Replaced Rachelle Coriddi in the line-up in season finale vs. Iowa and is 5-for-8 with a home run, a run scored and six RBI.
Hit a home run in Big Ten title game vs. Michigan State.
Won Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Claimed four Illinois Spirit Awards in her career.
Has started 187 games in her career, including 22 this season.
Was 2-for-3 with a run scored vs. UC-Riverside.
Delivered two-run single vs. then #14 LSU at the Tiger Classic on Feb. 6.
Has spent much of this season as a pinch runner.
Returned to the line-up in place of injured Rachelle Coriddi on May 9 and delivered the game-winning RBI. Started in left field.
Drove in 20 runs and had a .407 slugging percentage in 2003.
Invited to NCAA Leadership Workshop last May.
Claimed the Illinois Spirit Award for the enitre university and received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Batted .293 in Big Ten play with a home run and three RBI. Hit .464 (13 of 28) from March 26-April 13. Won the Team's Spirit Award (sponsored by the On-Deck Circle) for the third straight season. Ranks third on Illinois' all-time stolen base percentage list (25-30, .833) Has started 170 games since missing the first 17 games of the 2001 season.
Surpassed her career high in RBI with 20 driven in.. Had a .407 slugging percentage . Tied an Illinois record by going 4-for-4 against Eastern Illinois, nearly hitting for the cycle with two singles, a double and a triple. Academic All-Big Ten.
Started all 58 Illini games in center field and finished the year with a 1.000 fielding percentage. Had seven multiple-hit games and two multiple RBI games Longest hitting streak of seven games began on April 7 against Northwestern and ended at Penn State on April 19. During that streak, Baumgartner was 9-for-21 with two doubles. Won the Illinois Spirit Award for second straight season.
Missed first 17 games due to foot injury Started every game but one in center field after returning. Became the first Illinois player to hit a home run at Eichelberger Field as she hit a solo shot in a 7-0 win vs. Valparaiso Hit a three-run home run at Eichelberger Field vs. Michigan State on Mar. 30, 2001 in a 4-1 Illinois victory. The shot went to the deepest part of the ballpark, easily clearing the 210-foot fence in center field.
Earned 2000 All-Conference recipient in the DuPage Valley Conference. Named captain and earned MVP honors as a senior A member of Super 60 player list Named to third team all-state by Chicago Sun-Times All-area honoree for the Daily Herald Received 1999 most improved player award for Wheaton-Warrenville South High School and earned all-conference honors Also all-conference recipient for 1999-2000 DVC-champion and regional champion basketball team All-conference and MVP award winner for volleyball in 1999 High school coach was Ron Muhitch. Club coach was Jeff Grace.
Born Feb. 15, 1982 Parents are Douglas and Margaret Baumgartner
Attended NCAA Leadership Conference last May. Member of student government all four years in high school Named to the French Honor Society as a junior Contributed to high school yearbook her senior year Enjoys reading, mountain biking and rollerblading Majoring in business administration.