Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Lionel Messi
In Her MP3 Player: LCD Soundsystem
Last Concert She Attended: Avett Brothers
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Film Favorites Favorite Actor: Heath Ledger, Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Director: David Fincher
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Tennis
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: London
Unique Travel Locale: Brazil
City She'd Like to Visit: Barcelona
Another Sport She Enjoys: Basketball
Most Memorable Game at Purdue: 2011 Win vs. Indiana
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jason Doty, Film & Video Studies
Furry Friend: Sebastian, Calico Cat
JUNIOR / 2013 First Team Academic All-District... 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... Purdue is 4-1-0 when she has scored during her career.
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/English