Started 17 games at DP Scored 13 runs in 44 appearances as DP and a pinch runner. started the first game of every Big Ten series after April 28. Had a three-game hitting streak against Baylor and in the Illinois State doubleheader. Went 3-for-5 in the Minnesota series with an RBI and a stolen base. Had stolen four of the six bases she has attempted in 2004. Since May 2, batted .429 (6-for-14) with two RBI and three runs scored.
Served mainly in a pinch runner capacity with eight runs scored and four stolen bases on the year Appeared in 42 games, starting three-- vs. Bradley and Eastern Illinois and UMass -- at designated player Started against UMass in the NCAA Regional in Tuscaloosa, Ala., singling home a run Batted .286 with a .444 on-base percentage.
Appeared in 43 games, starting 13 Used primarily as a pinch hitter/pinch runner Scored 10 runs and drove in another four Started three games in right field and 10 at designated player Batted lead-off, sixth, seventh, and ninth in the order Went 5-for-11 in four games vs. Eastern Illinois and Iowa Came through with a pinch-hit RBI vs. Wisconsin in the first game of a doubleheader, then started the next five games.
Three-sport athlete also played basketball and volleyball Along with current Illinois player Katie O'Connell, played for 2000 state champion Joliet softball team coached by Dale O'Connell That 2000 team also won the Washington Tournament title Named all-area center fielder two years and all-SICA West as a senior Coached by Al Mart (volleyball), Chuck Mueller, Michelle Vanderhyden, and Dennis Brady (basketball), and Denis Odle, Brian Lynch, Dale O'Connell and Glenn Hughes (softball).
Born on June 7, 1983 Daughter of James and Connie Planinsek Enjoys movies, babysitting and camping Member of National Honor Society and the yearbook staff. Finalist for Miss "J," the ideal senior at JTHS Majoring in elementary education Future plans include teaching and coaching.