2002 Highlights: Late addition to the roster; joined the team in January Moved into the teams No. 2 starter role after injury to Amanda Fortune Pitched six innings in relief, allowing just three hits in 9-4, 8-inning win over Indiana. Averaged just 1.6 walks per seven innings of work Tossed a two-hit shutout in first outing and didnt allow an earned run in her first 19 innings of her collegiate career Combined with Lindsey Tanner on a five-inning no-hitter vs. Indiana State Earned the Illinois Scholar-Athlete Award at the post-season banquet.
Prep Highlights: Member of the 2001 Class AA Illinois State Championship Softball team Part of pitching staff who set three Illinois state records for most strikeouts (591), most consecutive shutouts (14) and total number of shutouts (35) Named to the second team All-State as a senior Three-time first team All-Big 12 Conference and Big 12 scholar-athlete selection Two-time WHOI Athlete of the Week Earned five varstiy letters at Normal Community, three in softball and two in tennis Named MVP at Beechwood High School as a freshman Won two varsity letters at Beechwood in softball and basketball.
Personal: Daughter of Doug and Debbie Lovejoy Her mother played softball and basketball at Missouri Has two younger sisters Class Valedictorian Mickey D Award recipient Member of the National Honor Society University of Illinois James Scholar Member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorotity and Campus Crusade for Christ