April 3, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS - Purdue senior guard Chris Kramer was counted among the top players in the Class of 2010 on Saturday night when Lowe's announced its 2010 Senior All-America teams in conjunction with the Senior CLASS Award.
Joining Kramer on the five-player first team were Da'Sean Butler of West Virginia, Luke Harangody of Notre Dame, Adam Koch of Northern Iowa and Duke's Jon Scheyer. Though Butler claimed the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, Kramer was the runaway winner of the fan vote, earning more than 33 percent of the tally.
Kramer finished his career as Purdue's all-time steals leader, and ranks fourth on the all-time Big Ten chart, with 274 thefts, including at least one in 92 of his last 101 games for the Boilermakers. He also ranks third in games played (133) and games started (114), fourth in minutes played (3,704) and 13th in assists (337) at Purdue. He is the only player in conference history to be named to the Big Ten All-Defensive in each of his four seasons, and was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year in both 2008 and 2010.
The Huntington, Ind., native helped lead the Boilermakers to a share of their first Big Ten title since 1996 as a senior, averaging 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game while shooting a team-best 56.5 percent from the field. Kramer leaves Purdue as part of the winningest class in program history, having propelled the Boilermakers to 103 victories in his four years.