Divers MacKenzie Tweardy and Jamie Bissett receive Big Ten Medal of Honor.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Football led the way for fall honorees.
Purdue conceded 17 fewer goals than 2013 but failed to score 20 for first time in team history.
Purdue's five games against nationally-ranked Big Ten foes this year is a program high.
Mollie Kuramoto 2014 Photo Gallery
Purdue vs Michigan State
Rick Szalach photo gallery from Purdue's Nebraska-Iowa road trip.
Purdue vs. Ball State
Purdue vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Graham Zusi
Favorite Pro Stadium: Great American Ballpark
Favorite Country to Root for at World Cup: USA
Current Pro Goalkeeper She'd Like to Shoot Against: Tim Howard
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Lena Dunham
In Her MP3 Player: The Avett Brothers
Last Concert She Attended: Outkast/Lollapalooza
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Favorite Actor: Matt Damon, Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Director: Wes Anderson
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Steak & Potatoes
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golfing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Tennis
Favorite Purdue Building: Pao Hall
Favorite Big City: Madrid
Unique Travel Locale: Slovenia
Country She'd Like to Visit: Peru
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2011 Win vs. Indiana
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jason Doty, Film & Video Studies
Furry Friend: Flash, Cat
SENIOR / 2014
Academic All-Big Ten... Kuramoto was one six Boilermakers to start all 19 games in 2014... finished her career as a four-year starter having started 73 of the 75 games in which she played, including all 38 as an upperclassman after returning from the knee injury that sidelined her for all of 2012... scored Purduea?TMs first goal in the overtime win at Northwestern, the teama?TMs 11th straight victory against the Wildcats... recorded her second career multi-assist game in the win against SIU Edwardsville, setting up goals by Soraya Toppin-Herbert and Erika Arkansa?b went the distance in 16 of the 19 games... ranked second on the team in minutes played and helped Purdue concede 17 fewer goals than in 2013... recorded a season-high five shots in the draw at Youngstown State... hit the crossbar with her penalty kick in the overtime draw with Michigan... Purdue was 5-1 when she scored a goal during her career.
JUNIOR / 2013
First Team Academic All-District... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Kuramoto started all 19 games, one of only three Boilers to do so, as a central midfielder in her return to the active roster after missing the 2012 season with a knee injury... scored goals against Akron, Xavier and Dartmouth... became the third player in program history to score in each of the first two games of the season... assisted on Maddy Williams' game-winning goal in the victory against Illinois... helped Purdue post shutouts against Akron, IPFW, Ohio State, Illinois and Northwestern... selected as Purdue's first Academic All-District honoree since 2009... also selected to the Purdue Mortar Board for 2013-14 school year... recorded a career-high eight shots in the Xavier game... went the distance in the Michigan game and also logged over 90-plus minutes in the overtime affairs with Seattle and Miami (Ohio)... averaged 68.3 minutes per game.
REDSHIRT SEASON / 2012
Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Kuramoto did not see action, redshirting due to a knee injury sustained during the spring training season... still served as a team captain... honored by the Big Ten for having a 4.0 GPA entering the 2012 fall semester.
SOPHOMORE / 2011
Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Illini/Boilermaker Cup All-Tournament Team... Kuramoto played in all 20 games, one of nine Boilers to do so, and started 18 times... came off the bench at West Virginia and Northwestern... led the team with five assists, setting up goals by Chinyelu Asher vs. Cal State Northridge, Hadley Stuart and Alex Hairston vs. Indiana State, and Hairston vs. Michigan State and at Northwestern... also scored twice, registering her first collegiate goal to open the scoring in the 8-2 blowout win of Indiana... accounted for the game-winning goal late in the first half in the win at Minnesota, Purdue's first victory versus the Gophers in St. Paul since 2005... assisted on four of Purdue's seven goals over a four-game stretch from Sept. 9 through Sept. 18... ranked fourth among the field players in minutes played, logging 90-plus minutes three times... went the distance in the wins against Indiana and Minnesota and played a season-high 92 minutes in the overtime loss to USC.
FRESHMAN / 2010
Kuramoto started all 17 games in which she saw action... missed the Big Ten games against Northwestern, Illinois and Michigan State after suffering an injury in the first half of the Big Ten opener against Wisconsin... assisted on Kellie Phillips' goal in the season finale at Iowa... also put both of her shots on goal at Iowa... logged a season-high 80 minutes at Minnesota... recognized as a Durham Brothers Leadership Award recipient at the 2011 Boilers Back in Action event.
HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB
2009 all-state and all-city honoree as a senior... three-time all-conference... 2007 All-Southwest Ohio... served as student council president senior year at Loveland.
Major: Interdisciplinary Film & Video Studies
Parents: Todd & Mary Kuramoto