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    Bill Charvat
    21 Bill Charvat
    Hometown:
    Elk Grove Village, Ill.

    High School:
    Conant

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 195

    Position:
    IF

    Birthdate:
    07/07/1990

    B/T:
    L/R

    05/31/2012

    Fifty-One Illini Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big Ten

    05/19/2012

    Illini Fall to Minnesota on Senior Day, 8-3

    Illinois Loses Game, Tiebreaker for Big Ten Tournament

    05/13/2012

    Illini Edged by Nittany Lions, 3-2

    Drasen Johnson Posts Solid Effort in Third Start

    05/06/2012

    Illini Salvage Series Finale with 8-6 Win Over MSU

    Pair of Runs in 7th Inning Provides Difference in Game

    05/04/2012

    Miscues Cost Illini in 15-8 Defeat by Spartans

    Season-High Crowd of 2,499 Sees Argo, Shelton Homer in Loss

    AT ILLINOIS
    2012 - Redshirt-Junior: Played in 29 games, starting 15 at designated hitter ... Started nine games in the No. 9 spot in the order, four in the No. 7 spot and two in the No. 8 spot ... Went 3-for-5 while starting both ends of a doubleheader against Connecticut and Oregon State on March 10, stealing two bases and scoring two runs ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run against Northern Illinois on March 17 ... Hit his first career home run at Nebraska on March 24 ... Went 2-for-6 with a double, five RBIs and a run in consecutive starts against Illinois State and Mississippi Valley State on March 27 and 30, respectively ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2011 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Played in 11 games with two starts ... Hit .143 (2-for-14) on the season with five runs scored and one double ... Started at DH and went 2-for-7 with a double and two runs scored in the final two games of the Western Kentucky series ... Also scored runs against Illinois State (3/30), Illinois College (5/4) and Ohio State (5/7) ... Played for the Wisconsin Rapids River Rafters of the Northwoods League along with Illini teammate Brandon Hohl during the summer.

    2010 - Redshirt-Freshman: Had 23 at bats in 18 games with one start at designated hitter (April 2 vs. Penn State) ... Went 5-for-23 (.217) on the season ... Hit .375 (3-for-8) with runners in scoring position ... Was 3-for-12 (.250) as a pinch hitter ... Saw time at first base, second base and third base late in games ... Played for the Lake Erie Monarchs of the Great Lakes League during the summer.

    2009 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2009 season ... Played for the Crystal Lake Cardinals of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League during the summer ... Helped Crystal Lake to a franchise-best 51-15 record and a Metro Collegiate League title ... The Cardinals also won the 2009 National Amateur Baseball Federation College World Series in Toledo, Ohio.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    2008 All-Area and All-Mid-Suburban Conference selection ... Named Conant's Top Athlete in the class of 2008 by the Arlington Heights Daily Herald ... Led Conant to a regional title and the sectional championship game in 2007 ... Went 2-for-3 with a triple in the sectional semifinal game ... Received four varsity letters - two in baseball and two in basketball ... Led Conant to the 2008 MSL Basketball Crossover Championship, earning High Scorer's Honors along the way ... Played for the McHenry County Hurricanes prospect team during summer and fall seasons.

    PERSONAL
    Born July 7, 1990 ... Parents are William and Darlene Charvat ... Has an older sister, Amy ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Earned the 2008 William N. Perry Award as the top student-athlete at Conant ... Lists Alex Rodriguez as his favorite athlete ... Winning the park district championship in third grade is his earliest baseball memory ... Member of the National Honor Society (treasurer in 2007-08), Students Against Destructive Decisions, Cougar Advisory Program, Peer Mediation and Book Club ... Named to Conant's Academic A Honor Roll all four years of high school ... Member of Spanish Honor Society all four years of high school ... Received Scholastic Achievement Award for basketball and baseball in his junior and senior years ... Earned the Richard C. Kolze Academic Award, Conant's highest academic award.

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