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    11 Anna Olson  
    Anna Olson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orland Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Carl Sandburg

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Infield

    B-T:
    R-R


    JUNIOR YEAR (2007)
    Appeared in 18 games with nine starts ... started six at designated player and three at first base ... recorded a double and an RBI ... drew two walks ... was flawless in the field, recording 18 putouts and an assist in 19 total chances ... got the call to pinch hit eight times on the season, tied for the team lead ... had a pinch-hit RBI single against Buffalo on March 25 ... was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2006)
    Played in 45 games, including 29 starts ... was the Hoosiers' top choice at designated hitter, while also seeing time at first base ... had a breakout start to the season against Tennessee-Martin on March 3, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two runs scored ... three games later against Bradley on March 5, went 1-for-2 with a walk, blasting a two-run homer to jumpstart the Hoosiers to an 8-0 victory ... finished the season with 14 hits, four runs, 10 RBIs, two home runs and eight walks ... took Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2005)
    Played in 38 games with 33 starts ... 32 starts came at designated player, with the other at first base ... hit .158 with a homer, 10 RBI and a run scored ... missed IU's first 13 games of the year due to a knee injury ... recorded her first collegiate hit at Long Beach State on March 11 ... crushed her first career home run against No. 9 Oklahoma on March 15, ending the game 1-for-4 with three RBIs ... was 2-for-2 with an RBI against Ball State (3/22) ... tallied two RBIs in a 1-for-3 effort against Wisconsin on April 24 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI against IPFW (3/20).

    PREP
    A four-year starter at Carl Sandburg High School ... named Chicago Star Player of the Year as a senior ... graduated with school records for doubles in a season (16), RBIs in a game (7) and RBIs in a season (37) ... topped her own school record with seven home runs, including two grand slams in the IHSA Class AA Final ... qualified for the IHSA Class AA Final Eight ... was the IHSA Class AA hitting derby state champion as a senior ... named to the All-SICA West Conference team and all-area team as a junior and senior ... was a member of the U-18 Homer Glen Hawks, which won the 2004 Chicago Metro tournament championship ... earned U.S. National Mathematics award as a junior ... was on the honor roll the last three years of high school ... was a member of the First Class Leadership Program.

    PERSONAL
    Born Anna Lynn Olson on Nov. 21, 1985 ... majoring in tourism management ... daughter of Jeff and Annette Olson ... has one brother, Pete, and two sisters, Sara and Lora ... Sara is a freshman on the IU softball team.

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