Graduated as Illinois' career leader in being hit by a pitch. She was hit 14 times in 2004 and 36 times in her career. That is more than twice the second-place total.
Is third all-time in RBI (100) and walks (62).
Doubled and scored the winning run in the tenth inning at Wisconsin on May 1. Sartini was 2-for-3 in that game.
Has thrown out 17 would-be base stealers this season and leads the Illini with a .997 fielding percentage while handling a top-shelf pitching staff.
Had RBI single in 1-0 win over Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament
Earned Illinois' Gold Glove Award for second time in three seasons Threw out 19 runners trying to steal and had just three passed balls. Opponents had just 18 stolen bases on the year and just 60 in 107 attempts against Sartini in her career Had her most successful year at the plate with a .289 average. Reached base all seven times against DePaul in the doubleheader on two hits, a hit-by-pitch and four walks.
Set Illinois single-season home run mark with five roundtrippers (since broken) Hit two home runs in three days, a two-run shot to put the Illini up for good against Michigan State on April 28, and a three-run blast to tie the game with No. 18 DePaul on April 30 Missed 16 games with a knee injury before returning against Iowa on April 5 and doubling Threw out 9 of 23 runners trying to steal against her for the season Ranked second on the team with 26 RBI.
Winner of Illinois team Golden Glove Award Started every game at catcher Led the team and the Big Ten with 38 RBI Ranked third on the team with a .276 batting average Batted .441 (15 of 34) during the first two tournaments, and drove in eight runs in the Sam Houston Tournament Threw out 48 percent (26 of 54) of the runners trying to steal Ranked second on the team with 12 doubles and tied for the team lead with four home runs Hit a grand slam home run vs. Indiana State, an 8-1 victory. Drove in two of Illinois' three runs with a double vs. Purdue Homered in back-to-back games on March 23 and 24, going 4-for-6 with three runs scored and four RBI vs. Georgia St. and FAMU Batted .533 (8 of 15) with two doubles and four RBI in Winthrop Tournament Went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI vs. Ball State.
Named 2000 Female Athlete of the Year by school Two-time softball MVP in 2000 and 1999 Chosen to be a participant in 2000 Optimist All-Star Game Sierra Valley Conference all-league recipient four consecutive seasons Hit .338 with 14 runs batted in and a .977 fielding percentage in 1999 First player in school history to receive all-league honors four straight years Coached by Don Bettencourt in high school and Ron Ervin and Debbie Taylor in club ball.
Born April 6, 1982 Daughter of Richard and Larelyn Sartini Sister Ally coaches at Birmingham Southern College Academic All-Big Ten George Huff Award winner Member of Illinois Fellowship of Christian Athletes Winner of softball team Scholar-Athlete Award Named CoSIDA Academic All-Region Named Academic All-Big Ten Majoring in agricultural communications/advertising In high school, was president of Leterman's Honor Society Chairman of Community Service Committee for Future Farmers of America Lifetime CSF sealbearer.