Brittany Rayburn 6th Boiler Line
Former Boilermaker standout Brittany Rayburn serves as a spokesperson for the 6th Boiler program. Brittany’s favorite Boilermaker spirit gear includes specially selected 6th Boiler items from JanSport.
For each Brittany Rayburn 6th Boiler item purchased, the vendor or manufacturer makes a donation to the 6th Boiler Scholarship Endowment Fund in addition to Rayburn’s charity of choice, Wolf Park. Wolf Park is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to behavioral research, education and conservation, with the objective of improving the public’s understanding of wolves and the value they provide to our environment.
About Brittany Rayburn
A native of Attica, IN, Brittany’s outstanding basketball career began on the Attica High School court. During her senior year of high school Rayburn earned the 2008 Indiana Miss Basketball, was named fourth team Parade All-American, first team AP Indiana All-State, All-Star Girls Report preseason All-American, and Hoosier Basketball Magazine first team All-State. Brittany set Attica school records for points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
After high school, Rayburn pursued her education and love for basketball and veterinary studies at Purdue University.
Purdue Basketball (2008-2011)
Rayburn was selected as Big Ten 6th Man of the Year, named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team, and earned Big Ten All-Tournament Team honors.
Brittany was tabbed second All-Big Ten by coaches and third team All-Big Ten by media. She was named second team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District and set a school record for consecutive free throws made with 38. Rayburn scored 20 or more points in nine games, including career high of 28 vs. Iowa on Jan. 27, and made career-high 12 of 12 free throws at Oakland. She was named to the BTI Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 15.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Rayburn was named third team All-Big Ten by coaches and media, Preseason All-Big Ten by media and Preseason WNIT Most Valuable Player, and first team Capital One Academic All-District by CoSIDA. She earned Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar awards and was seventh nationally in free throw percentage at 89.4% (168 of 188).
Life After Purdue Basketball
Brittany graduated in May 2012 with a degree in animal sciences and a minor in biology.
Rayburn began veterinarian school at Purdue University in Fall 2012. She is the third Boilermaker women’s basketball player to earn a NCAA Postgraduate scholarship.
In The Community
Rayburn has been involved in numerous community-service activities: reading to area school children, participating in youth basketball clinics, taking part in the Greater Lafayette Hunger Hike, the Purdue Center for Cancer Research 5k Walk/Run, visited local Indiana Veteran’s Home, helped at soup kitchens, served at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon to help the Exchange Club, worked on Homes for Habitat for Humanity, and actively helps with Wolf Park.