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    17 Lauren Hines  
    Lauren Hines

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Auburn, Ind.

    High School:
    DeKalb

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Outfield


    Senior Year (2006)
    Played and started in all 56 games at right field • opened the season with back-to-back games with home runs against then No. 11-ranked Oklahoma on 2/17 • had a stellar season from the plate, raising her batting average by almost two points from a year ago to finish with a .393 clip • the mark ranks her ninth all-time in school history • carded an impressive .680 slugging percentage this season, ranking her fifth for a single-season effort • connected for 59 hits on the season, second-most on the team • recorded a team-leading 10 home runs on the year, coupled with her team-leading 11 doubles and a triple to lead a very potent Indiana offense • propelled Indiana to a school record 40 home runs on the season • finished ranked tied for fourth all-time in career home runs with 25 • registered 28 RBI on the year, moving her career mark to 90, ranking her tied for seventh all-time • drew 40 walks on the season, ranking her tied for second all-time • moved her career walks total to 82, good enough for fourth all-time in the category • scored 21 times on the season • drew a season-high three walks in a game twice, once against Kentucky on 4/12, while the other came against Utah on 5/19 • tallied two-or-more hits in a game 17 times, two of which she tallied three hits • carded two-or-more RBI in a contest six times • selected to the Florida State All-Tournament team for her efforts in leading IU to their first tournament title since 2004 • tabbed first team All-Big Ten at right field • named first team All-Mideast Region.

    Junior Year (2005)
    Appeared in 53 games with 52 starts, 37 coming as the right fielder and 14 as the designated player • hit .225 with four home runs, 14 RBI and eight runs scored • second on the team in homers and third in RBI and multi-hit games (six) • worked out 12 walks on the year, second on the Hoosier squad • had a perfect 2/2 on the base paths • the Hoosiers' second-best hitter at home with a .314 average (16-for-51) with two long balls, seven RBI and four runs at the IU Varsity Softball Complex • ended a 2-for-27 season-opening slump with a 7-for-16 effort in a five-game span at the Western Kentucky Invitational 3/4-6 • included in that span was a 2-for-4 day with her second career grand slam and a Hoosier season-high four RBI against Austin Peay • went 2-for-3 with a home run, run scored and three RBI verses Ball State on 3/22 • Tallied a 3-for-3 effort with singles to right, left and up the middle against Minnesota on 4/22 • Blasted a home run at Evansville on 4/26, ending the game at 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

    Sophomore Year (2004)
    Played in 62 games with 60 starts • posted a .267 average with six home runs, 25 RBI and 18 runs scored • led the team with eight hit batsman • tied for first with 12 doubles and 14 walks, as well as third with a .351 on base percentage • her seven multi-RBI games were first on the squad • was a perfect 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts • posted her most impressive performance of the season going 3-for-3 with a home run, five RBI and three runs scored versus Indiana State on 3/24 • finished 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored against Marshall on 2/ 8 • tallied another 2-for-3 day with a home run, three RBI and a run against North Texas on 3/6 • against rival Purdue, went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run.

    Freshman Year (2003)
    Was one of only four conference freshmen to be named to the All-Big Ten squad • started 44 of the 49 games she appeared • named to the all-tournament team at the Charleston Southern Invitational after hitting .364 with four hits, one run and three RBI in 11 at-bats • was fourth on the team with a .260 batting average, 127 at-bats and 33 hits • registered five home runs, five doubles and two triples • hit her first career home run against Bradley on 3/18 • led the team in walks with 15 and was second with a .385 on-base percentage.

    Prep
    Four-year starter for DeKalb's 3A varsity softball squad • earned all-state honors her sophomore, junior and senior seasons • holds school records in career doubles (38), season doubles (16), career hits (180), hits in a season (49), career batting average (.451), career runs (129) and career RBI (117) • earned all-state honors for track her sophomore, junior and senior years.

    Personal
    Born Lauren Kiley Hines on August 2, 1983 in Auburn, Ind. • majoring in SPEA management • parents are Patch and Terry Hines • one brother, J.P. • grandfather is Dr. John Hines of the IU Medical School • plans for after graduation include getting married, having kids and working for a marketing firm.

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