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Alec Olund
Alec  Olund

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crown Point, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central

Height / Weight:
6-1½ / 200

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
04/17/1996

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

02/15/2018

Boilermakers Begin New Season at Baylor

Purdue won 19 of its 29 games last season away from Alexander Field

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

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

2017 / AS A JUNIOR
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• 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

2016 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
Individual Game-by-Game Stats
• 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 rank 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

2015 / AS A FRESHMAN
Individual Game-by-Game Stats
• 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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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
• Major: Organizational Leadership
• Full name is Alec William Olund
• Born in East Chicago, Indiana
• 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

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
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: LeBron James
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Derek Jeter
In His MP3 Player: Drake
Last Concert He Attended: Drake and Lil Wayne
Would Love to See Him Play Purdue: Kodak Black
Last Book He Read: Mind Gym
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Multi-Media App: Twitter
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Moneyball
Favorite Super-Hero: Batman
Favorite TV Series: Game of Thrones
Dream Car: Lamborghini Aventador
Favorite Video Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Deep Dish 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

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