Family information: Fiancé Edward Bills
Sport(s) and position(s): Soccer, forward
Millikin major: English with an emphasis in journalism
- Other degrees:
- Master’s degree in journalism, DePaul University, 2013
Current employment: Telluride.com/Telluride Alpine Lodging, social media and marketing manager
Personal Big Blue stats/athletic achievements:
- All-CCIW First Team – 2009-10, 2010-11
- All-CCIW Second Team – 2007-08
- Individual Millikin University records
- Goals in a career – 53
- Goals in a season – 16
- Assists in a career – 31
- Assists in a season – 12
- Assists in a game – 4
- Points in a career – 137
- Points in a season – 41
- Individual CCIW records
- CCIW goals in a season – 3
- CCIW goals in a career – 9
- CCIW assists in a season – 4
- CCIW assists in a career – 10
- CCIW points in a season – 8
- CCIW points in a career – 28
Why did you choose MU?
I was recruited for soccer and liked the coach.
Aside from Big Blue athletics, what activities did you participate in as a student at MU?
I was the sports editor for the Decaturian and also contributed to other sections.
What was your most memorable moment as a Millikin student-athlete?
Beating Elmhurst my senior year to advance to the CCIW tournament. It was my final game on MU’s field.
When not supporting the Big Blue, what is your favorite thing to do?
Hiking, hanging out with my dogs (Stanley, a 9-month-old shepherd/lab/husky/mastiff mix, and Cooper, a five-year old boxer/shepherd mix), and watching White Sox/Blackhawks games.
How has your experience as a Big Blue athlete prepared/helped make you successful?
Taught me how to multitask and hold myself responsible for my own actions.
What advice do you give to current Millikin students about preparing for life after graduation?
Do everything you possibly can while there – play a sport, join a club.