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    Shanna Diller
    3 Shanna Diller

    Bloomington, Ill.

    High School:
    Normal Community




    2008 Highlights:
    • Ranked second among Illini in average (.353), doubles (17), slugging percentage (.592) and walks (24)
    • Earned first-team All Big Ten Honors, her third All-Big Ten selection of her career
    • Named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 5 first team for the second consecutive year
    • Signed a free agent contract with the Rockford Thunder of the National Pro Fastpitch

    2007 Highlights:
    • Tri-captain, first in Illini history
    • Named Third Team All-Big Ten and Second Team All-Great Lakes Region
    • Named Academic All-Big Ten and First Team Academic All-District
    • Represented Illinois on the Big Ten Sportsmanship Team
    • Nationally ranked 24th in home runs per game, 34th in runs per game, 93rd in walks per game and 99th in RBI per game.
    • Broke Illinois' single-season home run record with a dramatic two-run home run in the seventh to tie No. 8 Michigan and send it into extra innings, before the Illini won, 5-3 in eight innings.
    • Tied with Angelena Mexicano for the Illinois single-season home run record with 16, which is also tied for the second most in Big Ten history behind Northwestern's Garland Cooper
    • Moved into second on Illinois' all-time career home run list with 28 and also pulled into second on the RBI list with 123, moving past Lindsey Hamma and Erin Montgomery
    • Moved into eighth on the Illini all-time doubles list with 23 and is third all-time in runs scored with 121
    • Ranks second, third, and sixth in career slugging pct. (.519), on-base pct. (.393), and batting average (.301) respectively
    • Ranked second in the league in home runs (16), fourth in runs scored (52), 4th in walks (29), ninth with 45 RBI and ninth in slugging (.623)
    • Along with Kisten Martin, became the first Illinois duo to hit grand slams in the same game, delivering the blows vs. Florida International Feb. 9
    • Was 3-for-5 with three runs scored in 11-10 win over Southern Utah
    • Had a nine-game hitting streak from March 4-23
    • Had three home runs and nine RBI while batting .500 (9-for-18) and producing a 1.111 slugging percentage at the Capital Classic
    • Had a first inning solo home run against UIC in the home opener while going 2-3 with 3 RBI in the 18-4 victory
    • Hit a home run in her second straight game on March 23 vs. BYU
    • Walked three times and scored twice against Longwood on March 23
    • Hit a three-run shot in an 11-1 victory over Indiana
    • Began Big Ten play with a six-game hit streak and has hit safely in 12 of 15 conference games this season.
    • Hit three home runs in a doubleheader sweep of Michigan State
    • Scholar-Athlete Award winner and the team's Gold Glove Winner

    2006 Highlights:
    • Named Academic All-Big Ten and ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District
    • Received George Huff Award
    • Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in RBI (39), giving her 78 for her career, which ranks seventh all-time in history
    • Ranked third in the Big Ten in runs scored (40)
    • Raised her career average to .300 with a .314 clip
    • Had an eight-game hitting streak
    • Was a combined 3-for-6 with two doubles, a home run and two runs scored in victories over Utah State and Utah on Feb. 18
    • Paced the way by going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run, five RBI and two runs scored in the comeback win over Long Island
    • Her grand slam highlighted a five-run sixth inning as the Illini built an 8-3 lead.

    2005 Highlights:
    • Named third team All-Big Ten
    • Started every game, 28 at third base and 22 at shortstop
    • Hit a key two-run home run in a 5-3 upset of No. 5 LSU at the UNLV Desert Classic
    • In four games at the Las Vegas Tournament, hit .462 with a double, two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored
    • Second on the team with a .480 slugging percentage
    • Her 39 RBI are third all-time
    • Set Illinois freshman records for home runs (7) and RBI (39)
    • Posted the second-longest hitting streak in school history, hitting safely in 11 straight games from Feb. 12-March 12
    • Had a hit in 33 of Illinois' 50 games
    • Won the team's Scholar-Athlete Award at the Post-Season Banquet.

    High School:
    • First Team All-State selection in 2004.
    • Played for state finalist in both volleyball and softball during her senior season
    • Bloomington Pantagraph Softball Player of the Year. Three-time All-Big 12 performer in both volleyball and softball
    • Earned the IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award
    • Coached by Bob Grimes, Tom Finch and Bobbie Monroe in softball and Lois Wisniewski and Tom Wait in volleyball
    • Played for state qualifier at Normal Community as a freshman, sophomore, and senior, winning the state title in 2001 and placing second in 2002.
    • Named to the all-state tournament team in 2001 and 2002
    • Played second base for three years, then shortstop as a senior.
    • Two-time all-area performer in softball
    • Batted .448 with 13 doubles, six triples, three home runs and 25 RBI in 2004
    • First Team All-Area in volleyball
    • Volleyball team played in three straight state tournaments, placing fourth in 2001 and third in 2002
    • Played for Southern Force in the summer
    • Southern Force (coached by Gerry Glasco) won the ASA U-18 Gold National title in 2004 and the Canada Cup in 2003
    • Batted .310 at the 2004 National Tournament.

    • Born Feb. 9, 1986
    • Daughter of Thomas and Julie Diller
    • Brother Matt graduated from Illinois in May 2005
    • Grandfather Danny Bogott played basketball at Tennessee
    • Member of National Honor Society, the German Honor Society, Student Council and Class Advisory Boards
    • Earned the Normal Rotary Student of the Month.

    Getting to know Shanna...

    Nickname: Dill
    Career Plans: Event Management
    Favorite Food: Fruit
    Favorite TV Show: The O.C.
    Favorite Musical Group: Rascal Flatts and Jack Johnson
    What is the best part of being a college athlete? Travelling with my teammates.
    If you weren't playing softball, which sport would you want to play?: Bowling!
    Opposing school you most look forward to competing against:Iowa
    Favorite thing you pack for a roadtrip: My Micheal Jackson greatest hits CD
    Favorite class: Theater 101
    What is your pre-game ritual? I listen to music.
    Favorite U o I sports team, other than your own: Mens Basketball

    Career Statistics

    2005	.284	50-50	148	29	42	8	0	7	39	71	.480	18	1	27	.361	7	0-0	66	106	21	.891
    2006	.310	55-55	171	40	53	7	0	5	39	75	.439	21	9	22	.411	1	9-12	52	120	13	.930
    2007	.303	55-55	175	52	53	8	0	16	45	109	.623	29	0	29	.396	5	5-6	53	107	10	.941
    Total	.300	160-160	494	121	148	23	0	28	123	255	.516	68	10	78	.391	13	14-18	171	333	44	.920

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