News and notes on Purdue Athletics
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 Purdue men's and women's teams saw vast improvement from the teams' finishes last season.
The Purdue cross country teams will compete in the league meet hosted by the University of Illinois.
2012: Missed the season due to injury
2011: Started the season at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic with a time of 25:59.03; at the Adidas Elite Invitational finished with a time of 26:41; finished with a time of 25:57 at the Big Ten Championships.
2010: Did not compete after redshirting.
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at St. Charles West High School; qualified for the Missouri State High School Cross Country Championships all four years, taking a high placing of 11th as a senior; qualified for the state track and field championships twice, placing 10th in the 1,600-meter run as a junior and taking 13th in the 3,200-meter run as a sophomore; earned valedictorian and national merit honors.
Personal: Brett Steven Klosterhoff was born July 12, 1991 in St. Charles, Mo.; is the son of Steve and Tron Klosterhoff; has one sister, Meghan; enjoys music, movies and golf; majoring in mechanical engineering.