Press Release

Former Boilermaker Joins Lady Trojans

Thursday, September 1, 2011
by Jordan Argo

HANNIBAL, Mo. - The Hannibal-LaGrange Lady Trojans have brought in another major transfer for the 2011-12 women’s basketball season.  HLGU has added former Purdue forward Ashley Wilson to its line-up.  Originally from Wheeling, Ill., Wilson looks to add some height to the Lady Trojans with her 6’0 tall frame. 

“Ashley brings our team a great deal of versatility,” stated Head Coach Caleb Harrison. “We feel as though she will be able to help us both on the interior and perimeter.  She brings a great personality to our program and I am looking forward to coaching her.” 

While attending Wheeling High School, Wilson average 18.4 points and 12.6 rebounds a game during her senior season.  She finished her career with 1,916 points and over 1,100 rebounds.   

Wilson was ranked as the 44th best high school player in the nation by Dan Olson’s Collegiate Girl’s Basketball Report for the Class of 2009.  She was also honored with a McDonald’s All-American nomination, Chicago Tribune player of the month and was named to the 4A first team all-state by the Associated Press and Chicago Sun-Times during her senior campaign.  She also played AAU basketball for the Full Package Lady Lightning coached by Ralph Gesauldo.  

As a freshman at Purdue, Wilson played in every game and started in six.  She was the team’s third leading rebounder and obtained many of those on the offensive end.  She shot 50 percent from the field and scored a season high 16 points against Pepperdine.  Wilson recorded a season and game-high of 11 rebounds in her first career start against Virginia.  Due to injury, Wilson was forced to be sidelined most of the 2010-2011 season.

Wilson is the daughter of Charles Wilson and Jennifer Alexander.  She plans to major in criminal justice and is looking forward to making a major impact for the Lady Trojans basketball team this winter.

HLGU is a Division I NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) school and a member of the American Midwest Conference.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations