Monday, November 17, 2014

Where Are They Now: Pepper Gay

Who is she? Pepper Gay, a former star hurler and team record holder for the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Pepper after her no-hitter against Northern Iowa
to begin her senior season
What is she known for? Gay finished her career as one of the finest to put on an Illini uniform, as she held four school records upon the completion of her senior season. She recorded seventy-one career wins and "retired" with a most-respectable 2.50 ERA and .213 opponent's batting average. She was a two-time all-conference selection and was a member of the NFCA all-region team following her junior season. 

Here's something interesting... From the ages of seven to thirteen, Pepper was a star triathlete! She is a five-time Ironkids National Triathlon Champion.

What's she up to now? After her career's completion & her graduation from Illinois, Pepper started nursing school where she is still. Thanks to the demands of her schooling, Pepper says she hasn't had any time to be involved with softball, but hopes to remedy that when she gets out of school.

Quotable quotes: On playing Michigan during her junior year... "Michigan was ranked at the time and was the top team in conference. It is always tough to play on the road in such an intense environment. We won the series with great team play and it was just an awesome feeling coming away with a series win!"

Contact information: .You can find Pepper on Facebook; Twitter; & Instagram.

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