Purdue Personal Preferences
In His MP3 Player:
Last Concert He Attended:
Favorite Actor & Actress:
Mark Wahlberg & Mila Kunis
Steak & Potatoes
Favorite Purdue Building:
Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City:
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Most Memorable Game at Purdue:
2012 Comeback Win vs. Southern Miss
Oliver played in six games and started three times... started the first two games of the season at shortstop and the first meeting with Samford at designated hitter... was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and scored a run during the seven-run fourth inning in the season-opening win against Connecticut... walked as a pinch hitter against Louisville at the Big East/Big Ten Challenge.
Oliver played in 13 games and started five times, once at shortstop, once at third base and three times at designated hitter... started games against Maryland, Anderson, the final two games of the Michigan State series and game two of the UCLA series... reached base safely in three consecutive plate appearances late in game two of the Michigan State series to help the Boilers rally for a 14-inning victory... recorded his first college hit with a two-run single in the middle game of the Murray State series sweep... had a base hit and a sacrifice fly as the starting third baseman in the neutral-site win against Anderson at Victory Field in Downtown Indianapolis... drew a bases-loaded walk in the win against IPFW at Parkview Field in Downtown Fort Wayne... delivered an RBI single in the midweek win at Illinois-Chicago.
Oliver was a three-year varsity starter for Washburn Rural High School in Topeka... finished his high school career ranked 10th all-time in RBIs at WRHS... batted .448 with 19 RBIs and a .562 on-base percentage as a first team all-city and second team all-conference honoree his senior year... posted single-season Top 10 totals in batting average, hits and runs scored as a senior... batted .321 with 15 doubles and 28 RBIs for his summer league team in 2010... highlighted among the area's best players by the Topeka Capital Journal.
Full name is Bennett Andrew Oliver... born Feb. 10, 1993 in Topeka... son of David and Peggy Oliver... family also includes older sister Natalie... majoring in sociology with an interest in attending law school or becoming a coach.