Versyp Becomes Winningest Head Coach in Purdue Women’s Basketball History

The Purdue women’s basketball team took advantage of a monumental occasion Sunday afternoon, welcoming home Purdue Athletics Hall of Famer Katie Douglas, earning head coach Sharon Versyp her 207th win as the Boilermaker head coach and regaining control of the Barn Burner Trophy with a 63-53 victory over visiting archrival Indiana at Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers won their eighth straight, improving to 13-2 overall and 4-0 in Big Ten Conference play, while staying tied for the conference lead with Ohio State.

With the win Versyp becomes the winningest head coach in program history, surpassing Lin Dunn who has held the record since 1996. The Boilermakers honored Versyp with a postgame celebration after the win with words from athletics director Morgan Burke, senior associate athletics director Nancy Cross, associate head coach Nadine Morgan and more.

The former Boilermaker point guard has led Purdue to four Big Ten Tournament championships and two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in her nine seasons as the head coach at her alma mater.

She has compiled a 207-110 record with the Boilermakers, an average of 21 wins per season, and a 324-175 in 14 seasons as a Division I head coach.

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