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Leah Wischmeier
Leah Wischmeier

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Brownstown, IN

High School:
Brownstown

Height:
6-1

Position:
LS



For The Record: Reached 1,000-kill milestone on Nov. 6, 2004 ... ranks eighth on the Purdue career kills-per-game list (3.30).

2005: Played in 10 matches, starting two, before suffering a career-ending ACL injury against No. 16 Tennessee on Sept. 17 ... chalked up double-digit kill tallies four times, including a season-best 14 against Bradley (9/3) and the Lady Vols (9/17) ... averaged 2.93 kills per game on a .272 hitting percentage ... made good on all 62 of her serve receive attempts ... recorded 3,000th career attempt on Sept. 3 vs. Bradley ... tallied 10 digs and 13 blocks, including a season-best five stuffs against Ohio (9/16) ... led Purdue in kills on three occasions ... named MVP of the Mortar Board Premier ... ends career just 49 kills shy of the Purdue career top 10 list and just 22 attempts shy of the Top 10 in that category ... ranks eighth on the Purdue career kills per game list with an average of 3.30 kpg.

2004: Earned Second Team Academic All-America, Academic All-Mideast Region and Academic All-Big Ten accolades ... played in all 32 of the team's matches, starting 31 ... averaged 3.92 kills per game, while hitting at a .270 clip ... led the team in kills on 16 occasions ... recorded double-figure kill tallies 26 times, including six with 20 or more kills ... posted career-high 26 kills against Michigan ... ranked seventh in the Big Ten in kills per game (3.92) ... ranked sixth in the league in conference kills per game (3.93) ... posted 22-kill, 11-dig double-double against Michigan State ... registered career-best .619 hitting percentage against Central Michigan ... averaged 1.08 digs per game ... tallied 40 blocks, including a career-best four against Butler and Penn State ... handed out 20 assists and served up eight aces ... named to Lady Vols Classic and Mortar Board Premier all-tournament teams ... inducted into the Mortar Board organization for her academics, commitment to service and leadership.

2003: Garnered Academic All-Big Ten and Academic All-Mideast Region honors ... one of only two players who saw action in all 119 games ... played in 31 matches, starting 25 ... was second on the team in kills per game, averaging 3.47 ... ranked among the top 20 in the Big Ten in both overall and conference kills per game ... recorded double-digit kill tallies on 23 occasions, including three 20-plus-kill performances ... tallied career-best 24 kills at Iowa ... led the team in kills on 14 occasions and digs once ... career-best hitting night of .571 came against Indiana State at the Mortar Board Premier ... notched a 19-kill, 13-dig double-double against McNeese State ... also posted double-figure digs against Mississippi State with 11 ... averaged 1.57 digs per game ... served up 21 aces, including a career-high four against Duquesne and Michigan ... put up a career-high-tying four blocks against No. 18 Minnesota ... earned all-tournament team honors at the Billiken Invitational and Rice Invitational.

2002: Redshirted after suffering a knee injury in preseason practice.

2001: Appeared in 90 games and started 24 matches during rookie campaign ... averaged 2.37 kills and 2.19 digs per game ... recorded season-best 21 kills against Michigan State ... recorded season-best 17 digs at Valparaiso ... paced Boilermakers in kills on nine occasions and digs on four ... recorded three double-doubles ... recorded season-best four blocks at Iowa ... earned Sue Jurkonis Strength Award for Strongest Freshman.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and basketball at Brownstown ... enjoyed excellent senior season, earning all-state and all-conference honors ... named to senior all-star team during sectional championships ... high school coach was Jennifer Shade ... two-time Most Valuable Player in basketball ... was named conference player of the year as a senior ... Circle City club team won 2000 national championship ... Mark Brittner was club coach ... aced SAT's with perfect score of 800 in math.

Personal: Given name is Leah Renee Wischmeier ... born Oct. 29, 1982 ... parents are Ronald and Melody Wischmeier ... has an older brother and sister, Tyler and Roni Jo Scarlett ... both brother and father are Purdue alums ... enjoys acting and playing piano ... majoring in health sciences ... nickname is Wischy.