Gavin McCulloch
Gavin  McCulloch

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cary, N.C.

High School:
Green Hope

Event:
Backstroke/Butterfly

Birthdate:
02/19/1997

02/17/2017

14 Swimmers to Race IU at First Chance

Final spots on Purdue's roster for Big Tens to be determined this weekend

07/31/2016

Boilermakers to Compete at Nationals

Amaltdinov, Davis and Meitz seeded among top 10 in an event

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Raced in six different individual events but competed primarily in the 200 backstroke
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (50.96) and 200 back (1:51.53) at the IU First Chance meet
• Competed in both backstroke events as well as the 500 free (4:56.88) at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational
• Challenged himself at the Big Ten Triple Duals by competing in three tough events -- the 200 back, 200 fly (1:58.22) and 500 free
• Raced in the 100 breast and 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the backstroke events
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (51.18) and 200 back (1:50.66) at the Purdue First Chance meet
• Also raced in the 200 fly (1:55.75), 200 IM (1:59.56) and 500 free (4:47.84) during the season
• Raced in the 200 back at the Purdue Invitational
• Shaved more than four seconds off his 200 back time from the dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio) in the October and the Purdue First Chance meet in February

HIGH SCHOOL
• Rour-year varsity letterwinner for coach Lauren Nosal at Green Hope High School in Cary, North Carolina
• Three-year North Carolina state qualifier helped Green Hope win state titles as a sophomore and junior along with finishing as the runner-up his senior year
• State qualifier in the 100 back, 200 IM and 200 medley relay as a senior as well as the 500 free as a junior
• Finished seventh in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 medley relay
• New Hope also won four straight conference and regional titles
• Won the 800 free in the North Carolina Senior State LC Championships

PERSONAL
• Major: Finance
• Full name is Gavin Gordon McCulloch
• Born in Houston, Texas
• Parents are Ian and Allison McCulloch, both Purdue alumni
• Family also includes older brother Brendan, who also attends Purdue
• His father was a swimmer at Purdue and his mother was on the track and field team...
• His great grandfather Joe Waling played baseball at Purdue and his grandfather Stephen Waling is also an alumnus

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Blackburn Rovers
Favorite Athlete: Cam Newton
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Northside Natatorium
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Greg Louganis
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 4 IM
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Fredrick Douglas
In His MP3 Player: Local Natives
Last Concert He Attended: Louis the Child
Band He'd Love to See Play Purdue: Oasis
Favorite Social Media Platform: Google Play
Favorite Writer: Bill Simmons
Magazine He Subscribes To: People
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Adrian Grenier, Emmanuelle Chriqui & Billy Walsh
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Bug's Life
Favorite TV Show: Trailer Park Boys
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Cookies
Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey
Favorite Big City: Charlotte
Unique Travel Locale: Cary, North Carolina
Country He'd Like to Visit: Norway
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Kneeboarding
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Lane Six
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Frank Kane, Krannert School of Management
Furry Friend: Mackey & Malone

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