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Katie Mitchell
Katie Mitchell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crown Point, Ind.

High School:
Lake Central

Position:
1B/3B

B/T:
R/R



For The Record: Became first player in Purdue and Big Ten history to hit for the cycle on Feb. 23, 2007, vs. Florida International ... career record holder for home runs (37) and slugging percentage (.560) ... single-season record holder for: runs (54 in 2007), RBI (54 in 2007), home runs (14 in 2007) and slugging percentage (.697 in 2007) ... tied single-game record for home runs with two vs. Michigan State, 3/24/07 ... tied single-game record for walks with three vs. Michigan State, 4/22/07.

In The Rankings: Ranks among the career top five in three categories: first in slugging percentage (.560) and home runs (37); third in doubles (42), RBI (134) and walks (82); fourth in runs (127) and fifth in on-base percentage (.380) ... ranks among the single-season top five in six categories: 1st in runs (54 in 2007), 1st in RBI (54 in 2007), 1st in Home Runs (14 in 2007), 1st in slugging percentage (.697 in 2007), tied for 3rd in doubles (15 in 2007), 4th in games played (65 in 2007), 5th in hits (71 in 2007), tied for 5th in triples (4 in 2007).

2009: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 49 games, starting 44 at first base and two at designated player ... batted .252 with eight doubles and 12 home runs ... ranked 48th nationally with 0.24 home runs per game ... set career home runs record, boosting her tally to 37 ... tied single-game record for runs scored with four against Bowling Green (3/26) ... drove in 30 RBI, including the game-winners against Georgia Tech, Michigan State and Indiana ... tallied multiple RBI in eight games ... scored 29 runs, including the game winner against Bowling Green ... posted two perfect days at the plate, a 2-for-2 effort against Bowling Green (3/6) and a 3-for-3 showing at Florida Atlantic (3/16) ... put together a four-game hit streak from March 26 to March 29 ... drew 22 walks and was hit by a pitch three times ... led the Big Ten in sacrifice flies (3), ranked fourth in double plays (10), sixth in home runs and ninth in walks and putouts (304) ... in conference play, led the league in double plays (4), ranked second in sacrifice flies (2) and seventh in putouts (137) ... made good on 99 percent of defensive opportunities, committing just three errors in 330 opportunities.

2008: Appeared in 58 games, starting 27 at first base, 20 at designated player, six in right field, four at third base and one in left field ... Batting .258 ... Registered 41 hits in 159 at-bats ... Tallied 10 multi-hit games, including two three-hit efforts: vs. Long Island (3/9) and at Butler (3/26) ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on March 10 ... Chalked up eight home runs and 31 RBI ... Racked up season highs of two home runs, a tally which tied the Purdue single-game record, and five RBI at Butler (3/26) ... Notched eight multi-RBI games ... Hit a season-high two doubles vs. UT-Chattanooga (3/7) ... Sits fourth in the Big Ten with 13 doubles and fifth in defensive double plays with nine ... Ranks among the top five in several Purdue career categories: first in slugging percentage (.561), fourth in on-base percentage (.387), fourth in home runs (25) and fifth in walks (58) ... Posted a five-game hitting streak from 4/2-4/13.

2007: First Team All-Mideast Region ... first team All-Big Ten selection at designated player ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V first team and Academic All-Big Ten selection ... became first player in Purdue and Big Ten history to hit for the cycle, Feb. 23 vs. Florida International ... appeared in 65 games, starting 62 - 39 at designated player, 20 at first base and three at third base ... set single-season records for runs (54), RBI (54), home runs (14) and slugging percentage (.697) ... tied school single-game record with two home runs vs. Michigan State, March 24 ... tied for fourth on Purdue's single-season games played list with teammate Ashley Barr ... ranked second on team with .364 average, including a .697 slugging percentage (4th in Big Ten) ... led the Big Ten in total bases (136), while ranking third in runs, fourth in doubles (15), triples (4), RBI and slugging percentage, and fifth in hits (71) and home runs ... in conference play, scored a Big Ten-best 18 runs, while ranking fourth in hits (21) and walks (10), seventh in RBI (14) and eighth in total bases (36) ... registered 19 multi-hit games and six perfect days at the plate, including 4-for-4 efforts at Florida International and vs. Illinois ... knocked in the game-winning or game-tying RBI nine times ... scored the game-winning or game-tying run six times ... tallied a seven-game hitting streak from 3/2-10 ... saw action at first base, third base and designated player ... named to the all-tournament team at the Golden Panther Invitational.

2006: Saw action in 47 games, starting 36 at third base and four at designated hitter ... posted a .261 batting average with 30 hits, nine for extra bases ... tallied six doubles and three home runs ... first career home run was a solo shot against Hofstra ... first career hit came in collegiate debut against Pittsburgh ... registered 19 RBI, including six game-winners and a game-tying effort ... scored 15 runs, including two game-winners ... drew 12 walks and was hit by a pitch once ... laid down six sacrifices and posted one sacrifice fly ... stole five bases in six attempts ... put together a five-game hitting streak to start the season ... posted multiple hits in six contests, including 2-for-2 outings against Jacksonville and Ball State ... accounted for three hits against IUPUI and Loyola-Chicago ... made good on 92 defensive opportunities.

High School: Led Lake Central High School to two state championships and a state runner-up finish ... named Rookie of the Year after leading team to state title ... chosen to receive the Slugger Award twice, as a sophomore and junior ... earned player of the year from The Times of Northwest Indiana her junior and senior year, also receiving the title from The Post Tribune the latter season ... garnered all-state honors as a junior ... four time all-area honoree ... earned a spot on the all-state first team her final season ... named 2005 Miss Indiana Softball ... named team MVP her senior year after leading the team to a sectional and regional championship ... softball coach was Keith Hauber ... named most improved in basketball and given the mental attitude award her junior year ... earned MVP and the sportsmanship award for basketball her senior year ... listed on the honor roll all four years.

Personal: Given name is Katrina Marie Mitchell ... born 2/14/87 ... parents are Mark and Julie Adams ... has three brothers, Justin, Ryan, and Chris ... majoring in psychology.