Hit a two-run home run to provide insurance for Illinois' 3-0 win against Boston University.
Earned Academic All-Big Ten for second year in a row.
Had a big hand in both ties in school history, ironically both against Top Ten teams - drove home tying run with a double off All-American Lindsay Chouinard in 1-1 tie with #6 DePaul in 2003, then drove in both runs in 2-2 tie with #4 Oklahoma in LSU Tiger Classic title game this season.
Academic All-Big Ten Appeared in 17 games, starting seven. Started five games, from April 27-May 3. Doubled home the game-tying run in the sixth off of DePaul All-American Lindsay Chouinard. * Had two hits in NCAA Tournament.
Utility player, was the primary catcher for Illinois when Janna Sartini missed 16 games due to injury from March 3-April 5 Started a total of 18 games at catcher Batting average rose 57 points from 2001 to .253 Batted .349 (15 of 43) after April 2 Was 6-for-11 (.545) with one double and three RBI in three consecutive games vs. Indiana and Indiana State in mid-April.
Started 36 games, one game at third base, 35 at designated player Hit game-winning home run for the Illini in a nine-inning 2-1 win over Wisconsin on April 20 Batted 2-for-3 and hit first double as an Illini at IUPU-Indianapolis in a 9-0 win on April 17 Pinch-hitting with two outs in the top of the seventh, Gronski drove in the tying run that helped the Illini to an eventual 3-1 win over Southern Mississippi and advance to finals of the Winthrop Invitational Drove in game-winning run in 2-1 victory at Indiana on April 29.
Batted .372 with 14 doubles and three home runs in 2000 season 2000 All-Joliet Area First Team Named to Illinois Coaches Association All-State 1st Team in 1999 Batted .365 and set IHSA record for doubles with 22 in 1999 Awarded 1999 all-conference honors from Suburban Prairie Conference Received co-MVP honors from Joliet Herald-News Member of 1998 Morris team that reached Elite Eight in state championship All-conference second team in 1998 Also lettered in volleyball and basketball 1999 co-captain and all-conference volleyball player Played for Cleek Lady Rascals club team 1998, 1999 and 2000 High school and club coach was Denny Steele.
Born on May 14, 1982 Parents are Eric and Karen Gronski D.A.R.E Role Model for two years Member of National Honor Society Member of First Christian Church in Morris Majoring in art education