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    Dana Sullivan
    26 Dana Sullivan
    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Franklin Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Leyden

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    C

    Birthdate:
    10/26/1993

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R

    03/14/2014

    Happy Homecoming: Illini Slug Past Broncos, 13-1, in Home Opener

    Eight-run fourth inning solidifies big victory

    02/16/2014

    No. 1 Tennessee Hands Illinois First Loss of 2014

    The Illini defeated Binghamton, 15-2, but fell to the top-ranked Lady Vols, 10-0

    01/30/2014

    Illinois Softball Set to Begin 2014 Season

    Illinois returns majority of offense, gains young talent in pitching rotation

    10/07/2013

    10 Illini Named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes

    Six rookies excel in their first year in the classroom

    04/14/2013

    Illini Bats Improve but Gophers Get Illini with Walks, Homers

    Minnesota scored seven runs on two homers

    04/01/2013

    Illinois vs. Nebraska- March 30, 2013

    Photos from the Illini's Big Ten game versus Nebraska on March 30

    03/21/2013

    Illinois vs. Western Michigan - March 15, 2013

    Photos from the Illini's 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at the Fighting Illini Invitational.

    02/10/2013

    UNI Dome Tournament (Day 3)

    Photos from the third day of the UNI Dome Tournament, Feb. 10, 2013, in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

    12/19/2012

    2012 Softball Christmas Party

    Photos from the Fighting Illini Softball team's annual Christmas Party

    Career Game-By-Game Stats: 2013 | 2014

    2013 - Freshman: NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete ... Appeared in 15 games a pinch runner, going 1-for-3 in steals and scoring four runs ...Stole a base and scored against Green Bay as a pinch runner ... Scored a run against Providence ... Scored the game-winning run on March 30 against No. 24 Nebraska ... Pinch ran against Minnesota on Apr. 14, scoring on a grounder to short with the bases loaded.

    High School: Lettered in softball as a sophomore, junior and senior at Leyden High School, also lettering in basketball ... Was named all-conference twice and all-area once during her scholastic career, batting .323 with a .515 slugging percentage, 30 RBIs and 15 stolen bases as a senior ... Equaled her athletic success in the classroom, tallying a plethora of honors that included being named an Illinois State Scholar while receiving the Helen St. John Award for English, Exceptional Eagle Award for Mathematics and Fern Award for Math ... Also totaled the highest GPA Award for basketball and softball, and was given the American Legion Award.

    Personal: Born October 26, 1993 ... Daughter of Jim and Geri Sullivan ... Has an older sister ... Chose Illinois over Emory, Hillsdale College, Wisconsin and Notre Dame ... Majoring in Chemistry.

    Getting to Know Dana:

    Nickname: DSull

    Favorite Athlete: Geovany Soto

    Favorite Singer/Band: Alicia Keys/Rascal Flatts

    Favorite Quote: "You just can't beat the person who won't give up."

    Favorite Class You've Taken: Chemistry AP in high school

    Three Things on your "Bucket List": Sky dive, ride the 10 largest roller coasters in the world, live in a different country for at least 6 months

    If you were to win $10 million, what would you do with it? SHOP! Save for the future, and donate to charities

    Who most influenced your athletic career? My high school basketball coach taught me the importance sports can have on your life and taught me to give it my all in the sport that I am most passionate about. He knew softball was that sport for me and he showed how far dedication will take you.

    Why Illinois? One visit to the campus and I was sold. I love the atmosphere, people, classes, and SOFTBALL!

    Favorite Midnight Snack: Hot Cheetos

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