Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Coach Mike Ditka
Last Concert He Attended: Eric Clapton
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: Arbor Day
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Ireland
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 & 2011 SMU Classics
Furry Friend: Murphy, Poodle
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Joyce competed primarily in the 100 and 200 butterfly... his season-best times in the 100 (48.35, 1st) and 200 fly (1:48.95, 2nd), both from the Big Ten Championships, were among the best on the team... swam the butterfly leg on the 400 medley relay team at the Big Ten Championships, helping the quartet set a team season-best time that ranks second in program history... finished second in the C final of the 100 fly at Big Tens... also competed in the 50 free at Big Tens... finished fifth in the B final of the 200 fly at the Ohio State Invitational to account for five team points... won the 100 fly from lane eight in the Big Ten Network live TV dual meet at Indiana... also won the 100 fly in the dual meet victory against Miami... swam on the 200 medley relay winner in the dual meet victory versus Northwestern... competed in the 100 breast in Big Ten meets against Northwestern and Michigan State.
2010-11: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American... Academic All-Big Ten... Joyce competed primarily in butterfly events... his season-best times in the 100 (48.18, 1st) and 200 fly (1:48.50, 2nd) and 100 (58.22, 4th) and 200 breast (2:11.65, 5th) all ranked among the team's top five in 2010-11... swam the butterfly leg on Purdue's top 200 (1:28.28) and 400 medley (3:13.98) relay teams, both units posting NCAA provisional qualifying times at the Big Ten Championships... both medley relay teams recorded the third-fastest times in program history... posted his season-best time, an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, by reaching the B final and scoring at the Big Ten Championships... also competed in the 50 free and 200 fly at Big Tens... won the 100 fly and helped 400 medley relay team win as well in the dual meet with Indiana... swam the butterfly leg on each of Purdue's top five fastest 200 medley relay combinations; he was also part of four of the five fastest teams in 400 medley relay... helped the 200 medley relay team win at the Big Ten Quad... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in January, competing in the 100 and 200 breast and fly as well as medley relays in Dallas.
2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten...won 100 butterfly and swam third leg on victorious 400 freestyle relay at Eastern Michigan (11/14)...also anchored victorious 200 medley relay at finished fifth in 50 freestyle at Eagles (11/13)...anchored victorious 400 medley relay vs. Miami (10/30)...opened season with eight straight top-four finishes in 100 butterfly...took second vs. Notre Dame (11/6), vs. Northwestern (11/7), at The Classic At SMU (1/15) and at Indiana (2/6)...placed fourth in event at Purdue Invitational (11/21), vs. Michigan State (1/9) and at Big Ten Quad (1/30)...clocked season-best 100 butterfly time of 48.80 during preliminaries at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...time placed third on team during season...swam second leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay, finished fourth in 50 freestyle and fifth in 100 freestyle at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...also placed fourth in 50 freestyle vs. Notre Dame...turned in third-place finishes in 200 butterfly vs. Michigan State (1/8) and at Indiana...completed swim at Hoosiers in season-best 1:50.84...swam third leg on runner-up 200 freestyle relay vs. Notre Dame and at Big Ten Quad...took third leg for second-place 200 medley relay vs. Michigan State (1/7) and third-place 400 medley relay vs. Northwestern.
2008-09: Clocked season-best time of 20.68 in 50 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...also recorded season-best times of 48.15 in 100 butterfly (2/27) and 1:49.61 in 200 butterfly (2/28)...recorded then-personal-best time of 20.99 in 50 freestyle and touched wall in 49.67 in 100 butterfly vs. Indiana (2/7)...swam second leg on second-place 200 freestyle relay at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...also finished third in 100 butterfly after touching wall in 51.55 and tied for sixth in 50 freestyle with 22.10 clocking...finished second in 100 butterfly with 51.53 time and seventh in 50 freestyle with 22.19 clocking vs. Miami (10/31)...also led off third-place 400 freestyle relay and swam third leg on fifth-place 400 medley relay...finished fourth in 50 freestyle with 21.82 time at Northwestern (11/7)...also swam third leg on fourth-place 200 medley relay and swam second leg on fourth-place 200 freestyle relay...finished third in 100 butterfly with 51.64 time and seventh in 50 freestyle after touching wall in 22.00 at Notre Dame (11/8)...finished third in 100 butterfly with 51.14 time at Purdue Challenge (11/15)...led off eighth-place 200 freestyle relay at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)...also anchored ninth-place 200 medley relay, swam third leg on 10th-place 800 freestyle relay and finished 10th in 100 butterfly with 49.59 time (11/22)...finished third in 100 butterfly with 51.28 clocking and fifth in 50 freestyle with 22.27 time in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)
High School: Graduated from Carmel High School in 2008 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... team won sectional championship ... won 100 fly sectional title as a junior and senior ... named an All-American in the 100 fly his last two years ... holds the school record in the 50 free ... was a member of National Honor Society ... graduated with academic honors.
Personal: Given name is Brendan Robbins Joyce ... born September 29, 1989 ... son of Robert and Jennifer Joyce ... has one older sister, Chelsey, and a younger brother, Rob ... majoring in industrial design.