Big Ten Medal of Honor: Robbie Hummel, Purdue Men's Basketball

Purdue men's basketball player Robbie Hummel

Robbie Hummel
Purdue Men’s Basketball

Robbie Hummel is one of just six three-time All-Americans in Purdue men’s basketball history. He was named to the All-Big Ten first team for the third time in his career in 2012, making him just the seventh Boilermaker to earn three nods to the league’s top squad. He is also one of just three players in program history, along with Paul Hoffman and E’Twaun Moore, to earn All-Big Ten honors in each of his four seasons.

The Valparaiso, Ind., native battled injuries to lead the Boilermakers to four NCAA Tournaments and more than 100 wins in his collegiate tenure. He played in 95 victories in a Purdue uniform, tied for fifth on the program’s career chart.

Hummel was named the team’s John Wooden Most Valuable Player in 2012 after leading the Boilers in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots. His average of 16.4 points ranked fourth in the Big Ten, while his marks of 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per outing ranked fourth and sixth in the conference, respectively.

He finished his career ranked ninth in program history in scoring with 1,772 points, tied for fourth in rebounds with 862, fourth in three-point field goals with 216 and seventh in blocks with 112.

The three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree was also the winner of the 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, becoming the first Boilermaker to garner the prestigious award celebrating excellence in the classroom, community, competitive arena and character.