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    Kelly Dyer
    Kelly Dyer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Homer Glen, Ill.

    High School:
    Lockport

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    OF/P

    B/T:
    R/R



    2010: Started every game in center field ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Had a .981 fielding percentage, tracking down multiple would-be extra-base hits and making a career-best eight outfield assists ... Hit a two-run home run in a win over Cal State Fullerton (2/12) ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against No. 10 Georgia Tech (2/19) ... Finished 3-for-3 with a game-winning two-run home run in the sixth inning of a 5-3 victory over No. 12 California ... Went 1-for-3 with a steal and a career-best three runs scored against Oregon State (3/5 ... Finished 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run against Ball State (3/19) ... Preserved a one-run lead in the sixth inning by tracking down a deep drive to the fence against Purdue (3/28) ... Went 2-for-2 with a solo home run at No. 6 Alabama (4/10) ... Was 1-for-2 with a walk, a steal and a run in the second game of a doubleheader against Minnesota (4/14) ... Went 4-for-5 with three doubles, five RBIs and three runs scored in a doubleheader at Michigan State (4/21) ... Finished 3-for-3 with a single, double and home run versus Loyola (Chicago) (4/22) ... Hit a two-run home run on her Senior Day against Wisconsin (5/9).

    2009: Started every game, 43 in center and three times in the circle ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of relief for her first-career save versus Cal State Bakersfield (2/6) ... Hit a game-tying solo homer against No. 23 Nevada (2/6) ... Went 3-for-3 versus No. 7 Arizona, launching another game-tying home run (2/7) ... Hit a two-run triple against Hawaii (2/13) ... Earned her first-career win in the circle with a complete-game, 5.0 inning, six K effort against Southern Utah (2/14) ... Was 3-for-3 with two home runs and three runs versus Long Island (2/21) ... Scored three times in a second meeting with LIU (2/28) ... Was 2-for-3 with an RBI against No. 8 Tennessee (3/8) ... Batted .800 (4-for-5) in a 'Cat sweep of No. 8 Michigan ... Hit a two-out, two-strike grand slam (3/21) before going 2-for-2 with a double (3/22) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (3/23) ... Hit a game-tying solo homer at Maryland, her third-such shot of the year (3/25) ... Launched a walk-off, three-run homer against Michigan State in the sixth inning of a run-rule win (4/1) ... Hit a two-run homer and scored twice versus Iowa (4/15) ... Tripled and scored at Purdue (4/18) ... Had a career day in a win over No. 19 DePaul (4/28), going 4-for-4 with a grand slam, a three-run homer, two singles and a steal to tie NU single-game records with eight RBIs and 10 total bases.

    2008: Started every game in center ... Batted .462 (6-for-13) at the season-opening Kajikawa Classic ... Was 2-for-4 with a solo home run against No. 3 Texas A&M (2/15) ... Was 3-for-4 effort against Idaho State (2/16), scoring twice ... Was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored versus Oregon (2/22) ... Sparked a comeback against No. 25 Texas with a three-run home run (2/23) ... Hit a seventh-inning solo home run against Southern Illinois (3/2) ... Entered the circle to pitch for the first time since high school versus Rutgers (3/7), facing two batters but not recording an out ... Drove in two against Colorado State (3/21) ... Was 2-for-2 with an RBI against Loyola (Chicago) on 4/3 ... Hit first two career triples in back-to-back games at Illinois (4/12) and Iowa (4/13) ... Singled, stole a base and scored twice against Indiana (4/18) ... Hit a two-run home run and scored twice in game two versus the Hoosiers (4/19) ... Launched another two-run homer and crossed home twice against Purdue (4/20) ... Notched a pair of hits against No. 1 Alabama (4/29) ... Went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run against Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament (5/8) ... Went 2-for-2 in the second game of Northwestern's Super Regional at No. 2 Arizona State (5/24).

    2007: Started every game in left field ... Was 2-for-3 in her first collegiate game, scoring a run against No. 13 Texas A&M (2/9) ... Hit an eighth-inning, game-winning RBI double against No. 21 Fresno State (2/9) ... Drove in all five NU runs in a win over No. 2 Arizona State (2/24), hitting a solo homer in the third inning and a grand slam in the seventh of a 5-2 win ... Was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and four RBIs versus Oklahoma State (3/4) ... Singled, walked, scored and stole a base in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 14 DePaul (5/3) ... Doubled in each of NU's NCAA Super Regional games with South Carolina (5/25-5/26), driving in a run in the first ... Went 2-for-2 versus No. 9 Arizona State, scoring a run in a 2-0 win in the opening round of the Women's College World Series (5/31).

    High School: Three-time SICA West all-conference pitcher and outfielder ... Two-time Daily Herald All-Area pitcher ... Chicago Tribune Player of the Week ... Was the winning pitcher in the 2004 Illinois state championship game ... High school won the 2004 Class AA Illinois state championship and SICA West title ... Team won the regional, sectional and super-sectional titles in 2004 and 2005 ... High Honor roll, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Kelly Kathleen Dyer ... Daughter of Robert and Therese Dyer ... Sister, Erin, played softball at NU from 2006-09 ... Father played hockey for St. Xavier ... Chose Northwestern over Loyola, Western Michigan and Wisconsin ... Majoring in communication studies.

    DYER'S CAREER STATISTICS

    Year	Avg	GP	GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	SO	SB	ATT
    2007	.161	65	65	155	18	25	6	0	3	17	15	63	4	8
    2008	.262	56	56	164	24	43	3	2	5	20	10	46	6	7
    2009	.227	46	46	128	19	29	3	2	10	29	11	34	12	13
    2010	.240	48	48	129	22	31	6	0	5	19	20	38	14	15
    TOTAL	.222	215	215	576	83	128	18	4	23	85	56	181	36	43