April 2, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue sixth-year senior Drey Mingo was named honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.
The 6-foot-2 forward is the 15th Boilermaker to earn AP All-America honors and the first since Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton was tabbed an honorable mention selection in 2009.
"I was overwhelmed when I found out," Mingo said. "I'm still overwhelmed. To be considered on the national level that way is just an incredible honor."
Mingo averaged 12.2 points and 6.0 rebounds this season, earning the Most Outstanding Player award for Big Ten Tournament after leading Purdue to a second-straight tournament championship. In the title game against Michigan State, Mingo scored a season-high 24 points, hitting 10-of-11 field goals for a tournament record 90.9 percent from the floor.
The Atlanta, Ga., native helped lead Purdue to a 25-9 record and to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Mingo earned third team All-Big Ten by the conference coaches. She scored in double-figures a team-high 25 times this season with five double-doubles.
Mingo has earned multiple national honors this season, including a being named a finalist for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup and the Senior CLASS Award. She has been named to the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, was a quarterfinalist for the CBS Courage in Sports award and the winner of both the Giant Steps Courageous Student-Athlete and the Methodist Sports Medicine Brady Comeback Scholarship Award.
Mingo started a not-for-profit organization, Sounds of Serenity to assist children with hearing loss.
Penn State's Maggie Lucas was named to the AP second team by a poll of writers and broadcasters. Several Big Ten players were on the list of honorable mention honorees along with Mingo. Minnesota's Rachel Banham, Penn State's Alex Bentley, Ohio State's Tayler Hill, Nebraska Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore and Karisma Penn from Illinois all picked up honorable mention status.
For Doug Feinberg's story on the first, second and third teams, please click here.