News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Men to host Eastern Michigan, women set for Black and Gold intrasquad
Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.
Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.
Purdue Men host WKU
Purdue Swim vs. WKU
The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
More photos from home opening meet
Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Favorite Pro Team: Surrey Smashers
Favorite Coach: Mike Tomlin
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Stanford
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Richard Munch
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Jimi Hendrix
In His MP3 Player: Logic
Last Concert He Attended: The Offspring
Favorite Social Media Platform: MySpace
Favorite Author: Dr. Seuss
Favorite Actress : Twila Ilgenfritz
Favorite TV Show: Chuck
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: BGR
Favorite Food: Chicken Noodle Soup
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong
Favorite Big City: Seattle
Unique Travel Locale: The Isle of Man
Country He'd Like to Visit: Japan
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Zipline
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Lacrosse
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Gator Shakes
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Michael Grant, Aeronautical Engineering
Pet: Beta the Beta fish
2014-15: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Ilgenfritz competed in the freestyle springs and breaststroke events... posted season-best times in the 50 (21.51) and 200 free (1:45.64) as well as the 100 breast (1:00.02) at the Michigan First Chance meet... season-best times in the 100 free (47.55) and 200 breast (2:13.43) came at the Minnesota Grand Prix... raced in four individual events total at the Minnesota Grand Prix.
2013-14: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Ilgenfritz competed primarily in the 50 free and breaststroke events... posted season-best times in the 50 (21.19) and 100 free (47.08) as well as the 100 (56.48) and 200 breast (2:07.40) at the Michigan First Chance meet... 100 breast time ranked fifth fastest on the team in 2013-14... Purdue's top finisher among six swimmers in the 50 free at Michigan First Chance... competed in all four of his primary events at the Minnesota Grand Prix, highlighted by a strong time (57.23) in the 100 breast... raced in the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates and dual meet victory vs. Miami (Ohio).
2012-13: Ilgenfritz competed primarily in the breaststroke events... his season-best times in the 100 (2nd, 56.46) and 200 breast (3rd, 2:05.45) from the Big Ten Championships ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... accounted for six team points by placing third in the B final of the 100 breast at the Purdue Invitational... also won the C final of the 200 breast and helped his 200 medley relay team win heat 1 of the at the Purdue Invite... helped the 200 medley relay team win in the dual meet victory at Miami (Ohio)... swam on the 400 medley relay team in the dual meet win at Northwestern.
Before Purdue: Ilgenfritz was a four-year varsity letter-winner for coaches Susan Hamrock and Brian Dufour at Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va.... two-time championship finalist in the 50 and 100 breaststroke at the 2012 NCSA Junior Nationals... two-time championship finalist in the 100 breast at the Virginia state as an upperclassman... 2012 Virginia AAA Northern Region Champion in the 100 breast... NICSA High School All-American in the 100 breast as a senior... team captain and team MVP helped lead Woodson High School to three consecutive undefeated Patriot District Championships and two second-place Virginia AAA Northern Region meet finishes... established new a new WHS record in the 100 breast and a new 200 breast benchmark with his Machine Aquatics club team... two-time finalist at the 2011 NCSA Junior Nationals... 2011 USA Swimming Summer Junior Nationals qualifier... two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All American... four-time Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar Athlete... National Honor Society and Math Honor Society... graduated with honors.
Personal: Full name is Robert Bolds Ilgenfritz... born in Fairfax, Va.... parents are Kurt Keese Ilgenfritz and Twila Bolds Ilgenfritz... majoring in aeronautical engineering.