Earned second team All-Big Ten honors
Finished 10th in the Big Ten in home runs (10)
Had a pair of home runs vs. UIC, including her first career grand slam, driving in a school-record seven RBIs
Also homered twice against Eastern Illinois
Finished second on the team in home runs (10), fourth in slugging percentage (.546), fourth in runs scored (30) and fourth in RBIs (39)
Illinois' third-leading hitter in Big Ten play at .300
Had four home runs during conference play, including the game-winning two-run home run vs. No. 8 Michigan on April 15.
Threw out a runner at second to end the game in victory over Florida International
Robbed a Florida Atlantic player of a home run to preserve a 1-0 victory
Hit a three-run home run in a 16-run first inning vs. Sacramento State
Hit a three-run home run and scored three runs in an 11-1 victory over Indiana
Won the team's inaugural Kathleen Bryers Award for her courage, pride and unselfish attitude
Started two games Doubled and scored vs. UC-Davis Often entered the game late for defensive purposes.
Missed the 2005 season with an injury Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored during the fall.
Received a total of 12 varsity letters in cross country, basketball and softball and 12 Academic All-Conference awards during her high school career
Named to the All-State Tournament team as a freshman after Glenbard North finished third in the IHSA State Tournament
Twice named to the Illinois Coaches Association, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Tribune All-State teams
Named All-Area and Dream Team in the Daily Herald twice.
Three-time All-DuPage Valley Conference selection.
Rated one of the top 10 female athletes in the Chicago area by the Sun-Times and the Daily Herald in 2004
Received All-Conference honorable mention recognition in basketball as well as twice being a member of the IHSA State Qualifying cross country team
Played for Chicago White Sox Academy team (coached by Scott Bryers and Kathy Young) and the Bloomingdale Blast
Blast were the NSA and USSSA state champs in 2001
High school coach was Jim McKinney.
Born May 2, 1986
Daughter of Scott and Kathleen Bryers
Has two sisters, Shannon and Colleen
Member of the National Honor Society
Majoring in kinesiology
Member of Spanish Honor Society
Glenbard Academic letter winner
Livingston Humanitarian Award recipient
Sons of the American Revolution Citizenship Award winner
Selected to the Super 60 team
Received the Profile in Courage Award by the 2004 Super 60 selection committee
Competed in 2004 for the select USA team in a softball and goodwill tour of the Netherlands and France.
Getting to Know Sarah...
Walter Payton & Jenna Hall
Favorite Illinois softball memory:
When Claire tripped running out of the dugout to bring sunglasses to one of the outfielders in Vegas
Favorite professional sports teams:
Cubs and Bears
Favorite restaurant on campus:
White Horse Inn for the cheese fries
High school teacher and coach
Favorite TV Show:
Favorite Musical Group:
Miracle; Sea Biscuit
How I started playing softball:
My parents signed me up for T-ball when I was six. My first team was the Oakland A's
My dream job would be:
What I've learned from Coach Sullivan:
If you are on time, you are late; if you are 15 minutes early, you are on time.
What is your favorite song to hear before a game?
One of Coach Freeman's bunk songs
What could you not go for a month without?
Ordering late-night Pokey Stix
If you could go to dinner with three people, who would they be?
Diller, Mak and Claire
Year AVG. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HB SO OB% SAC SB-SBA PO A E FLD%
2005 .000 4-3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 3 .000 0 0-0 1 0 1 .500
2006 .111 29-2 18 2 2 1 0 0 0 3 .167 0 0 7 .111 0 0-0 11 2 0 1.000
2007 .174 49-49 109 21 19 3 0 5 12 37 .339 13 0 32 .262 9 4-4 69 3 1 .986
Total .157 82-54 134 23 21 4 0 5 12 40 .299 13 0 42 .231 10 4-4 81 5 2 .977