2009 - Senior: Competed three times on bars and twice on vault in 2009 ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008 - Junior: Competed on vault in the first two meets of the season before suffering a foot injury ... Was the team's alternate on bars for most of the year ... Academic All-Big Ten and Illinois Scholastic All-State selection.
2007 - Sophomore: Competed in every meet, including nine times as an all-arounder ... Tied for fourth on beam at the Big Ten Championships with a career-high 9.825 ... She and teammate Cara Pomeroy were Illinois' top beam performers at the NCAA South Central Regional with 9.775s ... Won two individual titles on the season, both vs. Iowa on 1/27 when she won bars with a career-high 9.875 and the all-around with a season-high 38.925 ... Earned a career-high 9.775 on vault three times (vs. Iowa, vs. Auburn, and vs. UIC) ... Had eight career event titles in her first two seasons at Illinois (four in the all-around, two on bars and two on floor) ... Academic All-Big Ten selection and Illinois Scholastic All State selection.
2006 - Freshman: Competed in the all-around 12 times for the Illini, scoring an Illinois season-high 39.075 at the State of Illinois Classic ... Recorded six individual titles (one on bars, two on floor, three in the all-around) ... Recorded four personal bests and three event titles at Illinois-Chicago (bars, floor and all-around) ... Had a career meet at the State of Illinois Classic posting four personal bests on vault (9.750), beam (9.750), floor (9.850) and the all-around (39.075), taking home the individual floor and all-around titles ... George Huff Award recipient.
High School/Club: Two-time Junior Olympic 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 the all-around and placed third on beam...Placed third on beam and the 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.
Personal: Daughter of Zbigniew and Gisele Kruk ... Says she chose Illinois because she "loved the team and it just felt like home" ... Majoring in spanish and pre-med ... A four-year honor roll student at Bartlett High School.
Kim's Career Highs
Vault: 9.775 (3/9/07)
Bars: 9.875 (1/27/07)
Beam: 9.825 (3/31/06)
Floor: 9.850 (3/18/06)
All-Around: 39.075 (3/18/06)
The Kruk File
Best memory as an Illini: Big Tens my sophomore year
Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite food: Sweet Potatoes
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Relaxing and watching TV
Favorite event: Bars
Person you would most like to spend a day with: Jim from The Office
If I was on a reality show it would be: The Inferno
One thing I can't go a day without: My I-pod
Something most people don't know about me: I listen to Christmas music all year long
One thing I've always dreamt about doing: Skydiving
Plans after Illinois: Med School
Updated May 2009