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"I consider it a blessing and a privilege to be a part of the Purdue Women's Basketball program," Morgan says. "It is rare to find a place that combines a prestigious top-25 academic institution with a rich winning tradition in women's basketball, plus an administrative team that really backs the program. We have incredible fans who help us maintain top attendance nationally, we have state of the art facilities and an amazing family-oriented team and staff."
In her one season with the Hoosiers, Morgan helped Indiana to a 19-14 overall record and 9-7 conference mark, and in two years at JMU, her alma mater, she helped the Dukes to a 31-29 record. During her 10-year tenure with the Old Gold and Black Morgan has been a part of eight NCAA Tournament teams, two Elite Eights, a pair of Sweet 16’s and four Big Ten Tournament titles.
Alongside Versyp, Morgan has played an instrumental role in nine top-25 recruiting classes, including four the nation’s top-10. The 2015 recruiting class was ranked eighth in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz, and first in the Big Ten, while the 2016 group featured the No. 20 overall player. Morgan and Versyp have teamed to produce some of the top guards in program history as well, including five of the top-30 scorers all-time at Purdue, three of the top-10 3-point shooters, three of the top-10 assist leaders and two of the top-10 steal leaders.
Morgan, who was recruited to James Madison by Versyp, was a four-year starter and a three-year captain for the Dukes. She finished her career ranked fourth in career rebounds (793) and seventh in career points (1,365). Those numbers put her as one of only two players in James Madison history to score more than 1,300 points and collect over 750 rebounds. She also was tied for second in games started (112), ranked third in made free throws (325), fifth in consecutive games played (119) and tied for sixth in total number of games played. Morgan was named first team All-CAA in 2001 and voted to the Colonial Athletic All-Tournament team in 2001 and 2003.
Morgan also excelled in the classroom. In 2003 she was named first team CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-District III and to the CAA All-Academic Team. Morgan also was a finalist for the 2002-03 JMU Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. She graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences.
The Stone Mountain, Ga., native was a member of the Georgia Magic 17 and under AAU team that won a national championship in 1999. She was also a two-time all-state selection while competing at Stone Mountain High School.
Morgan is active in the Greater Lafayette community and her volunteer activities include the Read to Succeed program, Lafayette Urban Ministry and Purdue’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes program. She has also been on mission trips to Haiti and South Africa during her tenure with the Boilermakers.