For the Record: Enters the season ranked second in Purdue history in career home runs (21), third in walks (49) and fourth in RBI (94).
2002: Named to NFCA Second-Team All-Mideast Region ? was named the team?s Co-Defensive Player of the Year ? earned all-tournament team honors at the Triple Crown Invitational, UTSA Fastpitch Classic and Boilermaker Invitational ? was dubbed Defensive MVP at the Triple Crown tournament ? set school record for RBI in a season with 47, ranking fourth in the Big Ten and becoming the first Boilermaker to tally a 40-plus RBI season ? hit .303 with 53 hits and 19 runs in 175 at-bats ? had a .514 slugging percentage, second highest on the team, for her 20 extra-base hits? led the team in doubles (11) and was second on the squad in home runs (8) and total bases (90) ? compiled an eight-game hitting streak from March 23 to April 6, going 11-for-25 (.440) during the stretch ? started all 59 games for Purdue at first base, extending her string of 174 consecutive starts dating to her freshman season ? hit a grand slam in the Boilermakers? 7-4 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ? launched a two-run home run in Purdue?s 7-6 win over Virginia Tech the following game, while also adding a two-run single ? recorded another four RBI game in the 8-0 win over IUPUI ? hit .286 against conference opponents, 14-for-49 at the plate, with two doubles, one home run and seven RBI ? defensively, tallied only one error while compiling a .998 fielding percentage, with 517 putouts and 41 assists in 559 tries, most in the Big Ten ? was a part of 17 double plays.
2001: All-Big Ten first team selection ... selected to All-Mideast Region second team ... named Purdue?s MVP and Best Offensive Player ... selected to the Boilermaker Invitational All-Tournament team ... started 54 of Purdue?s 59 games at first base ... third on team with .298 batting average and 50 hits ... smacked nine doubles and had a team-leading 25 RBI for a .494 slugging percentage ... led team with eight home runs, placing her second on the season and third on the career record books ... had 535 putouts with four errors in 573 total chances for a .993 fielding percentage ... her 535 putouts rank second on the Boilermakers? season records list ... with 1,141 total putouts, she ranks second on the career list ... went
2-for-3 with one run and two RBI, as she hit her first home run of the season against Valparaiso in the first game of the doubleheader ... two days later, went 2-for-3 with one run, two RBI and a home run against Loyola (Chicago) ... repeated that count again at Michigan State on April 7 ... went 2-for-3 with two runs and five RBI against Minnesota, as she smashed two home runs in a single game.
2000: Received team?s Best Defensive Player Award ? started all 61 games at first base ? second on team with five home runs ? third with .281 batting average, .389 slugging percentage, 22 RBI and 72 total bases ? tied for third with five doubles ? earned first career home run vs. South Carolina ? had seven-game hitting streak from March 9 to 16 in which she batted .476 (10 for 21) ? blasted game-winning grand slam with two outs in bottom of eighth inning in first game of doubleheader vs. Ball State ? homered at Valparaiso on April 18 and made it three in as many games in nightcap of Ball State twin-bill ? socked game-tying home run in sixth inning of second game of doubleheader at Wisconsin ? was 3-for-4 with one RBI at Minnesota ? homered in four of final 11 games ? set school season record with 606 putouts, breaking the previous mark of 479 ? had .991 fielding percentage with just six errors in 658 total chances ? did not commit an error in first 14 games and was charged with just two in first 38 games.
High School: Orange County Athlete of the Year and league MVP after batting .509 as senior ? three-time all-league selection ? had career .509 batting average ? also played volleyball ? league MVP in volleyball as a senior ? softball coach was Cassie Brothers ? played travel ball for the SoCal Firecrackers under coach Bill Smith.
Personal: Given name is Heidi Ann Foster ? born May 25, 1981 ? parents are Debbie and Dave Grupenhagen ? has a brother, Bradley Grupenhagen ? majoring in communication.
Foster?s Purdue Statistics
Year AVG. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2000 .281 61-61 185 9 52 5 0 5 22 17 36 1-1
2001 .298 54-54 168 13 50 9 0 8 25 11 26 1-1
Totals .289 115-115 353 22 102 14 0 13 47 28 62 2-2
Fielding PCT PO AST E TC DP
2000 .991 606 46 6 658 8
2001 .993 535 34 4 573 15
Totals .992 1,141 80 10 1,231 23