42. MaChelle Joseph (36 votes) - Joseph is currently the head coach at Georgia tech, but in her playing days at Purdue she helped Purdue's women's program to its first four straight 20-win seasons. She earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors as well as second-team all-conference accolades in 1989, Joseph was a first-team all-Big Ten selection in 1990, 1991 and 1992 and was named the Big Ten Player of the Year as a senior. She also earned Kodak All-America honors in 1992, when she was tabbed the Women's Basketball News' College Player of the Year.
— From Purdue ICONS: #50-40 - Hammer and Rails. Fun fact about Joseph's rank as #42 in Hammer & Rails' list of Purdue icons: she is one spot ahead of Hank Stram, who went on to become a legendary NFL coach. Current Texas Tech assistant Shereka Wright is tied for #45.