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    Megan Purdy
    Megan  Purdy

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Boulder City, Nev.

    High School:
    Boulder City

    Height:
    5-4

    Event:
    Free



    03/25/2015

    Big Ten Announces Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Thirty-nine Wildcats across five winter sports earn honor

    03/25/2015

    Big Ten Announces Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Thirty-nine Wildcats across five winter sports earn honor

    02/20/2015

    Individuals Race Well Friday at Big Ten Championships

    All three Wildcats in scoring finals finish in the top half of their respective heats

    02/20/2015

    Three Wildcats Advance to B1G Meet Friday Scoring Finals

    Annika Winsnes leads the pack with a career-best and NCAA 'B' cut in the 200 free

    02/19/2015

    Pair of #B1GCats Advance to Individual Thursday Finals at B1G Meet

    Freshman Mary Warren has a scoring lane in Thursday night's 50 free consolation heat

    2014-15: Member of Northwestern’s distance freestyle group … Academic All-Big Ten … Ranked on NU’s top times list in four different events helped by three career-best swims at the Big Ten Championships … Ranked second on the team in the 500 free, third in the 1,000 free and 1,650 free, and fourth in the 200 free … Swam with NU’s top 800 free relay of the year, as well … Earned a bonus final lane in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best 4:48.40 in the prelims before placing 23rd overall … That prelim swim placed Purdy fifth on NU’s all-time top times list in the event … Also had career-best swims in the 1,650 free (16:47.84; 26th) and the 200 free (1:50.22; 43rd) at the B1G meet … 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) … Took second in the 200 free in a win at No. 21 Iowa (1/24) … All told, scored dual-meet points for the Wildcats with 14 different top-five event finishes.

    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 1:50.22
    500 freestyle 4.48.40
    1,000 freestyle 10:10.41
    1,650 freestyle 16:47.84
    200 butterfly 2:08.50
    400 IM 4:29.92