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Jack Groppel

Former Illini men’s tennis coach (1978-81)

Co-founder, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Naya Crittenden

Right side hitter, UI volleyball, 2015-16

Top scorer in Swiss pro league, 2019-20

Kevin Jackson

Hematology program manager

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Dr. Christopher Hicks

Clinical Associate of Orthopeadic Surgery/Rehabilitation, University of Chicago

Team physician, WNBA’s Chicago Sky

Scott Spiezio

Two-time World Series champ

Played on 2002 Angels, 2006 Cardinals

Dr. Garth Walker

Emergency physician

Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs

Andrew McIntyre

VP/technology

Chicago Cubs

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Scot Hollonbeck

Gold medal-winning Paralympian

Sustainable residential property developer

Don Edwards

Flexpoint Ford CEO

Chair, UI board of trustees

Erin McNary

Assistant professor, sport administration

University of Miami

Jack Trudeau

10-year NFL quarterback

llini career-best 8,725 passing yards

Nick Anderson

11th pick in 1989 NBA Draft

1,172 points in two seasons

Erik Henriksen

Made 3 Olympic teams

1999 U.S. Speedskating Hall of Famer

Ross Guignon

Global client strategy

Creative Artists Agency

Derek Dimke

LinkedIn relationship manager

Made Illini record 84.8% of FGs (39-for-46)

Dr. Luke Sewall

Hinsdale physician

Played on ’83 Rose Bowl team

B.J. Ogata

Former Illini tight end

2000 Academic All-Big Ten pick

Brian Cook

5th on UI scoring list (1,748 points)

2,312 points in nine NBA seasons

Justi Rae Miller

Associate general counsel, State Farm

2-time All-Big Ten golfer

Immanuel Chu

Georgia pastor, public speaker

Prized Ron Zook football recruit

Cristy Chapman Uhrig

1999 Dike Eddleman Award

All-Big Ten middle blocker

Mike Scully

GM, Club at Reynolds Lake Oconee

All-Big Ten offensive lineman

Tom Sinak

2-time all-Big Ten outfielder

Area manager, New American Funding

Ralph Cooper

Sports director

NewsChannel 10, Amarillo, Texas

Graeme McGufficke

3-time Big Ten champ

N.C. political operative