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
Illinois looking to qualify for third NCAA Championships
Illinois scored a season high 196.475
Freshman - 2013: Competed on vault for all 14 meets where she set a career high of 9.85 at the Big Ten Championships ... Worked her way into the floor lineup, competing in the final nine meets of the season, where she posted a career high of 9.85 ... Performed her beam routine three times, scoring a career best of 9.65 ... Didn't score below a 9.7 during the Illini's postseason run to Nationals ... Hit 24-of-26 routines ... Earned one finish in the Top-5 after scoring a 9.75 on vault at Missouri.
High School/Club: Five-time National qualifier ... Took third on beam in 2012 at Nationals ... Competed at State 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012 ... Won first on beam and vault and second on bars at State in 2012 ... Took first on vault and second on beam at State in 2010 ... Made high honor roll two times and won student of the month ... Club team was Salto Gymnastics and M&M Gymnastics ... Club coaches were Jim Melcarek and Kristin Kremer.
Personal: Daughter of Dave and Marie Foley ... Father, Dave, played golf at Ole Miss ... Has one brother, Dave, who plays golf at Northern Illinois University ... Majoring in Advertising ... Chose Illinois because, "the campus and the school's traditions as well as the spirit of the students who attend it. I also loved the team and coaches and how they made me feel welcome as soon as I set foot in the gym."
Heather's Career Highs
Vault:9.85 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/23/13)
Beam: 9.65 (vs. Penn State, 3/2/13)
Floor: 9.85 (vs. Ball State and UIC, 3/10/13)
The Foley File
Being a Fighting Illini means: Being ready to compete and defeat!
First impression when you met your team, has it changed: My first impression was that everyone was hilarious and very outgoing. No.
Favorite event: Beam
Favorite floor music: A mix of the songs `hotel room service' `g6' and `when I grow up'
Favorite athlete: Aaron Rodgers (NFL)
Favorite post-meet meal: Chicken and frozen yogurt
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Scrapbooking
Favorite road trip item/activity: iPod
Favorite place to eat on campus: Flattop
Favorite tailgating activity: Bag toss
Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Aly Raisman
Favorite all-time gymnast: Morgan Hamm
Favorite sports team: The Packers
Favorite movie: Just Go With It
Favorite movie quote: "The people, they go online to buy the sheep and say, `oh I want that one that's a stylish one' or they say, `I want the shy one that doesn't want to bah' or they buy the sassy one that's like, `oh I see you. Bahh! Bahh!'" (Just Go With It)
Favorite TV show: Bones and Friends
Favorite place to travel to for a meet: California
Pre-meet superstitions: I have to listen to one song over and over again for hours.
Plans after Illinois: To move somewhere warm and become a public relations manager.
Met anyone famous?: I met Brett Favre and Tiger Woods.
A word that describes you that starts with the same letter as your first name: Happy
Song you're embarrassed to like right now: As long as you love me by Justin Bieber
One thing you've dreamt about doing: Skydiving!
What movie role would you like to act in: Sandra Bullock in "The Proposal"
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Amanda Seyfried
One thing I can't go a day without: My laptop
Name something most people don't know about you: My eyes change from blue to green.