Alex Toetz
Alex Toetz


Bluffton, Ind.

High School:




Two More Records Fall as Boilers Conclude Week at Big Tens

Dias breaks a Purdue breaststroke record twice for the second day in a row.


Purdue Demonstrates Versatility in Dual Meet Win vs. Miami

Aube, Curtiss & Gutierrez each win an event & place second in another.


Purdue Closes Out Weekend Action at Minnesota Grand Prix

Blanco qualifies for two more A finals & swims leadoff on runner-up 400 medley relay.


Blanco & Dias Post Nation's Top Times So Far on Day One

Boilermakers had nation's top times in three events at the end of the day on Thursday.


Boilermakers Roll to Team Wins at Home-Opening Meet

Cabassol, Mercer, Rogers & Tucker each post a pair of individual victories.


Big Ten Triple Duals

Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center


Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.


Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

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
Favorite Pro Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI Natatorium
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Aaron Peirsol
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Michael Jordan
In His MP3 Player: Kid Cudi
Last Concert He Attended: Life in Color
Last Book He Read: Brave New World
Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Favorite Dessert: M&M Cookies
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Team Room
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Big Tens, 2014
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Biology 204, David Bridges

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.