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    Alyssa Gunther
    2 Alyssa Gunther
    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Tinley Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Tinley Park

    Height:
    5-3

    Position:
    2B/OF

    Bats/Throws:
    L/R

    03/15/2014

    Illini Stunned Late, Bounce Back in Game Two for DH Split

    Six-run seventh led NDSU to 7-4 win; Illini def. Omaha 6-1

    01/30/2014

    Illinois Softball Set to Begin 2014 Season

    Illinois returns majority of offense, gains young talent in pitching rotation

    01/15/2014

    Softball Inks Impeccable Fall Semester in the Classroom

    The team posted a GPA of 3.50 in the Fall, including 3.60 for scholarship students

    04/10/2014

    Illinois vs. Nebraska- 4/5/14

    Illinois played Nebraska with each team taking away a win on April 5, 2014.

    03/18/2014

    Softball vs. Omaha 3/15/14

    Softball vs. Omaha 3/15/14

    03/17/2014

    Softball vs. North Dakota State-3/15/14

    Photos from the Illini's game against North Dakota State on March 15, 2014

    High School: South Suburban Conference Player of the Year 2013 ... Super 60 Selection 2013 ... First-team all-state by Illinois Coaches Association 2013 ... Four-time all-conference selection ... Southtown Star All-Area 2012, 2013 ... All-area honorable mention 2010 ... Four-time Golden Bat award winner ... Three-time Golden Base award winner 2011, 2012, 2013 ... Golden Glove 2010, 2013 ... Southtown Star Top 100 Players 2012 ... SSC All-Academic/Athletic Award 2013 ... A four-year starter for Tinley Park High School under Wendy Podbielniak, she hit over .550 in her final two seasons and stole a total of 131 bases in her career ... Helped lead Tinley the Titans to two Regional Championships (2010, 2012), a Regional Final appearance in 2011, a Sectional Final appearance in 2010, and to third-place finish at the Class 3A State Championships in 2013 ... Played travel ball for the Orland Park Sparks under Joe Tholl ... Finished ninth at 12U Northern Nationals, then 25th at 14U and 18U ASA Nationals.

    Personal: Born Alyssa Corinne Gunther ... Daughter of Gary and Rhonda Gunther ... Has an older brother, Adam ... Member of the Academically Talented Program 2011-2013 ... National Honor Society 2012, 2013 ... Mathletes Member 2009-12 ... Titan Scholar 2012, 2013 ... Top 5 in class 2011 ... Top 1% of class 2009-2013 ... Illinois State Scholar 2013 ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

    Getting to Know Alyssa:

    Nickname: Gunny

    Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids

    Three things on your "bucket list": Skydiving, travel to Europe, visit all 50 states

    What are you most proud of and why? Making it to state my senior year for softball and winning third place. Not too many people can say they won the last game of their high school career.

    Book you've read in the past year: The Kite Runner

    Favorite quote: "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." -Dr. Seuss

    Your weirdest quirk: I get very superstitious about things, especially in sports

    Favorite TV Show: Awkward

    Favorite subject in high school: Anatomy

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