Illinois Takes Both Ends of a Doubleheader on Saturday; Bell Goes 3-for-6 with 2 Doubles
Updated 2012 Stats
2010 & 2011 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2011 (JUNIOR YEAR)
Saw time in 10 games, starting in six at third base...Made season debut with two at-bats versus Georgetown (2/26)...Set career-high for at bats against Jacksonville State (3/6) with three...Started three games in a row at third base in a doubleheader against Kent State (4/13) and against Buffalo (4/14)...Recorded only hit of the season in the first game of the Kent State doubleheader (4/13)...Earned three walks during the season against then-No. 6 Arizona State (3/17), Fresno State (3/17) and Kent State (4/13).
2010 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Played in seven games with three starts...Started seven games with three starts...Made debut against Towson (2/27), getting a pinch-hit infield single, eventually scoring for first run of the season...Started three-straight games at third base against Central Michigan (3/5), Florida Gulf Coast (3/5) and Ball State (3/6)...Belted a pinch-hit RBI double against Iowa (4/25).
2009 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Started 11 of 16 games mainly as a third baseman and occasionally as a first baseman...Had nine at-bats, gathering two hits and two runs...Reached base on a .364 clip...Played first collegiate game against Wagner (2/6) at first base...Went 1-for-1 with a run scored as a pinch hitter against Cal State Bakersfield (2/7)...Went 1-for-1 against Vermont (3/6) while scoring a run playing shortstop...Made first Big Ten appearance at Minnesota (4/18).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Earned four varsity letters while at Henry M. Jackson for head coach Mike Moran, also receiving All-Area honors all four years...Helped team to four conference championships and three state playoff appearances...Captained softball team senior year...Member of the Class Congress, Leaders of the Pack, National Honor Society, and was also a candidate for the Walsh Platt Award...Played club ball for the Washington Lake Breeze Gold team for head coach Margo Leiter...Lettered in volleyball.
Ashley Renae Todd was born on September 4, 1989 in Edmonds, Wash. to Kevin and Jodi Todd...Has two younger brothers, Ryan (18), and Jason (14) ...Father, Kevin, played basketball at the University of Puget Sound...Majoring in advertising with a minor in psychology.
QUOTING TODD ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the great people and amazing tradition it offered."
QUOTING COACH PETRINI on TODD
"Ashley will have the opportunity to really come into her own this year. With the graduation of a senior infielder, Ashley knows this is her year to shine. She has worked on her mental approach as well as her physical skills. I am ready to see her solidify the hot corner and provide some offensive power to our lineup."