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Candace Curtis
Candace Curtis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Danville, Calif.

High School:
Carondelet

Position:
SS

B/T:
R/R



For The Record: Ranks among the Purdue career top five in assists (4th with 403) and home runs (5th with 19) ... ranks among Purdue single-season top five in home runs (4th, 11 in 2008) and doubles (5th, 14 in 2009).

2009: Second team Academic All-District V selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... named Big Ten Player of the Week May 11 ... started all 51 of the team's games, 36 at shortstop, 12 at third base, one at second base and two at designated player ... ranks third on the team with a .299 average, 14 doubles and team-best 32 RBI ... 14 doubles ranked her fifth on the Purdue single-season list ... went 3-for-3 with a double and a run against Wisconsin (3/22) ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 38 games ... accounted for six game-winning RBI and scored seven game-winning runs ... drove in the game-winning RBI in the team's NCAA Regional win over UT Martin with a seventh-inning double ... racked up four RBI and scored the game winning run, while going 3-for-5 in Game 2 against Indiana ... drew 13 walks, while tallying five sacrifices and three sacrifice flies ... stole six bases in seven attempts ... ranks among the Purdue career top five in defensive assists (4th with 403) and home runs (5th with 19) ... made good on 91 percent of her defensive opportunities ... led the Big Ten in sacrifice flies, ranked second in doubles and fourth in assists (102) ... in conference play, led league in double plays (4), ranked second in doubles (7) and seventh in assists (35).

2008: Appeared in 58 games, starting all 58 at shortstop ... Batting .333 ... Racked up 55 hits in 165 at-bats ... Tallied 12 multi-hit games, including a 3-for-4 game at Wisconsin (4/5) ... Leads team with 11 home runs and 44 RBI, the 11 home runs rank third in Purdue single-season history ... Registered 11 multi-RBI games, including five three-RBI performances: at Baylor (2/15), at East Carolina (2/23), vs. Villanova (3/8), vs. Ohio State (4/13) and vs. Illinois (4/27) ... Posted 12-game hitting streak from 2/9-3/1 ... Leads team with 27 walks ... Perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases ... Chalked up a .431 on-base percentage and a .594 slugging percentage, leading the team in both categories ... Ranks 86th nationally for RBIs per game...Ranks among the top 10 in the Big Ten in several categories: third in assists (126), is tied for eight in home runs (11), sixth in RBI (44), ninth in slugging percentage (.594) and is tied for ninth in total bases (98) ... Sits sixth in assists in conference play with 44 ... Ranks fifth in career slugging percentage (.493) and career on-base percentage (.378) ... Has reached base via hit or walk in 46 of her 55 games.

2007: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 61 games, starting 58, all at shortstop ... batted .281, with 48 hits in 166 at-bats ... recorded five home runs, with first career long ball coming vs. Iowa State ... chalked up 10 doubles and one triple, with first career double coming against Syracuse and first career triple coming vs. BYU ... knocked in 34 RBI, including four on a game-winning grand slam vs. Michigan State ... racked up 48 hits on a .362 on-base percentage and a .446 slugging percentage ... recorded eight multi-hit games, including four 3-for-4 performances ... accounted for the game-winning RBI five times, last vs. Michigan State ... earned all-tournament team honors at the Golden Panther Invitational and the Bulldog Classic ... led Big Ten with 165 defensive assists, while also ranking second in sacrifice bunts (16) and third in fielding double plays (10) ... in conference play, posted a Big Ten-best 56 defensive assists.

2006: Saw action in 14 games, starting 11, nine at shortstop and two at third base ... first collegiate action came as the starting shortstop against Bethune-Cookman ... recorded first hit, a single up the middle, vs. UC-Santa Barbara at the Worth Invitational ... scored first run after walking and stealing second against Villanova ... reached on an error and scored the game-tying run against George Mason ... posted an RBI single to cap the win over Ball State ... laid down two sacrifices.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in softball as well as one in basketball ... three-year honor role member ... two-time All-Bay Valley Athletic League selection, named to second team as a sophomore and first team as a senior ... named to All-Alameda Newspaper Group twice as an infielder, honorable mention as a sophomore and second team after senior season ... a two-time team MVP at Carondelet High Schools, sharing the honors as a junior ... garnered Queen of the Mountain all-tournament team honors her second season ... softball coach was Kiko Garcia ... led basketball team to North Coast Sectional Championship her sophomore year ... finished 17th in the 2004 ASA Gold National Tournament with travel softball team, the Running Rebels Gold ... a three-year scholar athlete ... member of the California Scholarship Federation.

Personal: Given name is Candace Lyn Curtis ... born 7/3/86 ... parents are John and Charlotte Curtis ... has two brothers, Todd and Troy ... majoring in management.