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    Kris Kopriva
    35 Kris Kopriva
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lockport, Ill.

    High School:
    Lockport Twp.

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 205

    Position:
    C

    Birthdate:
    12/07/1980

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    2001 - Appeared in 17 games, starting nine at designated hitter ... Made Illini debut vs. Illinois State at the Cardinal Baseball Classic ... First career hit was a single vs. West Virginia ... First career RBI was a game-tying RBI vs. West Virginia in the ninth inning that allowed Illinois to stage a come from behind, 10th inning rally to win ... Has two multi-RBI games ... Enjoyed four-game hitting streak April 15-April 21 ... Of six RBI, two were game-winners, including the first game of the Northwestern series and game four at Iowa.

    2000 - Redshirt season.

    High School - Lettered in baseball, golf and basketball at Lockport ... Baseball team placed second in Illinois Class AA state baseball tournament in 1997 ... A presidential scholar ... Also a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and math team in high school.

    Personal - Parents are Dave and Janet Farley ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Biggest thrill in sports was playing in the 1997 state baseball finals ... Mark McGwire has been his favorite athlete since the first grade ... Parents most influenced his athletic career because they "really pushed the idea that you'll get out whatever you put in."

    Kris Kopriva Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB K SB AVG.
    2001 17-9 38 0 5 1 0 0 6 6 .158 1 12 0-0 .132
    Totals 17-9 38 0 5 1 0 0 6 6 .158 1 12 0-0 .132

    Kris Kopriva Career Big Ten Statistics

    Year GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB K SB AVG.
    2001 8-7 23 0 4 1 0 0 4 5 .217 1 6 0-0 .174
    Totals 8-7 23 0 4 1 0 0 4 5 .217 1 6 0-0 .174

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