Illinois reaching NCAA's for third time in past five years
Illinois looking to qualify for third NCAA Championships
Illinois searches for 2nd title in program history
Illinois looks to win their sixth straight in annual event
Illinois scores a 196.3 for the second time this weekend
High School/Club: State and Regional qualifier in 2011 ... Recorded a personal best 9.425 on floor at 2011 Regionals ... California Scholarship Federation Member ... Scholar of Distinction ... Principle Scholar ... Awarded Los Gatos High School Science Department Award ... Club team was Pacific West Gymnastics ... Coached by Maria Traggio-Rivera and Leviv Mazilu.
Personal: Daughter of Alan and Marrian Fujinami ... Says she chose Illinois because of the great engineering program and for a chance to extend her gymnastics career.
The Fujinami File
First impression when you met your team, has it changed: Crazy, outgoing, enthusiastic, friendly. No.
Favorite event: Floor
Favorite floor music: Le Grand Tango
Favorite athlete: Oscar Pistorius (I think what he did in the 2012 summer Olympics was really inspiring.)
Favorite post-meet meal: Steak and rice
Favorite activity outside gymnastics: Hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter
Favorite thing to do on the quad: Walk through the middle on a sunny day and enjoy the pretty trees against the blue sky.
Favorite Fierce Five Gymnast: Gabby Douglas
Favorite all-time gymnast: Amy Chow
Favorite sports team: I usually don't follow sports teams, professional or otherwise, but a cousin of one of my best friends plays with the Milwaukee Brewers, so I would say them.
Favorite movie: Facing the Giants
Favorite movie quote: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." (Gandalf in Lord of the Rings)
Favorite place to travel to for a meet: Hawaii
Plans after Illinois: Probably grad school
A word that describes you that starts with the same letter as your first name: Thoughtful
Song you're embarrassed to like right now: Gavotte from Claude Bolling's Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano
One thing you've dreamt about doing: Flying (too bad that's not possible), but skydiving sounds fun
If the gymnastics team were to get their own reality show, what would be the name of it: Life of the not so Average College Student
If you could perform one of your routines anywhere on campus, where would you go? The engineering quad
What movie role would you like to act in: Stunt double of some action movie
Actress I would want to play me in a movie about my life: I honestly really would not want my life acted out in a movie, but if I have to choose, I would probably choose Julia Ling
One thing I can't go a day without: Food...A nice juicy watermelon!
Name something most people don't know about you: 1. I am Christian. 2. I generally love the outdoors and would rather spend the day hiking or canoeing over staying inside watching TV or movies.