Purdue Women’s basketball guard Lyndsey Whilby announced via social media that she will be opting-out of the 2020-21 women’s college basketball season early Monday evening. She is the first on Purdue’s women’s hoops team to decide they will not participate.
Included in her message, she said, “I am forever grateful for the opportunity I had to play at Purdue University, Thank you.” There is not a plan in terms of eligibility for athletes in winter sports if they opt-out or the season is not played altogether, so it seems as if Whilby has played her last game as a Boilermaker regardless.
Whilby transferred to Purdue from Texas Tech after her freshmen season and suited up in Black & Gold for the next two years. During her 57 games played at Purdue, she averaged, 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds while playing 11.8 minutes a night.
As she would have been playing her senior season this year, Purdue takes yet another loss of valuable on-court leadership with Whilby, Ae’Rianna Harris, Karissa McLaughlin, and Dominique Oden all missing from last year’s team.
Thank you for what you have done with your time at Purdue, Lyndsey! We wish you the best on your journey, Boiler Up!