Five separate players were recognized with awards, while four Redbirds were named captains for next season
Balanced offense and solid pitching led Illinois State to its third and fourth-straight wins
ISU fell victim to a walk-off home run the game one defeat, before rebounding to score in every game two inning
Jhavon Hamilton's three-run homer and Taylor Baxter's 6.2 innings propelled ISU to a season-best three games above .500
The top five hitters in the ISU lineup combined for 10 of the Redbirds' 12 hits, led by Laura Canopy's 3-for-4, five-RBI, two-run performance
2013: Made 30 appearances and 13 starts, becoming the team's primary pinch-hitting option as the season progressed...went 2-for-3 with three RBI, a triple and a walk in the season-opening loss to Sam Houston State (Feb. 7)...hit two solo home runs, the first two of her career, against Michigan State (Feb. 16) ...tallied three RBI at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, two vs. No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 22) and one vs. UMass (Feb. 23)...picked up her first hit since Feb. 23 with a pinch-hit single at No. 13 Louisville (March 10)...recorded a pinch-hit RBI double vs. Southern Illinois (March 29) ...laced a pinch-hit RBI single that wound up being the difference in ISU's 5-4 win over DePaul (April 9)...went 1-for-3 with an RBI single as the starting DP at Wichita State (April 20).
2012: First international player in the history of Illinois State softball...appeared in 20 games and made four starts...posted a .217 batting average with three doubles and five RBI...doubled in back-to-back at bats for her first-career hits and RBIs vs. Boston (Feb. 24)...drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double vs. St. Louis (Mar. 11).
Prior to ISU: Member of the Midland Magic 92...played for the Brampton Blazers, who captured two Canadian national championships...member of the Junior Canadian National Team as a sophomore...was a Junior Canadian National Team selection camp attendee as a junior.
Personal: Born February 22, 1993...Parents: Steve and Vicki Gallant...Siblings: Matt and Ryan...Major: journalism.