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    Erin Bradarich
    5 Erin Bradarich
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Marist

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    OF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    2011 - Sophomore: Academic All-Big Ten ... Earned two starts among 15 appearances during her second season with the Illini ... Tallied two hits on the season, one as a pinch hitter against Southern Illinois on March 23 and the other against Bradley on March 30 ... Also drew three walks to earn a .385 on-base percentage.

    2010 - Freshman: Saw time in five contests ... Went 2-for-3 with two singles to earn a .667 batting average ... Was 1-for-1 as a pinch hitter in the Illini's 10-0 shutout of Minnesota in the last game of the regular season.

    High School: Earned three letters at Marist High School for coach Denise Fasano ... East Suburban Catholic All-Conference in 2008 and 2009 ... Helped lead Marist to four consecutive conference titles as well as four consecutive regional titles ... Also played for the Orland Park Sparks and Lemont Rockers for head coach Dan Bryant ... Dean's list award recipient.

    Personal: Born June 11, 1991 ... Daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Bradarich ... Has a brother, Paul ... Majoring in elementary education.

    Getting to Know Erin: Favorite athlete: Steve Yzerman ... Earliest softball memory: "Tee ball at Merrionette Park" ... Most influential people in her life: Her parents ... Favorite quote: "The best way to predict the future is to create it." - Peter F. Drucker ... Favorite food: Pasta ... Favorite movies: Sweet Home Alabama and Miracle ... Favorite singer: Carrie Underwood ... Dream job: Elementary teacher ... Why Illinois? "Because it is a great academic university" ... What do you like most about being a Fighting Illini? "The family atmosphere."

    Bradarich's Career Statistics

    Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg. % BB HBP OB % SF SH SB-Att. PO A E Fld. %
    2010 .667 5-0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .667 0 0 .667 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 .000
    2011 .200 15-2 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 3 0 .385 0 0 0-1 1 0 1 .500
    Total .308 20-2 13 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 .308 3 0 .438 0 0 0-1 1 0 1 .500

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