Softball


Lindsey Hamma
Lindsey Hamma
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Hometown:
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

High School:
H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
03/30/1982

Bats/Throws:
R/R

• Illinois record holder in season batting average (.429), season on-base percentage (.505), season games played (72), season runs scored (47), career batting average (.345), career on-base percentage (.421), career games played (254), career runs scored (146), career hits (268), career RBI (111), career walks (98), and career stolen bases (55).

2004 HIGHLIGHTS
• Third Team All-Big Ten in 2004.
• Hit .600 (6-for-10) with double, a home run, and two runs scored in Big Ten Tourney.
• Final Big Ten Player of the Week in 2004. Batted .571 in series sweep of Iowa.
• Made both putouts as part of dramatic double play in second game.
• First Team Verizon Academic All-District selection in 2004.
• Four-Time All-Jewish American Softball Team.
• Only Illinois player to start every game last four years.
• Led team in hitting (.351) and runs scored (31).
• In conference games, ranked 6th in runs scored (11), 13th in hits (19), 13th in batting (.311), 15th in on-base pct. (.391).
• Hit .467 in helping Illinois sweep five games at Texas A&M Aggie Classic.

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2003 Highlights:
Academic All-Big Ten • Flirted with the .300 mark most of the season, with her average ranging from .287-.310 after March 26 • Tied for the team lead with three triples • Ranked second on the team with 16 stolen bases. • Second on the team with 12 multi-hit games• Started 43 games in the No. 3 spot. • Went 3-for-4 with four RBI and one run scored in win over Minnesota.

2002 Highlights:
• Named Illinois MVP and won the Illini Slugger Award • First-Team All-Big Ten • All-Region selection • Ranked 12th in the nation and second in the Big Ten with a .429 batting average • Ranked fourth nationally in batting among shortstops • Among Big Ten's best with a .956 fielding percentage • Posted 11-game and a ten-game hitting streaks • Led the Illini in average (.429), hits (75), doubles (12), RBI (30), and total bases (89) • Batted .529 with runners in scoring position, .488 with runners on base, 400 with the bases loaded and has driven in a run 59 percent of the times she has been up with a runner at third and less than two outs • Turned it on late in the year, batting .505 after March 16 • Was 8-for-10 in the final three games of the Big Ten Tournament.

2001 Highlights:
Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in hitting (.361) • Played for Chicago White Sox All-Star softball team which played the WPSL Gold and WPSL Silver teams • Summer team (The Trevians) took ninth at AFA Nationals and 17th at ASA Nationals • Earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for April 16 after batting .632 (12 of 19) with three runs, two walks, three doubles and seven RBI in leading the Illini to a 6-0 week • Batted 2-for-3 for Illini in 1-0 win over No. 12 Iowa • Recognized as a top performer by the NFCA for the week of April 16. • Started every game for the Illini at shortstop • Second in the Big Ten in hits and third in walks. • Batting a team-high .371 with runners in scoring position • Scored the lone run for Illinois in 1-0 win over No. 16 Florida State • Combined to go 5-for-6 with a double, two RBI and one run scored in Big Ten Tournament victories over Wisconsin and Penn State • Led team with a .327 average, including a .361 average in Big Ten play • Stole 16 bases in 17 attempts to lead the Illini

High School:
• Named 2000 Female Athlete of the Year by Daily Herald, High School District 214 and Buffalo Grove • 2000 Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete and All-State First Team • 2000 Chicago Sun-Times #4 Female Athlete of the Year • 2000 Mid-Suburban League All-Conference • Participant in Illinois Super 60 • 2000 Pioneer Press All-Area First Team • Batted .462 with 54 hits, 30 runs batted in and .675 slugging percentage • Also lettered four years in basketball and two years in volleyball • Starting guard for 2000 Illinois Girls State Class AA Basketball Champions • Two-time MVP and all-conference recipient for basketball • 1999 all-conference and all-area recipient for volleyball • High school coach was Laura Stock • Club coaches were Perry Petersen and Mike Freese.

Personal:
• Born March 30, 1982 • Mother is Cheri Hamma • 2000 Chicago Tribune Scholar Athlete • Recipient of 2000 Presidents Education Award • 2000 Illinois State Scholar. • Graduated high school with high honors • Participant in Relay For Life • Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. • Majoring in English with a minor in secondary education. Plans on pursuing a career as a teacher and coach.

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