Wildcats return to action at home on Senior Weekend April 26-28 against Purdue
2012: Entered the first game of the season as an injury substitution and started 55 games after that point, appearing in all 58 total ... Entered her first-career game as an injury sub against Texas Tech (2/10), finishing 2-for-3 with five RBIs, two runs and a run-rule inducing three-run walk-off home run ... Doubled home a run against New Mexico (2/11) ... Finished 3-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBIs in a win over Colorado State (2/25) ... Later that day, smashed a grand slam against No. 19 Oregon ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after her performance at the Cathedral City Classic (2/27) ... Had a huge game in a run-rule win over Massachusetts (3/20) ... Broke a 4-4 tie with a fourth-inning grand slam, then hit a game-ending, two-run home run in the fifth for a career-best six RBI performance ... Singled, walked, drove in a run and scored once in a win over UIC (3/28) ... Finished Northwestern's three-game series at Wisconsin a combined 4-for-9 with two RBIs, two runs, two steals and a double (3/31-4/1) ... Became the fifth member of the exclusive Sharon J. Drysdale Field Roof Club when she crushed a three-run home run onto the roof of McGaw Hall beyond left field in a 7-6 win over Iowa (4/7) ... Finished the series finale against the Hawkeyes 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI (4/8) ... Legged out her first-career triple in a win over Minnesota (4/14) ... Finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run in a win over Ohio State (4/29) ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in a win over Illinois (5/11) ... Finished a perfect 2-for-2 with two walks and a run in an NCAA Regional winner's bracket victory over Houston (5/19).
High School: All-State selection by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and the Illinois Coaches Association as a sophomore and junior ... Named Lake County Player of the Year as a sophomore by the Daily Herald, Waukegan News Sun and Pioneer Press after earning All-Area accolades from those publications as a sophomore ... Member of the 2010 Chicago Sun-Times Top 100 Players to Watch ... Participated in the 2010 Chicago Tribune all-star game ... High school finished third in the 2010 3A Illinois state playoffs, setting an IHSA record with 51 home runs (including a state-record seven grand slams) and a school record with 32 wins ... Coached by Jeff Tylka ... Has a .424 average with 17 home runs and 81 RBIs during her high school career ... In the circle, is 39-8 with a 1.04 ERA and 442 strikeouts in 324 innings ... Played club softball with the Illinois Chill Gold coached by Gerry Quinn ... Team finished 17th at the inaugural Premier Fastpitch Nationals in 2010 ... Holds Chill Gold single-season (12) and career (33) records for home runs ... Recorded a hit in nine-consecutive at-bats with four home runs at the 2009 ASA Gold Regional ... North Suburban Conference All-Academic Team member in 2010 ... 2010 Freshmen Advisory member.
Personal: Born Olivia Ann Duehr ... Daughter of Kurt and Sandy Duehr ... Has a younger sister, Alexis ... Chose Northwestern over Wisconsin, Nebraska, Illinois State and UIC ... Plans to major in secondary education.
GET TO KNOW DUEHR
If you could be any other NU Athlete for a day, who would you be? Nicole Pauly Favorite Athlete... Kerry Wood Favorite Food... Any kind of potato Favorite Song... My Wish by Rascal Flatts Nicknames... O, Oh Dear, Liv, my dad calls me squibs Hobbies... Reading, Baking Favorite Reality Show... Cake Boss Favorite actor/actress... Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler Favorite Movie... A Walk to Remember Favorite Book... Mind Gym and anything by Jodi Picoult If you could spend a day with any three people, alive or dead, who would they be? My Grandpa- He was my role model and I wish he could be here for one of my college games, Kristen Wiig and Adam Sandler Favorite pro sports team... Chicago Cubs Favorite TV shows... One Tree Hill When I was little, I wanted to be a... Nail Technician... :) or a teacher No one can believe that I... played the clarinet in grade school Pre game ritual... I like to listen to music.. I also visualize the best game I had to mentally prepare myself 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... The Temptations Favorite midnight snack... Oatmeal or hot chocolate If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life it would be... Steak and potatoes Favorite class at NU... History 322 Development of the Modern American City After I graduate I want to be...A college softball coach or a teacher Favorite Holiday Tradition... I love hanging out with all of my family members for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I used to make gingerbread houses with my Grandpa Something that is on your bucket list... I want to go to all of the states
A place I would love to visit... Italy or Germany Facebook or Twitter? Facebook If I could be any character from a TV show or Movie I would be... Angelina Jolie in Salt Best thing about NU... The family sense that is created within my team and the entire Northwestern community. I also love the challenge it brings to my life to be my best. Favorite NUSB memory... Thanksgiving with the Cats! If you were on the amazing race, what teammate would go with you? Monka Funniest person on the team? Allard or Marisa Best dancer on the team? Sammy Biggest prankster on the team? Sheiki If you were on minute to win it, who would be your partner? Anna If you got into the Cash Cab, which teammates would you want to be with you? Sheiki or Mari