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Gold and Black Illustrated Vol28, Digital1

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 28, ISSUE 1 22 surprisingly, and impressively, played three in college, too, at Spalding Uni- versity in Louisville. She was the league MVP in softball at Spalding where she was coached by both par- ents for a couple years, which was nothing new, really. Like with his boys, Oscar made time to be active in Kim's athletic pursuits, starting with coaching her in basketball and T-ball as a kid, and mom Donna passed along her considerable softball acu- men. "Kim was really good," Oscar said. "I'm coaching her in T-ball, and one of the moms got really mad at me, saying I was favoring the boys. This was boys and girls. I said, 'I try not to.' I said, 'You know our first baseman?' She says, 'Yeah, yeah, you favor him.' I said, 'Well, that's not a boy.' She didn't look like a boy. "Kim was probably our best player. I go, 'That's my daughter playing first base.' She went, 'Oh.'" In an unofficial poll of sorts, Kim, Greg and youngest sibling Brian were asked who the best athlete in the family was. Right after Greg said, "ev- ery one of us would say ourselves," he shifted gears. "Somebody who doesn't get a lot of credit is my sister, Kim. She played three sports in college, which is un- usual," he said. "I'm going to say Kim." — Stacy Clardie Home of Boilermaker Hospitality Celebrates Student-Athletes Meet You At Arni's TM Bearooz Yacoobi Junior, Building Construction Management Technology Yacoobi, an offensive lineman for the 2017 football team, was honored by the Big Ten as one of the 54 members at Purdue to earn the conference's Distinguished Scholar Award. The list features students from all 14 conference institutions and 38 sports who posted a minimum grade point average of 3.7 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year. This year's list of honorees includes at least 155 students with a flawless 4.0 GPA in 2016-17, including Bree Horrocks, Jimmy Herman, Ted Curtiss, Grace Hernandez, Hanna House, Luke Lewis, Susan Hubbard and Amy Poynter. Purdue's list of 2017 award recipients features degrees in a variety of diverse fields, including mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, speech, language and hearing sciences, biological engineering, chemistry, biology, economics, mass communication, actuarial science, finance and more.

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