Broke the school's single-season record for doubles with 19
Named NFCA All-Great Lakes Region honors
Started in all 62 games of the season
Finished 31st in the nation in doubles per game averaging 0.31
Ranked 40th in RBIs per game averaging 0.87
Led the Big Ten with 19 doubles
Took fourth in the Big Ten for RBIs with 54
Raked in five RBIs against Illinois State in a 9-8 win
Drove in six RBIs with a three-run homer in an 11-1 victory over Penn State giving her the second most in single-game in school history
With four RBI vs. Eastern Illinois, broke Illinois' single-season RBI record, now with 55 for the season
Led Illinois in batting (.367), RBI (55) and slugging percentage (.741) while ranking third in runs scored (47) and home runs (15)
Hit in an Illinois record 18 straight games from March 3-25
Had a team-leading 17 multi-hit games.
In the Big Ten, ranked second in slugging and RBI, fifth in on-base percentage (.468), tenth in batting avg., fourth in home runs, 7th in runs scored (47) and eighth in walks (27)
Nationally ranks 19th in RBI per game (1.0), 32nd in slugging percentage and 40th in home runs per game (0.27).
Went 4-for-8 with four walks and a .667 slugging percentage in the first tournament of the year at the Diamond Fun & Sun Classic
Hit two home runs and reached base five of six times in victories over Southern Utah and Oklahoma Feb. 16 in Las Vegas
Doubled home the go-ahead run off of Amanda Scarbarough to give the Illini a 2-1 lead over No. 4 Texas A&M on March 2. The Aggies rallied to win 6-2
Batted .400 with a double, triple, two home runs and nine RBI at Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas
Had three doubles and one home run while batting .467 at Texas A&M
Batted .653 with two home runs and seven RBI at the Capital Classic
Had a solo homerun in the 7-6 loss to ISU
Had a 3-run double against Longwood in the sixth to seal the 6-0 victory
Big Ten co-Player of the Week for March 25-31
Was 5-13 with 2 HRs, 8 RBI, and a .923 slugging percentage in the Diamond Devil Invitational
Had a two-run home run in a six run inning while defeating Purdue 8-0
Delivered game-winning two-run double vs. Penn State (April 22) to help Illinois overcome a 5-1 deficit to win 7-5
Won the team's Slugger Award
Hit a first inning three-run homer in the 5-0 victory over Bradley
Had two hits, two runs, and an RBI in the 7-6 loss to Iowa
Started 31 games for the Illini at catcher
Hit a solo home run against Central Michigan in the USF-Adidas Invitational
Had the base hit that led off the seventh inning vs. Penn State.
The Illini trailed 5-2 and rallied for a 7-5 victory with five runs in the seventh
Was 2-for-2 vs. Michigan State on April 30.
District MVP and All-State selection her senior year
Led team to a second-place finish in the Texas state tournament
Selected to the TGICA All-Star team
Three-time All-District Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-District Academic team in 2002, 2003 and 2004
Earned Garland High School Defensive Player of the Year award her junior year along with being named to Garland's All-City first team two years in a row
Batted a team high .375 with 24 RBI her sophomore year that garnered the Garland High Top Hitter Award
Two-time nominee of Who's Who in High School Sports.
Played for the Tomboys 18U-Gold team that were runners-up at the AFA National Tournament in 2005
Played for the Texas Tomboys in 2005, which placed second at the AFA Nationals.
Born Dec. 9, 1986
Daughter of Jerry and Karen Armstrong
Has two older sisters, Ashley and Chelsea
Majoring in kinesiology
Garland ISD Academics Excellence 2002, 2003, 2004
National Honor Roll 2003, 2004
NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete 2003, 2004
National Honor Society member.
Getting to Know Lana...
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Musical Group:
Sitting in great seats at Ameriquest Field when the Rangers play the Yankees on $1 Decker Hot Dog Night, and I would catch Teixeira's foul ball.
Memorable Illini Moment...
Angelena Mexicano's walk-off home run against Penn State last year.
What opposing school do you most look forward to competing against?
Who introduced you to softball?
I think my dad threw some cleats on my feet, a glove on my hand and said let's go.
Why did you come to Illinois?
I wanted to surround myself with a great atmosphere, honorable traditions, solid coaches and a team I can call my family.
Year AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HB SO OB% SAC SB-SBA PO A E FLD%
2006 .152 42-32 92 7 14 1 0 2 5 21 .228 8 0 16 .218 4 0-0 84 23 6 .947
2007 .367 55-53 158 47 58 12 1 15 55 117 .741 27 4 31 .468 1 2-2 169 27 1 .995
2008 .309 62-62 191 24 59 19 2 8 54 106 .555 16 1 35 .360 5 0-0 261 4 3 .962
Total .297 159-147 441 78 131 32 3 25 114 244 .553 51 5 82 .369 10 2-2 514 54 10 .983