Evan Kennedy
Evan  Kennedy


Lafayette, Ind.

High School:
Central Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2½ / 213





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Evan Kennedy, 2016 Action

Collection of action photos from the 2016 season.


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Corpus Christi Weekend Photo Gallery

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

2017 / AS A JUNIOR
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• Played in 15 games, starting 12 straight games at designated hitter from March 12 to 29
• Suffered a season-ending wrist injury March 29 vs. Valparaiso
• Reached base safely in 11 of the 12 games he started
• Doubled, tripled and scored a run in the series-opening win at Santa Clara
• Walked three times, drove in a run and scored a run in the series finale at Cal State Northridge, a victory that ignited a seven-game win streak
• Hit safely in all three games of the Iowa series during a six-game hit streak
• Reached base safely four times in the midweek opener at Ball State, finishing the win 2-for-3, with two RBI and three runs scored
• Singled as a pinch hitter in his season debut, the series finale at Texas State

Academic All-Big Ten
Individual Game-by-Game Statistics
• 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 Statistics
• 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 at 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

• 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 selection 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

• Major: Finance
• 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

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago White Sox
Favorite Ball Player: Bryce Harper
Had the Biggest Impact on His Athletic Career: Mom and Dad
Favorite Pro Stadium: Soldier Field
Favorite Field He's Played On (Other Than Purdue): Phoenix Municipal Stadium
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Gareth Stroh
Current MLB Pitcher He'd Most Like to Face: Clayton Kershaw
Celeb or Pro Athlete He'd Like to Meet: Tom Brady
Favorite Marquee Sporting Event: World Series
People He'd Like to Have Dinner With: George Washington
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
Favorite Video Game:Call of Duty
Dream Car: 1995 Ford Explorer
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Sushi
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
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: The Batting Cages
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The Fans
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: Walk-off Win vs. Kent State
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Cliff Fisher, Business Law



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