Illinois and Ohio State are tied for sixth place in the Big Ten standings
A win of this weekend's series could clinch as high as a six seed for the Big Ten Tournament
The Illini scored 10 unanswered runs in the final three innings
Illini riding a five-game winning streak into Michigan State series
Kylie Johnson went 5-for-8 with her first career triple
Illinois' home game against Eastern Illinois on April 9, 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.
Photos from the Illini's trip to the UNI Dome Tournament on Feb. 8-10, 2013
Photos from the Fighting Illini Softball team's annual Christmas Party
2012 - Freshman: Made six relief appearances on the season, throwing a career-high 2 2/3 innings against Massachusetts in relief of starting pitcher Jackie Guy on Feb. 10, only allowing one hit ... Also limited Boston University to one hit while issuing one walk during an inning of work on Feb. 26 ... Also saw time against Tennessee (Feb. 17), Minnesota (March 25), Iowa (March 31) and Nebraska (April 6).
High School: Four-time all-district honoree ... Three-time First Team All-West Tennessee ... 2011 All-West Tennessee Player of the Year and All-State recipient ... Earned 82-16 record at Lexington to go with a school-record 819 strikeouts, over 50 shutouts and a perfect game ... Recorded 28 strikeouts in a 14-inning contest during her sophomore season, a TSSAA record ... Had 29 victories, 348 strikeouts and 17 shutouts to carry Lexington to an appearance in the Tennessee State Championships in 2009 ... Led Lexington to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee State Championships with a 29-5 senior season record, recording 258 strikeouts and a 0.97 ERA ... Also talented as a hitter, finishing the 2009 season with a .430 batting average, while eclipsing .300 as a freshman and junior at Lexington ... Hit .421 with eight homers during her final year at Lexington ... Played club ball for the Germantown Red Devils squad.
Personal: Daughter of Allan and Shelia Arnold ... Born January 15, 1993 ... Has two siblings, Colby and Kenny ... Works and participates with the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Beta Upsilon Mu and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
On Choosing Illinois: "When I walked on the campus, I knew it was the place for me. The coaching staff and girls made me feel welcome and I loved how the team seemed like one happy family."
Favorite Food/Meal: Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Athletic Team: Boston Celtics
Favorite Quote: "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination."