Erika Beeler
Erika  Beeler


Sharpsville, Ind.

High School:

Last College:
Anderson University




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2017 (Purdue, Junior):
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
  • Made eight appearances last year as a pinch runner and scored two runs.
  • Missed most of conference play due to injury.

    2015 (Anderson, Freshman):
  • Saw action in nine games, posting a 4-5 record and 2.75 ERA in 20.1 innings of work.
  • Issued 13 strikeouts.
  • Recorded wins against Lesley, Kalamazoo, Defiance and Spalding.
  • Longest outing was six and two thirds innings against Thomas Moore on April 17, featuring four strikeouts in a 2-1 loss.

    High School:
  • Three-time all-conference selection, earning first team honors as a junior and senior and second team accolades as a sophomore.
  • Three-time all-county selection, garnering recognition her last three years.
  • Earned Western's Outstanding Pitcher Award her freshman, junior and senior years.
  • Led team to section titles in 2011 and 2014 and regional title in 2011.
  • Named Section Championship Pitcher.
  • 131 strikeouts as senior and pitched a no hitter.
  • Four-year academic honor roll member.

  • Given name is Erika Layne Beeler.
  • Parents are Jeffrey and Jami Beeler, both Purdue alums.
  • Mother was a member of the Gold Dusters dance team.
  • Has one brother, Josh.
  • Aunt Leah (Beeler) Tate and uncle Brian Beeler are Purdue alums.
  • Plans to major in agriculture sales and marketing.
  • Has volunteered or been a part of Boys and Girls Club, March of Dimes, Relay for Life and Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes.
  • Also supervised Daddy & Daughter Dance at local YMCA, donated and volunteered at local women's shelter, assisted with peer tutoring and assisted with BINGO at local nursing home.

    Sweet or salty: Sweet
    Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
    Dogs or cats: Dogs
    Cooking or eating: Cooking
    Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Quiet country
    Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: New York
    Place I dream of visiting someday: Italy
    Person I look up to most & why: I look up to both of my parents. I'm very thankful for their support, guidance and encouragement through the years. I know I would not be where I am today without them.
    Best feeling in the field (defensively): Making a great play
    Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): Not striking out
    Best Feeling in the circle (pitching): Executing the change up
    Favorite thing about my position (s): Striking opponents out
    Three words that describe me: Respectful, Motivated, and Determined
    One word to describe my game: Gritty
    Team I am most excited to play in 2017: IU
    My most memorable sports moment: Throwing my first shutout.
    Celebrity crush: Carrie Underwood
    Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Reese Witherspoon (AKA: my twin)
    Person I would like to have dinner with: Carrie Underwood
    Best non-athletic talent: Baking
    My stupid human trick is: Making a clover with my tongue.
    Dream job: My dream is to become a softball coach and own a small farmhouse décor shop (with a bakery inside).
    Song I have to listen to before a game: Country Music
    Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium: The locker room
    Place I am most excited to play in 2017: Hawaii
    Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My pastors (Pastor Steve and Pastor Dave).

    Favorite sweet treat: ANYTHING Chocolate!
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
    Favorite holiday: CHRISTMAS! (I love decorating)
    Favorite sport besides softball: Lifting/ Training
    Favorite sports team: Pacers
    Favorite Athlete: Paul George
    Favorite TV show: The Real Housewives
    Favorite Book: What Drives Winning
    Favorite Musical Artist: Carrie Underwood/ Jason Crabb
    Favorite type of pizza: Pepperoni
    Favorite Actress: Mila Kunis
    Favorite Foods: Steak and salad
    Favorite place on campus: Bittinger Stadium and The Co Rec
    Favorite city: Nashville
    Favorite outdoor activity: Sand Volleyball
    Favorite animal/furry friend: Fluffy and Butters
    Favorite class at Purdue: COM 325
    Favorite Purdue professor: Dr. Downey
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