News and notes on Purdue Athletics
The 2016 senior was Second Team All-Big Ten last season
The senior point guard left us with a season to remember
81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree
Finalists for 11 awards have been selected
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.
No. 4 Purdue defeats No. 13 Akron, 85-55, in NCAA tournament first round
No. 16 Purdue women's basketball vs. No. 2 Duke on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
NCAA Selection Show from Monday, March 18
2015-16 - Senior
Earned the Tom Reiter Memorial Award at the postseason banquet … named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on Jan. 4 … received Second Team All-Big Ten recognition from the coaches and media, and became the fourth player in Purdue history to earn all-defensive honors (FahKara Malone, Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, Danielle Campbell) … scored 24 points against Nebraska on Jan. 20 to become the 29th 1,000-point scorer in program history, and finished her career ranked 22nd with 1,200 points … 1-of-6 players in Purdue history with 500 career assists, finishing fifth all-time with 515, including 179 in her senior year, good for second on the Boilermakers’ single-season record list … secured her 200th career steal vs. Michigan on Feb. 14, becoming the 12th player in Purdue history to hit the mark … 1-of-5 players in Purdue women’s basketball history with at least 1,000 career points, 500 career assists and 200 career steals (Stephanie White, Katie Douglas, Lisa Jahner, FahKara Malone) … became the first player to lead Purdue in scoring, assists and steals since Katie Douglas accomplished the feat in 1999-00 and 2000-01 … owns the best assist/turnover ratio in program history at 1.68, surpassing the career record previous shared by Jennifer Jacoby and Katie Gearlds … 1-of-3 players in school history to play at least 50 minutes in one game, playing the full contest in our double-overtime win at Penn State … has the 11th-highest free throw percentage in program history, converting 78.1 percent from the stripe … finished 14th all-time at Purdue with 127 made 3-pointers … played the 14th-most minutes of any individual in program history with 3,697 … ranked 24th in the NCAA and fourth in the Big Ten with 5.6 assists per game in her senior year, and finished second in the Big Ten at 2.2 steals per game … dished out 12 assists in a game on three occasions, including the Jan. 24 win over Iowa, which is tied for fourth-most in a game in program history … scored in double-figures in 24-of-32 games this season, including a career-high 24 points three times.
2014-15 - Junior
Started 24-of-26 games, averaging 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.4 steals per contest ... ranked fourth in the Big Ten in assists per game, seventh in free throw percentage (.800), and seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.6:1) ... with 134 assists on the year, she had the eighth-highest total and tied for the fourth-best average (4.8) by a Boilermaker junior ... tied for the seventh-highest minutes per game average by a Purdue junior, playing 34.3 minutes in 28 games ... dished out a career-high 12 assists on two occasions during the season, tying the fourth-best single-game total at Purdue ... her 12 assists vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament (March 5) tie for the second-most in a conference tournament game ... scored a season-high 20 points at Nebraska (Jan. 19), connecting on seven-of-nine from the field and three-of-four from behind the arc ... notched her first career double-double with 17 points and 12 assists at Minnesota (Jan. 22) ... finished with 16 points, eight assists and a season-high seven rebounds at Michigan (Feb. 24) ... after three seasons, stands 13th in school history with 336 assists, averaging 3.7 per game ... owns the third-best career assist/turnover ratio at Purdue at 1.55:1 ... ranks 12th in career free throw shooting percentage, hitting 77.6 percent at the charity stripe (159-205).
2013-14 - Sophomore
Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media ... started 28-of-31 games, averaging 10.0 points, 4.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 31 minutes per game ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten in assists per game and steals per game ... ranked third in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio at 1.8 (147/84) ... had at least five assists in 15 games ... grabbed a career-high four steals in the season-opener vs. Ball State (Nov. 10) ... scored 17 points and dished out five assists vs. TCU (Nov. 28) ... set a career-high nine assists vs. IPFW (Dec. 8) ... poured in a career-high 18 points against Bowling Green (Dec. 22) ... posted 16 points and eight assists against Central Michigan (Dec. 28), hitting a career-high four threes ... scored in double-figures in 10 of 16 Big Ten games ... had 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists against Northwestern ... grabbed a career-high eight rebounds at Illinois (Jan. 27) ... matched her career-high with 18 points against Wisconsin (Feb. 23), in addition to dealing eight assists and grabbing five rebounds ... scored 12 points and equaled her career-high with nine assists in the NCAA First Round vs. Akron (March 22) ... her 147 assists are tied for the 13th-best single season total in Purdue history, and the second-best ever by a Boilermaker sophomore ... 1.75 assist/turnover ratio matched the eighth-best single season mark at Purdue ... career assist/turnover ratio of 1.50 is third on Purdue career list ... already ranked 26th in school history with 202 assists.
2012-13 - Freshman
Played in 33 games of her freshman season, averaging 19.0 minutes per game ... reached double figures for the first time at SIUE, scoring 10 points, including a pair of threes ... had 10 points, four assists and three rebounds against UConn at the USVI Paradise Jam ... logged a season-high 31 minutes against Georgia Tech in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, setting career-highs with 12 points, six assists and six steals ... grabbed a career-best seven rebounds at UT Martin, while scoring 11 points on three-of-five shooting ... matched her career-best with 12 point efforts against Indiana and Michigan, adding three steals against the Hoosiers ... put up seven points, two assists and two rebounds at Wisconsin, including a crucial three late in the game ... averaged 4.7 points and a steal per game in the Big Ten Tournament ... added 6.5 points per game in the NCAA Tournament, connecting on 60% of her three-point attempts (three-of-five) ... netted the 10th-most three pointers by a Purdue freshman all-time (29) surpassing Kelly Komara ... surpassed MaChelle Joseph on the freshman class steals list, ranking eighth all-time with 45.
High School Highlights
Averaged 12.7 points, 4.9 steals, and 3.2 assists as a senior ... Scored 23 points in the state championship game her senior year ... Named the Kentucky state tournament's Most Valuable Player ... Scored 1,654 points for her career ... One of five finalists for Kentucky Miss Basketball ... Member of the Kentucky All-Star team ... First team all-state as a junior and a senior ... Basketball coach was Stacey Pendleton.
Full name is April Renee' Wilson ... Born June 6, 1994 ... Parents are James and Andrea Wilson ... Has an older brother, Joshua and an older sister, Ashley ... Plans to major in psychology ... Wants to be a psychiatrist or a physician.
Ranked No. 23 at her position by HoopGurlz ... Basketball team won the state championship her senior year ... Her team was the state runner-up as a junior ... Earned honor roll every year in high school ... Was heavily involved in gymnastics early in her athletic career ... Played AAU basketball with the Central Kentucky Angels.