Gay did not allow an earned run in back-to-back complete games on Senior Day
Illinois and Ohio State are tied for sixth place in the Big Ten standings
Illini win third-straight series and extends winning streak to eight games
The sophomore went 2-for-2 with a single, a 3-run homer and a sacrifice fly
Illini riding a five-game winning streak into Michigan State series
Photos from the Illini's 5-4 extra-innings victory over Indiana on April 20, 2013.
Photos from the Illini's Big Ten game versus Nebraska on March 30
Photos from the Illini's 2013 home opener, a thrilling, come-from-behind extra-inning victory.
Photos from the Illini's trip to the UNI Dome Tournament on Feb. 8-10, 2013
Photos from the Fighting Illini Softball team's annual Christmas Party
High School: MaxPreps.com First Team Underclassmen All-America ... 2012 Chicago Tribune Softball Player of the Year ... Also named the best softball player of the 2012 season by the Kankakee Daily Journal ... Two-time Chicago Tribune First Team All-State ... Two-time Kankakee Daily Journal First Team All-Area ... Three-time First Team All-Southland Conference ... Batted .675 with a .710 on-base percentage during the 2011 season at Kankakee, stealing 76 bases while scoring 67 runs and batting in 38 more ... Holds the Kankakee High School records for most hits, highest batting average, highest on-base percentage, most singles, longest hitting streak, most stolen bases and most runs scored ... Helped lead Kankakee to Southland Athletic Conference Championships in 2009-11 ... Hit .591 with 104 hits, including six doubles, while totaling 70 runs scored and 52 stolen bases during the 2011 summer season with Team Oak Stars 18U ... National Honor Society member ... Ranks second overall in a class of 383 students at Kankakee ... Kankakee Honor Roll award recipient during each semester.
Personal: Born October 19, 1993 ... Daughter of Carl and Kelli Johnson ... Has two older sisters, Lindsay and Alyssa ... Majoring in Kinesiology ... Chose the Fighting Illini over offers from DePaul, Western Illinois and Tulsa.
Favorite Athlete: Caitlin Lowe
Top 3-5 Most-Played Songs on your iTunes: "Wanted" by Hunter Hayes, "Home" by Phillip Phillips, "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, "The World's Greatest" by R. Kelly.
Favorite Pregame Meal: Jimmy Johns
Secret talent: I can tumble.
Favorite Class You've Taken: Kin 122- Physical Activity and Health
Why Illinois? I absolutely love the environment here, has very high academic standards and nothing's better than the Big Ten.
If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why? Australia. It seems beautiful, perfect weather, and I love Australian accents.