King led the way for the Redbirds and won the second-straight all-around title.
ISU will be looking to repeat as MIC Champions
Sami King had an all-around score of 39.200
The 15th annual Illinois Gymnastics Institute (IGI) Chicago Style gymnastics meet is the largest women's gymnastics invitational in the world.
ISU will host Lindenwood Friday in the season-opener and travel to NIU on Sunday.
2012 Season: All-MIC First-Teeam selection on the floor exercise ... competed in every meet on the uneven bars... competed in six meets on the vault... competed in seven meets in floor exercise... posted a season-high score of 9.800 on the uneven bars against Northern Illinois (March 4)... recorded a season-high score of 9.700 on the vault against SEMO (Jan. 21) ... scored 9.825 on the uneven bars twice against SEMO and at the MIC Championships (Feb. 24 and March 24)... competed on vault in the meet against SEMO where the Redbirds broke a team score record posting a 49.150 team score (Feb. 24).
2011 Season: First Team MIC All-Conference ... competed consistently on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise ... posted a career-high 9.825 on the vault vs. TWU (Feb. 26) ... posted a season-high 9.775 on the uneven bars (Mar. 12) ... charted a career-high 9.775 on the floor exercise (Feb. 18) ... tied for third on the floor exercise at MIC Championship to earn All-Conference.
2010 Season: Competed consistently on the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise ... posted a career-high 9.750 on the floor exercise against Air Force/W. Michigan/UW-LaCrosse (Jan. 24) ... posted a career high 9.800 on the uneven bars against Ball State (Feb. 5) ... at the Missouri Cat Classic (Feb. 26), scored a career-high 9.650 on the vault.
Glenbard South High School: Competed with Illinois Gymnastics Institute ... five-time level 10 regional qualifier ... placed ninth all-around, fourth on the floor and seventh on the beam individually at state meet senior year ... placed ninth on the floor and eighth place on the bars at state as a junior ... national qualifier sophomore year ... placed eighth on the bars, seventh on the floor and eighth in the all-around in the state meet.
Personal: Born: July 5, 1991 ... daughter of Christina Barrientos ... major: criminal justice/business management ... favorite movie: "Love and Basketball" ... biggest thrill in sports career: senior year, helping optional team win state in all levels ... favorite quote: "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13.