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Purdue will give 2,000 bobbleheads of the 1999 All-American to the first fans at Mackey.
Photos from the Boilermakers' 67-64 overtime loss to Florida State.
Photos from the first practice of the Purdue women's basketball 2014-15 season.
2014-15 - Junior
Played 13.5 minutes per game in 22 appearances, including a start at Dayton (Dec. 7) ... averaged 2.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... blocked a career-high three shots vs. Toledo (Nov. 23) ... scored a career-high nine points and grabbed a season-best six rebounds vs. Minnesota (Jan. 1) ... finished with five rebounds and three blocks vs. Indiana (Jan. 4) ... posted five points and six rebounds vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 15) ... missed the final nine games of the season with a foot injury.
2013-14 - Sophomore
Averaged 8.2 minutes per game in 30 apperances ... shot 41.3 percent from the floor en route to 1.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game ... grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in just 16 minutes vs. Belmont (Nov. 22) ... scored a career-high eight points and grabbed three rebounds in a career-high 23 minutes vs. Stanford (Nov. 26) ... put up seven points, four rebounds and two blocks against Northwestern (Jan. 23) ... had five points, eight rebounds and a pair of assists at Minnesota (Feb. 20) ... scored five points in just four minutes in the NCAA Second Round against Oklahoma State (March 24) ... finished fourth on the team with 11 blocks.
2012-13 - Redshirt
Did not play due to injury.
2011-12 - Freshman
Played in 18 games and averaged 4.7 minutes per game ... Played season-high 13 minutes vs. IPFW, recorded one point, two rebounds, an assist and a steal ... Scored her first collegiate points vs. Chicago State, finishing with season highs of two points and four rebounds ... Averaged 0.2 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.
High School Highlights
Averaged 15.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.6 blocks and 2.8 steals per game as a senior ... Member of the 2011 Indiana All-Star Team ... Named first team IBCA All-State as a senior ... Junior season averaged 13.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.1 steals, 2.9 assists and 2.1 blocked shots ... member of the junior All-Star core team ... Helped lead Carmel to a 4A state championship as a freshman, contributing 7.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 steals ... averaged 14.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 steals sophomore year en route to a second-consecutive sectional title ... won county, sectional and regional titles in track as a sophomore, including member of first place 1600-meter relay team.
Full name is Torrie Nicole Thornton ... Born Nov. 11, 1992, in Louisville, Ky. ... Parents are Donald Thornton, Jr. and Dierdre Thornton ... Has a brother, Brian, and a sister, Melanie ... Majoring in public health promotion.
Ranked No. 33 at small forward by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report, No. 62 overall by All-Star Girls Report and No. 60 at her position by HoopGurlz ... named AAU national All-American in 2009 ... Led two AAU teams to top 10 finishes at AAU nationals, ninth in 2008 and eighth in 2010 ... Brother, Brian, played basketball at Xavier ... Sister, Melanie, played basketball at Butler ... father competed in track and field at Eastern New Mexico and mother, the former Dierdre Stunson, played basketball at Louisville.