Illinois head coach Terri Sullivan added three in-state softball players on Wednesday as the Orange and Blue prepare to open fall competition.
Aug. 15, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The University of Illinois softball team and head coach Terri Sullivan announced the addition of three student-athletes for the 2012-13 season on Wednesday. Rising-junior transfer Sami Estill and incoming-freshmen Allie Bauch and Dana Sullivan join the Orange and Blue for the upcoming campaign to add depth to an already talent-laden roster.
Meet the Newest Illini:
Hometown/High School: Hoffman Estates, Ill./Conant
High School Coach: Cathy Ann Smith
Travel Team: Schaumburg Sluggers
Travel Coach: Frank Hill
Notes: A three-sport student-athlete who combined for 10 varsity letters and four Captain Stars during participation in basketball, softball and volleyball at Conant High School ... Three-time Daily Herald All-Area and All-Conference (2010-12) ... Helped lead high school team to back-to-back conference championships, with a 17-0 Mid-Suburban League record and an Illinois 4A State Sweet Sixteen finish in 2012 ... Batted .393 with 11 doubles and 44 runs as a senior ... Twice voted to Conant's Best Defensive Player Award honors (2010-11) ... Played travel ball with the Schaumburg Sluggers, placing second at the 2010 NSA 'A' Nationals ... Selected as one of Conant's High School top-10 outstanding seniors and was a Female Athlete of the Year Award nominee ... Academic all-state nominee in 2012 and a four-year honor roll student ... Two-time IHSA All-Academic ... Was a National Honor Society and student council member at Conant ... Daughter of Tom and Pam Bauch ... Has two siblings, Laura - a University of Illinois graduate - and Ryan.
Hometown/High School: Chatham, Ill./Glenwood
High School Coach: Vondel Edgar
Travel Team: Pekin Lettes
Travel Coach: Joe Matheny
Last College: Lincoln Land Community College
Hometown/High School: Franklin Park, Ill./Leyden
High School Coach: Kurt Schuett
Travel Team: Elmwood Park Tigers
Travel Coach: Phil Sassone
Notes: 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.