Softball


Nicole Tobon
Nicole Tobon
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Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bloomington, Minn.

High School:
Bloomington Jefferson

Height:
5-7

Position:
C

Bats/Throws:
R/R

05/28/2014

Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom

01/30/2014

Illinois Softball Set to Begin 2014 Season

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

04/09/2013

Panthers Pounce on Illini Pitchers in 12-1 Victory

Illini turn two double plays to move into 36th nationally

04/07/2013

'Cats Complete Sweep with 7-1 Victory in Finale

Alex Booker went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt

03/23/2013

Illini Fall in DH to Wisconsin to Drop Opening Series

Wisconsin 5, Illinois 1 // Wisconsin 5, Illinois 2

03/26/2013

Illinois vs. Wisconsin- March 23,2013

Photos from Illinois' game vs. Wisconsin on March 23, 2013

03/21/2013

Illinois vs. Loyola - March 15, 2013

Photos from the Illini's 2013 home opener, a thrilling, come-from-behind extra-inning victory.

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.

12/19/2012

2012 Softball Christmas Party

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

Career Honors
2014 Academic All-Big Ten

Career Game-By-Game Stats: 2013 | 2014

2014 - Sophomore: Made three appearances on the season as a pinch hitter ... Went 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate ... Worked consistently with the Illini pitching staff as a bullpen catcher ... Walked as a pinch hitter against Binghamton in her first plate appearance of the season ... Pinch hit against Western Michigan and No. 15 Minnesota.

2013 - Freshman: Appeared in 17 games for the Illini, primarily as a pinch hitter, making five starts as the designated player ... Tallied three hits, four walks and an RBI in 20 at-bats for a .320 on base percentage ...Walked to load the bases against No. 1 Alabama, which eventually led to a run ... Had a pinch-hit RBI single against Providence ... Went 1-for-2 in her start at DP against Western Michigan ... Walked to load the bases as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning against Northwestern on Apr. 7 ... Tabbed one of Illinois' two hits in her start against Eastern Illinois.

High School: 2011 Minnesota AAA Batting Champion and Top Hitter ... Helped lead Bloomington Jefferson to the Minnesota AAA Consolation State Tournament Championship in 2011 ... Named all-state, all-metro, all-section and all-conference during the 2011 season ... Was integral in Bloomington Jefferson's 2011 section championship - the first in school history ... Named the Varsity Offensive MVP while taking home the Varsity Jaguar Award in 2011 ... 2010 All-Conference ... 2010 Varsity MVP ... 2009 Varsity Defensive MVP ... National Honor Society Member.

Personal: Daughter of Carlos Tobon ... Has two brothers, Oscar and Daniel ... Father played professional soccer in Columbia ... Involved in SAAC and SALSC at Illinois.

Getting to Know Nicole:

Favorite Food: Chipotle

Favorite Pro Team: Minnesota Twins

Favorite Athlete: Chase Utley

Favorite Band: Lady Antebellum

Favorite Quote: "There's no crying in baseball!" Tom Hanks - A League of Their Own

Favorite Pregame Meal: Anything my dad makes for me! I always have to eat right before we play.

Dream Job: Unrealistically - A brain surgeon. Realistically - An international business woman.

Fun Fact: I'm bilingual. I can speak Spanish.

Weirdest Quirk: My laugh

Famous person you admire and why: I admire Lionel Messi, because he's the best soccer player in the world.

Favorite Class You've Taken: Economy

Who most influenced your athletic career? My dad was the most influential person in helping me play Division I softball because he would always practice with me and help me with my swing. Love you dad!

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