Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athelete: Patrick Kane
In His MP3 Player: Zac Brown Band
Last Concert Attended: Hollywood Undead
Favorite Author: JRR Tolkein
Favorite Actor: Robert Downey Jr.
Favorite Director: Michael Bay
Favorite Food: New England clam chowder
Favorite Month of the Year: November
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Building on Campus: Mechanical Engineering building
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Island of Bequia
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Frisbee golf and hockey
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing
Furry Friend: Jasmine, German Shepherd
Other Hobbies/Interests: firsbee golf and cooking
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: SMU Classic
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dr. Murphy, Mechanical Engineering
2013-14: Conway competed primarily in the 200 fly, 500 free and IM events... posted season-best times in the 200 fly (1:47.28), 200 IM (1:48.86) and 400 IM (3:50.36) at the Big Ten Championships... finished sixth in the B final of the 400 IM at Big Tens to account for three team points, moving into seventh place in program history... also cracked the 200 IM all-time list with the 10th-fastest mark at Purdue... continues to rank seventh in team history in the 200 fly after improving on his career-best time... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the six-team Classic @ SMU, accounting for 19 team points while racing in the 200 fly, 400 IM, 500 free and 100 breast... season-best time in the 500 free (4:29.08) was at SMU... won heat 1 and took third overall in the 1000 free at the November Quad with a time of 9:22.91 that ranked second fastest on the team during the regular season... won the 500 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... competed in 10 individual events total over the course of the season.
2012-13: Big Ten Swimmer & Freshman of the Week (Dec. 26)... Conway competed primarily in the 200 fly and IM events... season-best time in the 200 fly (1:48.12) from the Big Ten Championships was tops on the team in 2012-13 and the seventh-fastest mark in program history... season-best times in the 200 (1:49.95, 4th) and 400 IM (3:53.87, 3rd) and 200 breast (2:08.70, 5th) also ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... 400 IM time was also good for eighth fastest in program history... named Big Ten Swimmer and Freshman of the Week after winning the 200 IM and 500 free in the outdoor dual meet victory against Florida Atlantic... qualified for the C final of the 200 fly and 400 IM at Big Tens, finishing second in the 200 fly... was among the nine Boilers that traveled to Dallas for the prestigious Classic @ SMU, posting his season-best time in the 200 breast... also competed in the 100 breast, 200 fly and 400 IM at SMU... posted season-best times in both IM events at Big Tens... accounted for 27 team points at the Purdue Invitational, placing fourth in the A final of the 200 fly and seventh in the A final of the 400 IM... also won the C final of the 200 IM at the Purdue Invite... won the 400 IM in the dual meet at Notre Dame... won the 200 fly in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)... won heat 2 of the 100 breast at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
Before Purdue: Conway was a four-year Illinois state qualifier for coach Chris Bertana at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Ill.... four-time team MVP competed in the 200 IM, 500 free, 200 medley and 400 free relay at the state meet... qualified for the championship final of the 500 free... two-time team captain as an upperclassman... helped lead Warren Township to a conference title his junior year... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... qualified for the Junior Nationals and U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 400 IM.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Joseph Conway... born in Park Ridge, Ill.... parents are Kevin and Barb Conway; his father played soccer at the University of Dayton... family also includes younger brothers Sean and Matt, who are both high school swimmers... majoring in engineering.