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ILLINOIS STATE Softball

ON DECK Inside the 2010 Illinois State Softball Media Guide Table of Contents

Illinois State by the Numbers .............................................................. 2-3 Marian Kneer Softball Stadium .............................................................. 4 2009 Kneer and Kennedy Tribute .......................................................... 5 Karin Bone Study Center .................................................................... 6-7 Community Service ............................................................................... 8 Owen Strength and Conditioning Center ............................................... 9 Athletic Training ................................................................................... 10 Illinois State University .........................................................................11 Redbird Traditions ............................................................................... 12 World Travelers ................................................................................... 13 Missouri Valley Conference ................................................................. 14 Melinda Fischer’s 25th Season ........................................................... 15 Roster Breakdown ............................................................................... 16 2010 Season Preview.......................................................................... 17 Head Coach Melinda Fischer ......................................................... 18-19 Assistant Coaches .......................................................................... 20-22 Easton ................................................................................................. 23 Meet the Redbirds .......................................................................... 24-42 University Leaders/ Softball Support Staff ........................................... 43 Athletic Administration .................................................................... 44-45 Across the Field .............................................................................. 46-47 All-Time Records ................................................................................. 48 2009 Results........................................................................................ 49 2009 Overall Statistics .................................................................... 50-51 2009 Missouri Valley Conference Statistics.................................... 52-53 Hitting Records .................................................................................... 54 Pitching/Fielding Records .................................................................... 55 Marian Kneer Softball Stadium Records ............................................. 56 Letterwinners ....................................................................................... 57 Redbird Softball Honor Roll ................................................................. 58 Redbird Softball All-Americans ............................................................ 59 Redbird Softball Hall of Fame.............................................................. 60 Radio Roster........................................................................................ 61 Redbird Athletics Online ...................................................................... 62 Media Information ................................................................................ 63 Redbird Vision ..................................................................................... 64

2010 Quick Facts

Illinois State University

Location .................................................................................. Normal, Ill. Founded .......................................................................................... 1857 Enrollment .................................................................................... 20,856 President ..........................................................................Dr. Al Bowman Director of Athletics.................................................. Dr. Sheahon Zenger NCAA Faculty Representative ...........................................Dr. Jeri Beggs Affiliation ......................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference ...................................................................... Missouri Valley Facility .....................................................Marian Kneer Softball Stadium Capacity.......................................................................................... 1,050 Dimensions .......................................................................... 190-210-190

Redbird Softball History

First Year of Softball ........................................................................ 1965 All-time Record ..................................................................... 1,141-719-4 All-time NCAA Division I Record.............................................. 848-580-4 All-time MVC Record ............................................................... 367-565-2 NCAA Tournament Appearances ............................................................ ................................................... (1988, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007)

Team Information

2009 Overall Record....................................................................... 24-26 2009 MVC Record/Finish ....................................................... 12-11/Fifth Home Record ..................................................................................... 8-4 Away Record .................................................................................... 6-16 Neutral Record ................................................................................. 10-6 2009 Postseason ................................................................................N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................................................ 12/6 Position Starters Returning/Lost ......................................................... 6/3 Pitchers Returning/Lost ...................................................................... 3/1 Newcomers............................................................................................ 7 Captains ........................ Michelle Henderson, Kara Nelson, Abby Olson

Softball Coaching Staff

Head Coach....................................... Melinda Fischer (Illinois State ‘72) Total Years Coaching ........................................................................... 27 Career Record ......................................................................... 840-535-4 Years at ISU ........................................................................................ 25 Record at ISU .......................................................................... 808-528-4 Assistant Coach.................................. Tina Kramos (Missouri State, ‘95) Pitching Coach ............................Shannon Nicholson (Illinois State, ‘07) Volunteer Asst. Coach ............................. Bill Dickson (Illinois State, ‘54) Softball Office .................................................................... 309.438.3633 Softball Fax........................................................................ 309.438.3597

Media Relations

Graduate Assistant/Softball Contact ............................Lauren Hutchcraft Hutchcraft’s Office ............................................................. 309.438.3598 Hutchcraft’s Cell ................................................................ 217.781.0354 Hutchcraft’s E-mail ......................................................lehutch@ilstu.edu Assoc. AD/Media Relations ................................................... Todd Kober Kober’s Office .................................................................... 309.438.3805 Kober’s E-mail ............................................................ gtkober@ilstu.edu Media Relations Office ...................................................... 309.438.3825 Media Relations Fax .......................................................... 309.438.5634 Mailing Address ............................................... 203A Horton Field House ............................................ Campus Box 7130, Normal IL 61790-7130 Softball Press Box Phone .................................................. 309.438.5695

2010 Media Guide Credits

On The Covers

On the front cover (L-R): Michelle Henderson, Beth Current and Niki Stansell On the back cover (L-R): Abby Olson and Kara Nelson

The 2010 Illinois State softball media guide was designed, written and edited by Lauren Hutchcraft, graduate assistant for Illinois State Athletics Media Relations. Editorial assistance was provided by associate athletics director/media relations Todd Kober; assistant media relations directors Jimmy Knodel and Mike Williams; and athletics media relations graduate assistants Kevin McCarty and Megan Thompson. Cover design by Shawn Billo. Photography courtesy of Dennis Banks and Steve Bates. Printing services provided by Multi-Ad Printing Services. For special accommodations, please call (309) 438-8000.

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ILLINOIS STATE BY THE NUMBERS...

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NCAA Division I wins by ISU, which rank in the top-25 all-time among all Division I softball programs

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Career wins by head coach Melinda Fischer, which ranks in the top-20 among all active NCAA Division I coaches

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First-team All-Missouri Valley Conference selections

The Beginning

Illinois State Athletics has always been at the forefront of promoting women’s athletic opportunities, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s, when the movement to bring women’s college athletics up to speed with men’s intercollegiate athletic programs was at its zenith. Two visionary women, Carmen Imel and Dr. Jill Hutchison g on to coach the Redbird women’s - who would later go basketball team for 28 years - brought national attention to ISU’s women athletics and Redbird softball in the early days of women’s athletics at Illinois State. Softball has been a part of Illinois State dating back to the 1930’s. Softball has been recognized as an intercollegiate sport at ISU since1965, and since then has racked up well over 1,000 wins, made eight Women’s College World Series appearances and have won 11 regular-season conference titles and five conference tournament championships.

NFCA All-District Scholar-Athletes

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Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year selections

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Illinois State Female Athlete of the Year honorees

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Missouri Valley Conference Rookie of the Year selections

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Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award ard finalists

• Valley career home run record holder Amber Smith and 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Candidate

• 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLAS CLASS Award finalist Tiffan Tiffany Prager

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R Regular-Season Conference Championships in tthe Melinda Fischer Era (1986-present)

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1969 NATIONAL RUNNER-UP

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Redbirds In The Pros

Redbird softball is i steeped in n tradition, tr tradi adittion, and one of those many great traditions is a continued adi ascention of several players p yers to the e professional profes pro fe sional ranks once oncc their days at Illinois State are over. Since the mid-1990s,, Illinois Illlino in is State S te Sta e softball sofftba tballll has sent sentt six players pa pl on to play professional softball. Included in that total are are the he h e Redbirds’ Redbirds’ two wo professional pr fessio pro siona sio nal alumnae na all - former All-American pitcher Shannon Nicholson and and three-time three e-ti ttime m All-Missouri All-Miissouri Valley Conference Con n selection Stacy Birk. Nicholson and Birk both oth played in the th he National Nationall Pro P Fastpitch Fastpitt (NPF) league, the sport’s current professional league. Nicholson Nicholson was a pitcher pitch ch cher her er for the th he Akron A n Racers, while Birk played the last three seasons for the Philadelphia elphia Force..

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Shannon Nicholson Stacy Birk Emily Krueger Heather Stella Priscilla Welch Shae Wesley

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Setting The Standard

While women’s intercollegiate athletics was still a young and relatively novel aspect of the Illinois State Athletics Department in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Redbird softball helped to set a standard for athletic excellence that continues to this day. The 1969-77 teams, with the exception of the 1974 team, under the tutelage of Redbird coaching legend Jill Hutchison, made appearances in the Women’s College World Series. The teams’ appearances in the WCWS set in motion an era of softball dominance that has existed at Illinois State ever since.

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WCWS Appearances

2008 ASA Initial Top-50 Watch List selection Kara Nelson

TWO OF THE NATION’S BEST NCAA Tournament Appearances

Illinois State softball has had many talented and sucessful studentstudent-athletes -athletes come through its ranks, but only two can claim that they were named to an Amateur Amate eur Softball Association of America (ASA) Initial Top-50 Watch List for National Player of the Year Year e – Amber Smith and Kara Nelson.

Missouri Valley Conference Titles

Smith, a senior on the 2009 squad, and Nelson, a returning junior, earned earned that distinction prior to the 2007 and 2008 seasons, respectively.

All-Americans

Smith’s honor came after a monsterous rookie season in 2006, one e in which she became be the first ISU player to be named an All-American as a freshman, as well as amass 40 hits, hi 40 runs scored and 40 RBI in a single season. Nelson’s honor was equallyy well-deserved, -deserved, after a she set a conference single-season hits record with 90 base knocks and became be ecame e the first-eve rst-ever freshman to be named Valley Player of the Year.

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball MARIAN KNEER SOFTBALL STADIUM HOME OF THE REDBIRDS

As the success of the Illinois State softball program continues to build, so does the team’s home-field advantage at Marian Kneer Softball Stadium. The Redbirds hold an all-time record of 106-31 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents. The facility was formerly known as the Redbird Softball Complex, a name it took on from its first game April 3, 1999. Thanks to a generous $250,000 donation to the Illinois State Athletics Department in 2008, the facility was renamed Marian Kneer Softball Stadium after former Redbird softball player and international softball star Dr. Marian Kneer, who played for the Redbirds in the 1940’s. Illinois State’s award-winning home field officially opened April 3, 1999, beginning a new era in Illinois State softball that continues to bring winning traditions and successful years to the program. Marian Kneer Softball Stadium replaced historic McCormick Field, the home of the Redbirds for 31 years. The 1,050-seat complex, which is located on the east side of Adelaide Street, adjacent to other athletics facilities, has a natural grass playing surface, lights, convenient parking, outstanding media facilities and excellent seating. Bleachers can also be added down the baselines for extra seating. The field is 190 feet down the left and right field lines and 210 feet in straight-away center. The stadium is conveniently located close to the Redbirds’ locker rooms, training facilities and offices. Marian Kneer Softball Stadium, which hosted the 2002 and 2007 State Farm MVC Tournaments, was voted the 1999 Softball Field of the Year by The Sports Turf Managers Association.

106 - 31 The Redbirds’ all-time record against MVC opponents at Kneer Stadium.

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ISU’s all-time winning percentage at Marian Kneer Softball Stadium.

Illinois State at Marian Kneer Softball Stadium Year ......... Record .......... Pct. ........... Att.

Opp............. Rec. . Pct. ...... Opp. ............. Rec.....Pct.

1999.................10-3 ................. .769 ............1,251 2000..................9-6 .................. .600 ............1,656 2001.................11-2 ................. .846 ............1,638 2002.................17-5 ................. .773 ............5,389 2003.................10-7 ................. .588 ............2,283 2004.................11-4 ................. .733 ............1,149 2005..................9-8 .................. .529 ............2,528 2006.................15-1 ................. .938 ............2,594 2007.................15-5 ................. .789 ............4,696 2008.................11-2 ................. .846 ............2,224 2009..................8-4 .................. .666 ............1,818 Total ...............126-43 ............... .745 ..........27,226

Bradley............. 10-2 ... .833 ....... Creighton ............ 7-6 ........538 DePaul .............. 3-2 .... .600 ....... Drake ................. 13-1 .......929 E. Illinois ........... 4-2 .... .667 ....... Evansville........... 12-4 .......750 Illinois ................ 1-4 .... .200 ....... Indiana St........... 16-0 ....1.000 Iowa .................. 2-2 .... .500 ....... Loyola-Chicago .... 3-1 ........750 Missouri St. ...... 12-5 ... .706 ....... N. Illinois ............. 5-1 ........833 Northern Iowa ..... 16-3 ... .842 ....... Northwestern ....... 0-1 ........000 S. Illinois ........... 8-8 .... .500 ....... W. Illinois............. 2-1 ........667 Wichita St......... 12-2 ... .857 Illinois State at Kneer Stadium.................................... 126-47 ...... .728

Bold indicates the year ISU hosted State Farm MVC Tournament

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball 2009 KNEER & KENNEDY TRIBUTE

Bill Kennedy

Marian Kn

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During the 2009 Illinois State softball team’s spring season, Illinois State te honored two integral contributors in Marian Kneer and Bill er Softball Stadium in honor of Kneer, Kneer while Kennedy retired Kennedy. The Redbird softball complex was renamed the Marian Kneer after more than two decades with the Redbirds. Kneer earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Illinois State. In the early 1970s, she pioneered the inclusion of women’s sports in the Illinois High School Association, two years prior to the passage of the Title IX Education Amendment (1972). Kneer was inducted into the ISU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1976 and became a member of the College of Education Hall of Fame in 2004. She is also a member of the Greater Peoria and National Association for Sport and Physical Education Halls of Fame. Kneer is the co-author of “Softball, Fast & Slow Pitch,” a publication now in its sixth edition and part of the curricula in many softball classes since 1967. Kneer was born in Peoria, Ill., and graduated from Woodruff High School. She went on to earn her doctorate in physical education from the University of Michigan, and was termed “the world’s greatest softball catcher” in the late 1950s. Kneer is a member of the Illinois Softball Hall of Fame and the Illinois Coaches Association for Girls and Women Hall of Fame. Kennedy began coaching at Illinois State the same year that Fischer became the Redbirds’ head coach: 1986. He mentored a total of four All-Americans; five National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region First- or Second-Team members; three Missouri Valley Conference Softball Players of the Year; one Valley Rookie of the Year; and 21 All-Missouri Valley Conference First- or Second-Team honorees. Kennedy was also a member of Illinois State’s 2006 coaching staff, which was named The Valley Coaching Staff of the Year, as well as the NFCA/Speedline Coaching Staff of the Year. From 2000-08, Illinois State’s pitching staff, under the direction of Kennedy, posted a combined 2.03 ERA. ISU’s 1.42 team ERA in 2003 was the team’s lowest since the 1987 season. In all, Illinois State softball pitchers have set 11 team season records under Kennedy. Kennedy, who retired as a principal and teacher in the Heyworth School District after 30 years of service, earned both his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Illinois State.

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KARIN BONE STUDY CENTER ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Associate Athletics hletics Director Jane Fulton and her Redbird academic support services staff appreciate the daily student-athlete challenge to balance responsibilities because Fulton and her staff members are former college student-athletes and coaches themselves. With the unbridled support of Redbird coaches and athletics administration, Fulton and her staff help studentathletes balance the demands they face athletically, academically, socially and personally. Beyond their own caring, concern and constant availability to help, the academic support staff’s greatest asset is the comfortable, computerized Karin Bone Study Center. That’s where programs like targeting, career development, community service projects, counseling and assistance help Redbird student-athletes from all 19 sports take place daily. Illinois State's Karin Bone Athletics Study Center has been the model other universities have tried to copy. Redbird studentathletes continually rank above the national average for graduation rates, and generally graduate at a higher level than nonathletes at Illinois State. With very specific programs aimed at the unique needs of the student-athlete and an extremely dedicated staff, Illinois State provides one of the most comprehensive programs in the country. In addition to departmental and college on-campus academic recognition, the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll and conference scholarathlete teams, Redbird student-athletes have achieved: • • • •

19 Bone Scholars (Illinois State’s top academic scholarship on campus). 40 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America honors. more than 2,000 hours of student-athlete community service annually, including 2,519 hours in 2008-09. a record 3.13 athletics grade-point-average was set in Spring 2009.

A A M ADVISEMENT ACADEMIC A M N

Three academic advisors from the university’s Academic Advisement Center work specifically with student-athletes to ensure progress toward a degree. Those advisors understand the challenges confronting student-athletes as several are past Illinois State student-athletes.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Working with other areas of the university, academic support personnel are developing career preparation and career-enhancement programs. Those programs include career assessment assistance, resource materials, resumé writing, summer jobs in related fields, internships and externships.

COMPUTER-AIDED LEARNING

Study center computers contain software to help students complete assignments and access research materials. Also, self-help study techniques like self-testing programs assist students in preparing for specific exams.

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DATABASE

The athletics study center staff has developed its own database for every student-athlete at Illinois State. Coaches can monitor academic progress and keep up on a student’s awards and community service activities from their offices by computer.

PRIORITY REGISTRATION Early registration allows student-athletes access to classes they need. This helps them match their academic and athletic time commitments.

TARGETING

Student-athletes who enter the university are provided one-on-one academic assistance at the start of their college careers. This ensures a good start as well as the implementation of an academic plan that best suits each particular student-athlete.

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball TIM SCHLOSSER Athletic Study Center Director

Schlosser directs the athletic study center after two years as a graduate teaching assistant in the communication department and three years as assistant coach for the Illinois State gymnastics team. Schlosser received his B.S. in speech communication from Illinois State in 2000 and completed his master’s degree in 2009. As a lifelong enthusiast for the Olympic sports movement, Schlosser previously owned and operated gymnastic facilities in Central Illinois and was employed as the National Coaching Coordinator for USA Gymnastics Trampoline and Tumbling.

DR. JIM JOHNSON Softball Academic Consultant

After a 35-year career as a professor of psychology at Illinois State, “Dr. J” joined the staff of the study center as a volunteer while continuing to teach one course each semester. Through teaching large numbers of student-athletes in his auditorium sections of introductory psychology, he has worked extensively with the study center staff and coaches while volunteering in several programs. He utilizes his knowledge of the teaching/learning process in providing study skills workshops as well as in working with softball athletes.

GINA CHIAVINI DEW Softball Academic Advisor

Gina Dew works with the softball team to guide each student in her academic career goals and course choices each semester. Dew also computes NCAA compliance for each softball student-athlete, while also assisting with orientation programs for freshmen and transfers and speaking with recruits when visiting campus. Dew received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State, where she was a four-year letterwinner in gymnastics. Dew was named the team MVP twice during her career. Dew earned two degrees from ISU. She graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s of science degree and completed her bachelor’s of education degree 1989.

LAURIE RETZER Softball Secretary

Laurie Retzer works in the Illinois State Athletics Department, where she serves as the administrative clerk in Horton Field House. Retzer serves as the office manager, assisting the softball coaching staff. A native of Normal, Ill., and a fourth-generation alumna of Illinois State, Retzer received her bachelor’s degree in recreation administration in December 1977. She and her husband, Kent, a 1978 graduate of Illinois State, have three sons: Joshua, David (‘06) and Nathan (‘08), as well as six grandchildren.

“The study center staff is very supportive and is always there to help. They always take an interest in anything we may need.” -junior Kara Nelson

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball COMMUNITY SERVICE GIVING BACK

Illinois State student-athletes thletes do a lot more than win games and earn degrees. They also play an active role in several community service projects. ects. Nearly 80 percent of Illinois State’s student-athletes participate in community service projects. It is part of the athletics department’s philosophy of giving back to an area that has given so much to the university, while also exposing studentathletes to the rewarding experiences that come from helping and interacting with others. The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), a group with representation from each team, has made community service a priority. The SAAC has encouraged each sport to adopt a favorite charity to serve on a regular basis. In many cases, Illinois State student-athletes are involved with elementary school programs, particularly those that place an emphasis on reading, but Redbirds have also taken an active role in Habitat for Humanity building projects, Stay in Bounds programs at local elementary schools and the local Disadvantaged Children’s Christmas Party.

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Department record community service hours in 2008-09

Niki Stansell

Abby Olson

“The team enjoys going to the NFCA Classic in Georgia, because we get to go to a local elementary school and read to the children.” -junior Abby Olson

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball OWEN STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CENTER The goal of Redbird strength and conditioning is easy to describe: getting student-athletes from all sports physically prepared for peak performance. The journey for each student-athlete is much more specialized, as Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance Rohrk Cutchlow and his staff design specific programs to help address specific needs. With proven methods and exciting new resources available, Redbird strength and conditioning is committed to:

• creating individualized programs to enhance physical preparation of student-athletes in all 19 sports with sportspecific, position-specific plans focused on individual needs.

• developing an energetic atmosphere in which all student-athletes can strive to meet goals to enhance individual performance and contribute to team championships.

• utilizing the spacious, high-tech, 9,200-square-foot Richard and Fran Owen Strength and Conditioning Center, located in Redbird Arena.

• maintaining high standards of accountability, responsibility, and intensity during training so student-athletes and staff can realize their maximum potential.

CHRIS CARTER

Softball Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Carter was named Illinois State's assistant strength and conditioning coach in the spring 2008. Carter is in his fifth year with the Redbird strength and conditioning staff, after serving as a graduate assistant, while obtaining his masters degree. Carter earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science at Illinois State, in May 2006. Carter also gained professional experience by completing an internship at the Performance Training Center in Portland, Ore., in 2006. A native of Ingleside, Ill., Carter is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and resides in Normal with his fiancée, Amanda.

“Coach Carter has pushed us beyond our own expectations in the weight room this year and his passion for making us better has really shown in our performance on the field.” - senior Michelle Henderson

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball ATHLETIC TRAINING Redbird Athletics benefits from an experienced athletic training staff, top-notch doctors and Illinois State’s excellent undergraduate athletic training academic program, which has full accreditation from the Commission of Allied Health Education Programs. The quality of the athletic training staff is outstanding under the direction of Dr. Robert Seidl and head athletic trainer John Munn. The department has a wide range of local medical providers at its disposal, including physicians at Illinois State Student Health Services, which is one block from the Redbird athletic complex. Highly specialized physicians in Bloomington-Normal are readily accessible, as are a pair of Twin City Hospitals.

KIMBRA FUESTING Softball Athletic Trainer

Kimbra Fuesting, a graduate assistant in athletic training, is a board certified athletic trainer, and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). Fuesting works specifically with the Redbird softball team. Fuesting has previous athletic training experience with various sports and organizations. She interned with the Chicago Sky in 2006 and worked PRO Physical Therapy in Delaware from 2007-08 and ATI Physical Therapy from 2008-09 in Milwaukee, Wis. Fuesting earned her bachelor’s of science degree with a focus in athletic training from Illinois State in 2007. She is currently pursing a master’s degree in recreation administration.

Kimbra Fuesting “The athletic training staff is always going above and beyond to make sure our bodies are healthy and ready to play everyday.” -senior Beth Current

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY ILLINOIS’ FIRST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

ILLINOIS STATE ACADEMICS

Teaching is at the root of Illinois State’s heritage and that tradition grows through the efforts of the outstanding faculty in all six of Illinois State’s colleges. More than 92 percent of Illinois State’s classes are taught by full-time faculty, most of whom have the highest degree in their academic area.

THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

• The Illinois State forensics team won the 2005 American Forensics Association National Championship. • The department of economics was recently ranked fifth in the nation for teacher quality and productivity. • Faculty and students in the department of philosophy are engaged in research on artificial intelligence that seeks to answer questions about how close robots can come to approximating the human mind.

THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

• In a 21st Century version of the Oxford College model, the College of Business opened its new facility in 2004, which blends the small college campus environment with a corporate presence and state-ofthe-art technologies. • The new McLean County Small Business Development Center, located in the College of Business, provides assistance with business strategies, finances, marketing and training to Central Illinois businesses. • AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has accredited both undergraduate and graduate programs in business and accounting at Illinois State.

THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

More Illinois State graduates teach in our nation’s schools than graduates of any other institution. • With Metcalf Lab School and University High School, aspiring teachers get practical experience on campus prior to student teaching. • Illinois State is one of the nation’s most respected special education teaching programs. •

THE COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

Award-winning actors John Malkovich and Sean Hayes both attended Illinois State. • The $20 million Center for the Performing Arts includes an 830seat concert hall and a 450-seat proscenium theater to showcase student and faculty talent. • School of Art photography faculty member Jin Lee was awarded the first Guggenheim Fellowship in fine arts at Illinois State. •

MENNONITE COLLEGE OF NURSING

• The college maintains a 100 percent placement rate for graduates within three months of graduation. • Graduates consistently pass the RN licensure exam at rates above both state and national averages. • Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner graduate sequence have a 99-percent pass rate on the American Nurses Credentialing Center national certification exam -- 19 percent higher than the national average.

THE COLLEGE OF APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

• Students in the apparel merchandising and design, and interior design programs, went behind the scenes at some of the world’s leading design establishments during a 2004 trip to London and Paris. • Astronaut Sally Ride, former surgeon general Jocelyn Elders and Bill Nye, the science guy, have all appeared at the college’s annual Science and Technology Week activities. • Alumnus Jeff Friday is the head strength and conditioning coach for the Super Bowl XXXV Champion Baltimore Ravens.

BUILDING BETTER

Excuse our dust, but, these days, only Illinois State’s reputation for a quality education seems to be growing as fast as its campus. The new Performing Arts Center, the Kaufman Football Building, the Owen Strength and Conditioning Center, the new baseball stadium at Duffy Bass Field, the College of Business Building, new alumni center and the remodeling g of Schroeder Hall have modernized the campus, p , while merging the rich tradition and architecture of older structures with today’s need for high-tech education. New projects that will begin, or continue, in 2010 include, the remodeling of university residence halls and the construction of a new student recreation facility.

SAFE ON CAMPUS

The Student Guide to Personal Safety rated BloomingtonNormal one of the safest college towns in the Midwest. Students can get around conveniently and safely with “Nite Ride” on campus, plus the Bloomington-Normal transit system is available to reach any location in the Twin Cities.

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball REDBIRD TRADITIONS ALMA MATER

“Glory hast thou, might and power; proud the halls of ISU. Deeds that live in song and story, loyal sons and daughters true. So shalt thou in years increasing send thy grads of honest worth, forth to bear with zeal unceasing wisdom’s torch throughout the earth.” The lyrics were written in 1926 by faculty members Wanda Meiswanger and Jennie Whitten as a homecoming song. It is a derivation of “Normal Loyalty” which was written by Gussie Schneider, class of ‘14. The original sheet music was rediscovered in an antique shop in San Francisco in 1981. It was returned by Marcia Reid, an ISU alumna. Reid’s sister, Dr. June Chapmen-Gallon of Denver, Colo., found the music while on vacation.

THE BATTLE BIRD

Before each athletic competition, Illinois State studentathletes touch “The Battle Bird,” a likeness of the Redbird Logo. The ceremony signifies a dedication to Illinois State and a common bond to the school’s other student-athletes, past and present. The sculpture was created by ISU alum and Bloomington resident Rick Harney and was unveiled Oct. 21, 2000, before the Redbirds hosted Prairie View A&M in football.

FIGHT SONG

“Go you Redbirds onto battle! Fight for ISU. Raise the banner, Red and White; to this emblem we’ll be true. So let us cheer the Redbirds on to victory! Every voice proclaim: We’ve got the fight! We’ve got the might! Let’s win this game!” The fight song was written by Kenyon S. Fletcher, formerly a teacher in industrial technology, and apparently the band director. It is believed he composed the song in 1932.

MASCOT

The mascot is Reggie Redbird, a student in costume. Reggie was named in 1980 after a contest among Junior Redbird Club Members. The suit is donated by Rick Percy, general manager of Clemens and Associates Insurance and a longtime member of The Redbird Club.

NICKNAME|COLORS

In 1923, athletics director Clifford E. “Pop” Horton and Pantagraph sports editor Fred Young collaborated to change the nickname from “Teachers.” Horton wanted “Cardinals” because the colors were cardinal and white (set in 1895-96). Young changed the nickname to avoid confusion with the St. Louis Cardinals. Current logos are black, Pantone 186 (red), and Pantone 108 (yellow) and white. Coincidentally, the cardinal is Illinois’ state bird.

THE WALK OF CHAMPIONS

In August, new Redbird student-athletes take a torch-guided tour through some of the historic landmarks of the campus to learn the proud heritage of Illinois State, athletically and beyond. The culmination of the evening is when the new Redbirds receive half of a medallion. They receive the other half on the night of their senior banquet. The inscription on the medallion, which also features the Redbird logo, is a phrase from the fight song, “To this emblem we’ll be true.”

“Our favorite Redbird tradition is touching the beak of the Battle Bird before we compete at all of our home games. It has been an ISU tradition for all studentathletes.” -senior Niki Stansell

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball WORLD TRAVELERS Any team known as the Redbirds should be able to fly, and that is certainly the case at Illinois State, particularly during the team’s 10-day international playing tour in Belize of November 2008. The trip, which was the third edition of the program’s quadrennial international getaway, saw the Redbirds take in more than just the sights and sounds of one of the world’s most exotic countries. Illinois State studentathletes and coaches honed their skills on the softball diamond in games against the Belize National Softball Team, as well as against the Belize Junior National Men’s Softball Team and Telemedia, the national softball champion of Belize. ISU also held a clinic for over 100 Belizean children to teach them the joys of playing softball. The first softball foreign tour dates back to 2000 when the Redbirds traveled “Down Under.” Illinois State competed against teams from the Queensland Softball Association. Several of these players competed for Australia in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. In 2004, The Redbirds made a second tour “Down Under.” as they travled to Sydney to compete in the former Olympic venue. After a few days, in the nation’s capitoal, the Redbirds flew to Queensland and continued competition against the Queensland Association and the Junior Men’s Team.

AUSTRALIA-2000 & 2004

BELIZE-2008

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS • The Missouri Valley Conference has had multiple softball teams earn bids to the NCAA Tournament in five of the last seven •

seasons, including a run of five-straight years from 2003-07. Illinois State was part of that dubious achievement from 2006-07. The Redbirds have made six trips to the NCAA Tournament in the league’s 27-year history. League members include Bradley University, Creighton University, Drake University, the University of Evansville, Illinois State University, Indiana State University, Missouri State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois University and Wichita State University.

VALLEY DOMINANCE – ILLINOIS STATE SOFTBALL A league member dating back to the Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference’s inception in 1982, Illinois State and Redbird softball have been a dominant force in The Valley from the very beginning. Below are highlights of some of the Redbirds’ Missouri Valley Conference accomplishments in softball.

• Illinois State has won 11 Valley regular-season softball titles, six more than the next closest school (Creighton – five).

• The Redbirds are tied with Missouri State for the most conference tournament titles won with five apiece.

• Illinois State’s 355 Missouri Valley Conference wins and 823 overall wins (since joining The Valley in 1983) are the most in league history.

• The Illinois State softball program, along with its current and past players, own a

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combined eight MVC single-season and career records, including: single-season team RBI; career batting average; single-season hits; career RBI; single-season and career home runs; single-season triples; career pitching appearances; and career ERA. ISU head coach Melinda Fischer is the Valley’s all-time winningest softball coach and was selected as the MVC All-Centennial Softball Team head coach following the 2007 season. The Redbirds rank first among Valley schools in both All-America (16) and Valley Scholar-Athlete selections (14). Illinois State has made an appearance in each of the 26 State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Softball Tournaments, the only Valley program to appear in every conference postseason softball tournament.

ALL-TIME CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS YEAR 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

REG. SEASON Missouri State Illinois State Illinois State Illinois State Eastern Illinois• Eastern Illinois• Western Illinois• Illinois State Southern Illinois Missouri State Drake Missouri State Illinois State Illinois State Illinois State Creighton Creighton Evansville Illinois State Illinois State Illinois State Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Illinois State Creighton Creighton Creighton

CONF. TOURNEY Missouri State Western Illinois• Illinois State Indiana State Western Illinois• Illinois State Wichita State Northern Iowa Southern Illinois Western Illinois• Drake Drake Illinois State Missouri State Missouri State Missouri State Creighton Illinois State Illinois State Evansville Creighton Creighton Creighton Missouri State Creighton Drake Bradley

• Indicates school is no longer a member of the Missouri Valley Conference

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball HEAD COACH MELINDA FISCHER’S 25th SEASON AT ILLINOIS STATE • • • • • • • •

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Winningest coach in Illinois State Athletics history. Winningest coach in MVC history. Missouri Valley Conference AllCentennial Head Softball Coach. Six-time MVC/Gateway Coach of the Year (1987, ‘95, ‘96, ‘99, ‘01, ‘06). 2006 Speedline/NFCA Great Lakes Region Coaching Staff of the Year. 2002 NFCA Distinguished Service Award Winner. 1987 Midwest Region Coach of the Year. Only non-track and field coach in The Valley to coach a conference championship team in two different sports (softball and women’s basketball). Only 16 active NCAA Division I coaches have more career wins than Fischer. Ranks 42nd all-time for overall wins at the NCAA Division I level. Twice inducted into the Illinois State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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2010 NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. NAME

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00 1 3 4 5 6 8 9 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23

Fr. So. Sr.-TR Jr. Jr.-RS Fr. So. Fr. Sr.-TR So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

UT P SS OF 2B OF C/UT UT OF C C/UT P IF UT 1B OF P OF OF

5-4 5-9 5-6 5-3 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-9 5-9 5-8 5-6 6-0 5-10 5-6 5-7 5-5 5-9 5-9 5-8

L/R L/R R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R L/R S/R

Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington) Monroe, Wash. (Monroe) Meeker, Okla. (Meeker/Georgia) Orland Park, Ill. (Carl Sandburg) Moline, Ill. (Moline) Colfax, Ill. (Ridgeview) Normal, Ill. (Normal Community West) Mattoon, Ill. (Mattoon) Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington/Parkland) Frankfort, Ill. (Lincoln Way East) Bartlett, Ill. (Bartlett) Milan, Ill. (Sherrard) Hartsburg, Ill. (Hartsburg-Emden) Morton, Ill. (Morton) Normal, Ill. (Normal Community West) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton-Warrenville South) Mapleton, Ill. (Illini Bluffs) Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove) Joliet, Ill. (Joliet West)

Nichelle Harrison Jordan Birch Niki Stansell Jessica Roche Kara Nelson Lauren Kellar Caiti Kopp Sara Bradley Beth Current Brianna Lizen Elizabeth Kay Megan Warner Abby Olson Emma Clark Michelle Henderson Carly Billings Chrissy Burton Shelby Music Jhavon Hamilton

HEAD COACH: Melinda Fischer (Illinois State, ‘72) ASSISTANT COACH: Tina Kramos (Missouri State, ‘95) ASSISTANT COACH: Shannon Nicholson (Illinois State, ‘07) VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH: Bill Dickson (Illinois State, ‘54)

NO. 19 1 9 20 17 11 23 00 18 14 6 8 12 22 5 16 4 3 15

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

NAME Carly Billings Jordan Birch Sara Bradley Chrissy Burton Emma Clark Beth Current Jhavon Hamilton Nichelle Harrison Michelle Henderson Elizabeth Kay Lauren Kellar Caiti Kopp Brianna Lizen Shelby Music Kara Nelson Abby Olson Jessica Roche Niki Stansell Megan Warner

POS. OF P UT P UT OF OF UT 1B C/UT OF C/UT C OF 2B IF OF SS P

CL. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Jhavon Hamilton ............................. ja-VON

Tina Kramos ...................... KRAY-miss Brianna Lizen.......................... LIE-zen Jessica Roche .......................... RŌSH

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Departed from the 2009 team are pitcher Amber Smith, catcher Casey Gorrell, short stop/DP Kaprice Williams, centerfielder Katie Mathis, and leftfielder Jessie Buker.

With the graduation of these five starters, Illinois State will rely on youth to lead the Redbirds into the 2010 season. There is much opportunity for this eager, hard working, group of players to challenge each other to get back to Redbird softball.

THE BATTERY

The pitching staff features sophomores Jordan Birch and Megan Warner and junior Chrissy Burton. Birch appeared in 22 games with 18 starts with an ERA of 2.19 in 2009. A late season injury sidelined her for the remainder of the year. Warner appeared

The catching crew includes sophomores Brianna Lizen and Caiti Kopp and freshman Elizabeth Kay. Each saw valuable playing time this fall and continues to mature in skill, game management and leadership as they compete for playing time behind the plate.

THE INFIELD Returning: • 1st base: Michelle Henderson--Senior who led the team with 375 putouts and a .990 fielding percentage. • 2nd base: Kara Nelson--Junior returns after a medical hardship year and moves to new position. • SS: Niki Stansell--Senior 2nd Team All-MVC selection with 59 putouts and 147 assists. • 3rd: Abby Olson--Junior 1st Team AllMVC selection with 42 putouts and 123 assists. New Additions: • Emma Clark--Freshman--3rd base • Nichelle Harrison--Freshman--2nd base • Caiti Kopp--Sophomore 1st/3rd base • Jessica Roche--Junior 2nd base • Sara Bradley--Freshman--utility player, who will redshirt this season to rehab after knee surgery.

THE OUTFIELD Returning: • Beth Current--Senior--started 36 games and played in 39 with a 1.000 fielding percentage. • Carly Billings--Junior--started one game and saw action in 32 games with a 1.000 fielding percentage. • Jess Roche--Junior--started seven games and played in 36 games. New Additions: • Jhavon Hamilton--Freshman • Harrison--Freshman • Lauren Kellar--Freshman • Shelby Music--Freshman

THE OFFENSEProjected starters: • Olson--led team with .338 batting average, 30 RBIS, and 11 Home runs. • Stansell--led team with 56 hits, 15 doubles, and 34 runs scored. • Current--came on strong at the end of the year to finish with .200 batting average. • Nelson--returning after a stellar 2008 season as the leadoff batter with a .401 batting average and seven triples. • Kopp--great job in pinch hitting role with a .333 batting average. • Henderson--Three home runs.

2010 Season Preview

Smith, a four-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection, started every game during the 2009 season. She started 22 of those in the circle. Smith set the MVC career home run record with 47. Gorrell started every game her senior year and all but five games behind the plate during her four-year career. She ended her senior season with a .291 average and 24 RBI and nine home runs. Kaprice Williams hit .320 in the MVC with two home runs and contributed off the bench in key situations. Katie Mathis started every game in center field and was errorless on the season making several game-saving catches and throws to the plate. Jessie Buker, a two-time All Valley selection and a three year starter in left field, served as a valuable utility player in many other positions.

in 19 games with eight starts last season. Coming on strong at the end of the year, Warner finished the season with a 6-1 record and a 2.49 ERA. Burton appeared in seven games with two starts and led the pitching staff with a 1.58 ERA.

Front (L-R): Niki Stansell, Elizabeth Kay, Emma Clark, Carly Billings, Nichelle Harrison and Jessica Roche Middle (L-R): Jhavon Hamilton, Sara Bradley, Kara Nelson, Chrissy Burton, Caiti Kopp, Michelle Henderson and Lauren Kellar Back (L-R): Jordan Birch, Beth Current, Megan Warner, Abby Olson, Shelby Music, Brianna Lizen

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MELINDA FISCHER

Head Coach Melinda Fischer

Head Coach | 25th Season | 808-528-4 (.604) | Illinois State ‘72

COACHING CAREER

Illinois State...... 1986-present Record ........808-528-4 (.604) Eastern Illinois ......... 1979-80 Record ...............32-17 (.653)

CAREER ACCOLADES • Winningest coach in Illinois State Athletics history.

• Winningest coach in MVC history.

• Missouri Valley Conference AllCentennial Head Softball Coach

• Six-time MVC/Gateway Coach • • • •

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of the Year (1987, ‘95, ‘96, ‘99, ‘01, ‘06). 2006 Speedline/NFCA Great Lakes Region Coaching Staff of the Year. 2002 NFCA Distinguished Service Award winner. 1987 Midwest Region Coach of the Year. Only non-track and field coach in The Valley to coach a conference championship team in two different sports (softball and women’s basketball). Only 16 active NCAA Division I coaches have more career wins than Fischer. Ranks 42nd all-time for overall wins at the NCAA Division I level. Twice inducted into the Illinois State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Only 17 active head coaches in the history of NCAA Division I softball can claim to have won at least 800 games in their coaching career. Illinois State head coach Melinda Fischer, now in her 25th season at the helm of the Redbird softball program, can claim such an honor. And many more. The all-time winningest coach in Illinois State Athletics history. Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial Team Head Softball Coach. A combined nine Missouri Valley Conference and Gateway Athletic Conference regular-season championships. All of that and more define Illinois State head softball coach Melinda Fischer. Fischer’s 840 career victories, spread out among 26 seasons as a collegiate head coach (at both Eastern Illinois [1979-80] and Illinois State [1986-present]), rank her as the 17thwinningest coach in NCAA Division I softball history. She’s continued her historical rise through the career coaching ranks with her 800th-career victory at Illinois State, a feat she achieved via a two-game sweep over Indiana State April 1, 2009. Simply put, Fischer knows how to motivate her student-athletes to succeed. Fischer has more wins in her Illinois State head coaching career than any other coach in Redbird Athletics history, with an ISU softball head coaching record that stands at 808-528-4 (.604) entering the 2010 season. She earned her 714th-career victory at Illinois State April 14, 2007, with a win over Drake, and in the process, passed legendary Redbird baseball coach Duffy Bass (deceased), as the all-time winningest coach in Redbird Athletics history. Fischer is not only the Missouri Valley Conference’s winningest coach of all-time, but also its winningest coach in conference play. Even more impressive than that is the fact that her 764 victories as a head coach of a Missouri Valley Conference member school rank her sixth all-time among all Valley head coaches in any league-sponsored sport. During her 24 seasons at the helm of the Illinois State softball program, Fischer has directed the Redbirds to national prominence, most recently with their sixth NCAA Regional appearance in 2007, the program’s second-straight at-large bid. Fischer has led her teams to nine regular-season Valley titles, including four in the last eight seasons. She also has two Gateway regular-season championships to her credit and three Valley Tournament titles. Her success and devotion to softball extends beyond Illinois State, as she was the first recipient of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Distinguished Service Award at the Speedline Coach of the Year/NFCA Hall of Fame Banquet in December 2002. In addition to guiding her teams to high levels of success, Fischer’s numerous awards and honors, plus her team’s accolades, speak for themselves. A recipient of six conference coach of the year honors, Fischer has led a coaching staff that was honored as both the Missouri Valley Conference Coaching Staff of the Year and the Speedline/NFCA Great Lakes Region Coaching Staff of the year in 2006. Two regional coach of the year citations, 16 All-Americans, five College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Americans and countless other honors highlight Illinois State’s success under Fischer. Fischer’s attraction to softball started well before she became head softball coach at Illinois State in 1986. She began her coaching career in 1974 after a four-year stint as an ISU student-athlete. She became a graduate assistant coach for ISU’s softball and basketball teams while completing a master’s degree in physical education. As an athlete at Illinois State, Fischer helped lead the Redbirds to the 1969 Women’s College World Series, where they finished second. Although the team fell one game shy of winning the first Women’s College World Series, her contribution to the team led to her induction into the ISU Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 1969 national runner-up softball team. She has also been inducted as a coach.

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FISCHER’S MILESTONE ILLINOIS STATE VICTORIES

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DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

NOTABLE

1 100 159 200 300 400 500 600 700 714 750 800

3.8.86 4.28.88

Boston College Indiana State Drake Western Illinois (14) Missouri Missouri State Southern Ill. Southern Ill. Belmont Drake Northern Illinois Indiana State

W, 5-0 W, 1-0 W, 4-0 W, 4-0 W, 3-1 W, 4-0 W, 3-2 W, 5-2 W, 11-0 W, 11-4 W, 5-4 W, 5-0

ISU’s first game of 1986 season is Fischer’s first “W”

3.17.95 5.4.97 4.8.01 4.9.04 3.11.07 4.14.07 4.29.08 4.1.09

Fischer becomes winningest coach in ISU softball history Fischer earns second win of season over ranked opponent Win comes in ISU’s final regular-season game of 1997 Becomes just second ISU coach to amass 700 victories Fischer becomes all-time winningest coach at ISU Earns 750th-career victory at Illinois State Fischer earns her 800th-career victory at Illinois State

ISU’S RECORD UNDER FISCHER SEASON RECORD

2009................................. 24-26 (.480) 2008................................. 28-20 (.583) 2007.............................. 44-17-1 (.710) 2006................................. 38-16 (.704) 2005................................. 31-21 (.596) 2004.............................. 33-19-1 (.623) 2003................................. 29-23 (.558) 2002................................. 34-17 (.667) 2001................................37-18 (.673)* 2000................................27-33 (.450)* 1999................................. 31-21 (.596) 1998................................. 20-30 (.400) 1997................................. 28-21 (.571) 1996................................. 35-19 (.648) 1995................................46-14 (.766)* 1994................................. 36-21 (.637) 1993................................. 26-34 (.433) 1992.............................. 24-35-2 (.393) 1991................................. 37-21 (.637) 1990................................. 29-26 (.527) 1989................................. 24-28 (.461) 1988................................. 39-12 (.764) 1987................................. 41-20 (.672) 1986................................. 35-17 (.673) * indicates conference tournament championship

CONFERENCE RECORD

2009................................. 12-11 (.522) 2008................................... 17-7 (.708) 2007................................ 18-7-1 (.692) 2006................................... 19-4 (.826) 2005................................. 13-14 (.481) 2004................................... 18-9 (.667) 2003................................... 20-6 (.769) 2002................................... 21-4 (.840) 2001................................... 19-3 (.864) 2000................................... 10-8 (.556) 1999................................... 14-4 (.778) 1998................................... 7-11 (.389) 1997................................... 14-2 (.875) 1996................................... 15-2 (.882) 1995................................... 19-1 (.950) 1994....................................11-7 (.611) 1993....................................11-7 (.611) 1992.................................. 8-9-1 (.444) 1991................................... 13-5 (.722) 1990................................... 12-2 (.857) 1989................................... 12-4 (.750) 1988................................... 13-3 (.813) 1987....................................11-7 (.611) 1986................................... 13-5 (.722) BOLD ITALICS INDICATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Head Coach Melinda Fischer

Knowing she would work her way back to NCAA Division I softball, Fischer started a three-year coaching stint at Eastern Illinois in 1976 after earning her master’s degree at ISU. Fischer was originally hired as the head women’s basketball coach, a post she held for three years. She took over the Panther softball program after her first year. In two years with EIU softball, Fischer led the Panthers to a 32-17 mark, including a 1980 season that saw Eastern Illinois crowned the Illinois Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (IAIAW) State Champion, which secured the Panthers a spot in the regional championship. Fischer returned to her alma mater to become a co-head coach of the women’s basketball team in 1980. She joined her former coach and fellow ISU Athletics Hall of Famer Dr. Jill Hutchison for the next five seasons. During her first two seasons, she also served as an assistant coach for the softball team. In 1988, her team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. Then in 1995, her squad compiled 46 wins – the third-highest total by any team in ISU Athletics history – and claimed another conference title with a 19-1 MVC mark. Not only does Fischer have a knack for winning and attracting quality players, she is a respected leader in the softball community. Fischer first became a member of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) in 1960 and has been appointed as an NCAA Regional representative for numerous regional tournaments, as well as serving on NCAA Regional ranking committees. She has served as chair of the NFCA All-American Committee and is currently the NFCA Convention Director. She is also tournament director for the NFCA Leadoff Classic, held annually in Georgia. From 1993-97, Fischer served as the first-vice president for the NFCA. Fischer continues to utilize her softball knowledge, not only as a coach and administrator, but also as a teacher. She contributes her skill through camps and clinics, while continuing to mold Illinois State into a national contender.

POSTSEASON

2007....................... NCAA REGIONAL 2006....................... NCAA REGIONAL 2001....................... NCAA REGIONAL 2000....................... NCAA REGIONAL 1995....................... NCAA REGIONAL 1988....................... NCAA REGIONAL

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TINA KRAMOS Assistant Coaches

Assistant Coach | 10th Season | Missouri State ‘95

COACHING CAREER

Illinois State Asst. Coach ...... ............................. 2000-pres.

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Coached one All-American third •

baseman and one All-American designated player Competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics as part of the Greek Olympic team

Entering her 10th year as an assistant coach at Illinois State, Tina Kramos has taken the knowledge and skills she earned while playing shortstop for Missouri State from 1990-95 and transferred that into an ability to coach the Redbird hitters and outfielders into some of the finest in The Valley. Kramos leads the recruiting efforts at Illinois State and is also the primary hitting instructor. In just nine seasons as an assistant coach at ISU, Kramos has already coached two AllAmericans (Amber Smith – 2006; Kara Nelson – 2007), and played a role in then-freshman Kara Nelson earning the 2007 Valley Player of the Year Award, the first time in conference history that a freshman has had that award bestowed upon her. Kramos led Illinois State to one of the most succesful offensive seasons in Missouri Valley Conference history in 2007, when the Redbirds established the league’s single-season home run record with 83 round-trippers, 32 more than the previous record of 51. The 2007 Redbirds also set school marks for slugging percentage (.509), runs scored (329), hits (489) and RBI (308). Kramos followed up ISU’s explosive 2007 offensive season by coaching the Redbird batters to the program’s third-highest single-season slugging percentage of .435 in 2008. Kramos coached Amber Smith, who owns five of Illinois State’s career hitting records before she s graduated in 2009, while Nelson set the ISU single-season marks in hits (90) and runs scored s (59) in 2007 and currently owns the school career batting record (.409). Kramos alos worked with Becky McMurtry, who was named an All-American. w Prior to her coaching career, Kramos was a member of the Missouri State softball team from f 1990-95 and a two-time All-Valley First-Team selection. A strong hitter and fielder with the t Bears, Kramos still ranks first in the MSU annals for assists in a single season (152), and second-most in a career (487). In the batter’s box, Kramos produced 94 runs in her fours year MSU career, a mark that stands as the fourth-best all-time in school history. She was y inducted into the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004. Kramos has continued her softball career beyond coaching, as she was selected to the Greek National Team in the summer 2002. Earning multiple championships, Kramos played for the team that won the 2003 European Championship in Italy, while the Greek National Team took second-place honors in 2005 at the European Championships in Prague. She played with the Greek Olympic softball team in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Before arriving at Illinois State, Kramos coached softball from 1995-97 at ColoradoColorado Springs before she spent three years on the coaching staff at Nicholls State. Kramos also played for the Michigan Cruise, an ASA women’s major team.

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SHANNON NICHOLSON Pitching Coach | Second Season | Illinois State ‘07

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Named Easton Second-Team • •

All-America pitcher in 2007 Selected as a first-team AllValley pitcher in 2007 Played in the National Pro Fastpitch League in 2008

Assistant Coaches

COACHING CAREER

Illinois State Asst. Coach ...... ............................. 2009-pres.

After one season of coaching the Illinois State pitchers, former All-American Shannon Nicholson is settling in as the Redbird softball program’s pitching coach. Nicholson is the 16th assistant coach in Illinois State softball history. One of the most prolific pitchers to ever emerge from the Illinois State softball program, Nicholson first joined the ISU coaching ranks during the 2008 season as a student assistant coach, where she assisted Bill Kennedy in all aspects of coaching the Redbird pitchers. Nicholson, who completed her illustrious four-year ISU career with 62 wins following the 2007 season – the fourth-most all-time in school history, graduated in December 2007 and completed her master’s degree in kinesiology and recreation with a concentration in sport management in 2009. The year 2007 was a banner one for Nicholson, as she became just the second female student-athlete in ISU history to be named the Illinois State Female Student-Athlete and Female Athlete of the Year in the same academic year. She was also selected to the 2007 Easton All-America Second Team – just the second Redbird pitcher all-time to earn Easton Second-Team All-America status. She led the team in earned-run average (1.53) and wins (21), and was picked to the All-MVC First Team for the first time in her career. A consistent performer throughout her Redbird pitching career, Nicholson recorded at least 15 wins in the circle for ISU in each of her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She ranks fourth all-time for career wins (62), third in opponent batting average (.244), third in career appearances (135) and is tied for fifth in career strikeouts with 362. Nicholson has taken her collegiate pitching prowess to the sport’s highest level, as she competed professionally during the summer of 2008 as a member of the Arkon Racers in the t National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, joining former ISU teammate Stacy Birk, who is a member of the Philadelphia Force. Nicholson is the sixth Redbird softball player all-time to play professionally.

Coach Nicholson with former Redbird Amber Smith

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BILL DICKSON Assistant Coaches

Volunteer Assistant Coach | 12th Season | Illinois State ‘54

COACHING CAREER

Illinois State Vol. Asst. Coach ................................1999-pres.

CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

An educator and softball player for over 50 years, volunteer assistant coach Bill Dickson brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for teaching the game of softball to collegiate players. Working primarily with ISU’s corner infielders, one of Dickson’s pupils, second baseman Kara Nelson, earned All-America status in 2007 in just her first season in the Redbird softball program. Dickson also coached Amber Smith and junior Abby Olson, who were both named All-MVC selections at the end of the 2009 season. Dickson started his softball career when he was an undergraduate student at Illinois State. He played for the State Farm Chiefs from 1953-54. After receiving his master’s degree from ISU in 1957, Dickson started a career in education that lasted until 1997. A member of the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) Hall of Fame, Dickson was a teacher for eight years and superintendent of schools for 30. After moving back to the Bloomington-Normal area in the late 1990s, he sought out Melinda Fischer and Illinois State softball, and gave his assistance to the program. Dickson’s recent coaching accolades include two of his pupils, Amber Smith and Nelson, who earned Missouri Valley Conference First-Team honors in 2007. Nelson went on to become the first freshman in Valley history to be named the conference’s player of the year.

• Coached five All-American corner infielders

• Coached two Missouri Valley Conference Players of the Year

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Head Coach Melinda Fischer

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Meet the Redbirds

ILLINOIS STATE Softball # 11 BETH CURRENT 5-8 | Sr.-Tr | OF Bloomington, Ill. Parkland College | Bloomington

2009: Played in 39 games, including 36 starts … batted .200 on the season in 55 at bats, with five RBIs … recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 26 putouts and four assists from the outfield … recorded her first hit with the Redbirds against USF (Feb. 6) ... recorded 11 hits and 10 runs during the 2009 season ... two of her 11 hits were doubles and one homerun ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

Bloomington HS: Batted .404 with 36 hits in just 85 atbats and 24 RBI as a senior ... a two-sport athlete who started all four years in softball and two years in basketball ... earned all-conference accolades in softball during both her junior and senior seasons.

Parkland College: A star outfielder for two seasons for the Cobras ... a preseason National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American in 2008 ... recorded a .363 average as a sophomore, which included 57 hits, 52 runs scored and a .529 slugging percentage ... led Parkland to a regional championship in 2007 and a sixthplace finish at the NJCAA National Tournament.

Personal: Born Dec. 16, 1987 ... Parents: Rob and Nancy Current ... Siblings: Michael, David, Kevin and Mark ... Major: exercise science.

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball # 18 MICHELLE HENDERSON 5-7 | Sr. | IF Normal, Ill. Normal Community West 2009: Started 44 of Illinois State’s 50 games at first base … batted .193 on the season, driving in 15 RBIs … posted a .990 fielding percentage … led the team in putouts with 375, ranking ninth in ISU’s record book for putouts in a season … tied a career-high for putouts with 15 against Bradley (March 14) ... her previous career high for putouts was 13 against Northern Illinois during the 2008 season … ranked fourth on the team in runs scored with 15 ... had 22 hits on the season with 15 runs ... hit three homeruns and four doubles during the season ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member. 2008: Scored a career-high three runs in a 15-2 rout of Northern Iowa (May 4) ... set a career-high for putouts in a game with 13 against Northern Illinois (April 29) ... her 13 putouts in the game were also an ISU single-game high in 2008 ... recorded a career-high three walks against Indiana State (April 23), which marked the first time since April 26, 2006, that an Illinois State batter had walked three times in a game ... tied a career-high with three hits against Illinois (April 16) ... recorded her second game-winning hit of the season in the top of the seventh inning against Bradley (April 14) ... that home run was just the seventh of her career and her first since March 28, 2007, versus Indiana State ... set a career-high for total bases with six at Northern Iowa (May 3) . Year AVG

HR

RBI TB

Summer Team: BNGSA Angles Elite coached by Eric Hitchcock Personal: Born April 12, 1988 ... Parents: Chris Henderson and Valerie Quinn ... Sibling: Brett, who participated in football and wrestling at Augustana ... Major: exercise science.

R

H

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

59

8

17

2

0

6

18

37

.627

6

2

26

.373

0

2

0

0

4

2

0

1.000

2008 .250 41/35

100

13

25

4

0

5

19

44

.440

10

1

29

.319

2

2

0

0

258

11

6

.978

2009 .193 47/44

114

15

22

4

0

3

15

35

.307

23

3

37

.343

0

7

0

0

375

16

4

.990

Total .235 120/99 272

36

64

10

0

14

52

116

.426

39

6

92

.342

2

11

0

0

632

27

10

.985

26

2B 3B

Normal West HS: Three-year starter in softball and a two-year starter in golf and basketball ... played for former Illinois State softball all-American April Schermann at Normal West ... IHSA Class AA Hitting Derby Champion as a junior; also participated in the derby as a sophomore ...first-team all-conference as a junior ... helped Normal West to two-straight regional titles in 2003 and 2004 ... led her team to the Big 12 Conference title as a junior ... senior leader at the Big 12 Leadership Conference in 2005; also attended the conference as a sophomore ... earned Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete honors in both softball and basketball in 2005.

32/21

2007 288

GP/GS AB

2007: Appeared in 32 games for the Redbirds and started 20 of those as the designated player ... hit six home runs and drove in 18 RBI ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball #3 NIKI STANSELL 5-6 | Sr.-Tr. | SS Meeker, Okla. Georgia | Meeker 2009: Named to the 2009 All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team … started all 50 games in her first season with the Redbirds … led the team in plate appearances (193), at bats (174), assists (147), total hits (56), doubles (15) bases (94), stolen bases (6), stolen base percentage (1.000) and runs scored (34) … recorded her first Redbird homerun against Idaho State (Feb. 13) … batted .322 on the season with 23 RBIs and seven homeruns ... recorded a career-high seven assists in a game against UNCGreensboro (Feb. 7) ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member. Georgia: Played in the 2008 NCAA Tournament with Georgia ... appeared in six games total in 2008 with the Bulldogs ... had four starts, and hit .154 with one home run and two RBI ... earned two starting nods at designated player during the NCAA Los Angeles Super Regional May 24-25 ... at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, was 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run and two RBI in the Bulldogs’ 4-0 shutout of Brigham Young (May 16) Seminole State College: Spent her freshman season at Seminole State (NJCAA) ... tied for the highest regularseason batting average at Seminole State in 2007 with a .447 mark at the plate ... struck out just four times in 199 plate appearances, while contributing eight home runs. RBI TB

Summer Team: Tulsa Eagles coached by Dave Simmons and Tommy Rogers Personal: Born Jan. 15, 1988 ... Parents: Rick and Cathy Stansell ... Major: parks and recreation management.

Year AVG GP/GS AB

R

H

2B 3B

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SB

ATT

PO

2009 .322 50/50

174

34

56

15

1

7

23

94

.540

10

4

25

.370

1

4

6

6

59

147 20

.912

Total .322 50/50

174

34

56

15

1

7

23

94

.540

10

4

25

.370

1

4

6

6

59

147 20

.912

28

HR

Meeker HS: Helped Meeker High School to three Oklahoma Class 3A State Championships and one runnerup finish ... as a senior, batted .429 with 29 RBI to earn Little All-City Player of the Year, all-state, all-region and allconference MVP honors ... hit .390 with 17 RBI as a junior, while earning first-team Little All-City and all-conference accoldades and helping Meeker to an Oklahoma Class 3A State Academic Championship ... posted a .427 batting average as a sophomore to earn Little All-City honorable mention and all-conference first-team honors ... member of Tulsa Eagles Gold, Oklahoma Dynamites Gold and Oklahoma Rockets travel teams ... also earned allconference honors in basketball ... a two-time selection to “Who’s Who Among American High School Students” ... member of the National Honor Society.

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball # 19 CARLY BILLINGS 5-5 | Jr. | OF Wheaton, Ill. Wheaton Warrenville South HS 2009: Played in 32 of ISU’s 50 games ... recorded her first career start against DePaul ... saw her first at-bat as a Redbird versus No. 20 Ohio State (Feb. 28) and finished the season with a total of five at-bats ... scored a careerhigh seven runs ... recorded a career-high two putouts and one assist for a 1.000 fielding percentage ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

Wheaton-Warrenville South HS: Named softball team captain senior year ... selected to the all-conference and academic all-conference teams, as well as to the all-area honorable mention team senior year ... batted .324 with a .963 fielding percentage junior year ... won the principal honor (Charles Baker Award). Summer Team: Downers Grove Outlaws coached by Tom Wentland

2008: Saw action in 18 games ... scored six runs on the year ... saw action as a pinch runner in all three games of Illinois State’s sweep of Evansville (April 5-6) ... scored her first-career run against Providence (Feb. 15).

Year AVG GP/GS AB 2008 .000

R

H

2B 3B

HR

RBI TB

SLG%

Personal: Born Aug. 20, 1989 ... Parents: Scott and Julie Billings ... Siblings: Maxwell and Zach ... brother, Maxwell, and cousin, Jacqui Dvoraic, attended Illinois State ... cousin, Trevor Husinga, played baseball at Illinois ... Major: physical education.

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SF SH

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

18/0

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0

.000

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

2009 .000 32/00

5

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

1

0

1

.167

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

1.000

Total .000

5

13

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

1

0

1

.167

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

1.000

30

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5-9 | Jr. | P Mapleton, Ill. Illini Bluffs HS 2009: Made seven appearances in the circle for the Redbirds, where she pitched 17.2 innings and finished the season with a 1.58 ERA and five strikeouts ... recorded two starts on the season ... limited opposing hitters to a .239 batting average. 2008: Saw action in five games for Illinois State in the circle, where she pitched 35.2 innings and finished with a 3-4 record and a 4.51 ERA ... pitched the first completegame win of her career in a 9-2 rout of UNC-Charlotte (Feb. 29) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... made her first-career pitching appearance against Kansas (Feb. 9) ... won her first-career game with a 10-0 shutout of Buffalo (Feb. 24) ... scored her first-career run against Buffalo (Feb. 24) ...pitched a complete-game three-hitter against Buffalo ... recorded a career-high five strikeouts against UNCCharlotte (Feb. 29) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic.

Year ERA

W/L APP

2009 1.58

0/3

7

2008 4.51

3/4

Total 2.02

10/9

GS CG SHO SV 2

0

12

5

22

18

Illini Bluffs HS: A three-sport athlete, who participated in softball, basketball and volleyball all four years ... firstteam all-state honoree in softball junior year and secondteam all-state honoree in softball sophomore year ... first-team all-area selection in softball sophomore and junior year ... first-team all-conference selection in softball sophomore, junior and senior year ... softball team was regional champion sophomore and junior year and won the sectional championship sophomore year ... first-team allconference selection in volleyball senior year ... member of the school honor roll. Summer Team: BNGSA Angles Extreme coached by Bill Meyer Personal: Born April 26, 1989 ... Parents: Brian and Pam Burton ... Siblings: Brad and Nick ... Major: business administration.

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2B

3B

HR

BF BAVG

WP

17.2

17

12

4

10

5

3

1

0

86 .239

0

1

1

0

35.2

54

32

23

11

21

16

0

3

175 .340

3

1

0

4

0

105.2 72

38

31

45

141

18

0

15

447 .188

5

9

0

16

0

0

4

1

9

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball #5 KARA NELSON 5-8 | Jr. | 2B Moline, Ill. Moline HS 2009: Named to the initial ASA Player of the Year watch list ... granted a Medical Hardship by the NCAA after an injury to her hand ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member. 2008: Named to the All-MVC First Team for the second-straight season ... member of the 2008 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Great Lakes Region First Team ... named to the initial Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Top-50 Watch List for the Seventh Annual USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award ... became just the second Redbird in program history to record multiple .400-or-better seasons at the plate in a career ... finished the season on a career-high 16-game hitting streak, the longest hitting streak by any Redbird in 2008 ... recorded her 50th hit of the season against Indiana State (April 23), which marked the 47th time in Illinois State softball history that a Redbird has recorded 50-ormore hits in a single-season and the second-straight year that Nelson has accomplished the feat ... went 3-for-4 with a single, triple and a home run against Buffalo (Feb. 24), while she also stole two bases in the game ... hit .615 (8-for-13) at the Littlewood Classic (Feb. 22-24), where she recorded seven RBI, four runs scored, a 1.077 slugging percentage, four stolen bases and a .688 on-base percentage.

Moline HS: Member of the 2006 IHSA Class AA State Championship Team ... helped her team to a second-place finish in the 2005 IHSA Class AA State Tournament ... as a junior, led the conference with a .388 average and 33 stolen bases; also led the conference in hits ... earned all-conference and all-metro honors in 2005 ... 2005 IHSA Class AA State All-Tournament Team honoree ... helped guide her team to conference softball crowns in 2004 and 2005 ... twoyear starter in softball and volleyball; started as a senior on the basketball team ... helped her team to three-straight conference titles in volleyball ... two-time all-conference and all-metro selection in volleyball ... in 2005, her volleyball team won the regional and sectional titles en route to setting the school record for wins in a season ... two-time team captain for volleyball ... National Honor Society member ... Spanish National Honor Society member. Summer Team: Quad City Elite coached by Dan Reisenbigler Personal: Born June 20, 1988 ... Parents: Jeff and Kim Nelson ... Sibling: Lindsey ... Major: business administration.

2007: Became the first-ever freshman to earn the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year award ... named to the 2007 Easton All-America First Team ... selected to the 2007 Louisville Slugger/ NFCA Division I All-America Second Team ... selected to the All-MVC First Team ... set team freshman record for single-season batting average (.415) ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

Year AVG GP/GS AB

R

H

2B 3B

HR

RBI TB

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

2007 .415 61/61

217

59

90

14

4

3

21 121

.558

12

2

21

.448

1

3

3

3

46

112

9

.946

2008 .401 48/48

152

37

61

9

7

4

25

96

.632

16

3

16

.468

0

3

9

11

37

101

7

.952

2009 .118

17

3

2

0

0

0

0

2

.118

0

0

5

.118

0

0

0

0

14

5

3

.864

99 153 23

11

7

46 219

.567

28

5

42

.443

1

6

12

14

97

218 19

.943

8/7

Total .396 117/116 386

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5-10 | Jr. | IF Hartsburg, Ill. Hartsburg-Emden HS 2009: 2009 All-Valley First Team ... 2009 NFCA Mideast AllRegion Team selection... named Missouri Valley Conference Co-Player of the Week (April 20) ... played all 50 games and started in 47...recorded 49 hits with 22 runs scored and 30 RBIs ... knocked 11 doubles and 11 homeruns on the season ... led the team in batting average (.338), slugging percentage (.641), on base percentage (.432) and home runs (11) ... tied with former Redbird Amber Smith and led the team with 30 RBIs. 2008: Finished third on the team in home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.543) ... set the Illinois State single-game RBI record with seven runs driven in at Northern Iowa (May 4) ... previously tied the ISU single-game RBI record at six against UNC-Charlotte (Feb. 29) ... her three home runs and 13 total bases at Northern Iowa (May 4) tied Illinois State’s singe-game records for most home runs and most total bases by an individual ... named the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week March 5 ... drove in ISU’s only two runs in the top of the first inning of the Redbirds’ 2-0 upset victory over then-No. 23 North Carolina (March 2) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... her first-career home run was a grand slam against Charlotte (Feb. 29 ) ... recorded her first-career hit against NC State (Feb. 9) ... scored her first-career run against NC State (Feb. 9).

2B 3B

HR

RBI TB

Hartsburg-Emden HS: Participated in softball and volleyball... started all four years in softball; and started sophomore, junior and senior year in volleyball...four-time all-conference selection in softball...selected to the Pantagraph All-Area Softball Team as a senior...softball team went to the first round of sectionals sophomore and junior year...three-time all-conference selection in volleyball...Lincoln Courier Player of the Year in volleyball senior year...All-state and high school All-America volleyball selection senior year.

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Summer Team: BNGSA Angles Extreme coached by Bill Meyer Personal: Born Dec. 5, 1988 ... Parents: Tracy and Stacy Olson ... Siblings: Drew, Clay, and Emme ... brother, Drew, played baseball for Lincoln College ... Major: criminal justice.

Year AVG GP/GS AB

R

H

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

2008 .272 39/35

92

12

25

4

0

7

25

50

.543

17

2

26

.396

SF SH 0

2

0

0

13

2

20

.920

2009 .338 50/47

145

22

49

11

0

11

30

93

.641

21

3

34

.432

0

1

0

1

123

10

20

.943

Total .312 89/82

237

34

74

15

0

18

55 143

.603

38

5

60

.418

0

3

0

1

136

12

20

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball #4 JESSICA ROCHE 5-3 | Jr. | UT Orland Park, Ill. Carl Sandburg HS

2009: Saw action in 36 games, starting seven ... recorded nine at bats with eight runs scored ... recorded her first assist with the Redbirds against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 6) and finished the season with 13 assists .. had six putouts for a .905 fielding percentage ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

Carl Sandburg HS: Softball team was conference, regional and sectional champions senior year ... team placed third at the IHSA state softball championships junior year, along with being conference, regional, sectional and supersectional champions ... also played basketball ... on the school honor roll sophomore, junior and senior year.

2008: Made four starts in left field ... had one hit and one RBI in 11 at-bats (.091) ... scored her first-career run against Central Arkansas (Feb. 8) ... recorded her firstcareer hit at the Littlewood Classic with a double against Miami Ohio (Feb. 23), and was 1-for-10 in four games played, while she scored her first-career run.

Summer Team: Lemont Rockers coached by Jim “Didi� ... named the 2008 ASA 18 & under National Champions.

Year AVG GP/GS AB

R

H

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

2008 .091

30/4

11

12

1

1

0

0

1

2

.182

1

1

2

.231

0

1

0

0

3

0

0

1.000

2009 .000

36/7

9

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

.000

0

0

3

.000

0

0

0

0

6

13

2

.905

Total .050 66/11

20

20

1

1

0

0

1

2

.100

1

1

5

.136

0

1

0

0

9

13

2

.917

34

2B 3B

HR

RBI TB

Personal: Born March 26, 1989 ... Parents: Jim and Karen Roche ... Sibling: Jimmy ... Major: exercise science ... member of the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll.

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5-9 | So. | P Monroe, Wash. Monroe HS 2009: Recorded 10 wins and nine losses in her first season in the circle for the Redbirds ... named Missouri Valley Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week twice (March 2 and April 6) ... notched a career-high 12 strikeouts against Kent State (Feb. 15) ... led the Redbird pitchers in strikeouts (120), ERA (2.05) and wins (10) ... ranks third in all-time strikeouts per seven inning game for a season at Illinois State with 7.95 strikeouts. Monroe HS: Represents the Illinois State softball team’s first-ever signee from the state of Washington ... a twosport athlete who started all four years in softball ... played volleyball freshman and sophomore years ... pitched three perfect games her junior year, which marked the first perfect games in Monroe softball history ...

Year ERA

W/L

2009 2.05

10/9 174

AB

APP GS CG SHO

senior year and tossed nine no-hitters total in her four-year career ... Monroe single-season pitching records owned: wins (23), strikeouuts (339), shutouts (14) ... Monroe career pitching records owned: wins (51), strikeouts (720), shutouts (33) ... named softball team MVP junior and senior year after earning second-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors both seasons ... Seattle Times AllArea pitcher junior and senior year ... pitched two no-hitters sophomore year en route to earning all-conference and all-area honorable mention plaudits. Summer Team: Washington Lake Breeze coached by Margo Leiter Personal: Born May 28, 1990 ... Parents: Michael and Kristin Birch ... Sibling: Megan ... Major: communications.

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2B

3B

HR

BF

BAVG WP HBP

0

105.2

72

38

31

45

120

18

0

12

447

.188

2

8

0

12

Total 2.05 10/9 174 22 18 9 0 105.2 72 38 also pitched a Monroe single-season2/0record four no-hitters

31

45

120

18

0

12

447

.188

2

8

0

12

22

18

9

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball #8 CAITI KOPP 5-8 | So. | UT/C Normal, Ill. Normal Community West HS 2009: Saw action in 24 games ... recorded her first at-bat with the Redbirds against No. 20 Ohio State (Feb. 28) ... made the most of limited time at the plate with two hits and three runs in six at-bats ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

hit .392 as a sophomore with 40 hits and 18 RBI in just 102 at-bats ... helped Normal Community West to a team-record 15-game winning streak sophomore year ... high school softball team finished second in the Big 12 Conference sophomore year.

Normal West HS: A three-sport athlete who participated in softball, basketball and cross country ... started all four years in softball ... softball team captain junior year ... All-Big 12 Conference sophomore year ... four-time Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete and Honor Athlete ...

Summer Team: Midland Magic coached by Dale Shelton.

Year AVG GP/GS AB

R

H

2009 .333

24/0

6

3

2

0

0

0

1

Total .333

24/0

6

3

2

0

0

0

1

36

2B 3B

HR

RBI TB

Personal: Born May 3, 1990 ... Parents: Steve and Audrey Kopp ... Sibling: Joshua ... Major: anthropology.

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SF SH

2

.333

0

0

2

.333

0

2

.333

0

0

2

.333

0

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

0

0

1

0

0

1

.000

0

0

1

0

0

1

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5-8 | So. | C Frankfort, Ill. Lincoln Way East HS 2009: First catching appearance was in a victory against Vermont ... appeared in 14 games for the Redbirds with two at-bats and six runs ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

... team captain senior year ... high school team won the conference championship her freshman year ... threw out 13-of-16 would-be base stealers junior year.

Lincoln Way East HS: Led her high school team to a super-regional championship and a state tournament appearance her junior year ... her high school team was sectional and regional champion sophomore and junior year

Summer Team: Beverly Bandits coached by Bill Conroy.

Year AVG GP/GS AB

R

H

2B 3B

HR

RBI TB

2009 .000

14/0

2

6

0

0

0

0

0

Total .000

14/0

2

6

0

0

0

0

0

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# 12 BRIANNA LIZEN

Personal: Born March 12, 1990 ... Parents: Eugene and Jeanne Lizen ... Siblings: Max and Luke ... Major: elementary education.

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SF SH

0

.000

0

0

0

.000

0

0

.000

0

0

0

.000

0

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

0

0

0

1

0

0

1.000

0

0

0

1

0

0

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball # 15 MEGAN WARNER 6-0 | So. |P Milan, Ill. Sherrard HS 2009: Appeared in 19 games in the circle for the Redbirds with six wins and one loss ... recorded a 2.49 ERA on the season ... led the Redbirds in win-loss percentage (.857), games finished (10) and games in relief (11) ... struck out 44 in 40.1 innings pitched ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

a three-time team defensive MVP ... a two-time all-state honoree and a four-year first-team all-conference selection ... a four-time Moline Dispatch all-area team member ... high school team was regional champion freshman, sophomore and junior year ... had a 12.17 strikeouts per game average junior year.

Sherrard HS: Set the Sherrard High School single-season record for strikeouts (295) and ERA (0.23) ... also owns Sherrard’s career strikeouts record (1,130) ... tied the school record for most strikeouts in a game with 22 ... set the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) record for most consecutive strikeouts with 35 during junior season ...

Summer Team: Quad City Extreme Havoc coached by Butch Woner.

Year ERA

W/L APP

2009 2.49

6/1

19

8

6

3/0

Total 2.49

6/1

19

8

6

3/0

38

GS CG SHO SV

Personal: Born May 11, 1990 ... Parents: Mike and Diane Warner ... Sibling: Matt ... Major: exercise science.

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

2B

3B

HR

BF BAVG

WP

0

70.1

62

30

25

25

44

9

0

3

295 .239

5

2

1

8

0

70.1

62

30

25

25

44

9

0

3

295 .239

5

2

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5-6 | Fr. |UT Morton, Ill. Morton HS

5-9 | Fr. |UT Mattoon, Ill. Mattoon HS

Mattoon HS: A three-sport athlete who participated in softball, basketball and volleyball ... named to the All-Big 12 Conference Team ... Decatur Herald All-Area Team and all-state selection ...Chicago Tribune All-State Team honorable mention... her high school softball team won the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Big 12 Conference regularseason championships and was the regional and sectional champion her junior season ... Mattoon High School finished as the state runner-up in 2008 ... member of the 16-and-under Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Illinois State Champion and the 10-and-under ASA Illinois State Championship team.

Morton HS: Two-sport athlete who competed in softball and volleyball...three-time first-team all-conference selection...team captain her senior year, batting .333 with a .676 slugging percentage...softball team was regional champions in 2008 and placed second in the Mid-Illini in 2009...Peoria Journal Star All Area selection.

Summer Team: Midland Magic coached by Nic Nelson.

Personal: Born May 16, 1991 ... Parents: Scott and Lori Clark ... Siblings: Dallas ... Major: physical education.

Summer Team: BNGSA Avantis Angels coached by Steve Hassel ... along with fellow teammates Lauren Kellar and Nichelle Harrison... Avanti’s Angels team that won the ASA Northern National Championship in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

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SARA BRADLEY

# 17 EMMA CLARK

Personal: Born July 23, 1991 ... Parents: Bert and Vickie Bradley ... Siblings: Kristi, Ryan and Scott ... her father, Bert, played baseball at Brigham Young University, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 27th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, played one season (1983) with the Oakland A’s and currently serves as the minor league pitching coordinator for the San Francisco Giants ... her brother, Ryan, plays baseball at Southern Illinois, while her sister, Kristi, played softball at Lake Land College (Ill.).... Major: biological sciences.

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JHAVON HAMILTON

NICHELLE HARRISON

5-8 | Fr. |OF Joliet, Ill. Joliet West HS

Joilet West: A three-sport athlete who competed in softball, basketball and cross country ... a two-time allconference honoree and named first-team all-area as a junior and senior ... team captain her senior season, a year in which she batted .425 with 13 stolen bases ... first name pronounced “Ja-VON.” Summer Team: Stone City Sharks coached by Jack Podlesney and Ed Serdar. Personal: Born April 3, 1991 ... Parents: Bill and Sarah Hamilton ... Siblings: Jharita ... Major: psychology.

5-4 | Fr. |UT Bloomington, Ill. Bloomington HS

Bloomington HS: A three-sport athlete who participated in softball, basketball and track and field ... named All-Big 12 First Team ... Bloomington High School won a share of the conference title in 2008 for the first time since 1982 ... won sectionals her senior year... member of the Bloomington High School 4x400-meter relay team in track and field that placed ninth at the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class AA State Meet in 2007 and set a school record with a time of 3:56.8 ... her Bloomington High School track and field squad won the Intercity Championship her sophomore year, as well as the Big 12 Conference championship and earned a sectional championship. Summer Team: BNGSA Avantis Angels coached by Steve Hassel ... Avanti’s Angels team that won the ASA Northern National Championship in 2004, 2006 and 2008. Personal: October 24, 1991 ... Parents: Michael and Nicola Harrison ... Siblings: Michael Jr. (24), Justin (23) ... her father, Michael, played football and baseball at Milikin, while her brother, Justin, played football at Illinois and her brother, Mike, played football and baseball at McKendree ...her uncle, Eric Wright, played football for the San Francisco 49ers ... her father and brother, Michael Jr., coach football at McKendree, while her brother, Justin, coaches football at Illinois Wesleyan ... Major: athletic training.

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5-6 | Fr. |C/UT Bartlett, Ill. Bartlett HS

Bartlett HS: Two-time most valuable softball player at Bartlett High School ... all-state selection as a senior ... three-time all-conference and all-area selection ... named the Bartlett High School Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 ... selected to the academic all-conference team ... Bartlett High School was regional champion her freshman year; regional, section, super-sectional champion and state qualifier her sophomore year; conference champion her junior year and sectional champions her senior year ... owns a career .412 batting average. Summer Team: Barlett Silver Hawks coached by Brad Dennison. Personal: Born July, 28, 1990 ... Parents: Tom and Ruth Kay ... Siblings: Tom ... her brother, Tom, plays golf at Northern Illinois ... Major: education.

LAUREN KELLAR 5-8 | Fr. |OF Colfax, Ill. Ridgeview HS

Ridgeview HS: A three-sport athlete in high school who competed in softball, basketball and volleyball ... a fourtime first-team All-Heart of Illinois Conference selection ... selected second-team all-state as a sophomore, second-team all-area as a junior and first-team all-area as a senior in 2009 ... her high school team was the regularseason Heart of Illinois Conference champion in 2008 and won the conference tournament in 2007.

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ELIZABETH KAY

#6

Summer Team: BNGSA Avantis Angels coached by Steve Hassel ... won three ASA Northern National Championships (2004, 2006, 2008) with the Avanti’s Angels. Personal: June 14, 1991 ... Parents: Rodney and Teri Kellar ... Siblings: Michael ... her father, Rodney, played tight end on the Illinois State football team from 1978-80, while her grandfather, Leon, also played football at Illinois State (1957-58) ... her brother, Michael, plays baseball at Niagara ... Major: exercise science.

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SHELBY MUSIC 5-9 | Fr. |OF Greenwood, Ind. Center Grove HS

Center Grove HS: A four-year starter in softball ... a second-team all-state selection ... four-time All-Johnson County Team member and All-MIC Team member ... member of a Center Grove High School softball team that has won the Johnson County Championship for fourstraight years, as well Indiana state champions her senior year, going 33-3... her high school team finished the 2008 season ranked No. 1 in the state of Indiana ... owns the third-longest hitting streak at the high school level in the state of Indiana after she recorded a hit in 25-straight games as a sophomore in 2007 ... member of the fourtime Indiana ASA state championship team.

GWEN BOUDREAU Fr. |Manager Rockton, Ill. Hononegah HS

Personal: A member of her high school varsity team that captured the regional title in 2009 ... played third base and caught for the Rockford Triple Play summer league team ... has 13 years of softball experience prior to Illinois State. ... Major: middle-level education.

Summer Team: Indiana Extreme ‘91 coached by Rick Music. Personal: Born March 4, 1991 ... Parents: Rick and Lori Music ... Siblings: Kelsey and Corey ... Major: exercise science.

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DR. AL BOWMAN D

DR. SHEAHON ZENGER D

University President U

Director of Athletics D

The Dr. Sheahon Zenger (pronounced SHAY-un) era will w be remembered as a renaissance era for Illinois State Athletics. A Positive change continues to sweep across the d department, as Zenger enters his fifth year as the Illinois State S Director of Athletics. With experiences as a teacher, coach, fundraiser and administrator, Zenger brought a plan to Illinois State, and with the help of the head coaches and administrative staff, personalized that strategic plan for Redbird Athletics. Since Zenger’s arrival at ISU, the department secured a five-year contract with Nike, the world’s leading supplier in athletic apparel and equipment, and has been bombarding the Central Illinois region with a campaign centered on the award-winning marketing campaign “Spread the Red.” From 2002-05, prior to joining Illinois State, Zenger was the associate athletics director for development at Kansas State. Zenger helped KSU initiate important development strategies as assistant athletics director for major gifts in 2001-02. He accepted that post after a year in the KSU College of Business, raising more than $2 million and restructuring its development program with research and planning. All that administrative and fund-raising experience came as an outgrowth of his passion for coaching – his career goal starting at age 9. Zenger’s football coaching career began in 1987 at Manhattan (Kan.) High School, a few months before he received his bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Kansas State. Zenger’s first college football coaching job came the following year at Drake, before he returned to his alma mater in 1989. After earning his doctorate, Zenger’s next challenge was as recruiting coordinator for the brand new NCAA Division I football program at the University of South Florida in 1996. A year later, he moved to the University of Wyoming football staff as recruiting coordinator and rose to assistant head coach by 1998, which was one of his personal crowning moments of his career. A published author and researcher, Zenger served for three years with the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement and he is beginning his first year on three separate NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Division committees. He serves as the Missouri Valley Football Conference Representative to the NCAA FCS Football Committee and to the Central Regional Advisory Committee to the NCAA FCS Committee, while also being a member of the Executive Committee of NACDA’s Division I FCS Athletic Directors Association. The Hays, Kan., native is married to the former Pam McAnarney. The couple has three children: Luke, Abby and Jake.

SOFTBALL SUPPORT STAFF

DR. JERI BEGGS

TRACIE BROWN

NCAA Faculty Rep

Director of Special Events

JAN JOHNSON

RUDY KLOKKENGA

Scoreboard

PA Announcer

BRICE RICHARDS Facilities Crew

KEITH SMITH

Operations Manager

PAUL CRAWFORD Facilities Crew

ANDREA MOSER CHAMPS/Lifeskills Coordinator

ADAM SOUTHWICK Facilities Crew

STEVEN FUNKE

Athletics Video Coordinator

MARK NEWTON Director of Marketing

TESSI TAYLOR Asst. Compliance Director

MATT HARBECK

Assistant Equipment Manager g

BRIAN NYSTROM

ELIZABETH HOLCOMB

University Leaders/Softball Support Staff

Al Bowman became Illinois State University’s 17th p president on March 1, 2004, after serving one year as in interim president. Bowman received a bachelor’s degree in speech p pathology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Eastern Illinois University. He chose the University of Illinois-Urbana for his graduate work, completing a Ph.D. in speech and hearing science. Under Bowman’s leadership the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, now the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was awarded accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, faculty and staff scholarly productivity doubled, and the master’s program rose in prestige to its current ranking as No. 1 in Illinois. A doctoral program in audiology was added to the program during Bowman’s presidency, one of only five in the State of Illinois. In 2007, Bowman was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In the 2002-2003 academic year, Bowman left the chair’s position to serve as Illinois State’s interim provost. He served as interim president of Illinois State from June of 2003 until he was named president in March of 2004. After being named president, Bowman instituted a salary enhancement plan in September 2005 to close the gap with peer institution salaries in order to recruit and retain high quality faculty and staff at Illinois State University. More than $2 million has gone into that initiative even though Illinois State has seen a major downward shift in state appropriations for higher education. Bowman also pursued funding for the renovation of the now 50-year old Schroeder Hall, a $17.5 million project which was completed in January 2005. He was instrumental in completing Illinois State University’s first comprehensive campaign, Redefining “Normal,” which raised more than $96 million to enhance Illinois State’s position in higher education. In 2007, Bowman was instrumental in gaining approval for a new $49.1 million Student Fitness and Kinesiology and Recreation Center that will open in 2010. His wife, Linda (Althoff), completed undergraduate and master’s degrees at Illinois State. She is the graduate program advisor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Their daughter Natalie is a student in the University Laboratory Schools, and daughter Laura is a student at Illinois State University.

Graduate Assistant Event Management

TRACY PATKUNAS

Director of School and

Graduate Assistant Marketing

Community Programs

SHERRY WEST

DAVE WILLERT

Director of Events/ Opertions

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball LLARRY LYONS

Athletic Administration

EExecutive Associate Athletics Director Larry Lyons, C.P.A., is in his 23rd year at Illinois S State. He oversees business operations, facility operations and the Weibring Golf Club, supervises o athletic training, athletic equipment and strength a and conditioning, and provides administrative a leadership l d hi for f men’s ’ and d women’s golf and baseball. In addition, Lyons also assists ISU Director of Athletics Dr. Sheahon Zenger in the administration of both Redbird men’s basketball and football. Last year, Lyons managed the conceptual, design and construction stages of the Illinois State Baseball Stadium at Duffy Bass Field. The Illinois State alumnus, who also has a degree from Illinois, serves as the athletics department’s liaison to the university for human resources, administrative and fee-related projects. In addition, he is a campus representative on the Illinois State Foundation Board of Directors. Lyons and his wife, Maureen, have two children: Matt and Kristin.

LLEANNA BORDNER SSr. Associate Athletics Director/SWA

Leanna Bordner is in her 17th year on the IlIllinois State staff. She became the event manager in 1993, and then became marketing director two yyears later. She was promoted to assistant athletics director in 1997 and Senior Women’s Administrator d in 2002. Under Bordner’s direction, ISU’s marketing division experienced significant growth, as did the department’s sales revenues. In her current position, Bordner directly supervises twelve sports and handles day-to-day operations for two others. In addition, she serves as the department liaison to the Missouri Valley Conference office; is a member of the MVC Officiating, Marketing and Conference Relations Committee and chairs the MVC Women’s Basketball Marketing Committee. Bordner serves on the Preview Committee, Athletic Council Gender Equity Committee and Homecoming Steering Committee, while chairing the Internal Homecoming Committee. In the community, Bordner serves on the Red Cross Board; the McLean County Chamber Board and the Chamber Government Affairs Committee; the BNACVB Sports Commission Board; is the chair of the Red Cross Evening of Stars Program Committee; and belongs to the Bloomington Kiwanis and is the Food Chair of the Camp Limberlost Committee. Previously, Bordner spent eight seasons as an assistant basketball coach at Michigan State, part of a 16-year coaching career. Bordner received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State in 1977 and a master’s degree from Indiana in 1979. While at MSU, she lettered in field hockey, basketball and softball.

A AARON LEETCH

SSr. Associate Athletics Director/External Affairs Aaron Leetch arrived at Illinois State in 2005 as a successful athletics fundraiser, and during his time, T TRC has had a 65-percent growth in membership a and raised nearly $675,000 in new annual revenue. In addition to spearheading Illinois State’s development efforts efforts, Leet Leetch oversees marketing, corporate sponsorships and ticketing. Total revenue from these combined units has increased by 143 percent during Leetch’s tenure. The Texas native began his career in the respected Baylor Athletics Development program, registering huge increases in memberships and revenues for annual giving. At Arkansas State from 2003-05, he helped recruit and train more than 75 volunteers from around the state, which led to an 83-percent growth in membership and a 40-percent growth of total fund-raising revenues.

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The 1999 graduate of Tennessee Temple earned his master’s degree in sport management from Baylor in 2001. He and his wife, Lindsay, have a daughter, Avery, and reside in Normal, Ill.

JJANE FULTON

Associate Athletics Director/Academics & Life Skills A Since 1992, Jane Fulton has helped academic s support services produce a graduation rate for sstudent-athletes of more than 80 percent. During her tenure, 19 Redbird student-athletes have earned Bone Scholarships, the highest h academic honor on campus, and 26 different a student-athletes have received academic All-America honors. She also supervises the Life Skills program and is the department’s liaison to the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. The former assistant softball coach at Illinois State has a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois and a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois. She and her husband, Steve, live in Carlock, Ill.

CCINDY HARRIS

Associate Athletics Director/Compliance A Former Redbird volleyball star Cindy Harris is in her 11th year at her alma mater as associate athletics director for compliance. a Harris oversees all aspects of the athletics department’s compliance efforts, including review d of all eligibility and fifinanc nancial aid matters for 19 sports and approximately 400 student-athletes. In addition, she is responsible for the data collection and submission of Illinois State’s NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) reports. She formerly served as a liaison to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, and served a four-year stint on the NCAA Division I Satisfactory-Progress Waivers Committee. Before returning to ISU, Harris was an associate commissioner for the Mid-Continent Conference, where, in addition to compliance, she coordinated the league’s championship program. A successful college volleyball coach, Harris served as an assistant at both Utah and Penn State before moving on to the head coaching position at Valparaiso, where she was named the Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year in 1991. Harris is a 1984 graduate of Illinois State and received her master’s degree from Utah. A native of Buffalo, Ill., Harris has a son, Neil.

DOUG BANKS D

Associate Athletics Director/Development A Doug Banks enters his fifth year at Illinois S State. Banks oversees annual giving, through The R Redbird Club, as well as other daily functions in the d development office. The Redbird Club has seen a 6 65-percent growth in membership and a 60-percent increase in revenue generated since 2005. Before arriving at Illinois State, Banks served as the assistant director of development at Kansas State Athletics from 1999-2004. At K-State, membership numbers and total fund-raising revenues to the Ahearn Scholarship Fund increased by over 60 percent. The native of Imperial, Neb., Banks graduated from Nebraska-Kearney in 1990, and was a member of the Loper football team. Banks returned to his alma mater and earned his master’s degree from UNK in the fall of 1999, and served as a graduate assistant on the UNK football staff.

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Associate Athletics Director/Media Relations A

BETHANY BUCHOLTZ B

Assistant Athletics Director/Ticket Operations A Bucholtz, a native of Camp Point, Ill., enters h her second year overseeing Illinois State’s ticketing o operation, after serving as the Redbirds’ assistant titicket manager from 2001-02. After working as the a assistant at ISU, Bucholtz worked in a similar role at Iowa, before spending the last five years as the assistant ticket manager at Illinois. With the Illini, Bucholtz worked consistently with the Paciolan Ticketing System, which Illinois State Athletics also uses. She also assisted in the supervision of the staff, while overseeing the game-day ticketing operations for volleyball, soccer, men’s and women’s gymnastics, baseball and men’s tennis. She was also heavily involved in the ticketing for Illinois football and men’s basketball games, including the 2005 Final Four and the 2008 Rose Bowl game. Bucholtz earned her bachelor’s degree in 1999, from Illinois-Springfield, and acquired her master’s degree in 2002, from Illinois State. She and her husband, Scott, reside in Normal, Ill.

ROHRK CUTCHLOW R

Assistant Athletics Director/Sport Performance A

Peyton Deterding begins his third season a Illinois State, where he oversees the facilities at and game operations for all athletic venues and a ccontests. Deterding joined the ISU staff after a three-year stint at Northern Illinois, where he served th as th the H Huskies’ ki ’ eventt manager and football travel coordinator. Prior to working at NIU, the Denver, Iowa, native worked a season at Virginia as the facility and event coordinator. With the Cavaliers, Deterding supervised game operations and served as tournament director for NCAA Men’s Soccer and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Field Hockey Championships. His athletics career began in August 1994, when he started his first of three seasons as a basketball manager at Northern Iowa. A 1998 graduate of Northern Iowa, Deterding completed his master’s degree in exercise and sport science from Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2002. He and his wife, Nikki, reside in Bloomington, Ill., and have twins, Hailey and Jaece.

BRAD LEDFORD B

Assistant Athletics Director/Marketing & Promotions A Brad Ledford enters his sixth season at Illinois S State. With the Redbirds, Ledford spearheads th the ISU marketing effort by developing and im implementing the marketing plan, overseeing the ssales and sponsorship opportunities and managing components of game-day atmosphere at Redbird Athletics events. Efforts of the athletics marketing department over recent years have assisted in increasing student attendance and involvement; increasing average attendances and setting individual game attendance highs for several sports; improving game atmosphere, presentation and video-board production; and expanding sales inventory. Prior to joining the ISU staff, Ledford worked two years as the marketing and promotions coordinator at Eastern Kentucky. Before becoming the coordinator, he also worked as an intern in the Colonels marketing office, as well as with the Nashville Sounds professional baseball team. Ledford earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sports management from Eastern Kentucky. He resides in Normal, Ill.

Athletic Administration

Todd Kober returned to Illinois State in 2001 to le the department where he served as a student lead assistant, graduate assistant and assistant director a from 1995-2000. fr In 2000-01, he was assistant sports information director di t att Rice. Ri Si Since his hi return to Illinois State, Kober continues to institute leadership and training programs for staff, enhance Illinois State’s Web site, GoRedbirds.com, increase ISU Athletics’ social media presence, elevate office technology and handle the department’s television and radio networks. An award-winning publications editor, Kober leads Illinois State’s publicity, publications and information support efforts for all 19 sports. He and his wife, Susan, an Illinois State alumna, reside in Normal, Ill., and have a daughter, Anna (5), and two sons, Halas (3) and Crosby (born Dec. 2009).

PEYTON DETERDING P

Assistant Athletics Director/Facilities & Operations A

Upon his arrival on Illinois State’s campus in N November 2003, Rohrk Cutchlow assisted in the d design of the Owen Strength and Conditioning C Center in Redbird Arena. Since then, the sstate-of-the-art facility, coupled with Cutchlow’s commitment, skill and experience, has Redbird student-athletes performing at the highest possible level. In 2006, Cutchlow was one of five finalists for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) College Strength Coach of the Year Award. Prior to Illinois State, Cutchlow was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State, where he was in charge of 16 Olympic sports, including men’s basketball. While at Iowa State, Cutchlow earned a master’s degree in education in 2001. He also worked with professional baseball players for the Iowa Cubs for two seasons. A native of Littleport, Iowa, Cutchlow has National Strength and Conditioning Association certification. He also has club coach certification through USA weightlifting and is a member of the Black Coaches Association. A 1999 graduate of the University of Memphis, he was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Tiger baseball team. Cutchlow resides with Cecilia Olivares and their daughter, Memphis (7), and son, Grayson (3), in Normal, Ill.

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Across the Field

USF DEMARINI TOURNAMENT

LITTLEWOOD CLASSIC

NFCA LEADOFF CLASSIC

TENNESSEE TOURNAMENT

TIGER INVITE

USF LOUISVILLE SLUGGER TOURNAMENT | TAMPA, FLA. | SOUTH FLORIDA (HOST) FRIDAY, FEB. 12 ISU vs. East Carolina ...................12:30 p.m.. ISU at South Florida .............................5 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. 13 ISU vs. Florida Gulf Coast ............. 11:30 a.m. ISU vs. Long Island ..............................2 a.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 14 ISU vs. Florida ...............................10:30 a.m.

SERIES RECORDS ISU vs. Florida Gulf Co. .........FGC leads 0-1 ISU vs. South Florida............ USF leads, 3-1 ISU vs. UNC-Greensboro ...... ISU leads, 1-0 ISU vs. Minnesota .......Minnesota leads, 5-4 ISU vs. North Florida ............. ISU leads, 1-0

MEDIA RELATIONS Tournament SID: Maile Keeney mkeeney@admin.usf.edu P: 813.974.0415 | C: 321.356.7769 F: 813.974.5328 Web site: GoUSFBulls.com

LITTLEWOOD CLASSIC | TEMPE, ARIZ. | ARIZONA STATE (HOST)

FRIDAY, FEB. 13 ISU vs. vs. Texas State....................3:30 p.m. ISU at Arizona State .............................8 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. 14 ISU vs. Rutgers ....................................1 p.m. ISU vs. Iowa ....................................3:30 p.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 15 ISU vs. Texas State ............................ 11 a.m.

SERIES RECORDS ISU vs. Texas State ................. First Meeting ISU vs. Arizona State ..............ASU leads, 25-1 ISU vs. Iowa .....................Iowa leads, 30-15 ISU vs. Rutgers ..................... ISU leads, 1-0

MEDIA RELATIONS Tourmanent SID: Kerry Howe kerry.howe@asu.edu P: 480.965.9544 | C: 480.254.8345 F: 480.965.5408 Web site: theSundevils.com

NFCA LEADOFF CLASSIC | COLUMBUS, GA. | NFCA (HOST)

FRIDAY, FEB. 26 ISU vs. NC State ...........................12:30 p.m. ISU vs. Auburn......................................3 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. 27 ISU vs. UMass ...............................12:30 p.m. ISU vs. Radford ...............................5:30 p.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 28 ISU vs. Mississippi State ......................9 a.m.

SERIES RECORDS ISU vs. NC State ................... ISU leads, 1-0 ISU vs. Auburn................................ Tied, 1-1 ISU vs. UMass ....................... ISU leads, 3-0 ISU vs. Radford ............ Radford Leads, 1-0 ISU vs. Miss. State ................ ISU leads, 1-0

MEDIA RELATIONS Tournament SID: Amy Symons Hughes amy@nfca.org P: 662.320.2155 | C: 310.709.9671 F: 662.320.2283 Web site: NFCA.org

TENNESSEE TOURNAMENT | KNOXVILLE, TENN. | TENNESSEE (HOST) SATURDAY, MARCH 6 ISU vs. Ohio .......................................10 a.m. ISU vs. Tennessee...........................5:30 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 7 ISU vs. Texas......................................10 a.m. ISU vs. Tennessee................................3 p.m.

SERIES RECORDS ISU vs. Ohio .......................... ISU leads, 2-1 ISU vs. Texas...................... Texas leads, 2-0 ISU vs. Tennessee...............Tenn. leads, 2-0

MEDIA RELATIONS Tournament SID: Brian Davis bdavis16@utk.edu Web site: utladyvols.com

TIGER INVITE | COLUMBIA, MO. | MISSOURI (HOST) SATURDAY, MARCH 13 ISU vs. San Diego State .......................6 p.m. ISU vs. New Mexico .............................8 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 14 ISU vs. Missouri....................................2 p.m.

SERIES RECORDS ISU vs. San Diego State ........ ISU leads, 2-0 ISU vs. New Mexico ................ First Meeting ISU vs. Missouri.............. Mizzou leads, 12-7

MEDIA RELATIONS Tournament SID: Emily Gatewood-Murray gatewoode@missouri.edu P: 573-884-8519 Web site: MUTigers.com

BRADLEY

BRADLEY BRAVES Head Coach: Amy Hayes Bradley: Two Seasons Facility: Laura Bradley Park (500) Press Box: 309.673.8679

MAY 8 (DH) &9 | PEORIA, ILL. Series: ISU leads, 49-16 Last Meeting: Bradley, 2-0 (3.15.09) 2009 Record: 26-28 MVC Record/Finish:12-12/6th 2009 Postseason: NCAA Regional

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Jim Rea jrea@bradley.edu P: 309.677.3869 | C: 309.256.4379 F: 309.677.2626 Web site: bubraves.com

CREIGHTON

CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS Head Coach: Brent Vigness Creighton: 16 Seasons Facility: Creighton Sports Complex (1,000) Press Box: 402.660.5853

MAY 1 (DH) & 2 | NORMAL, ILL. Series: ISU leads, 30-28-1 Last Meeting: Creighton, 2-1 (3.22.09 2009 Record: 35-16 MVC Record/Finish: 19-6/1st 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Rob Simms rsimms@creighton.edu P: 402.280.2433 | C: 402.660.5853 F: 402.280.2495 Web site: gocreighton.com

DEPAUL

DEPAUL BLUE DEMONS Head Coach: Eugene Lenti DePaul: 28 Seasons Facility: Cacciatore Stadium (1,000) Press Box: TBA

APRIL 27 | NORMAL, ILL. Series: Tied, 14-14-1 Last Meeting: DePaul, 5-2 (4.15.09) 2009 Record: 39-14 BIG EAST Record/Finish: 18-4/2nd 2009 Postseason: NCAA Regional

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Bob Sakamoto rsakamot@depaul.edu P: 773.325.7546 • F: 773.325.7531 Web site: depaulbluedemons.com

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MARCH 20 (DH) & 21 | NORMAL, ILL. Series: ISU leads, 51-18 Last Meeting: Drake, 6-7 (4.11.09) 2009 Record: 30-23 MVC Record/Finish: 13-10/4th 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Brock Ascher drakesid@hotmail.com P: 515.271.3740 F: 515.271.3015 Web site: godrakebulldogs.com

EVANSVILLE PURPLE ACES Head Coach: Mark Redburn Evansville: First Season Facility: James & Dorothy Cooper Stadium (600) Press Box Phone: 812.488.2633

APRIL 10 (DH) & 11 | NORMAL, ILL. Series: ISU leads, 27-16 Last Meeting: ISU, 4-0 (5.3.09) 2009 Record: 14-34 MVC Record/Finish: 4-19/10th 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact:Whitney Tarpy wt31@evansville.edu P: 812.488.2350 F: 812.488.2090 Web site: gopurpleaces.com

ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI Head Coach: Terri Sullivan Illinois: 10 Seasons Facility: Eichelberger Field (1,500) Press Box: 217.265.5396

MARCH 17 | URBANA, ILL.; APRIL 13 | NORMAL, ILL.

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Emily Wickstrom ewick@illinois.edu P: 217.244.4982 | C: 612.743.6770 F: 217.333.5540 Web site: fightingillini.com

INDIANA STATE

INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES Head Coach: Brenda Coldren Indiana State: Seven Seasons Facility: Price Field (300) Press Box: 812.237.9660

APRIL 6(DH) | TERRE HAUTE, IND.; APRIL 21 | NORMAL, ILL.

Series: ILS leads, 63-12 Last Meeting: INS, 4-1 (4.22.09) 2009 Record: 20-27 MVC Record/Finish: 10-15/T-8th 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Bonnie Ryan bonnie.ryan@indstate.edu P: 812.237.4159 | C: 402.679.2912 F: 812.237.4157 Web site: gosycamores.com

IOWA

IOWA HAWKEYES Head Coach: Gayle Blevins Iowa: 23 Seasons Facility: Pearl Field (1,500) Press Box: 319.335.9296

MARCH 24 | IOWA CITY, IOWA Series: Iowa leads, 32-17 Last Meeting: ISU, 2-1 (3.25.09) 2009 Record: 42-16 Big Ten Record/Finish: 13-7/4th 2009 Postseason: NCAA Regional

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Aaron Blau aaron-blau@hawkeyesports.com P: 319.335.9411 | C: 319.430.5103 F: 319.335.9417 Web site: hawkeyesports.com

MISSOURI STATE

MISSOURI STATE LADY BEARS Head Coach: Holly Hesse Missouri State: 21 Seasons Facility: Killian Softball Complex (200) Press Box: 417.872.7772

APRIL 24 (DH) & 25 | SPRINGFIELD, MO. Series: ISU leads, 51-28 Last Meeting: MSU, 7-2 (4.4.09) 2009 Record: 19-25 MVC Record/Finish: 8-12/7th 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Eric Doennig ericdoennig@missouristate.edu P: 417.836.4586 | C: 417.827.5327 F: 417.836.4868 Web site: missouristatebears.com

NORTHERN IOWA

NORTHERN IOWA PANTHERS Head Coach: Ryan Jacobs Northern Iowa: Three Seasons Facility: Robinson-Dresser Sport Complex (250) Press Box: 563.880.0868

APRIL 2 (DH) & 3 | CEDAR FALLS, IOWA Series: ISU leads, 56-15-1 Last Meeting: UNI, 5-4 (4.26.09) 2009 Record: 34-22 MVC Record/Finish:15-11/3rd 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Kara Moran kara.moran@uni.edu P: 319.273.5455 F: 319.273.3602 Web site: unipanthers.com

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SALUKIS Head Coach: Kerri Blaylock Southern Illinois: 10 Seasons

APRIL 17 (DH) & 18 | CARBONDALE, ILL. Series: ISU leads, 60-51 Last Meeting: SIU, 2-1 (3.29.08) 2009 Record: 33-13 MVC Record/Finish: 15-7/2nd 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Beth Miller bmiller@siu.edu P: 618.453.5465 F: 618.453.2648 Web site: siusalukis.com

WESTERN ILLINOIS LEATHERNECKS Head Coach:Holly Van Vlymen Wichita State: Five Seasons Facility: Mary Ellen McKee Stadium (500)

MARCH 31 | NORMAL, ILL. Series: ISU, 53-15 Last Meeting: ISU, 1-0 (4.20.08) 2009 Record: 34-19 Summit League Record/Finish: 21-2/1st 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Greg Lautzenheser ga-lautzenheiser@wiu.edu P: 309.298.1133 Web site: goleathernecks.com

WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS Head Coach: Mike Perniciaro Wichita State: Four Seasons Facility: Wilkins Stadium (1,000) Press Box: 316.978.3543

MARCH 27 (DH) & 28 | NORMAL, ILL. Series: ISU, 55-16 Last Meeting: ISU, 8-5 (4.19.09) 2009 Record: 21-32 MVC Record/Finish: 10-15/T-8th 2009 Postseason: N/A

MEDIA RELATIONS Softball Contact: Jordan Korphage jkorphage@goshockers.com P: 316.978.5598 | C: 316.207.5350 F: 316.978.3336 Web site: goshockers.com

EVANSVILLE

Facility: Charlotte West Stadium – Rochman Field (502)

Press Box: 618.536.4487

WESTERN ILLINOIS

WICHITA STATE

Series: Illinois leads, 7-5 Last Meeting: Illinois, 10-9 (4.7.09) 2009 Record: 29-17 Big Ten Record/Finish: 12-7/5th 2008 Postseason: NCAA Regional

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DRAKE BULLDOGS Head Coach: Rich Calvert Drake: Seven Seasons Facility: Buel Field (500) Press Box: 515.208.8295

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All -Time Records

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS OPPONENT _____ G

W

L

Adelphi..................3 Akron ....................1 Alabama ...............3 Angelo State .........2 Arizona .................4 Arizona State .......27 Auburn ..................3 Austin Peay State .4 Ball State .............11 Baylor ...................4 Belmont ................4 Boston ..................1 Boston College .....3 Bowling Gr. St. ......6 Bradley* ...............65 Buffalo ..................2 Brigham Young .....1 California ..............4 Calif.-Los Angeles....3 Calif.-Riverside .....1 Cal Poly ................1 Cal Poly-Pomona..4 Cal St.-Fullerton....6 Cal St.-Northridge .1 Centenary .............4 Central Arkansas ..1 Central Florida ......1 Central Michigan...6 Chattanooga .........1 Coastal Carolina ...2 Colorado State......6 Creighton*........... 59! Dayton ..................3 DePaul ................29@ Drake*..................69 Eastern Illinois .....54 Eastern Michigan ..4 Evansville* ...........43 Florida...................2 Florida A&M ..........4 Florida Gulf Co. ....1 Florida Internat’l. .....9 Fresno State .........4 Furman .................1 Georgia .................4 Georgia State .......2 Grand Valley St.....1 Green Bay ............5 Hawai’i ..................3 Hofstra ..................1 Idaho State ...........2 Illinois...................12 Illinois Central ..... 12$ Illinois-Chicago ....11 Indiana .................37 Indiana State* ......76 Iowa .....................49 Iowa State............12 IUPUI ....................1 Kansas.................27 Kansas State ........2 Kent State .............6 Kentucky ...............6 Lehigh ...................1 Long Island ...........2 La.-Lafayette.........7 La.-Monroe ...........3 Louisiana State .....1 Louisiana Tech......8 Louisville ...............4 Loyola-Chiago ......7 Maine ....................1 Marshall ................2 Massachusetts......3 McNeese State .....4 Miami (Ohio) .........5 Michigan ...............4 Michigan State ......8 Middle Tenn. .........1 Minnesota .............9 Mississippi ............2 Mississippi State ...1 Missouri ...............20 Missouri State* ....79 Nebraska .............10 Neb.-Kearney .......1 Nebraska-Omaha .1 Nevada-L.V. ..........4 New Mexico ..........4

1 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 10 3 4 1 3 4 49 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 4 1 0 3 1 2 4 30 2 14 51 39 0 27 2 4 0 3 1 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 1 5 8 6 19 63 16 6 1 12 1 5 5 1 2 1 3 1 6 3 5 1 1 3 3 5 2 3 1 4 1 1 7 51 3 1 0 0 2

2 0 3 1 4 26 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 16 0 1 4 1 0 1 2 6 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 28 1 14 18 15 4 16 0 0 1 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 3 5 18 13 33 6 0 15 1 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 5 0 5 1 0 13 28 7 0 1 4 2

48

FIRST LAST 1988 1987 2001 1981 1990 1989 1999 1994 1980 1984 2004 2006 1986 1983 1983 2006 2006 1996 1993 2007 2000 1990 1991 1995 1993 2008 2008 1982 2009 2006 1985 1981 2000 1986 1984 1978 1984 1984 2007 1990 2009 2002 1992 1989 2002 1989 1978 1993 1993 2008 2007 2003 1978 1978 1978 1980 1981 1982 2007 1978 1982 1981 2002 2007 2005 1993 1986 1980 1982 2003 1997 1989 2001 1997 1988 1981 1979 1978 2000 1978 2000 1983 1981 1979 1985 1980 1978 1991 1980

1990 1987 2003 1982 1995 2009 2005 2006 1999 2007 2007 2006 2005 2003 2009 2008 2006 2006 2007 2007 2000 1993 2005 1995 1996 2008 2008 1988 2009 2007 1996 2009 2000 2009 2009 2006 1991 2009 2007 2004 2009 2008 2000 1989 2008 1990 1978 1996 1997 2008 2009 2009 1983 1995 1999 2009 2009 1999 2007 2008 1986 2009 2005 2007 2009 1999 1992 1980 1992 2007 2007 1989 2001 2006 1997 2008 1998 2002 2000 2009 2005 1983 2000 2009 2006 1980 1978 1995 1993

______________________________________ New Mexico St......4 Nicholls State........1 North Carolina ......4 NC-Charlotte................1 NC St. ...................1 NC-Wilmington .....1 NE Illinois ..............4 N. Colordao ..........1 Northern Florida....1 Northern Illinois...74^ Northern Iowa*.... 72& NW Missouri St. ....2 Northwestern ...... 28~ Northwestern St. ...1 Notre Dame ..........7 Oakland ................2 Ohio ......................3 Ohio State.............9 Oklahoma ............13 Oklahoma City ......6 Oklahoma State ...14 Oregon..................3 Oregon State ........1 Pacific ...................1 Penn State ............3 Pittsburg State ......1 Princeton ..............1 Providence............1 Purdue ..................2 Radford .................1 Rhode Island ........2 Rutgers .................1 Saint Louis ............3 Samford ................5 Sam Houston St. .10 San Diego State ...2 San Jose State .....3 Santa Clara...........3 South Carolina .....11 South Florida ........3 SE Missouri St. .....4 Southern Illinois* 111 Southern Miss.......1 SW Texas State ....4 St. Francis ............2 Stanford ................2 Stephen F. Austin..2 Stetson .................1 Syracuse...............1 Temple ..................2 Tennessee ............2 Tennessee-Martin .1 Tennessee Tech....2 Texas ....................2 Texas A&M...........29 Texas-Arlington .....5 Texas-El Paso.......4 UT-San Antonio ....1 Texas Tech............6 Texas Wesleyan ...1 Toledo ...................3 Tulsa ....................10 USF ......................1 U.S. International ..1 UNC-Greensboro..1 Utah ......................4 Utah State.............8 Valparaiso .............2 Vermont ................1 Virginia..................2 Virginia Tech .........1 Washington ...........2 Western Illinois ....61

2 1 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 45 56 2 11 1 6 2 2 4 1 2 4 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 2 0 2 1 3 5 8 2 1 3 5 1 3 60 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 7 3 4 1 4 1 3 7 0 0 1 2 5 2 1 2 0 1 39

2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 15 0 16 0 1 0 1 5 12 4 10 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 6 2 1 51 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 22 2 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 22

1984 1990 1989 2008 2008 1991 1997 1982 2009 1978 1984 1980 1980 1999 1993 2001 1986 1978 1979 1985 1978 1994 1978 2005 1990 1981 1995 2008 1978 2008 1986 1981 1981 1994 1988 1996 1999 1988 1983 1989 1997 1964 2005 1990 1986 1999 1979 1991 2001 2006 2006 2005 2001 2000 1981 1980 1981 1993 1981 1982 1987 1993 2009 1987 2009 1991 1985 1995 2009 1991 2007 1997 1978

1996 1990 2008 2008 2008 1991 1998 1982 2009 2009 2009 1982 2007 1999 2007 2001 2003 2009 2007 1990 2002 1999 1978 2005 2009 1981 1995 2008 1996 2008 1986 1981 1984 2001 1998 2009 2009 1999 2009 2005 2007 2008 2005 2000 1987 2009 1987 1991 2001 2006 2008 2005 2004 2000 2002 1992 1982 1993 2000 1982 2006 1999 2009 1987 2009 1995 2004 1995 2009 1994 2007 1999 2007

W. Kentucky ....... 8 W. Michigan ...... 12 Wichita State* ... 71 Winthrop ............ 1 Wisconsin .......... 5 Wright State ....... 1 Wyoming............ 1 Youngstown St. .. 1

5 8 55 1 3 1 1 1

2 4 16 0 2 0 0 0

2001 1978 1982 2008 1996 2005 1981 1980

2006 2000 2009 2008 2004 2005 1981 1980

NOTES * Missouri Valley Conference Opponent ! = 1-1 tie against Creighton in 2007 @ = 2-2 five-inning tie against DePaul in 2004

FISCHER VERSUS ALL OPPONENTS

OPPONENT W Adelphi................................. 1 Akron ................................... 1 Alabama .............................. 0 Angelo State ........................ 1 Arizona ................................ 0 Arizona State ....................... 1 Auburn ................................. 1 Austin Peay State ................ 4 Ball State ............................. 7 Baylor .................................. 3 Belmont ............................... 4 Boston ................................. 1 Boston College .................... 4 Bowling Green State............ 3 Bradley* .............................. 45 Buffalo ................................. 2 BYU ..................................... 0 California ............................. 1 Chattanooga ........................ 1 UC-Davis ............................. 1 UC-Santa Barbara ............... 1 Cal Poly ............................... 1 Cal-Riverside ....................... 1 Cal State-Fullerton............... 0 Cal State-Northridge ............ 0 Cal State-Long Beach ......... 0 Centenary ............................ 4 Central Florida ..................... 1 Central Michigan.................. 4 Central Missouri................... 1 Chicago State ...................... 3 Coastal Carolina .................. 2 Colorado State..................... 4 Creighton*........................... 29 Dayton ................................. 2 DePaul ................................ 14 Drake*................................. 49 Eastern Arizona .................. 1 Eastern Illinois .................... 45 Eastern Michigan ................. 0 Evansville* .......................... 27 Florida.................................. 1 Florida A&M ......................... 4 Florida Gulf Coast................ 0 Florida International ............. 3 Florida State ........................ 1 Fresno State ........................ 1 Furman ................................ 1 Georgia ................................ 1 Georgia State ...................... 2 Grand Valley State............... 1 Greenville ............................ 2 Hawai’i ................................. 1 Hofstra ................................. 1 Idaho State .......................... 1 Illinois................................... 5 Illinois Central ......................11 Illinois-Chicago .................... 8 Indiana ................................ 28 Indiana State* ..................... 65 Iowa .................................... 15 Iowa State............................ 6 IUPUI ................................... 1 Kansas.................................11 Kansas State ....................... 1 Kearney State ...................... 1 Kentucky .............................. 5 Kent State ............................ 5 Lehigh .................................. 1 Long Beach State ................ 0 Long Island .......................... 2 Louisiana-Monroe ................. 1 Louisiana State .................... 1 Louisiana Tech..................... 6 Louisville .............................. 3 Loyola-Chicago.................... 5 Maine ................................... 1 Marshall ............................... 1 Massachusetts ................. 3 McNeese State .................... 3 Miami (Ohio) ........................ 5 Michigan .............................. 2 Michigan State ..................... 4 Middle Tennessee ............... 1 Minnesota ............................ 4 Mississippi ........................... 0 Mississippi State .................. 1 Missouri .............................. 7 Missouri State* ................... 51 Nebraska ............................ 14 Nebraska-Omaha ................ 0 New Mexico ________________ 2

L 2 0 3 1 4 25 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 15 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 26 1 14 17 0 15 4 17 0 0 1 6 6 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 7 3 5 10 12 30 5 0 14 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 5 0 5 1 0 12 28 4 1

1

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

OPPONENT W New Mexico State................ 2 Nicholls State....................... 1 North Carolina ..................... 3 North Carolina-Charlotte...... 1 North Carolina State ............ 1 N.C.-Greensboro ................. 1 N.C.-Wilmington .................. 1 Northeast Illinois .................. 3 NE Louisiana ....................... 3 Northern Colorado ............... 1 North Florida ........................ 1 Northern Illinois................... 58 Northern Iowa*.................... 54 NW Missouri State ............... 2 Northwestern .......................11 Notre Dame ......................... 3 Oakland ............................... 2 Ohio ..................................... 2 Ohio State............................ 4 Oklahoma ............................ 2 Oklahoma City ..................... 1 Oklahoma State ................... 3 Ole Miss............................... 1 Oregon................................. 0 Oregon State ....................... 0 Pacific .................................. 1 Penn State ........................... 3 Pittsburg State ..................... 1 Princeton ............................. 0 Providence........................... 1 Purdue ................................. 3 Quincy ................................. 1 Radford ................................ 0 Rhode Island ....................... 2 Rockford Comets ................. 2 Rutgers ................................ 1 Saint Francis........................ 1 Saint Louis ........................... 3 Samford ............................... 5 Sam Houston State ............. 8 San Diego State .................. 2 San Jose State .................... 1 Santa Clara.......................... 1 South Carolina ..................... 6 South Florida ....................... 1 SE Missouri State ............... 3 Southern Illinois*................. 52 Southern Miss...................... 1 Standford ............................. 0 SW Louisiana ...................... 1 SW Texas State ................... 1 Stephen F. Austin................. 1 Stetson ................................ 1 Syracuse.............................. 1 Tarkio ................................... 0 Temple ................................. 2 Tennessee-Martin ................ 1 Tennessee Tech................... 2 Tennessee ........................... 0 Texas ................................... 0 Texas A&M........................... 7 Texas-Arlington .................... 2 Texas-San Antonio............... 1 Texas Tech........................... 4 Texas Wesleyan .................. 1 Texas Women’s ................... 2 Toledo .................................. 3 Tulsa .................................... 6 UCLA ................................... 2 UNLV ................................... 1 U.S. International ................. 0 Utah ..................................... 2 Utah State............................ 5 Valparaiso ............................ 2 Vermont ............................... 1 Virginia................................. 2 Virginia Tech ........................ 0 Washington .......................... 0 Western Arizona .................. 1 Western Illinois ................... 47 Western Kentucky ............... 6 Western Michigan ................ 7 West Texas State ................. 4 Wichita State* ..................... 53 Winthrop .............................. 1 Wisconsin ............................ 0 Wisconsin-Green Bay .......... 5 Wright State ......................... 1 Wyoming.............................. 1 Youngstown State ................ 1

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L 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 32 14 0 16 4 0 1 4 12 4 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 5 3 1 45 0 1 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 21 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 29 2 4 0 15 0 3 0 0 0 0

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


ILLINOIS STATE Softball 2009 RESULTS

Record: 24-26 Home: 8-4 Away: 6-16 Neutral: 10-6 Valley: 12-11 OPPOSING TEAM vs. Florida Gulf Coast at South Florida vs. NC-Greensboro vs. Minnesota vs. North Florida vs. Idaho State at #3 Arizona State vs. Chattanooga vs. Iowa vs. Kent State vs. Long Island vs. South Carolina vs. #20 Ohio State vs. Penn State at #5 Stanford vs. Penn State vs. Vermont vs. UC-Davis at San Jose State at San Jose State vs. Bradley vs.Bradley vs. Bradley vs. Illinois at Creighton at Creighton at Ceighton vs. Iowa vs. Indiana State vs. Indiana State vs. Missouri State vs. Missouri State at Illinois at Drake at Drake at Drake at #20 DePaul at #20 DePaul at Wichita State at Wichita State at Wichita State at Indiana State vs. Northern Iowa vs. Northern Iowa vs. Northern Iowa at Northern Illinois at Evansville at Evansville at Evansville

SCORE 2-10 L 0-4 L W 13-2 0-2 L W 2-1 5-10 L 0-3 L W 8-2 2-6 L W 2-1 W 4-1 W 7-0 0-5 L W 1-0 0-3 L W 5-4 W 14-0 W 3-1 W 14-2 0-4 L W 2-1 W 5-2 0-2 L 3-11 L 2-3 L 0-1 L 1-2 L W 2-1 W 3-1 W 5-0 2-3 L W 7-2 9-10 L 0-1 L W 3-2 6-7 L 1-4 L 2-5 L 0-1 L W 4-0 W 8-5 1-4 L W 4-3 W 7-4 4-5 L 3-5 L W 5-2 8-9 L W 4-0

R-H-E 2-3-1 0-3-2 13-14-1 0-3-2 2-4-1 5-8-4 0-3-0 8-12-1 2-4-1 2-2-0 4-8-1 7-10-1 0-5-1 1-2-2 0-5-0 5-10-2 14-13-2 3-8-1 14-14-1 0-3-1 2-6-0 5-7-1 0-5-2 3-5-0 2-4-0 0-1-1 1-5-3 2-5-0 3-4-0 5-6-0 2-8-5 7-9-1 9-11-6 0-5-1 3-8-0 6-6-1 1-3-0 2-2-2 0-2-1 4-10-0 8-11-2 1-1-0 4-6-0 7-12-1 4-9-1 3-4-5 5-11-0 8-9-2 4-7-0

R-H-E 10-11-2 2-7-2 2-4-5 2-1-2 1-5-1 10-11-2 3-5-3 2-6-1 6-6-0 1-1-1 1-3-3 0-3-1 5-6-0 0-1-1 3-7-3 4-5-0 0-2-4 1-6-2 2-5-3 4-4-0 1-3-1 2-2-0 2-6-1 11-11-0 3-6-1 1-2-0 2-7-1 1-6-0 1-6-1 0-4-2 3-5-2 2-3-1 10-8-3 1-3-3 2-5-4 7-7-1 4-6-0 5-5-1 1-4-0 0-3-0 5-9-1 4-6-0 3-6-0 4-10-1 5-7-1 5-9-1 2-6-1 9-12-1 0-4-4

INNS OVERALL VALLEY 7 0-1-0 0-0-0 8 0-2-0 0-0-0 7 1-2-0 0-0-0 7 1-3-0 0-0-0 7 2-3-0 0-0-0 7 2-4-0 0-0-0 7 2-5-0 0-0-0 7 3-5-0 0-0-0 7 3-6-0 0-0-0 7 4-6-0 0-0-0 7 5-6-0 0-0-0 7 6-6-0 0-0-0 7 6-7-0 0-0-0 7 7-7-0 0-0-0 7 7-8-0 0-0-0 7 8-8-0 0-0-0 7 9-8-0 0-0-0 7 10-8-0 0-0-0 7 11-8-0 0-0-0 7 11-9-0 0-0-0 7 12-9-0 1-0-0 7 13-9-0 2-0-0 8 13-10-0 2-1-0 7 13-11-0 2-1-0 7 13-12-0 2-2-0 7 13-13-0 2-3-0 7 13-14-0 2-4-0 7 14-14-0 2-4-0 7 15-14-0 3-4-0 7 16-14-0 4-4-0 8 16-15-0 4-5-0 7 17-15-0 5-5-0 8 17-16-0 5-5-0 9 17-17-0 5-6-0 7 18-17-0 6-6-0 7 18-18-0 6-7-0 7 18-19-0 6-7-0 7 18-20-0 6-7-0 7 18-21-0 6-8-0 7 19-21-0 7-8-0 8 20-21-0 8-8-0 7 20-22-0 8-9-0 7 21-22-0 9-9-0 7 22-22-0 10-9-0 7 22-23-0 10-10-0 7 22-24-0 10-10-0 10 23-24-0 11-10-0 8 23-25-0 11-11-0 7 24-285-0 12-11-0

PITCHER OF RECORD Amber Smith (L, 0-1) Jordan Birch (L, 0-1) Amber Smith (W, 1-1) Jordan Birch (L, 0-2) Megan Warner (W, 1-0) Amber Smith (L, 1-2) Jordan Birch (L, 0-3) Jordan Birch (W, 1-3) Amber Smith (L, 1-3) Jordan Birch (W, 2-3) Amber Smith (W, 2-3) Jordan Birch (W, 3-3) Amber Smith (L, 2-4) Jordan Birch (W, 4-3) Amber Smith (L, 2-5) Jordan Birch (W,5-3) Megan Warner (W, 2-0) Jordan Birch (W, 6-3) Amber Smith (W, 3-5) Chrissy Burton (L, 0-1) Amber Smith (W, 4-5) Jordan Birch (W, 7-3) Amber Smith (L, 4-6) Jordan Birch (L, 7-4) Amber Smith (L, 4-7) Jordan Birch (L, 7-5) Jordan Birch (L, 7-6) Amber Smith (W, 5-7) Jordan Birch (W, 8-6) Amber Smith (W, 6-7) Chrissy Burton (L, 0-2) Jordan Birch (W, 9-6) Jordan Birch (W, 9-7) Amber Smith (L, 7-7) Jordan Birch (W, 10-7) Jordan Birch (L, 10-8) Amber Smith (L, 6-9) Jordan Birch (L, 10-9) Amber Smith (L, 6-10) Megan Warner (W, 3-0) Amber Smith (W, 7-10) Amber Smith (L, 7-11) Amber Smith (W, 8-11) Megan Warner (W, 4-0) Amber Smith (L, 8-12) Chrissy Burton (L, 0-3) Megan Warner (W, 5-0) Amber Smith (L, 8-13) Megan Warner (W, 6-0)

ATTEND 165 842 195 256 258 217 172 150 216 214 197 266 244 212 189 266 236 271 160 175 125 315 329 294 106 304 226 110 -

TIME 1:25 2:00 2:30 2:30 1:42 2:18 1:42 1:47 1:36 1:38 1:38 1:37 1:50 1:30 1:45 2:17 1:23 1:42 2:04 1:44 1:36 1:44 2:15 1:46 1:24 1:17 1:34 1:29 1:47 1:27 2:13 1:28 2:55 1:55 1:30 1:50 1:20 1:31 1:38 1:32 2:18 1:31 1:30 1:47 1:54 1:57 2:28 2:40 1:35

2--009 Results

GAME DATE #2.6.09 #2.6.09 #2.7.09 #2.7.09 #2.8.09 2.13.09 %2.13.09 %2.14.09 %2.14.09 %2.15.09 &2.27.09 &2.27.09 &2.28.09 $3.6.09 $3.6.09 $3.7.09 $3.7.09 $3.8.09 3.10.09 3.10.09 *3.14.09 *3.15.09 *3.15.09 3.17.09 *3.21.09 *3.21.09 *3.22.09 3.25.09 *4.1.09 *4.1.09 *4.4.09 *4.4.09 4.7.09 *4.10.09 *4.10.09 *4.11.09 4.15.09 4.15.09 *4.18.09 *4.18.09 *4.19.09 *4.22.09 *4.25.09 *4.25.09 *4.26.09 4.28.09 *5.2.09 *5.2.09 *5.3.09

Note: Numbers appearing before a team name indicate that team’s national ranking going into the game. A ranking after the team’s name indicates ISU’s ranking going into the game.

# USF Louisville Sluger Tournament | Tampa, Fla. % Littlewood Classic | Tempe, Ariz. & NFCA Leadoff Classic | Columbus, Ga. $ Stanford Louisville Slugger Classic | Stanford, Calif.

$ Tiger Invite | Columbia, Mo. ( ) Extra-inning game * Missouri Valley Conference game

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball 2009 OVERALL STATISTICS 2009 Statistics

Record: 24-26 Home: 8-4 Away: 6-16 Neutral: 10-6 Valley: 12-11

Offensive Statistics (Sorted by Batting Average) Player

AVG

GP GS

AB

R

H

2B

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

Olson,Abby Kopp,Caiti Stansell,Niki Smith,Amber Gorrell,Casey Buker,Jessie Current,Beth Mathis,Katie Henderson,Michell Williams,Kaprice Burton,Chrissy Baltikas,Becca Nelson,Kara Vaca,Diciembre Roche,Jessic Billings,Carly Lizen,Brianna Warner,Megan

.338 .333 .322 .315 .291 .200 .200 .194 .193 .186 .167 .133 .118 .098 .000 .000 .000 .000

50 24 50 50 50 48 39 50 47 30 6 31 8 48 36 32 14 1

47 0 50 50 50 45 36 50 44 19 1 18 7 48 7 0 0 0

145 6 174 162 151 135 55 124 114 59 6 60 17 102 9 5 2 1

22 3 34 15 21 9 10 9 15 3 1 9 3 7 8 7 6 1

49 2 56 51 44 27 11 24 22 11 1 8 2 10 0 0 0 0

11 0 15 4 6 7 2 3 4 4 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0

3B HR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

11 0 7 7 9 3 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

RBI TB 30 1 23 30 24 12 5 12 15 10 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0

93 2 94 76 77 43 16 32 35 21 2 10 2 15 0 0 0 0

SLG% BB HBP SO GDP .641 .333 .540 .469 .510 .319 .291 .258 .307 .356 .333 .167 .118 .147 .000 .000 .000 .000

21 0 10 21 21 13 6 25 23 5 3 9 0 8 0 1 0 1

3 0 4 2 5 1 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

34 2 25 20 15 26 21 36 37 16 3 19 5 32 3 1 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

OB% .432 .333 .370 .394 .395 .275 .290 .325 .343 .262 .444 .257 .118 .177 .000 .167 .000 .500

SF SH 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

1 0 4 0 4 4 2 8 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

42 0 59 56 263 40 26 39 375 10 2 3 14 67 6 2 1 1

123 0 147 65 34 4 4 4 16 8 0 14 5 51 13 1 0 19

10 1 20 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 3 8 2 0 0 3

.943 .000 .912 .992 .993 .957 1.000 1.000 .990 .947 1.000 1.000 .864 .937 .905 1.000 1.000 .870

Totals Opponents

.240 .221

50 50

50 50

1327 183 318 1251 160 276

62 48

3 1

44 30

166 518 135 416

.390 .333

167 152

23 12

295 239

2 7

.333 .310

7 3

34 41

7 30

11 41

1014 514 1022 355

60 68

.962 .953

R

ER

BB SO

2B

3B

SFA

SHA

Pitching Statistics (Sorted by Earned-Run Average) Player

ERA

W

L

APP GS CG SHO CBO SV

IP

H

HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK

Burton,Chrissy Birch,Jordan Warner,Megan Smith,Amber

1.58 2.05 2.49 3.22

0 10 6 8

3 9 1 13

7 22 19 30

2 18 8 22

0 9 6 11

0 2 3 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1

17.2 17 105.2 72 70.1 62 143.1 125

12 38 30 80

4 31 25 66

10 45 25 72

5 120 44 70

3 18 9 18

1 0 0 0

0 71 .239 12 382 .188 3 259 .239 15 536 .233

0 2 5 5

1 8 2 1

0 0 0 1

1 0 1 1

3 12 8 18

Totals Opponents

2.62 2.53

24 26

26 24

50 50

50 50

26 27

6 11

0 1

1 0

337.0 276 340.2 318

160 183

126 123

152 239 167 295

48 62

1 3

30 1248 .221 44 1327 .240

12 16

12 23

1 0

3 7

41 34

PB - Team (9), Gorrell,Case 9, Opp (8). Pickoffs - Team (3), Gorrell,Case 3, Opp (1). SBA/ATT - Gorrell,Case (30-41), Smith,Amber (20-24), Warner,Megan (5-10), Birch,Jordan (4-6), Burton,Chris (1-1).

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Abby Olson Niki Stansell Amber Smith Casey Gorrell Jessie Buker

On Base Percentage .338 .322 .315 .291 .200

Niki Stansell 15 Abby Olson 11 Jessie Buker 7 Casey Gorrell 6 Michelle Henderson 4 Amber Smith 4 Kaprice Williams 4

Katie Mathis 25 Michelle Henderson 23 Casey Gorrell 21 Abby Olson 21 Amber Smith 21

Fielding Percentage 1.

5.

1.

Katie Mathis Niki Stansell Diciembre Vaca

Sac Bunts

Walks 1. 2. 3.

Abby Olson .432 Casey Gorrell .395 Amber Smith .394 Niki Stansell .370 Michelle Henderson .343

Triples

Doubles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Katie Mathis Beth Current Becca Baltikas Carly Billings Casey Gorrell

1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .993

1. 2. 3.

Katie Mathis Michelle Henderson Jessie Buker Niki Stansell

Chances 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1 1 1

8 7 4 4

Michelle Henderson 395 Casey Gorrell 299 Niki Stansell 226 Abby Olson 175 Diciembre Vaca 123

Runs Scored 1. 2. 3. 4.

Niki Stansell Abby Olson Casey Gorrell Amber Smith Michelle Henderson

34 22 21 15 15

Hits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Niki Stansell Amber Smith Abby Olson Casey Gorrell Jessie Buker

Homeruns

Runs Batted In

5.

3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3.

Abby Olson 11 Casey Gorrell 9 Amber Smith 7 Niki Stansell 7 Jessie Buker 3 Michelle Henderson 3

Sac Flies 1. 2. 3.

Amber Smith Katie Mathis Niki Stansell Diciembre Vaca

Putouts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

3 2 1 1

Michelle Henderson 375 Casey Gorrell 263 Diciembre Vaca 65 Niki Stansell 59 Amber Smith 56

1.

Amber Smith 30 Abby Olson 30 Casey Gorrell 24 Niki Stansell 23 Michelle Henderson 15

Stolen Bases 1. 2.

Niki Stansell Jessie Buker

Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

56 51 49 44 27

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Batting Average

6 1

147 123 65 51 34

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Record: 12-11 (Fifth) Offensive Statistics (Sorted by Batting Average) Player

AVG

GP GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B HR

RBI TB

SLG% BB HBP SO GDP

OB%

SF SH

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

Olson,Abby Stansell,Niki Williams,Kaprice Smith,Amber Current,Beth Gorrell,Casey Henderson,Michell Buker,Jessie Mathis,Katie Vaca,Diciembre Baltikas,Becca Burton,Chrissy Billings,Carly Warner,Megan Kopp,Caiti -------------12 Lizen,Brianna 4 Roche,Jessic

.361 .346 .320 .316 .265 .232 .224 .213 .140 .085 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

23 23 13 23 21 23 22 23 23 23 12 4 12 1 10

23 23 8 23 21 23 22 23 23 23 5 0 0 0 0

72 81 25 76 34 69 58 75 57 47 19 3 1 1 1

12 13 2 10 7 9 7 2 4 3 0 1 2 1 1

26 28 8 24 9 16 13 16 8 4 0 0 0 0 0

6 5 4 2 2 2 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

5 3 1 5 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 11 6 17 3 11 7 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

47 44 15 41 11 30 21 24 11 7 0 0 0 0 0

.653 .543 .600 .539 .324 .435 .362 .320 .193 .149 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

9 4 2 8 6 12 10 5 10 4 1 1 0 1 0

3 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

19 11 6 7 10 6 11 10 17 10 8 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.452 .379 .393 .384 .390 .376 .348 .272 .265 .189 .050 .250 .000 .500 .000

0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 4 1 0 2 3 5 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0

0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

20 24 5 7 17 121 214 18 20 40 0 0 0 1 0

74 75 0 30 4 16 7 1 1 34 0 0 0 9 0

3 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0

.969 .925 .833 1.000 1.000 .993 1.000 .950 1.000 .914 .000 .000 .000 1.000 .000

.000 .000

9 15

0 0

0 0

3 4

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

.000 .000

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

.000 .000

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

.000 .000

Totals Opponents

.246 .213

23 23

23 23

619 591

81 60

152 126

30 24

3 1

21 14

74 251 50 194

.405 .328

73 60

15 6

116 109

0 4

.338 .292

3 1

26 22

5 5

6 11

492 489

254 173

22 27

.971 .961

Pitching Statistics (Sorted by Earned-Run Average) Player

ERA

W

L

IP

H

R

ER

BB SO

2B

3B

SFA

SHA

Burton,Chrissy Warner,Megan Birch,Jordan Smith,Amber

0.00 1.54 1.75 2.48

0 4 4 4

1 0 3 7

APP GS CG SHO CBO SV 2 7 8 15

0 5 7 11

0 3 5 8

0 2 0 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

4.2 36.1 40.0 82.0

3 32 27 64

3 10 15 32

0 8 10 29

1 11 12 36

1 19 50 39

1 7 10 6

1 0 0 0

HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK 0 0 5 9

.158 .242 .193 .215

0 0 1 2

0 0 5 1

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 1

1 4 6 11

Totals Opponents

2.02 2.10

12 11

11 12

23 23

23 23

16 11

3 4

0 0

0 0

163.0 126 163.0 152

60 81

47 49

60 73

109 116

24 30

1 3

14 588 .214 21 619 .246

3 5

6 15

0 0

1 3

22 26

19 132 140 297

PB - Team (3), Gorrell,Case 3. Pickoffs - Team (2), Gorrell,Case 2. SBA/ATT - Gorrell,Case (5-11), Smith,Amber (4-6), Birch,Jordan (1-3), Warner,Megan (0-2).

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2009 MISSOURI VALLEY STATISTICS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Armour-INS Simpson-INS Smith-MSU Garza-SIU Wagner-UE

4. 5.

Stahlhut-UE Armour-INS Stansell-ILS Gerking-UNI L’Huillier-WSU Price-UE

Walks 1. 3. 5.

18 15 15 14 12 12

10 tied at...

Sinkler-CU Armour-INS Simpson-INS Wagner-UE Garza-SIU

1. 2.

Machovec-UNI 11 tied at ...

32 32 26 26 25 25 25

1.000

.492 .481 .464 .463 .452

6 2

Runs Scored 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 3. 4. 5.

Koch-CU Garringer-INS Stanclift-WSU Wakasugi-CU Roth-BU Rowan-WSU

Chances 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Paulson-UNI Henderson-ILS Mollohan-DU Bachkora-BU Wamsley-SIU

17 17 12 11 10 10

494 395 392 333 319

Leon-DU Machovec-UNI Larsen-UNI Daigh-UNI Stansell-ILS

Homeruns 1. 2. 4.

Sac Bunts

Leon-DU Sinkler-CU Graner-CU L’Huillier-WSU Lindauer-UE Bachkora-BU Mathis-ILS

Fielding Percentage 1.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Triples

Doubles 1. 2.

.424 .405 . 388 .375 .370

Sinkler-CU Papesh-UNI Leon-DU Gerking-UNI Olson-ILS

Sac Flies 1. 2.

Armour-INS Wagner-SIU Knehans-MSU Smith-ILS Gammon-MSU Boyer-INS

Putouts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Paulson-UNI Henderson-ILS Mollohan-DU Bachkora-BU Stanclift-WSU

45 42 40 38 34

13 12 12 11 11

4 3 3 3 3 3

471 375 343 322 293

Hits 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Machovec-UNI Gerking-UNI Armour-INS Stansell-ILS Stahlhut-UE Gerritse-WSU

Runs Batted In 1. 2. 4. 5.

Gerking-UNI Sinkler-CU Armour-INS Larsen-UNI Garza-SIU

Stolen Bases 1. 2. 3.

Rowan-WSU Leon-DU Mitchell-BU Waters-UNI Smith-MSU

Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Stansell-ILS Daigh-UNI Ockomon-UD Olson-ILS Balduf-UNI

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70 67 59 56 55 55

59 39 39 38 35

15 14 13 13 13

2009 Conference Statistics

On Base Percentage

Batting Average

147 129 124 123 117

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BATTING AVG. • SEASON TEAM 1. .319 (416-1304) ............. 1997 2. .312 (462-1481) ............. 1996 3. .299 (481-1609) ............. 1995 4. .298 (490-1647) ............. 2007 .290 (453-1561) ............. 1991 INDIVIDUAL (min. 50 at-bats) 1. .445 - Heather Stella .... 1999 2. .416 - Priscilla Welch ..... 1997 3. .415 - Kara Nelson ....... 2007 4. .404 - Cutie Taylor ......... 2002 5. .400 - Priscilla Welch ..... 1996

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

BATTING AVG. • CAREER (Minimum 100 at-bats) .408 - Kara Nelson2007-pres. .392 - Emily Krueger...... 2004 .385 - Heather Stella 1996-99 .373 - Priscilla Welch 1994-97 .364 - Robin Smith.... 1990-91

SLUGGING PCT. • SEASON TEAM 1. .509 (1647 AB) .............. 2007 2. .451 (1333 AB) .............. 2006 3. .435 (1226 AB) .............. 2008 4. .428 (1380 AB) .............. 1999 5. .426 (1304 AB) .............. 1997 INDIVIDUAL (Minimum 50 at-bats) 1. .818 - Heather Stella ..... 1999 2. .817 - Emily Krueger...... 2004 3. .717 - Amber Smith........ 2006 4. .667 - Jessie Buker........ 2007 5. .658 - Cutie Taylor ......... 2002

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SLUGGING PCT. • CAREER (Minimum 100 at-bats) .817 - Emily Krueger_........2004 .601 - Heather Stella __ 1996-99 .597 - Amber Smith __ 2006-09 .587 - Kara Nelson _ 2007-pres. .560 - Robin Chapman _1988-90

ON-BASE PCT. • SEASON TEAM 1. .393 (1481 AB) .............. 1996 2. .381 (1304 AB) .............. 1997 3. .373 (1609 AB) .............. 1995 4. .369 (1333 AB) .............. 2006 5. .366 (1647 AB) .............. 2007 INDIVIDUAL (min. 50 at-bats) 1. .552 - Heather Stella ..... 1999 2. .514 - Heather Stella ..... 1998 3. .497 - Emily Krueger...... 2004 4. .484 - Cutie Taylor ......... 2002 5. .468 - Kara Nelson ....... 2008

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

ON-BASE PCT. • CAREER (Minimum 100 at-bats) .497 - Emily Krueger.......... 04 .486 - Heather Stella .... 96-99 .455 - Kara Nelson . 07-pres. .436 - Priscilla Welch .... 94-97 .431 - Amber Smith....... 06-09

GAMES PLAYED • SEASON Team 1. 62 .................................. 2007 2. 61 .................................. 1992 61 .................................. 1987 4. 60 .................................. 1995 60 .................................. 1993 60 .................................. 2000 INDIVIDUAL 1. 62 - Tiffany Prager ......... 2007 62 - Jackie Williams....... 2007 62 - Casey Gorrelll ........ 2007 ........ 62 - Jessie Buker........... 2007 ........ 62 - Amber Smith........... 2007 1. 2. 4. 5.

GAMES PLAYED • CAREER 234 - Teresa Standish .. 90-93 217 - Nikki Davy ........... 92-95 217 - Bridget Fournie .98-2001 216 - Debbie Mattes ..... 88-91 214 - Priscilla Welch ..... 94-97

AT-BATS • SEASON TEAM 1. 1647 .............................. 2007 2. 1609 .............................. 1995 3. 1574 .............................. 1992 4. 1561 .............................. 1991 1561 .............................. 1987 INDIVIDUAL 1. 217 - Kara Nelson ........ 2007 2. 198 - Teresa Standish ... 1993 3. 195 - Robin Smith.......... 1991 195 - Robin Smith.......... 1990 5. 194 - Tiffany Prager ....... 2007 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

AT-BATS • CAREER 684 - Teresa Standish .. 90-93 662 - Priscilla Welch ..... 94-97 644 - Bridget Fournie 98-2001 617 - Becky Barrigar..... 85-88 607 - Debbie Mattes ..... 88-91

RUNS SCORED • SEASON TEAM 1. 329 ................................ 2007 2. 311................................. 1995 3. 270 ................................ 1996 4. 267 ................................ 2006 5. 254 ................................ 1991 INDI INDIVIDUAL 1. 59 - Kara Nelson .......... 2007 2. 5 51 - Ronnie Marmitt ....... 1995 3. 48 - Randi Patton .......... 2006 4. 45 - Tricia Gaither .......... 2006 5. 42 - Ronnie Marmitt ....... 1996

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HITS • CAREER 247 - Priscilla Welch . 1994-97 224 - Heather Stella . 1996-99 188 - Ronnie Marmitt 1993-97 182 - Teresa Stake ... 1990-93 179 - Kate Stake....... 2002-05

DOUBLES • SEASON TEAM 1. 86 .................................. 1997 2. 84 .................................. 2007 3. 82 .................................. 1995 4. 76 .................................. 2006 5. 74 .................................. 1999 INDIVIDUAL 1. 20 - Robin Chapman ..... 1990 2. 18 - Betsy Youngquist.... 1997 18 - Randi Patton .......... 2006 4. 17 - Becky McMurty....... 2001 5. 16 - Tiffany Prager ......... 2007 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

DOUBLES • CAREER 47 - Heather Stella ....... 96-99 42 - Betsy Youngquist... 94-97 40 - Priscilla Welch ....... 94-97 37 - Ronnie Marmitt ...... 93-97 35 - Robin Chapman .... 88-90

TRIPLES • SEASON TEAM 1. 40 .................................. 1991 2. 31 .................................. 1994 3. 28 .................................. 1989 4. 23 .................................. 1995 23 .................................. 1987 INDIVIDUAL 1. 13 - Dana Klug .............. 1989 2. 11 - Rachel Shipley ....... 1991 11 - Robin Smith ............ 1991 4. 9 - Priscilla Welch .......... 1994 5. 8 - Debbie Mattes .......... 1991 TRIPLES • CAREER 1. 24 - Dana Klug ......... 1986-89 2. 23 - Rachel Shipley .. 1988-91 3. 14 - Priscilla Welch ... 1994-97 14 - Robin Smith....... 1990-91 5. 13 - Debbie Mattes ... 1988-91 HOME RUNS • SEASON TEAM 1. 83 .................................. 2007 2. 51 .................................. 2006 3. 45 .................................. 2004 4. 44 .................................. 2008 5. 34 .................................. 1999 INDIVIDUAL 1. 18 - Emily Krueger......... 2004 2. 17 - Amber Smith........... 2006 3. 16 - Jessie Buker........... 2007 4. 15 - Kelsey Warning ...... 2007 15 - Amber Smith........... 2007 HOME RUNS • CAREER 47 - Amber Smith......... 06-09. 27 - Jessie Buker......... 06-09. 25 - Heather Stella ....... 96-99 24 - Kelsey Warning ..... 06-07 19 - Randi Patton ......... 03-06 19 - Stacy Birk .............. 04-07

RUNS SCORED • CAREER 1. 13 134 - Ronnie Marmitt .... 93-97 2. 11 119 - Priscilla Welch ..... 94-97 3. 11 117 - Bridget Fournie .98-2001 4. 11 116 - Randi Patton ........ 03-06 11 - Selina Braden ...... 91-94 5. 111

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

HITS • SEASON TEA TEAM 49 ................................ 2007 1. 490 48 ................................ 1995 2. 481 46 ................................ 1996 3. 462 45 ................................ 1991 4. 453 4 ................................ 1997 5. 416

RBI • SEASON TEAM 1. 308 ................................ 2007 2. 254 ................................ 1995 3. 233 ................................ 2006 4. 232 ................................ 1981 5. 230 ................................ 1996

INDI INDIVIDUAL 1. 90 - Kara Nelson .......... 2007 2. 75 - Robin Smith............ 1991 7 - Ronnie Marmitt ....... 1995 3. 71 4. 70 - Priscilla Welch ........ 1996 5. 67 - Robin Smith............ 1990 ............. 1987

INDIVIDUAL 1. 53 - Kelsey Warning ..... 2007 2. 51 - Jessie Buker........... 2007 51 - Wendy Smith .......... 1981 4. 50 - Amber Smith........... 2006 5. 45 - Heather Stella ........ 1996

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

RBI • CAREER 157 - Heather Stella ..... 96-99 150 - Amber Smith........ 06-09 105 - Kate Stake........... 02-05 102 - Priscilla Welch ..... 94-97 95 - Robin Chapman .. 88-90

TOTAL BASES • SEASON TEAM 1. 839 ................................ 2007 2. 657 ................................ 1995 3. 608 ................................ 1996 4. 604 ................................ 1991 5. 601 ................................ 2006 INDIVIDUAL 1. 125 - Emily Krueger....... 2004 2. 122 - Jessie Buker......... 2007 3. 121 - Kara Nelson ........ 2007 4. 113 - Amber Smith ......... 2007 5. 112 - Heather Stella....... 1999 112 - Robin Chapman ... 1990 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

TOTAL BASES • CAREER 368 - Amber Smith........ 06-09 350 - Heather Stella ..... 96-99 315 - Priscilla Welch ..... 94-97 269 - Kate Stake........... 02-05 257 - Robin Chapman .. 88-90

WALKS • SEASON TEAM 1. 183 ................................ 1995 2. 179 ................................ 1996 3. 177 ................................ 2006 4. 164 ................................ 2004 5. 162 ................................ 1994 INDIVIDUAL 1. 35 - Amber Smith........... 2007 2. 33 - Brenda Gilles.......... 1987 33 - Debbie Mattes ........ 1991 4. 32 - Heather Stella ........ 1999 5. 31 - Heath Stella............ 1998 31 - Amber Smith........... 2006 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

WALKS • CAREER 110 - Amber Smith .... 2006-09 106 - Heather Stella . 1996-99 81 - Debbie Mattes ... 1988-91 73 - Dominque Borba2002-05 70 - Stacy Birk .......... 2004-07

TIMES STRUCK OUT • SEASON TEAM 1. 358 ................................ 2007 2. 306 ................................ 2006 3. 299 ................................ 2004 299 ................................ 2005 5. 265 ................................ 2008 INDIVIDUAL 1. 47 - Amber Smith........... 2007 47 - Jackie Williams....... 2007 3. 45 - Amber Smith........... 2006 4. 40 - Kelsey Warning ...... 2007 40 - Randi Patton .......... 2004 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

TIMES STRUCK OUT • CAREER 143 - Amber Smith.... 2006-08 126 - Randi Patton ... 2003-06 112 - Stacy Birk ........ 2004-07 106 - Tricia Gaither ... 2003-06 105 - Kaprice Williams2006-08

SACRIFICE FLIES • SEASON TEAM 1. 18 .................................. 1992 2. 15 .................................. 2006 3. 13 .................................. 2002 13 .................................. 1995 5. 11................................... 1994 11................................... 1991

SACRIFICE FLIES • CAREER 1. 10 - Amber Smith...... 2006-08 2. 7 - Jodi Burch ........... 1992-95 3. 6 - Nicole Rule .......... 1991-94 6 - Davy Nikki ........... 1992-95 SACRIFICE HITS • SEASON TEAM 1. 100 ................................ 1990 2. 92 .................................. 1992 3. 83 .................................. 2001 4. 82 .................................. 1988 5. 80 .................................. 1991 80 .................................. 1993 INDIVIDUAL 1. 29 - Selina Braden......... 1992 2. 27 - Rachel Shipley ....... 1990 3. 26 - Tiffany Prager ......... 2007 4. 25 - Robin Chapman ..... 1988 25 - Rachel Shipley ....... 1991

1. 2. 3. 4.

SACRIFICE HITS • CAREER 61 - Rachel Shipley ...... 88-91 56 - Selina Braden........ 91-94 50 - Teresa Standish .... 90-93 48 - Abbie Scott ............ 00-03 48 - Betsy Youngquist... 94-97

STOLEN BASES • SEASON TEAM 1. 67 .................................. 1989 2. 65 .................................. 1991 3. 48 .................................. 1997 48 .................................. 2005 5. 45 .................................. 1981 INDIVIDUAL 1. 21 - Debbie Mattes ........ 1989 2. 20 - Robin Chapman ..... 1989 3. 16 - Debbie Mattes ........ 1991 4. 14 - Jenny Runyon ....... 1994 5. 13 - Randi Patton .......... 2005 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

STOLEN BASES • CAREER 56 - Debbie Mattes ... 1988-91 35 - Jenny Runyon ... 1991-94 34 - Robin Chapman 1988-90 33 - Randi Patton ..... 2003-06 30 - Tricia Gaither ..... 2003-06 SINGLE-GAME RECORDS • INDIVIDUAL

At-bats ...................6, nine times Last: Bridget Fournie (5.12.01) Runs ....................... 4, five times Last: Randi Patton (4.8.06) Hits ................................ 5, twice Last: Cutie Taylor (4.3.02) RBI.......................7, Abby Olson vs. Northern Iowa (5.4.08) Doubles ................. 2, numerous Last: Jessie Buker vs. EU (4.6.08) Triples .................. 2, three times Last: Tricia Gaither (3.12.05) Home Runs.................... 3, twice Last: Abby Olson vs. UNI (5.4.08) Total Bases .................. 13, twice Last: Abby Olson vs. UNI (5.4.08) Walks .................. 4, Cutie Taylor vs. Northern Iowa (4.28.02) Stolen Bases ......... 2, numerous Last: Kara Nelson vs. Buffalo (2.24.08) Bold indicates players on 2010 roster

INDIVIDUAL 1. 4 - Amber Smith............. 2008 4 - Jodi Burch ................ 1994 4 - Nicole Rule ............... 1992 4 - Kelsey Warning ........ 2006 4 - Nikki Davy ................ 1992

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PITCHING ERA • CAREER (Minimum 100 innings pitched) 1. 0.51 - Lynn Thompson... 1983 2. 0.55 - Maxine McGlaughlin.... 1983-86 3. 0.58 - Kay Robbins ... 1979-80 4. 0.74 - Ronnie Kraemer .. 1980 5. 0.97 - Linda Wendt ... 1985-88

Individual (min. 50 innings pitched) 1. 0.29 - Linda Wendt ........ 1986 2. 0.41 - Maxine McGlaughlin1983 3. 0.47 - Maxine McGlaughlin1984 4. 0.48 - Maxine McGlaughlin1985 5. 0.51 - Lynn Thompson... 1983 LOWEST OPP. BATTING AVG • SEASON TEAM 1. .188 (363.2 IP)............... 2003 Pitching Staff: Audra Rast, Corey Harris and Sheila Emms 2. .206 (385.2 IP)............... 2001 3. .208 (344.2 IP)............... 2002 4. .233 (346.1 IP)............... 2005 5. .234 (367.2 IP)............... 2004 INDIVIDUAL 1. .176 - Nicole Kurth......... 2001 2. .183 - Audra Rast .......... 2003 3. .190 - Audra Rast .......... 2002 4. .199 - Corey Harris ........ 2003 5. .204 - Stacy Birk ............ 2004

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

WINS • CAREER 77 - Stacy Birk .......... 2004-07 69 - Lori Vogel .......... 1985-88 63 - Jodi Burch ......... 1992-95 62 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 59 - Audra Rast ........ 2000-03

WINS • SEASON TEAM 1. 46 (46-14) ...................... 1995 Pitching Staff: Jodi Burch, Jayme Jacobsen and Dawn Fowler 2. 44 (44-17) ...................... 2007 3. 41 (41-20) ...................... 1987 4. 39 (39-12) ...................... 1988 5. 38 (38-16) ...................... 2006 INDIVIDUAL 1. 26 - Nicole Kurth............ 2001 2. 25 - Jodi Burch .............. 1994 25 - Jodi Burch .............. 1995 25 - Audra Rast ............. 2002 5. 24 - Lori Vogel ............... 1987 LOSSES • CAREER 1. 35 - Lori Vogel .......... 1985-88 2. 34 - Audra Rast ........ 2000-03 34 - Stacy Birk .......... 2004-07 34 - Lana Davis ........ 1990-93 5. 33 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 33 - Corey Harris ...... 1999-03 LOSSES • SEASON TEAM 1. 35 (24-35) ...................... 1992 Pitching Staff: Brandi Peck, Stephanie Fiscus, Jodi Burch, Monica McGlaughlin and Lana Davis 2. 34 (26-34) ...................... 1993 3. 33 (27-33) ...................... 2000 4. 30 (20-30) ...................... 1998 5. 28 (24-28) ...................... 1989

SAVES • CAREER 1. 8 - Stacy Birk ............ 2004-07 2. 6 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 3. 3 - Robin Smith......... 1990-91 3 - Lori Shoemaker ... 1988-89 5. 2 - Jodi Burch ........... 1992-95 2 - Nicole Kurth......... 2000-01 2 - Shelia Emms ....... 2003-06 2 - Monica McGlaughlin1991-93 2 - Jayme Jacobsen . 1995-98 SAVES • SEASON INDIVIDUAL 1. 4 - Stacy Birk ................. 2007 2. 3 - Shannon Nicholson .. 2004 3 - Robin Smith.............. 1990 4. 2 - Stacy Birk ................. 2006 2 - Shannon Nicholson .. 2005 2 - Lori Shoemaker ........ 1988 2 - Sheila Emms ............ 2004 2 - Nicole Kurth.............. 2001

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

APPEARANCES • CAREER 162 - Stacy Birk ........ 2004-07 158 - Audra Rast ...... 2000-03 135 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 103 - Corey Harris .... 1999-03 80 - Shelia Emms .... 2003-06

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

APPEARANCES • SEASON 48 - Stacy Birk ............... 2007 42 - Stacy Birk ............... 2006 39 - Robin Smith............ 1990 38 - Stacy Birk ............... 2004 37 - Shannon Nicholson 2007

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

GAMES STARTED • CAREER 113 - Stacy Birk ........ 2004-07 95 - Audra Rast ........ 2000-03 93 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 88 - Jodi Burch ......... 1992-95 72 - Lana Davis ........ 1990-93

GAMES STARTED • SEASON 1. 35 - Audra Rast ............. 2003 2. 32 - Jodi Burch .............. 1995 32 - Nicole Kurth............ 2001 4. 31 - Audra Rast ............. 2002 31 - Tammy Milligan ...... 1999 COMPLETE GAMES • CAREER 1. 75 - Audra Rast ........ 2000-03 2. 74 - Jodi Burch ......... 1992-95 3. 72 - Stacy Birk .......... 2004-07 4. 54 - Nicole Kurth....... 2000-01 5. 48 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 COMPLETE GAMES • SEASON TEAM 1. 48 .................................. 1991 Pitching Staff: Robin Smith, Lana Davis, Monica McGlaughlin and Stephanie Fiscus 2. 47 .................................. 1995 3. 44 .................................. 2000 4. 41 .................................. 1994 5. 40 .................................. 2001

INDIVIDUAL 1. 30 - Audra Rast ............. 2002 2. 29 - Nicole Kurth............ 2001 29 - Jodi Burch .............. 1995 4. 28 - Audra Rast ............. 2003 5. 27 - Jodi Burch .............. 1994 SHUTOUTS • CAREER 1. 27 - Stacy Birk .......... 2004-07 27 - Audra Rast ........ 2000-03 3. 20 - Nicole Kurth....... 2000-01 4. 18 - Jodi Burch ......... 1992-95 5. 17 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07

SHUTOUTS • SEASON TEAM 1. 19 .................................. 1995 Pitching Staff: Jodi Burch, Jayme Jacobsen and dawn Fowler 2. 18 .................................. 2001 3. 16 .................................. 1988 4. 15 .................................. 2003 5. 14 .................................. 2007

BATTERS FACED • SEASON TEAM 1. 1809 .............................. 2007 Pitching Staff: Shannon Nicholson, Stacy Birk and Amber Smith 2. 1710 .............................. 1995 3. 1671 .............................. 2000 4. 1644 .............................. 1994 5. 1555 .............................. 2004

INDIVIDUAL 1. 14 - Nicole Kurth............ 2001 2. 13 - Audra Rast ............. 2003 3. 11 - Jodi Burch .............. 1995 4. 9 - Audra Rast ............... 2002 9 - Lori Shoemaker ........ 1988

INDIVIDUAL 1. 928 - Tammy Milligan .... 1999 2. 874 - Stacy Birk ............. 2007 3. 865 - Jodi Burch ............ 1995 4. 857 - Jodi Burch ............ 1994 5. 836 - Stacy Birk ............. 2006

INNINGS PITCHED • SEASON TEAM 1. 420.1 ............................. 1987 Pitching Staff: Lori Vogel-McPike and Linda Wendt 420.1 ............................. 1992 Pitching Staff: Stephanie Fiscus, Brandi Peck, Jodi Burch, Monica McGlaughlin and Lana Davis 3. 415.2 ............................. 2007 4. 412.1 ............................. 1993 412.1 ............................. 1995

INDIVIDUAL 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

269.0 - Lori Vogel .......... 1987 239.2 - Maxine McGlaughlin1984 233.0 - Audra Rast ........ 2003 230.0 - Nicole Kurth....... 2001 220.2 - Jodi Burch ......... 1995

INNINGS PITCHED • CAREER 1. 742.2 - Stacy Birk ..... 2004-07 2. 733.1 - Lori Vogel ..... 1985-88 3. 658.0 - Audra Rast ... 2000-03 4. 627.0 - Shannon Nicholson ... 2004-07 5. 623.0 - Maxine McGlaughlin198386 STRIKEOUTS • SEASON TEAM 1. 380 ................................ 2003 Pitching Staff: Audra Rast, Shelia Emms and Corey Harris 2. 363 ................................ 2001 3. 295 ................................ 2002 4. 288 ................................ 2007 5. 278 ................................ 2000

BATTERS FACED • CAREER 3131 - Stacy Birk ...... 2004-07 2634 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 1722 - Jodi Burch ..... 1992-95 1634 - Jayme Jacobsen1995-98 1362 - Tammy Milligan1998-2000

AT-BATS AGAINST • SEASON TEAM 1. 1573 .............................. 2007 Pitching Staff: Shannon Nicholson, Stacy Birk and Amber Smith 2. 1448 .............................. 1990 3. 1366 .............................. 2001 4. 1355 .............................. 2004 5. 1319 .............................. 2006 INDIVIDUAL 1. 821 - Audra Rast ........... 2003 2. 785 - Nicole Kurth.......... 2001 3. 767 - Audra Rast ........... 2002 767 - Robin Smith.......... 1990 5. 750 - Stacy Birk ............. 2007 AT-BATS AGAINST • CAREER 1. 2729 - Stacy Birk ...... 2004-07 2. 2378 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 3. 1923 - Audra Rast .... 2000-03 4. 909 - Corey Harris 1999-2003 5. 785 - Nicole Kurth..... 2000-01

FIELDING FIELDING PCT. • SEASON TEAM 1. .971 (1157-416-47) ........ 2001 2. .970 (1042-487-47)........ 2006 3. .968 (1052-606-54)........ 1988 4. .968 (1039-513-51)........ 2005 .968 (1103-502-53) ........ 2004

INDIVIDUAL 1. 299 - Audra Rast ........... 2003 2. 262 - Nicole Kurth.......... 2001 3. 235 - Audra Rast ........... 2002 4. 168 - Jodi Burch ............ 1994 5. 166 - Nicole Kurth.......... 2000 166 - Stacy Birk ............. 2006

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STRIKEOUTS • CAREER 677 - Audra Rast ...... 2000-03 561 - Stacy Birk ........ 2004-07 428 - Nicole Kurth..... 2000-01 393 - Maxine McGlaughlin1983-86 362 - Shannon Nicholson2004-07 362 - Jodi Burch ....... 1992-95

FIELDING PCT. • CAREER Minimum 10 chances 1. 1.000 - Ashley Ogorek2002-05 1.000 - Katie Mielke....... 2005 1.000 - Stephanie Fiscus1991-94 PUTOUTS • SEASON TEAM 1. 1261 .............................. 1992 1261 .............................. 1987 3. 1246 .............................. 2007 4. 1241 .............................. 1993 5. 1237 .............................. 1995 INDIVIDUAl 1. 463 - Cheri Hofer ........... 1989 2. 436 - Amber Smith......... 2007 3. 406 - Toni Rios .............. 1996 4. 397 - Jamie Bagnall....... 2000 5. 392 - Bridget Taylor ....... 1998

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PUTOUTS • CAREER 1236 - Jamie Bagnall 1999-02 1131 - Toni Rios ........ 1994-97 848 - Lana Davis ...... 1990-93 750 - Katie Guilbault . 2003-06 650 - Shae Wesley ... 2001-02

ASSISTS • SEASON TEAM 1. 732 ................................ 1992 2. 698 ................................ 1991 3. 692 ................................ 1993 4. 679 ................................ 1990 5. 678 ................................ 1987 INDIVIDUAL 1. 198 - Rachel Shipley ..... 1990 2. 187 - Rachely Shipley ... 1991 3. 184 - Rachel Shipley ..... 1989 4. 169 - Selina Braden....... 1992 5. 160 - Lynn Piscoran ...... 1993

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Pitching/Fielding Records

ERA • SEASON TEAM 1. 0.66 (337.0 IP)............... 1984 Pitching Staff: Maxine McGlaughlin and Trish Loftus 2. 0.67 (281.0 IP)............... 1980 3. 0.69 (376.0 IP)............... 1986 4. 0.74 (351.0 IP)............... 1985 5. 0.82 (420.1 IP)............... 1987

INDIVIDUAL 1. 15 - Robin Smith............ 1990 15 - Monica McGlaughlin1992 3. 14 - Lori Vogel ............... 1987 14 - Audra Rast ............. 2003 14 - Dawn Scheuber...... 1998

ASSISTS • CAREER 669 - Rachel Shipley 1988-91 533 - Becky Barrigar 1985-88 519 - Nikki Davy ....... 1992-95 448 - Heather Stella . 1996-99 441 - Ronnie Marmitt .......... 1993-97

INDIVIDUAL 1. 1.000 - Melissa Baker.... 2002 1.000 - Jan Harrop ........ 1980 1.000 - Dana Klug ......... 1986 1.000 - Toni Rios ........... 1994 1.000 - Katie Mielke....... 2005 1.000 - Stacy Birk .......... 2004 1.000 - Stacy Birk .......... 2005 1.000 - Gwen Hackett.... 1987 1.000 - Monica Chandler1999 1.000 - Amy Martin ....... 1994

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NO-HITTERS/PERFECT GAMES

Pitcher

Opponent

Shannon Nicholson Audra Rast Nicole Kurth Nicole Kurth Nicole Kurth Lana Davis Linda Wendt Diane Broadwater Bonnie Kraemer * perfect game

Wright State Michigan State Western Illinois Southern Illinois Bradley Indiana State* Oklahoma State Miami (Ohio) Southern Illinois

Date

3.12.05 2.15.02 5.17.01 4.7.01 4.29.00 4.24.90 3.10.87 4.8.83 3.28.81

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INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS • HITTING ILLINOIS STATE

At-bats ....................................5, nine times Last: Stacy Birk vs. Mo. State (5.6.07) Runs ....................................... 4, four times Last: Kara Nelson vs. UNI (3.17.07) Hits ................................................. 4, twice Last: Kate Stake vs. Loyola-Chicago .... (3.17.05) RBI............................................................ 6 Jodi Kent vs. Missouri State (4.18.99) Doubles ..................................2, nine times Last: Jessie Buker vs. UNI .....(3.17.07) Triples ........................................1, 14 times Last: Kara Nelson vs. NIU ......(4.29.08) Home Runs............................................... 3 Kate Stake vs. Loyola (3.17.05) Total Bases ............................................. 13 Kate Stake vs. Loyola(3.17.05) Walks ........................................ 3, six times Last: Michelle Henderson vs. INS (4.23.08) Strikeouts ............................. 3, three times Last: Stacy Birk vs. UNI (4.30.05) Sacrifice Hits..............................2, 11 times Last: Tiffany Prager vs. DePaul (3.21.07) Sacrifice Flies ............................1, 23 times Last: Amber Smith vs. NIU (4.29.08) Stolen Bases .......................... 2, four times Last: Randi Patton vs.NIU (4.27.05) Hit-by-Pitch ........................... 2, three times Last: Mandy Garner vs. EU (5.8.04) Caught Stealing ..........................1, 24 times Last: Amber Smith vs. Drake (4.16.08) OPPONENT

At-bats ............................................ 6, twice Last: Kate Martin, Mo. St. (5.6.07) Runs ..................................... 3, three times Last: Tracy Davis, UNI (4.30.05) Hits ........................................................... 4 Emily Hajduk,Drake (4.9.06) RBI ........................................................... 4 Jen Larsen, UNI (3.17.07) Doubles .....................................2, 12 times Last: Heather Gerritse, WSU (4.19.08) Triples ........................................1, 11 times Last: Katerina Krause, Loyola (3.14.07) Home Runs..................................... 2, twice Last: J. Faidley, Drake (4.27.08) Total Bases ..................................... 8, twice Last: Jen Larsen, UNI. (3.17.07) Walks ........................................................ 3 Ashley Meredith, Mo. St. (5.4.03) Strikeouts.................................................. 5 Samantha Carter, SIU (4.26.03) Sacrifice Hits............................................. 3 April Johnson, Missouri St. (4.9.05) Sacrifice Flies ........................1, eight times Last: Rachel Gerking, UNI (3.17.07)

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Stolen Bases ........................ 2, three times ....Last: Ellen Kresl, vs. Loyola (3.14.07) Hit-by-Pitch ................................1, 31 times Last: Cynthia Verhulst, WSU ... (4.19.08) Caught Stealing .........................1, 49 times Last: Kiersten Dixon, vs. WSU (4.20.08) INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS • PITCHING ILLINOIS STATE

Innings Pitched .................................... 12.0 Shannon Nicholson vs. Mo. St. (5.6.07) Strikeouts ............................................... 18 Nicole Kurth vs. Southern Illinois (4.7.01) Wild Pitches ............................. 2, five times Last: Stacy Birk vs. UNI (5.1.05) Hit Batters ...................................... 2, twice Last: Stacy Birk vs. WSU (4.25.04) OPPONENT

Innings Pitched .................................... 11.2 Melissa Porche, Mo. State (5.6.07) Strikeouts................................................ 15 Ashly Bright, Wichita State (4.19.08) Wild Pitches ............................. 2, five times Last: J. DeLong, Drake (4.27.08) Hit Batters ................................................. 4 Katie Markle, Evansville (5.8.04) INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS • FIELDING ILLINOIS STATE

Putouts ......................................... 18, twice Last: Melissa Baker vs. SIU (4.26.03) Assists ...................................................... 9 Kaprice Williams vs. Mo St. (5.6.07) Errors .................................... 3, three times Last: Jackie Williams vs. SIU ..(4.28.07) Passed Balls ..............................1, 11 times Last: Casey Gorrell vs. Ind. St. (3.28.07) OPPONENT

Putouts ......................................... 15, twice Last: Kelly Creek, So. Illinois (4.2.05) Assists ...................................................... 9 Haley Viefhaus, So. Ill. (5.10.02) Errors .........................................2, 14 times Last: E. Leon, Drake (4.26.08) Passed Balls ................................... 2, twice Last: Shayna Bradford, Bradley (3.20.05)

TEAM GAME RECORDS • HITTING ILLINOIS STATE

TEAM GAME RECORDS • PITCHING ILLINOIS STATE

At-bats ......... 41 vs. Missouri State (5.6.07) Runs ..........................14 vs. Drake (4.8.06) Hits ............16 vs. Eastern Illinois (4.29.99) RBI ............................14 vs. Drake (4.8.06) Doubles .......6 vs. Eastern Illinois (4.26.00) Triples ........................................1, 12 times Last: vs. Northern Illinois (4.29.08) Home Runs........................... 4, three times Last: vs. vs. Northern Iowa (3.17.07) Total Bases ................................... 26, twice Last: vs. Northern Iowa (3.17.07) Walks ...........10 vs. Eastern Illinois (4.5.06) Strikeouts...13 vs. Southern Illinois (4.2.05) Sacrifice Hits...5 vs. Northern Iowa (5.9.02) Sacrifice Flies ....................... 2, three times Last: vs. Missouri State (5.3.03) Stolen Bases ........................ 4, three times Last: vs. Eastern Illinois (4.5.06) Hit-by-Pitch ........... 4 vs. Evansville (5.8.04) Caught Stealing ...........................2, 3 times Last: vs. Creighton (3.19.06)

Innings Pitched ....12 vs. Mo. State (5.6.07) Strikeouts...18 vs. Southern Illinois (4.7.01) Wild Pitches ............................. 2, five times Last: vs. Northern Iowa (5.1.05) Hit Batters ............................. 2, three times Last: vs. Wichita State (4.25.04)

OPPONENT

At-bats 48, Mo. State vs. Illinois St. (5.6.07) Runs ............................................. 10, twice Last: Evansville vs. SIU (5.9.02) Hits ..................... 14, EIU vs.ISU, (4.29.99) RBI ....................................... 9, three times Last: Evansville vs. SIU (5.9.02) Doubles . 6, Drake vs. Illinois State (4.8.00) Triples ........... 2, Evansville vs. SIU (5.9.02) Home Runs...... 4, N. Iowa vs.ISU (3.17.07) Total Bases ... 22, N. Iowa vs. ISU (3.17.07) Walks .............................................. 6, twice Last: Loyola vs. ISU (3.14.07) Strikeouts....18, So. Illinois vs. ISU (4.7.01) Sacrifice Hits............................ 4, five times Last: SIU vs. ISU (4.28.07) Sacrifice Flies ........................1, eight times Last: SIU vs. ISU (5.11.07) Stolen Bases .................................. 4, twice Last: Loyola vs. Illinois St. (3.14.07) Hit-by-Pitch .......................... 2, three times Last: Wichita State vs. ISU (4.25.04) Caught Stealing ...................... 2, four times Last: Southern Illinois vs. ISU . (5.11.07)

OPPONENT

Innings Pitched ........... 11.2, Mo. St. vs. ISU ................................................... (5.6.07) Strikeouts....... 15, Wichita St. vs. Illinois St. .................................................(4.19.08) Wild Pitches ...3, Creighton vs. Illinois State .................................................(3.28.06) Hit Batters ..... 4, Evansville vs. Illinois State ...................................................(5.8.04) TEAM GAME RECORDS • FIELDING ILLINOIS STATE

Putouts ........ 36 vs. Missouri State (5.6.07) Assists ......... 20 vs. Missouri State (5.6.07) Errors .................................... 5, three times Last: vs. Creighton (3.21.04) Passed Balls ..............................1, 10 times Last: vs. Indiana State (3.28.07) Double Plays Turned .............. 2, four times Last: vs. Creighton (4.21.08) OPPONENT

Putouts ........35, Mo. State vs. Illinois State ...................................................(5.6.07) Assists . 18, Drake vs. Illinois State (4.3.04) Errors .....7, Eastern Illinois vs. Illinois State .................................................(4.26.00) Passed Balls ................................... 2, twice Last: Bradley vs. Illinois State (3.20.05) Double Plays Turned ...................... 2, twice Last: Evansville vs. ISU (4.15.06)

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball According to intercollegiate athletics records, the following student-athletes lettered in softball at Illinois State University. Following the letterwinner’s name is the position and uniform number that studentathlete wore.

A B

Babb, Dawn .........................................1989-91 Bagnall, Jamie .....................................1999-02 Bailey, Brooke......................................1986-89 Bain, Linda...........................................1958-61 Baker, Melissa .....................................2000-03 Baker, Pody .........................................1996-97 Barnes-Bockhold, Bev .............................. 1973 Barrigar-Gengenbacher, Becky ...........1985-88 Bartlow, Kerri .......................................1996-97 Baumann, Michelle ..............................1983-85 Becker, Kim .........................................1975-78 Behling, Mary.......................................1950-53 Bell, Mary.............................................1945-47 Bellich Hoch, Louann................................ 1974 Benewich Keyser, Bette.......................1965-66 Benjamin, Karen ..................................1973-76 Beuseling, Cheryl ..................................... 1975 Beyer, Stephanie .................................2001-02 Bierwirth, Lauren .................................2002-05 Billings, Carly, C (19) ................2008-present Birch, Jordan .......................................... 2009 Birk, Stacy, P .......................................2004-07 Birkhead, Cheryl ....................................... 1973 Blackford Heintz, Joan.........................1975-78 Blanchard, Jeanne.................................... 1973 Bockhold, Bev........................................... 1973 Bonner, Shannon .................................1994-95 Boon, Lynn...........................................1988-91 Borba, Dominique ................................2002-05 Braden-Finck, Selina ...........................1991-94 Bradley, Marilyn ........................................ 1966 Brewer, Kathy ......................................1985-86 Broadwater-Kenney, Diane..................1982-83 Brown, Jennifer, C (6) ............................... 2008 Buker, Jessie, OF (22) .....................2006-2009 Burch-Jansevanrensburg, Jodi ............1992-95 Burgener-Cram, Kay............................1962-64 Burton, Chrissy, P/OF (20) .......2008-present

C

Carlson, Kelly ......................................1986-87 Carr, Erin .................................................. 2002 Caskey, Sheila .....................................1958-61 Cather, Joan ........................................1989-91 Chandler, Monica.................................1997-99 Chapin, Janice .....................................1972-75 Chapman, Robin..................................1987-90 Clark-Fowler, Joan...............................1939-42 Clements, Sheila .................................1981-84 Colgan, Christy ....................................2005-07 Cook-Poulter, Louise ...........................1974-77 Cothren, Barb ......................................1958-61 Crawshaw, Susan ..................................... 1984 Croddy, Nicole .......................................... 1993 Cruz, Serena .......................................2002-05 Current, Beth........................................... 2009 Curry, Angela .......................................1994-97 Curtin, Ellen .........................................1969-72 Cusac, Casi .........................................1995-96

D

Davis, Desi ..........................................1989-91 Davis-Leonard, Lana ...........................1990-93 Davis Bartlett, Michelle ........................1988-89 Davy, Nikki ...........................................1992-95 Day-Fenemor, Lori ...............................1987-89 Dideriksen, Amy...................................1989-91 Donis, Kerri ..........................................1986-87 Douglas, Betty .......................................... 1962 Dubbelde, Donna...................................... 1969

E

Eder, Mary Sue ....................................1966-69 Ehret, Amy ........................2001-2002, 2004-05 Emms, Sheila ......................................2003-06 Engstrom, Sandra................................1982-84 Erickson, Bonnie..................................1972-73 Ewen, RaeAnn.......................................... 2005

Ferree, Jill ................................................. 1979 Finneran, Ann ......................................1961-64 Fischer, Melinda ..................................1969-72 Fiscus, Stephanie ................................1991-94 Fournie, Bridget ...................................1998-01 Fowler, Dawn .......................................1993-96 Fuss, Nina ...........................................1959-60

G

Gaither, Tricia ......................................2003-06 Galante, Roberta .................................1979-80 Galas, Carol.........................................1964-66 Garner, Mandy .....................................2002-05 Gary, Krystal ............................................. 2002 Gilles-Raspapovich, Brenda ................1986-88 Gilles-Koch, Tonya...............................1981-82 Gladstone, Danielle .................................. 1998 Golchert-Nowakowski, Lisa .................1983-86 Goll, Lillian ...........................................1947-50 Gorgal, Kelly ........................................1988-90 Gorrell, Casey, C (7) ............................2006-09 Gratkins, Nanette.................................1972-73 Grebner, Flo.........................................1955-58 Grebner, Jane ......................................1979-81 Greenberger, Steph .................................. 1999 Guilbault, Katie ....................................2003-06 Gunderson-Leach, Mary ......................1955-58

H

Hackett, Gwen .....................................1986-87 Hanko, Katie ........................................2001-04 Hanneman Hall, Vicki ............................. 1980s Hanson, Cathleen ................................1980-83 Hardman, Chris ...................................1994-96 Harris, Corey .............................1999, 2001-03 Harrop Hillebrenner, Jan......................1977-80 Haun, Paula .........................................1983-86 Haynes, Shari ......................................1959-62 Hedlund, Rosalie .................................1965-67 Henderson, Michelle, IF (18) ....2007-present Hensley, Laura.....................................1996-97 Hine, Deanna.......................................1987-88 Hinkle Kinaan, Michele ........................... 1980s Hoffman, Kate......................................1997-99 Hofer, Cheri .........................................1987-89 Hoscheidt, Kelly ...................................2000-02 Howard Julien, Connie ........................1974-76 Hulit-Bergman, Carmen .......................1991-94 Hurley-Memken, LaDonna...................1968-71

J

Jacobson, Jayme.................................1995-98 Jannazzo, Tina ......................................... 1993 Johns, Amy ..........................................1995-98 Johnson, Judy .....................................1955-58 Johnson, Melissa ...................................... 1998

McClellan-McGrath, H. Sue .................1959-62 McCormick, Debbie .............................1987-89 McElmury, Brittany, UT (11) ...................... 2008 McEndree, Melissa ..............................1987-89 McGinnis, Lori......................................1984-87 McGlaughlin-Quakenbush, Maxine .....1983-86 McGlaughlin, Monica ..........................1990-93 McGraw, Therese ................................1984-87 McKee, Marjorie ..................................1953-56 McMurtry, Becky ..................................2000-01 McNamara, Judy .................................1975-78 McWilliams, Ellen ................................1981-84 Mecum, Kim.........................................1982-85 Meier, Julie ............................................... 1998 Melvin, Dot...........................................1967-69 Meyer, Judy .........................................1957-59 Meyer-Osborne, Pat ............................... 1950s Mielke, Katie ............................................. 2005 Mikleton, Nancy ........................................ 1970 Milligan, Tammy ...............................1998-2000 Mitchell, Amy, P (18) ................................. 2008 Moldenhauer, Darla .............................1969-72 Mosher, Betsy ......................................1969-72 Mosier, Marilynn ..................................1967-70 Moesteller Spencer, Joanne ................1971-74 Muehlhauser, Sharon ..........................1982-84 Myros, Chris ............................................. 1999

N

Neeley, Jenni ...................................1999-2001 Nelson, Kara, IF (5) ...................2007-present Newman, Katie ....................................2001-02 Nicholson, Shannon, P ........................2004-07 Norris, Teri ...........................................1975-78

O

Obery-Cowling, Ann.............................1975-78 Ogorek, Ashley ....................................2002-04 O’Hanian, Krista ..................................1999-00 Olson, Abby, UT (16).................2008-present

P

Pace, Kim ................................................. 1993 Parsons, Aundrea ................................2004-05 Patterson, Ashley.................................2004-05 Patton, Randi .......................................2003-06 Peck, Brandi ........................................1991-94 Peverly, Cathy .....................................1998-00 Pidrak, Darcie ......................................1993-96 Piscoran, Lynn .....................................1991-94 Pitstick, Donna.......................................... 1978 Pothoff Plaugher, Sandy ......................1974-75 Prager, Tiffany, 2B (8) ..........................2005-08 Prihoda, Laura .....................................1982-84 Puckett, Julie .......................................1992-94

R

Kaminske, Deborah .............................1973-76 Kemp, Kathy ........................................1972-74 Kent, Jodi.............................................1998-00 Kerwin, Irene “Pepper” ........................1950-53 Kiesewetter, Michelle ...........................1984-87 Klekamp, Pat .......................................1975-77 Klopf, Vicki, OF (9) ..............................2007-09 Klug-Jonas, Dana ................................1986-89 Kneer, Dr. Marian.................................1946-49 Knierim, Dr. Helen “Susie” ........................ 1950 Koehler-Winklehake, Kay ....................1969-72 Kopp, Caiti ................................................ 2009 Koss-Wilson, Tory ................................1988-91 Krueger, Bridgette................................2004-05 Krueger, Emily .....................................2003-04 Kurth, Nicole ........................................2000-01

Ramsey, Lorene ..................................1957-59 Rast, Audra, P .....................................2000-03 Rau, Kris ..............................................1983-86 Rausch, Sandra ...................................1957-60 Riccio, Angie ........................................1996-99 Riddering, Kim .....................................1986-89 Riell, Michelle ........................................... 1999 Ries, Cindy ..........................................1986-88 Rios, Toni .............................................1994-97 Rishel, Jane .............................................. 1967 Robbins, Ann .......................................1960-63 Robbins, Kay .......................................1978-80 Roche, Jessica, OF (4) .............2007-present Roppa, Karen ......................................1967-70 Roth Kirkpatrick, Nancy .......................1979-82 Rule, Nicole .........................................1991-94 Runyon, Jenny.....................................1991-94 Rydberg, Deb ........................................... 1984 Ryder, Sandy ............................................ 1966

L

S

K

Lalowski, Peg ......................................1973-75 Landes-Ehresman, Beth ......................1978-80 Laylock Starrett, Pat ................................. 1972 Limberg, Vicki ........................................... 1979 Lizen, Brianna ......................................... 2009 Loftus, Trish .........................................1983-84

M

Marmitt, Veronica.................................1994-97 Martin, Amy..........................................1993-94 Martin, Kasey, 1B (13) .............................. 2008 Mathis, Katie, OF (14) .........................2008-09 Mattes, Debbie ....................................1988-91

Sancken Rothermel, Judy ...................1969-72 Sarna, Denise ......................................1982-85 Schaefer, Vickie ...................................1982-85 Schelling, Ellen ......................................... 1969 Schermann, April .................................1998-01 Scheuber, Dawn ....................................... 1998 Schmied, Merry Anne “Tudy” ...............1967-70 Schrock Weber, Mary Kay ........................ 1979 Scott, Abbie .........................................2000-03 Serone, Bonnie ....................................1975-77 Shandor, Andrea ..................................1988-89 Shay, Nancy ........................................1969-72 Sherer, Dawn .......................................1995-98

Shifflet, Andrea, OF (12) ......................2007-08 Shifflet, Katie .......................................2000-03 Shinkey, Marilynn ................................1952-54 Shipley, Rachel ....................................1988-91 Siebert, Dorothy...................................1953-55 Simmering-Marks, Glenda ...................1979-81 Smith, Amber, P/UT (2)........................2006-09 Smith, Jan................................................. 1969 Smith, Lisa ...........................................1984-86 Smith, Rachel, P (10) ............................... 2008 Smith, Robin ........................................1990-91 Smith, Wendy ......................................1978-80 Snook Lenz, Lynn ................................1987-88 Staff, Coni ................................................. 1973 Stake, Kate ..........................................2002-05 Stamm-Germann, Deborah .................1980-81 Standish-Rehulicke, Teresa .................1990-93 Stansell, Niki ............................................. 2009 Staton, Patti .........................................1967-68 Steers, Kelley ........................................... 2005 Stella, Heather .....................................1996-99 Stephenson, Evelyn Marie...................1964-65 Streit, Jo ..............................................1967-70 Stuart, Denise ......................................1983-84 Stuckey, Jan ............................................. 1969 Surratt, Kassie .......................................... 2002 Svoboda, Linda....................................1975-77 Swanberg, Luann ................................1978-81

T

Letterwinners

Adams, Cindy ......................................1964-67 Adams, Patsy ......................................1957-58 Albers-Carney, Diane ..........................1979-81 Albright, Diane .....................................1956-59

F

Taber Watts, Marlys Kay ......................1963-66 Tambling, Peggy ..................................1971-73 Taylor, Bridget ......................................1995-98 Taylor, Cutie .........................................2001-02 Thoennes, Katie, OF (23) ....................2006-08 Thomas, Sunne ...................................1962-65 Thompson, Lynn ..................................1982-83 Tillery, Amie .........................................2005-06 Tipton, Royleen “Tinker” ......................1964-67 Tousley Schoch, Kim ...........................1976-78 Tresenriter, Marilyn ................................... 2006 Trigourea, Susan .................................1972-74 Tuck, Barbi................................................ 1992

U

Urban, Janet ............................................. 2003 Urbancik, Laurie ..................................1982-83 Urbanowski, Theresa...........................1982-83

V

Vaca, Diciembre, UT (00) ....................2007-09 Van Ness, Jennifer ..............................1970-73 Verhulst-Bennett, Gloria ........................... 1969 Veroni, Kathy .......................................1964-67 Verselder, Marian...................................... 1957 Vidano, Elvira “Tiny” ..................1938-39, 1942 Vogel-McPike, Lori...............................1985-88

W

Wadell, Barb ........................................1960-63 Walker, Bailey ........................................... 2007 Walker, Barbara ...................................1973-76 Walkowiak, Lisa .........................1995, 1997-98 Wapotish, Jessica ..................................... 2006 Warner, Megan ........................................ 2009 Warning, Kelsey...................................2006-07 Weinstein, Carly ..................................2003-04 Welch-Delaere, Priscilla ......................1994-97 Wendt, Linda .......................................1985-88 Wesley, Shae .......................................2001-02 Wesner, Dawn .....................................1993-96 Whitman, Marilyn ...................................... 1973 Wiles, Donna .......................................1970-73 Wilkening, Karen .................................1967-70 Willard, Karen ......................................1973-76 Williams, Jackie ...................................2004-07 Williams, Kaprice, SS (21) ...........2006-present Winkler, Shelley ...................................1988-89 Woodward, Kim ........................................ 1978 Wright, Jen ..........................................2005-06 Wright, Margie .....................................1971-74

Y

Yocum, Rose .......................................1976-79 Young, Jara..........................................1996-97 Younquist, Betsy ..................................1995-97

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WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES MOST OUTSTANDING COACH 1969...............................................Carmen Imel WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM 1969................Dot Melvin .......................Infield ................. Marilyn Mosier ..................... Outfield ................... Karen Roppa ...................... Pitcher ..................Tudy Schmied ........................Infield

Redbird Softball Honor Roll

LOWE’S SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATE 2009............Amber Smith ......Designated Hitter 2008.......... Tiffany Prager ............ Second Base ASA INITIAL TOP-50 WATCH LIST 2009.............Kara Nelson ................ Third Base 2008.............Kara Nelson ................ Third Base 2007............Amber Smith ................. First Base ESPN THE MAGAZINE ALL-DISTRICT V FIRST TEAM 2008.......... Tiffany Prager ........................Infield 2007 Shannon Nicholson ...................... Pitcher ................... Tifany Prager ........................Infield 2005............... Kate Stake ........................Infield ..................Mandy Garner ..................... Outfield ESPN THE MAGAZINE ALL-DISTRICT V SECOND TEAM 2007................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher 2006 Shannon Nicholson ...................... Pitcher ................... Tricia Gaither ........................Infield 2005................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher 2003.............Corey Harris ...................... Pitcher ...................... Abbie Scott ..................... Outfield NCAA ALL-REGIONAL TOURNAMENT TEAM 2001............. Nicole Kurth ...................... Pitcher ......................Cutie Taylor ..................... Outfield NSCA ALL-MIDWEST REGION FIRST TEAM 1993................. Kim Pace .....................Catcher 1991............. Robin Smith ..... Pitcher/First Base NSCA ALL-MIDWEST REGION SECOND TEAM 1990......... Debbie Mattes ..................... Outfield ...............Robin Chapman ....................Catcher ..................... Robin Smith ..... Pitcher/First Base 1989.......Robin Chapman .....................Catcher ........................Dana Klug ..................... Outfield 1988........... Brenda Gilles ............ Second Base 1987.................Lori Vogel ...................... Pitcher .......................Kerri Donis ........................Infield NFCA REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 1987....... Melinda Fischer ................... District V NFCA ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION FIRST TEAM 2008.............Kara Nelson ................ Third Base ....................Amber Smith ............ Pitcher/Utility 2007 Shannon Nicholson ...................... Pitcher .....................Kara Nelson ................ Third Base 2006............Randi Patton ..................... Outfield ....................Amber Smith .... Designated Player 2002..............Cutie Taylor ..................... Outfield 2001.......Becky McMurtry ................ Third Base 1999..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1998..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1997......... Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield 1996......... Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield 1995................Jodi Burch ...................... Pitcher ................. Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield 1994................Jodi Burch ...................... Pitcher ................. Priscilla Welch ................. First Base NFCA ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION SECOND TEAM 2006................ Stacy Birk .........................Utility 2005............... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2004.......... Emily Krueger ................. First Base 2003...............Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher 2002...............Audra Rast ..................... Pitcher 2001............. Nicole Kurth ...................... Pitcher .............. April Schermann ............ Second Base 1996..... Betsy Youngquist ..................... Outfield MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE COACH/STAFF OF THE YEAR 2006........................................Illinois State Staff 2001.......................................... Melinda Fischer 1999.......................................... Melinda Fischer 1996.......................................... Melinda Fischer 1995.......................................... Melinda Fischer 1987.......................................... Melinda Fischer GATEWAY CONFERENCE ALL-DECADE TEAM 1992 Maxine McGlaughlin ...................... Pitcher

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE MVP 2007.............Kara Nelson ................ Third Base 2003...............Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher 2002...............Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher 1999..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1998..........Heather Stella .. Third Base/Catcher 1995................Jodi Burch .........Pitcher/Outfield 1991............. Robin Smith ..... Pitcher/First Base 1984 Maxine McGlaughlin ...................... Pitcher

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2006............Amber Smith .... Designated Player 2004................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher 1996..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1994......... Priscilla Welch ................. First Base 1988.......Robin Chapman .....................Catcher MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE ALL-CENTENNIAL TEAM 2007......Melinda Fischer* ............. Head Coach ........................Jodi Burch ...................... Pitcher ...............Robin Chapman .....................Catcher .................. Emily Krueger ................. First Base ..................... Nicole Kurth ...................... Pitcher .......................Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher ..................... Robin Smith ................. First Base ..................Heather Stella ................ Third Base ......................Cutie Taylor ..................... Outfield ................. Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield ....................Shae Wesley .....................Catcher * Selected as Valley All-Centennial Head Coach MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM 2009............Amber Smith ................ DP/Pitcher ...................... Abby Olson ................ Third Base 2008.............Kara Nelson ................ Third Base .................. Tiffany Prager ............ Second Base ....................Amber Smith ............ Pitcher/Utility .................... Jessie Buker ..................... Outfield 2007................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher ....................Amber Smith ............ Pitcher/Utility .................... Jessie Buker .........................Utility .....................Kara Nelson ................ Third Base ......... Shannon Nicholson ...................... Pitcher ................Kelsey Warning ..................... Outfield 2006................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher ................... Tricia Gaither ................ Third Base ....................Randi Patton ..................... Outfield ....................Amber Smith .... Designated Player 2005............Randi Patton ..................... Outfield ....................... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2004................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher .................... Emily Kruger ................. First Base ....................... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2003...... Lauren Bierwirth ..................... Outfield .......................Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher ...................... Abbie Scott ..................... Outfield 2002...............Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher ...................... Abbie Scott ..................... Outfield ......................Cutie Taylor ..................... Outfield ....................Shae Wesley .....................Catcher 2001............. Nicole Kurth ...................... Pitcher ...............Becky McMurtry ................ Third Base .............. April Schermann ............ Second Base ......................Cutie Taylor ..................... Outfield 2000............. Nicole Kurth ...................... Pitcher 1999..................Jodi Kent .....................Catcher ................Tammy Milligan ...................... Pitcher ..................Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1998..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1997............Angela Curry .....................Catcher ................. Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield 1996............ Kerri Bartlow ...................... Pitcher ................ Ronnie Marmitt .................. Shortstop ................. Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield 1995................Jodi Burch ...................... Pitcher ................ Ronnie Marmitt .................. Shortstop ................. Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield 1994.......... Selina Braden ............ Second Base ........................Jodi Burch ...................... Pitcher 1991............. Joan Cather ..................... Outfield ..................... Robin Smith ..... Pitcher/First Base 1990.......Robin Chapman .....................Catcher ................. Debbie Mattes ..................... Outfield .................Rachel Shipley .................. Shortstop 1989.......Robin Chapman .....................Catcher ........................Dana Klug ..................... Outfield .................. Kim Riddering ..................... Outfield 1988................Dana Klug ..................... Outfield .................. Kim Riddering ..................... Outfield ............... Lori Shoemaker ...................... Pitcher 1987...............Kerri Donis ........................Infield ...................Lori McGinnis .....................Catcher ............. Therese McGraw ..................... Outfield .........................Lori Vogel ...................... Pitcher 1986........... Lisa Golchert ..................... Outfield ........ Maxine McGlaughlin ...................... Pitcher .........................Lori Vogel .........................Utility 1985........... Lisa Golchert ..................... Outfield ........ Maxine McGlaughlin ...................... Pitcher

1984........... Lisa Golchert ..................... Outfield ........ Maxine McGlaughlin ...................... Pitcher ............. Therese McGraw ..................... Outfield ...........................Kris Rau .....................Catcher 1983........... Lisa Golchert .... Designated Player ................Vickie Schaefer .................. Shortstop ............... Lynn Thompson ...................... Pitcher

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM 2009.............Niki Stansell .................. Shortstop 2006.......... Tiffany Prager ............ Second Base 2005.....Dominique Borba .................. Shortstop 2003............... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2002.......... Jamie Bagnall ................. First Base .............Dominique Borba .................. Shortstop ....................... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2001........ Bridget Fournie ..................... Outfield 2000........ Bridget Fournie ..................... Outfield 1999........ Bridget Fournie ..................... Outfield 1997............ Kerri Bartlow ...................... Pitcher ................ Ronnie Marmitt ................. Shortstop ..........................Toni Rios ................. First Base ..................Heather Stella ................ Third Base ............. Betsy Youngquist ..................... Outfield 1996............Angela Curry .....................Catcher ...................... Casi Cusac ............ Second Base ....................Dawn Fowler ...................... Pitcher ..........................Toni Rios ................. First Base ............. Betsy Youngquist ..................... Outfield 1995......Shannon Bonner ..................... Outfield ........................Nikki Davy ................ Third Base ..........................Toni Rios ................. First Base 1994......... Priscilla Welch ................. First Base 1993.......... Selina Braden ............ Second Base ......................... Kim Pace .....................Catcher MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT MVP 2002...............Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher 2001.......Becky McMurtry ................ Third Base 2000............. Nicole Kurth ...................... Pitcher 1995..................Toni Rios ................. First Base MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM 2008.............Kara Nelson ................ Third Base ....................Amber Smith ............ Pitcher/Utility 2007................ Stacy Birk ........................ Pither .............. Kaprice Williams .................. Shortstop 2006................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher .................. Tiffany Prager ............ Second Base ................Kelsey Warning ..................... Outfield 2005..........Mandy Garner .... Designated Player ....................... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2004.......... Emily Krueger ................. First Base ....................Randi Patton ..................... Outfield 2003...............Audra Rast ...................... Pitcher 2002..............Cutie Taylor ..................... Outfield ....................Shae Wesley .....................Catcher 2001.......... Jamie Bagnall ................. First Base ..................... Nicole Kurth ...................... Pitcher .............. April Schermann ............ Second Base 2000.......Becky McMurtry ................ Third Base .................. Cathy Peverly .................. Shortstop .............. April Schermann ............ Second Base 1999...... April Schermann ............ Second Base ..................Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1998.............Angie Riccio ..................... Outfield 1997......... Priscilla Welch ..................... Outfield 1996............ Kerri Bartlow ...................... Pitcher ................... Darcie Pidrak ..................... Outfield 1995................Nikki Davy ................ Third Base ..............Jayme Jacobson ...................... Pitcher ............. Betsy Youngquist ..................... Outfield 1994.............. Nicole Rule .....................Catcher 1993.......... Selina Braden ............ Second Base ........................Jodi Burch ...................... Pitcher ......................... Kim Pace .....................Catcher MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE FIRST TEAM 2009...........Casey Gorrell .....................Catcher 2008.......... Tiffany Prager ............ Second Base .....................Kara Nelson ................ Third Base 2007................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher ......... Shannon Nicholson ...................... Pitcher .................. Tiffany Prager ............ Second Base 2006................ Stacy Birk ...................... Pitcher 2005............... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2004............... Kate Stake ............ Second Base 2003.............Corey Harris .... Designated Player ...................... Abbie Scott ..................... Outfield 2002.............. Abbie Scott ........................Infield ......................Cutie Taylor ..................... Outfield 2001...... April Schermann ............ Second Base ...................... Abbie Scott .................. Shortstop 2000.......... Cathy Peverly .................. Shortstop 1999..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base 1998..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base ...................Bridget Taylor ................. First Base ................ Lisa Walkowiak ..................... Outfield

1997..........Heather Stella ................ Third Base ................ Lisa Walkowiak ..................... Outfield 1996........... Darcie Pidrak ..................... Outfield 1994............Carmen Hulit ..................... Outfield .................. Lynn Piscoran .................. Shortstop

MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE PLAYER/PITCHER OF THE WEEK 2009............ Jordan Birch ........ March 2, April 6 ...................... Abby Olson ..................... April 20 ....................Amber Smith .................. March 30 2008.............. Abby Olson .................... March 5 ....................Amber Smith ....................... April 7 .................... Jessie Buker ..................... April 28 2007 Shannon Nicholson .................... March 5 ........................ Stacy Birk .................. March 12 .................... Jessie Buker .................. March 19 ....................Amber Smith ..................... April 16 .................... Jessie Buker ........................May 7 2006............Amber Smith ........................May 8 ........................ Stacy Birk ..................... April 24 ....................Amber Smith ..................... April 10 ....................... Stacy Birk* .................... March 6 2005............... Kate Stake .................. March 21 .............. Lauren Bierwirth .................... March 7 ......... Shannon Nicholson ....................... Feb. 7 .............. Lauren Bierwirth ....................... Feb. 7 2004................ Stacy Birk ..................... April 26 ........................ Stacy Birk .................. March 30 .................. Emily Krueger .................. March 16 2003...............Audra Rast ..................... April 14 .............. Lauren Bierwirth .................. March 31 .......................Audra Rast .................. March 31 ...................... Abbie Scott .................. March 18 2002...............Audra Rast ....................... April 8 .......................Audra Rast ....................... April 1 .......................Audra Rast .................. March 19 .................. Jamie Bagnall ..................... Feb. 19 2001............. Nicole Kurth ....................... April 9 ..................... Nicole Kurth ....................... April 6 ..................... Nicole Kurth ....................... April 2 ...............Becky McMurtry ....................... April 2 .............. April Schermann ..................... Feb. 20 ..................... Nicole Kurth ..................... Feb. 20 2000............. Nicole Kurth ........................May 1 ..................... Nicole Kurth ..................... April 24 ...............Becky McMurtry .................. March 20 .......................Audra Rast .................. March 13 ..................... Nicole Kurth ..................... Feb. 28 1999..................Jodi Kent ..................... April 19 ..................Heather Stella .................. March 22 ..................Heather Stella .................... March 8 1998..........Heather Stella ..................... April 12 ............... Dawn Scheuber ..................... Feb. 23 1997..... Betsy Youngquist ........................May 5 ................ Lisa Walkowiak ...................March 11 1996..........Heather Stella .................. March 18 1995................Jodi Burch ........................May 9 ........................Jodi Burch ........................May 2 ........................Jodi Burch ..................... April 25 ........................Jodi Burch ..................... April 11 ........................Jodi Burch ....................... April 4 ........................Jodi Burch .................. March 28 ................ Ronnie Marmitt .................. March 28 ..............Shannon Bonner .................. March 21 1994......... Priscilla Welch ........................May 9 ........................Jodi Burch ..................... April 12 ........................Jodi Burch .................. March 22 1993................Jodi Burch ..................... April 20 1992 Monica McGlaughlin ..................... April 14 1991...............Lana Davis ........................May 7 ..................... Robin Smith ..................... April 23 ..................... Robin Smith .................. March 26 1990..................Tori Koss ........................May 8 .......................Lana Davis ........................May 1 ...............Robin Chapman ..................... April 10 1989.......Robin Chapman ..................... April 10 1988....... Lori Shoemaker ........................May 9 .........................Lori Vogel ........................May 2 1987...............Kerri Donis ........................May 4 ................. Becky Barrigar ..................... April 28 1986...............Kerri Donis .................. March 25 1985 Maxine McGlaughlin ......................May 14 PRAIRIE FARMS/VALLEY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 2007.. Shannon Nicholson .................... March 7 ........................ Stacy Birk .................. March 14 ........................ Stacy Birk ...................Marcy 21 .................. Tiffany Prager .................. march 28 ......... Shannon Nicholson ........................May 2 ......... Shannon Nicholson ......................May 10 2006................ Stacy Birk ........................May 9 ........................ Stacy Birk ................... March 9 2005............... Kate Stake .................. March 22 2003.............Corey Harris .................. March 19 ....................... Kate Stake .................. March 26 ................. Melissa Baker..................... April 22 2002............. Abbie Scott.................. March 25 2000..... April Schermann.................. March 23

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YEARS OF ILLINOIS STATE SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICANS

ALL-AMERICA U In the 26-year history of Missouri Valley Conference softball, Illinois State softball has had 16 All-Americans, five more than the next closest Valley school, Creighton, which has 11.

ALL-AMERICA HONORS CATHY PEVERLY – SS • 2000 Academic All-American – Second Team

JODI BURCH – P • 1995 NFCA Third-Team All-American

AUDRA RAST– P • 2002 Easton Third-Team All-American

BRIDGET FOURNIE – OF

APRIL SCHERMANN – 2B

• 1999 National Softball Coaches Association All-American

• 2001 Academic All-American – Second Team • 2001 Easton Second Team All-American

COREY HARRIS – UT

AMBER SMITH – DP

• 2002 Academic All-American – Second Team

• 2006 Easton/Bell Sports Second-Team All-American • 2006 NFCA Third-Team All-American

NICOLE KURTH – P

KATE STAKE – 2B

•2001 Easton Second-Team All-American

• 2005 Academic All-American - Second Team • 2005 Easton Second-Team All-American

EMILY KRUEGER – 1B •2004 Easton Third-Team All-American

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball

HEATHER STELLA – 3B • 1998 & 1999 NFCA First-Team All-American • 1999 Academic All-American - Second Team •1998 Easton First-Team All-American • 1999 Easton Second-Team All-American

BECKY MCMURTRY – 3B

CUTIE TAYLOR – OF

• 2001 Easton First-Team All-American • 2001 NFCA Third-Team All-American

• 2002 Easton Second-Team All-American

KARA NELSON – 3B

PRISCILLA WELCH – OF

• 2007 Easton First-Team All-American • 2007 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second-Team All-American

•1997 NFCA Third-Team All-American

SHANNON NICHOLSON – P

SHAE WESLEY – C

•2007 Easton Second-Team All-American

• 2002 Easton Second-Team All-American

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

Redbird Softball Hall of Fame

Illinois State softball has a long, storied history, one that dates back to the 1930s. The following is a list of Illinois State Athletics Hall of Fame members who have ties to the Redbird softball program.

NAME

YEAR INDUCTED

Bev Barnes-Bockhold# 1998 Mary Bell......................................... 1982 Jodi Burch-Janse Van Rensburg .... 2006 Cheryl Birkhead# ............................ 1998 Jeanne Blanchard#......................... 1998 Joan Clark-Fowler .......................... 1979 Barb Cothren .................................. 1981 Mary Sue Eder#.............................. 1998 Bonnie Erickson#............................ 1998 Melinda Fischer* ............................. 1987 Gooch Foster# ................................ 1998 Flo Grebner .................................... 1977 Mary Gunderson-Leach .................. 1984 LaDonna Hurley-Memken* ............. 1987 Dr. Jill Hutchison*# ......................... 1984 Carmen Imel*.................................. 1987 Deborah Kaminske# ....................... 1998 Kathy Kemp# .................................. 1998 Irene “Pepper” Kerwin .................... 1978 Dr. Marian Kneer ............................ 1976 Dr. Helen “Susie” Knierim ............... 1979 Beth Landes-Ehresman .................. 1987 Kay McDonald ................................ 1981 Maxine McGlaughlin-Quakenbush ... 1997 Marjorie McKee .............................. 1976 Dot Melvin* ..................................... 1987

NAME

YEAR INDUCTED

Betsy Mosher* ................................ 1987 Marilynn Mosier* ............................. 1987 Joanne Moesteller Spencer# .......... 1998 Jean Pankonin ................................ 1981 Karen Roppa* ................................. 1980 Ellen Schelling*............................... 1987 Merry Anne “Tudy” Schmied* ......... 1977 Nancy Shay* ................................... 1987 Jan Smith* ...................................... 1987 Coni Staff# ...................................... 1998 Jo Streit* ......................................... 1980 Jan Stuckey*................................... 1987 Marlys Kay Taber Watts .................. 1982 Sunne Thomas ............................... 1975 Royleen “Tinker” Tipton .................. 1981 Jennifer Van Ness# ........................ 1998 Kathy Veroni ................................... 1980 Elvira “Tiny” Vidano ........................ 1979 Barb Wadell .................................... 1978 Marilyn Whitman# ........................... 1998 Priscilla Welch ................................ 2009 Donna Wiles# ................................. 1998 Margie Wright# ............................... 1979 * Inducted as a member of 1969 team. # Inducted as member of 1973 team. If inducted more than once, the earlier year is listed.

Priscilla Welch

Jodi Burch

Maxine McGlaughlin

HITTING IT BIG ISU’S 40-40 MEMBERS

ISU’S 200-HIT CLUB MEMBERS Only two student-athletes in the history of Illinois State softball have reached the 200-hit plateua – Priscilla Welch and Heather Stella. PLAYER...................... YEARS.................. HITS

Priscilla Welch .........1994-97 ................. 247 Heather Stella ..........1996-99 ................. 224

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PLAYER..............................YEARS.................. R-H-RBI

Kara Nelson ............... 2007 ............ 59-90-21 Amber Smith .............. 2007 ............ 38-60-41 Jessie Buker .............. 2007 ............ 34-59-51 Kelsey Warning ......... 2007 ............ 29-52-53 Amber Smith* ............ 2006 ............ 40-47-50 Tricia Gaither ............. 2006 ............ 45-53-23 Randi Patton .............. 2006 ............ 48-51-28 Emily Krueger ............ 2004 ............ 31-60-43 Cutie Taylor................ 2002 ............ 33-65-41 Heather Stella ............ 1999 ............ 27-61-40 Heather Stella ............ 1996 ............ 21-59-45 Ronnie Marmitt .......... 1996 ............ 42-64-15 Ronnie Marmitt .......... 1995 ............ 51-71-36 Robin Smith ............... 1991 ............ 40-75-36 Robin Chapman......... 1990 ............ 33-60-43 * Only member of 40-40-40 club

Priscilla Welch being inducted into the Hall of Fame

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball

1 JORDAN BIRCH

9 SARA BRADLEY

20 CHRISSY BURTON

17 EMMA CLARK

11 BETH CURRENT

23 JHAVON HAMILTON

00 NICHELLE HARRISON

18 MICHELLE HENDERSON

14 ELIZABETH KAY

6 LAUREN KELLAR

8 CAITI KOPP

12 BRIANNA LIZEN

22 SHELBY MUSIC

5 KARA NELSON

Jr. | OF | R/R Wheaton, Ill.

Sr.-Tr. | OF | R/R Bloomington, Ill.

So. | P | L/R Monroe, Wash.

Fr. | OF | L/R Colfax, Ill.

16 ABBY OLSON SR. | 3B | R/R Hartsburg, Ill.

Fr. | OF | S/R Joliet, Ill.

Fr. | UT | R/R Mattoon, Ill.

So. | C/UT | R/R Normal, Ill.

Fr. | UT | L/R Bloomington, Ill.

4 JESSICA ROCHE Jr. | UT | R/R Orland Park, Ill.

Jr. | P | L/R Mapleton, Ill.

So. | C | R/R Frankfort, Ill.

Sr. | 1B | R/R Normal, Ill.

3 NIKI STANSELL Sr.-Tr. | SS | R/R Meeker, Okla.

Fr. | UT | R/R Morton, Ill.

Fr. | OF | L/R Greendwood, Ind.

Radio Roster

19 CARLY BILLINGS

Fr. | C/UT | R/R Bartlett, Ill.

Jr.-RS | 2B | L/R Moline, Ill.

15 MEGAN WARNER So. | P | R/R Milan, Ill.

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Redbird Athletics Online

ILLINOIS STATE Softball GoRedbirds.com and Redbird All-Access are your best resources for the latest official information and multimedia from the Illinois State Athletics Department and Redbird Softball. The official home of the Illinois State Athletics Department and Redbird softball, GoRedbirds.com is a one-stop shop for everything a Redbird fan needs. The Web site is updated daily with breaking news stories, photos and information on all of ISU’s 19 athletics teams. Redbird softball fans can click on the sport page to get up-to-date information on head coach Melinda Fischer and her team throughout the year. Once the season begins, fans can find game previews and recaps, game notes and updated statistics posted on the site before and after each game. In addition, fans can follow in-game action with live game blogs and through live video and audio courtesy of Redbird All-Access. Redbird All-Access is your online home for the most comprehensive coverage of Illinois State softball. Get live game video and audio, highlights, student-athlete and coaching staff interviews - all in one place! Simply subscribe for content you can only find on Redbird All-Access and get and inside look into the Illinois State basketball program. Exclusive Redbird Softball Content: • Live home game video and audio • On-demand features and interviews with coaches and student-athletes • Home game and practice highlights • New to GoRedbirds.com, Vimeo Website

When Illinois State Athletics made its debut on Facebook, over 500 people became a fan of the page in less than 24 hours which proved that friends on the social networking site care about their Redbirds. Now, over 2,000 friends are fans of the site and get their free daily updates on everything happening in the Illinois State Athletics Department and with their favorite sports teams. Illinois State University Athletics keeps all of its friends updated with success stories from around the department with news clips, status updates and links to stories about everything ISU. The site also keeps all of its friends in the loop about upcoming events, award winners and fun facts in a way that everyone can enjoy!

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Illinois State Athletics is now on Twitter, one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet. Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with the Redbirds through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are we doing? All fans have to do is sign up on Twitter.com and subcribe for daily updates on Illinois State Athletics and the ISU Redbirds! Over 800 Illinois State fans, alumni and former student-athletes currently receive ISU Redbirds’ daily updates on their computers and cell phones and stay connected with their favorite university and athletic teams.

Watching interviews with coaches and studentathletes has never been easier for Illinois State athletics fans as the department has launched its own page on YouTube. YouTube is the leader in online video, and the premier destination to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. In addition to interviews and special features, the site also has video tributes, official team introductions, season highlight reels and clips from special events as posted on the site for fans to view free of charge at any time. ISU’s YouTube page also allows fans to easily upload and share video clips across the Internet through Web sites, mobile devices, blogs and e-mail.

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PRIMARY MEDIA OUTLETS Phone

Fax

Web site

Pantagraph Peoria Journal-Star Daily Vidette Chicago Sun-Times Chicago Tribune State Journal-Register The Normalite

309.829.9411 309.686.3214 309.438.2883 312.321.2635 312.222.3473 217.788.1547 309.454.5476

309.829.7000 309.686.3205 309.438.5211 312.321.2833 312.828.9392 217.788.1551

pantagraph.com PJStar.com dailyvidette.org suntimes.com chicagosports.com SJ-R.com

Radio

Phone

Fax

Web site

WJBC-AM (Flagship) WGLT-FM WZND

309.821.1000 309.438.2255 309.438.5499

309.829.8071 309.438.7870 309.438.2652

wjbc.com wglt.org wznd.com

Television

Phone

Fax

Web site

WMBD (CBS-31) WEEK (NBC-25) WAND WCIA WICD WICS TV-10 News

309.686.9461 309.698.3729 217.424.2500 217.356.8333 217.351.8538 217.753.5614 309.438.5481

309.686.8658 309.698.2070 217.424.2583 217.373.3663 217.351.6134 217.753.5681 309.438.2652

ciproud.com week.com wandtv.com wcia.com wicd15.com www.wics.com www.communication.ilstu.edu/tv10

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ILLINOIS STATE ATHLETICS MEDIA RELATIONS LAUREN HUTCHCRAFT

Media Relations Graduate Assistant Softball Contact O: 309.438.3598 C: 217-781-0354 E-mail: lehutch@ilstu.edu

Media Services: Media personnel covering Redbird softball are provided with game programs, game notes and statistics. Final box scores will be distributed following all games.

Credentials: All media and photo credentials for home games may be obtained by contacting Illinois State Athletics Media Relations Graduate Assistant Lauren Hutchcraft at 309.438.3598 or by e-mail at lehutch@ilstu.edu. Credentials should be requested at least 48 hours in advance of a home game.

Internet Access: Wireless internet is available inside the Marian Kneer Softball Stadium press box. Interview Policy: Interviews should be coordinated through Lauren Hutchcraft in the Athletics Media Relations Office. Head coach Melinda Fischer will be available for interviews following the final game each time the Redbirds play. Interviews with players or other members of the coaching staff may also take place during this time.

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ILLINOIS STATE Softball Redbird Vision

“MELINDA FISCHER SOFTBALL FIELD” at MARIAN KNEER SOFTBALL STADIUM

The Illinois State women’s softball team has always enjoyed playing at home, taking pride in the Redbird Softball Complex, the grassy field that has served as their home the past 10 years. Fans line up along the right-and left-field lines to get a better view of the games. It’s time to build on the field where the Redbirds have celebrated their wins, to make Illinois State’s facilities even more competitive as players compete on an upgraded surface and fans cheer from comfortable seating when its unveiled. Raising $2.5 million would allow Redbird Athletics to bestow the honor of turning the Adelaide Street field into the “Melinda Fischer Softball Field”, named for the Redbird Softball team’s head coach who holds the distinction of having more wins than any other coach in the history of Illinois State Athletics. A generous gift from Marian Kneer ‘49, M.S. ‘57, provided the foundation for the complex. She pioneered the inclusion of women’s sports in the Illinois High School Association in the 1970s, two years prior to the passage of the Title IX Education Amendment. “Helping sports participation is always a good way to give back its pleasures,” said Kneer, a member of the Illinois State University Athletics Hall of Fame and College of Education Hall of Fame. Her passion for softball will allow Illinois State student-athletes to enjoy the pleasures of the sport for generations to come.

The upgraded field will include: • Seating for 1,000; including 400 chair backs and 600 bleacher backs • Synthetic turf • Sunken dugouts to improve spectator views • Media suite • Event management suites • Heated dugouts and restrooms

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2010 Redbird Softball Media Guide


2010 Illinois State Softball Media Guide