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Karson Bender
Karson Bender

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Delphi, Ind.

High School:
Delphi

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
01/19/1994

Bats/Throws:
L/L



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Coach: Pat Lowery
Favorite Pro Stadium: Busch Stadium
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Connor Podkul
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Jordan Minch
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: George W. Bush
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Back Drop
In His MP3 Player: Florida Georgia Line
Last Concert He Attended: Luke Bryan
Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Megan Fox
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Lobster
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: St. Louis
Unique Travel Locale: Mexico
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Frisbee
Furry Friend: Blue, Husky
Most Memorable Game/Moment at Purdue: 2-0 in Black and Gold Series
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Freddie Barnard, AgEcon

2013
Did not see action during his first year with the program, redshirting.

High School
Bender was a four-year varsity letter-winner for coach Pat Lowery at Delphi High School... also played three years of football and two years of basketball... four-time All-Hoosier Conference honoree... also a two-time all-conference selection in football... .412 career batting average, 8 home runs, 50 stolen bases (including a school record 26 in 2010)... three-year team captain... led the team with a .389 batting average and .564 on-base percentage as the team MVP his senior year... center fielder and cleanup hitter on DHS's 2010 Class 2A state runner-up team... also helped lead DHS to a sectional title as a junior... batting champion (.700) at the 2010 Colt World Series in Lafayette... National Honor Society... Spanish club, key club and honor roll student... Wendy's High School Heisman candidate.

Personal
Full name is Karson Matthew Bender... born in Lafayette, Ind.... parents are Kevin and Denis Bender... family also includes older brothers Kyle and Kris... his father is a Purdue alumnus and his brother Kevin is a student... brother Kyle played baseball at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind.... majoring in sales and marketing with career ambition of traveling the world as a salesman for a large company.