Seven current and five former ISU softball players achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher during the 2012-13 academic year.
The Redbirds played in the annual alumni game Sunday, preparing them for an eight-game fall schedule.
Five separate players were recognized with awards, while four Redbirds were named captains for next season
Illinois State begins play with a quarterfinal contest, Thursday, against Evansville
ISU enters the season's final weekend third place in the MVC, but just a half-game out of first
WJBC Redbird Recap - Missouri St. vs. Illinois St.
2013: Appeared in 39 games, including 34 starts as the designated player...was third on the team with 25 RBI, after entering the campaign with seven in her career...compiled eight multi-RBI performances, after only having one such game her first three years...also hit two home runs while batting .228...made 2013 debut with pinch-hit single vs. Minnesota (Feb. 15)...went 1-for-3, tying a then-career-high with two RBI in the win over No. 14 South Florida (Feb. 24)...hit a two-run home run against James Madison (March 2), her first since 2011...set career-highs in hits (three) and RBI (four) in the win vs. Miami (Ohio) (March 10)...went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored vs. Southern Illinois (March 29)...matched a career-high with two runs vs. Missouri State (April 7), going 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI...combined to go 2-for7 with three RBI in the doubleheader sweep of Bradley (April 11)...went 1-for-3 with two doubles at Wichita State (April 21).
2012: Appeared in 13 games, mostly as a pinch hitter...saw limited action due to a hand injury suffered at in Tempe, Ariz. (Feb. 17)...went 1-for-11 (.091) at the plate with an RBI and two walks.
2011: Appeared in 14 games and made four starts for the Redbirds...drove in two runs and recorded a double and a home run...hit a double and scored two runs vs. Idaho State at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Ariz. (Feb. 18)...blasted a solo home run at Indiana State (Apr. 26).
2010: Played in 25 games and started 18 ... had a batting average of .200 in 55 at bats ... tallied 11 hits and 10 runs ... hit one double and two home runs to drive in four ISU runs ... stole one base for the Redbirds ... had two putouts in the outfield.
Center Grove HS: Played summer softball with the Extreme `91 ... a four-year starter in softball. ... a second-team all-state selection ... four-time All-Johnson County Team member and All-MIC Team member ... member of a Center Grove High School softball team that has won the Johnson County Championship for four-straight years, as well Indiana State Champions her senior year, going 33-3... her high school team finished the 2008 season ranked No. 1 in the state of Indiana...owns the third-longest hitting streak at the high school level in the state of Indiana after she recorded a hit in 25-straight games as a sophomore in 2007 ... member of the four-time Indiana ASA State Championship team.
Personal: Born March 4, 1991 ... Parents: Rick and Lori Music ... Siblings: Kelsey and Corey ... AFNI Honor Roll ... Major: exercise science.