No. 5 Illinois Set to Play No. 4 Minnesota at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at Target Field
Justin Parr Picked as Player of the Year; Duchene Tabbed Freshman of the Year
Duchene Improves to 8-1, Equals Most Wins Ever by an Illini Freshman
Illini Look to Qualify for Big Ten Tournament to Remain in Minneapolis
Freshman Honored by Big Ten for First Time Following 11-Strikeout, 2-Hit Shutout
2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Photos from Illinois vs. Oakland baseball doubleheader
Photos of the Illini playing Mizzou at Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Photos from the Keith LeClair Classic in Greenville, North Carolina
Listed as the No. 6 overall prospect in the class of 2012 in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... Named a Perfect Game All-American honorable mention selection ... Went 8-1 with a 2.56 ERA in 2011 with 71 strikeouts and 14 walks in 52 innings pitched ... Named an All-East Suburban Catholic Conference selection in 2011 ... Had a 15-4 career record ... Named to the World Wood Bat Association World Championship All-Tournament team after leading Cangelosi Baseball to the round of 16 at the tournament in October 2011 ... Didn't allow an earned run and struck out 12 with one walk in seven innings at the WWBA World Championship ... Threw a no-hitter in a 2011 IHSA Class 4A regional game.
Born December 10, 1993 ... Parents are Roy and Christine Duchene ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Has two siblings, Brent Duchene and Rita Hughes ... Favorite athlete is Ryan Quigley ... Past summer jobs include working as an umpire and shingle technician ... Plans to go into public relations/marketing after finishing school.