Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Eric Vendt
In his MP3 Player: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holdiay: Labor Day
Favorite Big City: San Francisco
Interesting Travel Locale: Dublin
Another Sports He Enjoys Playing: Bowling
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 2010 dual meet win at Indiana
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Lin-Yang Cheng, Mathematics
Furry Friend: Tootsie, Pitbull
2011-12: Donnelly competed in five different events, racing most frequently in the distance freestyle events... season-best times in the 1000 (9:21.28, 3rd) and 1650 free (15:30.79, 2nd), both from the Big Ten Championships, each ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... posted season-best time in the 500 free (4:32.44) in the triple dual with Iowa and Ohio State in Iowa City... won the 1000 free in the dual meet victory against Miami... accounted for 13 team points with his sixth-place finish in the mile at the Ohio State invitational... cut almost 10 seconds off his mile time between the Ohio State Invitational in December and Big Ten Championships in February... swam the 200 fly in the dual meet win versus Northwestern and the Big Ten Quad... competed in the 400 IM in the dual meet victory against Michigan State... his career best times in the 500 (4:23.84, 3rd), 1000 (9:11.93, 3rd) and 1650 free (15:14.40, 2nd) continue to rank among the top five in Purdue history... still holds Purdue freshman records in the 1000 and 1650 free.
2010-11: Donnelly competed in primarily distance freestyle events... finished ninth of 66 competitors at the USA Swimming Open Water 10K event in Fort Lauderdale in June... finished 12th in the 1650 free with a season-best and NCAA provisional qualifying time at the Big Ten Championships... his mile time at Big Tens ranked third on the team in 2010-11... posted a season-best time in the 1000 free (9:27.65) in the dual meet win at Northwestern... that marked ranked fourth on the team in 2010-11... recorded season-best time in the 500 free (4:30.41) at the Big Ten Championships... competed in the 200 free at Big Tens and the Purdue Invitational... swam the 50 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates and 200 fly at Michigan State... still holds Purdue freshman records in the 500 (4:23.84), 1000 (9:11.93) and 1650 free (15:14.40), all established in 2010... all three times continue to rank among the program's all-time top five.
2009-10: Broke Purdue freshman record in 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events while recording team's fastest time in all three...moved to second on program's all-time list in 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle and third on 1,000 freestyle list...finished seventh in 1,650 at Big Ten Championships with record time of 15:14.40 that also was NCAA provisional qualifier (2/27)...time broke previous freshman record of 15:21.21 set in 2002...1,000 split of 9:11.93 also broke freshman record of 9:16.49 set in 2002...recorded 17th-place finish with 4:23.84 time in 500 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/25)...time broke freshman record of 4:25.67 he set during preliminary swim, which bettered previous record of 4:27.41 from 1998...won 500 freestyle at Indiana Intercollegiates in first collegiate swim (10/10) and vs. Michigan State (1/9)...won 200 butterfly vs. Miami (10/30)...took top honors in 1,000 freestyle (11/13) and swam second leg on victorious 400 freestyle relay (11/14) at Eastern Michigan...also won 1,000 freestyle at Indiana with then-season-best time of 9:21.23 (2/6)...finished second in event vs. Ball State (1/15) and third vs. Northwestern (11/7)...grabbed third in 1,650 freestyle vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and vs. Michigan State (1/8).
Before Purdue: Won 2009 USA Swimming 5K Open Water Grand Prix...touched wall in 8:05.63 for sixth-place finish in 800 freestyle at 2009 U.S. Open National Championships...also finished ninth in 1,500 freestyle and 17th in 400 freestyle...finished 15th in 1,500 freestyle at ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships...also placed 26th in 400 freestyle...four-year letterwinner...named Most Valuable Swimmer as junior and Most Outstanding Swimmer as senior...finished third in 500 freestyle and fourth in 200 freestyle at state championships as senior...placed fifth in 500 freestyle and seventh in 100 butterfly at state championships as junior...finished eighth in 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle at state championships as sophomore.
Personal: Full name is Vincent Joseph Donnelly...born in Atlanta...parents are Kevin and Glynis Donnelly...has two sisters, Olivia and Mavin...majoring in management.