Grant Lewis
Grant  Lewis

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Avon, Ind.

High School:
Avon

Event:
Butterfly/IM

Birthdate:
08/07/1996

10/21/2017

Boilermakers Win All 10 Swimming Events

Noens, Juliusson and Zawatski lead the way at annual Indiana Intercollegiates

06/23/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

04/12/2017

Boilermakers Excel on the Big Stage

Purdue matches its best-ever finish at the NCAA Championships in the modern era

03/22/2017

59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs

02/25/2017

Amaltdinov, Johnson Win Big Ten Titles

Boilermakers claim conference titles in 200 breaststroke, platform diving

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
• Competed primarily in the butterfly and IM events
• Posted season-best times in the 200 fly (1:47.31) as well as the 200 (1:49.45) and 400 IM (3:52.24) at the Big Ten Championships, recording Purdue's team best in the 200 fly
• Qualified for the C final of both the 200 fly and 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships, accounting for 13 team points
• Ranks eighth in program history in the 200 fly and moved into 10th place in the 400 IM
• Won the 200 fly in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State
• Runner-up in the A final of the 200 fly at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, accounting for 18 team points after also scoring in the 400 IM
• Also won the C final of the 200 IM at Va Tech
• Runner-up in the 100 fly (50.97) with a season-best time and also won his heat of the 50 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the 200 fly and IM events
• Posted season-best times in the 200 (1:49.83) and 400 IM (3:52.92) as well as the 200 fly (1:47.53) at the Big Ten Championships
• Ranks eighth in program history in the 200 fly and 10th in the 400 IM
• Accounted for 11 points at the Big Ten Championships by winning the C final of the 200 fly and qualifying for the C final of the 400 IM
• Accounted for 21 team points at the Purdue Invitational by finishing fifth in the A final of the 200 fly and second in the B final of the 400 IM
• Won the 200 breaststroke in the dual meet victory vs. Miami (Ohio), the only meet of the season in which he competed in the event
• Swam the 100 breast at the Purdue Invite

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Jon Karr at Avon High School in suburban Indianapolis
• Two-time all-state, All-American and Scholastic All-American as an upperclassman
• 13-time state champion at the club level
• Helped Avon win a conference title and finish as the state runner-up in 2014
• Also part of four consecutive county and sectional championship teams
• Established new school records three years in a row
• Three-time team mental attitude award recipient was candidate for IHSAA version of the award as a senior
• Team MVP and rookie of the year as a freshman
• Team leadership award recipient as a senior
• Ranked among the top 25 in his class academically

PERSONAL
• Major: Industrial Engineering
• Full name is Grant N. Lewis
• Born in Danville, Indiana
• Parents are Nathan and Robin Lewis, both Purdue alumni
• Family also includes older sister Alexandra

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Athlete: Pat McAfee
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IU Natatorium
Diver He'd Like to Compete Against: David Boudia
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 400m Freestyle Relay
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Donald Trump
Unique Skill or Hidden Talent: Reading
In His MP3 Player: Francis Scott Key
Last Concert He Attended: Luke Bryan
Musician He’d Love to See Play Purdue: T-Pain
Last Book He Read: Make Your Bed
Favorite Social Media Platform: Snapchat
Favorite Author: Thomas Jefferson
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Quentin Tarantino
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Shallows
Favorite Super-Hero/Sci-Fi Series: Iron Man
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: King Crab Legs
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Golf
Favorite Purdue Building: Grissom Hall
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Portland
Country He'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Hot Tub
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 2016 Big Ten Championships
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: The opportunity for growth
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Joaquín Goñi, Industrial Engineering
Furry Friend: Astro, Rat Terrier

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