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Andrea Hillsey
Andrea Hillsey

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
White Lake, Mich.

High School:
Waterford Kettering

Position:
2B

Bats/Throws:
R/R



For the Record: Enters the season ranked first in career batting average (.374) and on-base percentage (.480) ... also sits in third in walks (76) and fifth in career slugging percentage (.495) ... owns school records for single-season batting average (.454), runs (49), slugging percentage (.681), walks (40) and on-base percentage (.563) ... tied school records for triples (2) and walks (3) in a game.

2004: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... started 27 games at second base before a suffering a season-ended knee injury ... posted a .280 batting average including a double and a home run ... accounted for 18 RBI and 14 runs ... put together a six-game hit streak and tallied seven multi-hit games ... recorded four game-winning RBI and one game-winning run ... launched lone home run of the season with a game-winning solo shot against Utah State ... went 3-for-4 with five RBI against Virginia, including an RBI double capped the mercy-rule win ... was a perfect 11-for-11 on stolen base attempts, ranking her 14th in the league ... recorded a .983 fielding percentage, with 82 putouts and 36 assists in 120 attempts.

2003: Named NFCA First Team All-American at second base, making her the first All-American in program history ... received NFCA First Team All-Mideast Region and All-Big Ten acclaim ... named one of 25 finalists for NFCA Player of the Year honors ... earned third team Academic All-America honors, as well as academic all-district V and academic all Big Ten accolades ... ranked 10th in the nation with a school record .454 batting average and 13th in walks per game (0.66) ... set new season records in runs (49), walks (40), slugging percentage (.681) and on-base percentage (.563) while starting all 61 of the team's games ... tallied 74 hits on the year, just one shy of the season record (75), while swiping 19 bases ... led the Big Ten in walks and on-base percentage and ranked third in the league in slugging percentage and RBI (39) ... posted a .981 fielding percentage as starting second baseman ... started at shortstop in four contests ... recorded 22 multiple hit games and reached base via hit or walk in all but six contests ... tied single game records for walks with three twice and triples with two against IUPUI ... earned all-tournament team honors at the Speedline Invitational after posting a .500 average and a .727 slugging percentage over the seven-game stretch ... registered a .429 average in conference play to go with a .714 slugging percentage and .525 on-base percentage, all of which ranked second in the Big Ten ... went 3-for-3 in games against Western Michigan, Butler, Minnesota and Illinois... went 3-for-4 with four RBI, two runs scored and a triple in Game 1 against Tennessee State ... hit first career home run, a three-run shot, as part of Purdue's barrage of four against UNLV ... named team's best offensive player and most valuable player ... invited to try out for the USA National Team.

2002: Shared team Best Defensive Player and Most Valuable Player honors ... started all 59 games at second base ... totaled 54 hits, including eight doubles, in 159 at-bats for a .340 batting average ... stole eight bases in 10 attempts ... walked 24 times, while striking out just 11 ... tallied a .984 fielding percentage with 117 putouts and 122 assists in 243 chances ... went 3-for-3 with three doubles in the first game of a doubleheader with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... was 5-for-5 against the Islanders on the weekend ... registered six perfect days at the plate ... went 4-for-4 in Purdue's 7-1 win over George Mason, including an RBI single to left field in the second inning ... was the winning run on a Katie Crabtree home run in the first inning against George Mason ... recorded 15 RBI on the season ... tallied an RBI double in the second game of a doubleheader with Illinois-Chicago ... went 2-for-2 against No. 13 Florida Atlantic with singles to the pitcher and left field ... tallied three singles in Purdue's 4-0 win over Gardner-Webb ... recorded a double and single to left in a 2-1 victory over Ball State ... hit by seven pitches, tied for most in Big Ten with teammate Laura Martin.

High School: Named Ms. Michigan Softball as a senior ... three-time all-state selection ... D.A.C. Athlete of the Year nominee ... named all-league as a freshman ... member of 1998 Michigan Class A state championship team ... four-year softball letterwinner under coach Joe Alsup ... also earned four varsity basketball letters ... named all-state basketball as a senior ... played travel ball for Compuware under coach Al Land.

Personal: Given name is Andrea Lane Hillsey ... born May 17, 1983 ... parents are Tom and Erika Hillsey ... has one brother, Corey ... majoring in movement and sport science ... nickname is Hillso.