Clare Ford
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    Clare Ford

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ill.

    High School:
    Bloomington

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    OF

    Birthdate:
    09/07/1985

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    2007
    Played in 40 games for the Salukis, starting two in right field... Appeared mostly as a pinch runner... Scored 15 runs, two of which were game-winners...Batted .333 (1-for-3) in 13 MVC games...Recorded one stolen base in one attempt.

    2006
    Played in 20 games for the Salukis, mostly in pinch-running situations... Scored four runs... Two of her runs scored came in Valley games.

    2005
    Played in 30 games, primarily as a pinch runner... Scored 12 runs... Went 1-of-2 at the plate and 2-of-2 in stolen bases... Scored the game-winning run in two games.

    Pre-SIU / Bloomington
    Named second-team all-state and all-conference as a senior center fielder, leading her team to a 39-8 record and a regional championship... Collected the Sportsmanship Award as a junior and senior... Named honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore... Earned third-team all-state, all-conference and team MVP honors as a freshman, as well as Rookie of the Year.

    Personal
    Majoring in exercise science and physical fitness... Was an all-conference scholar-athlete and winner of the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award... Member of an all-star softball team that competed in Hawaii... Won the 400- and 800-meter runs at the junior high state track meet... Has a brother, Frank, and a sister, Brie... Daughter of George and Meri Clare Ford... Born on Sept. 7, 1985 in Murphysboro, Ill.

    SIU