Emily Lennon becomes the fourth signee for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
May 13, 2013
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - University of Illinois women's gymnastics head coach Kim Landrus announced the addition of Emily Lennon (Calgary, Alberta, Canada//Bishop Carroll HS) to the Illini squad for the 2013-14 season. Lennon signed a national letter of intent this past week with the Orange and Blue, becoming the fourth member of Landrus' recruiting class for the upcoming season along with Erin Buchanan, Mary Jane Horth and Sarah Lyons, who all signed in November.
"I am thrilled to be adding Emily to our 2013 signing class," said Landrus. Her personality, work ethic, and skill level will fit in perfect with our philosophy at Illinois. When I went to watch her in Calgary, I knew immediately that she had so much potential as an NCAA athlete. Then, when her and her parents visited Champaign, it was clear they could see themselves part of the Orange and Blue family."
Profile on the Newest Illini
Emily Jane Lennon
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
High School: Bishop Carroll
Club: Team Gymtastics
Notes: Has competed at the Elite national level for six years… Achieved a senior high performance at Elite Canada 2013… 2013 Elite Canada silver medalist on beam, 5th on vault, 6th in the all-around… Finished in the top-7 on vault, beam, floor and in the all-around at Gymnix 2013… Accomplished second on vault and floor at the 2012 France International Tournament finals… Finished first on floor, second on beam and fifth on vault at Provincials 2012… In 2011, became all-around champion at Gymnix, Provincials and Western Canadian Championships while also representing Team Alberta at the Canada Winter Games… Club coaches were Karen Haverstock and Jeremy Mosier.