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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."
Before Indiana, Morgan spent two years as an assistant at James Madison, her alma mater. In two years in Harrisonburg, Va., she helped the Dukes to a 31-29 record.
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 puts 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 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 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 also was 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 participating as a big sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.