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Homer Glen, IL (Lockport Township)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Occupational Therapy

2009: Entering season, ranks fourth all-time at USI in home runs, eighth in runs scored, and needs 37 hits to crack the top five in that category.

2008: Earned third-team Academic All-District V honors after hitting .257 with three home runs and 16 RBIs...also was named to the Academic All-GLVC Team for the third straight season...broke out of a 0-for-9 slump to start the season by crushing a USI single-game record-tying three home runs against Arkansas-Monticello...had 14 multi-hit games and five games with at least two RBIs...had a season-high five-game hitting streak in which she went 10-for-20 with a double, four RBIs, and five runs scored.

2007: Earned second-team All-GLVC honors after hitting .322 with four home runs and 23 RBIs...hit all four home runs in the final two weeks of the season, including three on the first day of the GLVC Tournament...hit .538 with three home runs and six RBIs in the conference tournament...led USI with 37 runs scored and two triples...was third on the team with 10 doubles...tied for second on the team with seven stolen bases...was 7-of-9 in stolen base attempts...finished the season on a four-game hitting streak...recorded two or more hits in 18 games...was second in the GLVC with 180 at-bats and third in the conference with 204 total plate appearances...ranks seventh all-time at USI with nine career home runs...earned Academic All-GLVC honors for the second straight season.

2006: Was one of the top freshman in the GLVC as she was second on the team and 14th in the GLVC with a .347 batting average as USI's lead-off hitter...led USI and was tied for second in the conference with 48 runs scored...also was fourth in the GLVC with a team-high 70 hits...tied a single-season school record and was second in the conference with 202 at-bats...tied for the team lead with five home runs...finished the season with 10 doubles, two triples, and 23 RBIs...ranked third on the team in doubles and fourth in RBIs...also was second on the team with 12 stolen bases...started all 57 of USI's games...had 21 multi-hit games, including three games with three or more hits and one with four hits...had five multi-RBI games, including four games with three or more RBIs and one with four RBIs...hit .395 with runners in scoring position...earned Academic All-GLVC honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lockport Township High School (Lockport, Illinois) where she lettered in softball and volleyball...led LTHS to the 2005 Illinois Class AA quarterfinals...hit .288 with 18 RBIs, five doubles, and two triples as a senior...was 15-3 from the pitching circle with a 0.81 ERA in 129 innings of work...also recorded 80 strikeouts while walking just 26 batters...earned All-Area honors as an outfielder and All-Conference honors as a pitcher as a junior in 2004...was 12-0 with a 0.62 ERA in 2004 to help LTHS to the 2004 Illinois Class AA State Championship...voted the MVP of the 2002 ASA Metro Tournament...helped her USSSA team to the 2002 Midwest National Championship and a third place showing at the 2003 Midwest National Tournament...was 2-0 with a save at the USSSA Tournament in 2004.

PERSONAL: Born May 25, 1987...daughter of Gary and Janice Ligmanowski...older sister, Amy, played softball for Northern Illinois University for four years.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
06   .347   57  202  48  70   23  10   2   5  99   8  21  12  .935
07   .322   56  180  37  58   23  10   2   4  84  18  14   7  .978
08   .257   51  167  30  43   16   5   0   3  57  19  24   4  .923
Tot. .311  164  549 115 171   62  25   4  12 240  45  59  23  .941

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