Kim Love
Kim  Love


West Chester, Ohio

High School:
Lakota West





Love, Welch Named Sportsmanship Honorees

Seniors from soccer, wrestling represent Purdue for Big Ten honor


Spring 2016 Graduates

81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree


Fourth-Annual Golden Pete Winners Announced

Hoevet, McClintock receive Big Ten Medal of Honor


Roff Era Begins with Winning Season

Annual season recap chronicles highlights of Purdue's 2015 campaign


Golden Boot Returns to West Lafayette

Boilermakers finish with a winning record for the first time since 2009


Kim Love, 2015 Player Gallery

Kim Love, 2015 Player Gallery


Kim Love 2014 Photo Gallery

Kim Love 2014 Photo Gallery


Michigan State

Purdue vs Michigan State


Nebraska-Iowa Road Trip

Rick Szalach photo gallery from Purdue's Nebraska-Iowa road trip.


Purdue vs. Ball State Mega Gallery

Purdue vs. Ball State

Photo Galleries: 2015 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Barcelona FC
Favorite Athlete: Julie Johnston
Favorite Pro Stadium: Rose Garden/Moda Center
Favorite Marquee Event: World Cup
Favorite Country to Root for at World Cup: USA
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce
In Her MP3 Player: Beyonce
Last Concert She Attended: Parachute
Favorite Author: Stephanie Meyer
Last Book She Read: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Will Smith, Sandra Bullock & James Cameron
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Lion King
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Cuisine: Italian
Favorite Dessert: Brownies & Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: Jamaica
Country She'd Like to Visit: Spain
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Soccer Complex: The Locker Room
Furry Friend: Jazz, Golden Retriever

SENIOR / 2015
Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award... Academic All-Big Ten... Love started all 18 games, one of just four Boilermakers to do so... played every minute of the season for the second time in her career, also accomplishing the feat as a freshman in 2012... finished her career having started all 72 games in which she played an 53 straight dating back to 2013... played 2,507 consecutive minutes from September 2014 through the end of the 2015 season... both of her assists set up highlight reel-caliber goals... assisted on Nicole Robertson's game-winner in the 89th minute vs. Xavier and Mikayla Lasky's goal early in the second half against eventual national champion Penn State... recorded three shots and two shots on goal in the Baylor win... helped Purdue shut out Ohio, Evansville, Rutgers and Indiana... became the first soccer player to be Purdue's female recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

JUNIOR / 2014
Academic All-Big Ten... Love was one of six Boilermakers to start all 19 games... will enter her senior season having started all 54 games in which she has played, including 35 in a row... ranked third on the team in minutes played and helped Purdue concede 17 fewer goals than in 2013... went the distance in 17 of the 19 games, all but the SIU Edwardsville and Minnesota matches... recorded shots against Miami (Ohio), Indiana and Michigan.

Academic All-Big Ten... Love started all 16 games in which she played... missed the first three games of the season due to injury... went the distance at center back in all 16 games in which she played and has now played every minute of all 35 games in her first two seasons at Purdue... helped Purdue post shutouts against IPFW, Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern... ranked third on the team in minutes played... averaged 92 minutes per game after logging over 100 minutes in the overtime affairs with Seattle and Miami (Ohio).

Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 3)... Love started all 19 games, one of only two Boilers to do so... did not leave the pitch all season, becoming the first Boiler to go the distance for the entire season since 2010... only the eighth Purdue freshman since 2000 to start every game... assisted on Kate Fowee's goal in the home loss to Wisconsin... helped Purdue post shutouts against Toledo, Tennessee-Martin, Evansville, Central Michigan and Northwestern... only received two yellow cards all season even while leading the team in minutes played.

Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Tara Schafer-Kalkoff and Mark Kalkoff... Also played basketball and ran track as an underclassman... three-time all-conference performer, earning first team honors as a senior... Lakota West Soccer impact player played in the state all-star game as a senior... team MVP as a sophomore and junior; team captain as a senior... tied the school record in the 100m dash and part of the 4x200 school-recording setting relay team on the track as a sophomore... four-year high honor roll student had a perfect 4.0 GPA for her high school career... her aunts Daphne Winston and Laura Chester are Purdue alumni

Biographical Information

Major: Human & Health Sciences/Pre-Physician's Assistant

Mother: Mary Love

Siblings: Nicole Ballard & Shawn Love



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