Purdue improved its Academic All-Big Ten total by 18 student-athletes from merely a year ago.
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
The Boilermakers compete in the Great Lakes Regionals on Friday.
The Purdue men's and women's teams saw vast improvement from the teams' finishes last season.
The men took third while the women finished fifth.
Photos from the 2010 Great American Legends, hosted at the Purdue Varsity Cross Country Course on Sept. 3.
2012: Competed in six meets during the season; opened up with the Crusader Invite and finished fifth with a time of 18:15.1; ran a season-best 5k time of 18:11 at the Searn Earl Loyola Invite; ran a season-best 6k time at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite with a time of 21:30; finished 70th at the Big Ten Championships in East Lansing, Mich., with a time of 22:03.2; took 95th at the Great Lakes Regional with a 6k time of 22:12.2012 Season
2011:Opened the season with a time of 15:40 helping the team finish second at the Illinois Invitational on Sept. 2nd; finished with a time of 19:34.82 at the IPFW Invitational to help the team take first place; at the Indiana Intercollegiate finished with a time of 19:33 helping the team finish third; on Oct. 1 finished with a time of 19:05.74 at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic.
2010: Competed in all six varsity races as a freshman, scoring in four; finished 7th overall at the Great American Legends Race (9/3) with a 5K time of 19:11.14; turned in a season-best 5K time of 19:03.10 at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/17); clocked a season-best 6K time of 22:57.1 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/2); placed 77th at the Big Ten championships at the Univeristy of Wisconsin (10/31).
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at DeKalb High School; four-time All-Indiana State honoree in cross country, taking first-team honors as a sophomore and junior; four-year all-conference award winner in cross country and track and field; posted a top showing of eighth place at the Indiana State High School Cross Country Championships in 2007; also earned four varsity letters in basketball.
Personal: Autumn Louise Beachy was born June 24, 1991 in Auburn Ind.; is the daughter of Marcus and Brenda Beachy; has two sisters, Lauren and Taylor, and a brother Trey; enjoys reading and watching movies; majoring in biology.