The senior pitcher calls her game ambitious, is very crafty and loves Carrie Underwood.
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
Rains went 3-for-3, Varsho launched fourth homer in the win.
A rapid-fire Q&A with the sophomore pitcher.
Freshman pitcher talks mental toughness, family support and guilty pleasures in this Q&A.
Purdue vs Ball State
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 20 games, starting eight in the circle … posted a 4-4 record … issued 26 strikeouts in 53 innings, while posting a 3.13 ERA … past of two combined shutouts … struck out season-best six batters vs. Quinnipiac … acted as a pinch runner in seven games, scoring the game-winning run against Florida Gulf Coast.
2014: Appeared in 31 games, starting 14 in the circle ... posted 4-9 record ... threw a complete game against Kent State, striking out five batters ... registered 53 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings of work ... struck out a season-best eight batters against Bryant ... posted a 3-2 record during Big Ten play with 18 strikeouts in 29 innings of work ... ranked 10th during Big Ten play with a 2.90 ERA ... started five conference games ... threw two innings of a combined shutout against Illinois ... made good on 20 of 21 defensive chances.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 35 games, starting 29 in the circle ... posted an 11-15 record with 97 strikeouts in 169 innings ... threw nine complete games, including a shutout against Texas A&M Corpus Christi ... went nine innings against Ohio State in an 8-7 win ... threw eight and a third innings against No. 21 Nebraska and eight innings vs. Iowa ... struck out five or more batters six times, including a season-best eight twice: against North Texas and against Sam Houston State ... had three at-bats vs. Sam Houston State ...in conference play, ranked ninth in innings pitched (81.1) and 10th in wins (5).
2012: Big Ten Co-Pitcher and Co-Freshman of the Week, April 2 ... named College Sports Madness's Player of the Week pick for the Big Ten that week ... tabbed as team's Defensive MVP ... made 39 appearances in the circle, including 30 starts, while also starting three games as the designated player ... posted a 20-12 record with a 3.41 ERA and 118 strikeouts in 190.2 innings of work ... tossed 20 complete games and three shutouts, while also earning the save against Michigan State ... struck out five or more batters on nine occasions, including a season-best 10 against Michigan State ... ranked among the Big Ten's top 10 in wins (6th), innings pitched (7th), looking strikeouts (7th with 40), strikeouts (9th), saves (9th) and ERA (10th) ... managed a 9-7 mark and 3.04 ERA with 53 Ks in 94.1 innings of Big Ten play ... ranked among the top 10 in league play in looking strikeouts (4th with 24), wins (5th), innings pitched (6th), strikeouts (9th), ERA (9th) and opponent batting average (9th with .272) ... made good on 94 percent of her defensive chances ... posted one hit in seven at-bats, while also registering an RBI ... first collegiate hit was a single against Troy ... picked up an RBI with a ground out against No. 18 Oregon.
High School: A two-time all-state selection, garnering first team honors as a senior and second team accolades her junior year ... a three-year letterwinner, earning first-team all-conference, all-district and all-area honors each year ... posted a 0.75 ERA with 149 strikeouts, while batting .583 as a senior en route to all-state, all-region and all-district honors ... named Gateway Athletic Conference North 2010 Player of the Year and team MVP her senior year, as the team won its second straight regional and conference titles ... posted a 1.02 ERA with 206 striekouts as a junior en route to Gateway Athletic Conference South Player of the Year accolades ... was MVP of the junior varsity team as a freshman ... played summer ball for the St. Louis Lasers, which won the ASA Northern National Championship in 2009, and the St. Louis Chaos Gold in 2010 ... a two-time first team all conference academic selection ... a four-year honor roll selection and three-year National Honor Society member.
Personal: Full name is Alexis Lee Moore ... born April 14, 1993 ... parents are Dan and Meredith Moore ... has two sisters, Grace and Allison, and one brother Ben ... plans to major in Health and Human sciences.