Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Clay Matthews
In His MP3 Player: Wiz Khalifa
Last Concert He Attended: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Will Ferrell, Jessica Alba & George Lucas
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Food: Cheeseburger
Favorite Big City: Atlanta
Unique Travel Locale: Cody, Wyoming
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Wakeboarding
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: William Harper, Health & Kinesiology
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Johnson competed in seven different events, racing primarily in the butterfly events... season-best times in the 100 (49.15, 5th) and 200 fly (1:49.91, 4th), both from the Ohio State Invitational, each ranked among the top five on the team in 2010-11... won the B final of the 100 fly and finish eighth in the A final of the 200 to account for 20 team points at the Ohio State Invitational... competed in the 100 and 200 fly and 100 back at the Big Ten Championships... swam in the 50 and 200 free, 400 free relay and his regular events at the Ohio State Invitational... raced in the 200 back in dual meets against Notre Dame, Michigan State and Iowa/Ohio State.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Johnson competed primarily in butterfly events... posted season best times in the 100 (50.20) and 200 fly (1:55.69) and 100 back (51.97) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... his time in the 100 fly at OSU ranked third fastest on the team entering the Big Ten Championships... qualified for the C final in the 100 and 200 fly and 100 back at the Purdue Invitational... also competed in the 100 and 200 fly at the Big Ten Quad.
2009-10: Won 100 butterfly vs. Miami (10/30)...also led off fourth-place 400 medley relay...finished second in 200 butterfly at Eastern Michigan (11/14) and third in event vs. Ball State (1/15)...also turned in fourth-place showing in 100 butterfly and anchored third-place 200 freestyle relay at Eagles...recorded season-best 100 butterfly time of 50.23 in preliminary swim at Ohio State Winter Invite (2/13)...went on to finish sixth in final with 50.27 clocking...placed seventh in 200 butterfly with season-best time of 1:53.22 at Ohio State Winter Invite (2/14)...clocking was fifth fastest on team during season...also turned in season-best time of 1:42.58 in 200 freestyle...placed sixth in 100 and 200 butterfly races vs. Northwestern (11/7)...swam third leg on third-place 200 freestyle relay vs. Michigan State (11/8)...took third leg on fifth-place 200 medley relay vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and at Eastern Michigan (11/13).
2008-09: Won 100 butterfly in 51.66 and finished third in 200 butterfly with 1:55.16 time vs. Indianapolis (11/21)...also swam third leg on second-place 200 medley relay and on 200 freestyle relay that touched wall in 1:28.73...recorded personal-best 200 butterfly time of 1:48.79 while finishing sixth and personal-best 100 butterfly clocking of 49.12 vs. Indiana (2/7)...swam second leg on second-place 200 freestyle relay at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...also finished fifth in 100 butterfly with 53.13 time...swam second leg on third-place 400 medley relay vs. Miami (10/31)...also finished sixth in 100 butterfly with 52.97 time and seventh in 200 butterfly with 1:58.98 clocking...swam third leg on fourth-place 400 medley relay, anchored fifth-place 200 freestyle relay and touched wall in 1:57.32 in 200 butterfly at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also finished fifth in 100 backstroke with 54.85 time and stopped clock in 53.08 in 100 butterfly (11/15)...finished seventh in 100 butterfly with 52.47 clocking and 11th in 100 backstroke with 56.38 time in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)
High School: Graduated from Homestead High School in 2008 ... named first team all-conference his last three years and first team all-area his last two... earned all-state honorable mention in each of his last three seasons ... placed at state three consecutive years ... graduated with academic honors.
Personal: Given name is Zachary Michael Johnson ... born February 25, 1990 ... son of Bill and Stacy Johnson ... has one older sister, Danielle, and two younger brothers, Blake and Seth ... majoring in health and fitness.