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Drey Mingo

Drey Mingo, center, of Purdue talks about falling ill with bacterial meningitis in November which hospitalized her as she was close to death as the Boilermakers were preparing for the regular season. Teammate Brittany Rayburn, and head coach Sharon Versyp flank Mingo on the podium during interviews with the media. JOHN WOIKE, HARTFORD COURANT