We asked, and you answered…
So we’ve got what you, the fans, felt were the best moments of the 2018-19 athletic year!
Even though the revenue sports (being men’s football and basketball) were #lessthanideal, there were still plenty of successes on and off the court.
Ohio State was a huge win for men’s basketball. Good on ya, Dan.
The Ohio St b-ball win. First big road win in a long time....and the Mich St win at home wasn’t horrible either— Dan (@DanRentschler) April 10, 2019
From the football season, how could we forget Reggie Corbin’s breakout year? He rushed for over 1,000 yards on fewer carriers than other B1G backs like Jonathan Taylor. Oh, and have we mentioned he will be staying another year? We love you, Reggie.
Were you at Atkins for this big tennis W?
Oh, and there was a pretty big home win for the men’s basketball team. You might remember that MSU was in the Final Four this year, but we took ‘em down.
I look like I am crying on the right (which is what I was doing) pic.twitter.com/cXpZUOi4j4— Josh Greenberg (@Joshgocubsgo) April 9, 2019
We can’t forget how Chris Tamas has continued to impress on the court AND on the recruiting trail :
.@ellieholzman is an #Illini!— Illinois Volleyball (@IlliniVBall) November 14, 2018
The 6-2 outside hitter/middle blocker is a four-time state champion, three-time state MVP and was named the Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year in 2016 & 2017. pic.twitter.com/0En1woz3qf
Oh, and Mica Allison too. She’s probably going to be good.
Nancy Fahey and the Illini women’s team showed progress this season with a win over Minnesota early in the year...
HIGHLIGHTS— Illinois W Basketball (@IlliniWBB) January 7, 2019
Check out the top plays from tonight's win over Minnesota!
18 points for Brandi Beasley
Career-high 5️⃣ steals for Beasley
Career-high 5️⃣ assists for J-Naya Ephraim
Season-high 6️⃣ blocks for Alex Wittinger pic.twitter.com/EE4cfhKdix
...and let’s not forget how we fared against Minnesota this year.
Illinois is the only school to beat Minnesota in football, men's basketball and women's basketball this year.— Illini Stats & Notes (@IlliniStats) January 17, 2019
I like what Professor Wolters had to say here. And I am not biased just because I had him senior year.
Seeing my students succeed in various Illini Sports made me the most proud. Go teams volleyball, tennis, golf, cheerleading, football, basketball, soccer, and so many more!— Wolters World (@woltersworld) April 10, 2019
But the best of all -- at least, in my opinion -- is owned by the women of the volleyball court. Here’s to Beth Prince, Jordyn Poulter, Jacqueline Quade, Ali Bastianelli, and all the others who made a run to the Final Four possible. You rock.
What was your favorite moment from the past academic year?
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