Batuhan Hakan
Batuhan  Hakan


Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
Saint Joseph




19 Boilermakers Score at Big Tens

Purdue wins two Big Ten titles, eclipses eight program records


Johnson Medals, Hakan Breaks 500 Mark

Pellini eclipses team's freshman record in 200 IM; Cifelli fourth on 1-meter


Relay Record Falls to Begin Big Tens

Young, Pellini & Juliusson all improve on 50 splits from 2015 record time


Purdue Ready for Big Stage of Big Tens

Amaltdinov, Johnson are defending champions in 200 breast, platform diving


Boilermakers Win Big at Senior Meet

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

• 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

• 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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