Started 46 games at catcher
Hit safely in five of the six games at the Getterman Classic, including 3-for-3 with two RBI vs. Centenary.
Had a .269 career batting average.
Led Illinois with 12 doubles
Started the second game of the series at designated player against Wisconsin and Minnesota
Delivered game-winning double in 3-2 win over So. Illinois on April 27.
Had a hit in three of her five starts Nominee for Illinois Athletic Department Spirit Award
Appeared in five games in 2003, with hits against Morehead State and Valparaiso.
Was 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter and 2-for-4 with runners in scoring position.
Drove in two runs with a double against Morehead State.
George Huff Award Winner
Academic All-Big Ten
Appeared in 29 games, starting eight - two at catcher, three in right field, and three at designated player Hit safely in 6 of 20 at-bats (.300) with a double and three RBI Posted RBI against North Carolina A&T, Charleston Southern, and Ball State Scored three runs vs. N.C. A&T, and was 2-for-2 with a run scored vs. Charleston Southern.
Named All-State as a catcher as both a junior and senior, helping the Porters to the 2001 IHSA Class AA Elite Eight, defeating West Aurora in the sectional final During her senior, Balicki batted .323 with 28 runs scored, seven doubles, five triples and 20 RBI Coached by Barb Burk at Lockport High School and Tom DiBiase and Joe Tholl on the Orland Park Sparks Club Team Batted .382 with 15 doubles, one triple, three homers, and 22 RBI as a junior and .333 with seven doubles, four triples, one home run, and 18 RBI as a sophomore Played outfield as a sophomore and caught as a junior, and senior. Three-time All-SICA conference performer. Named all-area by the Star Newspapers, Joliet Herald-News and Daily Southtown Chicago Sun-Times named her a "Player of the Week" during her junior season Participated in the State Hitting Derby Helped Lockport to third in the state as a sophomore Played in longest game in state final history, 20 innings, a 2-1 loss to Glenwood in state semifinals Named All-State catcher during her junior and senior year by the Illinois Coaches Association.
Born on Nov. 6, 1982. Daughter of William and Susan Balicki Majoring in kinesiology (pre-med) with aspirations of going to medical school and becoming an orthopedic surgeon Member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee Member of Celebratory Riots Member of Catholic Youth for Christ (CYFC) President of Global Medical Relief Program Named President of the National Honor Society and to Who's Who Among High School Students. Member of the Spanish Honor Society and basketball team Placed in the Top 10 percent of her graduating class Won the Illinois Lieutenant Governors Award for Community Leaders and the Lockport Mayor's Award for Heroism.
Getting to know Julie...
Favorite TV show:
Favorite musical group:
Favorite movie: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
What I've learned from Coach Sullivan:
Don't whine, don't complain and don't make excuses!
If you weren't playing softball, which sport would you want to play?:
What could you not go for a day without?:
My favorite thing to pack for a road trip...:
My cow pillow, Suzabell
Favorite song to hear before a game: How do You Like me Know?
by Tobey Keith
What is the best part of being a college athlete?:
Traveling to wonderful places all over the country
I chose my jersey number because...:
My birthday is Nov. 6th
Favorite class and/or professor:
Physiology and Dr. Ellen Evans