Mingo And Moses Chosen As Captains

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Courntey Moses (pictured) and Drey Mingo have been voted team captains.
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Courntey Moses (pictured) and Drey Mingo have been voted team captains.
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Aug. 14, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Captains have been chosen for the Boilermaker women's basketball team for the 2012-13 season, Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp announced on Tuesday.

Drey Mingo and Courtney Moses were voted team captains for the upcoming season. It is the third consecutive stint as a captain for Mingo who was granted a sixth year by the NCAA in the spring after tearing her ACL in Oct. and the first time for Moses.

"This year's team has a nice blend of experience and newcomers and I trust that Drey and Courtney will provide the leadership necessary to help create a cohesive unit," Versyp said. "These two young ladies have consistently provided positive leadership by example, by taking others under their wing and by being vocal when necessary. I think the team chose well for this upcoming season and I know we're all excited to get things started."

Mingo joined the Boilermakers prior to the 2009-10 season after playing two seasons at Maryland, but was required to sit out due to NCAA transfer rules. In 2010-11, the Atlanta, Ga., native was voted a team captain for the first time. Despite missing four games with a life-threatening case of bacterial meningitis, she finished the season averaging 12.0 points and a team-high 5.8 rebounds. As a redshirt junior, Mingo set a Purdue record for season three-point field goal percentage by hitting 27-of-56 threes for 48.2 percent.

Mingo graduated in May with her biology degree and is enrolled in graduate school for her final season.

Moses, a junior guard from Sweetser, Ind., was the second leading scorer last season, averaging 10.8 points per game, while also finishing second on the team for made three-pointers with 43. Moses set an NCAA Tournament record by hitting nine three-pointers vs. South Dakota State on March 17. As a sophomore, Moses set a school record with 47-consecutive made free throws, the longest free throw streak in the nation in 2011-12. And the former Indiana Miss Basketball led the Big Ten last year with a 90.7 percent (78-of-86) season free throw average.

 

 

Moses is active in Purdue Fellowship of Christian Athletes as well as a variety of community service and leadership activities.

The Boilermakers begin the season with an exhibition game Nov. 4 against Lindsey Wilson College and have their first regular-season contest on Nov. 10 versus USC-Upstate at home in Mackey Arena.