Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois
Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom
Sophomores earn first career All-Region honors
Illinois to face top-seeded No. 10 Michigan in Friday's Quarterfinal
Illinois closed the regular season with a 6-1 victory over Penn State
Double header against Michigan on April 26, 2014.
Double header games against Northwestern
Illinois played Nebraska with each team taking away a win on April 5, 2014.
Softball vs. Omaha 3/15/14
Photos from the Illini's game against North Dakota State on March 15, 2014
2014 - Sophomore: Started all 50 games at second base ... Led the Illini in slugging percentage (.547), runs (37), home runs (8), total bases (93) and walks (21), hitting .347 with a .417 on base percentage, six doubles, two triples and eight stolen bases ... Recorded the most double plays by a second baseman in school history, turning 16, and ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 129 assists ... Batted leadoff in every game for the Illini, hitting .424 in the situation, reaching base as the first batter of the game 20 times, and hitting five leadoff home runs ... Went 1-for-2 with two walks, three runs and three RBI on opening night against UIC, then followed that by hitting 3-for-5 with a double, a stolen base, a run and two RBI in the following game against Loyola ... Tied the school record for assists against Eastern Illinois, tallying nine at second base in the eight-inning victory and helping the team to set a new school record with a total of 20 assists in the game ... Led off the Binghamton game with a home run, and finished 2-for-4 with a stolen base, two RBI and two runs scored ... Went 2-for-3 against No. 1 Tennessee, including singling with a runner on second and two outs, but the runner was thrown out at the plate ... Walked, singled, stole a base, and scored the game-tying run in the top of the sixth inning against USF ... Hit .615 at the UTA Hilton Invitational, with eight hits in 13 at-bats, hitting safely in all four games ... Went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and two stolen bases against Texas Tech, then went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI in game two of the day against UMKC ... Was on base four times against Creighton, leading off the game with a home run, then walking three times and scoring three runs ... Closed out the UTA Hilton Invitational by going 3-for-4 against the host Mavericks ... Registered a seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 15-23, including five multi-hit games ... Led the Fighting Illini Classic with six hits, slugging .909 on the weekend. Was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI against Western Michigan, then led off the NDSU game with a home run, finishing 3-for-4 with two RBI ... Went 2-for-4 with a run in the first game of the Iowa series, then doubled and scored twice, including the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth, to lead the Illini to victory in game three ... Went 2-for-4 against No. 16 Missouri to help lead the Illini to a 3-0 victory in game one ... Led off the Illinois State game with a home run for her fourth leadoff HR of the year, then hit another homer in the fourth, to become the 11th Illini to homer twice in a game and the first since 2011 ... Doubled, walked twice, and scored a pair in Illinois' victory over No. 20 Nebraska ... Went 2-for-4 in all three Wisconsin games, stealing and base a scoring in the finale ... Hit 2-for-4 with a run scored in game one against No. 25 Northwestern ... Was perfect at the plate on April 26, going 4-for-4 with three walks and three runs in the doubleheader against No. 4 Michigan ... Hit home runs in all three games of the Penn State series, totaling six RBI and four runs ... Went 3-for-5 with a triple and a run against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament.
2013 - Freshman: Appeared in 45 of the Illini's 49 games, making 40 starts ... Split time between second base and shortstop for much of the season, then began starting at designated player and moving to second midway through the game during the Illini's late season winning streak ... Hit .250 with 30 hits, five doubles, a home run, 16 walks, 15 runs scored and 18 RBI, going 5-for-5 in steals ... Tied for first in the Big Ten with two sacrifice flies in conference play ...Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in her first career appearance, vs. No. 1 Alabama ... Had an RBI single vs. UNI ... Had six hits at the Houston Invite, going 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI vs. DePaul ... Hit her first career home run against Houston on Feb. 17, a solo shot in the sixth ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk against Oregon State ... Batted 2-for-4 against Georgia Tech, leading off the first inning with her first career double ... Had three RBI in the Nebraska series, including an RBI double in the series finale ... Broke up the no-hitter in game two of the Northwestern series, then walked, stole a base and scored the lone run of the series in the finale, batting leadoff ... Walked and scored in the first inning as the leadoff batter against Eastern Illinois ... Had a single and an RBI against Minnesota on Apr. 14 ... Hit a two-run double in the third inning of game one against Indiana to give the Illini a 4-0 lead ... Singled and scored in both games of the Iowa doubleheader ... Went 3-for-3 with a sac fly and three RBI at MSU on April 28, then followed with a 2-for-4 day at the plate, tabbing a double, a run and two RBI ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on April 29 after hitting .412 with four runs, six RBI and two stolen bases against Iowa and Michigan State ...Stole second as part of a first-and-third double steal with Jessica Davis, drawing the throw which allowed Davis to score a key run in the SIU extra-innings win. Also singled, walked and scored twice in the game ... Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth vs. Ohio State on May 3, booking it home on a dropped third strike ... Went 1-for-3 with a leadoff double in the fourth against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament.
High School: A three-sport student-athlete who combined for 10 varsity letters and four Captain Stars during participation in basketball, softball and volleyball at Conant High School ... Three-time Daily HeraldAll-Area and All-Conference (2010-12) ... Helped lead high school team to back-to-back conference championships, with a 17-0 Mid-Suburban League record and an Illinois 4A State Sweet Sixteen finish in 2012 ... Batted .393 with 11 doubles and 44 runs as a senior ... Twice voted to Conant's Best Defensive Player Award honors (2010-11) ... Played travel ball with the Schaumburg Sluggers, placing second at the 2010 NSA `A' Nationals ... Selected as one of Conant's High School top-10 outstanding seniors and was a Female Athlete of the Year Award nominee ... Academic all-state nominee in 2012 and a four-year honor roll student ... Two-time IHSA All-Academic ... Was a National Honor Society and student council member at Conant.
Personal: Born July 14, 1994 ... Daughter of Tom and Pam Bauch ... Has two siblings, Laura - a University of Illinois graduate - and Ryan.
Getting to Know Allie:
Favorite Food: Gnocchi
Favorite Quote: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
Dream Job: Become a high school math teacher while coaching three school sports.
Pregame Superstitions: Straighten my hair, wear the same bow, and listen to "Unstoppable" by Rascal Flatts before the game.
Fun Fact: I weighed nearly 11 pounds when I was born.
Famous person you admire and why: Pat Summit because she was able to make history while being a female, which is "uncommon." She never gave up on her dreams and inspired so many people while doing so, overcoming a lot of adversity along the way.
Three Things on your "Bucket List": Skydive, study abroad, and make a difference.
Favorite Midnight Snack: Sour Skittles