Jess Andree is a psychology major from Darien, Ill. who is currently in season competing on the softball team as a middle infielder.
Her favorite food is mac and cheese and her favorite book is “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom.
When she isn’t playing softball, she’s sleeping, eating, watching Netflix or spending time outside.
Still, “softball is about all we have time for,” she said.
Andree is proud to be playing at the Division I level and plays in the memory of Kelli O’Laughlin, a tennis player from a Chicago suburb who was murdered at 14 years old.
“Knowing that something can get taken away from you in an instant just makes me step back and realize you need to take advantage of every time you can play,” she said.
She grew up with an older brother who played baseball, so she was always around a bat and a ball.
“Now softball is such a huge part of my life,” she said. “I couldn’t imagine not playing it.”
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