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Alec Olund
Alec  Olund

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Crown Point, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central

Height / Weight:
6-1½ / 186

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
04/17/1996

Bats/Throws:
R/R

10/28/2017

Old Gold & Black Series Recap

Kennedy homers in game 1; Brooks and Hofstra impress on the mound in game 2

08/14/2017

Kennedy Powers Aviators to League Title

Lafayette native homers in his first at-bat on consecutive days

07/24/2017

Hunter Wins Title, Frawley Promoted

Kennedy posts multi-homer game, 7-game RBI streak in Prospect League

06/13/2017

Purdue's Most Memorable Games of 2017

Boilermakers were part of numerous thrillers during turnaround campaign

06/05/2017

Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign

11/29/2016

Alec Olund, 2016 Action

A collection of action shots from the 2016 season.

05/14/2015

Purdue vs. Penn State

Purdue wins the series opener 8-2 against Penn State

03/10/2015

Corpus Christi Weekend

Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery

03/10/2015

Phoenix Weekend Photo Gallery

Phoenix Weekend Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago White Sox
Favorite Athlete: Josh Donaldson
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Tony Olund, Dad
Favorite Pro Stadium: United Center
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: Mark Buerhle's Perfect Game in 2009
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Victory Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Schweiger
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Chris Sale
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Derek Jeter
In His MP3 Player: Drake
Last Concert He Attended: Florida Georgia Line
Last Book He Read: Mind Gym
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston & James Cameron
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Moneyball
Favorite Super-Hero: Batman
Favorite TV Series: Game of Thrones
Dream Car: Lamborghini Aventador
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Triple Chocolate Lava Cake
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Jamaica
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Swimming
Other Sports He Enjoys Playing: Football & Basketball
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Clubhouse
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The Competition
Unique Skill/Hidden Talent: Best Gamer on the Team
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jim Russell, Technology
Furry Friend: Bailey, Chocolate Lab
Most Memorable Game at Purdue:Two Home Run game vs. IPFW in 2015

2017 Season
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Olund played in 49 games, making 41 starts... played in each of the first 36 games but then did not start a game from April 19 to May 13... was the starting right fielder at Big Ten Tournament... delivered a walk-off double in the 12-inning win vs. Northwestern on May 6, his second career walk-off... finished the season strong after getting back in the lineup; he was 7-for-16 with three XBH over a four-game stretch in mid-May, highlighted by 3-RBI effort in the game two win at Minnesota... homered as part of a three-hit, three-RBI effort in the game two win at Southeast Missouri... has 10 career outfield assists, including two in the game two loss at Iowa. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2016 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Olund played in all 54 games, one of only three players to do so, and started 50 times (all in right field)... made 38 straight starts from March 12 through May 17... had 14 multi-hit games to ranked tied for second on the team... with a runner on third and less than two outs, plated that runner in seven of his eight opportunities... delivered a walk-off bunt single with two outs in the 15th inning of the win vs. Ohio in Kokomo... batted .294 in March and .300 in April... hit safely in all three games of the Michigan State series, finishing the weekend 5-for-10 with three walks... finished that six-game April homestand 10-for-20 with four multi-hit games and no strikeouts... batted .303 with only two strikeouts in 39 plate appearances in midweek play... had three consecutive two-hit games during spring break, finishing the six games a team-best 7-for-20... posted a two-hit game in five different Big Ten series. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2015 Season
Olund played in 37 games, making 23 starts in the outfield... made 13 of his 23 starts in Big Ten play and started at least once in all three outfield positions... Mr. Boilermaker award recipient for best attitude... went deep twice in the April 1 home win against IPFW, becoming the first Purdue freshman to post a multi-home game since 2010 and the first of the BBCOR bat era (2011-present)... also became only the second Purdue player to post a multi-homer game at Alexander Field... also went deep in the series opener at Michigan... started the final 10 games of the season as well as all three games of the Michigan series... missed only three games after suffering a shoulder injury while trying to make a diving catch on the warning track in the April 7 win at Indiana State... scored the game-winning run with a head-first slide into home plate in the 12-inning walk-off win vs. Sam Houston State in Corpus Christi... started the nightcap of the SHSU doubleheader and delivered a key two-run single for his first collegiate hit... reached base safely twice (HBP, single) during the six-run eighth-inning rally vs. Penn State... doubled and scored three times in the midweek rematch with IPFW... had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored in the win vs. Illinois State... recorded all three of his outfield assists in Big Ten play... reached base 45 percent of the time when leading off an inning... batted .320 in midweek action... batted .316 with a team-high 12 runs scored in April. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

High School
Olund was a four-year varsity letter-winner for coach Jeff Sandor at Lake Central High School in Northwest Indiana... was the only sophomore on LCHS's 2012 IHSAA 4A state championship team that compiled a 32-1 record and was nationally-ranked by ESPN HS (7th) and USA Today (11th)... made 23 starts that season, including all seven postseason games, while batting .348 with 11 extra-base hits, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored... played in a school record 21 postseason games during his varsity career and finished his time at LCHS with a .377 average, 44 extra-base hits, 93 RBI and 81 runs... two-time unanimous All-Duneland Athletic Conference honoree as an upperclassman... also a two-time Northwest Indiana Times and Gary Post-Tribune all-area performer... honorable mention all-state as a junior after batting .396 with 14 extra-base hits and 41 RBI... helped LCHS win sectional and regional titles as a senior after batting .362 with 17 extra-base hits, 36 RBI, 20 walks and 19 stolen bases... batted .593 as the only freshman on 25-2 junior varsity team his freshman year, finishing the season with the varsity team and starting all three postseason games... played three years of varsity football, making starts at quarterback all three years... also played wide receiver, corner back and kick returner at times... Northwest Indiana Times all-area honoree for sectional championship team as a senior despite missing five games due to injury... four-year scholar athlete award recipient and honor roll student... graduated with academic honors diploma.

Personal
Full name is Alec William Olund... born in East Chicago, Ind.... parents are Tony and Lyda Olund... family also includes older brother Anthony, who played baseball at Vincennes University, Savannah College of Art and Design and Purdue North Central... father Tony is a Purdue alumnus... majoring in organizational leadership.

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