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Evan Kennedy
Evan  Kennedy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2½ / 213

Position:
1B

Birthdate:
06/27/1995

Bats/Throws:
L/R

10/28/2017

Old Gold & Black Series Recap

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

08/18/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

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

06/05/2017

Purdue Enjoys Historic Turnaround Year

Annual season recap details all the highlights from entertaining campaign

12/02/2016

Evan Kennedy, 2016 Action

Collection of action photos from the 2016 season.

03/10/2015

Corpus Christi Weekend

Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago White Sox
Favorite Ball Player: Bryce Harper
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Mom, Dad, and Casey Taylor
Favorite Pro Stadium: Busch Stadium
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Schweiger
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: Chris Sale
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
People He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Donald Trump
In His MP3 Player: One Direction
Last Concert He Attended: Luke Bryan
Last Book He Read: Art of the Deal
Favorite Author: Bill O'Reilly
Favorite Actor & Actress: Dwayne Johnson & Angelina Jolie
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Pitch Perfect
Favorite Super-Hero: The Hulk
Favorite TV Series: Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity
Dream Car: 1995 Ford Explorer
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Washington, D.C.
Country He'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys: Golf
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Batting Cages
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The fans
Most Memorable Weekend at Purdue: 2015 Tournament in Corpus Christi
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Cliff Fisher; Business Law

2017 Season
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2016 Season
Academic All-Big Ten... Kennedy played in 10 games and started the finale of the Penn State series at designated hitter... had a pinch hit single in the season finale, a victory vs. Cal State Northridge... walked as a pinch hitter in the midweek game vs. IPFW in Kokomo. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

2015 Season
Kennedy played in 18 games, starting seven times... all seven of his starts came at designated hitter... also saw action behind the plate against Gonzaga and IPFW... drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in his first plate appearance as a Boilermaker as a pinch hitter in the season opener against Western Carolina... singled twice and drew a walk against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in his first start... singled three times and drove in three runs in the nightcap of the doubleheader with Northern Illinois... saw action in Big Ten games against Rutgers, Iowa, Illinois and Maryland... recorded a pinch hit single and scored on Jack Picchiotti's grand slam in the Big Ten-opening win against Rutgers... record singles at NCAA Tournament qualifiers Louisville and Illinois. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

High School
Kennedy was a four-year varsity letter-winner for Tim Bordenet at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette... honorable mention all-state and a North/South All-Star as a senior after batting .470 with 8 home runs, 45 RBI, 37 runs scored and 16 stolen bases... helped lead Central Catholic to three straight IHSAA 1A state titles from 2011-13... three-time All-Hoosier Athletic Conference honoree batted .450 with 5 home runs and 35 RBI as a sophomore... team's hustle award winner as a junior when he batted .300 with 5 home runs and 31 RBI... two-time team captain as an upperclassman and team MVP as a senior... four-year distinguished honor roll student.

Personal
Full name is Evan Connor Kennedy... born in Lafayette, Indiana... parents are William and Shawn Kennedy... family also includes seven siblings, brothers Jacob, Grant, Mason, Jack and Joe as well as sisters Jordan and Abbey... sister Jordan is a Purdue alumna and brother Jacob is also a student... majoring in finance.

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