News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Junior Whitney Bays took home Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year honors
The injured KK Houser provided an emotional lift in her final home game.
Purdue won its sixth straight and earned a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament.
Members of the Purdue women's basketball program are taking a service ministry trip to South Africa.
#12 Purdue 72, Northwestern 30
#12 Purdue at Northwestern
No. 13 Purdue vs. No. 20 Michigan State (Jan. 11, 2007)
Purdue vs. UConn (11-30-20060
Purdue vs. Washington (11/17/06)
Did not play after undergoing ACL surgery in August.
Associated Press honorable mention All-American...WBCA/Kodak All-America district finalist...Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Big Ten All-Defensive Team for second year in a row...First team All-Big Ten by coaches and media...Big Ten All-Tournament Team...Team's second leading scorer, averaging 14.8 points...Double-figure scorer in 31 of 37 games...Scored career-high 24 points on career-high 11-for-12 shooting (.917) at Butler and matched career high vs. Georgia in the Sweet 16...Led the team in rebounds (302; 8.2 average); blocks (108; 2.9 average); second on team with 82 steals and third with 69 assists...Recorded nine double-doubles...Double-digit rebounder in 10 games...Pulled down career-high 14 boards twice; vs. Hartford and vs. Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament...Set three school records for blocked shots: career (227), season (108) and game (9 vs. Michigan State)...Recorded at least one block in 36 games; at least two blocks in 29 games; at least three blocks in 17 games...Dished out a career-high five assists vs. Hartford...Recorded a season-high five steals three times...Played career-high 40 minutes at Baylor and Notre Dame.
Third team All-Big Ten...Member of Big Ten's first-ever All-Defensive Team...Led team in field goal percentage for the season (.498)..Double-figure scorer 22 times...Scored season-high 21 points in final game of the season against North Carolina in the Sweet 16...Recorded third career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in overtime win at Indiana...Team's leading rebounder (190)...Team's blocked shots leader (63)...Blocked career-high six shots vs. Indiana; recorded at least three blocks eight times...Team's steals leader (81)...Collected career-high seven steals vs. Michigan State.
2004-05 - Freshman
Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Started last 21 games, beginning with South Dakota State on Dec. 28...Team's most accurate field goal shooter at 52 percent...Team's scoring leader six times...Scored season-high 22 points against Wisconsin...Recorded first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Minnesota...Recorded second career double-double with 17 points and season-high 12 rebounds vs. New Mexico...Team's steals leader a team-high 12 times...Team's blocked shots leader a team-high 17 times; nine games with at least three blocks...Purdue's freshman leader for blocks with 56 in 30 games; previous record was 39, set by Donna Gill in 1988-89. (Gill set the record in 30 games; Wisdom-Hylton broke the record in her 19th game.)
Neuqua Valley High School Highlights
Averaged 15.0 points and 10.6 rebounds, 5.2 blocks and 4.9 steals as a senior...Totaled 1,752 career points and 1,200 career rebounds...Averaged 13.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, 5.1 steals and 3.8 assists over varsity career...Believed to be the first female in Illinois high school history to record 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 500 assists, 500 blocked shots and 500 steals...2004 Student Sports Senior All-American...2004 honorable mention WBCA All-American...Three-time IBCA all-state selection...AP Class AA first team all-state pick as a senior...Third team Parade All-American in 2004...Honorable mention All-American by WBCA...Coached by Mike Williams
Full name is Lindsay Marie Wisdom-Hylton ... born May 26, 1986 ... parents are Elaine and Antonio Hylton ... has three younger sisters: Kristin, Zoe and Sydney ... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.
Underwent ACL surgery on her left knee in August 2007...Played on 2007 USA U21 National Team that won gold at the FIBA Women's World Championship in Moscow...Played on the 2006 USA U20 National Team that won a gold medal in the FIBA Americas Championship for Women in Mexico City, Mexico...Played on Big Ten Foreign Tour Team that traveled to Holland and Belgium in July 2005; averaged 5.2 points and 4.6 rebounds for undefeated (5-0) All-Stars...Has a wingspan of 6-feet-4 1/2 inches.