Linnae Harper
Linnae  Harper

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney M. Young

Last College:




Buckeye Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Sunday

Graduates include All-Americans and academic standouts


Linnae Harper Added to U23 National Team

Harper joins fellow teammate Kelsey Mitchell on the team which will compete later this month in Tokyo


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State vs. Minnesota (USATSI)

Ohio State vs. Minnesota (USATSI) Women's Basketball


Ohio State vs. Rutgers (USATSI)

Photos from Ohio State women's basketball vs. Rutgers - Friday, March 2, 2018


Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17

Ohio State vs. Purdue 3-4-17



Career Collegiate Honors

  • All-Big Ten Second Team (2018)
  • Big Ten All-Defensive Team (2018)
  • Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year (2017)
  • SEC All-Tournament Team (2014)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2014)
  • SEC All-Defensive Team (2015)
  • SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll (2015)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (12/16/13)


  • Played and started all 35 games
  • Averaged 14.4 points and 8.4 rebounds which were both career highs
  • Was fourth in the Big Ten with 13 double-doubles
  • Was one of only three players in the country this season to average more than 14.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, two assists and two steals per game
  • Made 34 three-pointers on the season which surpassed her career total of 30 from her first three seasons
  • Led the team with 77 steals which was third in the Big Ten
  • Dished-out a career-high 94 assists which was third on the team
  • Opened the year with a double-double of 15 pts and 11 rebs in the win over No. 10 Stanford (11/10)
  • Knocked-down a career-high 3 threes and finished with 21 pts, her most as a Buckeye to date in a career-high 40 mins vs. No. 9 Louisville (11/12)
  • Pulled down a career-high 18 rebs to go along with a game-high 18 pts vs. Idaho (11/15) for her second double-double of the year
  • Had a career-high 23 pts to go with 10 rebs, 3 assists and 3 steals vs. Quinnipiac (11/17)
  • Dished-out six assists in addition to 3 steals, 12 pts and 9 rebs vs. Washington (11/19)
  • Was 8-of-12 from the floor and had 17 pts and 6 rebs in the win over FGCU (11/24)
  • Notched another double-double with 12 pts, 11 rebs and 4 steals vs. Stanford (11/25)
  • Scored her 1,000th career point in an 18-point effort in the win at Florida (12/6)
  • Recorded a double-double with 14 pts and a game-high 13 rbs at Cincinnati (12/17)
  • Tied a career-high with 3 three-pointers and finished with 19 pts and 10 rebs vs. Indiana (12/31)
  • Scored 12 pts and grabbed a team-high 8 rebs in the overtime win at No. 22 Michigan (1/7)
  • Had a great all-around game at Indiana (1/13), totaling 19 pts, 7 rebs, 5 assists and 3 steals
  • Posted her 8th double-double of the year with 17 pts and 12 rebs at Iowa (1/25)
  • Had a third-straight double-double with 13 pts and 10 board in the win over Penn State (1/31)
  • Recorded her 10th double-double of the year with 15 pts and 11 rebs at Wisconsin (2/3)
  • Scored 20 pts and grabbed 12 rebs in 29 mins at Illinois (2/13)
  • Posted 17 pts, 10 rebs and 5 assists in the win at Penn State (2/25)
  • Helped lead the Buckeyes to the Big Ten Tournament title with 14 pts, 11 rebs and 4 assists vs. Maryland (3/4)
  • Had another balanced game with 14 pts, 6 rebs, 5 assists and 2 steals vs. CMU (3/19)

2016-17 – REDSHIRT-Junior

  • Had a good first season at Ohio State
  • After sitting out the first 11 games which fulfilling her transfer requirements, she played in the remaining 24 games
  • Averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds
  • Had the fourth-most steals on the team (36) despite missing the first 11 games
  • Dished-out 46 assists and had 10 blocks
  • Made her Buckeye debut with 15 points, five rebounds and two assists in the win over Alabama St. (12/16)
  • Had nine points, 10 rebounds and three assists vs. Winthrop (12/21)
  • Recorded her first double-double as a Buckeye with 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. Minnesota (12/28)
  • Scored 15 points in the win at Indiana (12/31)
  • Notched her second double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in front of friends and family at Northwestern (1/3)
  • Dished-out a season-high four assists to go along with six points in the win over Illinois (1/22)
  • Made both of her three-point attempts and finished with 12 points vs. Nebraska (1/29)
  • Scored eight points, had three steals and her first two blocks of the season at Wisconsin (2/4)
  • Nabbed a season-high five steals including three in the 4th quarter vs. Iowa (2/12)
  • Was a career-best five-of-five shooting and finished with 11 points in the upset of No. 2 Maryland (2/20)
  • Didn’t miss a shot in the Big Ten Tournament win over Northwestern (3/3) and finished with 11 points
  • Had 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists vs. Purdue (3/4)
  • Enjoyed one of the best games of her career vs. her former team Kentucky (3/19) by scoring 12 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing-out a career-high eight assists

2015-16 – Redshirt

  • Joined the Ohio state program at the beginning of the 2016 spring semester
  • Sat out the spring semester per NCAA transfer rules

2014-15 at Kentucky (Sophomore)

  • Earned a spot on the U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team and helped the team to a silver medal
  • Played in all 34 games with 17 starts
  • Led the team and ranked seventh in the SEC in rebounding, averaging 7.1 per game
  • Only player in the nation to stand at 5-8 or under and average more than 7.0 rpg
  • Shortest player to lead UK in rebounding in school history
  • Team’s third-leading scorer (11.5 ppg)
  • Led the team and ranked tied for third in the SEC in steals with 69
  • Four of her seven double-doubles came in SEC play
  • Recorded her seventh double-double of the season in the NCAA Tournament against Tennessee State (3/20), scoring a team-high 16 points and grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds
  • Scored a season and career-high tying 22 points in win at Vanderbilt (2/8)
  • Inked her fourth career and season double-double at LSU (1/18) with 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds
  • Scored 12 points and grabbed a then career-high 14 rebounds vs. Ole Miss (1/4)
  • A career-high eight of her 14 boards were on the offensive end
  • Averaged 9.3 points per game in the Paradise Jam
  • Set new career highs in field goals made (10), field goals attempted (21), points (22), minutes played (28) and rebounds (12) against Oklahoma
  • Charted her second career double-double vs. the Sooners (22/12)

2013-14 at Kentucky (Freshman)

  • Appeared in all 35 of UK's game as a true freshman
  • Averaged 6.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game
  • Recorded 11 of her 12 points in the SEC Championship game vs. UT (3/9) in the first half
  • Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.3 points off the bench in three SEC Tournament games
  • Totaled 45 offensive rebounds, second among all the guards, despite playing just 14.2 minutes per game
  • Scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field in the Sweet 16 vs. Baylor (3/29)
  • Finished with 12 points, five boards and two assists in a career-high 27 minutes off the bench in the SEC Tournament semifinals vs. South Carolina (3/8)
  • Named SEC Freshman of the Week (12/16) after averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in two wins vs. DePaul and ETSU
  • Finished with career highs in points (18), minutes played (18), field goals made (7), defensive rebounds (4), free-throws made (4) and attempted (5) at DePaul (12/12)

High School

  • McDonald's High School All-American (2013)
  • Had eight points, three rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and two steals in helping the East squad win the McDonald's All-American Game
  • Earned the McDonald's Sportsmanship Award for her actions during the week's festivities
  • One of six finalists for McDonald's National High School Player of the Year (2013)
  • Nike/WBCA High School All-American (2013)
  • USA Today All-USA First Team (2013)
  • Finalist for Naismith National High School Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
  • MaxPreps All-American (2013)
  • Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year (2013)
  • Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 3A/4A All-State first team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Averaged 19.0 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 5.7 apg as a senior at Whitney Young
  • Helped lead her team to four city titles and the 2012 Illinois Class 4A state championship
  • One of 12 players selected to the 2013 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team
  • Helped Team USA win the gold medal with a 61-28 victory over France in the gold-medal game
  • Averaged 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.0 steals in helping Team USA complete a 9-0 charge through the tournament.
  • Also won gold medals as a member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team and the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship Team
  • Named to the five-member 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team after averaging 7.9 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 2.4 apg
  • Awarded an honorary bronze medal in the inaugural 2011 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship
  • Named the Tribune All-State First Team as a junior after averaging 18.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals for Class 4A champion Young (34-0)
  • Chicago Tribune All-State special mention (2011)
  • Illinois Basketball Services Large Newcomer of the Year (2010)
  • Played AAU for Illinois Lady Fire; won 2011 Deep South Classic and 2011 U.S. Junior National Championship.