Purdue Calumet Sports Update, February 9, 2016

PUC-Purdue-Calumet-Adds-Franklin-Centrals-Brett-Richardson-to-2016-17-ClassPurdue Calumet Adds Franklin Central's Brett Richardson to 2016-17 Class
Purdue University Calumet Head Cross Country Coach Stephanie Beck added to her 2016-17 recruiting class with the recent signing of Franklin Central High standout Brett Richardson.

“Brett comes from a strong Franklin Central team that has shaped him into the great runner he is,” Beck said of the runner out of Indianapolis.

“Brett should make an immediate impact and a become Top 5 runner for us at the next level."

Richardson, a multi-year letterwinner at Franklin Central, led the Flashes to a sectional championship and two regional runner-up performances.

He was also named to the all-regional team and ran three years for the FC track team.

The son of Rochelle Tedder and Bill Richardson, Brett plans to major in mechanical engineering next fall.

Richardson joins a rising Peregrines squad that placed seventh in the 2015 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, led by junior Alex Cordova's Top 20 finish and first-ever qualification to the NAIA Cross Country National Championships.

Richardson also marks the third 2016-17 commit for Purdue Calumet men's cross country, joining Lowell High's Robert Corning and Hunter VanSchouwen.

Purdue Calumet Adds LaCrosse High Standout Lauren Bailey to 2016-17 Class
Purdue University Calumet Women’s Golf coach Randy Wexter added to his 2016-17 recruiting class with the signing of LaCrosse High School standout Lauren Bailey.

“Lauren will make an immediate impact to the new women’s golf program.” Wexter said. “ I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to help her achieve her academic and athletic goals.”

Bailey, a multi-year regional qualifier for the Tigers, was a state finalist in her senior season when she averaged a 79 per 18 holes.

Outside of her success on the course, Lauren is also a member of the National Honor Society, Academic Super Bowl Team and Spanish Club.

The women’s golf program will compete in its first season beginning with the 2016-17 academic year.

Women’s Golf gives the current Purdue Calumet athletic department a total of 13 sports competing in the NAIA’s Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.