Konnor de Venecia
Konnor  de Venecia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Englewood, Colo.

High School:
Cherry Creek

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
06/18/1996

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

05/03/2016

Hosting Big Tens Highlights Strong Season

Amaltdinov wins Big Ten title, freshman divers qualify for NCAAs

03/23/2016

B1G Honors 57 Student-Athletes

125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16

11/22/2014

Boilermakers Wrap Up Their Races at Minnesota Grand Prix

Blanco qualifies for four A finals in Minneapolis for the second year in a row.

11/13/2014

Purdue Men Host WKU Mega Gallery

Purdue Men host WKU

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

11/09/2014

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
• Academic All-Big Ten

• Competed primarily in the 200 and 500 freestyle
• Posted career-best times in the 50 (21.75) and 100 free (46.21) at the IU First Chance meet
• Also had a season best time of 1:42.35 in the 200 free at IU, finishing third
• Anchored the 400 free relay team to victory in the dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio)
• Raced in the 100, 200 and 500 free at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational
• Contributed to the victorious 200 free relay team and won his heat of the 100 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates

2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Competed primarily in the freestyle events, specifically the 200 free
• Posted career-best times in the 100 (46.91) and 200 free (1:41.01) at the Purdue First Chance meet, where he also had a season-best time in the 500 (4:46.28)
• Finished third in the 200 free at the First Chance meet
• Qualified for the C final of the 100 and 200 free at the Purdue Invitational, placing fourth in the 200
• Also raced in the 100 back (53.79) and 500 free at the Purdue Invite
• Placed third as Purdue's top finisher in the 200 free in the dual meet vs. Miami (Ohio)

2014-15:
• Competed in the freestyle and backstroke events
• Posted season-best times in the 200 (1:42.82) and 500 free (4:38.54) as well as the 200 back (1:51.45) at the Minnesota Grand Prix
• Did not compete during the spring semester portion of the season
• Also raced in three events, the 50 (22.35) and 200 free (1:43.84) as well as the 100 back (53.60), at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates

HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered for coach Shawn Smith at Cherry Creek High School in suburban Denver, where he also ran cross country as an underclassman
• Two-time A finalist at western sectional championships
• Helped his team win the western region sectionals as well
• Competed in Speedo Champions Series meets in Oregon and Washington in the summer of 2014
• Graduated with a 4.3 weighted GPA and was a member of National Honor Society as an upperclassman
• Served as a Special Olympics coach

PERSONAL
• Major: Aeronautic and Aerospace Engineering
• Full name is Konnor William de Venecia
• Born in Englewood, Colorado
• Parents are Kurt and Kathryn de Venecia, both University of Wisconsin alumni
• Family also includes older brother Bryce and younger sister Ciara

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Athlete: Aaron Piersol
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Uytengsu Aquatics Center, USC
Swimmer He’d Like to Race Against: Jason Jung
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 10 Meter Diving
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
In His MP3 Player: AC/DC
Last Concert He Attended: The Chainsmokers
Musician He’d Love to See Play Purdue: Kenny Loggins
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Robert Downey Jr., Emilia Clarke, Christopher Nolan
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Miracle
Favorite Super-Hero Series: Iron Man
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: German Chocolate Cake
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Denver
Unique Travel Locale: Philippines
Country He'd Like to Visit: Brazil
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Fishing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Competition Pool
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Florida Training Trip
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Being a Boilermaker
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Tyler Tallman, Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering
Furry Friend: Terra, Australian Shepherd

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