2010-11 Year in Review
2010-11 Year in Review Accolades
1National Champion: David Boudia (1-meter and 3-meter diving)
1National Runner-Up: Women's Golf
1NFL First-Round Draft Pick: Ryan Kerrigan
1Big Ten Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient: Allie Smith (WSWIM)
2Academic All-Americans: Kyle Adams and Joe Holland (football)
2Big Ten Freshmen of the Year: Adam Schenk (men's golf) and Dani Bunch (women's indoor track and field)
2Big Ten Coaches of the Year: Matt Painter (MBB) and Adam Soldati (Diving)
3Big Ten Players of the Year: Numa Gulyanamitta (women's golf), JaJuan Johnson (men's basketball) and Ryan Kerrigan (football)
8Volleyball advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in the 64-team era
9Big Ten Champions: David Boudia (1-meter, 3-meter and platform diving); Leah Eber (long jump - indoor and outdoor track and field); Dani Bunch (weight throw - indoor track and field); Shane Crawford (100 meters - outdoor track and field); Geoff Davis (high jump - outdoor track and field); and Numa Gulyanamitta (golf)
14Thirty-win seasons by softball
16First Team All-Big Ten honorees
21NCAA Tournament appearances by women's basketball in the last 23 years
33All-America performances (by 25 student-athletes)
37Wins by the baseball team to tie the program record
154Academic All-Big Ten honorees
SportDual RecordBig Ten RecordBig Ten PlaceNCAA Place
Baseball37-2014-103rd-
Men's BB26-814-42nd3rd Round
Women's BB21-129-77th2nd Round
Men's XC--10th-
Women's XC--11th-
Football4-82-6T9th-
Men's Golf--T6thRegional
Women's Golf--2ndRunner-Up
Soccer6-12-22-7-1T8th-
Softball30-18-28-9-15th-
Men's S&D7-34-35th16th
Women's S&D9-16-15th25th
Men's Tennis13-133-7T7th64th
Women's Tennis13-87-3T3rd65th
Men's Ind T&F1-0-10thT44th
Women's Ind T&F1-1-T8th-
Men's Out T&F--8thT54th
Women's Out T&F--9thT66th
Volleyball24-1112-8T4thElite Eight
Wrestling8-8-13-59th39th


Top 2010-11 Highlights
 
 
Men's Basketball Senior Night
 
David Boudia winning two NCAA Championships
 
Women's Golf finishing as NCAA runner-up
 
Ryan Kerrigan being selected in first round of NFL Draft
 
Drey Mingo's return from bacterial meningitis
 
Volleyball's run to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
 
 
Photos of the year
Men's Cross Country: Despite at least one personal best by every runner over the course of the season, the men's cross country team finished 10th at the Big Ten Championships for the fifth straight year. The Boilermakers did record their highest-ever finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship, capturing eighth place (among 31 schools) largely on the strength of all-region sophomore Stephen Schulz's 17th-place finish. He shattered his previous 10K career best by nearly three minutes. Other highlights included a team championship at the IPFW Invitational and a second-place showing at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships. Junior Charles White earned Big Ten Runner of the Week honors on Sept. 14, becoming the first Boilermaker so honored since 2003.

Women's Cross Country: Sophomore Camille Buscomb highlighted the women's cross country season, which saw the Boilermakers finish 11th at the Big Ten Championships. Buscomb set a Purdue 6K record, posting a time of 20 minutes, 47.8 seconds at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. She also notched the second-fastest 6K time in school history, clocking a 20:52.8 at the Big Ten Championship, and owns four of the top 10 marks in school history at the distance. In addition, Buscomb earned Great Lakes All-Region honors for her 23rd-place performance at the regional meet. The Boilermakers finished 13th (among 33 schools) at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship.

Football: Injuries and youth played a major factor in the football team finishing with a 4-8 overall record (2-6 Big Ten). The Boilermakers held leads in each of their last four games. No fewer than four key skill players on offense were lost for most, if not all, of the season, and the Boilermakers utilized four different starting quarterbacks for the first time in school history. Forty-one percent of the team's starters were freshmen or sophomores. A total of 10 players earned All-Big Ten recognition, and eight of them are slated to return in 2011. Senior Ryan Kerrigan highlighted an improved and aggressive defense. He was Purdue's first unanimous All-American since 1980 and the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after leading the nation in tackles for loss and ranking second in sacks (tops in the conference). The Boilermakers made substantial gains in rushing offense (160.8 yards per game - best since 2005) and rushing defense (137.9 yards per game - best since 2004). Purdue led the Big Ten and was among the NCAA leaders in sacks (33 - tied for fifth-most in school history) and tackles for loss (91 - tied for eighth-most in school history). Cornerback Ricardo Allen and defensive tackle Kawann Short both were named second team All-Big Ten. The team's cumulative grade-point average continued to rise, moving from 2.64 in the fall of 2007 to 2.85 in the spring of 2010.

Soccer: The women's soccer team enjoyed some positive results, but a rash of injuries affected the program's depth and, in turn, brought to an end the Boilermakers' streak of 10 consecutive seasons with a double-figure win total. Purdue finished with a 6-12-2 record (2-7-1 Big Ten) after dropping its final five matches. The Boilermakers held the lead at one point in four of those five final contests. Senior Liz Secue and junior Lauren Montenegro were two of seven players to start all 20 games. Secue capped her career with first team All-Big Ten honors, while Montenegro was recognized as a second team performer. Montenegro has been an all-conference pick each of her first three seasons and will enter her senior year with a chance to be the program's first four-time honoree. Junior Kellie Phillips led the team with six goals and six assists. Brookley Rogers, Alexis Tryba and Jessica Warren also started every game and are slated to return in 2011. Mollie Kuramoto started all 17 games in which she played, one of six freshmen to get an opportunity to start.

Volleyball: It was a year of firsts for the volleyball team. The Boilermakers advanced to their first NCAA Elite Eight in the 64-team era and posted their first win over a top five opponent (vs. No. 4 Penn State on Oct. 8) followed by their first victory over a No. 1-ranked foe (Florida on Dec. 10). Purdue finished 24-11, including a 12-8 fourth-place finish in Big Ten play, after defeating four ranked opponents, including three among the top 10. The Boilermakers were awarded the No. 16 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and played host to first- and second-round matches. Purdue downed Kentucky and Louisville to advance to the NCAA Regionals in Austin, Texas. The team swept No. 1 Florida in the Sweet 16 to put Purdue in the regional final for the first time since 1982. A four-set loss to No. 6 Texas ended the season in the Elite Eight. Senior setter Jaclyn Hart received AVCA All-America third team acclaim and also was an All-Mideast Region and unanimous All-Big Ten selection. Redshirt freshman outside hitter Catherine Rebarchak was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman team. Senior middle blocker Kristen Arthurs was named to the Academic All-District V team.

Men's Basketball: The men's basketball team finished with a record of 26-8, tied for the seventh-most wins in program history, and posted a 14-4 mark in the Big Ten to finish second and mark its fourth straight top-two finish in the league. Purdue defeated Saint Peter's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to extend its nation-best streak of tournament-opening wins to 13 in a row. The Boilermakers finished 16-0 at Mackey Arena, marking the program's first undefeated home season since the 1968-69 campaign. Purdue's 26 wins gave it at least 25 victories for the fourth year in a row, making it one of just eight programs across the nation to claim that accomplishment. The Boilermakers were led by the senior All-America duo of JaJuan Johnson and E'Twaun Moore, who both played in 107 Purdue victories during their time in West Lafayette, the most in program history. Johnson led the Big Ten in scoring (20.7) and blocked shots (2.5) en route to becoming Purdue's first Big Ten Player of the Year since Glenn Robinson in 1994 and also earning his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award. Johnson also became the first Boilermaker to garner consensus All-America honors since Robinson (1994). Moore, who along with Johnson was named first team All-Big Ten for the second time, earned third team All-America honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, giving Purdue a pair of All-Americans for the second year in a row. Over the course of the season, he became just the fifth Purdue player to score 2,000 points and only the third player in Big Ten history to record 2,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists in his career. Matt Painter captured Big Ten Coach of the Year honors for the second year in a row and third time in the last four years. He became only the fourth coach in the history of the conference to earn Coach of the Year honors three times. He also was honored with the NABC District 7 and USBWA District V Coach of the Year awards for the second straight season.

Women's Basketball: The women's basketball team made its 21st NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to the second round for the 14th consecutive time. The Boilermakers finished the season 21-12, including a seventh-place finish in the Big Ten with a 9-7 record. Purdue was led in scoring by junior Brittany Rayburn, who averaged 14.4 points per game. Junior Drey Mingo missed four games due to a bout with bacterial meningitis in November, but she returned to finish as the second-leading scorer (12.0 points per game) and leading rebounder (5.8 per game). Freshman Courtney Moses led the team in assists with 105, was third in scoring with 11.7 points per game and hit a team-high 54 three-pointers. Rayburn was named third team All-Big Ten by both the conference coaches and media, while Mingo was picked third team by the coaches and honorable mention by the media. Moses was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team and honorable mention all-conference by the media. Purdue opened the season 4-0, winning the Preseason WNIT by topping DePaul 67-58 in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers recorded one win over a top 25 opponent with a 60-41 victory at home against No. 20 Iowa. Head coach Sharon Versyp recorded her third 20-plus win season in five years as head coach at Purdue.

Men's Swimming and Diving: The men's swimming and diving team finished in 16th place at the NCAA Championships after the program's three divers that qualified for the meet - David Boudia, Danny Cox and J.P. Perez - combined to score 88 points. Boudia won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events, claiming two national titles for the second year in a row. He was named the NCAA Diver of the Championships as well as the Big Ten Diver of the Year. Boudia swept the three diving events at the Big Ten Championships, at which Purdue finished fifth. Boudia, Cox and Perez all earned All-America honors, and Adam Soldati was selected the Diving Coach of the Year at the NCAA Championships. Purdue established a program record in the 800-meter freestyle relay.

Women's Swimming and Diving: The women's swimming and diving team had nine qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, tying the program record established last season. Purdue finished 25th with 36 points at the national championship meet. Diver Erin Mertz scored from all three boards at the NCAAs, earning All-America honors on the strength of a third-place finish in 3-meter diving. Caitlin Hamilton posted the best showing among the swimmers, finishing 11th in the 1,650 freestyle to garner honorable mention All-America laurels. Purdue established a program record in all five relay events at the Big Ten Championships en route to a fifth-place team finish. Senior Allie Smith was selected as the Big Ten's female recipient of the Wayne Duke Award, a postgraduate scholarship. Smith was one of a program-record 27 Academic All-Big honorees.

Men's Indoor Track & Field: The men's indoor track and field team scored at the NCAA Championships for the third time in the last four seasons, tying for 44th place with 4.5 points. Sophomore Geoff Davis accounted for the Boilermakers' scoring, tying for fourth place in the high jump and earning All-America honors. Davis was one of a few bright spots for the Boilermakers at the Big Ten Championships, finishing second in the high jump with a career-best mark of 2.23 meters (7-3 3/4) as the team finished 10th with 26 points. Senior Shane Crawford also earned a silver medal in the 60-meter dash, while classmates Jacob Palmer, Bill Hardcastle and Chris Kirtz came up with the team's other points. Sophomore Simon Rogers had a pair of standout performances during the season, recording the second-fastest 1,000-meter run time in school history and the fourth-fastest mile.

Women's Indoor Track & Field: The women's indoor track and field team earned an All-America award and crowned a pair of Big Ten Champions, riding the efforts of Big Ten Indoor Freshman of the Year Dani Bunch and junior Leah Eber. Bunch earned second team All-America honors in the weight throw after capturing the conference title in the event in dramatic fashion as the Boilermakers hosted the 2011 Big Ten Women's Indoor Championships at Lambert Fieldhouse. She accounted for the third-best weight throw mark in Purdue history at 20.54 meters (67-4 3/4) and also launched the second-best shot put throw on Purdue's indoor record list at 16.06 meters (52-8 3/4). Eber set the Purdue indoor record on her final attempt of the conference meet in the long jump, bouncing 6.27 meters (20-7) to capture the Big Ten title. Other standout performances came from seniors Emily Breslin and Stacey Wannemacher, who earned conference medals in the high jump and shot put, while junior Elise Glass ran the fifth-fastest indoor 200-meter dash time in school history at 24.83 seconds.

Wrestling: The wrestling team had a solid season, putting forth an 8-8-1 dual record and tying for 39th place at the NCAA Championships. The Boilermakers' dual mark gave the program its fifth-straight season with a record of .500 or better, extending the longest streak in school history. Purdue's 3-5 Big Ten dual record gave the team its most conference victories since 2004, despite a ninth-place effort at the conference championships. Among five national qualifiers, senior Luke Manuel was the closest to All-America honors, reaching the Round of 12 at 174 pounds. He finished his outstanding career with the fourth-most wins in school history (118) and the eighth-most takedowns (276). Classmate Logan Brown also completed an amazing career, finishing 11th in school history with 109 wins and becoming the sixth wrestler in school history to amass more than 300 takedowns (335). The Boilermakers had four individuals meet NWCA All-Academic criteria for the second straight season.

Baseball: The baseball team's hot start and impressive month of April led to a memorable final full season at Lambert Field, as the Boilermakers posted 37 victories to equal the program season record. Purdue's 37 overall wins were the most in the Big Ten. Despite being picked eighth in the preseason coaches' poll, the Boilermakers finished third in the league with a 14-10 conference record and reached the Big Ten Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and seventh time in the last eight seasons. The four straight tourney appearances represent the longest active streak in the league as well as a program high. Six Boilermakers were recognized as All-Big Ten performers, matching the second-highest total in program history. Purdue led the Big Ten in numerous statistical categories, highlighted by runs scored, doubles, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, sacrifice flies, saves and strikeouts.

Men's Golf: The men's golf team posted four regular-season tournament wins and went on to earn its first NCAA regional berth since 2008. The Boilermakers' four victories marked their most since also winning four tournaments in 1981. They opened the year with back-to-back wins at the Turning Stone Intercollegiate and the Purdue/Midwest Shootout in the fall, won the Butler Invitational midway through the spring slate and capped the regular season with a Boilermaker Invitational title. Purdue played host to the Big Ten Championships and finished sixth. Following the conference championships, the Boilermakers were awarded a No. 9 seed in the NCAA Arizona Regional, where they placed 11th in their first NCAA bid in three years. Freshman Adam Schenk led Purdue and all Big Ten rookies in scoring with a 73.06 stroke average en route to becoming just the second Boilermaker to garner Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.

Women's Golf: The women's golf team capped another successful season with a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships. The defending national champions headed into the tournament ranked fourth nationally but were coming off a sixth-place showing in the NCAA East Regional. Sophomore Laura Gonzalez-Escallon recorded the Boilermakers' best performance in the NCAA finals, finishing third with a four-round total of 286. She and senior Numa Gulyanamitta both were named second team All-American by the National Golf Coaches' Association. Gulyanamitta earned Big Ten Golfer of the Year, the Mary Fossum Award for low-conference stroke average and was named to All-Big Ten Championships team after winning the Big Ten individual title. Three Boilermakers were named first team All-Big Ten (Gonzalez-Escallon, Gulyanamitta and sophomore Paula Reto). Purdue saw its string of three-straight conference team titles broken with a second-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, but the Boilermakers won four tournaments, including the Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn that featured most of the top programs in the country. All six golfers on the active roster turned in at least one top five finish, and the Boilermakers finished in the top 10 of every tournament played, including first or second place in eight of the 12. Purdue head coach Devon Brouse's senior class finished their careers with four top 10 NCAA Championship finishes: fourth in 2008, 10th in 2009, first in 2010 and second this season.

Softball: The softball team posted a 30-18-2 record and fifth-place Big Ten finish with a roster featuring just five upperclassmen. The 30 victories marked Purdue's 14th 30-win season in program history, while the winning record marked the 13th-straight non-losing season for the Boilermakers. Purdue ranked among the nation's top 50 in six statistical categories, while three individual players also ranked among the nation's best. Senior Suzie Rzegocki rewrote the Purdue career and season pitching records books, while junior Molly Garst set the career stolen base standard. Freshman outfielder Lindsey Rains was named first team All-Big Ten, while freshman outfielder Andie Varsho and freshman utility player Lauren Grant garnered third team honors. Varsho also was named as a first team All-Midwest Region selection.

Men's Tennis: The men's tennis team put together a strong season, finishing with a 13-13 record including 3-7 in the Big Ten, its best conference mark since 2006 and good for a seventh-place finish. The team also found itself in the national rankings for 11 weeks, peaking at No. 60. In March, the Boilermakers finished as runner-up in the prestigious San Diego Invitational. Purdue won its first-round match in the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2007. Mark Kovacs and Szymon Tatarczyk were named second team All-Big Ten. The freshmen were the first conference honorees from Purdue since 2004, and their selection marked the first time the Boilermakers had multiple honorees since 2003. The team won numerous accolades for academic achievement throughout the year, including the President's Cup in the fall, awarded to the Purdue team with the highest grade-point average for the semester. The team also qualified to be an ITA All-Academic team.

Women's Tennis: The women's tennis team finished the season 13-8 in dual matches and scored a third-place finish in the Big Ten with a 7-3 mark, its best since 1998. Junior Jennifer Rabot began the fall ranked No. 82 nationally and later received the highest ranking in program history at No. 13 with freshman doubles partner Mara Schmidt. The Boilermakers beat Indiana (ranked No. 47 at the time) for the first time in five years, pushing Purdue to a peak No. 49 team ranking. Purdue defeated Ohio State 4-3 for the second straight year to clinch its third-place conference finish. Rabot and senior Bhavani Tirumurti were named second team All-Big Ten. Purdue finished 10-1 at home, including a perfect 7-0 in Big Ten play. Head coach Laura Glitz signed the No. 8-rated recruiting class with five-star prospect Daniela Vidal and blue-chipper Lynda Xepoleas.

Menís Outdoor Track and Field: The menís outdoor track and field team strung together a season of highs and lows, culminating with the 28th All-American in school history and a scoring position at the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Geoff Davis had the most outstanding season of any Boilermaker, earning All-America honors with a sixth-place national effort in the high jump and winning the Big Ten Outdoor Championship in the event. Other standout efforts came from seniors Shane Crawford, Bill Hardcastle and Chris Thoman and sophomore Jakob Engel. Crawford set the school record and won the Big Ten Championship in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 10.18 seconds at the conference meet. Hardcastle placed second in the discus and third in the shot put at Big Tens, while Thoman was second in the pole vault. Engel joined Davis at the NCAA meet in the shot put, earning honorable mention All-America honors. He threw a personal record and finished seventh at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds. The Boilermakers tied for 54th place at nationals with three team points, and placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships with 54 points.

Womenís Outdoor Track and Field: The womenís outdoor track and field team boasted several outstanding performances, most notably by seniors Stacey Wannemacher and Emily Breslin and junior Leah Eber. Wannemacher collected her third career All-America award, earning first team honors with an eighth-place finish in the shot put at the NCAA Championships. She smashed her own school record in the shot put with a throw of 16.99 meters (55-9) at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds and nabbed a pair of second team All-Big Ten awards with runner-up showings in the shot put and hammer throw at the conference meet. Breslin was a second team All-America honoree in the high jump, tying for ninth at NCAAs, and received second team All-Big Ten recognition with a runner-up showing at the conference meet, where she tied the fourth-highest mark in school history. Eber was the Boilermakersí lone Big Ten champion, completing an indoor-outdoor sweep of the long jump, and earned honorable mention All-America honors. Junior Terri Anderson also earned honorable mention All-America recognition, qualifying for NCAAs in the discus. The Boilermakers were ninth at the Big Ten Championships, finishing with 56 team points, and tied for 66th at the national championships with Wannemacherís lone point.