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Nicole Shepard
Nicole Shepard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

High School:
Troy

Position:
IF/OF

B/T:
L/L


2005 Notes: Started in all 67 games for UIC at either the center field or designated player positions...set new single-season bests in every offensive category...was second on the team in batting (.365) and doubles (17) while ranking third in runs scored (41) and walks (24)...named Horizon League Player of the Week for the period ending March 20th after earning tournament MVP honors at the Wolfpack Challenge...drove in the game-winning run and homered in the Wolfpack Challenge title game versus Purdue...totaled 23 multi-hit and six mutli-RBI games...finished the year on a nine-game hitting streak...batted .467 (7-for-15) at the Horizon League Tournament with four RBI...tied the UIC single-game hit record while driving in a season-high three runs versus Detroit on May 12th.

2004 Notes: All-Horizon League Second Team honoree...saw action in 56 games, posting a career-high .302 average with 48 hits and 27 RBI...led the Flames in stolen bases with eight...tied for second on the squad with 14 doubles...tallied 25 of her 27 RBI after April 1st...named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after batting .500 (6-for-12) at the event with a team-high four RBI...drove in a career-high four runs in the Flames' win over Loyola on April 8th...recorded game-winning single at Wisconsin on April 6th...hit her first career home run at Detroit on April 25th...tabbed a season-high three hits in the Flames' win over Butler in the league tournament on May 14th...singled home a run in UIC's 6-5 loss at regionals to #22 Oregon State on May 23rd.

2003 Notes: Saw action in 53 games as a rookie, making 52 starts for UIC in the outfield...posted the highest batting average of any Flames freshman, hitting .276 (37-for-134) with seven doubles and 13 RBI on the year...opened the season on fire at the plate, batting .324 (24-74) in February and March...tabbed eight multi-hit and three multi-RBI games as a rookie...tabbed her first collegiate hit versus Long Beach State on Feb. 1st at the UCSB Early Bird Tournament...tied the UIC single-game record for hits with her 4-for-4 effort versus Youngstown State on May 3rd...also drove in a career-best three runs in the contest with the Penguins...drove in a pair of runs in UIC's 8-2 win over Cleveland State in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament...led all Flame outfielders with five assists on the year while committing just two errors.

Prep Notes: Four-year letterwinner at Troy High School in Fullerton, Calif...led the Warriors in stolen bases and batting average after her junior and senior years...was a First-Team All-Freeway League recipient...helped guide Troy to the CIF quarterfinals in 1999.

Personal Notes: Daughter of Clifford and Sharron Shepard...born on February 23, 1984...majoring in Kinesiology.

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