April Wilson is entering her first season as a graduate assistant in the Yellow Jacket women's basketball program for the 2017-18 season.
Wilson, a Louisville, Ky. native, is a 2016 graduate of Purdue (Ind.) University, where she earned a Bachelor's of Science in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Wilson was also a four-year member, where she was a member of the 2012-13 Big Ten Championship team. Wilson was also a two-year team captain during her junior and senior seasons with the Boilermakers, as she earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior and honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a junior. Wilson was also one of five members to make the Big Ten's All-Defensive Team as a senior point guard. She has the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the history of the program (1.72) and is also one of just five players in school history to surpass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, and 200 steals.
More recently, Wilson played in the Level 2 League in Spain for Ponce Valladolid from September to November of 2016. Following her stint in Spain, Wilson returned to Lafayette, Ind. where she was an assistant girls basketball coach at West Lafayette High School for the 2016-17 season. She also spent the summer of 2016 as a strength and conditioning coach for Central Catholic High School in Lafayette.
During her playing career, Wilson was able to assist as a camp counselor and coach at Purdue's Women's Basketball camp. In that role, she coached teams in drills, games, and competitions and set individual and group workout schedules. In that time, she was also a head coach with Indiana's Best AAU, where she coached girls from ages nine to 12 during the summer months and was in control of everything from on-court coaching, scheduling games and travel, and implementing team aspects.
Wilson will be earning her Master's degree in business administration at Defiance College and is set to complete the program in May of 2019.