Duo was chosen from a group of more than 300 student-athletes honored.
Varsho, Burkhardt named to first team; Chiodo, Fecho, Fletcher earn second team accolades.
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Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
Outfielders earned first and second team honors respectively.
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2013: Second Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 54 games, starting 52 in left field ... batted .292 with a home run and three doubles ... drove in 14 RBI, including the game-tying score against Utah State and the game winner against Valparaiso, and scored nine runs, including the game winners vs. IUPUI and Indiana ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 43 of 54 games ... posted a nine-game hit streak from April 12-April 26 and a pair of six-game hit streaks: from March 30 to April 6 and April 27 to May 9 ... tallied multiple hits in seven games, including a 2-for-2 effort against Utah State ... drew 16 walks and was hit by a pitch 11 times ... laid down three sacrifices and stole two bases ... made good on 66 of 67 defensive chances ... ranked seventh in the Big Ten in hit by pitch with 11 ... in conference play, ranked fifth in hit by pitch with five.
2012: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 51 games, starting 46 in left field and one as the designated player ... batted .271 with 35 hits in 129 at-bats, including four doubles ... drove in 19 RBI, including five game-winners ... scored 11 runs, including one game-tying effort and the game winner against Indiana ... registered a .286 average, including eight RBI, seven runs and two doubles during Big Ten play ... tallied multiple hits in seven games, including two three-hit efforts, and put together four-game hit streaks three times during the season ... drew 10 walks and was hit by two pitches ... laid down three sacrifice bunts and registered two sacrifice flies ... stole three bases ... made good on all but one defensive opportunity for a .974 fielding percentage.
2011: Missed the majority of the season recovering from knee surgery ... saw one at-bat vs. Georgia State.
2010: Saw action in 41 games, starting 40 in left field, before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... posted a .262 average with a team-leading 27 RBI, four triples and three home runs, despite missing the final 13 games of the season ... ranked 44th nationally in triples and third in the Big Ten with four ... first collegiate hit was a single up the middle vs. San Diego State in the season opener ... scored 14 runs, including two game winners ... accounted for the game winning RBI four times ... put together a five-game hit streak from Feb. 26 to March 12 ... drew nine walks and laid down three sacrifices.
High School: Named first team all-state, Daily News Player of the Year, and Daily Journal Player of the Year as a senior ... garnered first-team all-WCAL honors as a senior ... received first team All-WCAL honors all four years ... garnered All-San Mateo County accolades her freshman and sophomore seasons ... led team to Central Coast Section title as a sophomore en route to first team All-San Francisco Bay Area Metro honors, and again as a senior under coach George Silvey ... team also won the West Coast Athletic League championship her junior season ... summer ball team, San Jose Sting, has finished in the top 10 at nationals four times, including a seventh-place finish in 2007 ... earned Notre Dame Scholar Athlete award each year 2006-2008 ... named to the Principal's List for academics every semester.
Personal Information: Full name is Maia Elizabeth Monchek ... born August 29, 1991 ... parents are Pete and Karin Monchek ... father played basketball at San Francisco State University ... has one brother, Mason ... plans on majoring in management and pre-physical therapy.