College: Two-year (2008-09 and 2009-10) letterwinner on Ferris State's women's basketball team.
High School: A two-time (2007-08) all-state
first-team selection at Portland High School . . . Graduated
in 2008 and was class valedictorian . . . Coached by Jack Anderson
. . . Attained honorable mention all-state accolades in 2006
sophomore campaign . . . Earned All-Capital Area Activities
Conference, all-region, and all-district honors all four years
(2005-08) . . . Earned team Most Valuable Player Award laurels in
both 2007 and 2008 . . . Selected the Red
Raiders' Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Player three
years in a row (2006-08) . . . Served as team captain in 2008
senior season and batted .455 (61-134) with five home runs, nine
doubles, seven triples, and 34 RBIs in 45 games . .
. Scored 45 runs and had 21 stolen bases while recording a
.739 slugging percentage and a .529 on-base percentage in senior
campaign . . . Hit for a .398 average (51-128) to go with 14
doubles, nine triples, four home runs, 43 RBIs, 39 runs scored, and
11 stolen bases in 43 outings as a junior in 2007 . . . Produced a
.742 slugging percentage and a .455 on-base percentage in 2007
season . . . Helped PHS to a pair (2007-08) of state semifinalist
finishes and a two (2007-08) straight regional titles . .
. Played a key role in Red Raiders' winning four (2005-08)
district tournament championships and three (2005-07) conference
crowns . . . An Academic all-stater and a four-year starter in
basketball ... Prepped by Ray Kimball ... Four-time All-Area pick .
. . Team MVP Award recipient . . . Also lettered four
years in volleyball . . . Claimed Class B All-State Special
Mention laurels in basketball . . . Led team to Class B Semifinals
and 22-1 record in 2008 . . . A Lansing State
Journal "Dream Team" pick & newspaper's Female
Athlete of the Year . . . An All-state honoree and an
all-conference pick. . . Member of S.A.D.D. (Students Against
Destructive Decisions) and the National Honor Society . . .
Detroit News & Detroit Free Press First
Team All-State (captain).
Personal: Daughter of Dave and Tammy Pettit of Portland, Mich. . . . Born in Lansing, Mich. . . . Enjoys basketball, softball and volleyball . . . Her father is employed in sales while her mother works for the State of Michigan . . . Has two younger brothers . . . Majoring in biology.
On Deck With Pettit:
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: my teammates
My advice to youngsters is: never give up when things are hard. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something
My favorite movie: The Notebook
My worst fear: snakes
My role model is: My grandpa Davids and grandpa Pettit
The motto I live by: The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Being the valedictorian of my graduating class
If I could meet anyone in history, it would be: Princess Diana