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    Katie Gaitros
    42 Katie Gaitros
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pekin, Ill.

    High School:
    Pekin

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    UT

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    2008 Highlights:
    • Appeared in 23 games during her final season
    • Scored nine runs, while stealing four bases

    2007 Highlights:
    • First pinch runner used on most occasions
    • Has started five games
    • Had first career hit vs. Sacramento State

    2006 Highlights:
    • Played in 17 games primarily as a pinch runner
    • Scored three runs
    • Named Academic All-Big Ten

    2005 Highlights:
    • Appeared in 11 games
    • Scored four runs
    • Received George Huff Award

    High School:
    • First team all-conference performer for four years
    • Played third base for Pekin Dragons, who won the Mid-State Six in 2003 and `04.
    • Named Best Offensive Player for the Dragons for two seasons
    • Received three IHSA Athletic Academic awards.
    • Batted .288 with five doubles, one triple, one home run, 11 stolen bases, and 16 RBI as a senior
    • Finished her career with a .303 average, 14 doubles, three triples, four home runs, 58 RBI, and 45 stolen bases.

    Personal:
    • Born Sept. 6, 1985
    • Daughter of Ed and Sue Gaitros
    • Majoring in molecular and cellular biology
    • Sister Megan plays softball at SIU-Edwardsville and sister Jamie played for MacMurray
    • President of Best Buddies in high school
    • Member of National Honor Society
    • Student Council representative.

    Getting to know Katie...


    Nickname: Doctor
    Career Plans: Genetic Counselor
    Favorite food: Homemade beef and noodles
    Favorite TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond and My Wife and Kids
    Favorite Musical Group: Big and Rich
    Favorite Athlete: Albert Pujols
    I chose my jersey number because: it was my basketball number in high school
    Best part of being a college athlete: Traveling, getting to see new places
    If you weren't playing softball, which sport would you play?: Volleyball
    I'd like to switch places for a day with...: Tony LaRussa
    Do you have any superstitions? I never step on the chalk lines.
    My favorite thing to pack I pack for a road trip? My stuffed gator
    Our team will be fun to watch this year because... we like to make things interesting and have fun while we are out there.

    Career Statistics

    Year	AVG.	GP-GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	TB	SLG%	BB	HB	SO	OB%	SAC	SB-A	PO	A	E	FLD%
    2005	.000	11-0	1	4	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	0	0	0	.000	0	2-2	0	0	0	.000
    2006	.000	17-0	0	3	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000	0	0	0	.000	0	1-1	0	0	0	.000
    2007	1.000	35-5	1	7	1	0	0	0	0	1	1.000	1	0	0	1.000	0	4-8	3	0	1	.750
    Total	.500	63-5	2	14	1	0	0	0	0	1	.500	1	0	0	.667	0	7-11	3	0	1	.750
    

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