News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Campers have multiple opportunities to train with the Boilermakers this summer.
Tuesday marks the Boilermakers final road contest of the 2014-15 season.
Purdue will give 2,000 bobbleheads of the 1999 All-American to the first fans at Mackey.
The Boilermakers look to win their seventh straight over the Golden Gophers.
Purdue Upends Ohio State, Wins Big Ten Tournament, 64-52
Purdue vs. Michigan State (Feb. 11, 2007)
#12 Purdue 72, Northwestern 30
No. 13 Purdue vs. No. 20 Michigan State (Jan. 11, 2007)
Purdue vs. Washington (11/17/06)
Named Kodak All-District...Honorable Mention AP All-American...First team All-Big Ten...Big Ten All Tournament Team... leading scorer overall and in Big Ten games...started all 33 game appearances... double figure scorer in 26 of 33 games...leading scorer a team high 15 times... matched career high with 32 points vs. Indiana on Feb 19...20 point scorer four times... knocked down career-high six three-pointers on nine attempts vs. Valparaiso; scored 28 points against the Crusaders...pulled down season high of six rebounds at DePaul...season high of four steals vs. Indiana...28 games with at least one three-pointer (73 for career)...16 games with two or more three pointers (42 for career). 10 games with three or more three-pointers (22 for career)...Purdue career free throw percentage leader (.844)...shot 84.8 percent from the stripe this season (84-99)... second on team in blocked shots, totaling 28...led team this season in minutes per game (32.5)...started every game in last two years...played season high of 45 minutes vs. Indiana...scored her 1,000th point vs. Illinois, becoming the 21st Boilermaker to join the 1,000 Points Club ... reached 1,000 points in 80 games, making her the seventh-fastest Purdue player to reach that plateau.
2004-05 - Sophomore
Second team All-Big Ten by coaches ... third team All-Big Ten by league media ... team's second-leading scorer ... team's leading scorer in Big Ten games ... averaged team-high 12.5 shot attempts per game (4.9 makes) ... double-figure scorer in 23 of 30 games ... team's scoring leader a team-high 11 times ... 20-point scorer seven times ... scored season-high 24 points vs. South Dakota State ... scored Big Ten season-high 23 points at Michigan ... knocked down career-high five three-pointers on seven attempts against the Wolverines ... shot Purdue single-season record 89 percent from the free throw line (81-91) ... 30 for 32 from the free throw line in last two minutes of games (.938) ... 23 games with at least one three-pointer ... 14 games with two or more three-pointers ... team's assists leader; eight games with five or more assists ... team's second-best shot blocker, totaling 29 ... led team in minutes per game at 35.6, the highest average of a player since the 2001-02 season (Shereka Wright, 35.8; Kelly Komara, 35.5).
2003-04 - Freshman
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (by coaches' vote) ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches and media) ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team; averaged 14.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.7 steals in championship run ... averaged 8.7 points in the NCAA Tournament ... shot 56.5 percent from the floor (26-46) and 72.2 percent from three-point range (13-18) during postseason play ... team's second-leading scorer ... double-figure scorer in 20 of 33 games ... 22 games with at least one three-pointer ... 11 games with two or more three-pointers ... scored season-high 32 points at Iowa on Feb. 10 -- tied for second on Purdue's freshman single-game scoring list (also Leslie Johnson: 34 at Vanderbilt on Dec. 5, 1993) ... 32-point outburst came two days after going scoreless vs. Ohio State, marking the best turnaround in school history ... averaged 8.8 shot attempts per game (4.2 makes).
Beech Grove High School Highlights
Scored 2,521 career points, ranking fourth in Indiana history ... led state in scoring as a senior in 2002-03, averaging 30.1 points per game; also averaged 9.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 5.1 steals per game ... averaged 26.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 4.1 steals per game as a junior ... 2003 Indiana Miss Basketball ... 2003 Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year ... 2003 Class 3A state champion ... 2003 McDonald's and Nike/WBCA All-American ... MVP of the 2003 McDonald's All-American Game, scoring 17 points to lead the West team to victory ... second team All-American by USA Today and Parade magazine ... first team all-state by Associated Press as a junior and senior ... coached by Dawn McNew.
Full name is Kathryn Ann Gearlds ... born October 26, 1984 ... parents are Sharon and Tony Gearlds ... has two older sisters, Shawn and Amy ... has a younger brother, T.J. ... majoring in sociology.
Fifth Indiana Miss Basketball to play at Purdue ... MVP of 2002 AAU 17-and-under national tournament after leading Indiana's Finest Black Cats to the national title ... member of 2002 USA Basketball Women's Youth Development Festival champion North Team ... played softball and golf at Beech Grove H.S. ... underwent surgery on both ankles following 2004-05 season ... brother T.J. is a sophomore at Purdue...on preseason watch list for Wade Trophy, National Player of the Year Award presented by WBCA...member of 2006 Big Ten Women's Basketball Foreign Tour that competed in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.