Compiled a 1.73 ERA in 137.1 innings for the Illini. She allowed 133hits and walked 47 while striking out 98. Threw complete-game shutouts six times, including a 10-inning six-hitter against Wisconsin in which she struck out seven and walked one. Struck out a career-high 11 in a five-inning complete game against Centenary.
Pitched her best softball during the final two weeks of the season Tossed a two-hit shutout in Big Ten Tournament vs. Minnesota Gave up just one run in 10 innings against No. 6 DePaul, striking out 8 Tossed the Illini's first ever perfect game, striking out nine in five innings against Valparaiso on April 29 Tossed a nine-inning shutout in 2-0 win over Michigan State Gave up just 18 extra base hits in 128.0 innings pitched Team leader in strikeouts per game (4.70).
Emerged as the team's no. 2 starter in the fall Since Amanda Fortune's injury, assumed the role, not only as the Illini's ace, but its workhorse Earned the Illini's Pitcher of the Year award Gave up just four earned runs in 26.2 innings pitched, tossing every inning of the games at Minnesota and Wisconsin in the first Big Ten weekend of the year Posted a career-high nine strikeouts vs. the Badgers on Easter Sunday Ranked third in the Big Ten in innings pitched (225.1) Posted a 20-18 record with a 1.99 ERA Tied for the Big Ten lead with 34 starts.
Appeared in 10 games for a total of 15.2 innings pitched Did not allow a run in eight of her 10 appearances Made relief appearances in three Big Ten games -- Michigan, Penn State, and Ohio State Shut out Florida A&M for three innings on Feb. 24 Came in relief in fall exhibition game vs. Kankakee and retired all 11 batters she faced in recording the victory Played for California Grapettes (coached by Denny Gomes), who placed fourth at the 2001 18U Nationals in Salem, Va.
Played for the California Grapettes club team for 11 years Pitched four perfect games in '98 for Grapettes Club Team qualified for the 1995 NSA World Series in Jupiter, Fla., and the 1997 NSA World Series in Chattanooga, Tenn. Two-time First Team All-San Joaquin Athletic Association honoree Lincoln won the SJAA title in 1998 and placed second in 1999 Played for her mother, Debbie, on the California Grapettes Gold Team Coached by Brandi Phillips in high school and Bob Harmon, Tom Dallas, and Ron Ervin in club ball Voted the Best Defensive Player as a point guard on an undefeated and conference championship basketball team in 1998.
Enjoys shopping, sewing, anything to do with fashion, making scrapbooks, and reading Born on Oct. 6, 1982 Daughter of Roy and Debbie Taylor Has three older sisters: Shelly, Sheila & Stacey and four nephews: Anthony, Tyler, Aaron, & Matthew Majoring in consumer and textile marketing Member of the board of the Textile & Apparel group on campus.