Illinois Fighting Illini men's gymnastics
|Illinois Fighting Illini men's gymnastics|
|University||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Head Coach||Justin Spring (5th year)|
|Home Arena||Huff Hall
|Known As||Fighting Illini|
|Colors||Blue and Orange
|1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1989, 2012|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1935, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1981, 1983, 1988, 1989, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012|
The Illinois Fighting Illini men's gymnastics team represents the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and competes in the Big Ten Conference. The Fighting Illini have been invited to 44 NCAA tournaments and have won 10 team NCAA championships, which is second most all-time only to Penn State Nittany Lions' 12 team titles. Additionally, the Fighting Illini have won an all-time record 53 individual NCAA titles.
|Dr. Hartley Price||1930–1948*||150-41*||62-31*||4||4|
- No competition from 1943-1946 due to World War II.
All-time record against current NCAA teams
NCAA individual event champions
Illinois has had gymnasts win a record 53 NCAA individual championships.
Nissen Emery Award
The Nissen-Emery Award is annually awarded to the best overall male senior collegiate gymnast in the United States. The award recipient must not only excel athletically as a gymnast, but also must display outstanding sportsmanship and scholarship throughout his collegiate career. The award was created in 1966 and is men's gymnastics' equivalent to college football's Heisman Trophy.
- 1989: David Zeddies
- 2006: Justin Spring
- 2010: Luke Stannard
- 2012: Paul Ruggeri
Nissen Emery Finalists
- College Gymnastics - Nissen Emery Award. Indianapolis, IN: USA Gymnastics. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-18.