Softball


Vicky Brown
Vicky Brown
11

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Thousand Oaks, Calif.

High School:
La Reina

Height:
5-8

Position:
P

B/T:
L/L

2008
• Made appearances in 16 games, starting in six
• Earned second career save against BYU
• Recorded first win of the season against UIC, striking out five in an 11-2 victory
• Second win came vs. Eastern Illinois where she gave up only one run

2007
• Led team and is ninth in the Big Ten in victories (16)
• Ranked third in the Big Ten in appearances with 40 (out of 55 total Illinois games) and seventh in the league in innings pitched (165.2)
• Tossed a complete game shutout in an 8-0 victory over No. 20 Louisville on Feb. 11
• Tossed a two-hit shut out in a 1-0 victory over Florida Atlantic
• Season-high 11 strikeouts against McNeese State on March 2
• Won six straight decisions in March
• Won the home opener against UIC
• Gave up only two runs in the 3-2 victory over Longwood on March 25 to reach the championship game of the Diamond Devil Invitational
• Threw a six-inning four hit shutout against Purdue and a complete game one-run effort against Indiana the next day
• Tossed five innings in relief and gave up just one hit and no earned runs vs. Eastern Illinois.
• Pitched six strong innings on 4/28 against No. 11 Depaul, while scattering three hits and giving up one earned run in the 3-2 loss

High School
Helped La Reina High to the CIF SS Division V Playoffs, winning three conference championships in the process • Named to the Tri-Valley League first team and league MVP in her sophomore and junior years • Received All-CIF SS Division V first team honors for two straight years • During the summer, played for the So Cal Pumas Gold team that placed fifth at ASA 18U Nationals in Columbus, Ga., in 2005 • Six-time honor roll student in high school • Earned Coach's Award and was elected captain during her senior year • Set school record for strikeouts in a season (218) during her sophomore season and career (502) • Named first-team All-State (Small Schools) in 2004 • Named to the All-Tournament team at the Paraclete Diamond Classic in 2004, `05, and `06 • Four-year starter • Posted a 0.72 career ERA.

Personal
Born Dec. 18, 1987 • Daughter of Ernie and Cathy Brown • Has a younger brother, Mark, 16 • Volunteered over 25 hours per year to community service in high school • Member of the Girls' Softball Assocation of Thousand Oaks • Christmas volunteer to Ventura County Sherrif Dept.

Getting to Know Vicky Brown...


Favorite athlete: Venus Williams
Dream Date: Getting sandwiches with Joey from "Friends"
Favorite pro sports team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
What attracted you to the U of I: Team chemistry and the Big Ten
Favorite food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite restaurant: Coldstone
Favorite musical artist: Celine Dion
Favorite Movie: Top Gun
What I've learned from Coach Sullivan: There are never enough high fives
What is your favorite song to hear before a game: "Heart of a Champion" by Nelly
What is your favorite thing to pack for a road trip: My blanket
If you could go to dinner with three people, who would they be: My senior English teacher Betsy Potts, Vince Vaughn and Tupac

Career Statistics
Year	ERA	W-L	APP	GS	CG	SH/CB	SV	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	2B	3B	HR	WP	HB	SF	BF	Avg.
2007	3.59	16-9	40	31	11	3/1	1	165.2	183	112	85	70	97	27	4	32	14	17	27	774	.277
Total	3.59	16-9	40	31	11	3/1	1	165.2	183	112	85	70	97	27	4	32	14	17	27	774	.277
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