Jan. 30, 2015
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - In the final seven days before opening day, we invite you to learn a little more about the 2015 Boilermaker softball team, including fun facts and a few of their favorite things.
Today, we introduce junior infielder Paris Andrew. The Modesto, Calif., native played in 54 games, starting 27 at second base and 20 at shortstop in 2014. She tallied 20 hits, including six doubles and a home run, while scoring 12 runs and driving in six RBI. Andrew also ranked sixth among Big Ten players in sacrifice bunts during league play.
Learn a little more about Paris here.
Sweet or salty: Sweet
Dream vacation: Australia or Ireland, or somewhere tropical, or a visit to Paris
Coolest place I've ever been: Haiti
Person I look up to most: My sister, Kali
Best feeling (Defense): diving for a ball up the middle and getting the runner out at second or first
Best Feeling (Hitting): Feeling the ball crack off the sweet spot of the bat
Three words that describe me: committed, intense, and caring
One word to describe my game: focused
Team I am most excited to play in 2015: San Diego State University, because it is our opening game of 2015 and it is in California.
Most memorable sports moment with Purdue Softball: Beating Michigan
Most memorable sports moment prior to Purdue: My junior year of high school my travel ball team did really well in the Premier Nationals, which was very memorable for me.
Pregame ritual: I don't have one
Celebrity crush: Liam Hemsworth
Best non-athletic talent: Baking
Dream job: Be an Elementary teacher Song I have to listen to before a game: I don't have one song I have to listen to before a game, but I enjoy Taylor Swift's entire 1989 album, any of those songs will do.
Favorite spot on campus: The Union
Favorite food from the dining hall: Mashed potatoes
Favorite tradition at Purdue: Attending all the home football games with my friends and teammates
Favorite sweet treat: peanut butter pie
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides softball: volleyball
Favorite sports team: San Francisco Giants
Favorite Athlete: Derek Jeter
Favorite TV show: Duck Dynasty
Favorite Movie: Lone Survivor
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Book: American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Favorite Musical Artist/Group: Taylor Swift