Student-athletes, coaches, administrators kick off school year
Purdue falls to Northwestern in the first round of the Big Ten Tourney
Softball's seniors embody what it means to be a Boilermaker
Softball honored several student-athletes at its postseason banquet
Purdue defeats Nebraska 4-3 to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Tournament
High School:A three-time all-state selection, earning first team honors as a senior and third team accolades her first two years ... the 2015 Journal and Courier Big School Player of the Year ... spent her first two seasons at Lafayette Jefferson High School before transferring to Harrison High School for her final two years ... as a senior, posted a 0.74 ERA and issued 230 strikeouts in 114 innings en route to a 14-6 record and .100 opponent batting average ... managed a .562 average at the plate with 11 doubles, three home runs and 24 RBI ... named first team all-state, all-district and all-conference, team MVP and to the Hoosier North/South All-Star team as a senior ... earned all-area, all-district and all-Hoosier Crossroads Conference honors with a 0.65 ERA and 226 strikeouts as a junior ... boasted a .437 average, 12 doubles, four home runs and 33 RBI, while leading Harrison to conference and sectional titles ... led Lafayette-Jeff to the 4A sectional finals in 2013 en route to her second straight third team all-state accolade and two National Fastpitch Coaches Association Player of the Week and one Max Preps National Player of the Week award ... garnered third team all-state, first team all-HCC, all-district and all-area honors as a rookie with a 1.88 ERA, 179 strikeouts, a 13-6 record, while also posting a .380 batting average with 15 doubles, three home runs and 22 RBI.
Personal: Given name is Kaitlynn Allyce Moody ... parents are Jeff and Janell Moody ... has one brother, Ayden, and two sisters, Ashton and Abrianna... plans to major in law and society.
Sweet or salty: sweet
Chocolate or vanilla: chocolate
Dogs or cats: dogs
Cooking or eating: eating
Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: big city
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Taiwan
Place I dream of visiting someday: Bora Bora
Person I look up to most & why: My father because he has shaped me into the person/athlete I am today.
Best feeling in the field (defensively): Turning a double play.
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): Getting into the pitcher's head and making her scared to throw to you.
Best Feeling in the circle (pitching): dominating a team
Favorite thing about my position: getting strikeouts, being able to set the tone of the game.
Three words that describe me: outgoing, hilarious, gritty
One word to describe my game: aggressive
Team I am most excited to play in 2017: Minnesota
My most memorable sports moment: being able to play softball for two years with my younger sister in high school.
Celebrity crush: Ryan Reynolds
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Melissa McCarthy
Person I would like to have dinner with: Ellen DeGeneres
Best non-athletic talent: I am a pro napper.
My stupid human trick is: Being able to make a pterodactyl noise
Dream job: Being a coach at the D1 level
Song I have to listen to before a game: Walk It Out by Unk
Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium: The amazing field that our wonderful field crew works tirelessly to perfect and make sure it's always ready for us.
y favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Nebraska
Place I am most excited to play in 2017: Hawaii
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My dad
Favorite sweet treat: Hershey Kisses
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides softball: Baseball
Favorite sports team: New York Yankees
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite TV show: Scandal
Favorite Movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite Book: Fault in Our Stars
Favorite Musical Artist: Drake
Favorite type of pizza: Hawaiian
Favorite Actor & Actress: Kevin Hart and Melissa McCarthy
Favorite Food: Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Favorite place on campus: Union
Favorite city: Orlando
Favorite outdoor activity: Camping
Favorite animal/furry friend: White Lions
Favorite class at Purdue: ASL
Favorite Purdue professor: Robin Shay