Alina Weinstein coming off all-around and floor record breaking performances
Alina Weinstein Breaks the Illinois All-Around and Floor Records
Illinois scored the third highest beam total in school history
No. 18 Illinois compiles a team total of 193.750
Blend of youth and experience starts Illini ranked No. 18 in preseason poll
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.
2012 - Freshman: Competed on floor at 10 meets, notching a career-high 9.800 at UIC ... Saw action on beam at five meets, including a runner-up finish at UIC with a career-best 9.800 ... Performed three vaults on the year and notched a career-high 9.650 at UIC.
High School/Club: Three-time JO Level 10 National Qualifier ... Took fourth on vault and seventh in the all-around at the 2009 Region VII Championships ... Posted top-20 national finishes on vault, beam and in the all-around at the 2008 JO National Championships ... Placed third on vault, fifth on bars, sixth on floor and fifth in the all-around at the 2008 Region VII Championships ... Won a state title on bars, beam and in the all-around in 2008 ... Was on the superior honor roll her first three years of high school ... Competed for Prestige Gymnastics... Club coaches were Tony and Jen Fatta, Kevin Pope and Colleen Mazreku.
Personal: Born Sept. 22, 1992 ... Daughter of Kevin and Karen Eberly ... Has one brother, Kody ... Says she chose Illinois because "the accounting program is one of the best in the nation, and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the gymnastics program including all the gymnasts and coaches." ... Majoring in accounting.
Kelsi's Career Highs
Vault: 9.650 (at UIC, 2/25/12)
Beam: 9.800 (at UIC, 2/25/12)
Floor: 9.800 (at UIC, 2/25/12)
The Eberly File
My best memory as an Illini: Being at home for regionals in Assembly Hall. It was such an exciting feeling to be in that arena at such an important competition.
What I've learned from Coach Landrus: Academically to be one step ahead in school. Athletically to be confident in everything you do.
Being a Fighting Illini means: Pushing through the battles that you face inside and outside of the gym while representing your school as best you can
Unique/quirky habit of one of your teammates: Jordan almost always waking up in a panic.
Which teammate would you want with you if you were stranded on an island: Elise
First impression when you met your team, has it changed: Silly and it hasn't changed at all!
Favorite event: Beam
Favorite floor music: Country
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Michael Hurwitz (Baseball)
Favorite post-meet meal: Fettuccini alfredo
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Shooting basketball
Favorite thing to do on the quad: Lay out
Favorite road trip item/activity: iPod
Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Jordan Wieber
Favorite all-time gymnast: Courtney Kupets
Favorite sports team: Steelers
Favorite movie: A Walk to Remember
Favorite place to travel to for a meet: Anywhere warm
Pre-meet superstitions: Listen to music
Plans after Illinois: Work in Chicago as an Accountant
One thing you've dreamt about doing: Moving to California
If the gymnastics team were to get their own reality show, what would be the name of it: Real World
If you could perform one of your routines anywhere on campus, where would you go?: Assembly Hall
What movie role would you like to act in: Dancer
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Sandra Bullock
One thing I can't go a day without: Talking to my mom
Name something most people don't know about you: I am extremely competitive