Braden Giroux
Braden  Giroux


Lafayette, Ind.

High School:

Last College:
Wabash Valley JC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175





More Solid Pitching Not Enough vs. ISU

Beard and Hofstra both picked off a runner at first, teamed up for 8 innings of 2-run ball


Baseball Visits B-Town for Rivalry Series

Purdue and IU both enter weekend riding win streaks, but have not played yet in April


Stetson Tournament Up Next for Purdue

Boilermakers to square off against CMU, Va Tech and Stetson in Florida


Boilermakers Stun Irish with 5 in the 9th

Purdue wins the Alamo Irish Classic after a pair of last at-bat wins


Pitching, Homers Key Opening Day Wins

Andrews shines with nine Ks over 6 2/3 innings, McGowan homers twice

2018 / AS A JUNIOR
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

• Played his first two collegiate seasons at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois
• Batted .297 with a .436 on-base percentage, 40 RBI, 50 walks and 56 runs scored as a sophomore
• Batted. 330 with a .444 OBP, 32 RBI, 36 walks and 57 runs scored as a freshman
• Helped Wabash Valley take third at the 2017 NJCAA Division I World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado

• Three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Jake Burton at McCutcheon High School in Lafayette
• Also played in a handful of varsity games as a freshman
• Team MVP and team captain as first team all-conference performer his senior year
• Indiana North-South All-Star Game participant
• Batted .350 with a .470 on-base percentage and 22 RBI as a senior
• Helped McCutcheon win sectional titles in 2012 and 2014
• First team academic all-conference as a senior

• Major: Agribusiness
• Full name is Braden Paul Giroux
• Born in Lafayette, Indiana
• Parents are Bradley and Kimberly Giroux
• Family also includes siblings Morgan Gardner, Emily Riestrer and Clayton Giroux
• Sister Emily is a Purdue alumna

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Ball Player: Clayton Richard
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Mom & Dad
Favorite Playoff Format Event: NCAA Basketball Tournament
Favorite Field He's Played at (Besides Alexander): Suplizio Field (Grand Junction, Colo.)
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Trevor Cheaney
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Aroldis Chapman
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Dale Earnhardt
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Ken Block
In His MP3 Player: Tom Petty
Last Concert He Attended: Florida Georgia Line
Would Love to See Them Play Purdue: AC/DC
Favorite Multi-Media App: Spotify
Favorite Actor & Actress: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Waterboy
Favorite Super-Hero: Mr. Incredible
Show He Can't Stop Watching: American Pickers
Favorite Video Game: Grand Theft Auto
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Cheeseburger & Onion Rings
Favorite Dessert: Vanilla Shake
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Krannert
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Kenya
Country He'd Like to Visit: Costa Rica
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Playing Surface
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: Playing it at Purdue
Unique Skill/Hidden Talent: Great Landscaper
Furry Friend: Lulu, Great Pyrenees



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