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    22 Julia Hamilton  
    Julia Hamilton

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lincolnshire, Ill.

    High School:
    Stevenson

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    Outfield

    B-T:
    S-R


    JUNIOR YEAR (2007)
    Started all 52 games in which she played ... earned 50 starts in left field and two in center ... set career bests in every offensive category on the season ... hit .266 and led the squad with 17 stolen bases in 19 attempts, matching her career high in steals ... was second on the team in runs scored with 24 ... led the team in sacrifice bunts with seven ... drew 15 walks, tied for second on the team ... had a double and a team-best three triples ... knocked in seven runs ... had an on-base percentage of .341, third-best on the team among regular players ... registered four outfield assists, tops on the team ... was involved in three double plays ... had 12 multi-hit games on the year, tied for second on the team ... led Indiana with a .346 average (9-for-26) with runners in scoring position and a .378 mark (14-for-37) with two out ... went a combined 3-for-6 in a doubleheader against eventual Big Ten champion Ohio State on April 29 ... was 2-for-2 with a triple and a run scored against Penn State on April 27 ... hit .516 during one hot stretch, going 16-for-31 with seven multi-hit games and eight stolen bases in a nine-game span ... went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI against Quinnipiac (3/13) ... also matched the school record with three steals in the game ... reached base five times in the contest, also drawing a walk and reaching on an error ... was 2-for-4 with two steals and a run scored against Long Island the next day, and followed that performance with a 1-for-2 effort with a steal and a run against South Florida the same afternoon ... turned in matching efforts against Buffalo (3/16) and Princeton (3/17), going 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored in both games ... rattled off three straight two-hit games after that, going 2-for-4 against both Chattanooga and Wisconsin on March 18 and 2-for-3 against Illinois-Chicago on March 23 ... stole two bases in game two of a doubleheader against Minnesota on April 15 ... ended the season No. 8 on Indiana's top 10 list for career steals with 43 ... attained Academic All-Big Ten status.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2006)
    Played in 49 games, starting 40 ... spent most of her time in left field (40 games), while also serving as a pinch runner ... posted a team-best 17 steals on 18 attempts ... was a spark of offense for the Hoosiers in her last three outings, going 4-for-9 in the NCAA Tournament, including a 2-for-3 effort against Utah in the Austin Regional opening game (5/19) ... had a season-high two runs scored against Appalachian State on March 11, accounting for both runs in the 2-0 victory ... went on a nine-game hitting streak from March 7-16 ... recorded two or more hits on four occasions ... tallied a pair of steals against Wright State (3/25) ... tied for the second-most sacrifice bunts on the team with seven ... tallied 13 runs on the year ... recorded 26 hits and three RBIs ... wrapped up the season with 47 putouts ... earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2005)
    Converted from a right-handed batter in high school to a lefty slapper in college ... Saw action in 34 games with 10 starts ... eight of her starts were as a left fielder while the other two came in right ... hit .120 in 25 at-bats ... was second on the team with nine steals in 10 attempts and fifth on the squad with 10 runs scored ... the Hoosiers' top choice for a pinch runner with 22 appearances ... made her first collegiate start against UTEP in the Alexis Resort Classic, going 0-for-2 with a walk on Feb. 4 ... went 2-for-2 with a walk, a run and three stolen bases against Southern at the Tiger Classic on Feb. 15 ... had two stolen bases each in games against Western Michigan on Feb. 19 and Illinois on April 17.

    PREP
    Was a four-year letterwinner at Stevenson ... tabbed all-conference and all-area as a junior and senior ... received the Big Gun award as a senior after setting the school record with 31 stolen bases ... earned three letters in basketball, garnering conference honorable mention as a junior and all-conference, all-area, all-Lake Shore and Daily Herald All-Area Basketball team as a senior ... garnered North Suburban Conference All-Academic accolades for softball and basketball as a junior and senior ... honored with the Scholastic Achievement award as a junior and senior ... honor roll all four years.

    PERSONAL
    Born Julia Michelle Hamilton on Aug. 31, 1986 ... majoring in interior design with a minor in business ... daughter of Jeanette and Gordon Hamilton ... has one sister, Kelly.

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