever"
If you could relive one day, what would it be: Both days we made it to nationals.