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Samantha Peltz
Samantha  Peltz

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Glendale, Wis.

High School:
Nicolet

Position:
MIF

Club:
Milwaukee Invaders

10/13/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

10/11/2017

NFCA Honors 7 SB Boilermakers

Seven Boilermakers named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes

04/15/2017

Wisconsin Series Knotted At 1

Kaitlynn Moody and Maddie Damon held off the Badgers to tie the series

02/26/2017

SB Falls to Houston, Stanford

Purdue struggles on day two of the Mary Nutter Classic

02/07/2017

Introducing Samantha Peltz

Freshman played baseball before transitioning to softball

2017 (Freshman):
  • NFCA All-America Scholar
  • Started 29 of the 39 games in which she appeared at second or third base.
  • Tallied five hits, two runs and two RBI in 34 at-bats.

    High School:
  • Four-time all-conference selection, earning honorable mention acclaim as a freshman.
  • Earned all-conference, all-area and All-North Shore honors as a senior after batting .636 with 25 extra-base hits, 24 RBI, 38 runs and 13 stolen bases.
  • Posted a .949 fielding percentage at shortstop en route to team MVP honors.
  • Four-year starter on the diamond, acting as team captain her final two seasons.
  • Played four years of volleyball, earning the teammate award her junior and senior years as a member of the varsity squad.
  • Played four years of basketball, garnering most improved honors on varsity as a sophomore and acting as varsity team captain her last two years.
  • Three-year National Honor Society member.
  • Member of the National Spanish Honor Society as a senior.
  • WIAA Scholar Athlete Award winner, Brittany Gigl Scholarship Award winner, Kukla Scholarship Award winner as best female athlete in 2016 and Purdue Presidential Scholarship winner.

    Personal:
  • Given name is Samantha Marie Peltz.
  • Parents are David and Jennifer Peltz has one brother, DJ, who played baseball at Wisconsin-Parkside, and one sister, Michelle, who plays soccer at Cardinal Stritch University.
  • Plans to major in mechanical engineering and technology.

    Sweet or salty: Sweet
    Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate
    Dogs or cats: Dogs
    Cooking or eating: Cooking
    Vacation: To the quiet country or to the big city: Quiet Country
    Coolest place I've ever been/or most unique locale: Toledo, Spain
    Place I dream of visiting someday: Normandy, France
    Person I look up to most & why: My parents for their will and determination to achieve their goals no matter how impossible they may seem
    Best feeling in the field (defensively): Making an unconventional play and still throwing the batter out
    Best Feeling at the plate (offensively): When the ball off the bat hits the sweet spot and you can barely feel the contact but it goes far
    Favorite thing about my position: The amount of infield I get to cover and the different possible plays/throws to make
    Three words that describe me: Sarcastic, Competitive, Helpful
    One word to describe my game: Relaxed
    Team I am most excited to play in 2016: University of Wisconsin
    My most memorable sports moment: Winning the little league baseball championship when I was six and then eating celebratory ice cream until I was sick.
    Celebrity crush: Matt Damon
    Celebrity who would play me in a story of my life: Blake Lively
    Person I would like to have dinner with:Derek Jeter
    Best non-athletic talent: Drawing
    My stupid human trick is: I can cross both of my eyes one eye at a time
    Dream job: Aircraft body design
    Song I have to listen to before a game: Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
    Favorite thing about playing at Bittinger Stadium:The field is amazingly well kept. It plays brand new every time you step onto it.
    My favorite place to play in the Big Ten, besides home: I'm excited to play at Minnesota
    Place I am most excited to play in 2017 Hawaii
    Person who has impacted my life/made me who I am: My older brother DJ

    Favorite sweet treat: Milky Way
    Favorite ice cream flavor: Chocolate Fudge Brownie
    Favorite holiday: Christmas
    Favorite sport besides softball: Major League Baseball
    Favorite sports team: Cavaliers
    Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
    Favorite TV show: Narcos
    Favorite Movie: Casablanca
    Favorite Book: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
    Favorite Musical Artist: Frank Sinatra
    Favorite type of pizza: Thai chicken
    Favorite Actor & Actress: Chris Pratt and Blake Lively
    Favorite Food: My mom's chicken curry
    Favorite place on campus: Purdue airport
    Favorite city: Toledo, Spain
    Favorite outdoor activity: Camping
    Favorite animal/furry friend: Sea otters!
    Favorite class at Purdue: Com 114. It was so much fun.
    Favorite Purdue professor: Professor Richards
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