On the latest Big Ten Women’s Sports Report, former Purdue basketball star Stephanie White joined the usual cast of host Lisa Byington and analysts Kara Lentz and Megan Bower. White answered five important questions about the 2011-12 women’s hoops season. The show also featured a profile of Purdue volleyball player Amanda Miller. Watch the video to learn more about her.
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The Big Ten received five bids to the 2011 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, including regular-season champ Michigan State and postsesason champ Ohio State, both as No. 4 seeds. Iowa, Penn State and Purdue round out the Big Ten contingent in the annual 64-team field. “The five teams that we saw get in are solid teams,” said Big Ten Network analyst Stephanie White, who won a national championship during her storied career at Purdue.
To say that Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender was dominant in her time at OSU would be an understatement. Lavender became the first men’s or women’s basketball player in conference history to win Player of the Year honors for four consecutive seasons, was selected fifth overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, and ended her Buckeye career as the Big Ten’s all-time leading rebounder. She also set an NCAA record for most consecutive games with 10 or more points, scoring in double digits in each of her 136 career games. Watch now as the BTN cameras followed Jantel around during her senior year in Columbus.