Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.
Purdue to compete against the Gophers & other notable members of USA Swimming community.
Curtiss (100 back) & Quinlan (100 breast) post Boilers' top finishes on day one.
Purdue's top performer this weekend to earn final spot on travel roster for Big Tens.
Boilermakers had nation's top times in three events at the end of the day on Thursday.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: German Table Tennis
Favorite Athlete: Eric Meyer
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Kosuke Kitajima
In His MP3 Player: Panic at the Disco
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Favorite Actor & Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio & Mila Kunis
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Cookies & Cream Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Electrical Engineering
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Cozumel, Mexico
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Biking & Hiking
Another Sport He Enjoys: Triathlons
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Warm Pool
Most Memorable Road Trip at Purdue: Hawaii Winter Training Trip in 2013-14
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dimitrios Peroulis, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Furry Friend: Scampers, Yorkie/Poodle Mix
2014-15: Mothersead competed primarily in the breaststroke events… posted season-best times in the 100 (55.50) and 200 breast (2:04.02) as well as the 100 fly (52.25) at the Michigan First Chance meet… season-best time in the 100 breast ranked third fastest on the team in 2014-15… finished second in the 100 breast at Michigan… also competed in the home dual vs. Indiana and the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2013-14: Mothersead competed primarily in the breaststroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (56.75) and 200 breast (2:04.44) as well as the 50 free (22.66) at the Michigan First Chance meet... competed in the 100 (57.97) and 200 breast (2:09.22) along with the 100 fly (55.96) at the Minnesota Grand Prix... raced in the 100 and 200 breast in five different meets.
Before Purdue: Mothersead was a four-year letter-winner for coach at Avon High School in suburban Indianapolis... qualified for the Indiana state meet in the 100 breaststroke in each of his upperclassman seasons... broke the school record the 100 breast each year... team captain as a senior helped lead Avon to county and sectional championship titles as an upperclassman... qualified for the 2013 Junior Nationals and medaled at Indiana Senior State several times... part of the varsity cross country team as a sophomore.
Personal: Full name is Colin Arthur Mothersead... born in Indianapolis... parents are Garrett and Kerith Mothersead... his father is a University of Minnesota alumnus and works as racecar engineer; mother is the cross country coach at Avon Middle School... family also includes younger siblings Cameron and Kelsie... majoring in engineering.