Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
Purdue picked up its first win against Illinois in six years.
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The Boilermakers dropped their second match to Northwestern this season.
The women's tennis team wraps up the regular season this weekend.
Pere in 2011-12:Record - Singles: (18-6) (10-4 Big Ten) ... Doubles: (18-7) (7-6 Big Ten) ... helped lead team to first Big Ten Tournament Championship ... went 3-0 in singles in the Big Ten Tournament, losing just eight games, to help team win championship ... lost consecutive singles matches just once all season ... played season at No. 5 and No. 6 singles ... three of her six singles losses went three sets ... won 11 out of 13 matches from Jan. 21 to March 25 including a streak of eight wins with wins against #22 Tulsa, #41 Indiana, and #37 Long Beach State ... rattled off 10 straight wins with doubles partner Imogen Golder spanning from Jan. 28 to March 16.
Pere in 2010-11: Records - Singles: 20-12 (6-4 Big Ten); Doubles: 18-16 (4-6 Big Ten) ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... five match win streak from Jan. 17-Feb. 4 ... clinched dual match against then-No. 47 Indiana with a 6-3, 7-6 (1) win over Myriam Sopel in the Boilermakers' first win over IU since 2006 ... 11-8 in fall singles and doubles ... won consolation singles and doubles final at June Stewart Invitational ... 9-1 with Anna Dushkina in spring doubles from Jan. 16-Feb. 26 ... appeared mostly at No. 6 singles and at No. 2 doubles with Dushkina ... reached 50th combined career win on April 23.
Pere in 2009-10: Records - Singles: 11-8 (5-5 Big Ten); Doubles: 3-9 (0-8 Big Ten) ... played entire season at No. 6 singles after joining Purdue as mid-term enrollee in January ... won first two collegiate singles matches ... grabbed victory to help Boilermakers defeat No. 30 Ohio State 4-3 ... win started season-long four-match winning streak ... also won back-to-back conference contests against Michigan State and Iowa ... other Big Ten win came against Wisconsin ... won three straight doubles matches at No. 2 with Anna Dushkina.
Before Purdue: Reached ranking of 506 in ITF world junior rankings ... was ranked No. 1 in Ecuador's 2008 U18 rankings ... helped Ecuador to U14 and U16 South American team championships ... team won 2005 and 2007 junior world championships ... represented Ecuador in 2008 Junior Fed Cup.
Personal: Full name is Gisella Maria Pere (pronounced GEE-sell-a pair-A) ... born Sept. 9, 1991 in Miami, Fla. ... parents are Francisco and Gisella Pere ... sister toolder sister, Pamela,older brother, Luis Antonio.