A Purdue basketball player is getting a sixth year of eligibility.
Drey Mingo’s request for an extra season was granted by the NCAA.
The forward sat out all of last season after tearing her ACL. She also missed four games the year before due to life-threatening bacterial meningitis.
When she returned, Mingo averaged 12-points and led the team in rebounding.
She was recently named the National Consortium for Academics and Sports, Giant Steps Courageous Student-Athlete Award winner.
The honor is given to student-athletes who excel on and off the court.