The Boilermakers visit U of L's Jim Patterson Stadium for game No. 4 of the 2013 spring break trip.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Jon Lester
In His MP3 Player: Katy Perry
Last Concert He Attended: Brad Paisley
Actor: Will Ferrell, Actress: Jennifer Aniston, Director: Clint Eastwood
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Meal: Steak & Baked Potato
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Foreign Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: White Water Rafting
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jan Cover, Philosophy
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Winning 2012 Big Ten Title vs Michigan
2012 Season Redshirted due to injury
High School Wood was a four-year varsity starter at St. Laurence High School in suburban Chicago Burbank, Ill.... two-time First Team All-State honoree as an upperclassman finished his high school career with .445 batting average and 31 home runs... batted .538 with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs while also posting a 7-2 record with 73 strikeouts, a 1.72 ERA and a .162 batting average against in 53 innings pitched to earn Catholic League MVP honors as a junior... did not pitch as a senior due to an elbow injury but still batted .476 with 18 extra-base hits and 31 RBIs... Lawless Award winner as the Catholic League's most outstanding senior... Reporter Newspaper Player of the Year as a junior after tossing three one-hitters... three-time all-conference and all-area honoree recognized as a sophomore after batting .385 with 44 RBIs... led St. Laurence to three straight Catholic League titles from 2009-11 and regional titles in 2009 and 2011... four-year leader scholar award recipient.
Personal Full name is Kyle Michael Wood... born April 17, 1993 in Chicago... son of Mike and Lynn Wood... family also includes younger siblings Brad and Ashley... majoring in movement and sports science.