Senior (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Played in one game, appearing as a pinch hitter against Ohio at FAU Kick-Off Classic (Feb. 13).
Junior (2010) ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Appeared in a career-high six games -- two as a pinch hitter and four as a punch runner ... Took two at-bats -- vs. Utah (March 19) and vs. Wisconsin (April 3).
Sophomore (2009) ... Academic All-Big Ten Conference... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Appeared in a career-high five games, coming off the bench as a pinch hitter ... Took first collegiate at bat in the fourth inning vs. Tennessee Tech at the Louisville Tournament (March 8).
Freshman (2008) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Appeared in one game, coming off the bench as a pinch runner ... Made collegiate debut vs. UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 29) and scored a run in the sixth inning.
Prep ... Graduated from Carl Sandburg High School (2007) ... National Honor Society ... Four-year High Honor Roll ... Selected to the First Team All-Southwest Suburban Conference (2007) ... Daily Southtown All-Area honorable mention (2007) ... Regional News Reporter All Area Team (2007) ... Illinois Super 60 All-State All-Star team (2007) ... Carl Sandburg HS placed third at the 2006 IHSA State AA Tournament and twice crowned the Southwest Suburban Conference champion during her tenure (2006-07) ... Also participated in swimming.
Club/Junior Team ... Played for the Orland Park Sparks (2001-07) ... Participated in six Class A ASA National Championship tournaments ... Led Orland Park to seventh place at 2005 ASA Under-16 Nationals ... Competed in ASA Hall of Fame Tournament (2001, '02, '04, '05) ... Coached by Tom DiBiase and Joe Tholl, brother of current U-M associate head coach Bonnie Tholl.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in biology ... Born on April 10, 1989 ... Daughter of William and Kimberly Guska ... Brother, William Jr., played football at the University of Illinois (2004-05) ... Sister, Kristin, played 1B/OF for the Loyola University Chicago softball team (2006-09).
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