DePaul opens critical three-game BIG EAST series with 7-6 win in opener of Saturday's doubleheader
Blue Demons pound out 10 hits in Saturday's conference and home opener
Blue Demons honored for a 3.0 GPA or higher in 2012-13 academic year
Welcome Illinois State to Cacciatore Stadium on Tuesday for nonconference game
Surging DePaul offense has scored 60 runs in the last four games
2013 (Freshman Season): Hit first collegiate home run at Syracuse... had first college hit, double, run, RBI against UNLV... first collegiate stolen base vs. Cal State Northridge... had two RBIs against UNLV and Syracuse.
High School: Four-year, All-District and holds the career home run record at Klein Oak... played in the Houston All-Star Game and was rated among the top 40 players in Houston Vype Magazine... batted .418 as a senior with five home runs and 37 RBIs... hit .493 as a junior with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs... member of the National Honor Society... played at the same high school as Blue Demon senior Bree Brown.
Personal: Daughter of Steve and Sandra Gardner... has one brother, Cody... majoring in Health Science.