Nichelle Harrison
Nichelle Harrison

RS Senior

Bloomington, Ill.

High School:





Redbirds Dominate Twice for First Sweep of Season

ISU topped Evansville 8-2 and 10-0, moving its winning streak to a season-high four games.


Gallant, Redbirds Open Evansville Series With 13-2 Win

ISU hit three home runs, including two from Stephanie Gallant, while scoring in every at bat.


Redbirds Clinch Fourth-Straight MVC Series With DH Sweep at Loyola

ISU scored a total of 15 runs, while pitchers Regan Romshek and Taylor Baxter combined to allow just one run.


First-Ever MVC Matchup With Loyola On Tap for Redbirds

ISU will go for its fourth-straight MVC series win this weekend in Chicago.


Redbirds Fade Late in 3-1 Loss to DePaul

The Blue Demons scored two runs in the last three innings to break a 1-1 tie and earn the victory.


Redbird Softball Season Recap


WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. Illinois St.

WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. Illinois St.


Redbird Softball Travels to Curacao

Redbird Softball Travels to Curacao


WJBC Recap - Senior Day vs. Creighton

WJBC Recap - Senior Day vs. Creighton


WJBC Recap - Softball vs. Drake

WJBC Recap - Softball vs. Drake


Illinois State vs. Evansville

ISU completed a sweep of the Purple Aces with two dominating wins at Marian Kneer Stadium.


Strike Out Cancer: Illinois State vs. DePaul

The Redbirds fell to DePaul,3-1, in the annual Strike Out Cancer game at Marian Kneer Stadium.


Illinois State vs. No. 5/4 Michigan

The Illinois State softball team fell to No. 5/4 Michigan, 7-1, Feb. 9.


0509: Evansville MVC Tournament

The Redbirds were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the MVC Tournament with a 5-3 loss to Evansville.


MVC Softball Awards Banquet

Elizabeth Kay was named the MVC Player of the Year, while six Redbirds earned All-Valley accolades.

Career Achievments: All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team selection in 2013...2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selection...MVC All-Tournament Team choice in 2011.

RS Junior (2013): Notable...All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team...MVC Scholar-Athlete Team selection...Season...started all 48 games in right field, accumulating a career-best .340 batting average...did not commit a single error in 63 chances...also tallied five outfield assists...finished the season with hits in 10-straight and 16 of 17 games...recorded hits in four of first five games of season at the Getterman Classic...tallied a career-high seven putouts in right field at No. 3 Arizona State (Feb. 16)...went 2-for-5 with two runs and a RBI in the win over UIC (Feb. 17)...went 2-for-5 with a career-high three runs vs. No. 15 Michigan (Feb. 22)...hit .412 at the NFCA Leadoff Classic (Feb. 22-24) to lead the Redbirds offensively...went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI against LIU Brooklyn (March 1)...drove in her first run since March 10 in the win over Missouri State (April 7)...was a combined 4-for-6 with two runs scored and an RBI in the doubleheader sweep of Bradley (April 11)...matched a career-high in hits and set a season-high in RBI at Drake (April 13), going 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored...set a new season-high with three RBI against Indiana State (April 17)...recorded first two extra-base hits, a double in triple, in the doubleheader at Wichita State (April 20)...combined for three RBI in the doubleheader sweep of Indiana State (April 25)...went 4-for-7 with one run and an RBI in the series against Northern Iowa (April 27-28).

RS Sophomore (2012): Season...appeared in 51 games and made 42 starts as an outfielder...hit .233 with a double, a home run and 18 RBI...committed just one error in the outfield for a .979 fielding percentage...provided the game-winning RBI in the season opener vs. Maine (Feb. 10)...drove in a career-high four runs on three separate occasions vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 12), vs. Drake (Apr. 14) and vs. Creighton (Apr. 29)...tied a career-high with three hits in four at bats at Bradley (Apr. 21)...hit her first-career homer, a three-run blast, vs. Creighton (Apr. 29).

RS Freshman (2011): Notable...MVC All-Tournament Team...Season...started 52 games for the Redbirds...finished her first full season at ISU with a .285 batting average, three triples, two doubles and 10 RBI...went 2-for-3 with a career-high two RBI in the Redbirds' senior day win over Southern Illinois (May 1)...finished 3-for-3 with a run scored in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament game at Missouri State (May 13)...tallied six assists in the outfield and committed just four errors.

Freshman (2010): Season...played in eight games before suffering a season-ending injury.

Bloomington HS: Played summer softball for the Bloomington/Normal Girls Softball Association (BNGSA) Avanti's Angels, along with fellow teammate Lauren Kellar ... 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 BNGSA Avanti's Angels team that won the ASA Northern National Championship in 2004, 2006 and 2008 ... 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.

Personal: October 24, 1991 ... Parents: Michael and Nicola Harrison ... Siblings: Michael Jr. and Justin ... her father, Michael, played football and baseball at Milikin, while her brother, Justin, played football at Illinois and brother, Mike, played football and baseball at McKendree ... her uncle, Eric Wright, played football for the San Francisco 49ers ... her father and two brothers are also coaches at McKendree, Illinois and Illinois Wesleyan ... AFNI Honor Roll ... Major: Athletic Training.