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    20 Sarah Padove  
    Sarah Padove

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Hammond, Ind.

    High School:
    Marian Catholic

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    Infield

    B-T:
    R-R


    SENIOR YEAR (2009)
    Was unable to compete due to injury.

    JUNIOR YEAR (2008)
    Played in 29 games and made 20 starts ... blasted one home run and drove in six on the year ... did not commit an error in the field at second base ... drew two walks against Utah State (2/16) to get the offense started for IU ... laced two doubles in the 7-6 win over Tulsa (2/17) ... the second double set up Kari Bettenbrock's walk-off home run ... had two hits against Kentucky (3/2) including her first home run of the season and first since her freshman year against Illinois ... scored a run and drove in two more against Sam Houston State (3/7) ... had back-to-back two-hit games in Florida against Rutgers and UMass ... did not play in the first three home games due to a hand injury ... had a pinch-hit double against Penn State (3/30) ... got the start in game two against Kentucky and went 2-for-5 with two RBI ... had a single against Ohio State (4/11) ... missed nine games with a hand injury before appearing as a pinch hitter in game two against No. 25 Iowa (4/27) ... earned academic All-Big Ten honors.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2007)
    Played in 40 games with 38 starts ... started 36 games at second base and two at designated player ... was third on the team with a .284 batting average on the season, recording 33 hits in 116 at-bats ... had five multi-hit games ... rapped out seven doubles ... scored eight runs ... drew two walks and knocked in three runs ... struck out just 12 times on the year, the fewest among IU's regular players ... had a .320 on-base percentage ... saw her numbers jump drastically in Big Ten play ... led the team with a .314 average against league competition ... slugged .392 and had an OBP of .364 in Big Ten games ... missed 10 games after breaking her nose in March ... came back with a vengeance, hitting .324 with six doubles in 24 games after her return to boost her average 55 points ... went 2-for-2 as a pinch-hitter on the year, smacking a pinch-hit double against Northern Illinois on March 9 and hitting a leadoff single against Iowa on March 30 ... was 8-for-19 (.421) during a season-high seven-game hit streak from March 16-April 8 ... went 2-for-4 with a run scored against No. 19 Georgia Tech on March 8 ... went a combined 3-for-7 with a double and a run in a doubleheader against Minnesota on April 15 ... followed that with a 2-for-4 effort in game one of a doubleheader against Wisconsin the following day ... was 2-for-4 against Evansville (4/18) and 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against Kentucky (4/25) ... was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in game one of a doubleheader against eventual Big Ten champion Ohio State on April 29 ... named Academic All-Big Ten ... was Indiana's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honoree.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2006)
    Made an immediate impact in her debut season, playing in 52 games and starting in 51 at second base ... in her second game as a Hoosier, notched her first hit and RBI, going 3-for-5 with four RBI against then-No. 11 Oklahoma on 2/17 ... against Stetson on 3/15, recorded her first run and double with a 2-for-3 effort ... tallied two or more RBI on four occasions ... went 3-for-6 against Illinois-Chicago to help the Hoosiers to a series sweep of the Flames ... in IU's Big Ten opening weekend, registered her first collegiate home run against Penn State on 4/2, leading to Indiana's 4-0 victory and series sweep of the Nittany Lions ... finished the season with 32 hits, 15 RBI, eight runs, two doubles and three home runs ... her second home run came off All-American Jennie Ritter in IU's 4-2 loss to the Michigan on 4/7 ... the effort included a 1-for-3 clip at the plate ... went 2-for-4 against Purdue on 5/6, helping IU secure a series sweep and punch its ticket to its first conference tournament berth since 1996 ... contributed to a Hoosier fielding unit that set a school-record for fewest errors committed in a single season with 51 ... also helped IU record a program-best .968 fielding percentage on the year ... led the team in sacrifice bunts with 10.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Lettered four years in softball at Marian Catholic High School ... led team to a 58-0 conference record over a four-year span, while earning all-conference honors her last three campaigns ... guided her team to consecutive Sweet 16 appearances in Illinois ... upon graduation, held the school record for doubles in a season (15) ... during her senior campaign, led the team with 24 RBI and a .414 batting average ... earned a spot on the Illinois Super 60 team ... named the Illinois State and AP scholar her senior year ... received the Academic Letter Award, President's Award for academic excellence and participated in the National Honor Society ... also excelled in band, garnering Illinois State Championship and was a national finalist in high school marching band all four years at Marian Catholic ... led the Indiana Magic travel team to a Indiana State ASA Championship in 2002 and 2003, NSA National Championship in 2002 ... finished fifth at the ASA Nationals in 2003 ... with the Illinois Southern Force Gold team, finished fifth at the Champion's Cup ... Born Sarah Padove on March 13, 1987 ... major is business marketing ... has one brother, Brian ... daughter of Burt and Susan Padove

    Year GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB-A AVG.
    2006 52/51 134 8 32 2 0 3 15 5 0-0 .239
    2007 40/38 116 8 33 9 0 3 3 2 0-0 .284
    2008 29/20 67 2 17 3 0 1 6 8 0-0 .254
    Total 121/109 317 18 82 14 0 7 24 15 0-0 .259

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