Drey Mingo, Purdue Women's Basketball Player, Hospitalized With Meningitis
Mingo, a redshirt junior who is the team's second-leading scorer at 17.3 points per game and leads Purdue in rebounds and assists, sat out last year after transferring from Maryland. She was listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital, and remained hospitalized Wednesday.
The Boilermakers were scheduled to fly to Mexico to take part in the eight-team Caribbean Challenge, and had arrived at the Indianapolis airport in advance of the flight Wednesday. Purdue was scheduled to play Montana on Thursday and Florida Gulf Coast on Friday.
According to a school release, team members and coaches had received antibiotics to battle the disease, which is not considered highly communicable, but can be transmitted by way of exposure to coughing or saliva or other direct contact. Purdue officials said they've been in contact with the team's two most recent opponents, DePaul and South Dakota State, to alert them of Mingo's illness.