Illini had four extra-base hits but struggled with runners on
Alex Booker and Jami Schkade among 10 players on Big Ten All-Defensive Team
Gay did not allow an earned run in back-to-back complete games on Senior Day
Katie Repole and Kylie Johnson each had two hits and an RBI
Illinois and Ohio State are tied for sixth place in the Big Ten standings
Photos from the Illini's 5-4 extra-innings victory over Indiana on April 20, 2013.
Photos from the Illini's Big Ten game versus Nebraska on March 30
Photos from Illinois' game vs. Wisconsin on March 23, 2013
Photos from the Illini's 2013 home opener, a thrilling, come-from-behind extra-inning victory.
Photos from the Illini's 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at the Fighting Illini Invitational.
2012 - Sophomore: Hit .303 (37-for-122) over 52 appearances and 41 starts, scoring 13 runs while driving in seven more and drawing 11 walks for a .361 on base percentage ... Was successful in nine stolen base attempts while recording a .976 fielding percentage while playing in left and center ... Had at least one base knock in 13 of the final 17 contests, including five multi-hit games, while reaching safely in all but one contest courtesy of three additional walks ... Opened the season with a pair of starts in right field against Massachusetts and No. 25 Louisville on Feb. 10 before pinch-hitting against UAB on Feb. 11 ... Stole her first base of the season at Florida International on Feb. 12 ... Was 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI against #10 Tennessee on Feb. 17 ... Led the Illini with a .500 batting average at the USF Invitational, held in Clearwater, Fla., from March 16-18, including 2-for-3 performances against UMass All-American Sara Plourde on March 17 and against Chattanooga ace Taylor Deason on March 18 ... Also batted .500 (4-for-8) against Minnesota during a three-game series from March 24-25, adding a run scored and a walk ... Totaled a pair of two-hit performances against Iowa, doing so in game one against the Hawkeyes on March 31 and the finale on April 1 ... Was 2-for-4 against Nebraska during game two on April 6, her sixth two-hit game of the season ... Notched a pair of two-hit games against Wisconsin on April 15, finishing 4-for-7 with two RBIs on the day ... Was 2-for-2 with a run scored in Illinois' 3-1 win over Purdue on April 21st before adding an RBI-single in the second half of the doubleheader with the Boilermakers ... Singled and stole second against DePaul on April 24 ... Was 2-for-4 with a walk at No. 22 Michigan in Illinois' 5-1 extra inning victory on April 28 ... Totaled a walk, RBI and run scored against Southern Illinois on May 2 ... Had a hit and a run scored in each of the three contests against Penn State, drawing four walks over the series to reach base seven times in 12 plate appearances ... Tallied a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning during the series finale against Penn State on May 6 ... Added her final multi-hit contest of the season against Northwestern, going 2-for-3 in game two on May 11.
2011 - Freshman: Saw time in 47 games, making 22 starts ... Split appearances between pinch running, left field and center field ... Hit .209 with 14 hits in 67 at bats ... Scored 22 runs, the fifth-most of any Illini player ... Recorded her first collegiate hit, a single, against Texas-San Antonio on February 12 in only her third at bat of the season ... Tallied her first collegiate multi-hit game against Cal State Fullerton during the Judi Garman Classic, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and a walk ... Went 2-for-3 as a pinch hitter/center fielder against Southern Illinois on March 23 ... Earned a nomination for Illini Female Newcomer of the Year.
High School: Warren Township Female Athlete of the Year and IHSA Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention in 2010 ... All-North Suburban Conference from 2007-10 for Warren Township High School ... Four-time News-Sun All-Lake County ... Daily Herald All-Area from 2007-10 ... Lake County Journals All-Area in 2007 and 2008 ... Played travel ball for the Lake County Liberty for coaches Don Moretti and Mike Miguire ... Liberty's all-time leader in hits (214), RBIs (209), runs scored (147), total bases (292), stolen bases (73) ... Led the Liberty to the ASA/USA 18U Class A Nationals in 2008 and 2009 ... Hit .485 for Liberty during 2009-10 season, which set a single season program record ... Attained "Elite Athlete" ranking at 2008 FL Rising Stars Skills Camp ... Ranked first out of 393 players in the 2008 Pennsbury SPARQ Agility Camp ... Named Exceptional Offensive Player at the 2007 USSSA State Tournament ... 2007 USSSA State Tournament All-Tournament Team ... Participated in the 2010 Super 60 Senior All-Star Game as a senior ... Three-sport athlete has four letters in softball, three in basketball and two in volleyball ... Also a member of the President's Council from 2008-10 ... Served as a D.A.R.E Role Model (2008-10) ... Warren Township coach was Carri McGahan.
Personal: Daughter of Theresa Jarocz ... Born October 15, 1991 ... Has one brother, Gordon ... Majoring in Recreation, Sport and Tourism.
Biggest sports thrill: Winning as the underdog and games that come down to the last inning
Who most influenced your athletic career? "My brother, because when we were young we played every sport together."
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bears
Favorite Quote: "Respect all, fear none."
Favorite Musicians: Eminem and Jason Mraz
Dream Job: Sports Broadcaster
Why did you choose to play softball at Illinois? "Great academic history, close to home and because I want to win a championship."