Thirty-one Purdue student-athletes earned the Distinguished Scholar Award this year.
Purdue selections include Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, seven All-Big Ten honorees.
Softball raps out 13 hits in victory, heads to Michigan for final series.
Softball racks up 10 hits in win en route to 3-0 start.
Softball scores 20 runs in pair of run-rule victory on opening day.
2011: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... saw action in 13 games, starting three, two at pitcher and one as the designated player ... posted a 1-0 record with a 1.37, while tossing 35.2 innings in the circle, second most on the team ... recorded lone victory with a five-inning complete game against IUPUI ... struck out 29 batters and held opponents to a .214 average ... allowed just seven earned runs ... struck out five or more three times, including a season-best six against Loyola ... tossed 7.1 innings against the Ramblers, allowing just one earned run ... offensively, posted one hit in six at-bats ... tallied an RBI bunt single and a run against No. 19 LSU ... drew a walk and was hit by a pitch against Southern Illinois ... made good on all but one of her 16 defensive chances.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 11 games, starting two as the designated player ... tallied first career hit with a single through the left side against Portland State ... scored a run against Northwestern and drove in an RBI with a single against IUPUI ... drew two walks ... pitched in four games, throwing 4.1 innings and striking out three batters in relief roles ... walked eight batters and hit one.
2009: Faced three batters in collegiate debut against Middle Tennessee (2/21), allowing two hits and a walk ... saw action in three games as a pinch hitter ... drew a walk and scored against Bowling Green ... picked up an RBI on a fielder's choice against Michigan State ... also batted against Wisconsin.
High School: a four-year softball letterwinner at Huntington North High School ... named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year, first team all-state, North Central Conference Female Athlete of the Year, Miss Softball candidate, and Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Player of the Year as a senior ... First Team All-State sophomore, junior, and senior years ... had five perfect games with 21 no-hitters for her career ... finished her career with 51 wins, 1011 strikeouts, 11 home runs and a .478 batting average ... recorded a .913 slugging percentage with eight home runs as a senior ... had a 0.33 ERA, only allowing five earned runs as a senior ... was part of three consecutive undefeated regular seasons (2006-08) under coach Paris Seibold ... team won NCC Conference title in 2006-08, and was sectional champion in 2006 and 2007 ... four-time all-conference in softball ... a four-year letterwinner in basketball, leading team in scoring and rebounding as a senior ... member of National Honor Society ... Academic All-State in softball and basketball ... perfect high school GPA.
Personal Information: Full name is Katie Mae Hackney ... born August 29, 1989 ... parents are Curt and Sheryl Hackney ... has one brother, Cameron ... plans on majoring in business.