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    Megan Purdy
    Megan Purdy

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Boulder City, Nev.

    High School:
    Boulder City

    Height:
    5-4

    Event:
    Free



    01/24/2015

    Short-Handed Wildcats Chase Down No. 21 Hawkeyes, 152-142

    Without divers due to injury and illness, NU dominates in the pool to overcome ranked foe on the road

    01/16/2015

    Pool Record Highlights Senior Day Win Over Milwaukee

    Wildcats smash 200 free relay pool record in afternoon's final race

    11/22/2014

    NU Secures Four More NCAA 'B' Cuts, Leads TYR Invitational

    Wildcats get strong performances from young swimmers during meet's second day

    02/16/2014

    `Cats Rested and Primed for Big Ten Championships

    Northwestern heads to Minnesota Feb. 19-22

    11/15/2013

    Badgers Thwart Wildcats Comeback Surge, 162-136

    Northwestern pulls to within seven points late courtesy of a dominant 500 freestyle

    Fall 2014: Member of Northwestern's distance freestyle group ... Ranks third in the 1,000 free on the Wildcats' top times list for the fall following a career-best 10:14.36 to place fourth in the event at the stacked Kentucky Quad Dual (11/7) ... Qualified for the championship finals of the 200 free and 500 free at Northwestern's home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23), finishing eighth overall in the 500 free and scratching the lane in the 200 free ... Won the 200 free and was second in the 500 free in a double dual sweep of UIC and Oakland (10/25) ... All told, scored dual-meet points for the Wildcats with seven different top-five event finishes in the fall.

    2013-14: Made quick impact as a freshman at Northwestern. .. Ranked on five of NU's top times categories, ranking No. 5 in 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free and 200 fly ... Swam in 200 free, 500 free and 1,650 free at Big Ten Championships (2/20-2/22)...Finished No. 35 in 500 free (4:51.57) at Big Tens ... Finished No. 45 in 200 free at Big Tens on 2/21 with time of 1:50.97 ... Finished No. 32 in nation in the mile at Big Tens, posting time of 17:01.26 ... Set season- and career- best time in 200 free at Big Tens with time of 1:50.97 ... Swam fastest 500 free time of 4:53.29 at Big Tens (2/20) ... Posted season and career best time in 1,000 free with 10:18.80 time vs. Iowa (1/25) ... Posted season- and career-best time in 1,650 free with 17:01.26 time at Big Ten Championships (2/21) ... Finished No. 5 for NU in 200 fly, posting season- and career-best time of 2:08.50 vs. Wisconsin (11/15) ... Made college debut vs. Illinois/Eastern Michigan (10/18), finishing No. 4 in 500 free and No. 7 in 200 fly ... Reached finals of TYR Invite in 500 free, 400 IM and 1,650 free.

    High School: Ranked as the No. 2 overall recruit in the state of Nevada by Collegeswimming.com ... Holds All-America status reportable times individually in the 500 free and with relays in the 400 free and 200 medley ... Helped Boulder City high school to a second-place finish in the 2012 Nevada state meet, establishing a state record with the 400 free relay and a regional record with the 200 medley relay ... Named Athlete of the Season and Swimmer of the Week ... Freshman/Sophomore meet high point scorer ... Has swum 12 years of club with Boulder City Henderson ... Holds short course records in the 200 free, 500 free, 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM ... Has long course records in the 100, 200 and 400 freestyles along with the 200 and 400 fly, and 200 and 400 IM ... Nevada All-State Academic Team ... Scholastic All-American ... Class Valedictorian ... National Honor Society member ... High Honors Distinction and AP Scholar.

    Personal: Born Megan Hellen Purdy ... Daughter of Joseph and Joan Purdy ... Chose Northwestern over Princeton, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Purdue ... Major is undeclared.

    PURDY'S CAREER BESTS

    Event Career Best
    200 freestyle 1:50.97
    500 freestyle 4.53.29
    1,000 freestyle 10:14.36
    1,650 freestyle 17:01.26
    200 butterfly 2:08.50
    400 IM 4:29.92