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2002 Softball Player Bios

RETURNEES

Molly Blackford #13
Infielder...Senior...5'9"...Newburgh, Indiana (Castle)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Exercise Science
2001:
Named academic All-GLVC for third straight year…Hit a career-high four home runs and drove in 20 runs…recorded a .258 batting average…Has played in 1,114.1 innings out of a possible 1,124.2 in her career…Has started every game in her career (158)…Tied for fourth all-time at USI with five career home runs. 2000: Name academic All-GLVC for second consecutive season…Hit .260 and drove in 20 runs…Started all 53 games for the Eagles as a sophomore. 1999: Named academic All-GLVC…One of the best freshmen in the conference in 1999, batting .294 with 19 RBIs and eight doubles…Started all 52 games for the Eagles as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Named Most Valuable Player and second team All-State her senior year at Castle High School…Named first team Academic All-State in 1997…All-Conference selection her senior year at Castle High School. PERSONAL: Born June 1, 1979…Her father, Craig Blackford, played professional football for the Denver Broncos.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
1999 .294 52 160 13 47 19 8 0 0 55 15 21 0 .960
2000 .260 53 150 17 39 20 5 2 1 51 14 30 1 .969
2001 .258 53 124 30 32 20 7 0 4 51 21 28 2 .916
Tot. .272 158 434 60 118 59 20 2 5 157 50 79 3 .948

Danielle Garnett #8
Pitcher…Senior…5'7"…Griffith, Indiana (Griffith H.S./Wabash Valley J.C.)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Biology
2001:
Named second-team All-GLVC after finishing seventh in the GLVC with a team-high 122 strikeouts…Appeared in 30 games and made 25 starts…won 16 games as a junior…Received GLVC Player of the Week honors after recording a 3-0 record and 1.01 ERA while hitting .357 with two RBI and a run scored in a five-game span. TRANSFER: Transferred from Wabash Valley Junior College…Freshman of the Year in 1999 and Player of the Year in 2000…Named to the NJCAA Region XXIV All-Region Team in 1999 and 2000…Named to the All-Great Rivers Conference Team in 2000…Had a team-low 0.67 ERA in 146 innings in 2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Griffith High School. PERSONAL: Born November 10, 1979.

Career Hitting Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2001 .225 29 71 5 16 10 2 0 0 18 4 12 0 .982
Career Pitching Statistics
Yr. G W-L SV CG IP SHO R ER ERA SO BB H HR Avg.
2001 30 16-7 0 16 167.1 4 55 48 2.01 122 21 170 8 .266

Stacy Beedie #2
Infielder...Junior...5'2"...Bedford, Indiana (Bedford North Lawrence)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Elementary Education
2001:
Named academic All-GLVC for second straight season…Saw action in 13 games, starting five…Hit .375 in eight appearances at the plate and drove in one run. 2000: Named academic All-GLVC…Started 14 games as a freshman in 2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Won the 1997 Mental Attitude Award at Bedford North Lawrence High School…Named the 1998 Girls' Club Girl of the Year…Won the 1999 Letterman's Club Scholarship and the 1999 Schmidt Scholarship, given to the athlete who displays excellence on the field and in the classroom. PERSONAL: Born December 7, 1980.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2000 .125 17 24 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 0 1.00
2001 3.75 13 8 2 3 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 .926
Tot. .188 30 32 5 6 1 0 0 0 6 6 4 0 .956

Rachel Bowling #11
Utility...Junior...5'10"...Middletown, Indiana (Pendleton Heights)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Exercise Science
2001:
First-team All-GLVC and All-Region…Second in GLVC with team-high 49 runs batted in and tied for second with a team-high and school-record 12 home runs as a sophomore…All-time leader at USI with 17 career home runs…Fifth all-time at USI with 76 career RBI…Led team in batting average (.365), batting average with runners on base (.398), batting average with bases loaded (.667), hits (61), runs scored (41), and total bases (113)…Started in 52 of USI's 53 games and saw action mostly in leftfield. 2000: GLVC Co-Newcomer of the Year…Made 41 offensive starts...First-team All-GLVC selection as a freshman…Led team with .372 batting average and five home runs as a freshman…Started seven games on the mound...Won four games and had a team-low 1.12 ERA in seven appearances as a pitcher. HIGH SCHOOL: Named Indiana All-State three straight years at Pendleton Heights High School…Holds nine different career softball records at PHHS…Named to the 1999 Indiana All-Star team…The 1999 Herald-Bulletin Player of the Year…Named All-Conference three consecutive years at PHHS…A member of four sectional championship teams and three conference championship teams. PERSONAL: Born November 4, 1980.

Career Hitting Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2000 .372 43 121 19 45 27 9 1 5 71 15 16 0 .894
2001 .365 52 167 41 61 49 14 1 12 113 14 28 5 .978
Tot. .368 95 288 60 106 76 23 2 17 184 29 34 5 .945
Career Pitching Statistics
Yr. G W-L SV CG IP SHO R ER ERA SO BB H HR Avg.
2000 7 4-1 0 4 43.2 0 10 7 1.12 18 10 35 1 .216
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tot. 7 4-1 0 4 43.2 0 10 7 1.12 18 10 35 1 .216

Jenny Duell #4/6
Infielder...Junior...5'5"...West Lafayette, Indiana (Harrison)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Graphic Design
2001:
Named academic All-GLVC for second straight season…Started all 53 games as a sophomore… Recorded a .973 fielding percentage and helped turn two double plays…Hit .229 with six doubles, a triple, and 14 runs batted in…Was seven-of-eight in the stolen base category. 2000: Named academic All-GLVC…Hit .296 and drove in five runs in 24 games as a freshman...Started 24 games as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Named All-Olympic Conference and All-District in 1998 and 1999 at Harrison High School…Most Valuable Player for her team in 1998 and 1999…A member of the Indiana Magic team that advanced to the ASA national finals. PERSONAL: Born February 6, 1981.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2000 .296 24 71 7 21 5 0 0 0 21 1 5 1 .941
2001 .229 53 153 26 35 14 6 1 0 43 8 9 7 .973
Tot. .250 77 224 33 56 19 6 1 0 64 9 14 8 .964

Ginnie Roberts #17
Outfielder...Junior...5'8"...Lafayette, Indiana (McCutcheon)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Elementary Education
2001:
Hit first career home run against Ferris State at the GLIAC-GLVC Challenge after missing nearly two months due to an early-season shoulder injury…Played in 18 games, starting 15, and hit .263 with two doubles and four RBI as a sophomore. 2000: Named academic All-GLVC…Started in 29 of USI's 53 games as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Won a total of six varsity letters at McCutcheon High School, playing volleyball, basketball, and softball…A member of softball sectional and regional championship teams from 1995 through 1997…Named to the Indiana All-State and All-Star teams in 1999. PERSONAL: Born November 14, 1980…Older sister is assistant coach Katie Wilson.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2000 .119 30 42 7 5 1 1 0 0 6 3 13 0 1.00
2001 .263 18 38 4 10 4 2 0 1 15 4 9 0 .929
Tot. .188 48 80 11 15 5 3 0 1 21 7 22 0 .969

Dusty Onyett #19
Infielder...Junior...5'8"...Petersburg, Indiana (Pike Central)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Business Management
2001:
Played in 23 games and started 16 as a sophomore…Hit .125 with two doubles and one RBI. 2000: Played in 16 games and started 11 as a freshman in 2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the 1995-98 sectional championship teams at Pike Central High School…Won the 1998 Scholastic Award for Basketball at PCHS…Won a total of seven letters at PCHS, playing basketball and softball. PERSONAL: Born December 9, 1980.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2000 .270 16 37 8 10 2 2 0 0 12 3 9 1 1.00
2001 .125 23 32 2 4 1 0 0 0 6 1 8 0 .967
Tot. .203 39 69 10 14 2 2 0 0 18 4 17 1 .974

Christine Arzola #22
Outfielder...Junior...5'5"...Valparaiso, Indiana (Valparaiso)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Graphic Design
2001:
Played in 18 games, starting one, as a sophomore…Hit .118 with one double and three RBI. 2000: Redshirted in 2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Mental Attitude Award at Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso, Indiana, in 1998…Earned three varsity letters in softball. PERSONAL: Born December 17, 1980.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2001 .118 18 17 0 2 3 1 0 0 3 2 5 0 .000

Kristen Houseworth #7
Catcher…Sophomore…5'5"…Martinsville, Indiana (Martinsville)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Undecided
2001:
Started 50 games as a freshman, 38 of which came behind the plate…Hit .216 with six doubles, a triple, two home runs, and 18 RBI…Threw out nine runners last season. HIGH SCHOOL: All-State and All-District performer at Martinsville High School…Holds school record for doubles in a season (7) and career runs batted in (43)…IHSAA All-Metro West Team Honorable Mention selection in 1998, 1999, and 2000…Team Co-MVP at MHS in 2000…Who's Who Among American High School Students. PERSONAL: Born April 29, 1982.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2001 .216 50 139 15 30 18 6 1 2 44 5 23 2 .987

Jessica Brown #9
Outfielder…Sophomore…5'2"…Evansville, Indiana (Memorial)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Art
2001:
Played in 31 games as a freshman, starting 11…Hit .242 and drove in two runs. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the 2000 regional championship and state finalist team at Reitz Memorial High School…Earned an Academic Honors diploma and was a member of the National Honor Society at RMHS. PERSONAL: Born October 10, 1981.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2001 .242 31 33 10 8 2 0 0 0 8 0 2 1 1.00

Brooke Biggs #14
Infielder…Sophomore…5'4"…Osceola, Indiana (Penn)
Bats/Throws: L/R
MAJOR: Physical Education
2001:
Played in 52 games, starting 50, as a freshman…Hit .245 with four doubles and 12 RBI…Stole eight bases…Recorded 115 putouts and 81 assists at second base. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the 1999 Class 3A State Championship team at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana…Three-time All-Conference selection…All-State honorable mention in 2000…Earned eight varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and softball. PERSONAL: Born September 24, 1981.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2001 .245 52 110 25 27 12 4 1 0 33 10 6 8 .951

Lacey Haynes #24
Outfielder…Sophomore…5'4"…Boonville, Indiana (Boonville)
Bats/Throws: L/R
MAJOR: Nursing
2001:
Tied single-game school record with five hits against Oakland City…Played in 40 games, starting 39, as a freshman…Hit .306 with two doubles and six RBI. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Boonville High School…First-team All-State in 1999 and 2000…Big Eight All-Conference in 1997, 1999, and 2000…Member of the 1997, 1999, and 2000 state finalists at BHS…Member of the 1998 regional finalists at BHS. PERSONAL: Born January 13, 1982.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2001 .306 40 98 14 30 6 2 0 0 32 9 9 2 .974

Monica Tepe #25
Infielder…Sophomore…5'9"…Granger, Indiana (Penn)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Undecided
2001:
Named academic All-GLVC…Played in 52 games, starting 51, as a freshman...Hit .329 as a freshman…Tied for second in GLVC with team-high 16 doubles…Led team with 18 multi-hit games…Second on squad with 35 RBI and third on team with 52 hits…Recorded a .990 fielding percentage in 256 chances. HIGH SCHOOL: Member of the 1999 Class 3A State Championship team at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana…First-team All-Conference and third-team All-State in 2000…Second-team All-Conference in 1999…Recorded a 100 percent fielding percentage out of 232 attempts in 1999. PERSONAL: Born September 23, 1981.

Career Statistics

Yr. BA GP AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB BB SO SB FLD%
2001 .329 52 158 22 57 35 16 0 1 71 11 14 1 .990

NEWCOMERS

Brandy Bates #16
Pitcher…Freshman…5'8"…Boonville, Indiana (Boonville)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Biology/Teaching
HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Boonville High School in Boonville, Indiana…Earned six varsity letters in Basketball, Dance Team, Golf, and Softball…Graduated with Academic Honors and finished in the top 20 percent of senior class…Member of National Honor Society in 2000 and 2001…Member of three conference, sectional, and regional championship team at BHS…Member of 1999 and 2000 State Finalists teams at BHS as well as 1998, 1999, and 2001 Southern Slam Championship team. All-Big "8" Conference performer in 2000 and 2001 season as well as All-District in 2000…First-team All-State in 2001…Played in North-South All-Star Game in 2001…Was top vote-getter for "Miss Softball" in 2001…Hit .407 with 27 RBI and recorded a 17-2 record and 0.40 ERA on the mound in 2001. PERSONAL: Born May 30, 1983.


Regina Gauger #12
Catcher…Freshman…5'3"…Evansville, Indiana (Reitz)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Business
HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Reitz High School in Evansville, Indiana…Academic All-City and second team-All-Conference…Evansville Courier and Press All-Metro Team…Won the "Kiwanis Mental Attitude Award"…Member of Business Professionals of America and the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Born June 15, 1983.


Missy Grover #21
Pitcher…Freshman…5'8"…Mishawaka, Indiana (Penn)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Undecided
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…Enjoys fashion design and little kids.


Sunny Oelling #1
Outfielder…Freshman…5'7"…Valparaiso, Indiana (Valparaiso)
Bats/Throws: R/R
MAJOR: Graphic Design
HIGH SCHOOL:
Member of the 2001 Duneland Athletic Conference and Sectional Championship team at Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso, Indiana…Led VHS to a record of 25-5 in 2001…2001 Duneland Athletic Conference Co-MVP…First Team All-State in 2001…Valpo Viking MVP and batting Champion in 2001…Indiana All-Star in 2001…Four-time All-Conference selection…First-team All-Area in 1999 and 2000…Hit .404 in 2001…Member of the Indiana Bulldogs Summer NSA Fastpitch Nationals team in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, and 1999…Set school records for most hits in a game and a career, longest consecutive hitting streak, most at-bats, grand slams, and most outfield assists. PERSONAL: Born June 11, 1983…Enjoys playing viola, fishing, creating art, and athletics.

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