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Alex Toetz
Alex Toetz

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Bluffton, Ind.

High School:
Bluffton

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
09/25/1994



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps
In His MP3 Player: Kid Ink
Favorite Actor: Mark Wahlberg
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Spaghetti & Meatballs
Favorite Purdue Landmark: Bell Tower
Favorite Big City: Denver
Unique Travel Locale: Colorado
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: England
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Furry Friend: Buster, English Bulldog

2013-14: Toetz competed primarily in the backstroke events... season-best times in the 100 (50.55, 5th) and 200 back (1:49.16) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked among the top five on the team... had season-best times in the 200 (1:53.80) and 400 IM (4:05.40) along with the 100 fly (50.18) at the Minnesota Grand Prix... raced in the 50 (21.69) and 100 free (47.25) as well as the 100 breast (58.12) a win later in the dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio)... won the 100 back and swam the leadoff leg on the victorious 200 medley relay at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... won heat 4 and finished second overall in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.45 at the Indiana Intercollegiates... 50.69 in the 100 back at the Minnesota Grand Prix.

Before Purdue: Toetz was a four-year letter-winner for coach Bill Close at Bluffton High School... three-year Scholastic All-American... four-year honor roll student... Top Events (Times): 100 Back (49.80), 200 Back (1:49.60), 100 Fly (50.60) & 200 IM (1:52.90).

Personal: Full name is Alexander Foster Toetz... born in Bluffton, Ind.... parents are Mark and Melissa Toetz... family also includes older brother Jimmy... grandmother Joyce Cumberland is a Purdue alumna... majoring in movement and sports science.