News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Campers have multiple opportunities to train with the Boilermakers this summer.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
KK Houser is the latest Boilermaker to join the women's basketball professional ranks.
The Boilermakers have played through difficulties on and off the court this season.
NCAA Selection Show from Monday, March 18
Purdue at No. 21 Nebraska
Purdue vs. Michigan - AP Photos
Purdue travels to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Lady Lions
Purdue vs. Northwestern
2013-14 - Senior
Named Second Team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media ... averaged 15.2 points, 5.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 23 appearances ... ranked 11th in the Big Ten in points per game and fourth in assists per game ... suffered a season-ending ACL injury at Michigan State (Feb. 2) ... became the seventh player in Purdue history to record 1,000 points, 400 assists and 200 steals in her career ... grabbed her 200th career steal vs. Stanford (Nov. 26) and finished ninth in school history with 229 steals ... scored her 1,000th career point at Duke (Dec. 5) and wrapped up her career 19th all-time in scoring with 1,259 points ... dished out her 400th career assist against Central Michigan (Dec. 28) and finished seventh in school history with 455 assists ... netted a career-high seven threes at Ohio State (Jan. 2) ... scored a career-high 27 points vs. Penn State (Jan. 30) ... made the 12th-most free throws in school history, netting 316, and ranked 12th all-time at Purdue in free throw percentage, making 77.5 percent for her career.
2012-13 - Junior
Named to the Big Ten Tournament team for second-consecutive year and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches ... finished third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.3 points per game, and led the team with 4.7 assists per game ... ranked 24th in the Big Ten in points per game and seventh in assists per game ... led the team and ranked eighth in the conference with 2.0 steals per game ... scored 16 points against UConn, hitting four-of-eight threes ... posted her first double-double of the season in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge against Georgia Tech, scoring 19 points, including 10-for-10 from the line, and matching her career-best with 10 assists ... scored 19 points for a second straight game at Central Michigan, shooting 60% from the field ... named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Dec. 3 ... piled up a season-high 20 points, seven rebounds and five steals in 43 minutes in a 67-66 overtime win at Illinois ... had eight points and 10 assists in a triple-overtime victory over Ohio State, playing a season-high 46 minutes ... matched her career-high 10 assists for the third time of the season against Minnesota ... logged second double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds at Michigan State ... scored 20 points for the second time of the season at Wisconsin, knocking down a season-high five threes ... reached double figures in final six regular-season games, dishing out at least six assists three times ... averaged 12.7 points, 4.0 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game over three games of the Big Ten Tournament, converting 14-of-17 free throws ... scored 15 points in 24 minutes in a NCAA Tournament first-round win over Liberty, dishing out six assists ... started all 34 games on the season, averaging 30.9 minutes per game ... her 9.0 points per game career scoring average is tied for 28th all-time at Purdue with Leslie Schultz ... her 57 three-pointers is tied for ninth on the single-season list with Jodi Howell's 2009-10 total, while her 115 career makes are 13th all-time at Purdue ... her 161 assists were the fourth-most in a single season by a Boilermaker, and her career total of 340 assists ranks 12th all-time ... she has 188 career steals, good for 13th all-time at Purdue and just six behind head coach Sharon Versyp.
2011-12 - Sophomore
Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) ... Named to Big Ten All-Tournament team ... Started 32 of 34 games, averaging 27.8 minutes per contest ... Averaged 9.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and team highs of 3.7 assists and 2.5 steals per game ... Her 85 steals were third most in Big Ten for the season ... Scored career high 21 points at Northwestern ... Dished out career-high 10 assists at Minnesota for first career double-double (10 points/10 assists) ... Grabbed career-high six steals twice: vs. IUPUI and Nebraska ... played career-high 49 minutes in triple-overtime vs. Nebraska ... Scored in double figures in 19 games ... Hit 84 of 105 free throws for an average of 80.0 percent.
2010-11 - Redshirt
Did not play after tearing anterior cruciate ligament in right knee in first regular season game.
2009-10 - Freshman
Played in every game, started five and averaged 19.0 minutes per contest ... In win at No. 23 Penn State, scored seven of Purdue's 15 points in overtime, including two game-clenching free throws with five seconds left ... At Penn State, tied season high with 18 points; set season highs for minutes played (35), free throws made (13) and attempted (13) ... Also scored 18 points in win over No. 4 Ohio State ... Pulled down a team- and career-high eight rebounds at Iowa ... Scored team-high 13 points vs. Michigan State and recorded season-high six assists ... Made 23 consecutive free throws during season, streak ended at Iowa ... Started first two games of the season; scored 13 points in collegiate debut; shot 62.5 percent (5-8) from the field, recorded two assists and three steals in 28 minutes of action ... Averaged 5.8 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game ... Hit 61 of 85 free throws for an average of 71.8 percent.
High School Highlights
Averaged 18.0 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 steals as a senior...Tallied career totals of 1,581 points, 481 assists and 341 steals, all school records...Also set school records for points in a game (34) and season (491), assists in a game (13) and season (167), steals in a game (14) and season (110), three-pointers in a season (68) and career (214)... Led team to a 25-1 record and the Class A State Championship in her junior season ... Named 2009 Nebraska Miss Basketball ... Selected as Gatorade Player of the Year for Nebraska ... Named all-conference all four years ... Named first team all state for class A as a sophomore, junior and senior.
Full name is Michaela Duran Houser...Born May 15, 1991...Mother is Sandy Houser...Has an older brother, Mike and two younger sisters, Akirah and Erykah...Majoring in public health promotion with a minor in child development and family studies.
Is the first student-athlete from the state of Nebraska to play for Purdue women's basketball ... Also competed in softball and track and field in high school ... Holds the state softball records for steals in a game, season and career ... Named first-team Super State for softball as a senior ... Set the all-class state record with a first place finish in the 4x400 meter relay at the state championships in 2008 ... Finished in first place in the class-A 100 hurdles and 4x400 relay at the state championships as a sophomore.