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Two seniors, one sophomore selected by teammates as captains
A renewed focus led Peyton Whitted to a career year for the Lady Lions
Men's Golf Earns Second Consecutive Highest Team GPA Award
The Lady Lions handed out the 2015-16 season ending awards on Monday at the Penn Stater
Women's Basketball: Courtside with Coquese - Episode 901
Feb. 11, 2016
Peyton Whitted posted her second career double-double in a hard-fought, 74-66, loss to No. 4/5 Tennessee
Lady Lion Special Olympics Clinic - 2015
Penn State vs. No. 24 Rutgers women's basketball
USATSI Photos women's basketball vs. Michigan -- 1/1/15
Big Ten Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 23, 2015)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015 & 2016)
Has seven career double-doubles, all coming in 2015-16; vs. Holy Cross (22p, 11r), at Tennessee (17p, 16r), vs. Central Connecticut State (15p, 15r), at Iowa (14p, 10r), at Nebraska (12p, 12r), at Northwestern (14p, 12r) and vs. Purdue (14p, 13r)...Posted 10-plus rebounds in four straight games from Nov. 13 - Nov. 22, 2015, the first Lady Lion to do so since Nikki Greene (2013)...Finished 2015-16 ranked No. 21 on the single season rebound charts (256)...Was among a school-record seven Lady Lions to earn Academic All-Big Ten in 2014-15...Also earned Academic All-Big Ten during the 2015-16 season.
Awards: Earned Academic All-Big Ten. Rankings: Sat No. 7 in the Big Ten with 8.5 rebounds per game. Season: Played in all 31 games with 30 starts...Finished the season ranked No. 21 on the single season rebound charts (256)...Posted seven double-doubles; vs. Holy Cross (22p, 11r), at Tennessee (17p, 16r), vs. Central Connecticut State (15p, 15r), at Iowa (14p, 10r), at Nebraska (12p, 12r), at Northwestern (14p, 12r) and vs. Purdue (14p, 13r)...Was named to the Big Ten Honor Roll on Nov. 23. Holy Cross (11/13): Posted her first career double-double with 11 rebounds and a career-high 22 points. Fordham (11/15): Netted nine points with 11 rebounds and seven assists. at Tennessee (11/18): Notched a double-double with 17 points and career-best 16 rebounds. Central Connecticut State (11/22): Posted a double-double with a game-high 15 points and 15 rebounds...Added two assists and one blocked shot. at Cal State Northridge (11/27): Netted eight points with four rebounds...Added three assists, two blocked shots and three steals. vs. BYU (11/28): Poured in 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting...Added eight rebounds and one steal. Virginia Tech (12/3): Went 4-for-7 from the field with nine points...Pulled down five rebounds...Added two steals, one block and one assist. at USF (12/6): Notched 10 points...Grabbed a team-best seven boards, including four offensive rebounds...Handed out one assist. Youngstown State (12/8): Went 3-for-6 from the floor...Notched six rebounds and tallied two assists. at St. Bonaventure (12/12): Grabbed three rebounds...Added one steal. Sacred Heart (12/20): Scored four points and brought down a team-high 12 rebounds...Tallied one assist, one block and one steal. Northwestern (12/31): Was one-of-three players to tally 10-or-more rebounds, tying a team-high 13 boards...Had three field goals and one free throw...Dished out one assist and had a steal. at Minnesota (1/3): Notched three field goals and went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe for 10 points...Tied a team-high seven rebounds...Had two assists and one steal. Michigan State (1/7): Went 3-for-6 from the field and made one free throw for seven points...Grabbed three rebounds...Had one assist and one block. at Wisconsin (1/10): Scored two points and pulled down four rebounds. Nebraska (1/13): Was one-of-five players to notch double-figure scoring with 12 points...Grabbed a team-best nine rebounds...Also had a team-best four steals. Michigan (1/17): Had four points and three rebounds...Also dished out one assist and blocked one shot...Led the Lady Lions with four steals. at Iowa (1/20): Went 5-for-6 from the field and 4-for-4 from the charity stripe for 14 points...Grabbed 10 rebounds...Also added one steal. at Illinois (1/23): Notched six points...Pulled down five boards...Had a team-high two steals... Added one assist and one block. Maryland (1/27): Pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds, four of which were offensive...Added two points and one steal. Purdue (1/30): Was one of five players to notch double-digit scoring with 11 points...Also had six rebounds and two steals. at Nebraska (2/2): Notched her fifth double-double of the season with a team-high 12 rebounds and 12 points...Tallied two assists and one block. Rutgers (2/7): Scored nine points, while adding six rebounds...Also had one assist, one block and two steals. at Michigan State (2/11): Tied a team-high with seven rebounds...Also had seven points...Dished out one helper. Ohio State (2/14): Pulled down a team-best eight rebounds...Also had three assists and a team-best two blocks...Added one steal. at Northwestern (2/17): Notched her sixth double-double of the season with 14 points and a team-best 12 boards...Added two steals. at Michigan (2/20): Brought down a team-high eight rebounds...Scored seven points...Also added one assist and one block. Iowa (2/24): Went 4-for-6 from the floor and had one free throw for nine points...Pulled down six rebounds...Also had two steals. at Indiana (2/27): Tied a team-high seven rebounds...Added eight points. vs. Illinois (3/2): Narrowly missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds...Connected on 7-of-8 shots from the field...Added two assists and one blocked shot. vs. Purdue (3/3): Shot 7-of-9 from the field to finish with 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to post her seventh double-double of the season...Added one blocked shot and one steal.
Awards: Was among the school-record seven Lady Lions to earn Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in all 30 games with eight starts...Moved past the 200 career point mark with her first basket of the game at Rutgers (2/1)...Secured her 200th career rebounds with her first of five rebounds vs. Wisconsin (3/1). Towson (11/14): Grabbed nine rebounds with four points...Added two assists in the Preseason WNIT. Seton Hall (11/22): Tallied six points and seven rebounds...Had two assists in the Preseason WNIT. vs. Liberty (11/28): Scored seven points with five rebounds. at Hartford (12/10): Totaled eight points and five rebounds. USF (12/21): Scored four points with three rebounds. at Michigan (1/1): Collected a season-high three steals...Added two points and three rebounds. Illinois (1/4): Added seven points off the bench. at Wisconsin (1/6): Scored four points and grabbed four boards. Rutgers (1/10): Pulled in eight rebounds and scored two points. Indiana (1/22): Scored 12 points on six made field goals...Added two blocked shots. Northwestern (1/25): Posted consecutive double-figure scoring games for the first time in her career with 11 points, shooting 4-of-4 from the field. at Minnesota (1/28): Scored 16 points on a career-best seven made field goals to tie for team-high. at Rutgers (2/1): Reached double figures for the fourth straight game with 11 points to move past the 200 career point mark...Added three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Minnesota (2/15): Scored seven points and tallied three rebounds. at Maryland (2/23): Pulled down five rebounds and added four points. Wisconsin (3/1): Moved past the 200 career rebound mark with her first of five rebounds...Added four points and one assists. vs. Indiana (3/4): Tallied nine points and six rebounds...Had two assists and two steals at the Big Ten Tournament.
Season: Appeared in 31 games. St. Francis (Pa.) (11/8): Chipped in four points and three rebounds. Fordham (11/10): Had three points and three rebounds. vs. Illinois State (11/30): Scored two points via an offensive rebound. Georgetown (12/8): Scored two points with one rebound. at South Dakota State (12/11): Swatted a career-high three shots...Hauled in three rebounds and one steal. Alcorn State (12/22): Tallied six points, all in the first half...Had four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal. Hartford (12/29): Accounted for five points, four rebounds and two steals. at Iowa (1/5): Scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting...Added six rebounds in her Big Ten debut. at Illinois (1/9): Narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds. Minnesota (1/26): Tallied four points and two rebounds. at Northwestern (2/2): Posted 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting...Added six boards. at Nebraska (2/24): Recorded six points, going 3-for-4 from the field...Added two rebounds. Michigan (3/1): Scored two points and hauled in four rebounds. Ohio State (3/7): Hit her first career three-pointer...Nabbed two steals. Wichita State (3/23): Came off the bench to score four points and grab five rebounds in the NCAA Tournament First Round. Florida (3/25): Notched two points and one steal in the NCAA Second Round. at Stanford (3/30): Had two points and three rebounds in the NCAA Regional Semifinals.
Was the 71st-ranked recruit by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and 60th-ranked player by All-Star Girls Report...Led North Gwinnett to the Georgia State Championship game after averaging 13.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 2.0 assists per game...The Bulldogs finished with a 30-2 overall record and 15-1 mark in league play...Selected to the All-Metro Atlanta Girls first team in 2013...Named second team Class AAAAAA All-State...Averaged 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for North Gwinnett her junior season...Guided the Bulldogs to their first state semifinal appearance since 1963 as a junior, averaging a double-double in state playoff games (14.8 pts., 10.0 rebs.)...Was a second team All-County selection by the Daily Post...Participated in USA Basketball’s U16 Trials in May 2011...In three seasons at North Gwinnett, tallied 947 points, 444 rebounds and 130 steals.
Full name is Peyton Alexis Whitted...Daughter of Rhonda and Don Maxwell and Kevin and Deneia Whitted...Has one older brother, Donald, and two younger sisters, Ashton and Paige...Father, Kevin, played basketball at Tennessee from 1993-95...Stepfather, Don, played football at Michigan...Majoring in broadcast and journalism...Born June 2, 1995 in Nashville, Tenn.