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Katie Fortune
Katie Fortune

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingwood, TX

High School:
Kingwood

Position:
INF

Bats/Throws:
R/R



For the Record: Tied the school record for home runs in a game with two against Bowling Green, on Feb. 27, 2005.

2005: Saw action in 34 games, starting 33, 31 at first base and two as designated player ... missed the second half of the season after suffering a hamstring injury against Iowa ... posted a .173 batting average, including 12 RBI, four extra base hits and four runs ... tallied two doubles and two home runs ... hit both home runs against Bowling Green on Feb. 27, tying her for the school's single game record ... went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs in the game ... scored the game-winning run against Mississippi Valley State and drove in the game-winning RBI against Michigan State ... drew 10 walks, while laying down seven sacrifice hits and recording two sacrifice flies ... stole one base ... made good on 189 defensive attempts at first base.

2004: Started 43 games, 33 at first base, three at second base and seven at designated player ... made Purdue debut against Campbell, accounting for one hit and one run as the designated player ... started at first base in conference debut vs. Michigan ... tallied four RBI and eight runs on the season ... posted game-winning RBI double against Virginia at the NIST tournament ... went 3-for-3 at the plate including a double in the team's win over Michigan State ... stole one base against Butler ... put down three sacrifice hits, while taking 12 free bases ... recorded a .985 fielding percentage, with 181 putouts and 15 assists in 199 attempts.

High School: Named second team All-America after her senior campaign ... collected first team all-region, all-state and all-district honors in her final year ... a three-time all-district selection, garnering the honor each of her last three seasons ... made history at Kingwood High School, becoming the first non-pitcher to play varsity softball as a freshman, playing third base ... led the team to the Region III championship game that year ... was named Defensive Player of the Year after both her sophomore and junior campaigns ... hit .396 with 10 RBI as a senior ... also played volleyball for the Mustangs as a freshman and sophomore ... played travel ball for the Texas Eclipse Gold under head coach Ken Glass ... played in both the Boulder and ASA Nationals and was runner-up in the Region 7 qualifier ... posted a .343 batting average and .576 slugging percentage with six home runs in 2002 ... a member of the Texas Stars travel team that played in Australia during the 1999-2000 New Year's celebration.

Personal: Given name is Kaitlin Amanda Fortune ... born 10/5/84 ... parents are Mike and Deb Fortune ... has one brother, Josh, and three sisters, Jennie, Beth and Tara ... plans on majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... nickname is Fo.