Women's Gymnastics


Heather Foley
Heather Foley

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pewaukee, Wisconsin

High School:
Waukesha North High School

Height:
5-7

Event:
VT, BB, FX

Club:
Salto/M&M Gymnastics

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

04/06/2013

Illini Earn 3rd Ever Trip to NCAA Championships

Illinois finishes second in Regionals with a 196.025

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.

2014 - Sophomore: Competed on vault in every meet except the Big Ten Quad, hitting all 13 of her routines ... Set a season high 9.8 at the State of Illinois Classic on Feb. 21 ... Hit a 9.7 or higher in five of the last six meets of the season ... Prouced a 9.725 at the NCAA Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 - Freshman: 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, Shawn, who plays golf at Northern Illinois University ... Majoring in Communications ... 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

Best memory from Birmingham, Alabama (outside of competing): Meeting Snoop Dogg

What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: Unbelievable excitement that we had made it for the second year in a row.

The addition of Maryland and Rutgers brings what to the conference? More competition

Describe the 2015 team in one word: Unstoppable

Biggest learning experience from last season: No matter what happens, our team always fights to be the best we can be.

Meet or opponent most excited to compete in/against this season: Michigan

Best Dressed Teammate: Erin

Teammate most likely to become famous (and what will make them famous): MJ; because she's awesome

One goal for this season: To beat Michigan

Pre-round superstitions: Eating half a clementine and giving the other half to Tori

If you could go on a date with anyone, and your boyfriend is TOTALLY cool with it, who would it be?: Channing Tatum

Something I have to bring on every trip: My phone

Your dream job: Sports PR manager

Actress I would want to play me in a movie: Hayden Panettiere

If I were on a reality show, what would it be? Life of a gymnast

Super power I would most like to have: To fly

Something most people don't know about me: My eyes change color

Favorite memory in Kenney Gym: When Gaby was spotting my floor bar & forgot to actually spot so we both tumbled down.

Favorite spot on campus: Engineering quad

Favorite childhood movie: Lizzie McGuire

First AIM screen name: imflipping247

Favorite holiday (and why): Christmas; because I love watching people's faces when they open up their favorite present.

Concerts I've been to lately: Bruno Mars, Darius Rucker

TV show I'm obsessed with right now: Arrow

Favorite app on my phone: Instagram

Person who inspires me the most: My mom

Favorite female athlete: Nastia Liuken

City you most want to live in after graduation (and why): Chicago; it is a gorgeous city

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