Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: J. Agnew
In His MP3 Player: Eric Church
Last Concert He Attended: Jason Aldean
Favorite Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Will Ferrell, Jennifer Lawrence & Baz Luhrmann
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Purdue Building: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Las Vegas
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Germany
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Horseback Riding
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Al Knight, OLS
Furry Friend: Emmie, dog
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 7)... Flager competed in the freestyle sprints, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly... established a new Purdue freshman record (19.86) in the 50 free at the Big Ten Championships, a mark that ranks seventh in program history... competed in the 400 free and 400 medley relays at the NCAA Championships... accounted for 10.5 team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing tied for second in the B final of the 100 fly and fifth in the B final of the 50 free... season-best times in the 100 fly (47.78, 1st), 50 free (19.86, 2nd) and 100 free (44.39, 3rd), and 100 back (49.78, 3rd) from Big Tens all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... in program history, ranks sixth in the 100 fly and ninth in the 100 free... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the six-team Classic @ SMU, accounting for 6.5 team points while racing in the 50 free, 100 back, 200 breast and three of the four relays... contributed to 10 relay winners over the course of the season to rank second on the team... won the 100 fly in the dual meet victory against Notre Dame and the 50 free in the dual win at Hawaii... named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after also swimming on both relay winners at Hawaii... competed in the 100 breast at the Indiana Intercollegiates and the 200 back vs. Miami (Ohio).
Before Purdue: Flager was a four-year letter-winner for coach Joe Keller at Northridge High School... three-year state qualifier was state champion in the 50 free as a senior and 100 back as a junior... also finished as the runner-up in the 50 free as a junior and the 100 back as a senior... also the conference and sectional champion in both events as an upperclassman... helped lead Northridge to four straight Northern Lakes Conference and sectional titles... finished fourth at state in the 100 back and 100 fly as a sophomore after winning conference and sectional titles in both events... graduated with an academic honors diploma... Top Events (Times): 50 Free (20.33), 100 Free (44.90), 100 Back (49.10) & 100 Fly (49.30).
Personal: Full name is Austin Michael Flager... born in Elkhart, Ind.... parents are Michael and Amy Flager... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.