Get to know seniors Katie Harrison, Mary Gooding
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
All-American infielder enjoys turning double plays, launching home runs on 3-2 counts and looks up to her siblings.
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