News and notes on Purdue Athletics
The Boilermakers are looking for their second win in event history.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Junior Whitney Bays took home Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year honors
Purdue looks to regain possession of the Barn Burner Trophy tomorrow night.
AP Photos: No. 13 Purdue vs. No. 25 South Carolina
Purdue vs. South Dakota State - AP Photo Gallery
Purdue vs. Nebraska Big Ten Tournament Finals March 4, 2012
Purdue vs. Penn State Big Ten Tournament Semi-Finals March 3, 2012
Purdue vs. Michigan State Big Ten Quarterfinals March 2, 2012
2010-11 - Junior
Named third team All-Big Ten coaches and media, Preseason All-Big Ten by media and Preseason WNIT Most Valuable Player ... Named first team Capital One Academic All-District by CoSIDA ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar awards ... Led team in scoring (14.4 ppg) for second year; scored in double-figures 11-straight games and had eight games scoring 20 or more points ... Recorded career-high 30 points, including the game winning three-pointer at Gardner-Webb ... Scored 1,000th career point vs. Western Illinois; sits in 15th in career scoring at Purdue with 1,293 points ... Was 7th nationally in free throw percentage at 89.4% (168 of 188); had a streak of 36 straight made free throws, two shy of her own school record ... Led the team in free throws made (168), attempted (188) and percentage (89.4%) ... Hit her 100th career three-pointer against South Dakota State ... Scored in double-figures in 27 games and has 63 career games in double-figures .. Was Purdue's leading scorer in 15 games ... Tied career high twice with seven rebounds at Notre Dame and vs. Michigan ... Dished out career-high six assists vs. Michigan and hit the game-winning basket ... Recorded a career-high six steals vs. Indiana ... Was the only player to start all 33 games.
2009-10 - Sophomore
Tabbed second team All-Big Ten by coaches and third team All-Big Ten by media ... Named second team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District ... Led the team in scoring at 14.6 ppg ... Was second on the team in assists (63) and steals (44) ... Played in all 32 games and started in 29 ... Led the team in free throws made and attempted, connecting on 157 of 190 for 82.6 percent ... Led the team in field goals made and attempted (131 of 369) ... Led the team in three-pointers attempted (49 of 161) ... Set school record for consecutive free throws made with 38, streak ended vs. Gardner-Webb on Dec. 21 ... Scored 20 or more points in nine games, including career high of 28 vs. Iowa on Jan. 17 ... Was Purdue's leading scorer in 17 of 32 games ... Scored in double-figures in 22 games this season and has 36 career games in double-figures ... Scored 22 points vs. Evansville, hitting 9 of 13 shots for 69.2 percent from the field ... Made career-high 12 of 12 free throws at Oakland ... Played a career-high 38 minutes vs. Gardner-Webb ... Was named to the BTI Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 15.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
2008-09 - Freshman
Selected as Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Earned Big Ten All-Tournament Team honors ... Played in all 36 games and had one start (at Indiana) ... Scored season-high 22 points twice: at Hawai'i and vs. Iona ... Led team in scoring twice during Big Ten Tournament with 19 points vs. Indiana and 20 points vs. Ohio State ... Scored game-high 19 points in win over No. 8/4 Texas; also recorded season-high four steals in the contest ... Third on the team in scoring with a 9.8 ppg average ... Also averaged 2.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 39.6 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from three-point range and 76.1 percent from the free throw line ... Hit career-best 8 of 8 free throws at Michigan State ... Recorded season-high seven rebounds vs. Wisconsin ... At Wisconsin, hit game-winning three-pointer with eight seconds on the clock ... Led the team in scoring seven times ... Reached double-figure scoring in 16 games ... Led the team in three-pointers attempted (46 of 141) ... Set Purdue freshman record for threes in a game, connecting on 6 of 8 from beyond the arc at Hawai'i ... In season opener vs. IUPUI, contributed 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting ... Played season high 32 minutes at Valparaiso.
Attica High School Highlights
Averaged team-highs of 28.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 4.6 steals and 1.7 blocks as a senior...Led team to 22-3 record in 2007...2008 Indiana Miss Basketball ... Named fourth team Parade All-American as a senior ... First team AP Indiana All-State as a senior ... McDonald's All-American finalist, All-Star Girls Report preseason All-American and Hoosier Basketball Magazine first team All-State as a senior ... Set school records for points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks ... Her 2,337 career points rank eighth all-time in state history ... Led team to 70 wins, three sectional titles and one regional title.
Full name is Brittany Loren Rayburn...Born Feb. 10, 1990...Parents are Steven and Connie Rayburn...Has an older sister, DeeAnn...Majoring in pre-veterinary medicine.
Participated in USA Basketball U18 team tryouts in 2008 ... Played for the USA Red team at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival ... Attica H.S. retired her jersey in 2008-09 ... Has six family members who are Purdue alumni ...Is the seventh Indiana Miss Basketball to play at Purdue.