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    Katie Lutes
    11 Katie Lutes
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Normal, Ill.

    High School:
    Normal Community

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    UT

    B/T:
    L/R

    AT ILLINOIS

    2010 - Sophomore
    Saw time in 29 contests, making five starts ... Scored 14 runs to go with two hits, two walks and one RBI ... Served as one of the Illini's main pinch runners.

    2009 - Freshman
    Played in 29 games with two starts in the outfield ... Made 20 appearances as a pinch runner ... Scored six runs and had two stolen bases ... Had three RBIs and a double at Purdue on April 29 for her first career hit, also making first career start.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Led Normal Community High School to the 2007 IHSA Class 2A State Championship ... Earned 2007 all-state tournament honors ... First team All-Big 12 Conference for three straight seasons ... Big 12 Scholar Athlete and team captain ... Honor roll student ... Earned Rotary Award, American Legion Award and Iron Pride Award in 2008.

    PERSONAL
    Born Dec. 5, 1989 ... Daughter of John and Rene Lutes ... Has two older siblings, Kristin and Craig ... Majoring in speech and language pathology ... Brother, Craig, currently plays baseball for the Fighting Illini and cousin, Nick Pankey, played football at Illinois (2001).

    GETTING TO KNOW KATIE
    Favorite food: Mashed potatoes ... Favorite music artist: Keith Urban ... Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill ... Favorite movie: Step Up ... Favorite athlete: Brett Favre ... Favorite pro team: Green Bay Packers ... Favorite actor: Chad Michael Murray ... How did you start playing softball? "Watching my brother and sister play and following in their footsteps."

    LUTES' CAREER STATISTICS

    Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg. % BB HBP OB % SF SH SB-Att. PO A E Fld. %
    2009 .111 29-2 9 6 1 1 0 0 3 2 .222 0 1 .200 0 0 2-3 1 0 1 .500
    2010 .125 29-5 16 14 2 0 0 0 1 2 .125 2 0 .222 0 0 1-2 1 0 0 1.000
    TOT .120 58-7 25 20 3 1 0 0 4 4 .160 2 1 .214 0 0 3-5 2 0 1 .667

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