81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree
A full recap of the careers of seven Boilermakers
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Hoevet, McClintock receive Big Ten Medal of Honor
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2016: Saw action in 50 games, starting 48 as the designated player … batted .291 with a team-best 25 RBI, including five game winners, 10 doubles, six home runs and seven runs scored, including the game winner against Pacific and one game-tying score … reached base in 39 games, including 10 straight from Feb. 14 to Feb. 28 … drew a team-leading 21 walks and been hit by a pitch five times ... posted multiple hits in nine games, including three perfect days at the plate and a 4-for-4 effort in the season opener against Southern Utah … put together two four-game hit streaks… lifted four sacrifice flies, ranking 48th nationally and tied for third among Big Ten players.
2015: Started 30 games as the designated player, missed 20 games due to injury, but returned for the team's two Big Ten Tournament games ... posted a .310 average with 19 RBI, five doubles, a home run and two runs ... launched a grand slam in the home opener vs. Wisconsin ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 27 of her 30 games, including 14-straight contests ... put together a six-game hit streak, March 13 to 17 ... tallied multiple hits in four contests ... drove in the game-tying RBI once and the game-winner three times ... drew 10 walks and was hit by a pitch four times ... boasted a .429 average in six conference games, with six RBI, a home run and a double ... drew four walks and was hit by two pitches.
Chipola College: A first team NJCAA and NFCA first team All-America selection at designated player in 2014 ... named first team all-conference, first team all-state and Conference Player of the Year after batting .440 with 86 RBI and 24 home runs, both of which led the nation among NJCAA Division I players ... struck out just six times in 176 at-bats ... batted .346 with 13 home runs and 64 RBI as a redshirt freshman in 2013, earning first team all-conference and second team all-state honors ... made Dean's list all three semesters.
Arkansas: Took a medical redshirt.
High School: Garnered ESPN RISE second team All-America honors as a utility player... batted .649 with 50 hits and 45 RBI while leading the Millers to a 22-3 record and a ranking as high as No. 2 in the state as a senior ... led the team to the Hoosier Crossroads Conference title and an undefeated record in league play en route to Indiana Miss Softball and Indianapolis Star Softball Super Team Player of the Year accolades in 2011 ... a two-time all-state selection earning first team honors as a senior and third team accolades as a junior ... a four-time all-county and all-conference selection ... led Noblesville to a sectional title in 2008.
Personal:Full name is Katherine L Harrison ... born Oct. 6, 1992 ... mother is Kathi Harrison ... has two sisters, Jamie and Julie, and one brother, Jimmy ... plans to major in sociology.
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: neither, take me to Bora Bora
Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: San Diego Zoo
Place I dream of visiting someday: Australia
Person I look up to most & why: Mom because she has kept it together through it all
Best feeling in the field (defensively): turning a double play
Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): game winning hit
Favorite thing about my position: the pressure situations
Three words that describe me: resilient, passionate, honest
One word to describe my game: adaptive
Team I am most excited to play in 2016: Arizona
My most memorable sports moment: Hitting a grand slam against Wisconsin opening day at our stadium
Celebrity crush: Shemar Moore
Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Tina Fey??
Best non-athletic talent: I can straighten/curl my hair without a mirror
Dream job: Owner of a top softball training facility
Song I have to listen to before a game: Depends on what I need to get ready
Favorite thing about playing at Boilermaker Softball Stadium: the locker room
My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: Ohio State
Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My parents
Favorite sweet treat: Reece's peanut butter cups
Favorite ice cream flavor: Ben & Jerry's The Tonight Dough
Favorite holiday: 4th of July
Favorite sport besides softball: football
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter, favorite hitter David Ortiz
Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds
Favorite Movie: The Sandlot
Favorite type of pizza: Cheese
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite place on campus: Softball press box overlooking the field
Favorite city: Fayetteville, Arkansas or Denver, Colorado
Favorite outdoor activity: camping
Favorite animal/furry friend: dog
Favorite class at Purdue: SOC 350 Social Psychology of Marriage
Favorite Purdue professor: Dr. W