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Outfielder was a three-time All-Region selection at Purdue.
Senior outfielder is the first two-time Academic All-America selection in program history.
Boilermakers put two players each on first, second and third teams.
Varsho, Burkhardt named to first team; Chiodo, Fecho, Fletcher earn second team accolades.
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For the Record: Set career record for hits on April 5, 2014, vs. Indiana ... set season record for longest hitting streak with 22 games from March 1 to April 5, 2014 ... tied game record for hits with 5-for-5 effort against Bryant on March 14, 2014 ... tied game record for doubles with three in Game against Penn State, March 22, 2014 ... tied the game record for stolen bases with three against Texas A&M Corpus Christi March 2, 2013 .... tied game record for runs with four in game two against IUPUI, April 3, 2013 ... owns spots on the season records list in batting average (2nd, .426 in 2011; 3rd, .416 in 2014; 4th, .416 in 2013), runs (5th, 45 in 2014), hits (tied 3rd, 74 in 2014), doubles (4th, 16 in 2014), triples (5th, 5 in 2011), and on-base percentage (4th, .500 in 2013; 5th, .490 in 2014) ... ranks among the career top five in nine categories: hits (1st with 272), batting average (.398), stolen bases (2nd with 105), doubles (2nd with 46), runs (2nd with 145), on-base percentage (2nd with .464), triples (3rd with 11), walks (tied 4th with 82) and slugging percentage (4th with .549).
2014: First Team Academic All-American ... First Team All-Midwest Region ... First Team All-Big Ten ... Named to the USA Softball Player of the Year Watchlist ... one of 30 candidates nationally for the Senior CLASS Award ... College Sports Madness All-American and Preseason All-America fourth team ... CSM Big Ten All-Conference and Preseason all-conference first team ... CSM Big Ten Player of the Week, March 31 ... Academic All-District V ... Academic All-Big Ten ... ranks 44th nationally in batting average (.416) and 48th in stolen bases per game (0.46) ... led the team with a .416 average with 45 runs, including eight game-winners, and 22 extra-base hits ... reached base via hit or walk in 51 of 56 games, including 24 straight games from Feb. 28 to April 5 ... drove in 18 RBI, including two game-winners ... registered 18 multi-hit efforts, including five perfect days at the plate ... ranked second in the Big Ten in stolen bases (26), third in batting average (.416) and doubles (16), fourth in on-base percentage (.490), sixth in hits (74), and 10th in runs (45) ... in Big Ten play, ranked third in stolen bases (9), seventh in runs (21), eighth in doubles (7) and ninth in hits (28) ... named to Kickin' Chicken Classic all-tournament team.
2013: Third team Academic All-America ... first team All-Mideast Region ... first team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-District V first team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... team Offensive MVP ... named to College Sports Madness Big Ten All-Conference first team ... started all 55 games in right field ... ranked 41st nationally with .415 batting average, 42nd with 0.53 stolen bases per game and 49th in on-base percentage (.500) ... has posted 18 extra base hits and a .591 slugging percentage ... tallied 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs ... reached base via hit, walk or hit by pitch in 47 of 55 games ... put together a pair of nine-game hit streaks: Feb. 23 to March 9 and March 23 to April 6 ... posted multi-hit efforts in 23 games, including four three-hit efforts and one 4-for-4 effort ... registered three perfect days at the plate ... drove in a team-leading 39 RBI, including four game winners and three game-tying efforts ... scored 35 runs, including four game winners ... drew a team-leading 29 walks ... laid down five sacrifices and lifted one sacrifice fly ... made good on all but one defensive chance for a .987 fielding percentage ... led the Big Ten in stolen bases (29), while also ranking second in hits (71), sixth in batting average (.415) and on-base percentage (.500) and ninth in triples (2) ... in conference play, ranked third in stolen bases (11), ninth in walks (16) and 10th in hits (26).
2012: Academic All-Big Ten ... named to College Sports Madness Big Ten All-Conference second team ... batted .339 with 61 hits in 180 at-bats, including 11 extra-base hits ... reached base via hit or walk in 44 of 53 games, including two nine-game hit streaks and an eight-game streak ... tallied seven doubles, three triples and a home run ... registered multiple hits in 18 games, including two three-hit efforts ... scored 35 runs, including one game-tying effort and the game winners against Chattanooga and Butler ... drove in 30 RBI, including two game-tying efforts and the game winner against Michigan State ... stole 16 bases, third most on the team ... drew 19 walks and was twice hit by a pitch ... ranked fourth in the Big Ten in triples, fifth in stolen bases and ninth in hits ... posted a .269 average with 12 runs, 11 RBI and a triple in Big Ten play, ranking fourth in the league in triples ... was 4-for-4 on the base paths in Big Ten games ... made good on all 39 of her defensive chances for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
2011: First Team All-Midwest Region selection ... Third Team All-Big Ten selection ... Easton All-America third team ... a four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week selection ... Big Ten Player of the Week (March 14) ... started all 50 games in right field ... led the team with a .426 average with 12 doubles, five triples, fifth most on Purdue's season list, and a home run ... scored 30 runs, including five game winners and one game tying effort ... drove in 30 RBI, second most on the team, including six multi-RBI efforts, four game winners and four game-tying hits ... racked up 34 stolen bases, fifth most on Purdue's season list ... ranked among the Top 20 nationally in stolen bases (7th, 0.68), triples (14th, 5), triples per game (16th, 0.10) and batting average (26th, .426) ... ranked among the Big Ten's top five in triples (3rd), stolen bases (3rd), batting average (4th), doubles (5th), hits (6th, 69) and sacrifice flies (9th, 2) ... reached base in 44 of 50 games, including 13 straight (March 6 - March 27) ... tallied multiple hits in 20 games, including three perfect days at the plate and a four-hit effort vs. Loyola ... put together an eight-game hit streak from April 13 - April 30 and three six game streaks ... drew 11 walks ... laid down five sacrifices ... made good on all 37 of her defensive opportunities ... posted a .333 average with a double, a triple and 11 stolen bases during conference play, ranking third in steals and sixth in triples ... Co-Offensive MVP.
High School: A four-time first team all-state selection at Marshfield High School, earning the honors all four years under coach Mike Voss ... led the WVC Conference in batting average and on-base percentage all four years, while earning all-conference accolades each season, including Player of the Year honors as a junior ... an all-state selection and a three-time first team all-conference honoree on the tennis court, at #3 singles as a rookie, #2 singles as a sophomore and #1 doubles her junior year ... garnered second team all-conference accolades at the #1 singles spot as a senior when her team went to state for the second straight year ... a first team all-conference basketball selection as a senior ... garnered honorable mention all-conference accolades on the hardwood her junior season as the team qualified for state for the second straight year ... earned the Pat Richter Award for best female three-sport athlete in the state of Wisconsin ... a four-year "A" honor roll member.
Personal: Full name is Andie Kay Varsho ... born Oct. 19, 1991 ... parents are Gary and Kay Varsho ... has one brother, Daulton, and one sister, Taylor ... plans to major in biology.