Wildcats outlast a 42-minute rain delay to complete a soggy run-rule victory
2013: Started 46 games and appeared in five more as a pinch hitter ... Started the year with just six RBIs in NU's first 30 games but had 18 in NU's last 23 contests ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Finished the year with 14 doubles, tied for the fifth-best total in NU single-season history and NU's most in one year since 2007 ... Went a perfect 2-for-2 with a walk and a run against San Diego State (2/8) ... Batted .667 (8-for-12) in four games at the Georgia Softball Classic ... Began the weekend with a 3-for-4 performance with two doubles, two RBIs and a run in a win over Middle Tennessee State (2/15) ... On Feb. 16, first was 2-for-3 with a double against Campbell, then finished a perfect 2-for-2 with a walk and a hit by pitch in a re-match with MTSU ... Went 2-for-3 with a double in a 3-2 win over No. 4 Tennessee (2/22) ... Finished 2-for-4 with two runs and a game-tying seventh-inning RBI in an eventual win over LIU Brooklyn (2/24) ... Finished 2-for-3 with two runs and her first-career home run in a run-rule victory over Massachusetts (3/9) ... Double and drove in a run against Minnesota (3/30) .... Batted .500 (4-for-8) with four RBIs and a home run in Northwestern's series sweep of Illinois ... Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in game one (4/5) before finishing 1-for-3 with an RBI in game two (4/6) ... Crushed a two-run home run in the finale against the Illini (4/7) ... Doubled, drove in a run and scored in a run-rule victory over Notre Dame (4/9) ... Drove in two during a 2-for-4 day against Iowa (4/13) ... Had a career day in an 11-9 nonconference win against Northern Illinois (4/16), going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored ... Crushed a two-run home run at Penn State (4/19) ... With NU trailing by a run and two outs in the seventh inning of game two at Penn State, smashed an RBI double to send the game to extras where NU would eventually prevail ... That double was part of a 2-for-5 day with two RBIs ... Finished 2-for-3 with an RBI in the middle contest of NU's sweep of Purdue (4/27) ... Was 2-for-3 in a win over DePaul (4/30) ... Also went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and two runs at UIC (5/1) ... Slugged two doubles and drove in a run in Northwestern's opening round win against Indiana at the Big Ten Tournament (5/9).
2012: Started 10 games this season, two in the outfield and eight as the designated player ... Also appeared in 11 others as a pinch hitter and once as a pinch runner ... Singled in her first-career at-bat against No. 17 Texas A&M (2/12) ... Scored as a pinch runner versus Massachusetts (3/20) ... Recorded a pinch hit, RBI single in a win over Hartford (3/20) ... Entered a game against Iowa (4/8) as an injury substitution, finishing 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run at Indiana (4/22) ... Doubled home a run against Ohio State(4/28) ... Went 0-for-1 in a start at Michigan State (5/5), but walked and scored twice.
High School: Named Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times All-State first team in 2010 ... Also named Illinois High School Association All-State second team, Pioneer Press Lake Shore Softball Gold list and NFCA High School All-America first team after junior season of 2010 ... Tied former Wildcat Erin Dyer's IHSA state record with 23 doubles as a sophomore in 2009 ... Following sophomore season, named Chicago Sun-Times All-State second team, Chicago Tribune All-State special mention and Pioneer Press All-Lake Shore first team ... Two-time NFCA North Region All-America first team choice ... Three-time Mid-Suburban League All-Conference and Daily Herald All-Area team ... Three-time Pioneer Press Newsmakers to Watch list, two-time Chicago Sun-Times Top-100 Players to Watch list and 2010 Chicago Tribune Top Players to Watch list ... Three-time team offensive MVP and two-time team MVP ... Holds school's single-season records for batting average (.583), hits (67), extra-base hits (29), doubles (23), home runs (10) and RBIs (43) ... High school has won three Bison Slugfest titles, defeating the top ranked team in the championship each year ... Also played varsity basketball, earning Daily HeraldAll-Area special mention honors in 2009 and 2010 ... Holds school single-game and single-season three-point field goal records ... As a freshman, team finished third in the state and also featured NU women's basketball players Maggie and Allison Mocchi ... Played club softball with the Illinois Chill from 2009-11 and with the Crystal Lake Tidal Waves from 2007-09 ... The Chill earned an ASA Nationals Bid in 2010 and also finished second in the Sparks Invitational College Showcase ... `A' honor roll member all semesters of high school and four-semester honor roll recipient ... National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member ... Named Math/Science Student of the Month ... Illinois State Scholar ... Three-time NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete.
Personal: Born Andrea Michelle DiPrima ... Daughter of Tom and Cindi DiPrima ... Great uncle, Dr. Vincent Lavieri, graduated from Northwestern ... Chose Northwestern over Loyola (Chicago) and Dartmouth ... Majoring in human development and psychological services.
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If you could be any other NU Athlete for a day, who would you be? Tammy Williams Favorite Athlete...Jessica Mendoza Favorite Food...Cookie Dough Ice Cream Favorite Song...anything country! Nicknames...Dre, Drea Hobbies...Hanging out with friends, listening to music Favorite Reality Show...The Bachelor/Bachelorette Favorite actor/actress...Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams Favorite Movie...Christmas Vacation If you could spend a day with any three people, alive or dead, who would they be? My grandpa that I never met, Taylor Swift and Jessica Mendoza Favorite pro sports team...the Bulls Favorite TV shows...Pretty Little Liars, Jersey Shore, New Girl, Friends, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit When I was little, I wanted to be a...Singer I hate to admit it but I love...having second dinners with Julia Secret talent...I can play the piano Pre game ritual...Listen to my pre-game playlist If I could play any other sport at NU, it would be...Basketball An artist that no one would believe I have on my ipod...Frank Sinatra Favorite midnight snack...mac n cheese If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be...Chicken Parmesan Favorite class at NU...Intro to Psych Services After I graduate I want to be...A Guidance Counselor Favorite Holiday Tradition...someone in the family dresses up as Santa Clause and passes out gifts to everyone in the family Something that is on your bucket list...go to Italy! A place I would love to visit...St. Lucia Facebook or Twitter? Facebook If I could be any character from a TV show or Movie I would be...Jess from New Girl Best thing about NU...All of the wonderful people I have met! Favorite NUSB memory..."Quaking it" at Thanksgiving dinner! If you were on the amazing race, what teammate would go with you? Anyone on the team! Funniest person on the team? Jenny Best dancer on the team? Marisa Biggest prankster on the team? Allard If you were on minute to win it, who would be your partner? Monka If you got into the Cash Cab, which teammates would you want to be with you? Sheiki and Ack