WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The final Boilermaker 2014-15 freshman is the lone Indiana native in the class as Erica Moore hails from Mount Vernon High School in Fortville, Ind. Moore missed most of her senior year of high school with injuries, but is a special talent in the post and brings a high level of physicality to the Boilermaker interior.
10 Questions with Erica
1. What are three words to describe your game?
2. What is your favorite thing about Purdue so far?
3. What have you been doing when you're not playing basketball, going to class or studying?
Hanging out with my teammates
4. On a scale of 1-10, how hard have summer practices been? Why?
7. I really expected them to be difficult and they've met that level. Coming back from my injuries has been hard, but I'm managing that well.
5. What game are you most looking forward to on this season's schedule?
IU. I can't wait to play our instate rival.
6. What upperclassmen has been the most influential for you so far?
Ashley Morrissette. She's been a great leader and has been fun to be around.
7. What has become your essential college item that you couldn't live without?
My phone, I keep everything organized in there.
8. What is something about you that most people may not know?
I love the color pink.
9. What is your proudest basketball memory?
Winning the state championship my junior year.
10. What is your biggest goal for your Boilermaker career?
To win a Big Ten Championship and more.
High School Highlights
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Mount Vernon-Fortville High School ... played in the Indiana All-Star game as a senior and junior ... missed the majority of her senior year due to injury ... led her team to the 2013 Indiana Class 3A State title as a junior, averaging 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game ... finished as the state runners-up in 2012 as a sophomore.
Born Feb. 12, 1995 ... full name is Erica V. Moore ... daughter of Eric and Vanessa Moore ... has three brothers: Eric Jr., Bryce and Brandon ... intends to major in fashion design ... high school coach is Julie Shelton.
Ranked 78 overall by All-Star Girls Report ... USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Indiana honorable mention ... named 2013 Hancock County Player of the Year ... three-time all-conference honoree.