Total Includes 40 Who Graduated Saturday
Total Includes 40 Who Graduated Saturday
Rachan, Gotlund and Melendez Honored; Four on Honorable Mention List
Senior Tanya Rachan Places in Two Events
Seven Squads to Vie for Crown Saturday in Convocation Center
Northern Illinois took on MAC heavyweight Central Michigan on Senior Day (Feb. 26) in Victor E. Court.
Northern Illinois defeated Ball State, 192.925-191.125, to earn its first Mid-American Conference win of the season.
NIU Career Bests: Vault - 9.750 (2x, last at MAC Championships, 3-27-10); Uneven Bars - 9.825 (vs. UIC, 3-1-11); Beam - 9.800 (vs. Eastern Michigan, 1-25-09); Floor - 9.600 (Exh. at Ball State, 2-8-09).
2011: In the Huskies' line-up in nine meets on vault and uneven parallel bars. Led NIU with a 9.706 average on bars, where she received five top six finishes. Averaged a 9.531 on vault to rank third on the team and recorded a pair of top four placings. Competed as an exhibition gymnast on balance beam in three meets. Scored a 9.650 or higher in 11 routines for the Huskies, eight times on bars and in three meets on vault. In her first meet of the year, won bars against Eastern Michigan (1-16) with a 9.700. Scored a career high 9.825 on bars against UIC (3-1) to take first place. Posted a pair of second-place finishes against Bowling Green (1-23) with a score of 9.650 on vault and 9.700 on uneven parallel bars. Tied her career best score and earned her season-best on vault against Kent State (2-20) with a 9.725. Added a sixth-place finish on bars versus KSU with a 9.700 and went 9.600 as an exhibition gymnast on beam. Recorded her season-best exhibition score of 9.700 on balance beam at Ball State (2-25) while garnering a pair of top five finishes on vault (fourth) and bars (fifth) with scores of 9.650 and 9.675, respectively. Finished the season with five straight scores of 9.675 or better on bars, including a 9.750 at Iowa (3-12) and a 9.725 at the State of Illinois Classic (3-12). NIU's top finisher on uneven parallel bars at the MAC Championships (3-19) with a 9.725. Earned a 9.625 on vault versus Central Michigan (1-30) and scored a 9.600 at State of Illinois Classic. Posted a 9.625 on beam at UIC.
2010: In the Huskies' line-up on vault and balance beam throughout the season and made two appearances on floor exercise. Saw action as an exhibition gymnast on uneven parallel bars in three meets. Steady vaulter who scored a season and career high 9.750 on the event at MAC Championships (3-27). Earned a 9.625 on vault at the 2010 State of Illinois Classic (3-20) and versus Western Michigan (1-17) and scored a 9.600 at Kent State (2-19). Her vault average of 9.543 ranked fourth on the team as seven of her 10 tries scored 9.575 or higher. On balance beam, recorded her season and career high score of 9.650 at the MAC Championships and at Kent State. Earned a 9.625 on three occasions, including at Bowling Green (1-24) when she took fourth place. Posted a 9.500 or higher on beam seven times and averaged a 9.464 on the event for the year to rank in the top four on the team. In exhibition action, scored a season high 9.650 on uneven parallel bars at UIC.
2009: Competed in the first three meets for the Huskies on vault, beam and floor before suffering an injury that knocked her out of the line-up. Earned a top 10 finish six times in limited action. Returned to competition on the balance beam at the State Championships and scored a 9.775 to take 10th place. In the line-up on both vault and balance beam at the MAC Championships and took third place on balance beam with a 9.750. Scored a 9.700 or higher on balance beam in all five of her outings. Took first at Ball State on beam with a 9.750 and was third on the event in the season opener versus Bowling Green with a score of 9.700. Recorded a season-high 9.800 on beam versus Eastern Michigan. Her season best score of 9.750 on vault came versus Bowling Green. Also scored a 9.725 on vault versus Eastern Michigan. Recorded a 9.525 versus BGSU on floor. For the season, averaged 9.538, 9.755 and 9.647 on the vault, balance beam and floor exercise, respectively.
Prep: Competed and trained at Geddert's Twistars USA and Aerials and Baranies at Level 10 competition for three years. Competed at both USGA Regionals and Nationals three times during her prep career. As a freshman, placed 13th at Regionals and was a qualifier for Nationals. Her junior year, placed eighth at the USGA Regionals and qualified for Nationals. Placed fifth at Regionals and made Nationals for the third time as a senior. Earned "Prettiest Toe Point" on bars for the Love of Money Competition. Outside of gymnastics, earned a varsity letter in diving, was involved in Spanish Club, Volunteer Club, Calvary Church Nursery, and was SADD Club president. Additionally, earned honor roll status, Student of the Month honors, and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born October 29, 1990 to Jerry and Sydnee Clore of Grand Rapids, Mich. Majoring in elementary education. A Huskie Scholar with a GPA over 3.0.
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