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Evan Barta
Evan Barta

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead

Event:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
05/24/1994



04/22/2014

Season Recap: Boilers Post 9 New Records, Send 10 to NCAAs

Dias sets new records in both breaststroke events; Friede & Tucker qualify for NCAAs again.

03/26/2014

Boilermakers Earn 43 Spots on Winter Academic All-Big Ten

The Purdue swimming and diving programs accounted for 31 of our 43 spots.

02/22/2014

Purdue Results at Michigan First Chance Meet

Curtiss (100 back) & Quinlan (100 breast) post Boilers' top finishes on day one.

02/20/2014

Eight Boilers to Represent Purdue Men at Michigan First Chance

Purdue's top performer this weekend to earn final spot on travel roster for Big Tens.

11/17/2013

Purdue Closes Out Weekend Action at Minnesota Grand Prix

Blanco qualifies for two more A finals & swims leadoff on runner-up 400 medley relay.

12/02/2013

Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.

11/06/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athelete: Eric Moussambani
In His MP3 Player: Adventure Club
Last Concert Attended: Hollywood Undead
Favorite Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Favorite Actor: Matt Damon
Favorite Director: Michael Bay
Favorite Month of the Year: May
Favorite Holiday: President's Day
Favorite Building on Campus: Ford Dining Hall
Favorite American City: Forks, Washington
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Ireland
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Table Tennis
Favorite Pro Team: USA Curling Team
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Andrew Seliskar
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: New Water Fountain

2013-14: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Barta competed primarily in the backstroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (50.78) and 200 back (1:49.79) at the Michigan First Chance meet... raced in five events at the Minnesota Grand Prix, posting a season-best time in the 50 free (21.59) as well as strong times in the 100 (50.79) and 200 back (1:50.79)... returned to action in time for the Big Ten Triple Duals after suffering a broken collarbone on the winter training trip in Hawaii... raced in the 100 breaststroke at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates, winning heat 3.

2012-13: Barta competed primarily in the backstroke events... season-best times in the 100 (50.34, 4th) and 200 back (1:47.88, 2nd) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... also raced in the 50 free at Big Tens, posting a time of 20.94... accounted for five team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing fourth in the B final of the 200 back... also raced in the 50 and 100 free, 100 fly along with the backstroke events at the Purdue Invite... won the 100 back in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)... part of the travel roster for the January trip to Michigan for back-to-back dual meets in East Lansing and Ann Arbor.

Before Purdue: Barta was a four-year Wisconsin state qualifier for coach Bob Jenkyns at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wis.... runner-up in the 100 back at the state meet as a junior... won the 15-to-16 age group state title in the 100 and 200 back at the club level... USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... First Team All-Area as a senior... National Honors Society... Junior Nationals summer qualifier... MVP of the Lake Country Swim Club.

Personal: Full name is Evan James Barta... born in Evanston, Ill.... parents are Gregg and Mary Barta; his father is a Purdue alumnus... family also includes younger siblings Madeline and Nicholas... majoring in industrial engineering.