O 2003 All-Big Ten Conference, Third Team
Played for the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... played in 11 games, starting nine ... batted .125 with one run scored and two driven in.
Earned third-team All-Big Ten honors ... started 54 games for Purdue at third base ... batted .321, collecting 62 hits in 193 at-bats ... tied a Purdue single-season record with 21 doubles ... hit .260 in conference play ... had 16 multi-hit games ... had a season-best seven-game hitting streak (3/16-3/25) ... was 4-5 with two doubles and four RBI in the season opener against Pittsburgh (2/28) ... completed opening weekend trip 9-16 with four doubles, four runs scored and five driven in ... had a four-RBI day on three hits vs. Kentucky (3/7) ... recorded 11 assists at third base against Belmont (3/17) ... was 3-3 with a home run and three runs scored in team's home opener against Miami (Ohio) (3/23) ... had back-to-back-to-back two-hit games vs. Iowa (4/20 DH) and Valparaiso (4/22) ... produced three two-base hits and four runs scored in a 3-4 outing against Indiana (5/11) ... tied school's two-base hit record against Michigan (5/16) ... collected three hits in four at-bats in season finale against Michigan (5/18).
Played in 32 games, starting 20 ... batted .187 with 10 RBI and three runs scored ... tied for fifth on the team with six doubles ... five of eight hits in Big Ten contests went for two bases ... had one multi-hit game, collecting two hits at Coastal Carolina (3/17) ... had a triple and two RBI at Miami (Ohio) (3/24) ... was 1-3 with a double and a run scored against Penn State (3/31) ... had a pinch-hit single and RBI at Xavier (4/24) ... drove in a run with a pinch-hit double vs. Ohio State (4/27) ... had a double in two at-bats at Michigan (5/19) in the season finale.
Helped lead the Harrisonburg Turks of the Shenandoah Valley League to playoff appearance ... batted .261 with one home run while driving in 13 runs ... had four doubles and two stolen bases.
Played 30 games with 14 starts ... garnered most playing time of any freshman ... drew 12 walks in 66 plate appearances ... started six of nine Big Ten games played ... was 5-20 (.250) with two doubles ... recorded first collegiate hit and scored first collegiate run vs. Central Florida (2/17) ... was 1-2 with first collegiate RBI against Vanderbilt (3/4) ... walked and scored run after entering game as pinch hitter at San Diego (3/13) ... had one base hit at UC-Riverside (3/16) ... recorded base hit against Minnesota (3/24) ... was 1-3 as designated hitter at Ball State (4/4) ... started as designated hitter and scored one run in 1-2 performance at Illinois (4/21) ... collected three hits in three at-bats, including one double, and scored two runs at Illinois (4/21) ... drove in one run at Valparaiso (4/24).
Four-year baseball letterman for coach Pat McMahon at Canterbury High School ... was all-conference selection all four years ... earned honorable mention all-state accolades as senior ... batted .606 with six doubles, six triples, six home runs and 39 RBI in 23 games during senior season ... also competed in soccer and tennis in high school.
Simon John Klink was born on Dec. 21, 1981, in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... son of Mike and Deb Klink ... has three sisters, Kristen, Kendra and Jessica ... is majoring in sociology.