55 Lade Akande
55 Lade Akande
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Robinson, Ill.
High School: Robinson
Position: C

Career: Finished in the top-10 in Butler's career record book in 12 categories...boasted 1,705 points in her career, the second most in school history...also tallied 757 rebounds and 140 blocks, becoming just the second player in school history to record over 1,500 points, 700 rebounds and 100 blocks...posted double-figure scoring totals in 88 of her 120 games played...notched 17 career double-doubles...started in 110 of her 120 games played.

2008-09 - Senior Season: Pre-Season All-Horizon League First Team...named Horizon League Player of the Week on Dec. 8...ranked second on the team and 16th in the Horizon League in scoring, netting 10.8 points per game...also finished ninth in the league with a .485 field goal percentage and 4.0 defensive rebounds per contest...ranked fourth in league-play with 1.1 blocked shots per game...second on the team with 5.8 rebounds per game...started in 31 of the 32 contests...tallied three double-doubles...boasted 16 double-digit scoring games, including three with 20 or more points...also notched four double-digit rebounding games...led the team in scoring in nine games and rebounding in eight contests...scored a season-high 26 points on 11-for-16 shooting from the field and 4-for-7 from the free throw line and added 12 rebounds at Duquesne on March 19.

2007-08 - Junior Season: Became the 19th player in Butler history to eclipse 1,000 career points...scored the milestone points against Evansville on Dec. 6...named to the All-Horizon League First Team...led the Bulldogs and ranked fourth in the conference with 16.1 point per game...her 204 field goals made are the fourth-highest single-season total in school history, while her 482 points are a career single-season best and are the fifth-most in the Butler records...ranked third in the league and 17th in the NCAA with a .559 field goal percentage...her 1.27 blocks per game were the third-most in the league...finished sixth in the conference with 6.4 rebounds...named the University of Miami Thanksgiving Tournament MVP after totaling 34 points and 17 rebounds in two games...three-time Horizon League Player of the Week (Nov. 14, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3)...finished as the team's leading scorer in 17 contests...recorded 20 or more points in eight games...posted four double-doubles on the season...had nine or more rebounds in 10 games...started in all but two of the team's contests...scored a season-high 27 points on 12-for-18 shooting at Detroit on Jan. 24...pulled down a season-best 13 boards at Cleveland State on March 1...voted Team MVP.

2006-07 - Sophomore Season: All-Horizon League Second Team member...led the team and ranked fourth in the Horizon League with 32 blocked shots...also posted a team-best a .500 percentage from the field, tied for the sixth-best rate in the conference...ranked second on the squad with 14.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, the seventh and eighth-best marks in the league, respectively...averaged a team-best 16.2 points per game in Horizon League contests and notched a team-high 19 blocks...pulled down 6.1 rebounds per game, the second-best total on the team...boasted a pair of double-doubles, scoring a season-high 28 points and 10 boards at Cleveland State on Dec. 28 before notching 14 points and 10 rebounds against UIC on Jan. 11...scored in double figures on 21 occasions, including seven games with 20 or more points...started in 24 of her 29 games played...attempted a team-high 182 free throw attempts, the third most for a season in school history...netted 12 free throws at CSU, tied for the season-high and the sixth-most ever...averaged 24.1 minutes per game.

2005-06 - Freshman Season: All-Horizon League Second Team and Newcomer Team member...led the team and finished third in the league with 16.2 points per game...her scoring average is the highest since the 1997-98 season and places ninth-best all time...her 470 points rank as the fifth-highest season total in school history and the most ever for a freshman...also paced the squad and finished second in the conference with 8.0 rebounds per game...posted eight double-doubles...scored in double digits in all but five games and tallied 20 or more points in 13 contests...converted a team-best 47.8 percent (191-of-400) from the field...averaged a league second-best 18.1 points per game in conference play, netting a team-high 53.2 percent from the field...blocked a team-high 41 shots, the third-highest league total...her 38 steals led the team and ranked 10th in school history...named to the five-member Horizon League All-Tournament Team after tallying 47 points and 16 rebounds in two games...started in all but two of her 29 games played...presented with the team's Offensive Player Award.

High School: Robinson's career scoring and rebounding leader with 1,949 points and 1,125 rebounds...averaged 23.7 points and 13.3 rebounds per game as a senior...led team in scoring three straight seasons and in rebounding in four straight campaigns...two-time Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Class A "All-State" second team selection...All-Apollo Conference player...MVP of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 2005 Class A Girls All-Star Game, leading the South Team with 20 points and 14 rebounds...scored 30+ points seven times as a senior and 11 times during her prep career...led the Maroons with 21.9 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a junior, shooting better than 50 percent from the field...added 17.9 ppg and 9.2 rpg as a sophomore...also a volleyball and track and field standout at Robinson, the same high school that produced Nick Brooks, a former guard on the Butler men's basketball team...2005 Herald & Review Area Girls Track Athlete of the Year...placed in the top eight in the state meet in the shot put, discus and the 100-meter hurdles...honor roll student...coach: Kelly Brookman.

Personal: Omolade "Lade" Grayce Akande...born March 29, 1987...daughter of Lorraine and Tunji Akande...has two younger brothers, Bide and Michael, and a younger sister, Morayo...marketing major.