News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Kim, Replogle receive Big Ten Medal of Honor
Purdue matches its best-ever finish at the NCAA Championships in the modern era
Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs
Johnson flawless on his final dive of 3-meter final, earning six 10s
Purdue Men host WKU
Purdue Swim vs. WKU
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
More photos from home opening meet
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
Favorite Marquee Event: The Olympics
Your Unique Skill or Hidden Talent: Juggling
In His MP3 Player: Eminem
Last Concert He Attended: Time Flies
Favorite Social Media Platform: Instagram
Last Book He Read: Sherlock Holmes
Favorite Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Airplane
Favorite Super Hero: Groot
Favorite TV Show: The Flash
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Spaghetti & Meatballs
Favorite Dessert: Dark Chocolate Brownies
Favorite Purdue Landmark: Bell Tower
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Spain
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2016 Big Tens
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Peter Hooenbeck, Biology
Furry Friend: Buster, English Bulldog
2016-17: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree... Toetz competed primarily in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly… posted season-best times in the 100 back (48.26) and 100 fly (49.14) at the Big Ten Championships… finished his career ranked among the Purdue all-time top 10 in the 100 (48.09, 9th) and 200 back (1:45.65, 10th) as well as the 100 fly (47.81, 9th)… scored in the 100 back at Big Ten by qualifying for the C final… accounted for 29 points at Virginia Tech’s H2Okie Fall Invitational, qualifying for the A final of both backstroke events… also won the C final of the 100 fly and posted his season-best time in the 200 back (1:48.13) at Va Tech… victorious in the 100 back at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2015-16: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifier (100 Back)... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Toetz competed primarily in the backstroke events and 100 fly... posted career-best times in the 100 (48.09, 6th) and 200 back (1:45.65, 9th) as well as the 100 fly (47.81, 9th) at the Big Ten Championships, all ranking among the top 10 in program history... was one of five Purdue swimmers to score in three individual events at Big Tens, accounting for 11 team points... qualified for the C final in all three of his events at Big Tens, finishing third in the 100 fly... also swam the leadoff backstroke leg on Purdue's 400 medley relay team at Big Tens that posted the fourth-fastest time in program history... qualified for three A finals at the Purdue Invitational, accounting for 41 team points... also helped the 400 medley relay win at the Purdue Invite, swimming the butterfly leg... posted runner-up finishes in the 50 and 100 back as well as the 100 fly at the FIU Sprint Invite to rank second on the team with 51 points... victorious in the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates and dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio)... won the 100 back and finished second in the 200 in the dual meet at South Carolina... victorious in the 200 back in the dual meet win vs. Eastern Michigan... won his heat of the 100 back at the Purdue Invitational.
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.