Softball


Erin Jones
Erin Jones
18

Hometown:
Fullerton, Calif.

High School:
Sunny Hills

Height:
5-3

Position:
3B

Birthdate:
02/25/1982

Bats/Throws:
L/R

Ranks second in Illinois history in games played (253) and runs scored (118), hits (227)

2004 Highlights:
• Named Third Team All-Big Ten in 2004.
• Hit her second career home run in Illinois' 7-2 victory over LSU. Jones was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run in that game.
• Went 6-for-7 against Purdue with two RBI and a triple.
• Named to the 2003 NCAA All-Regional team after hitting .417 (5-for-12).
• Hit .539 (7-for-13) vs. Indiana and Purdue.

2003 Highlights:
• Started all 57 games in 2003 and all but one game in the last 3 years. • Tied for the team lead with three triples. • Went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and three RBI in DH sweep of Valpo • Ranks second in school history in runs (102) steals (39) and hits (177) • All-time leader in career sacrifice hits (23) • Named to All-NCAA Regional Tournament team after batting .417 (5-for-12) with three RBI and one run scored. Delivered three-run single in win over Georgia Tech in NCAA Tournament • Had three-run triple vs. Penn St. on April 5. • Hit three-run home run vs. Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament.

2002 Highlights:
• Won Illinois Gold Glove Award • Led all Big Ten third basemen with a .980 fielding percentage • Named to the CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-District Team • Led Illinois in stolen bases for the second year in a row with 18 stolen bases in 21 attempts. • Ranked third on the team with a .292 average • Was 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in regular season finale with Purdue • Had a career-best three RBI vs. Charleston Southern on March 22 • Had a ten-game hitting streak from April 6-19 • Ranks second on team with 10 multi-hit games.

2001 Highlights:
• Named Third-Team All-Big Ten • Started every game but one for Illini at third base • Only left-handed hitter in Illinois line-up • Named to all-tournament Team at Winthrop Invitational • Slapped an infield single to help Illini win 15-inning game vs. Minnesota, 2-1, on April 21 • Led the Illini in stolen bases with 17 out of 22 attempts • Had team-high 18 multiple hit games • Scored three of the four runs for Illini in both shutout victories against No. 12 Iowa • Went 3-for-7 with two RBI and four runs scored at Indiana State • Ranked second in the Big Ten in hits (67) and runs scored (37), while ranking seventh in stolen bases (17).

High School:
• 2000 and 1999 Sunny Hills MVP • North/South All-Star as well as American/National All-Star • First-team all-league four consecutive years • Lettered in basketball and volleyball • Played for Orange County Batbusters, who finished in second place at 2000 Gold Nationals and fourth place in 1999 Gold Nationals • Batted .365 in 1999 • High school coach was Kathy Bevill • Club coach was Gary Haning.

Personal:
• Born Feb. 25, 1982 • Parents are Danny and Patty Jones• Minds in Motion Scholar Athlete • Voted most athletic girl in high school • Graduated with high honors • President of the Spirit Club • Enjoys the outdoors, reading, dancing, fitness, health and wellness. • Majoring in kinesiology with a coorelate in business administration and sports management • Pursuing a career in fitness and nutrition. • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society • George Huff Award Winner • CoSIDA/Verizon Academic Award • Yosemite camp counselor, lifeguard, and ski boat driver. • 2002-03 Health Advocate.

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