7   Kelly Park
Kelly Park

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Aurora, IL

High School:
West Aurora

Position:
OF


2006: Continued to be a big part of the Huskie squad, starting all 48 games she played in...was a leader offensively, finishing fourth on the team in batting average, hitting .255...won the team's Heidi Hutchison Award for Sportswoman of the Year...finished third in runs scored, with 20, and first in hits, with 37, including seven doubles, and two triples...second on the team in stolen bases, with nine...finished the season with a .973 fielding percentage.

2005: Started all 49 games after shifting to the outfield...a great offensive presence for the Huskies as a lead-off hitter and tallied the most runs for the Huskies with 27...was a perfect 7-for-7 on the base paths...hit over .300 during the first half of the season before finishing with a .244 average...had a seven-game hit streak while going 10-for-20 in games against Loyola, Bowling Green, and Valparaiso (Mar. 29-Apr. 5)...put up a 3-for-4 effort with two runs scored in a 9-0, five-inning victory over Charleston Southern (Mar. 19)...went 2-for-4 with two runs in an overall Huskie offensive spurt while defeating Eastern Michigan 7-1 (Apr. 10)...won the team's Heidi Hutchison Award for Sportswoman of the Year.

2004: Jumped right into the Huskie lineup, starting 46 games at shortstop...showed early power potential with a .302 slugging percentage, eight doubles and two home runs...first career home run came in the fourth game of her career against Western Illinois (Feb. 14)...had two of six Huskie hits, including a double, in a 4-1 nightcap loss to DePaul (Apr. 14).

High School: Ranks in the West Aurora High School all-time top 10 in runs scored, hits, stolen bases, runs batted in, doubles and triples in just three years of varsity softball...batted .351 with 17 runs batted in for head coach Donna Proctor during her senior season last spring...took home her third consecutive All-DuPage Valley Conference nomination after tallying 14 runs scored, nine doubles, and a .477 slugging percentage...hit .305 while driving in 19 runs during her sophomore campaign on her way to a unanimous nod to the All-DVC First Team...helped lead the Blackhawks to a 29-7-3 overall mark and a trip to the sectional finals...was a freshman on Aurora's 2000 squad that posted a 29-9-1 record and also made a trip to the state sectionals...hit .252 during that season with her first high school home run...stole five bases in five attempts and scored 15 runs...also earned a quartet of monograms in basketball.

Personal: Daughter of Tai and Judy Park...Played for Jesse Rangel and the Aurora Raiders 16U...spent 18U with Jack Podlesny, Ed Serdar, and the Stone City Sharks...NIU Victory Scholar for the 2005-06 and 2004-05 academic years. Major: Kinesiology/Physical Education. Birthday: January 2, 1985.

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