Nora Kiesler
Nora  Kiesler


Louisville, Ky.

High School:




Boilermakers Back In Action

Student-athletes, coaches, administrators kick off school year


2017-18 Boilermakers: Nora Kiesler

The rising junior has emerged as a solid defender for the Boilers


59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs


WBB Sophomore Preview

The Boilermaker sophomores aim to take the next step in 2016-17


Year in Photos: Nora Kiesler

The Boilermaker freshman proved her ability to protect the rim

CAREER STATS Get Acrobat Reader

2017-18 / AS A JUNIOR

• Appeared in 30 games after missing the first four of the season due to injury
• Averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.2 minutes per game
• Hit 88.9 percent at the free throw line (16-18) and has hit 27-of-30 attempts at the line over the last two seasons
• Logged just her second career start at Maryland, adding six points and three rebounds in 12 minutes
• Made her first appearance of the season at Utah, hitting her first three shots to finish with six points in 11 minutes
• Posted six points, five rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 13 minutes vs. Valparaiso
• Finished with a season-high seven points and four rebounds in 20 minutes at No. 18 Iowa
• Pulled down a season-high six rebounds at Ohio State
• Rejected a season-most three shots at Indiana
• Received the Coaches’ Award at the Boilermakers’ postseason banquet

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE

• Appeared in 28 games in her second season with the Boilermakers, averaging 8.3 minutes per game
• Posted season-high marks of six points and five rebounds vs. Northeastern at the Cancun Challenge
• Notched two rebounds and three blocks vs. Ohio State in the regular season
• Contributed key minutes in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Indiana, starting the second half and chipping in two rebounds, two assists and two blocks
• Recipient of the Tom Reiter Memorial Award at the postseason banquet

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN

• Recipient of the 2016 Roger Blalock Memorial Outreach award at the postseason banquet, becoming the first freshman to ever win the award
• Tied a 27-year old freshman single-game record at Purdue with seven blocks at Penn State on Jan. 30 (Donna Gill at Detroit, Dec. 9, 1988)
• Scored a career-high 11 points at North Florida
• Grabbed a season-best nine rebounds in an outstanding individual effort against Stanford in the Gulf Coast Showcase
• Finished with a Big Ten Conference season-best eight points and six rebounds at Michigan State
• Posted the seventh-most blocks in a season by a Purdue freshman, rejecting 31 shots on the year


• Four-year varsity letterwinner at Assumption High School
• Three-year team captain
• Scored over 1,000 career points and secured more than 1,000 rebounds
• Averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks as a senior
• Averaged 16 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks per game as a junior
• Scored 14 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and added four blocks per game as a sophomore
• Averaged 13 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks per game as a freshman
• Coached by Amy Siegal


• Ranked as the No. 108 player and No. 19 post by ProspectsNation.com
• Named a three-star recruit with a 90 rating and the No. 122 overall ranking by ESPN HoopGurlz
• Ranked 126 by All Star Girls Report
• Tabbed the No. 135 recruit by Jump Off Plus
• Earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2014 and 2015
• Three-time first team all-region selection
• Named a Kentucky All-Star as a junior and senior
• Had a 4.0 grade point average for four years, finishing second in her academic graduating class


• Full name: Nora Elizabeth Kiesler
• Major: Management
• Birthday: Dec. 30, 1996
• Parents: Paul Kiesler and Courtney Dillon
• Siblings: Brothers: Peter, Brock and Pierce


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