News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Boilermakers recognized for 3.5 GPAs along with athletic accomplishments
Seniors from soccer, wrestling represent Purdue for Big Ten honor
Amaltdinov wins Big Ten title, freshman divers qualify for NCAAs
125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16
Purdue Men host WKU
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Swim vs. WKU
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Favorite Athlete: Jonathan Toews
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Rec Plex
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Matt Conway
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Chef Ramsey
In His MP3 Player: Mumford and Sons
Last Concert He Attended: Revolution
Favorite Social Media Platform: Twitter
Favorite Author: Barry Rozner
Last Book He Read: Harry Potter
Favorite Actor & Actress: Seth Rogen & Twila Ilgenfritz
Favorite Director: Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Interview
Favorite TV Show: How I Met your Mother
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Foods: Chili
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Bequia
Country He'd Like to Visit: Mexico
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing
Other Sports He Enjoys Playing: Surfing & Disc Golf
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Pool
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2014 Classic @ SMU
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Morgan Murphy, Mechanical Engineering
Furry Friend: Jasmine, German Shepherd
2015-16: Academic All-Big Ten... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree... Conway competed primarily in the 200 fly and IM events... posted season-best times in the 200 fly (1:45.75, 1st), 200 IM (1:47.71, 3rd) and 400 IM (3:47.02; 1st) at the Big Ten Championships, all ranking among the top three on the team in 2015-16... time of 9:29.50 in the 1000 free at the Big Ten Triple Duals, a meet in which he also won the 200 fly and 400 IM, was second fastest for Purdue in 2015-16... finished his career ranked second all-time in the 200 fly (1:45.09) and 400 IM (3:47.02) as well as ninth in the 200 IM (1:47.48)... qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials but opted not to compete... accounted for 48 team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing fourth in the A final of the 400 IM and eighth in the A final of the 200 fly... also part of Purdue's 800 free relay team at Big Tens that posted the second-fastest time in program history... accounted for 46 team points by qualifying for three A finals at the Purdue Invitational, finishing as the runner-up in the 200 fly and 400 IM... also contributed to the Boilermakers' victorious 800 free relay team at the Purdue Invite... won the 200 fly in the dual meet victory vs. Eastern Michigan... recognized as the team's Red Mackey Award recipient for excellence by a senior.
2014-15: Academic All-Big Ten... Conway competed primarily in the 500 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 200 IM... accounted for Purdue's season-best time in the 200 fly (1:45.09) while finishing fifth in the A final at the Big Ten Championships... moved up to second all-time in Purdue history in the 200 fly and also continues to rank among the Top 10 all-time in 200 (1:47.48, 7th) and 400 IM (3:47.73, 5th) thanks to career-best times in 2015... accounted for 23 team points by winning the B final of the 400 IM to go along with his A final showing the 200 fly... season-best time in the 100 fly (49.85) from the Notre Dame dual ranked fourth best on the team in 2014-15... won the 200 fly and 500 free in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State... swept the 200 fly and 200 IM while also finishing second in the 500 free in the dual meet victory vs. Western Kentucky... had his season-time in the 500 free (4:33.08) in the prelims at the Minnesota Grand Prix... won the B final of the 400 IM and was the runner-up in the B final of the Minnesota Grand Prix... also finished fourth in the A final of the 200 fly at Minnesota... won the 500 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
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.