ISU missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years, but had its fair share of highlights in 2013
The third-seeded Redbirds surrendered four unearned runs to seventh-seeded Evansville in the defeat
Illinois State begins play with a quarterfinal contest, Thursday, against Evansville
ISU still took the series, 2-1, despite the Senior Day defeat
Taylor Baxter, Regan Romshek and Sophia Perez combined to allow just one run, as ISU extended its season-best winning streak to six
2013: Appeared in 45 games, starting 41 at shortstop...finished fourth on the team with four home runs, all coming in the last 11 games of the season...recorded 22 walks, third-most on the squad... went on a seven-game hitting streak to start 2013 and her career...went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI in 8-0 win over No. 22 Baylor (Feb. 8)...named to Getterman Classic All-Tournament Team (Feb. 7-9), going 7-for-11 with two runs, two RBI, one walk, one steal and one hit-by-pitch...hit game-winning two-RBI double against Minnesota (Feb. 15)...scored runs in three-straight games from Feb. 24-March 1...recorded multiple hits for the first time since Feb. 8, going 2-for-3 with a career-high three RBI in win vs. Southern Illinois (March 30)...walked a career-high two times vs. Missouri State (April 6)...broke an eight-game hitless streak with her first-career home run at Drake (April 14)...hit first-career triple to bring home a run in the win at Wichita State (April 20)...went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the victory at Wichita State (April 21)...hit second home run in as many games at Indiana State (April 25)...crushed fourth home run in a two-week span against Northern Iowa (April 28).
Prior to ISU: Four-year starter for Mark Gerlach at Moline High School...hit .504 as a senior in 2012 with eight homers and 41 RBI...named All-Metro and All-Area Player of the Year...first team all-conference and second team all-state...helped lead Maroons to a conference title and third place finish in the state...first team all-conference as a junior in 2011...helped lead Maroons to IHSA Class 4A state title...hit .373 with seven homers and 42 RBI...squad finished second in the conference her sophomore season and first during her freshman season...also played for Extreme Havoc
Personal: Born Oct. 5, 1993...daughter of Thomas and Janet...younger sister of Andrea and Lyndsi...Andrea attended ISU for two years...plans to major in exercise science with a goal of becoming a personal trainer