Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Dan Ross
In His MP3 Player: J. Cole
Last Concert He Attended: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Actor & Director: Will Smith & Steven Spielberg
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Cinco de Mayo
Favorite Food: Salmon
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey
Favorite Big City: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: England
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Waterpolo
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 dual meet win at Notre Dame
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Charles Cutter, History
Furry Friend: Ruby, mixed-breed dog
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Michael competed in six different events, racing most frequently 100 free and 100 fly... his season-best times in the 100 fly (48.62, 2nd), 100 free (44.60, 4th), and 100 breast (58.38, 5th) ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... competed in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships, qualifying for the C final of the 100 fly and posting season-best times in all three events... also swam the butterfly leg on Purdue's 200 medley relay team at Big Tens that posted the second-fastest time in program history... swam the fly leg on Purdue's two fastest 200 medley relay teams of the season... also part of Purdue's 400 free relay team at Big Tens... was among the eight Purdue swimmers that traveled to Dallas for the Classic @ SMU, competing in the 100 and 200 breast and 100 fly as well as the medley relays... won the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates... swam on relay winners at the Big Ten Quad and the dual meet victory against Notre Dame.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Michael competed in the freestyle sprints, 100 breast and 100 fly... his season-best times in the 100 fly (49.63) and 100 breast (58.83) ranked among the top five for Purdue in 2010-11, posting both times at the Big Ten Championships... also competed in the 50 and 100 free at the Big Ten Championships, recording a season-best time in the 100 (45.56)... swam the fly leg on the victorious 400 medley relay team in the dual meet win at Notre Dame, a unit that posted the fourth-fastest time of the season for Purdue in that event... recorded season-best times in the 50 (20.81) and 200 free (1:39.97) at the Ohio State Last Chance meet... swam the third leg on the 400 free relay team in the dual meet with Indiana that posted the fifth-fastest time of the year for Purdue... competed in the 50 and 100 free, 100 breast and 100 fly at the Purdue Invitational, advancing to the B final of the 100 breast and 100 fly... recorded his season-best time in the breast in the dual meet at Michigan State.
2009-10: Did not compete while sitting out as a transfer.
Personal: Full name is G. Daniel Michael...born in South Bend, Ind....father is George Michael...has one sister, Mindy, who attended Purdue...majoring in history.