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2006 Softball Player Bios

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KRISTA NUGENT #10
Shortstop…Senior…5'7"
Hurricane, UT (Hurricane/W. Nebraska C.C.)
Bats/Throws: S/R
MAJOR:
Mathematics

2005: Played and started in all 50 of USI's games at shortstop...hit .214 with 10 RBIs...best game of the season came against C.W. Post when she went 3-for-3 with two RBIs...had four multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games...went 2-for-4 against Lewis University in the third-place game of the GLVC Tournament...had a season-high five game hitting streak. TRANSFER: Comes to USI from Western Nebraska Community College where she earned first-team All-NJCAA I Region IX honors as a sophomore in 2004...earned honorable mention All-NJCAA I Region IX after hitting .310 with 12 doubles and a pair of triples as a freshman in 2003...also was 15-of-16 in the stolen base department as a freshman while earning Academic All-Region IX. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Hurricane High School where she earned 10 varsity letters in basketball, softball, and volleyball. PERSONAL: Born July 24, 1984.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
05   .214   50  126  19  27   10   2   1   0  31   1  20   2  .943


ANGIE DAVIS #11
First Baseman/Catcher…Senior…5'6"
Greenwood, IN (Center Grove/Wabash Valley J.C.)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Elementary Education

2005: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...played in 41 games, making 37 starts at first base for USI...had a breakout weekend at the GLVC Tournament when she hit .462 with two homeruns and nine RBIs in five games...went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBIs, including a walk-off grand slam in USI's first elimination game of the conference tournament--an 8-0, six-inning victory over Quincy University...went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a game-winning, two-run homer against Lewis University in the third-place game of the GLVC Tournament...struggled to start the season, going 0-for-21 in USI's first 14 games, but rebounded to hit a team-best .352 in USI's final 36 games...had four multi-hit games and four mult-RBI games...finished the season with a .272 batting average, two home runs, and 19 RBIs...hit a team-best .385 with runners on base and .441 with runners in scoring position. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Wabash Valley Junior College where she hit .313 with 21 RBIs, 21 runs scored, eight doubles, and three triples as a sophomore in 2004...helped WVJC to the 2004 XXIV championship and a sixth-place performance at the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament...named to the Region XXIV All-Tournament team as a freshman in 2003...helped WVJC to the 2003 Region XXIV championship and trip to the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Center Grove High School where she was a member of four county and three sectional championship squads...CGHS also won a regional and semi-state title and was the IHSAA Class 3A state finalist in 2002. PERSONAL: Born October 7, 1983.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
05   .272   41   92   8  25   19   6   0   2  37  15  18   0  .991


MISSY GROVER #21
Pitcher…Senior…5'8"
Mishawaka, IN (Penn)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Business Education

2005: Had a break-through season as a junior, recording a 2.08 ERA and earning second-team All-GLVC honors...appeared in 28 games, making 26 starts as a junior...won a career-high 15 games, recording a career-best 18 complete games and six shutouts...was third in the GLVC in complete games, fourth in innings pitched, fifth in wins, fifth in shutouts, and 11th in earned run average...also recorded a career-high 84 strikeouts...went 11-0 with a 0.95 ERA during USI's school-record 18-game winning streak...the 11 straight wins marked a career-high...also had a streak of 24 consecutive scoreless innings during that span...went 5-5 with a 1.87 ERA in GLVC competition...ranks fourth all-time at USI in career wins and innings pitched and is tied for fifth all-time at USI in career shutouts and complete games. 2004: Appeared in 28 games as a sophomore, posting an 11-12 mark and a 2.74 ERA...was 6-3 with a 2.62 ERA in GLVC games...went 4-0 with a 0.52 ERA, four complete games, and three shutouts during USI's season-long eight-game winning streak...had 49 strikeouts to go along with 16 complete games and four shutouts in 155 2/3 innings of work. 2003: Struggled in her first year, but came on strong in the GLVC Tournament, posting a two-hit shutout against Northern Kentucky...appeared in 25 games as a freshman, recording a 12-5 record and a 2.66 ERA in 126 1/3 innings of work. 2002: Redshirted in 2002. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the 1999 State Championship Team at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana…winning pitcher in the 1999 state championship game…first-team All-State in 2000 and All-State honorable mention in 1999…second-team All-Conference in 2000 and third-team All-Conference in 1999…set school record with 0.85 ERA in 2000. PERSONAL: Born September 27, 1982.

Career Batting Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
03   .286   25    7   0   2    0   0   0   0   2   0   2   0  .968
04   .167   28    6   0   1    0   0   0   0   1   0   3   0  .966
05   .000   28    4   0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   3   0  .983
Tot. .177   81   17   0   3    0   0   0   0   3   0   8   0  .972 

Career Pitching Statistics
Yr  App   W- L  SV  CG    IP SHO   R  ER   ERA  SO  BB   H  HR Avg.

03   25  12- 5   0  11 126.1   3  60  48  2.66  47  35 142   6 .283
04   28  11-12   0  16 155.2   4  86  61  2.74  49  43 178   9 .284
05   28  15-11   0  18 171.1   6  73  51  2.08  84  55 155  11 .236 
Tot. 81  38-28   0  45 453.1  13 219 160  2.47 180 133 475  26 .266


LINDSEY McNAUGHTON #24
Pitcher/Designated Player…Senior…5'7"
Carmel, IN (Carmel/Hillsdale)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR:
Elementary Education

2005: Played in 47 games, hitting .254 with a homerun and 18 RBIs...had a season-best nine-game hitting streak that included a 3-for-4 performance against Oakland City University...the three hits against OCU represented a season-high...had six multi-hit games, three coming in the GLVC Tournament alone, and six multi-RBI games, including a season-high three against OCU...hit .462 in the GLVC Tournament...made 26 appearances with 19 starts in the circle...was 13-7 with a 2.34 ERA in her first season at USI...won eight straight decisions at one point in the season and was 6-0 with a 1.20 ERA during USI's 18-game winning streak...was eighth in the GLVC in wins and 10th in the league in innings pitched. TRANSFER: Comes to USI from Hillsdale College where she was a two-time honorable mention All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference performer...hit .245 with a homerun and 11 RBIs as a sophomore in 2004...also went 9-8 with a 1.93 ERA as a pitcher in 2004...led Hillsdale in victories as a freshman and sophomore and had a team-best 1.67 ERA as a freshman in 2003...was 7-5 during her freshman campaign for the Chargers...hit .281 with five RBIs and five doubles as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Carmel High School where she was a four-time All-County performer...also was a two-time All-Conference performer as well as the County Player of the Year as a junior and senior...earned first-team All-State honors as a junior and senior and was one of five finalists for the Indiana Miss Softball Award...helped CHS to four conference championships. PERSONAL: Born February 2, 1984.

Career Batting Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
03*  .281   32   89   6  25    5   5   0   0  30   2  12   0  .950
04*  .245   34  106  11  26   11   3   0   1  32   2  10   0  .951
05   .254   47  138  13  35   18   6   0   1  30   4  12   1  .977
Tot. .258  113  333  30  86   34  14   0   2  92   8  34   1  .959
*2003 & 2004 Stats were from Hillsdale College.

Career Pitching Statistics
Yr  App   W- L  SV  CG    IP SHO   R  ER   ERA  SO  BB   H  HR Avg.

03*  15   7- 5   1  10  83.2   2  39  20  1.67  61  22  67   3 .214
04*  19   9- 8   0   9 105.0   2  50  29  1.93  49  22  92   2 .227
05   26  13- 7   0  13 143.2   3  62  48  2.34  87  44 134  10 .248
Tot. 60  29-20   1  32 332.1   7 151  97  2.04 197  88 293  15 .233
*2003 & 2004 Stats were from Hillsdale College.


KERRIE BURTON #2
Second Baseman…Junior…5'2"
Kokomo, IN (Northwestern)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Pre-Elementary Education

2004: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...played in 33 games, making 23 starts at second base as a sophomore for the Eagles...hit .197 with eight RBIs and 11 runs scored...had a career-game against the University of New Haven, going 2-for-3 with a homerun and three RBIs...the performance sparked the Eagles to their first win of the season and the first in an 18-game winning streak...had three multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games. 2004: Played in 34 games, making 10 starts, as a freshman...had six RBI and scored eight runs, seeing action primarily as a pinch-hitter. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Northwestern High School in Kokomo, Indiana, where she lettered in diving and swimming, softball, and volleyball...earned first-team All-Conference and All-County honors in her first three seasons at NHS...earned All-District honors as a senior in 2003...named to the Hoosier Diamond State Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior All-Star teams...hit at least .419 in each of her first three seasons at NHS...recorded 97 hits and 49 stolen bases in first three seasons at NHS...helped 18-and-under Easton Redline team to 2003 Hoosier Fastpitch NSA State Championship...hit .326 and recorded 28 hits in 2001 for the 18-and-under Easton Redline team...hit .378 with 34 hits in 2002...helped the team qualify for the NSA World Series in 2001 and 2002...hit .360 for the 16-and-under Indiana Sting in 1999 and .410 for the 16-and-under Center Grove Gators in 2000. PERSONAL: Born May 27, 1984.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
04   .167   34   42   8   7    6   1   0   0   8   8  11   0  .808
05   .197   33   66  11  20    8   4   0   1  20  10  19   0  .954
Tot. .185   67  108  19  27   14   5   0   1  28  18  30   0  .925


JENNIFER MULLIKIN #8
Third Baseman…Junior…5'7"
Greenwood, IN (Center Grove)
Bats/Throws: B/R
MAJOR:
Physical Education (Teaching)

2005: Saw limited action as a sophomore after injuring her elbow early in the season...hit .105 in 19 at-bats. 2004: Played in 29 games, making 26 starts, as a freshman in 2004...recorded a .907 fielding percentage at third base. 2003: Redshirted in 2003. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Center Grove High School where she hit .391 as a senior...averaged .300 or above at the plate in each of her four seasons at CGHS...helped CGHS to an 18-1 record and a number one ranking in Indiana'a 3A classification in 2002...recorded a .325 career batting average with her travel team, Easton Redline Orange...posted a .985 career fielding percentage at third base. PERSONAL: January 27, 1984.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
04   .167   29   54   2   9    1   0   0   0   9   2  17   0  .907
05   .105   14   19   0   2    0   0   0   0   2   2   6   0  .615
Tot. .151   43   73   2  11    1   0   0   0  11   4  23   0  .864


NIKKI NICHOLS #9
Pitcher/Outfielder…Junior…5'7"
Henderson, KY (Henderson County)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR:
Sociology

2005: Played in 30 games, making 21 starts in leftfield for the Eagles as a sophomore...struggled from the plate, hitting 0.85 in 47 at-bats...was 0-1 in seven appearances in the pitching circle. 2004: Saw limited playing time as a freshman, seeing action in 23 games and making nine starts...hit .258 overall, but hit .429 against GLVC competition...was 1-2 in six appearances as a pitcher. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Henderson County High School where she earned varsity letters in softball and golf...earned All-State honors in 2001 and 2002...is a three-time All-District and two-time All-Region performer...selected to the Junior East/West All-Stars in 2002...was named the Kentucky High School Player of the Week in 2002...also nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award in 2002...earned first-team Academic All-State honors in 2000, 2001, and 2002...member of the National Honor Society for four years...helped HCHS to four district titles and two regional final appearances.  PERSONAL: Born November 16, 1984...full name is Jessica N. Nichols.

Career Batting Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
04   .258   23   31   2   8    2   0   0   0   8   2  10   0 1.000
05   .085   30   47   2   4    1   0   0   0   4   0  19   0  .900
Tot. .154   53   78   4  12    3   0   0   0  12   2  29   0  .914 

Career Pitching Statistics
Yr  App   W- L  SV  CG    IP SHO   R  ER   ERA  SO  BB   H  HR Avg.

04    6   1- 2   0   1  23.0   1  22  10  3.04   6   4  38   0 .373
05    7   0- 1   0   0  11.2   0  13   5  3.00   2   1  22   0 .367
Tot. 13   1- 3   0   1  34.2   1  35  15  3.03   8   5  60   0 .370 


AUDRA LINDENSCHMIDT #14
Second Baseman/Utility…Junior…5'10"
Evansville, IN (Harrison/Evansville)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Pre-Elementary Education

2005: Played in 40 games, making 33 starts at second base and designated player...hit .255 with 13 RBIs and 14 runs scored...had a season-high seven-game hitting streak in which she hit .520 with nine RBIs in 25 at-bats...had three multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from the University of Evansville where she hit .235 with three RBIs as a freshman in 2004. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Harrison High School where she was a 2003 first-team All-State selection...also a 2003 All-Metro shortstop...three-time All-SIAC selection...set records at Harrison for batting average, on-base percentage, hits, runs, doubles, walks, and steals in a season...set career records at HHS for batting average, walks, hits, RBIs, runs, doubles, walks, and stolen bases...also lettered in swimming and volleyball. PERSONAL: Born December 31, 1984.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
04*  .235   20   17  10   4    3   1   0   0   5   4   4   2 1.000
05   .255   40  102  14  26   13   4   0   0  30   9  12   1  .971
Tot. .252   60  119  24  30   16   5   0   0  35  13  16   3  .972
*2004 Stats were from the University of Evansville


LISA ANDERSON #16
Catcher…Junior…5'5"
Chesterton, IN (Chesterton)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Pre-
Elementary Education

2005: Earned first-team All-GLVC and All-Great Lakes Region honors to go with Academic All-GLVC honors after leading the Eagles with four homeruns and 30 RBIs...hit .329 with eight doubles, a triple, and 13 runs scored...was second on the team in batting average...tied for sixth in the GLVC in homeruns and was ninth in the conference in slugging percentage (.474)...had 11 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI contests...had three games with three or more hits and two with four hits...had a season-high 13-game hitting streak in which she hit .426 with a homerun, three doubles, a triple, and 13 RBIs...ranks fourth all-time at USI with nine career homeruns and needs just two to move into second. 2004: One of the top freshman in the GLVC in 2004, earning first-team All-GLVC honors and second-team All-Great Lakes Region honors as a designated player...hit .361 with five homeruns, nine doubles, and 24 RBIs...ranked fourth in the GLVC in slugging percentage (.557) and on-base percentage (.419)...was named the GLVC "Player of the Week" after hitting .545 with a pair of RBIs and a double in USI's first seven games of the season...was second on the team in batting average and runs batted in...had 10 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games...hit .400 with runners in scoring position...hit a grand slam against St. Joseph's College...earned Academic All-GLVC honors. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Chesterton High School where she earned four varsity letters in softball, swimming, and volleyball...member of the 2002 and 2003 Duneland Athletic Conference Softball Champions at CHS...was a first-team All-District and All-Duneland Conference in 2002 and 2003...participated in the first Duneland Athletic Conference/Lake Athletic Conference softball game...the DAC won the game 10-0...earned the 2002 Mental Attitude Award at CHS...was voted the most productive hitter at CHS in 2002 and 2003...tallied a school-record 87 career hits from 2001 to 2003...was a Academic Scholar Award winner as a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior. PERSONAL: Born July 26, 1985...sister Jennifer swam for Auburn University.

Career Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
04   .361   48  122  16  44   24   9   0   5  68  13  14   1  .968
05   .329   49  152  13  50   30   8   1   4  72  15  11   1  .994
Tot. .343   97  274  29  94   54  17   1   9 140  28  25   2  .986


KATHY WOOD #5
Pitcher/Outfielder…Sophomore…5'5"
Lynnville, IN (Tecumseh)
Bats/Throws: L/L
MAJOR: Exercise Science

2005: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...played in 34 games as a freshman, making 19 starts, primarily in the outfield...struggled at the plate, hitting .083 in 24 at-bats...was 2-1 with a 1.88 ERA in six appearances in the pitching circle...made four starts as a pitcher as a freshman, recording two complete games and one shutout. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Tecumseh High School where she was a second-team All-State selection as a senior in 2004...also earned honorable mention Academic All-State honors as a senior...has earned four All-Pocket Atheletic Conference honors...was named second-team All-State as a junior and was a member of the IHSAA Class A State Finalist squad...was a 2003-04 Wendy's High School Heisman State Finalist and has been named All-Southwestern Indiana by the Evansville Courier and Press. PERSONAL: Born April 5, 1986.

Career Batting Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
05   .083   34   24  11   2    1   0   0   0   2   2   3   1  .857

Career Pitching Statistics
Yr  App   W- L  SV  CG    IP SHO   R  ER   ERA  SO  BB   H  HR Avg.

05    6   2- 1   0   2  26.0   1  10   7  1.88   3   1  31   1 .292


KRISTIN EICKHOLT #22
Third Baseman/Pitcher…Sophomore…5'6"
Van Wert, OH (Van Wert)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Exercise Science

2005: Earned Academic All-GLVC honors...played and started 49 games at third base for the Eagles...led USI with nine RBIs and was named the GLVC Player of the Week after hitting .600 with five RBIs in a pair of two-game sets against the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and Lewis University...hit .292 with a two homeruns and 15 RBIs...had 12 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games...recorded three RBIs in three contests...hit .329 with runners on base and 1.000 with the bases loaded. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Crestview High School where she earned first-team All-State honors as a senior and second-team All-State honors as a sophomore and junior...also earned four first-team All-Conference and All-District honors and was the conference "Player of the Year" in 2002, 2003, and 2004...helped CHS to the Ohio Division III state championship game...also earned two All-Conference awards in basketball. PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1985.

Career Batting Statistics
Yr     BA   GP   AB   R   H  RBI  2B  3B  HR  TB  BB  SO  SB  FLD%
05   .292   49  137  25  40   15   9   0   2  55  16  15   2  .950

Career Pitching Statistics
Yr  App   W- L  SV  CG    IP SHO   R  ER   ERA  SO  BB   H  HR Avg.

05    1   0- 0   0   0   1.1   0   0   0  0.00   0   0   1   0 .200


NEWCOMERS

LACEY LIGMANOWSKI #12
Utility…Freshman…5'9"
Homer Glen, IL (Lockport Township)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Pre-Nursing

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lockport Township High School in 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 an 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...older sister, Amy, played softball for Northern Illinois University for four years.


ALLY MCKINLEY #13
Infielder/Outfielder…Freshman…5'6"
Sullivan, IN (Sullivan)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Physical Education (Teaching)

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sullivan High School where she competed in softball, basketball, and volleyball...led SHS in batting average as a freshman, sophomore, and junior, recording a career-high average of .478 in 2003...three-time All-County selection in softball and basketball...earned All-Conference softball honors in 2003 and 2004 and was a member of the SHS’s 2002 conference championship softball team...also helped SHS to three conference championships as well as the 2003 sectional championship in basketball. PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1987.


JAMI MARTIN #18
Outfielder…Freshman…5'8"
North Vernon, IN (Jennings Co.)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Undecided

AT USI: Also is a goalkeeper on the USI women's soccer team. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Jennings County High School where she earned 10 varsity letters in soccer, basketball, and softball...member of the 2005 sectional championship team at JCHS. PERSONAL: To be announced


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