RaeAnn Ewen
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RaeAnn Ewen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roselle, Ill.

High School:
Lake Park

Height:
5-10

Position:
C

Experience:
1L

2005: Started over half of ISU's games behind the plate before suffering a season-ending back injury ... cut down nine runners trying to steal a base ... led Redbird freshmen with 29 games played and 27 starts ... tallied a career-high two hits in a win over Loyola-Chicago (3/17) ... drove in ISU's lone run in a loss to Missouri State (4/9) ... had Illinois State's only hit in a loss to Southern Illinois (4/3) ... AFNI Honor Roll member.

At Lake Park: Played football her first three years of high school, and her team made it to the Class 8A state playoffs in 2001 and 2002 ... named all-conference and all-area in softball from 2001-04 ... her softball team placed second at the 2003 IHSA Class AA state tournament ... as a senior, her 10 home runs tied for the most in the state in Class AA that year ... team ranked No. 16 in the nation in USA Today/NFCA poll ... named to the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times all-state teams in 2004 ... unanimous all-conference and all-area selection ... Upstate Eight Conference Player of the Year in 2004 ... earned Chicago Tribune Player of the Month and WGN Player of the Week honors in 2004 ... Gatorade Player of the Year candidate ... academic all-conference honoree in 2004 ... received President's Education Award ... honor roll member ... also recruited by Tennessee, DePaul, Illinois, Northwestern, Northern Illinois, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Western Illinois and Northern Iowa ... six-time state and five-time national Kumite (fighting) champion ... member of ISKC National Competition karate team ... her summer softball team finished 19th in the nation in the ASA Gold division in 2004.

Personal
Born: March 17, 1986 ... Parents: Jon and Tina Ewen ... Siblings: Jeff (24), Nick (22) and Gary (17) ... Major: Political Science & History Education ... Her dad, Jon, played football at Illinois State, her oldest brother Jeff played football at Lakeland College and another brother Nick plays minor league baseball in the Florida Marlins organization.