• Team earned an NCAA Championships berth in 2014 sending the Boilermakers to the tournament for the first time since 2002.
• Obtained the highest-ever team ranking in program history at No. the Boilermakers were ranked the entire 2014 season …
Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA Purdue’s Ae'Rianna Harris (32) grabs a refund as Green Bay’s Caitlyn Hibner (4) challenges her during the Purdue vs.
• Had a pair of nationally ranked singles players, Madarasz and Benjamin Ugarte, for majority of the season 2016 for the first time since 1998-99.
• Three season win totals rank among the program’s top 10 …
19 wins in 2013 ranks fifth, 17 wins in 2016 tied for seventh and 15 wins in 2014 tied for 10th.
To wit, Purdue's official mascot, the Boilermaker Special, is a train. Even their fan forums are welcoming and friendly to UVM fans.
If anything, for churlish New Englanders that might be the Boilermakers' most obnoxious trait: They're too damned nice.