Janna Sartini Athletes For College Evaluator

Janna Sartini
Softball Evaluator

Graduated as Illinois' career leader in being hit by a pitch. She was hit 14 times in 2004 and 36 times in her career. That is more than twice the
second-place total. Is third all-time in RBI (100) and walks (62). Sister Ally coaches at Birmingham Southern College • Academic All-Big Ten •
George Huff Award winner • Member of Illinois Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Winner of softball team Scholar-Athlete Award • Named CoSIDA
Academic All-Region • Named Academic All-Big Ten • Majoring in agricultural communications/advertising • In high school, was president of Letterman's
Honor Society • Chairman of Community Service Committee for Future Farmers of America • Lifetime CSF sealbearer.
2004 Highlights
• Doubled and scored the winning run in the tenth inning at Wisconsin on May 1. Sartini was 2-for-3 in that game.
• Has thrown out 17 would-be base stealers this season and leads the Illini with a .997 fielding percentage while handling a top-shelf pitching
• Had RBI single in 1-0 win over Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament
2003 Highlights:
• Earned Illinois' Gold Glove Award for second time in three seasons • Threw out 19 runners trying to steal and had just three passed balls. •
Opponents had just 18 stolen bases on the year and just 60 in 107 attempts against Sartini in her career • Had her most successful year at the
plate with a .289 average. • Reached base all seven times against DePaul in the doubleheader on two hits, a hit-by-pitch and four walks.
2002 Highlights:
• Set Illinois single-season home run mark with five roundtrippers (since broken) • Hit two home runs in three days, a two-run shot to put the Illini
up for good against Michigan State on April 28, and a three-run blast to tie the game with No. 18 DePaul on April 30 • Missed 16 games with a
knee injury before returning against Iowa on April 5 and doubling • Threw out 9 of 23 runners trying to steal against her for the season • Ranked
second on the team with 26 RBI.
2001 Highlights:
• Winner of Illinois team Golden Glove Award • Started every game at catcher • Led the team and the Big Ten with 38 RBI • Ranked third on the
team with a .276 batting average • Batted .441 (15 of 34) during the first two tournaments, and drove in eight runs in the Sam Houston Tournament
• Threw out 48 percent (26 of 54) of the runners trying to steal • Ranked second on the team with 12 doubles and tied for the team lead with
four home runs • Hit a grand slam home run vs. Indiana State, an 8-1 victory. • Drove in two of Illinois' three runs with a double vs. Purdue •
Homered in back-to-back games on March 23 and 24, going 4-for-6 with three runs scored and four RBI vs. Georgia St. and FAMU • Batted .533
(8 of 15) with two doubles and four RBI in Winthrop Tournament • Went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI vs. Ball State.
High School:
• Named 2000 Female Athlete of the Year by school • Two-time softball MVP in 2000 and 1999 • Chosen to be a participant in 2000 Optimist All-
Star Game • Sierra Valley Conference all-league recipient four consecutive seasons • Hit .338 with 14 runs batted in and a .977 fielding percentage
in 1999 • First player in school history to receive all-league honors four straight years • Coached by Don Bettencourt in high school and Ron