Women's Gymnastics

Suren  Kanchanavaleerat
Suren Kanchanavaleerat


Vancouver, Wash.

High School:
Union High




Naydenov Gymnastics


Visit with Kenwood Elementary School

Photos from the Illini women's gymnastics team visit with student at Kenwood Elementary School on Jan. 23 2015.


Illinois at Central Michigan

Photos from the season opener at Central Michigan on Jan. 11, 2015

2014 - Freshman: Did not compete ... Named to Dean's List in Spring 2014.

Club/High School: 2013 Region 2 Championships Qualifier ... Regionals - finished 4th on vault, 7th on bars, 8th on beam, 6th on floor and 7th in the all-around ... Competed for Naydenov Gymnastics.

Personal: Born August 17, 1995 ... Daughter of George and Eunchong Kanchanavaleerat ... Chose Illinois because, "I wanted to join the Illini family. I also like their health program." ... Majoring in dietetics.

The Kanchanavaleerat File

Best memory from Birmingham, Alabama (outside of competing): Going shopping with my teammates

What went through your head when you realized you advanced to Nationals: Just wow, after how hard our team has worked and the effort put in, we made it to Nationals!

The addition of Maryland and Rutgers brings what to the conference? It will bring an interesting dynamic to our conference. New competition and new spirit.

Describe the 2015 team in one word: Potential

Biggest learning experience from last season: Every effort, no matter how big or small multiplies in the end.

Meet or opponent most excited to compete in/against this season: Michigan State

Best Dressed Teammate: Heather

Teammate most likely to become famous (and what will make her famous): Heather; developing a how to eat gluten-free cooking show

One goal for this season: Compete in the line-up on bars.

Pre-meet superstitions: Mentally visualizing my routines before each turn.

If you could go on a date with anyone, and your boyfriend is TOTALLY cool with it, who would it be? Daniel Henney

Something I have to bring on every trip: My phone

Your dream job: National Geographic Photographer

Actress I would want to play me in a movie: Sheila Woodley

If I were on a reality show, what would it be? Gossip Girl

Super power I would most like to have: Invisibility

Something most people don't know about me: I'm half Korean and half Chinese.

Favorite memory in Kenney Gym: My clumsy falls in the gym

Favorite spot on campus: Any café on campus

Favorite childhood movie: Jumanji

First AIM screen name: Never had one

Favorite holiday (and why): Christmas, I get to see my family after the long semester.

Concerts I've been to lately: None, I haven't been to a concert in two years.

TV show I'm obsessed with right now: I watch more movies than TV shows...

Favorite app on my phone: Instagram

Person who inspires me the most: Shannon Miller

Favorite female athlete: Shawn Johnson

City you most want to live in after graduation (and why): Portland, because it's close to home.