News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
First baseman named Co-Player of the Week, outfielder dubbed Freshman of the Week.
Outfielder calls her game explosive, loves making diving catches and baking.
2015: Big Ten Freshman of the Week, Feb. 16 … started all 56 games, 49 in center field, six in right field and one in left field … batted .256 with 23 runs, 10 RBI, one double and one triple … stole 22 bases, ranking tied for fourth among Big Ten players … reached base in 34 of 56 games, including an 11-game hit streak from Feb. 13 to March 6 … posted multiple hits in 10 games … drove in the game-winning RBI against Florida International … scored the game-tying run against IPFW and the game-winner against Iowa … drew eight walks and was hit by a pitch four times … laid down five sacrifices … in Big Ten play, laid down two sacrifice bunts, ranking tied for ninth in the league … scored six runs, accounted for three RBI and stole five bases.
High School: A three-time team Offensive Player of the Year and two-time team MVP on her Jack City College prospect team, on which she played in leiu of her high school team her final three seasons ...led Jack City in batting average as a sophomore and senior ... earned six all-tournament team honors in her career, while posting program career bests of 114 stolen bases, 11 inside-the-park home runs and 14 triples ... boasts the team's single season record in steals, batting average and slugging percentage ... batted .582 with a .684 on-base percentage, 16 doubles, six triples, four home runs and 41 stolen bases as a senior, breaking her own single-season record for steals (50) set as a junior ... posted a .994 fielding percentage her final season ... posted a team-leading .624 average, 22 doubles, 11 triples and four home runs, while stealing 50 bases as a junior, and garnering team MVP award as well as five all-tournament team nods ... batted .621 with 16 doubles, five triples and nine home runs, while also making good on 41 of 44 stolen base attempts her sophomore season en route to Most Improved Player honors ... earned starting role on the varsity team at Oakland as a rookie ... competed in track and field and was a state qualifier in the 100m dash and as a member of the 4x100 relay team in 2013 and 2014. ... played travel ball for the Jack City Jacobs, which won the travel ball championship at the Scenic City 16U fall exposure tournament and competed in the 18U SEAA and ASA Nationals events.
Personal: Full name is Maya Catherine Hughes ... born on May 20, 1996 ... parents are Damon Hughes and Franklin and Sandra Daniel ... has two brothers: Franklin and Xavier ... plans to major in human services.