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    Nicole Tobon
    20 Nicole Tobon
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Minn.

    High School:
    Bloomington Jefferson

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    C

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    01/30/2014

    Illinois Softball Set to Begin 2014 Season

    Illinois returns majority of offense, gains young talent in pitching rotation

    04/09/2013

    Panthers Pounce on Illini Pitchers in 12-1 Victory

    Illini turn two double plays to move into 36th nationally

    04/07/2013

    'Cats Complete Sweep with 7-1 Victory in Finale

    Alex Booker went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt

    03/23/2013

    Illini Fall in DH to Wisconsin to Drop Opening Series

    Wisconsin 5, Illinois 1 // Wisconsin 5, Illinois 2

    03/16/2013

    Illini Defeat SLU, 6-4, to Claim Fighting Illini Invite Title

    Jessica Davis had a double and a home run in the game

    03/26/2013

    Illinois vs. Wisconsin- March 23,2013

    Photos from Illinois' game vs. Wisconsin on March 23, 2013

    03/21/2013

    Illinois vs. Loyola - March 15, 2013

    Photos from the Illini's 2013 home opener, a thrilling, come-from-behind extra-inning victory.

    03/21/2013

    Illinois vs. Western Michigan - March 15, 2013

    Photos from the Illini's 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at the Fighting Illini Invitational.

    12/19/2012

    2012 Softball Christmas Party

    Photos from the Fighting Illini Softball team's annual Christmas Party

    Career Game-By-Game Stats: 2013 | 2014

    2013 - Freshman: Appeared in 17 games for the Illini, primarily as a pinch hitter, making five starts as the designated player ... Tallied three hits, four walks and an RBI in 20 at-bats for a .320 on base percentage ...Walked to load the bases against No. 1 Alabama, which eventually led to a run ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single against Providence ... Went 1-for-2 in her start at DP against Western Michigan ... Walked to load the bases as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning against Northwestern on Apr. 7 ... Tabbed one of Illinois' two hits in her start against Eastern Illinois.

    High School: 2011 Minnesota AAA Batting Champion and Top Hitter ... Helped lead Bloomington Jefferson to the Minnesota AAA Consolation State Tournament Championship in 2011 ... Named all-state, all-metro, all-section and all-conference during the 2011 season ... Was integral in Bloomington Jefferson's 2011 section championship - the first in school history ... Named the Varsity Offensive MVP while taking home the Varsity Jaguar Award in 2011 ... 2010 All-Conference ... 2010 Varsity MVP ... 2009 Varsity Defensive MVP ... National Honor Society Member.

    Personal: Daughter of Carlos Tobon ... Has two brothers, Oscar and Daniel ... Father played professional soccer in Columbia ... Involved in SAAC and SALSC at Illinois.

    Getting to Know Nicole:

    Favorite Food: Chipotle

    Favorite Pro Team: Minnesota Twins

    Favorite Athlete: Chase Utley

    Favorite Band: Lady Antebellum

    Favorite Quote: "There's no crying in baseball!" Tom Hanks - A League of Their Own

    Favorite Pregame Meal: Anything my dad makes for me! I always have to eat right before we play.

    Dream Job: Unrealistically - A brain surgeon. Realistically - An international business woman.

    Fun Fact: I'm bilingual. I can speak Spanish.

    Weirdest Quirk: My laugh

    Famous person you admire and why: I admire Lionel Messi, because he's the best soccer player in the world.

    Favorite Class You've Taken: Economy

    Who most influenced your athletic career? My dad was the most influential person in helping me play Division I softball because he would always practice with me and help me with my swing. Love you dad!

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