Morgan Cavinder
Morgan  Cavinder


Wheatfield, Ind.

High School:
Kankakee Valley


Indiana Rebels


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2017 (Junior):
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • NFCA All-America Scholar
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Started 14 games and made 48 appearances on the year between the outfield and serving as a pinch runner.
  • Hit .200 with five hits in 25 at-bats with seven runs scored and recorded 22 putouts. 2016 (Sophomore):
  • Academic All-Big Ten.
  • Saw action in 25 games, acting mostly as a pinch runner and scored six runs.
  • Saw time behind the plate against USF, Seton Hall and Nebraska and two games against Northwestern.

    2015 (Freshman):
  • Saw action in 13 games, mostly as a pinch runner and pinch hitter.
  • Saw action at catcher in two games against Long Island.
  • Scored two runs: vs. Wisconsin and against Ball State.
  • Tallied first collegiate hit with a single against IPFW.

    High School:
  • Three-time all-Northwest Crossroads Conference selection, garnering first team honors her freshman and senior seasons and second team accolades her junior year.
  • Batted .378 with 22 RBI, 22 runs, four doubles, three home runs and a .544 slugging percentage as a senior en route to all-conference and The Times all-area second team honors.
  • Also played in the ICGSA North-South All-Star game and garnered team's award for most RBI.
  • Earned second team all-conference and honorable mention all-area accolades, posting a .378 average and 26 RBI despite playing just half of her junior season while recovering from injury.
  • Earned the Impact Player Award and Kougar Courage Award in addition to first team all-conference and all-area honorable mention honors as a rookie after leading team to conference title.
  • Academic all-conference selection as a senior.
  • Played junior varsity basketball as a freshman.

  • Given name is Morgan Alexandria Cavinder.
  • Born August 5, 1995.
  • Parents are David and the late Diane Cavinder.
  • Has two brothers: David and Justin, and one sister, the late Taylor.
  • Majoring in management.

    Sweet or salty: Sweet
    Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
    Dogs or cats: Cats
    Cooking or eating: Both
    Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: the big city
    Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Havana, Cuba
    Place I dream of visiting someday: Greece
    Person I look up to most & why: My dad, because he is hardworking and a very strong person.
    Best feeling in the field (defensively): throwing a runner out
    Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): executing your job at the plate
    Three words that describe me: hardworking, loyal and friendly
    One word to describe my game: dedicated
    Team I am most excited to play in 2017: IU
    Celebrity crush: Beyonce
    Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Amy Schumer
    Person I would like to have dinner with: Seth Rogan
    Best non-athletic talent: drawing
    My stupid human trick is: double-jointed
    Dream job: Sports marketing
    Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium: everything
    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 mom

    Favorite sweet treat: Cookie dough
    Favorite ice cream flavor: mint chip
    Favorite holiday: Thanksgiving
    Favorite sport besides softball: football
    Favorite sports team: Purdue
    Favorite athlete: Lauren Chamberlain
    Favorite TV show: How to Get Away with Murder
    Favorite Book: 13 Reasons Why
    Favorite Musical Artist: J Cole
    Favorite type of pizza: Pepperoni
    Favorite Actress: Sandra Bullock
    Favorite Food: Prime rib
    Favorite place on campus: my house
    Favorite city: Chicago
    Favorite outdoor activity: fishing
    Favorite animal/furry friend: Koala
    Favorite class at Purdue: Marketing
    Favorite Purdue professor: Dr. DeJoie
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