Baseball Hosts IPFW for the home opener at Alexander Field
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Tim Tebow
Favorite Pro Stadium: Progressive Field
Current Teammate Most Likely to Become a Coach: Connor Podkul
Toughest Hitter for Him to Face Among Teammates: Sean McHugh
Current MLB Hitter He'd Like to Face: Jason Kipnis
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Teddy Roosevelt
In His MP3 Player: Relient K
Last Concert He Attended: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Favorite Author: Mark Titus
Film Favorites Actor: Nathan Fillion, Actress: Hayden Panettiere, Director: Joss Whedon
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Filet Mignon
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fly Fishing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Charleston, S.C.
Unique Travel Locale: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Russia
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Having a locker room at the field
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Sweeping Indiana in 2011
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Karen Marais, Aeronautics & Astronautics
Furry Friend: Moose, Lab-Retriever Mix
2013 Season Gibbs worked two-thirds of an inning in his lone appearance of the season, March 16 against Evansville in the finale of the spring break trip.
2012 Season Redshirted after he did not see action.
2011 Season Gibbs pitched in five games, all in relief... worked a scoreless ninth inning against Notre Dame in his collegiate debut... retired two of the four batters he faced, including First Team All-Big Ten selection Brandon Eckerle, in his Big Ten debut in the opener of the Michigan State series... worked two innings of relief at Belmont on the spring break trip... pitched an inning and a third of relief in the midweek win against Wabash in his first appearance at Lambert Field... also pitched in the finale of the Morehead State series.
High School Three-year varsity letter-winner at Upper Arlington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio ... also played three years of basketball, including varsity as a junior ... team MVP, First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference and Third Team All-District as a junior ... team captain and district scholar athlete helped lead Upper Arlington to the 2010 district championship title ... four-year honor roll student.
Personal Full name is Matthew Glenn Gibbs ... born Feb. 14, 1992 in Columbus, Ohio ... son of Jeff and Carol Gibbs ... also has two younger brothers, Brendan and Christian ... his grandparents Glenn and Carmen Himes also attended Purdue ... majoring in aerospace engineering.