Women's Gymnastics

Suren Kanchanavaleerat
Suren Kanchanavaleerat


Vancouver, Wash.

High School:
Union High




Naydenov Gymnastics

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.

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."

The Kanchanavaleerat File

What being a Fighting Illini means to you: To give 100% representing the orange and blue.

First impression when you met the team: Friendly and very bonded

What are you looking forward to experiencing outside of gymnastics: Meeting new people and experiencing the school.

What you hope to learn from your coach/teammates this year: Team effort and self-improvement

What class you're excited about taking: Society and Leisure

What opponent are you most excited to compete against: Michigan

Favorite gymnastics event: Bars

Favorite part about campus: Quad

Favorite guilty pleasure food item: Ice Cream

Favorite movie from last year: Hunger Games

Favorite color and number: Royal Blue and 17

Favorite building on the quad and why: Illini Union, because it has a good view of the Quad.

Favorite person to follow on twitter and why: Athletes, because they have inspiring quotes that motivate me.

Favorite summertime and winter activity: Summertime - spending time on the beach. Winter - drinking hot chocolate.

Dream you would like to accomplish in your lifetime: Travel around the world

What is a hidden talent of yours: Making up my own music

3 things you could not function without: My cell phone, alarm clock, and lap top

What is your favorite website to visit: Facebook

How you would describe your class (Sr, Jr, etc) of girls: Diverse, coming from different parts of the U.S.

Quote you live by:"Life is like a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein

How many countries have you been to: 10

What are you most proud of: My academics

Name 3 things on your future bucket list: Travel the world, help in a third world country, and help children in the U.S.

What is your weirdest quirk: When listening to music, I usually only listen to the first 30 seconds, unless I really like the song.

If you could relive one day, what would it be: My 13th birthday