College Spotlight – Purdue University- Calumet

PurdueUCal Purdue University – Calumet

Division: NAIA

Conference: Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Nickname: Peregrines

School Size: 9,000+

Mailing Address: 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323

Team Site: http://www.purduecalsports.com/softball/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PurdueCalSoftball

Head Coach:

Heather Tarter – heather.tarter@purduecal.edu

Program Highlights:

  • Finished their inaugural 2014 season with a 28-8 record
  • The Pelegrines joined the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference before the 2015 season
  • Under Coach Tarter in their inaugural season, the Peregrines ranked nationally (NAIA Division II) in the Top 25 in five offensive categories, including runs per game (third, 7.75); RBI per game (third, 6.89); doubles per game (ninth, 1.89); slugging percentage (19th, .510); and batting average (23rd, .336).
  • They recruit from such states as: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri
  • Minimum academic requirements are a 2.5 GPA, an 18 on the ACT and an 860 on the SAT

Schedule Highlights:

  • Finished 5th in the 2015 regular season (25-23 overall) in just their second season as a program
  • The Pelegrines won their first two postseason games in program history this season

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