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    Nicole Evans
    40 Nicole Evans
    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Glen Ellyn, Ill.

    High School:
    Trinity

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    OF

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    04/05/2014

    Illini Take One From No. 20 Nebraska in Front of Near-Sellout Crowd

    Illinois topped the Huskers 11-4, then fell 9-4

    03/29/2014

    Illinois Offense Comes Up Empty Against No. 15 Minnesota

    The Gophers topped the Illini 8-0 (6) and 7-0 in the Big Ten doubleheader

    02/22/2014

    Illini Fall to Texas Tech in Extras, 4-3

    Allie Bauch was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI

    02/16/2014

    No. 1 Tennessee Hands Illinois First Loss of 2014

    The Illini defeated Binghamton, 15-2, but fell to the top-ranked Lady Vols, 10-0

    02/14/2014

    Back-to-Back Shutouts Propel Illini to Best Start in Program History

    Illinois opens season with a 7-0 record for first time ever

    04/10/2014

    Illinois vs. Nebraska- 4/5/14

    Illinois played Nebraska with each team taking away a win on April 5, 2014.

    03/18/2014

    Softball vs. Omaha 3/15/14

    Softball vs. Omaha 3/15/14

    Career Game-By-Game Stats: 2014

    High School: First-team all-state 2013 ... Second-team all-state 2011, 2012 ... Four-time GCAC All-Conference ... Chicago Sun-Times Top 35 Players to Watch 2011 ... Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 Softball Players 2011 ... Chicago Tribune all-state honorable mention 2010 ... Helped lead Trinity High to a second place state 3A finish in 2010, to regional championships in 2011 and 2013, and to a section championship in 2012 ... Finished high school with 47 career home runs ... Played travel ball for Illinois Chill, who finished second in Chicago Metro in 2012, first at the 2013 Queen of Diamonds Tournament and second at the 2013 Chicagoland PGF qualifier.

    Personal: Born Nicole Priscilla Evans ... Daughter of Penny and Dave Weinstein, and Kevin and Nancy Evans ... Has two younger siblings, Merrick and Jared ... Father, Kevin Evans, played basketball at Marycrest College, and step-father Dave Weinstein played Tennis at Illinois in 1978 ... Trinity High School Salutatorian ... Illinois State Scholar ... President's Award for Academic Excellence ... Spanish Award 2013 ... Trinity High Third in Class Scholarship 2012 ... English Award 2012 ... Trinity High Second in Class Scholarship 2011 ... Chemistry Award 2011 ... Trinity High Blazer Award 2010 ... First Full Honors 2010, 2011, 2012 ... Student of the Year 2010, 2011 ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

    Getting to Know Nicole:

    Career Plans: Sports medicine doctor or physical therapist

    Fun Fact: My mom's name is Penny so my team calls me Nickel

    Restaurant you have to get to when going back home: Rigatoni's

    Favorite Midnight Snack: Mango

    Three things on your "bucket list": Surf, volunteer in another country, meet the President

    What are you most proud of and why? Being second in my class, because it took a lot to balance softball with school.

    Favorite Quote: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate; our deepest fear is we are powerful beyond measure."

    Weirdest Quirk: I am a neat freak

    If I could visit any place in the world, where would you choose and why? Paris; it has always been my dream.

    Secret talent: I've been told I am a decent singer.

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