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    IU SIGNS FIVE RECRUITS FOR NEXT SEASON

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    May 16, 2000

    IU SIGNS FIVE RECRUITS FOR NEXT SEASON

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.: Head coach Diane Stephenson announced the signing of five student-athletes for the 2001 season. The athletes include: Jill Stewart (Greenwood, Ind.), Abby Stark (Vancouver, Wash.), Dawn Ramynke (Placentia, Calif.), Heather Stillians (Atascadero, Calif.), and Valerie White (Torrance, Calif.).

    Jill Stewart is a pitcher from Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana. Stewart also plays for the Indiana Diamonds in the summer. She has excellent command of her pitches and will bring a lot of fire and spice to the mound for the Hoosiers next year.

    Outfielder, Abby Stark, comes to Indiana from Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. She also plays for the Aphis Ready Mix ASA team during the summer. Stark has been named both best offensive and defensive player for her high school team, a two time all-conference selection, and a member of the 4A Oregon State Champion team. Abby will bring a lot of speed to Indiana's lineup. She has been successful at both the high school and the ASA level. The staff looks for her to continue this success in the Big Ten.

    Dawn Ramynke is a catcher and first baseman from Sonora High School in La Habra, California. The staff expects great things from Dawn. She will bring a lot of power to the lineup and solid defensive skills. She played with the American Athletics-Gold in the summer and brings a tremendous amount of spunk and energy to the game.

    Heather Stillians is a first baseman and pitcher from Atascadero High School in Atascadero, California. Stillians plays for the Valley Ice ASA team in the summer. Heather will bring a variety of things to Indiana next fall. She has a great mix of pitches, can hit for power, and can play both first and third base. Coach Stephenson sees Heather filling a lot of roles for the Hoosiers both on the field and off the field. She has a great mind for the game and will be very successful at this level.

    Valerie White, a first baseman and outfielder, is a senior at North High School in Torrance, California. White plays for the USA Athletics in the summer. Valerie brings the total package to Indiana. She has great fundamental skills, can hit for power from the plate, is very quick, and has tremendous ball sense. The Coaches are delighted that she has made the decision to be a Hoosier and are very confident that she will contribute great things to the program.

    "We are very excited about our 2000 recruiting class," said head coach Diane Stephenson. "We have five outstanding athletes that are going to be very successful in the collegiate ranks. Their personalities mesh very well with our current roster and we look forward to their arrival in the fall."

    Jill Stewart and Abby Stark signed during the early signing period in the fall. Ramynke, Stillians, and White all signed in April.

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    May 11, 2000

    MONROE AND SAVKO EARN BIG TEN SOFTBALL HONORS

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.: Brooke Monroe and Sheri Savko earned third-team All-Big Ten honors this week after completing their 2000 season over the weekend.

    Catcher Brooke Monroe led the Hoosiers with 33 hits, 19 RBI, and nine doubles. Monroe was second on the team with four homeruns on the season, moving her into fifth place in the Indiana record books with nine career homeruns. Monroe started all 47 games for the Hoosiers and posted a .241 batting average.

    Utility player Sheri Savko led the team in homeruns (5), multiple hit games (7), runs scored (22), and stolen bases (11) while collecting 32 hits and 15 RBI on the season. Savko is now tied for ninth place in the Indiana records with five homeruns in a single season. Savko finished tied for second in the Big Ten with four homeruns in Big Ten play while posting a .262 batting average overall.

    PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Brooke Siebel, DP, Northwestern

    PITCHER OF THE YEAR
    Kristi Hanks, RHP, Iowa

    FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
    Jessica Bashor, C, Iowa

    COACH OF THE YEAR
    Gayle Blevins, Iowa

    FIRST-TEAM 1B: Stacey Phillips, Michigan State 2B: ALLISON MEDELLIN, Penn State
    SS: KRISTIN JOHNSON, Iowa* 3B: LISA RASCHE, Iowa C: JESSICA BASHOR, Iowa
    OF: Karen Gulini, Penn State OF: SHEALEE DUNAVAN, Michigan State P: KRISTI HANKS, Iowa P: MARIE BARDA, Michigan UT: TANIS AMBELANG, Penn State
    DP: BROOKE SIEBEL, Northwestern

    *unanimous selection

    SECOND-TEAM
    1B: ALICIA GERLACH, Iowa
    2B: JENNIFER LINK, Ohio State
    SS: JADE GOSSE, Wisconsin
    3B: Pam Kosanke, Michigan
    C: STACY ROTH, Ohio State
    OF: LIZ DENNIS, Iowa
    OF: ERIN JANCIC, Northwestern
    OF: ANNA SMITH, Ohio State
    P: MARISSA YOUNG, Michigan
    P: LAUREN SCHWENDIMANN, Northwestern
    UT: ALYSON SCHULZ, Northwestern
    DP: STEFANIE VOLPE, Michigan

    THIRD-TEAM
    1B: ERIN NORTON, Penn State
    2B: JORDANNE NYGREN, Minnesota
    SS: Terra Pracht, Penn State
    3B: JEN TRIPKEN, Penn State
    C: BROOKE MONROE, Indiana
    OF: MELISSA TAYLOR, Michigan
    OF: Jill Knopf, Iowa
    OF: KERRY HAGEN, Wisconsin
    P: ANDREA KIRCHBERG, Wisconsin
    P: Jaci Kalp, Penn State
    UT: Sheri Savko, Indiana

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