Published in the 2015 Homecoming program.
Sheri Timmons Reck ’91 was an award-winning member of the Big Blue softball team, and a force to be reckoned with on the pitcher’s mound. In 1991, she pitched the first perfect game in Big Blue history. Three of the four years Reck was on the mound, the softball team qualified for post-season play, holding season records of 34-8 (1988), 28-10 (1989) and 32-6 (1990), and qualifying for the 1988 and 1990 NCAA tournaments, as well as winning two conference championships.
In each of her four years with the Big Blue, Reck held the team’s best earned run average: 1.94 (20-2) in 1988; 0.85 (15-6) in 1989; 1.42 (14-3) in 1990; and 1.74 (20-7) in 1991. In 1989, Reck was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, was a College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Player of the Week, and was named the CCIW’s Most Outstanding Player. She set numerous school records, including most innings pitched in a career (575), fewest hits allowed in season (79), and most victories in a career (69). Her records for most innings pitched in a career and most victories in a career still stand today.
Reck earned spots on the CCIW All-Conference teams in 1988, 1989 and 1990. A member of the Big Blue’s 1988 and 1990 CCIW championship teams, she was named to the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team in those same years and to the NCAA Division III All-Region First Team in 1991.
Reck earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Millikin. Now the accounting manager at R.V. Evans Co. in Decatur, she enjoys participating in Crossfit in her spare time. Reck and her husband, Curt, live in Mt. Zion, Ill. She has two daughters and two stepchildren: Alexandra, 20, Morgan, 17, Dylan, 16, and Danielle, 15.