Craig Marquie
Craig Marquie


Bourbonnais, Ill.

High School:
Bishop McNamara

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195



Honor Roll:
* Second-Team All-Big Ten 1999
* Big Ten Player of the Week (5-18-99)
* Academic All-District V 1999
* Academic All-Big Ten 1999
* George Huff Academic Award 1999
* First-Team All-Big Ten 1998
* First-Team ABCA Mideast Region 1998
* Big Ten All-Tournament Team 1998
* Academic All-Region V 1998
* Academic All-Big Ten 1998
* George Huff Academic Award 1998
* Big Ten Player of the Week (3-31-97)
* Academic All-Big Ten 1997

* On pace to break Illinois career records in five offensive categories: hits, runs, total bases, doubles and RBI.

* A second-team All-Big Ten selection in the outfield
* Started 21 games in right field
* Moved back to third base for final 11 games of the season
* Led the team with 55 RBI
* Finished second on the team with 15 home runs
* Of home runs, four either tied the game or gave Illinois the lead and home run against Western Michigan proved to be the game-winning RBI
* Only a junior, finished the season ranked in Illinois' career top 10 in six offensive categories (average, hits, runs, home runs, total bases and RBI)
* Named Big Ten Player of the Week for the second time in his career May 18 following Purdue week in which he hit .643 with eight RBI, two doubles and two home runs
* Had three RBI in two of three games against Purdue and had an extra base hit in every game played that week
* Strung together career-high 15-game hitting streak from April 6 to April 24
* Had two home runs in games against Western and Eastern Illinois
* Went 3-5 with a double, home run, three runs and four RBI in Illinois' 17-run comeback win over Michgian State
* Went 6-8 with four runs and four RBI in first two games of sweep at Iowa
* Did not commit an error in the outfield
* Had career-high seven-RBI day against Western Illinois
* Collected 17 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games in 1999

* First-team All-Big Ten third baseman
* Also named to the ABCA Mideast Region Team and was a District V All-Academic pick
* Hit .400 for much of the season before finishing just below the milestone mark at .392
* Hit .400 in Big Ten games
* Ranked second in the conference in walks (43), sixth in runs scored (61), seventh in batting (.392), seventh in RBI (58) and seventh in hits (82)
* Recorded 11 home runs, including five in conference play and one in postseason play
* Of the 11 homers, four gave Illinois the lead and six were multi-run home runs
* Had two multi-home run games
* Smacked three doubles in one game against Michigan, tying a single-game Big Ten conference record
* Season-high hitting streak of 11 games came April 17-28 and included four games against both Minnesota and Iowa
* Finished second in the Big Ten with a .526 conference on-base percentage and sixth with a .707 conference slugging percentage
* Recorded three career-highs with four runs scored, three doubles and five RBI in a single game against Michigan
* Had a team-high 26 multi-hit games and 17 multi-RBI games
* Started all but two games at third base
* Played for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Virginia Valley League over the summer and hit .301 to lead his team
* Named the Valley League all-star game MVP after going 3-3 with two doubles and three RBI

* As a freshman led Illinois with 40 walks and was second with 41 RBI, a .440 on-base percentage, six home runs and 21 multi-hit games
* Was third with 42 runs scored and fourth with 67 hits
* Became the first freshman in Illinois history to be named Big Ten Player of the Week when he received the honor March 31 for his play against Indiana
* Hit .667 (12-18) with 12 RBI during six games that week
* Also smacked three doubles, one triple, three home runs and scored six runs during the streak
* Enjoyed an 11-game hitting streak during the middle of the season
* One of only two Illini to start all 59 of Illinois' games
* Hit safely in 43 of 59 games played

1996: Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-sport athlete, he earned six letters, two each in baseball, football and basketball
* An all-area pick in baseball and football his junior and senior seasons and chosen All-Chicago Catholic League in football in his final two years
* As a junior, helped Bishop McNamara to a third-place finish at the state tournament

PERSONAL: Born July 5, 1977
* Parents are Vernon and Linda Marquie
* Enrolled in the College of Commerce and Business Administration with a major in industrial distribution management
* Member of the Illinois Student-Athlete Advisory Board