Batuhan Hakan
Batuhan  Hakan

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Saint Joseph

Event:
Freestyle/IM

Birthdate:
07/22/1998

01/12/2018

Boilermakers Win Big at Senior Meet

Men win all five freestyle events; women finish 1-2-3-4 in six events

01/03/2018

Boilermakers Win Dual at Hawaii

Amaltdinov, Bjelajac both win twice; Juliusson posts season best in 100 fly

11/18/2017

Career Bests Highlight Day 2 of Invite

Pellini and Young score in a pair of individual events; Meixner wins on 1-meter

11/17/2017

Records Fall on Day 1 of Purdue Invite

Cifelli and Loschiavo finish 1-2 in 1-meter diving; Hakan moves into top 10 in 500 free

11/04/2017

Boilermakers Split Dual with Hawkeyes

Purdue men finish 1-2-3 in 1-meter, 200 IM to surge in front, but Iowa takes final relay

HIGH SCHOOL
• Competed for coach Fatih Yildirim at Saint Joseph High School in Istanbul
• Turkish Open age group champion in the 400 free and 400 IM as a senior
• European Junior Championships finalist in the 400 IM while establishing a Turkish age group (17-18) record in the event his junior year
• Set new 15-16 and 17-18 Turkish age group records in the 400 free
• Raced at the World Junior Championships as a sophomore
• Placed third in the 1500 free at the France Open his sophomore year
• Finished third in the 200 IM at the Balkan Junior Championships as a freshman
• Part of multiple team championships with his Fenerbahçe S.K. club
• Also part of an ENKA junior championship team in 2017
• Four-year appreciation award winner at Saint Joseph

PERSONAL
• Major: Engineering
• Born in Istanbul, Turkey
• Parents are Fazil and Övül Hakan
• Family also includes older sister Ilgin

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Fenerbahçe S.K.
Favorite Athlete: Alex de Souza
Favorite Coach: Fatih Yildirim
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Baku Aquatic Center
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Katinka Hosszu
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 200 Freestyle
Favorite Marquee Event: Fenerbahçe vs. Galatasaray
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
In His MP3 Player: G-Eazy
Band/Musician He'd Love to See Play Purdue: The Weeknd
Last Book He Read He Subscribes To: Animal Farm
Favorite Multimedia App: Spotify
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Jason Statham, Margot Robbie, Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Dark Knight
Favorite Super-Hero: Batman
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Vikings
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Turkish Independence Day (Oct. 29)
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Baklava
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Ross-Ade
Favorite Big City: Istanbul
Unique Travel Locale: Singapore
Country He'd Like to Visit: Cuba
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: The Locker Room
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Being a Winner
Furry Friend: Limon, Cat

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