Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois
Blue Wins for Second-Straight Year
Men & Women to debut in Huff Hall Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m.
Weinstein tied for first on floor with a 9.9
Illinois reaching NCAA's for third time in past five years
Photos from the Illini women's gymnastics team visit with student at Kenwood Elementary School on Jan. 23 2015.
Illini Women's Gym pictures from the Pink Meet vs. Iowa on Jan. 31 inside Huff Hall.
Illini women's gymnastics team competed at the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, California.
Photos from the women's gymnastics meet against Ohio State at Huff Hall
Photos of women's gymnastics at the 2011 Mixed Pairs exhibition meet.
2014 - Junior: Competed in the lead-off spot on both bars and floor for every meet, hitting all 28 routines ... Achieved a new career high of 9.875 on bars on March 8 then tied that personal best the very next week at the Big Ten Quad ... Set a new personal best of 9.85 on floor at the Big Ten Championships ... Won her first career individual title with a 9.825 performance on bars at Michigan State ... Delivered a 9.75 (bars) and a 9.8 (floor) at the NCAA Championships ... Hit a 9.825 or higher eight times on bars ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Chi Alpha Sigma Inductee ... Mortar Board Senior National Honor Society Inductee ... Scholastic All-American 2014.
2013 - Sophomore: Voted the Most Improved Gymnast after a solid sophomore season and even better post-season ... At the Big Ten Championships, she set a new career high of 9.8 on bars, and a new career high of 9.825 on beam in just her second performance on the apparatus in her collegiate career ... Competed on floor (9.775) at Big Ten's, marking just the second time she performed in three events ... At the NCAA Championships, tied her career high of 9.8 on floor for the third time that season ... Finished with two Top-5 finishes ... Competed in all 14 meets on bars and floor ... Hit all 30 routines... Academic All-Big Ten.
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 social work and communications.
Jordan's Career Highs
Bars: 9.875 (2x, last at Big Ten Quad Meet, 3/15/14)
Beam: 9.825 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/23/13)
Floor: 9.850 (at Big Ten Championships, 3/22/14)
Jordan's Career Titles
Best memory from Birmingham, Alabama (outside of competing): The surprise egg hunt that our parents put on in each of our hotel rooms
What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: All of the effort was worth it.
The addition of Maryland and Rutgers brings what to the conference? Competition, spirit, and fans
Describe the 2015 team in one word: Purpose
Biggest learning experience from last season: The little details - like stuck landings and handstands - differentiate good teams from great teams.
Meet or opponent most excited to compete in/against this season: Big 10s because it's always a great competition and a lot of fun!
Best Dressed Teammate: Sunny
Teammate most likely to become famous (and what will make her famous): Tori - for winning some prestigious award
One goal for this season: Top 10 nationally!
Pre-meet superstitions: I can never put my own "I" sticker on my face
If you could go on a date with anyone, and your boyfriend is TOTALLY cool with it, who would it be? James Marsden
Something I have to bring on every trip: My lucky necklace from my mom
Your dream job: Tinkerbell flying out of the castle at Disneyworld
Actress I would want to play me in a movie: Rachel McAdams
If I were on a reality show, what would it be? Who Do You Think You Are?
Super power I would most like to have: The ability to travel time and space
Something most people don't know about me: I don't like chocolate.
Favorite memory in Kenney Gym: Falling off of the vault podium
Favorite spot on campus: The Union
Favorite childhood movie: The Wizard of Oz
First AIM screen name: Jojogymgirl
Favorite holiday (and why): Christmas! Christmas spirit, finding the best gifts for my family, and spending time together make it my favorite holiday.
Concerts I've been to lately: Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Chainsmokers
TV show I'm obsessed with right now: New Girl
Favorite app on my phone: Instagram
Person who inspires me the most: My parents
Favorite female athlete: Nastia Liukin
City you most want to live in after graduation (and why): Somewhere abroad to teach English!