Allison Rose knew she wanted to go to the University of Illinois Springfield after visiting.
“I really liked the campus,” she said. “It was a small campus with a homey feel.”
The St. Joseph-Ogden senior will not only attend UIS next fall, but she will also play softball for the Prairie Stars, recently signing with the Division II school.
Rose, an outfielder for the Spartans, missed most of her junior season last year with a knee injury. She returned in time to hit safely in six of her 10 at-bats during the Spartans’ run to a fourth-place finish in Class 2A last June.
As a sophomore, Rose hit .530 with four home runs and 38 RBI to go along with 33 stolen bases.
Rose was featured by Champaign News-Gazette on December 10, 2015.
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