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
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.
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 ... Naleway also competed on floor (9.775) at Big Ten's, marking just the second time she performed in three events ... At the NCAA Championships, Naleway tied her careeer 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... Voted 2013 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.
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
How you would describe Illinois' campus in five words or less: Spirited, beautiful, exciting...my home!
Number one thing you learned from your coaches last season: Every tenth matters
What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: Words couldn't describe how incredible the feeling was!
Best memory from NCAA Championships: Competing in the beautiful Pauley Pavilion with tons of spectators, bright lights, crazy energy, and most importantly, with my teammates by my side.
Best memory from LA (outside of competing): Santa Monica Beach with my teammates
What recent alum you miss the most and what you learned from her: Kelsey Joannides because through her work ethic, attitude, and kind nature she showed us what it really means to be a Fighting Illini.
Favorite Illini sporting event to attend outside your own: Football and Volleyball
Favorite guilty pleasure food item: Popcorn
Favorite gymnastics event to end a meet on: Floor
Favorite opponent to compete against and why: Any Big 10 team; it's always exciting!
Favorite movie from last year: We're the Millers
Favorite show on TV right now: Modern Family
Favorite hobby outside of sports: Crafting
Favorite color and number: Pink and 12
Favorite dance craze (wobble, cupid shuffle, etc.): Obviously the Harlem Shake, our team was just TOO good at it last year.
Favorite building on the quad and why: Lincoln Hall because it's a blend of historical charm and modern technology.
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with a beach!
Favorite class you've taken and why: Atmos 120 because Professor Snodgrass presents his information with humor in a way that is applicable to college students.
Favorite person to follow on twitter and why: College Town Life because it's hilarious
Favorite summertime and winter activity: Christmas tree decorating in the winter and lounging by the pool in the summer.
Dream you would like to accomplish in your lifetime: Be a Brevet gymnastics judge
Funny memory of one of your teammates: Amber riding her bike around in the Ike
How you would describe your class (Sr, Jr, etc) of girls: It doesn't matter what, when, or where, these girls will be by my side forever. I couldn't have asked for a better class and cherish the crazy, fun, and loving memories we share together. I wouldn't have made it through without them.
What is your weirdest quirk: Cracking my elbows.