Jenna Alexander is in her first year as a student assistant coach after finishing her four-year career as a catcher, first baseman and outfielder for the Boilermakers.
For The Record: Chalked up a single-game record tying three walks twice: at Florida International, Feb. 23, 2007, and against Northwestern on March 27, 2010 ... tied Purdue single-game record with two home runs vs. Wisconsin on April 4, 2008.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 54 games, 43 at catcher, nine at first base, one in left field and one as the designated player ... posted a .268 average with a team-leading five home runs and team-best 27 RBI ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 42 of 54 games, registering a .408 on-base percentage, second best on the team ... ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 11 hit-by-pitches and two sacrifice flies ... walked 24 times, second most on the team, and laid down eight sacrifices ... scored 19 runs, including three game-winners: against New Mexico, Penn State and Iowa ... accounted for game-winning RBI against Houston ... put together a five-game hit streaks twice: from Feb. 14-20 and from March 19 to 24 ... registered multiple hits in eight games, and two or more RBI in nine contests ... made good on 99 percent of her defensive opportunities ... garnered Coaches' Award at the team's postseason banquet.
2009: Third team All-Big Ten at catcher ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 50 games, starting 31 at catcher, 11 at designated player and four at first base ... batted .260 with eight doubles and two home runs ... average improved to .313 during Big Ten play, second among the Boilermakers ... drove in 23 RBI including the game-winners against Wisconsin, Bowling Green, Penn State and Illinois ... scored 11 runs including the game winner against Winthrop ... put together an eight-game hit streak from March 26 to April 9 ... tallied multiple hits in seven games and multiple RBI in seven contests ... drove in three runs each against Wisconsin and in both games of the doubleheader with Michigan State ... drew 10 walks and was hit by a pitch six times ... laid down six sacrifices and lifted two sacrifice flies ... made good on 99 percent of her defensive opportunities ... ranked eighth in the Big Ten in sacrifice flies (2) ... in conference play, ranked second in sacrifice flies (2) and seventh in hit by pitch (4).
2008: Appeared in 48 games, starting 45 at catcher and one at designated player ... Batting .268 ... Registered 26 hits in 97 at-bats ... Recorded a nine-game hitting streak from 4/18-27 ... Notched two home runs vs. Wisconsin (4/4), tying a Purdue single-game record ... Chalked up a season-high two walks vs. LSU (3/15) ... Sports a .385 on-base percentage in conference play, ninth best in the Big Ten ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on 4/7.
2007: Appeared in 57 games, starting 56 - 35 in left field, 16 in right field, three at catcher and two in center field ... batted .243 with 35 hits in 144 at-bats ... tallied three home runs: vs. Idaho State, vs. Illinois and at Indiana ... registered a .341 on-base percentage, including 18 walks ... first career RBI came in collegiate debut vs. Kennesaw State ... first career double came vs. Mississippi ... four perfect days at the plate: vs. Pittsburgh, vs. Georgia Southern, vs. Idaho State and at Michigan State.
High School: Earned first-team all-city and first-team all league honors after sophomore and junior seasons ... a two-sport athlete at Elk Grove High School, earning three letters each in softball and basketball ... missed her senior seasons with a torn ACL ...batted .382, including a .494 slugging percentage and six extra-base hits in 2005, while leading her team to a third-place sectional finish ... guided team to Sac-Joaquin sectional championship and second-straight Delta League title as a sophomore under her father, head coach Jeff Alexander ... team was sectional runner-up her freshman season ... named 2006 Best Female Athlete following her senior year ... a four-year member of the National Honor Roll ... played ASA travel ball for the California Breeze Gold under coach Don Mashburn ... led Gold to a ninth-place finish at ASA Western Nationals in 2004.
Personal: Full name is Jenna Marie Alexander ... born August 3, 1988 ... parents are Jeff and Brenda Alexander ... has one brother, Jared ... majoring in health and fitness.