Michelle Henderson
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Michelle Henderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Normal, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community West

Height:
5-7

Position:
1B

2010: Started every game at first base ... batted .237 in 152 at bats and drove in 34 Redbird runs ... posted a nearly flawless .995 fielding percentage ... led the team with 400 putouts, ranking fourth place in ISU's record book for putouts in a season ... set a career best 16 putouts against No. 5/7 Arizona State (Feb. 19) ... her previous career high for putouts was 15, which she accomplished against Bradley (March 14, 2009) ... was third on the team with 11 home runs and held a slugging percentage of .493 ... hit two home runs against No. 5/7 Arizona State (Feb. 19) ... hit six doubles during the season ... tallied five RBIs against Texas State (Feb. 19) and Ohio (March 6) ... named to the Missouri Valley All-Conference Second Team ... named Missouri Valley Player of the Week (Feb. 22).

2009: Started 44 of Illinois State's 50 games at first base...batted .193 on the season, driving in 15 RBIs...posted a .990 fielding percentage...led the team in putouts with 375 and ranks ninth in ISU's record book for putouts in a season...tied a career-high for putouts with 15 against Bradley (March 14)...ranked fourth on the team in runs scored with 15.

2008: Scored a career-high three runs in a 15-2 rout of Northern Iowa (May 4) ... set a career-high for putouts in a game with 13 against Northern Illinois (April 29) ... her 13 putouts in the game were also an ISU single-game high in 2008 ... recorded a career-high three walks against Indiana State (April 23), which marked the first time since April 26, 2006, that an Illinois State batter had walked three times in a game ... tied a career high with three hits against Illinois (April 16) ... recorded her second game-winning hit of the season in the top of the seventh inning against Bradley (April 14), as she hit a three-run home run with ISU down, 7-5, with one out ... that home run was just the seventh of her career (at the time) and her first since March 28, 2007, versus Indiana State ... set a career high for total bases with six at Northern Iowa (May 3) ... notched a game-winning, two-RBI single with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 3-2 Illinois State victory over Evansville (April 5).

2007: Appeared in 32 games for the Redbirds and started 20 of those as the designated player ... hit six home runs and drove in 18 RBI ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

Normal West HS: Three-year starter in softball and a two-year starter in golf and basketball ... played for former Illinois State softball all-American April Schermann at Normal West ... IHSA Class AA Hitting Derby Champion as a junior; also participated in the derby as a sophomore ...first-team all-conference as a junior ... helped Normal West to two-straight regional titles in 2003 and 2004 ... led her team to the Big 12 Conference title as a junior ... senior leader at the Big 12 Leadership Conference in 2005; also attended the conference as a sophomore ... earned Big 12 Conference Scholar-Athlete honors in both softball and basketball in 2005.

Personal: Born April 12, 1988 ... Parents: Chris Henderson and Valerie Quinn ... Sibling: Brett (22), who participates in football and wrestling at Augustana ... Major: exercise science.