News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Purdue finished with 212 all-academic picks in 2015-16
Seniors from soccer, wrestling represent Purdue for Big Ten honor
A full recap of the careers of seven Boilermakers
Senior pitcher earns third conference accolade
Purdue vs Ball State
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 56 games at shortstop ... posted .301 average, including a team-leading .298 mark in Big Ten play ... drove in 30 RBI, including two game-tying RBI and four game-winners ... scored 26 runs, including one game-tying score and three game-winners ... tallied multiple hits in 16 games, including a perfect 3-for-3 effort against IPFW and a 3-for-4 effort against Central Connecticut State ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 44 of 56 games ... put together a seven-game hit streak from April 18 to April 29 ... reached base in 12 straight games from April 18 to May 7 ... registered a team-leading 11 doubles, two triples and a home run ... drew 12 walks and was hit by a pitch 13 times ... stole nine bases ... ranks fourth among Big Ten players in hit by pitches (12), while tying for third in hit by pitches in conference play (7) ... defensively, posted a .971 fielding percentage.
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 54 games, starting 47, 27 at second base and 20 at shortstop ... scored 12 runs, including three game winners ... drove in six RBI including the game winner against Ohio State ... tallied 20 hits, including six doubles and a home run ... drew seven walks and was hit a pitch four times ... laid down six sacrifice bunts, second most on the team ... ranks sixth among Big Ten players in sacrifice bunts during league play (5) ... registered four perfect days at the plate and three multi-hit efforts ... put together a trio of two-game hit streaks ... drove in two RBI vs. Michigan State.
2013: Saw action in 44 games, starting 39 games at shortstop and one as the designated player ... missed two weeks after appendix surgery ... owned a .211 average with a .313 on-base percentage ... tallied six multi-hit days, including a 3-for-4 effort in Game 2 vs. IUPUI ... picked up first collegiate hit with a bunt single in the season opener against Hampton ... launched first collegiate home run vs. Northwestern, April 28 ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 27 of 44 games ... drove in 15 RBI, including the game winner vs. IUPUI, and scored 17 runs, including three game winners ... swiped nine bases ... drew 13 walks and was hit by a pitch four times ... laid down four sacrifices, ranking ninth in league play.
High School: A two-time all-district and four-time all-league selection ... named Trans Valley League Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior, while also garnering first team all-league honors her freshman and junior seasons ... garnered small school all-district honors her sophomore and junior seasons ... batted .505 with 15 RBI, 44 runs, and 43 stolen bases as a junior, while leading team to Trans Valley League title ... named Most Inspirational for softball as a freshman after batting .405 with 27 runs ... earned Modesto Bee Athlete of the Week honors in 2011 ... earned a varsity letter in volleyball her junior year ... member of the National Honor Society ... a four-year member of the Gold Honor Roll ... played summer ball for the California Grapettes Gold.
Personal Information: Full name is Paris Linae Andrews ... born July 28, 1994 ... parents are Paul and Darla Andrew ... has three brothers, Brock, Tyke, and Luke and one sister, Kali ... plans on majoring in elementary education.
Sweet or salty: salty
Chocolate or vanilla: vanilla
Dogs or cats: neither
Cooking or eating: cooking
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: to the quiet country
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Haiti
Place I dream of visiting someday: Ireland
Person I look up to most & why: My sister Kali. I have walked through life watching my sister exemplify characteristics such as commitment, audacity, perseverance, generosity, and love for others. The Lord has blessed me with a sister who has a beautiful heart. I hope someday to have her drive and courage in life.
Best feeling in the field (defensively): Turning double plays and making diving catches
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): Feeling the ball hit the sweet part of the bat
Favorite thing about my position: I love how it is always challenges me to be a better competitor!
Three words that describe me: Ambitious, devoted, caring
One word to describe my game: Focused
Team I am most excited to play in 2016: Northwestern
My most memorable sports moment: Beating Texas A&M
Celebrity crush: Paul Walker
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Sandra Bullock
Person I would like to have dinner with: Jesus
Best non-athletic talent: Baking
My stupid human trick is: I can walk on my hands
Dream job: Teaching in a fourth-grade classroom
Song I have to listen to before a game: No specific song, just something upbeat
Favorite thing about playing at Boilermaker Softball Stadium: I love the atmosphere of playing a home game in our stadium!
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Penn State
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: Both of my parents! My parents have taught me so much, but mostly have been a great example as people who work hard and selflessly serve others. I pray that someday I can be half the person they are.
Favorite sweet treat: Ice cream
Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Favorite holiday: 4th of July
Favorite sport besides softball: Football
Favorite sports team: Raiders
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite TV show: Prison Break
Favorite Movie: Cool Runnings
Favorite Book: The Bible
Favorite Musical Artist: Billy Currington
Favorite type of pizza: Pepperoni
Favorite Actor & Actress: Paul Walker, Sandra Bullock
Favorite Food: Breakfast food
Favorite place on campus: The Union
Favorite city: Lake Tahoe
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking
Favorite animal/furry friend: I'm not an animal person
Favorite class at Purdue: Bowling
Favorite Purdue professor: Dr. VanFossen