Illinois State is making its third-straight and ninth overall trip to the NCAA Regional.
Illinois State will be making its third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
The Redbirds will be looking to win their first State Farm MVC Tournament title since 2001 in Saturday's championship game.
Illinois State is the No. 2 seed for the State Farm MVC Softball Championship and will play Friday at 2:30 p.m.
Liz Andrews and Jordan Birch earned All-Valley First Team honors at Wednesday's MVC banquet.
WJBC Recap - Senior Day vs. Creighton
2011 NCAA highlights
On the bus to NCAA Tournament 2011.
GoRedbirds.com features a short video introducing junior college transfer Liz Andrews, one of the new additions to the Redbird softball roster.
2012: All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team honoree...State Farm MVC Softball Championship All-Tournament Team selection...named MVC Player of the Week (Apr. 30) after going 6-for-11 with three doubles and six RBI vs. Creighton and Indiana State...started all 60 games...the team with a .320 batting average and 11 doubles...finished second on the team with a .512 slugging percentage and .427 on-base percentage...posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage and tallied five assists as an outfielder...recorded a season-high four RBI by going 2-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 12)...fell a hit short of the cycle on two occasions, going 4-for-5 with three RBI, two doubles and a home run vs. Georgetown (Mar. 3) and 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a home run at Bradley (Mar. 21).
2011: Earned All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team accolades...named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Mideast Region Second Team...ranked second on the team in hits (51) and triples (4) and third with a .333 batting average and eight home runs...led all ISU outfielders with seven assists...finished 3-for-5 with five RBI and hit her first-career homer vs. Iowa (Feb. 13)...went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a double at Illinois (Apr. 6)...completed the Evansville series 7-for-9 at the plate with a homer, two doubles and three runs scored (Apr. 16-17).
Heartland Community College: Started all games in two years at Heartland...named 2010 Mid-West Athletic Conference Player of the Year...helped lead the Hawks to a 2009 NJCAA Division II National Championship and 50-8 record...two-time NJCAA D-II All-America selection...hit .436 with 19 doubles, 13 triples, and four home runs as a sophomore...batted .432 with 22 doubles, seven triples, and five home runs during freshman campaign...earned Region 24 Tournament MVP and Tournament Team accolades and was named to the Region 24 all-region team...played under former Redbird Shae Wesley.
H.D. Jacobs HS: Three-year starter at H.D. Jacobs...three time all-conference and all-area selection...set single-season school records for doubles (12) and RBI (41)...led the Golden Eagles to three conference titles and a regional championship...helped team to 28-8 record as a senior.
Personal: Born November 17, 1989...Parent: Steven Andrews...AFNI Honor Roll...Siblings: Melissa and Brent...Major: parks and recreation