Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
Selections continue Purdue softball tradition of academic success.
Rains went 3-for-3, Varsho launched fourth homer in the win.
Get to know these two Purdue softball players.
Purdue selections include Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, seven All-Big Ten honorees.
For The Record: Tied Purdue game record for home runs three times with two against North Dakota State, Feb. 14, 2010; against Indiana, April 7, 2012; and at Indiana, April 12, 2013 ... tied the game record for stolen bases with three against Hampton, Feb. 8, 2013.
2013: Academic All-District V second team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 44 games, starting 33 as the designated player, two in left field and two at pitcher ... batted .194 with six doubles and three home runs ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 26 of 44 games ... put together a four-game hit streak March 1-2 ... drove in 15 RBI, including the game winner vs. Indiana, and scored 11 runs ... drew 17 walks and was hit by a pitch once ... stole five bases, including a game-record tying three in the season opener vs. Hampton ... posted a 2-1 record in the circle in six appearances, including a complete-game shutout vs. Hampton ... owns a 3.00 ERA and issued five strikeouts in 16 innings of work ... picked up second win of the season, throwing four innings of relief at Texas State ... made good on all nine defensive chances.
2012: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 52 games, starting 41 as the designated player, six in left field and five at pitcher ... batted .304 with 45 hits in 148 at-bats with 16 extra-base hits ... tallied eight doubles, one triples and seven home runs ... drove in 33 RBI, including one game-tying effort and the game winners vs. IUPUI and Ohio State ... scored 30 runs, including one game-tying effort and six game winners ... drew 18 walks and was twice hit by a pitch ... registered two sacrifice flies and stole three bases ... reached base via hit or walk in 38 of her 51 games with an at-bat, including a 10-game hit streak from March 31 to April 15 ... posted a .333 average in Big Ten play, including 19 RBI, four home runs and a .606 slugging percentage ... ranked among the league's top 10 in triples (4th with 1), RBI (7th), home runs (8th) and slugging percentage (9th) in conference games ... in the circle, posted a 1-2 record with 10 strikeouts in 25 innings of work.
2011: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Saw action in 49 games, starting 48: 41 in left field, four as the pitcher and three at designated player ... posted a .302 average with four doubles, two triples and three home runs ... reached base in 36 of her 48 games ... drove in 27 RBI, including three game winners and one to tie a game ... scored 19 runs, including the game-winner against Florida Gulf Coast ... put together a six game hit streak from Feb. 19-27 and a five-game streak from April 13-17 ... tallied multiple hits in 11 games, including three 2-for-2 outings ... accounted for multiple RBI in five games including a grand slam against Illinois and a five RBI day against Ohio State ... hit .250 during conference play, including 14 RBI, which ranked 10th among Big Ten players ... pitched in five games, starting four ... posted a 1-1 record with two strikeouts in 12.1 innings of work ... picked up the win against Buffalo, going 4.1 innings and allowing just three hits ... made good on 32 of her 34 defensive chances.
2010: Saw action in 44 games, starting 39: 27 as the designated player, seven in right field, five in left field and five at pitcher ... posted a .270 average, third best on the team, with eight doubles and two home runs ... scored 18 runs, including four game winners ... drove in 14 RBI, including the game winner against North Dakota State ... tied Purdue game record with two home runs against North Dakota State, a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo shot in the third ... tallied multiple hits in 11 games and multiple RBI in three games ... posted two perfect days at the plate, going 2-for-2 against North Dakota State and Wisconsin ... put together a four-game hit streak April 28 to May 2 ... drew 17 walks, was hit by a pitch once and laid down five sacrifices ... was a perfect 6-for-6 on the base paths ... pitched in 17 games, including five starts, managing a 5-3 record ... struck out 22 batters in 59.1 innings, including a season-best three against No. 10 Arizona ... was part of two combined shutouts ... picked up a save against IUPUI, finishing off a one-hit shutout ... earned her fifth win of the season, tossing 3.2 innings in a combined shutout against Indiana.
High School: A two-time all-state honoree, garnering first team accolades her senior year and second team honors as a junior ... earned All-County, All-MIC Conference and All-Indy Star North team accolades each of her last two seasons ... named to the Super Team and the North/South All-Star team her senior year as her team won its second straight MIC Conference title under coach Emily Good ... batted .442 with a .818 slugging percentage and five home runs as a junior ... earned honorable mention All-MIC Conference and honorable mention Indy Star North accolades as a sophomore ... garnered honorable mention all-county honors as a freshman ... played volleyball her freshman and sophomore years ... a three-year honor roll selection ... a Student-Athletic Board member her sophomore through senior years.
Personal Information: Full name is Erika Taylor Petruzzi ... born on Dec. 6, 1990 ... parents are Dean and Karee Petruzzi ... has one brother, Evan, and two sisters, Elyse and Erynn ... Elyse plays softball at DePauw University ... cousin Kyle Cook is a pitcher on the Purdue baseball team ... plans on majoring in psychology.