Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan
In His MP3 Player: Memphis May Fire
Last Concert Attended: Warped Tour
Favorite Author: Alexander Dumas
Favorite Actor & Actress: Tom Hanks & Selena Gomez
Favorite Month of the Year: July
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Food: Steak Burrito
Favorite Building on Campus: Wiley Dining Hall
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Canada
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Longboarding
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... Johnston competed primarily in the freestyle sprints... season-best times in the 50 (20.00, 3rd) and 100 free (45.27, 5th) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... moved into ninth place in program history in the 50 free... part of the 200 free relay team at the Big Ten Championships that posted the fourth-fastest time at Purdue and qualified for the NCAA Championships... qualified for the B final of the 50 free at Big Tens to account for one team point... contributed to five relay winners throughout the season, highlighted by 200 free relay victories against No. 1-ranked Michigan, Notre Dame and the Big Ten Triple Duals... also had strong times in the 50 (20.50) and 100 free (45.68) at the Minnesota Grand Prix... won heat 1 of the 50 free at the Big Ten Triple Duals... won heat 6 of the 50 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... raced in the 100 fly at Big Tens (50.97) and the Minnesota Grand Prix... competed in the 200 IM in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State... co-authored a blog with Collin Baker during Purdue's winter training trip in Hawaii.
2012-13: Johnston competed primarily in the freestyle sprints... posted his season-best time in the 50 free (20.56), which ranked fifth on the team in 2012-13, while winning the event at the Michigan First Chance meet... was also Purdue's top performer in the 100 free and 100 fly at the Michigan First Chance, finishing as the runner-up in the 100 fly with a time of 51.94... also competed in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly at the Purdue Invitational... strong showings in the 50 (20.82) and 100 (46.30) in the dual meet against Indiana foreshadowed his season-ending success at Michigan.
Before Purdue: Three-time team MVP for coaches Ryan Harrington and Nick Castillo at Highland High School... Indiana state champion the in the 50 free as a senior... also a sectional champion in the 50 and 100 free and 200 and 400 free relays... Most Distinguished Athlete award winner as a senior at HHS... also played soccer as a freshman.
Personal: Full name is Adam Phillips Johnston... born in Munster, Ind.... parents are Don and Nancy Johnston... family also includes older brother Eric, who also attends Purdue... mom, Uncle Steve and Aunt Cynthia are all Purdue alumni... majoring in selling and sales management.