Photos from NIU's gymnastics victory over Ball State on January 24, 2014
NIU Career Bests: Vault - 9.775 (at State of Illinois Classic, 2-21-14) Bars - 9.625 (at Kent State, 1-16-15) Floor - 9.775 (at BGSU/Alaska, 2-15-15).
2015: Put up scores in every discipline at different points this season with the vault and floor exercise being her area of expertise. Her best score on the vault, a 9.725, came at Central Michigan (2-6), while her top score on bars came against Kent State (1-16) with a career high 9.625 and scored another career best 9.775 on the floor against Bowling Green and Alaska (2-15). Tied for eighth against Eastern Michigan (3-15) with a 9.750. Scored a 9.650 at the MAC Championships (3-21) to finish in 37th place.
2014: Was a vault and floor exercise specialist in 10 of 11 meets. Her best combined performance in the two events came at the State of Illinois Classic (2-21) where she scored season highs with a 9.775 in the vault and a 9.700 in floor exercise. Scored another 9.700 in floor exercise at Arizona State (3-14) and received a 9.625 in the vault. Finished with a score of 9.700 in the vault and a 9.450 in floor exercise while also putting up exhibition scores in the uneven parallel bars with 9.400 and balance beam with 8.900 against Western Michigan (2-1). She finished the season with MAC Championship (3-22) scores of 9.650 in floor exercise and 9.500 in the vault.
Prep: Spent three seasons competing at Level 10 for Deveau's School of Gymastics in Fishers, Ind. Recorded a career high score of 36.375 in the all-around with bests of 9.450 on vault and 9.300 on both balance beam and floor exercise. Qualified for Region 5 meet all three years at Level 10. Seventh in the region on balance beam in 2013. Took second on beam and fourth on vault at the 2013 Midwest Open. Earned a fourth-place finish on beam at the 2013 Courtney Kupets Pink Invitational. Competed in the 2012 JO National Invitational Tournament after placing eighth in the all-around at the Region 5 meet. Second in the all-around at the 2012 Indiana State Championships after placing third in 2011. Graduated from Fishers High School with honors.
Personal: Birthday is Oct. 3. Daughter of Lisa and Marc Gilliam has one older brother, Steven. Plans to major in speech pathology. Participated in Relay for Life event in high school.