Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Pro Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps
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 Actor: Mark Wahlberg
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Spaghetti & Meatballs
Favorite Dessert: Cookies
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
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Team Room
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Big Tens, 2014
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: David Bridges, Biology
Furry Friend: Buster, English Bulldog
2014-15: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Toetz competed in nine different individual events over the course of the season, but raced most frequently in the backstroke events and 100 butterfly… season-best times in the 100 (49.32) and 200 back (1:46.85) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked second best on the team in 2014-15… finished 29th in the prelims of the 200 back at Big Tens as Purdue’s top finisher in the event, posting the 10th-best time in program history… also swam the 200 IM (1:49.83) at Big Tens and recorded a season-best time… his season best in the 100 fly (49.94) from the Minnesota Grand Prix ranked third on the team in 2014-15… swam the butterfly leg on the victorious 200 medley relay in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)… won his heat of the 100 fly and finished second overall in the 100 back at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates… won his heat of the 100 fly and qualified for a final in five different events at the Minnesota Grand Prix… top showings at Minnesota were fourth place in the B final of the 100 back and second place in the C final of the 100 back.
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.