Made appearances in 16 games, starting in six
Earned second career save against BYU
Recorded first win of the season against UIC, striking out five in an 11-2 victory
Second win came vs. Eastern Illinois where she gave up only one run
Led team and is ninth in the Big Ten in victories (16)
Ranked third in the Big Ten in appearances with 40 (out of 55 total Illinois games) and seventh in the league in innings pitched (165.2)
Tossed a complete game shutout in an 8-0 victory over No. 20 Louisville on Feb. 11
Tossed a two-hit shut out in a 1-0 victory over Florida Atlantic
Season-high 11 strikeouts against McNeese State on March 2
Won six straight decisions in March
Won the home opener against UIC
Gave up only two runs in the 3-2 victory over Longwood on March 25 to reach the championship game of the Diamond Devil Invitational
Threw a six-inning four hit shutout against Purdue and a complete game one-run effort against Indiana the next day
Tossed five innings in relief and gave up just one hit and no earned runs vs. Eastern Illinois.
Pitched six strong innings on 4/28 against No. 11 Depaul, while scattering three hits and giving up one earned run in the 3-2 loss
Helped La Reina High to the CIF SS Division V Playoffs, winning three conference championships in the process Named to the Tri-Valley League first team and league MVP in her sophomore and junior years Received All-CIF SS Division V first team honors for two straight years During the summer, played for the So Cal Pumas Gold team that placed fifth at ASA 18U Nationals in Columbus, Ga., in 2005 Six-time honor roll student in high school Earned Coach's Award and was elected captain during her senior year Set school record for strikeouts in a season (218) during her sophomore season and career (502) Named first-team All-State (Small Schools) in 2004 Named to the All-Tournament team at the Paraclete Diamond Classic in 2004, `05, and `06 Four-year starter Posted a 0.72 career ERA.
Born Dec. 18, 1987 Daughter of Ernie and Cathy Brown Has a younger brother, Mark, 16 Volunteered over 25 hours per year to community service in high school Member of the Girls' Softball Assocation of Thousand Oaks Christmas volunteer to Ventura County Sherrif Dept.
Getting to Know Vicky Brown...
Getting sandwiches with Joey from "Friends"
Favorite pro sports team:
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
What attracted you to the U of I:
Team chemistry and the Big Ten
Favorite musical artist:
What I've learned from Coach Sullivan:
There are never enough high fives
What is your favorite song to hear before a game:
"Heart of a Champion" by Nelly
What is your favorite thing to pack for a road trip:
If you could go to dinner with three people, who would they be:
My senior English teacher Betsy Potts, Vince Vaughn and Tupac
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SH/CB SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR WP HB SF BF Avg.
2007 3.59 16-9 40 31 11 3/1 1 165.2 183 112 85 70 97 27 4 32 14 17 27 774 .277
Total 3.59 16-9 40 31 11 3/1 1 165.2 183 112 85 70 97 27 4 32 14 17 27 774 .277