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    Renee Ariola
    Renee Ariola

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ill.

    High School:
    Normal Community

    Height:
    5-4

    Position:
    OF

    B/T:
    R/R



    High School: Has started for Normal's varsity team in all of her high school seasons ... Batted .411 with a .673 slugging percentage, 26 RBIs and five home runs as a junior in 2013 ... Earned a Big Twelve All-Conference award in addition to the Big Twelve Scholar-Athlete Award and a Scholastic Achievement Award ... Hit a game-winning home run against Normal's rival to win the Regional championship ... Played 10 years of club with the BNGSA Angels ... Also played two years of high school basketball, lettering once ... Four year honor roll member ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Renee Elizabeth Ariola ... Daughter of Tony and Jill Ariola ... Father, Tony, played baseball at Northwestern from 1984-88 before being drafted and playing four years in the Oakland Athletics organization ... Mother, Jill, was an NU cheerleader from 1984-88 ... One of four athletic siblings ... Oldest brother, Adam, plays college baseball at Central College in Iowa; sister, Emily, plays softball; youngest sister, Grace, is a competitive swimmer ... Anticipated major is psychology.