Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Dan Ross
In His MP3 Player: Pearl Jam
Last Concert He Attended: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Big City: Toronto
Favorite Building on Campus: Birck Nanotechnology Center
Another Sport He Enjoys: Running
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
2014-15: Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient… Distinguished Big Ten Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Gutierrez competed primarily in 200 and 500 freestyle… season-best times in the 500 (4:29.32, 5th), 1000 (9:32.21, 5th) and 1650 free (15:37.02, 4th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2014-15… posted his season-best times in the 200 (1:40.20), 500 and 1650 free at the Big Ten Championships… swam the second leg on Purdue’s victorious 200 free relay in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)… qualified for the D final of the 500 free (4:34.07) and finished 17th overall in the mile (15:54.24) at the Minnesota Grand Prix… Purdue’s top finisher in the 200 free (1:40.70) with a strong time in the senior day dual vs. Indiana.
2013-14: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Gutierrez competed primarily in the mid-distance freestyle events... posted season-best times in the 100 (45.89) and 500 free (4:31.45) at the Big Ten Championships... season-best time in the 200 free (1:40.05) was at the Minnesota Grand Prix... touched first among a tight three-man finish to win the 500 free in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State... won the 200 IM (1:55.47) and took second in the 100 free in the dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio)... raced in five events, including the 200 and 400 IM, at the Minnesota Grand Prix... competed in the 100 fly at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... named among the team captains for 2014-15.
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Gutierrez competed primarily in the 100 through 500 freestyle events... posted season-best times in the 100 (45.74), 200 (1:39.20) and 500 free (4:32.56) at the Big Ten Championships... his 500 free timed ranked as fifth fastest for Purdue in 2012-13... also swam on the 800 free relay team at Big Tens that posted a season-best time and fourth-fastest mark in program history... was part of three of Purdue's five fastest 800 free relay teams in 2012-13... accounted for four team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing fifth in the B final of the 200 free... also helped his 800 free relay team win heat 1 at the Purdue Invite... won the 200 free in dual meet wins against Florida Atlantic and Michigan State... helped his 800 free relay team win in the dual victory at Miami (Ohio)... placed in the top three of the 200 and 500 free in dual meet at No. 1-ranked Michigan.
2011-12: Gutierrez competed in nine different events, racing most frequently in the 200 and 500 free... season-best times in the 200 (1:38.79, 3rd) and 500 free (4:28.33, 4th) ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... posted his 200 free time at the Big Ten Championships and his 500 free time at the Ohio State Invitational... accounted for 12 team points by finishing third in the B final of the 200 and 500 free at the Ohio State Invitational... won the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates and the 200 IM in the dual meet win versus Miami... competed in the mile at the Big Ten Championships... swam the 200 back and 1000 free in the Miami meet... raced in the 200 and 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner was a three-year Ohio state qualifier at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati... All-American in the 200 freestyle as a senior after reaching the state finals... conference record holder in the 200 free and 400 free relay... also excelled in the 200 IM and 500 free... 200 IM state finalist as a junior... also qualified for state with the SHS relay teams as a sophomore... two-time team MVP helped lead Sycamore to back-to-back conference titles as an upperclassman... Junior Nationals qualifier on the club level.
Personal: Full name is Manuel Gutierrez... born in Naucalpan, Mexico... holds dual citizenship with the United States and Mexico... son of Jose Manuel and Isela Gutierrez... family also includes older sisters Karla and Isela... majoring in electrical engineering.