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Whitney Bays
Whitney Bays

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Huntington, W.Va.

High School:
Huntington

Last College:
Maryland

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward



11/28/2014

Boilers Best Texas Tech at Junkanoo Jam, 69-53

Purdue dealt the Lady Raiders their first loss of the season.

11/28/2014

PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES

Texas Tech 53, Purdue Boilermakers 69

11/26/2014

Women's Basketball Opens Junkanoo Jam Against Texas Tech

Purdue is 9-7 all-time playing outside the U.S. borders.

11/23/2014

PURDUE BASKETBALL POSTGAME NOTES

Purdue Boilermakers 66, Toledo Rockets 48

11/23/2014

Wilson Leads No. 24 Purdue Women Over Toledo 66-48

April Wilson scores 12 points and dishes out five assists in the victory

10/06/2014

Purdue Women's Basketball First Practice 2014-15

Photos from the first practice of the Purdue women's basketball 2014-15 season.

03/22/2014

No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 13 Akron- NCAA Tournament

No. 4 Purdue defeats No. 13 Akron, 85-55, in NCAA tournament first round

12/05/2013

Purdue vs. Duke women's basketball

No. 16 Purdue women's basketball vs. No. 2 Duke on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

Purdue Highlights
2013-14 - Junior
Named the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year in addition to Second Team All-Big Ten by the media and honorable mention all-conference by the coaches ... averaged 12.1 points and a team-best 7.9 rebounds per game, appearing in all 31 games and playing 21.8 minutes per contest ... finished eighth in the Big Ten in rebounding and 14th in free throw percentage (.781) ... named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll twice (Jan. 20 & Feb. 11) ... posted a team-best eight double-doubles, matching the No. 9 single-season mark in school history ... grabbed double-digit rebounds in 12 games, including eight straight to close the season ... first player in school history to grab double-digit rebounds in eight straight games, carrying streak into next season ... posted career-highs for scoring and assists against Central Michigan (Dec. 28), putting up 24 points and five assists ... put up her first career double-double vs. Indiana (Jan. 17), posting 16 points and 14 rebounds ... turned in an amazing effort at Nebraska (Jan. 19), scoring all 17 points in the second half, including the game-winning bucket ... grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds against Penn State (Jan. 30) ... her 245 rebounds mark the No. 15 single-season total in school history and sixth-most ever by a Purdue junior.

2012-13 - Sophomore
Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules.

Maryland Highlights
Redshirted in 2010-11 to fully recover from knee injury suffered the summer before her senior year of high school ... In 2011-12, saw action in 26 games ... Led team with eight rebounds vs. Loyola ... Tied career high with eight points vs. Lafayette ... Averaged 2.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.1 minutes per contest.

High School Highlights
Averaged 24.4 points and 11.1 rebounds as a junior ... Scored career-high 37 points as a junior in win over Princeton ... Led Huntington to three-straight state finals ... Surpassed the 1,000 career point plateau as a junior ... Missed her senior campaign after tearing her ACL the summer prior.

Personal
Full name is Whitney Nicole Bays ... Born June 6, 1992 ... Parents are Susan Bays and Gery Strickland ... Has an older sister, Brittany ... Father played basketball at Marshall ... Majoring in sociology.

Noteworthy
Will have two years of eligibility at Purdue ... In high school, was ranked No. 13 in her class by ESPN and the No. 3 forward ... 2009 West Virginia Player of the Year ... Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for West Virginia (2008, 2009) ... Three-time first team All-State (2007, 2008, 2009) ... 2009 MSAC Player of the Year ... Regarded as one of the top combo forwards in the country in the 2010 class ... Is the third transfer from Maryland for head coach Sharon Versyp, following Kalika France and Drey Mingo.