Tucker breaks 100 free relay at Big Tens, competes in 5 events at national championship meet.
Purdue has at least 45 athletes on the winter academic conference list for five straight years.
New season-best times posted in 100 & 1000 free, 100 fly & 400 free relay.
Boilermakers to honor their seven seniors before the meet gets underway at noon.
Blanco & Rogers win A finals on day two of Purdue Invitational.
Dan Farrell Photo Gallery 2012-13
More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.
Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
The Boilermakers take their team photos.
Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Coach: Dan Ross
In His MP3 Player: Michael Jackson
Last Concert He Attended: Pink Floyd
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Martin Luther King Day
Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan
Unique Travel Locale: Prague, Czech Republic
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Farrell competed primarily in 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly... season-best time in the 100 breast (57.77) ranked third fastest on the team in 2012-13... also posted a season-best in the 100 fly (50.94) in the senior day meet against Indiana... competed in the 50 and 100 free, 100 breast and 100 fly at the Purdue Invitational... won heat 1 of the prelims of the 100 breast at the Purdue Invite.
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Farrell competed primarily in the freestyle sprints and 100 breast... posted season-best times in the 50 (21.36) and 100 free (47.79) and 100 breast (58.56) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... swam the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates and dual meet win vs. Miami... competed the in the 50 free and 100 breast in at the Ohio State Invitational... also swam on multiple relay teams at the Ohio State Winter Invite.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Farrell compete in the 50 and 100 free as well as the 100 breast and fly... posted season-best times in the 50 (21.62) and 100 free (48.34) as well as 100 fly (52.27) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... posted a season-best time in the 100 breast (1:02.38) in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)... competed in all four of his events at the Purdue Invitational... helped his 200 medley relay team finish second at Miami, swimming the breaststroke leg.
2009-10: Anchored victorious 400 medley relay vs. Ball State (1/15)...also anchored third-place 200 freestyle relay and finished sixth in 50 freestyle vs. Cardinals...anchored fourth-place 400 medley relay and finished seventh in 50 freestyle vs. Miami (10/30...swam to runner-up finish in 50 freestyle and fourth-place showing in 100 freestyle vs. Carthage (11/13)...also led off second-place 400 freestyle relay...recorded season-best times of 47.80 in 100 freestyle and 51.76 in 100 butterfly and swam third leg on runner-up 200 freestyle relay at Ohio State Winter Invite (2/13)...also clocked season-best time of 21.70 in 50 freestyle (2/14)...swam third leg on runner-up 200 freestyle relay vs. Michigan State (1/9).
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner...two-time All-American...qualified for state championships final three years...also earned three letters in soccer and track and field...All-Conference in soccer as junior...All-County in track as senior...member of National Honor Society...Academic All-American.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Patrick Farrell...born in Lexington, Ky....parents are John Farrell and Nicole Lunsford...has two brothers, Mike and Adam, and one sister, Monica...intends to major in movement and sports science.