81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree
Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Divers MacKenzie Tweardy and Jamie Bissett receive Big Ten Medal of Honor.
The finalists for eight awards have been selected.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... started 55 games, 34 at third base, 20 in left field and one in right field … batted .314 with 33 runs, 13 RBI, 10 doubles, three triples and a home run … reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 41 of 55 games, including 14-straight games from March 7 to March 22 … put together a seven-game hit streak from March 14 to March 20 … tallied multiple hits in 14 games, including three perfect days at the plate … went 3-for-3 vs. Northern Iowa and 4-for-4 vs. Rutgers … scored a game-record tying four runs vs. Rutgers … drove in three game-winning RBI … scored game-tying run against Quinnipiac and accounted for four game-winning scores … stole 16 bases … laid down six sacrifice bunts, drew 13 walks and was hit by a pitch twice … ranks tied for seventh among Big Ten players in triples and tied for seventh in sac bunts … batted .231 in Big ten play with 11 runs, six RBI, five doubles and a triple … stole five bases, drew two walks and was hit by a pitch once … defensively, made good on all but two chances for a .982 fielding percentage.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in six games as a pinch hitter ... saw time at second base after pinch hitting against Quinnipiac and at shortstop after pinch hitting against No. 12 Minnesota ... recorded two hit in six at-bats ... tallied a single against No. 4 Michigan and a single vs. No. 12 Minnesota in back-to-back pinch hit at-bats... made good on both defensive chances.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action as a pinch hitter in nine games ... tallied one hit in eight at-bats ... lone hit of the season was a leadoff single to left center against Southern Utah ... also stole a base in the game... walked and scored a run against Southeastern Louisiana.
2012: Saw action in seven games, starting at third base in one game against Michigan ... also saw time at third base against Butler and in the series opener with Michigan ... posted one hit in eight at-bats and drew one walk ... first collegiate hit was a pinch hit single against UT-Martin ... also scored a run in the game ... made good on both defensive opportunities against the Wolverines.
High School: A four-year softball letterwinner and two-time team captain under coach David Carnahan... earned all-state honors as a senior after batting .537 with 47 runs and 54 hits, including 22 for extra bases, and leading her team to a state runnerup finish ... a four-time KPC all-area first team selection after leading her team to the section title each year ... named as team's offensive player of the year each of her last two years ... ranked among the state's top 20 in batting average as a junior (.529), while also earning Michiana All-Star all-tournament honors for the DeKalb County Showdown and leading team to the regional title ... ranked fifth in the state for doubles with 16 as a freshman, while also garnering "Among the Day's Best" honors from KPC media and Midland Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference accolades ... played basketball her freshman and sophomore years, earning JV offensive player of the year honors as a sophomore ... played summer ball for Impact Fastpitch (2008-09), which placed ninth in the NSA World Series and won the NSA Indiana State title in 2008 ... played for the Northeast Rush in 2010, which placed second in the USSSA National Qualifier ... Named the all sanctioned world series most valuable player in 2010 ... a four-year honor roll member and a two-year national honor society member.
Personal: Full name is Alyssa Marie Koorsen ... born July 24, 1992 ... parents are Michael Koorsen and Lynee Johnson ... plans to major in Health Sciences.