Weinstein tied for first on floor with a 9.9
Illinois reaching NCAA's for third time in past five years
Illinois finishes second in Regionals with a 196.025
Illinois looking to qualify for third NCAA Championships
52 Illini Honored By Conference for Second Time This Year
2012 - Freshman: Competed at four meets on uneven bars and hit all four routines ... Made Illini debut in the lineup vs. Kentucky, recording a career-high 9.775 and placing fourth ... Was in the bar lineup at the NCAA Champaign Regional.
High School/Club: Four-time JO Level 10 National Qualifier ... Finished fourth on bars and 14th in the all-around at the 2011 JO National Championships ... Improved in the all-around each year from 2008-10 at the JO National Championships, coming in 37th in 2008, 18th in 2009 and 11th in 2010 ... Finished sixth on bars at the 2010 JO National Championships and eighth in 2009 ... Was the Region V floor champion in 2010 and placed in the top six in the all-around at the past three Region V Championships ... Was the 2009 Illinois state bar champion ... Followed a runner-up finish in the all-around at the 2008 Illinois state meet with back-to-back third-place finishes in 2009 and 2010 ... Member of the honor roll and completed over 100 hours of community service in high school ... Competed for Aerial Gymnastics ... Coached by Don and Patrice McPherson and Jeanne Johnson.
Personal: Born Dec. 10, 1992 ... Daughter of Lynn and Joel Naleway ... Has two brothers, Patrick and Jack ... Says she chose Illinois because "it is the perfect balance of an excellent education and an outstanding gymnastics program. The university is highly ranked, and I immediately felt like I was part of the Illini family with such welcoming girls and talented coaches." ... Majoring in Elementary Education.
Jordan's Career Highs
Bars: 9.775 (vs. Kentucky, 3/2/12)
The Naleway File
My best memory as an Illini: Hosting Regionals and competing in Assembly Hall
What I've learned from Coach Landrus: How to push through adversity
Being a Fighting Illini means: Being a part of a great tradition while being surrounded by talented and dedicated people who bleed Blue and Orange
Favorite event: Bars
Favorite floor music: Wolf Jump
Favorite athlete: Ryan Lochte (Swimming)
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Pim Thirati (Women's Golf)
Favorite post-meet meal: Italian
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Making Pinterest crafts
Favorite thing to do on the quad: Taking pictures
Favorite road trip item/activity: Watching movies on the bus with the girls
Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Kyla Ross
Favorite all-time gymnast: Nastia Liukin
Favorite sports team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite movie: 16 Candles
Favorite TV show: Modern Family
Favorite place to travel to for a meet: It doesn't get better than Huff Hall!
Pre-meet superstitions: My hair has to be held back super tight
Plans after Illinois: Teach elementary students while getting my masters to be a high school guidance counselor and judge gymnastics
One thing you've dreamt about doing: Meeting Josh Turner
If you could perform one of your routines anywhere on campus, where would you go? The football field
What movie role would you like to act in: Regina George, because she's so mean it's funny
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Dakota Fanning
One thing I can't go a day without: Mascara
Name something most people don't know about you: I love inspirational quotes.