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Brittany Rayburn

Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine


Rayburn maintains a 3.7 GPA in Animal Sciences/Pre-Veterinary Medicine with a minor in Biology and has earned Athletic Director’s honor roll every semester. She’s also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, making first team as a junior and second team as a sophomore. Rayburn is a two-time academic All-Big Ten team member and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award winner.


Rayburn strives for excellence in all aspects of her life and it starts with an outstanding work ethic. She puts in extra time and effort to excel on and off the court. One of three captains this season, she leads by example, making the right choices, displaying a positive attitude and exuding confidence while staying humble. She is the player that is willing to spend time helping others in their studies or with a basketball skill or play. Rayburn is caring and will step out of her comfort zone to help people in need as seen through her community-service activities and her time spent with fans. Rayburn has been studying the game and working on her craft from a very young age and her dedication continues.


Rayburn’s numerous community-service activities include three years of reading to area school children, participating in youth basketball clinics, participating in the Greater Lafayette Hunger Hike, the Purdue Cancer Walk and various speaking engagements. She and her teammates also have adopted a family the last two Christmases and provided food and gifts for them and adopted a local family with two children with Niemann-Pick Type C disease. She has also visited the local Indiana Veteran’s Home, helped out at area soup kitchens, served pancakes at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon to help the Exchange Club and worked on homes for Habitat for Humanity. In her field of study and because she has one as a pet, Brittany has also done research to help dachshunds.


Rayburn has received All-Big Ten honors the last two seasons, third team as a junior and second team as a sophomore. She was also the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year as a freshman. Rayburn has led Purdue in scoring the last two years, averaging more than 14 points per game over that span. She is a member of Purdue’s 1,000 point club with nearly 1,300 career points. As a junior, she was seventh in the nation in free-throw percentage (89.4) and she holds the school record for consecutive made free throws (38).