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    Janna Sartini
    15 Janna Sartini
    Galt, Calif.

    High School:





    • 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).

    2004 Highlights
    • 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

    2003 Highlights:
    • 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.

    2002 Highlights:
    • 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.

    2001 Highlights:
    • 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.

    High School:
    • 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.

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