News and notes on Purdue Athletics
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Senior first baseman, junior pitcher are now eligible for All-America honors.
Divers MacKenzie Tweardy and Jamie Bissett receive Big Ten Medal of Honor.
The finalists for eight awards have been selected.
Purdue vs Ball State
2015: NFCA All-Midwest Region first team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, Feb. 16 ... Started all 56 games at first base ... led the team in batting average (.393), RBI (48), runs (43), triples (3), home runs (11) and stolen bases (28) ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 47 of 56 games ... posted a 12-game hit streak from Feb. 7 to Feb. 22 ... reached base in 15 straight games from Feb. 6 to Feb. 22 ... posted multiple hits in 20 games, including three perfect days at the plate and a 4-for-4 effort against No. 7 UCLA ... drove in one game-tying RBI and seven game-winners ... scored one game-tying run and eight game-winners ... drew 26 walks, including six intentional free passes, and was hit by a pitch three times ... in Big Ten play, posted a .288 average with a team-best 12 runs, 11 RBI, eight stolen bases and two home runs ... ranked 44th nationally in sacrifice flies (4) and 52nd in stolen bases per game (0.50) ... ranks tied for second in the Big Ten in stolen bases, tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (4) and tied for seventh in triples ... in conference play, ranks tied for second in sacrifice flies (3) and fourth in stolen bases (8) ... defensively, boasts a .979 fielding percentage ... drafted by the Dallas Charge of National Pro Fastpitch.
2014: Third Team All-Midwest Region ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Feb. 18 ... College Sports Madness Big Ten All-Conference second team ... tied game record for home runs with two vs. Coastal Carolina, Feb. 14 ... ranks 30th nationally in sacrifice flies (4), a tally which ranks fifth on the Purdue season list ... started all 56 games, 55 at first base and one at second base ... batted .346 with 25 extra-base hits ... managed 13 doubles, two triples and 10 home runs ... drove in team-best 43 RBI, including six game winners ... scored 33 runs, including four game winners ... reached base via hit or walk in 41 of 56 games, including a 10-game hit streak from Feb. 9 to 23 ... recorded 17 multi-hit games, including three perfect 3-for-3 days ... drove in multiple RBI in 10 contests, including six vs. Coastal Carolina, a tally which ranks third on the Purdue game list ... ranked among the top 10 in the Big Ten in sacrifice flies (2nd with 4), doubles (6th with 13), RBI (10th with 43), and hits (slugging percentage (10th with .609) ... named to the Louisiana Classic and Kickin' Chicken Classic all-tournament teams.
2013: First Team All-Mideast Region ... started all 55 games, 54 at second base and one as the designated player ... boasted a .320 average with a team-best 40 runs and 10 extra-base hits ... reached base via hit or walk in 48 of the team's 55 games ... posted team-best 16 game hitting streak (March 12-April 12), second longest in program history ... also posted a seven-game hit streak from Feb. 8-16 ... ended the season on a six-game hit streak (April 28-) ... tallied multiple hits in 16 games, including a 3-for-3 effort against No. 16 Arizona and two other three-hit performances ... swiped 20 bases, third most on the team ... scored three game-tying runs and four game-winners, while also driving in 14 RBI, including three game-winners ... walked 10 times ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten in stolen bases (20) and eighth in triples (2) ... in conference play, ranked fourth in stolen bases (8) and ninth in runs scored (18).
2012: Saw action in 47 games, starting 44 at second base... batted .271 with 36 hits in 133 at-bats, including six extra-base hits ... registered three doubles, two triples, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten, and a home run ... scored 18 runs, including one game-tying effort and the game-winners against Niagara and Valparaiso ... drove in 18 RBI, including two game-tying efforts and the game winner against Wisconsin ... tallied multiple hits in nine games, including two perfect days at the plate ... posted a six-game hit streak from March 10-15 ... first collegiate hit was a two-RBI single against Niagara ... home run came at Indiana... batted .250 with a double and a home run during conference play ... made good on 93 percent of her defensive opportunities.
High School: A two-time all-state selection, garnering first team honors as a senior and honorable mention accolades her junior year ... a four-year letterwinner ... named team's Co-Most Valuable Player her junior and senior years under coach Dave Moyer ... batted .618 with 48 runs and nine home runs as a senior as her team won its third straight conference crown... also received the Bishop Dwenger Scholar award her senior season ... team won IHSSA State championship her junior year ... received the "Rookie of the Year" award as a freshman as her team won the sectional title ... made the honor roll in 2009 and 2010 ... played varsity basketball as a sophomore ... played summer ball for the Indiana Magic Gold, which placed 17th out of 64 teams at ASA Gold Nationals.
Personal: Full name is Ashley Rose Burkhardt ... born January 24, 1993 ... parents are Scott and Jennifer Burkhardt ... father, Scott, played basketball at IPFW ... has two sisters, Kristina and Anna ... majoring in applied exercise and health: sports performance ... minoring in organizational leadership and supervision.