Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Josh Hamilton
In His MP3 Player: 2 Chainz
Film Favorites: Actor: Mark Walhberg, Actress: Angelina Jolie, Director: Clint Eastwood
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July
Favorite Food: Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Camping
Favorite Purdue Building: Lambert Fieldhouse
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Smokey Mountains
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy (Sicily)
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Clinching 2012 Big Ten Title vs Michigan
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Tarra Hodge, Health and Kinesiology
Furry Friend: Rocky, Golden Retriever
Other Interests: Fishing, Going to the Beach
2013 Season After making the transition from position player to pitcher in the fall, Upp pitched in six games before an arm injury ended his season in March... worked three innings of one-hit relief in the Feb. 24 game against Samford in his top outing of the season... also made appearances against South Florida, Illinois-Chicago, Evansville and Ohio State.
2012 Season Upp played in 10 games and started game two of the Wichita State series at designated hitter... singled against Maryland in his first college at-bat... singled and scored a run in his start in game two of the Wichita State series... recorded an RBI on a sacrifice fly in the finale of the Murray State series... saw action behind the plate against Maryland, Murray State, Anderson, Illinois-Chicago and IPFW... moving to a relief pitcher role for the 2013 season.
High School Upp was a four-year letter-winner at La Porte High School... batted .468 with 18 extra-base hits and 36 RBIs as a senior... helped lead LHS to Duneland Athletic Conference and sectional titles as a junior, batting .338 with 31 RBIs while throwing out 11 of 16 base stealers... two-time All-Duneland performer as an upperclassman was also a three-time all-area honoree... enjoyed playing basketball, helping his intramural team win a local tournament three years in a row... four-year honor roll student... National Honor Society.
Personal Full name is Kyle L. Upp... born Sept. 10, 1992 in La Porte... son of Scott and Pam Upp... his father played baseball at Missouri State and is the head varsity coach at La Porte High School... family also includes brothers Kevin and Travis... older brother Kevin plays baseball at Valparaiso... majoring in health and fitness with a career ambition of becoming a physical therapist.