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Boilermakers register decisive upset against rivals.
vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Purdue vs. Georgia Tech - Novembe 20, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
Purdue vs. W. Carolina (11/17/06)
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year (2008, 2010) ... Third-team All-Big Ten (2008) ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten (2009, 2010) ... Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) ... Academic All-Big Ten (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2010) ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist (2010) ... First-team Lowe's Senior All-American (2010) ... Reese's College All-Star Game participant (2010).
As a Senior (2009-10)
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Became first player in league history to be named to Big Ten All-Defensive Team four times ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... First-team Lowe's Senior All-American ... Participated in Reese's College All-Star Game ... Finished his career as Purdue's all-time steals leader, and ranked fourth in Big Ten history, with 274 thefts ... Played in 96 Purdue victories to rank third in program history ... Also finished his career ranked second in games started (114) and played (133), fourth in minutes played (3,704) and 13th in assists (337) ... Played in all 35 games with 34 starts, averaging 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per contest ... His 60 steals ranked 10th on Purdue's single-season chart ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in steals in both overall and league games with an average of 1.7 per game ... Led the Boilermakers in steals times and assists on a dozen occasions ... Had at least one steal in 92 of his last 101 games as a Boilermaker ... Scored 17 points, including the game-winning bucket with four seconds left in overtime, led the team with seven rebounds and added three steals in the win over Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Had 10 points and four steals in the win over Siena in the first round of the Big Dance ... Scored five points, including the game-clinching three-point play, in the win over Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament ... Had six points and four steals in the win at Penn State to help the Boilers clinch a share of the Big Ten title ... Made 7-of-8 shots from the field en route to an 18-point, six-assist night in the home win over Indiana ... Broke Purdue's career steals record at home against Michigan State, while also scoring 11 points ... Scored six points and handed out four assists in the win at Minnesota ... Scored four points and came up with a critical block in the closing seconds of the win at Ohio State ... Scored seven points, pulled down five rebounds and collected four steals in the home win over Iowa ... Chipped in with five points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in the home win over Penn State ... Tallied six points and five assists without turning the ball over in the home win over Michigan ... Fueled the home win over Minnesota with 15 points, five rebounds and three steals ... Flooded the stat sheet with four points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and a pair of blocks in the win over SIU Edwardsville ... Willed Purdue to victory at Alabama, finishing with 14 points, two assists and three steals, including two in the game's decisive final minutes ... Dished off seven assists without turning the ball over, scored seven points and registered three steals in the win over Valparaiso ... Rattled off 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting and added a pair of steals in the win over Buffalo ... Cashed in six points, four rebounds, two assists and a game-high four steals in the win over Wake Forest in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge ... Finished with six points and five rebounds in the win over Tennessee in the championship game of the Paradise Jam ... Dished out five assists in the win over South Dakota State in the Virgin Islands ... Sank seven free throws en route to an 11-point, four-assist outing in the season-opening win over Cal State Northridge.
As a Junior (2008-09)
Honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Earned Big Ten All-Defensive Team honors for the third-straight year after leading the conference in steals per game for a second-consecutive season (2.14) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Climbed to second on Purdue's career charts with 214 steals, trailing school-record holder Brian Cardinal by just 45 thefts ... Recorded 75 total steals in 2008-09, the third-best single-season total in program history ... Averaged 5.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 35 games played, making 28 starts ... Had at least one steal in 34 of 35 games, extending his mark to 64 of his last 68 outings.
As a Sophomore (2007-08)
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year ... Garnered third-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's head coaches and media members ... Named to the Big Ten All-Defensive Team ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Led the league in steals with an average of 2.27 per contest ... Averaged 6.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 33 games played, starting 28 times ... Led the team in assists for the second-straight year with 95 ... Had at least one steal in 30 of 33 games played ... Led the team in scoring twice, in rebounding twice and in assists on 11 occasions.
As a Freshman (2006-07)
Ranked second in the conference in steals per game and earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Defensive Team ... Appeared in 30 games and drew 24 starting assignments ... Averaged 7.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... Shattered Purdue's freshman record with 64 steals, bettering the old mark by 13 thefts ... Also broke onto Purdue's freshman top-10 charts in assists (fifth) and games started (tied fifth) ... Led the team in assists (75), ranked third in scoring and fourth in rebounding.
Averaged 19.1 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a senior ... Member of the 2006 Indiana All-Star Team ... Led Huntington North to an 18-3 record in his final prep campaign ... Also accumulated 1,336 passing yards and 997 rushing yards as quarterback of the football team ... Coached on the hardwood by Eric Foister.
Full name is Christopher Scott Kramer ... Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... Born on April 4, 1988 ... Son of Jon and Susan Kramer ... Has one brother, Matthew.