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Austin Flager
Austin Flager

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Middlesbury, Ind.

High School:
Northridge

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke

Birthdate:
03/18/1995



04/22/2014

Season Recap: Boilers Post 9 New Records, Send 10 to NCAAs

Dias sets new records in both breaststroke events; Friede & Tucker qualify for NCAAs again.

03/30/2014

Dias & Cox Earn All-America Honors on Final Day of NCAAs

Boilermakers finish 27th among the 48 scoring teams at the national championship meet.

03/29/2014

Rogers & Bissett Earn 3-Meter All-America Honors

Purdue to enter final day of action at NCAAs in 24th place among 41 scoring teams.

03/25/2014

Ten Boilermakers to Represent Purdue Men at NCAAs in Austin

Purdue to have entries in as many as 12 events; four diving qualifiers are most at the meet.

03/12/2014

Six Swimmers to Represent Purdue Men at NCAAs

Dias ranks among Top 10 nationally in breaststroke events.

02/24/2014

Big Ten Triple Duals

Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

12/02/2013

Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.

11/06/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Coach: Joe Keller
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Texas Aquatic Center
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Danny Tucker
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Jennifer Lawrence
In His MP3 Player: Luke Bryan
Last Concert He Attended: Jason Aldean
Favorite Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Last Book He Read: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Favorite Actor & Actress: Denzel Washington & Emma Stone
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Purdue Building: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country He'd Like to Visit: Germany
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2014 NCAAs
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Rodney Vandeveer, Organizational Leadership & Supervision
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.