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Andre Koop
Andre Koop

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newton, Kan.

High School:
Newton

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke

Birthdate:
11/11/1986

Experience:
3L



2009-10: Voted team captain along with Gage Barry, Kyle Mitrione and Sam Wilcher.

2008-09: Outstanding Sportsmanship Award...Academic All-Big Ten...moved to fourth on Purdue's all-time performance list in 400 IM and fifth on school's all-time performance list in 200 IM...clocked 3:50.69 in 400 IM at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...recorded 1:48.89 time in 200 IM at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...touched wall in season-best 1:46.58 clocking in 200 backstroke at Big Ten Championships (2/28)...stopped clock in 4:37.58 in 400 IM at ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships (7/7)...won 200 IM in 1:58.10 vs. Miami (10/31)...also placed fifth in 1,000 freestyle with 9:54.82 time and seventh in 100 freestyle with season-best 49.55 clocking...won 200 backstroke in 1:51.92 and 200 IM in 1:54.58 at Michigan State (1/17)...finished third in 500 freestyle in 4:50.01 and fifth in 200 freestyle at with 1:45.08 time at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...finished second in 200 backstroke with 1:54.42 time and sixth in 1,000 freestyle after stopping clock in 9:45.52 at Northwestern (11/7)...finished second in 200 backstroke after touching wall in 1:53.67 and fourth in 100 backstroke with 53.18 time at Notre Dame (11/8)...finished fourth in 200 IM with 1:56.58 time and anchored 400 medley relay that touched wall in 3:36.49 at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...finished 19th in 200 IM with 1:53.94 time at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)...also anchored 10th-place 800 freestyle relay, finished 12th in 400 IM with 4:00.19 time and 18th in 100 backstroke with 52.20 clocking (11/22) and placed 11th in 200 backstroke with 1:51.44 time (11/23)...finished third in 100 backstroke with 53.24 clocking and fourth in 500 freestyle with season-best 4:40.55 time in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...finished third in 200 backstroke after touching wall in 1:51.62, led off sixth-place 400 medley relay and placed seventh in 200 IM with 1:54.36 time in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also finished fourth in 400 IM after touching wall in 4:04.61, fifth in 200 backstroke with 1:49.91 clocking and sixth in 100 backstroke with 52.25 time (1/31)...finished seventh in 200 IM with 1:53.35 time vs. Indiana (2/7)

2007-08: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... selected to the Dean's List, Semester Honors, Coach's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM ... recorded season-bests in each event: 1:48.04 in the 200 back, 1:49.94 in the 200 IM and 3:54.67 in the 400 IM ... finished 16th in the 400 IM at the Big Ten meet ... took three second place finishes against Iowa, Michigan State and at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... also scored against Miami and at the Purdue Invitational.

2006-07: Made Dean's List, received semester honors and was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in fall of 2006 and spring of 2007 ... scored at the Big Ten Championships in the 400 IM, placing 14th in 3:57.42 ... also competed at Big Ten's in the 200 back and 200 IM ... team's second fastest swimmer in both IM races (1:51.76; 3:56.04) and third best in the 200 back (1:50.37) ... all season bests were posted at the conference championship meet ... won the 200 IM vs. Michigan State in 1:55.40 and at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... picked up victories in the 200 free and breast vs. Luther College during Hawaii training trip ... U.S. Open competitor in the 200 and 400 IM and the 200 back ... second in the 500 free vs. the Spartans (4:38.14).

High School: Graduated from Newton High School in 2005 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... helped lead team to four-straight league championships ... four-time first team all-state selection ... named 2005 Kansas High School Male Swimmer of the Year after winning the 100 back and 500 free at state meet ... state champion in the 100 back as a junior in 2004 ... state runner-up in the 500 free at three-consecutive state championships from 2002 through 2004 ... placed third in the 100 back at the state meet as a freshman, and was runner-up as a sophomore ... named to Missouri Valley Swimming all-academic team ... voted Most Inspirational Swimmer three times.

Personal: Given name is Andre Leighton Koop ... born Nov. 4, 1986 ... son of Cleo and Faye Koop ... has three brothers: Chacour, Aaron and Jeremy ... major is undecided ... enrolled in Purdue's College of Science.