Illinois looks to win their sixth straight in annual event
Illinois scores a 196.3 for the second time this weekend
Weinstein, Gill, Hyatt and Kantecki to be honored
Illinois scores second highest team total of the season with a 196.300
Blend of youth and experience starts Illini ranked No. 18 in preseason poll
2013 - Senior: Did not compete.
2012 - JUNIOR: Competed twice in the lineup on bars ... Tied for first on bars at the season-opening meet vs. Minnesota with a 9.775 to earn her first career event title ... Matched season-high 9.775 on bars at the Big Ten Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2011 - Sophomore: Competed on bars at seven meets and counted her score each time ... Earned a runner-up finish at Michigan State with a career-high 9.850 on bars ... Posted a 9.800 on bars at the Big Ten Championships, helping Illinois notch its top event score.
2010 - Freshman: Competed on vault once before suffering a season-ending elbow injury.
High School/Club: Two-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... Five-time Region VIII qualifier ... Was the Georgia state champion on floor in 2008 ... Placed fourth on uneven bars and ninth on vault at the 2007 JO National Championships ... Took first place on vault and uneven bars and third in the all-around at the 2007 Regional Championships ... 2007 Georgia state champion on uneven bars and vault ... Competed for Gymnastics Academy of Atlanta ... Club coaches were Jacobo Giron and Irina Podgornaya.
Personal: Born May 27, 1991 ... Daughter of Greg and Judy Hyatt ... Says she chose Illinois because "it is the perfect home away from home with outstanding academics and a terrific coaching staff." ... Was the Algebra III Student of the Year and won her high school's physics award for the highest grade in all physics classes of the semester ... Majoring in Community Health.
Macy's Career Highs
Vault: 9.600 - (at Nebraska, 1/15/10)
Bars: 9.850 - (at Michigan State, 2/25/11)
My best memory as an Illini: Making nationals
What I've learned from Coach Landrus: It is all about the process.
Being a Fighting Illini means: Being apart of a program that continuously makes history by dedicating all of my hard work and time, along with my surrounding Fighting Illini, in and out of the gym into bettering ourselves
Unique/quirky habit of one of your teammates: Sarah has to lock her car until it beeps three times.
Which teammate would you want with you if you were stranded on an island: Jaclyn
Craziest/most outgoing teammate: Amber
First impression when you met your team, has it changed: Fun, Caring and Loving, No
Favorite event: Bars
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Austin Tiestma (Football)
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Homework!
Favorite thing to do on the quad: Watch the squirrels
Favorite road trip item/activity: Playing games with my teammates
Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Gabby Douglas
Favorite all-time gymnast: Alicia Sacramone
Favorite sports team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite movie: What to Expect When You're Expecting
Favorite movie quote: "You can't sit with us!" Mean Girls
Favorite TV show: So You Think You Can Dance
Favorite place to travel to for a meet: Down South
Pre-meet superstitions: Must braid Elise's hair
Plans after Illinois: Coach gymnastics and attend PA school
Met anyone famous?: Usher
One thing you've dreamt about doing: Singing
If the gymnastics team were to get their own reality show, what would be the name of it: Real World/ Kenney Gym
If you could perform one of your routines anywhere on campus, where would you go? The quad
What movie role would you like to act in: Burlesque
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Jessica Alba
One thing I can't go a day without: Coffee
Name something most people don't know about you: I can sing.