Dee Dee Hillman Biography
2 Dee Dee Hillman
At a glance: Named first team All-Big Ten (2009), second team All-Big Ten (2008) and third team All-Big Ten (2010) honoree ... co-captain of the 2011 squad ... can play second base or outfield ... one of the strongest Buckeyes ... coaches love her competitiveness and hustle.
2010 (Junior Season): Started 46 games for the Buckeyes ...batted .345 in 148 at bats (career high) ... second on the team with 51 hits, including 14 multi-hit games ... scored a team -leading 42 runs, including career-high four runs vs. Wisconsin (March 27) ... had seven multi-run games ... posted nine RBI on the season doubling her career total ... 6-for-6 on stolen base attempts ... had six doubles and one triple ... had a .976 fielding percentage only committing one error ... third team All-Big Ten selection ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2009 (Sophomore Season): Started in 54 games, including 41 in center field, and appeared in 57 overall ... had a .957 fielding percentage ... notched 37 runs and six RBI in 155 at bats, batting in the leadoff position 33 times ... recorded a nine-game hitting streak between Feb. 5-27 ... ended season on seven-game hitting streak ... was walked 21 times ... ended the season with a .316 slugging pct. and a .297 batting average, the fifth best on the squad ... knocked down seven sac bunts, the second most on the team ... hit three doubles ...led the team with 17 stolen bases on 18 attempts ... hit a double and scored two runs vs. Ohio (Feb. 7) ... also had doubles vs. Illinois (April 12) and Kentucky (May 16) ... went 3-3 against Minnesota with an RBI in game one of a doubleheader (April 4) ... ... named First Team All-Big Ten.
2008 (Freshman Season): Member of the third team All-Big Ten ... started in 54 games and appeared in 55 overall ... had a .952 fielding percentage with only four errors ... scored 34 runs with 156 at bats (fourth on team) ... led the team in sac bunts (9) ... had 48 total bases ... slugging pct. of .308 ... had a .288 batting average ... hit three doubles (two vs. Marist Feb. 9) ... had the only hit in 8-0 loss to Northwestern in Big Ten Tournament ... went 4-4 against Illinois in game 2 March 30 to tie OSU freshman record for hits in a game ... led the team in batting in last two southern tournaments: .467 at Capital Classic July 15, .417 at UNLV Invitational May 12 ... went 3-3 in win at UNLV March 9.
Prior to Ohio State: Was a national all-region selection and a second-team All-Ohio pick ... named the Western Buckeye League Player of the Year ... first-team all-conference and all-district ... batted .448 and had a .552 on base percentage ... helped lead Defiance to a WBL title and district runner-up finish ... earned NFCA Scholar All-America honors ... scored 1,000 points in her high school basketball career and was named captain and first-team all-conference and all-district ... played goalkeeper on the soccer team and was a first-team All-WBL selection and honorable mention all-district ... set school records for saves in a half (20), saves in a game (38) and saves in a season (332).
Personal: Daughter of Talmer and Sandra Hillman ... has three sisters, Tammy (45), Latrida (39) and Saundra (34) ... would like to become a personal trainer after graduation ... lists greatest sports thrill as playing in Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma ... earned her school's Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society and earned the Student Leadership Award.