2006 - Freshman
Competed all-around 12 times for the Illini this season, scoring an Illinois season-high 39.075 at the State of Illinois Classic...Recorded six individual title performances (bars-1, floor- 2, all-around- 3)...Recorded four personal-bests and three event titles at Illinois-Chicago...Had a career meet at the State of Illinois Classic by posting four personal bests and taking home the individual floor and all-around titles.
Two-time National Qualifier...11th-place all-around and third place on vault (tie) at the 2005 National Championships...Member of the 2005 first-place Region V team...Finished third on vault and bars, fourth on beam, and third all-around at the 2005 Regional Championships...2005 state champion on vault, bars, floor and all-around and placed third on beam...Placed third on beam and all-around and fifth on bars and floor at the 2004 Junior Olympic Nationals...Competed for Illinois Gymnastics Institute...Coached by Todd Gardiner, Kurt Aichele and Sharon Barbato.
Daughter of Zbigniew and Gisele Kruk...Says she chose Illinois because she "loved the team and Illinois has such a strong reputation for outstanding academics and taking care of their student-athletes"...A four-year honor roll student in high school.
The Kruk File
Favorite Athlete: Derrick Lee
Favorite Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Food: Pasta
Three words that describe me: Spunky, Determined, Outgoing
Age I started gymnastics: 7
Words to live by: "Be who you are and say what you want, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~ Dr. Suess