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Personal: Becker is the daughter of John and Ami Becker and has two siblings. She graduated from Purdue in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and is currently pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Oklahoma State. Growing up near the Parkway Bank Sports Complex, she played in tournaments at The Dome at Rosemont during her youth softball career. Becker credits her father as someone who has made a difference in her life. She played basketball until her junior year of high school and enjoys working out, exercising, and spending time with friends. She chose to wear No. 55 in honor of her dad, who wore No. 5 during his playing career.
2023 Championship Season: Becker was one of 14 players selected in the Athletes Unlimited Softball College Draft.
Other Professional Experience: Becker was chosen with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2023 Women’s Professional Fastpitch Draft by Smash It Sports Vipers.
At Oklahoma State: Before transferring to Oklahoma State, Becker played four years at Purdue University. She was a starter in all 250 games of her college career and earned NFCA All-Region accolades three times. Throughout her time at Purdue and Oklahoma State, she had a batting average of .406, with 12 home runs and 84 runs batted in. In her lone season at Oklahoma State, she was named a First-Team All-Big 12 Conference honoree and helped lead the Cowgirls to the NCAA Women’s College World Series. Becker was also a Top 25 Finalist for the 2023 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, with a .443 batting average, three home runs, and 28 runs batted in. She received Second-Team NFCA All-America notice and was named First-Team All-America by D1Softball and Third-Team All-America by Softball America. In 2023, she was selected as a College Sports Communicators Academic All-America Second Team member. Becker set a record at Oklahoma State by reaching base safely in 49 consecutive games from February 10 to April 29, 2023.
At Purdue: During her time at Purdue, Becker had a .394 batting average, with nine home runs and 56 runs batted in. She also recorded 224 hits, including 48 doubles and five triples. Becker left Purdue as the program’s career leader in runs scored with 149 and ranks second in batting average and doubles. She served as team captain during her final season with the Boilermakers and became the second player in Purdue history to earn NFCA All-America honors as a senior. She was also a two-time First-Team All-Big Ten Conference selection at Purdue and received Third-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. As a freshman, she set Purdue single-season records with a .479 batting average and 41 walks. Additionally, she tied the program record with 18 doubles as a junior and led the Boilermakers in various statistical categories during her junior and senior campaigns.
Career stats do not include AUX season stats.
Recap: Nickles' walk-off hit secures her first win as captain
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Recap: Team Zerkle bounces back with 13-4 win over Team Garcia
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