News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
Rains went 3-for-3, Varsho launched fourth homer in the win.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Senior infielder, junior outfielder were among Purdue's offensive leaders in 2012.
Purdue vs Ball State
For the Record: Tied game record for steals with three against South Alabama, March 3, 2012... ranks fifth in career stolen bases (74).
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 54 games, starting 43 in center field and 11 in right field ... boasted a .244 average with 11 extra-base hits including three home runs ... scored 24 runs, including two game winners ... drove in 20 RBI including three game-winners ... swiped 10 bases, second most on the team .... reached base in 36 of 54 games ... put together a six-game hit streak from March 18 to April 5 ... reached base in 10 straight games March 18 to April 11 ... posted multiple hits in eight games ... registered two perfect days at the plate ... drew 13 walks and was hit by a pitch three times ... in league play, ranked ninth in stolen bases (5).
2013: Academic All-Big Ten ... team Defensive MVP ... started all 55 games in center field ... posted .300 average with seven extra base hits, including a triple and a home run ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 45 of 55 games, including a 12-game stretch from Feb. 9-23 and an 11-game stretch from March 14-April 6 ... put together five-game hit streaks four times: from Feb. 10 to 16, March 14 to 29, April 12-17 and April 20-27 ... tallied multiple hits in 12 games, including perfect 3-for-3 days against Ohio State and Valparaiso and three other three-hit efforts ... boasted a .413 on-base percentage, second best on the team ... drew 21 walks, third most on the team, and was hit by a pitch a team-leading 13 times ... drove in 19 RBI, including three game winners, and scored 33 runs, including six game winners ... swiped 25 bases, second most on the team ... laid down 10 sacrifices and lifted two sacrifice flies ... made good on all 81 defensive chances for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage ... ranked second in the Big Ten in stolen bases (25), fourth in hit by pitch (13) and eighth in sacrifice bunts (10) ... in conference play, led the league in stolen bases (14), ranked sixth in sacrifice bunts (5), eighth in triples (1) and ninth in hit by pitch (4).
2012: Big Ten Player of the Week, Feb. 20 ... named to College Sports Madness' Big Ten All-Conference first team ... started all 53 games, 52 in center field and one in right field ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 49 of those 53 games, including a team-best 13 game hit streak from Feb. 25 to March 13 ... posted a team-best .361 average with 61 hits in 169 at-bats and 16 extra-base hits ... tallied eight doubles, four triples, which ranked 28th nationally, and four home runs ... stole 25 bases, second most on the team, third-most in the Big Ten and 39th nationally (0.47 per game) ... scored 43 runs, including five game-winners ... drove in a team-best 34 RBI, including one game-tying effort and the game winner against Troy ... ranked among the Big Ten's top 10 in triples (2nd), stolen bases (3rd), batting average (7th), runs (8th) and hits (9th) ... registered multiple hits in 17 games, including three three-hit efforts and two perfect days at the plate ... drew 21 walks and was hit by pitches six times ... in conference play, batted .333 with eight extra base hits and nine stolen bases ... posted five doubles, two triples and a home run, while driving in 12 RBI and scoring 19 runs ... ranked second in Big Ten play in triples and stolen bases and sixth in runs scored ... made good on all but one of her defensive chances ... received the Hustle Award at the postseason banquet.
2011: First team All-Big Ten selection ... started all 50 games in center field ... posted a .372 average, third best on the team, with three doubles and four home runs ... reached base in 40 of the 49 games in which she batted ... drove in 27 RBI including three game winners and one game-tying effort ... scored 35 runs, second most on the team, including six game winners and two game-tying scores ... tallied multiple hits on 17 occasions, managing three perfect days at the plate including a 4-for-4 effort against Wisconsin... put together hit streaks of nine games (Feb. 19 - March 5) and seven games (April 13-23)... reached base in 14 straight games (Feb. 19 - March 12) ... stole 14 bases, ranking 11th among conference players ... drew 11 walks and was hit by a pitch once ... laid down two sacrifices ... in conference play, led the team with a .404 average, seventh best in the league, 12 runs and 11 RBI ... ranked seventh in hits (23) ... defensively, made good on 42 of 44 opportunities ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree ... named Co-Offensive MVP and Coaches' Award honoree at the postseason banquet.
High School: A four-time first team all-league selection at Fullerton High School under coach Mark Takkinen ... received her team's offensive player of the year award after her freshman and sophomore seasons during which she led her team to league titles ... garnered team MVP honors and Lancaster Desert Classic tournament MVP accolades in 2009 ... wrapped up her career with first team all-league, second team all-Orange County and team MVP honors ... played tennis for Fullerton her freshman and sophomore years and basketball as a rookie ... a three-time student scholar athlete ... played summer ball for the USA Athletics 18 Gold, after spending 2003-2007 as a member of the OC Dynasty.
Personal: Full name is Lindsey Elizabeth Rains ... born June 27, 1992 ... parents are Ron and Leslie Rains ... has one brother, Ryan ... plans to major in business and management.