Softball


Ashley Conrad
Ashley Conrad
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Sandburg

Height:
5-5

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R

04/10/2010

Illinois' Walk-off Win over Ohio State

Photos from Illinois' Walk-off win over Ohio State on April 10, 2010 (photos by Cary Frye)

03/20/2010

2010 Illinois Home Opener

March 17, 2010

2011 - Senior: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Started 44 of the 47 games she saw time in, seeing all but one of the starts in center field ... Tallied 18 hits on the season, including four doubles, two homers and a triple ... Also tallied 25 walks and three hit by pitches to earn a .414 on-base percentage, the fourth-highest on the Illini ... Opened the season with a 2-for-3 performance against Texas-San Antonio, totaling a career-best four RBIs during the game ... Earned the go-ahead RBI against NCAA Tournament participant Maryland on March 4, laying down a two-strike bunt to score the eventual game-winning run ... Crushed a three-run homer to straight-away center field at Ohio State on April 9 ... Tallied two hits, including a two-run double to go with a walk and a run scored against Purdue on April 13 in the first game of a midweek doubleheader ... Was 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored over both contests against Western Illinois on May 7.

2010 - Junior: Academic All-Big Ten ... One of six Illini to start all 53 contests ... Totaled 33 hits, including five doubles, one triple and nine home runs ... Drove in 35 runs and scored 25 more ... Also drew 18 walks in 148 plate appearances ... Went 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs scored and three RBIs against Long Beach State on Feb. 13 ... Went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run against UC Riverside on Feb. 20 ... Knocked in two runs on two hits to go with one run scored against Mississippi Valley on Feb. 26 ... Was 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored against #20 Ohio State on April 10 ... Knocked in three with a home run against Purdue in the Illini's 8-0 shutout victory on May 12 ... Drove in two runs with a triple against DePaul during the Illini's 4-2 NCAA Regional victory.

2009 - Sophomore: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played in 42 games and made 38 starts, 37 of which were at shortstop ... Hit four home runs on the year, all in Big Ten play ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs against Minnesota on May 2 ... Hit a three-run homer run for a career-best three RBIs against No. 11 Northwestern on April 25 ... Had two-hit games against Houston (Feb. 20), Penn State (March 21), DePaul (March 26) and Michigan (April 18) ... Earned team Coaches Award.

2008 - Freshman: Played in 46 games with four starts ... Collected four stolen bases on the season ... Also scored 10 runs ... Was a season-best 2-for-2 against Iowa on May 4, belting first career home run .... Made first career start in left field against Florida International on Feb. 24 ... Earned team Coaches Award.

High School: Named Chicago Sun-Times Underclassman All-Star as a junior ... Earned All-S outhwest Suburban Conference and all-area honors as a shortstop under coach Jim Fabianski ... Led Sandburg to the conference championship and a third-place finish in the 2006 IHSA State Tournament ... Named all-conference and all-area honorable mention as a sophomore catcher ... Batted .331 with seven doubles, one home run and 14 RBIs as a junior shortstop ... Also played for the Orland Park A's and Beverly Bandits, coached by Bill Conroy.

Personal: Born Aug. 9, 1989 ... Daughter of Ray and Laura ... Has one sister, Michelle and one brother, Mathew ... Majoring in finance ... Enjoys snowboarding ... Member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Honor Roll and Varsity Club.

Getting to Know Ashley: Favorite food: Pasta or Mexican ... Favorite pro team: Chicago White Sox ... Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy ... Favorite music artist: Corey Smith ... Favorite movie: The Blind Side ... Dream date: On the beach in Hawaii ... I love Illinois because: "The traditions here and the family atmosphere" ... How did you start playing softball? "My sister played when she was little so I always had to do what she did" ... What I've learned from Coach Sullivan: "Always be enthusiastic and always have a positive attitude."

Conrad'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. %
2008 .176 46-4 17 10 3 0 0 1 1 6 .353 1 0 .222 0 0 4-4 9 1 0 1.000
2009 .226 42-38 93 20 21 4 1 4 12 39 .419 14 0 .327 0 4 3-4 44 43 13 .870
2010 .223 53-53 148 25 33 5 1 9 35 67 .453 18 0 .307 0 3 1-2 40 3 3 .935
2011 .217 47-44 83 17 18 4 1 2 14 30 .361 25 3 .414 0 3 2-2 53 4 1 .983
Total .220 188-139 341 72 75 13 3 16 62 142 .416 58 3 .338 0 10 10-12 146 51 17 .921
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