This makes incredibly proud. For all the grief I receive for being an Illini fan, this makes up for it! I-L-L…..
Six former Fighting Illini will be competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Robert Archibald (Great Britain, Basketball), Nikkita Holder (Canada, Track & Field), Gia Lewis-Smallwood (USA, Track & Field), Andrew Riley (Jamaica, Track & Field), Deron Williams (USA, Basketball) and Emily Zurrer (Canada, Soccer)!
Illini Deron Williams, with Tony parker and OKC Thunder Russell Westbrook!!
I know I’m not a big NBA fan, but I do really like Russell Westbrook and I love my Illinois basketball more than anyone!!
Illini alumni Williams and Gia Lewis-Smallwood (Discus)
Emily Zurrer with team mates
The Big 10 is also running a blog during the Games featuring the athletes in their own words. Check it out!