2001 - Appeared in 18 games, starting 16 at second base and shortstop before succumbing to a knee injury two weeks into the Big Ten season ... Hit .216 in 51 at bats ... Hit .364, 148 points higher, with runners in scoring postition ... First career hit came in start against Brigham Young at Illini Desert Classic ... Hit first career home run at Illinois Field on March 23 against Michigan State ... Dislocated a finger during the Spring Trip, sidelining him for the final five games of the Fresno State tournament.
High School - Earned varsity letters in baseball as a sophomore, junior and senior at Mattoon ... Broke school records for single season home runs, runs, RBI and hits as a junior ... Earned special mention all-state honors in 2000 ... Earned all-conference and all-area honors as both a junior and senior and was voted team MVP as a junior ... Participated in the IHSA Coaches Association All-Star game and competed in both the 1999 and 2000 IHSA Hitting Derbies - placing second in 2000.
Personal - Parents are Rex and Barbara Hilligoss ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ... Lists biggest thrill in sports as breaking four school records as a junior ... Past summer jobs include umpiring ... A member of the National Honor Society in high school, also received a National Merit Science Scholarship Award and was an All-American Scholar-Athlete as a junior and senior.
Andy Hilligoss Career Statistics
Andy Hilligoss Career Big Ten Statistics