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.
Lincoln Southeast 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.