Gay did not allow an earned run in back-to-back complete games on Senior Day
Katie Repole and Kylie Johnson each had two hits and an RBI
Illinois and Ohio State are tied for sixth place in the Big Ten standings
Illinois defeats Southern Illinois, 4-2, in eight innings for ninth-straight victory
Illini win third-straight series and extends winning streak to eight games
Illinois' home game against Eastern Illinois on April 9, 2013
Photos from the Illini's Big Ten game versus Nebraska on March 30
Photos from Illinois' game vs. Wisconsin on March 23, 2013
Photos from the Illini's 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at the Fighting Illini Invitational.
Photos from the third day of the UNI Dome Tournament, Feb. 10, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
High School:Three-time All-Comal County ... Two-time Express News All-Area Team selection ... 2010 Express NewsSuper Team selection ... Smithson Valley earned district titles during Repole's freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ... Batted .456 with five home runs, 36 RBIs and 13 stolen bases during her first year of softball at Smithson Valley ... Followed up her stellar freshman season by hitting .515 with 11 home runs, 44 RBIs and 15 stolen bases as a sophomore before connecting for a .502 batting average with six homers, 40 RBIs and 12 stolen bases as a junior ... Travel team, the Texas Bombers Gold, finished in second at the 2010 Colorado Independence Day Tournament and in the top-20 at the 2010 ASA Gold Nationals and 2011 Premiere Nationals ... Batted .462 with 11 homers and 51 RBIs during the 2011 summer season with the Texas Bombers Gold ... Three-time academic all-district honoree.
Personal:Nickname is "Crash" ... Born July 21, 1993 ... Daughter of Mary and Brian Repole ... Has a twin sister, Whitney, who plays softball for Iowa ... Chose Illinois over offers from powerhouse Pac-12 and Big 12 Conference programs in Texas, Oklahoma and Washington, in addition to other institutions ... Majoring in Sports Management.
Favorite Food: Hot Wings, Salmon, or Ice Cream it is a toss up
Favorite Quote: "Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they have been given, rather than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It is a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."
Favorite Class You've Taken: Teen Leadership
Career Goals: Be a DI college coach and develop a camp for children with special needs
Fun Fact about you: I have twin sister who plays softball at Iowa
Secret talent: I am a good cook
Weirdest Quirk: When eating colored candies like M&Ms or skittles, I separate them into color piles, and eat them color-by-color.
Famous person you admire and why: Pat Summitt. She attacks life and sports with passion and sets a bar of excellence for women like me to chase. She has done more for women's sports than anyone I know. She has also shown me what it means to be a winner, but more importantly how it looks to have impeccable class and character.