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Nate Hopkins
Nate Hopkins

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Westfield

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
05/05/1993



11/21/2014

Purdue Strong in 100 Breast & 400 IM on Day One at Minnesota

Dias finishes third behind two Olympians in A final of 100 breaststroke.

11/19/2014

Boilers Close Out the Fall with Return to Minnesota Grand Prix

Purdue to compete against the Gophers & other notable members of USA Swimming community.

11/01/2014

Purdue Sweeps Co-Ed Dual Meet at Notre Dame

Men defeat Irish for 7th time in last 8 years, women extend win streak vs UND to six.

10/30/2014

Boilermakers Cruise to Dual Meet Win at Miami (Ohio)

Seliskar out touches Brooks by fourth tenths in 200 fly, wins 200 back & swims on relay winner.

10/29/2014

Purdue Set for Road Duals at Miami & Notre Dame

Boilermakers to compete in two different pools in 48-hour span for eighth time since 2006.

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

02/24/2014

Big Ten Triple Duals

Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

12/02/2013

Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indiana Pacers
Favorite Athlete: Andrew Luck
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Walt Disney
In His MP3 Player: G-Eazy
Last Concert He Attended: Train
Magazine He Subscribes to: Sports Illustrated
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Robert Downey Jr., Brooklyn Decker, Joss Whedon
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Banana pudding
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Indianapolis
Unique Travel Locale: Cayman Islands
Country He'd Like to Visit: Australia
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2014 B1G Championship
Furry Friend: Chansey, dog

2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten... Hopkins competed primarily in the distance freestyle events... season-best times in the mile (15:09.37, 1st), 500 (4:24.89, 3rd) and 200 (1:39.45, 4th) free from the Big Ten Championships ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... posted the second-fastest mile time in program history at Big Tens, finishing ninth overall to account for nine team points... 1000 split (9:11.29) on the mile at Big Tens was good for third fastest in Purdue history... also moved into eighth place in program history in the 500 free... runner-up in the 1000 free (9:25.30) in the dual meet against No. 1-ranked Michigan... raced in the 100 fly in the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.

2012-13: CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Hopkins competed primarily in the distance freestyle events... team's most improved honoree... scored at the Big Ten Championships by placing 16th in the mile... posted season-best times in the 200 (1:39.31), 500 (4:27.26) and 1650 free (15:17.43) at Big Tens... season-best time in the 1000 free (9:40.60) was in the dual meet at Notre Dame... his season-best times in the 500 (4th), 1000 (4th) and 1650 free (2nd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... in program history, moved to fifth place in the mile and 10th place in the 500 free with his season bests... accounted for 28 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing fifth overall in the mile, seventh in the A final of the 500 free and seventh in the B final of the 200 free... also won heat 4 of the mile and helped his 800 free relay team win heat 1 at the Purdue Invite... won the 1000 free in the dual meet victory at Miami (Ohio)... won heat 4 of the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

Before Purdue: Hopkins was a four-year Indiana state qualifier for coach Kyle Messmore at Westfield High School... state champion in the 500 free as a junior... two-time team MVP also qualified for the championship final of the 200 and 500 free as a junior and sophomore... qualified for the state meet in the 100 and 200 free as a freshman while being named the team's most improved athlete... WHS Athletic Honor Roll student... high school teammate of fellow Boilermaker Peter Koss... qualified for the championship final of the senior state meet in the 500, 1000 and 1650 free... 2011 Junior Nationals qualifier in the 400 and 800 freestyle.

Personal: Full name is Nathan Michael Hopkins... born in Indianapolis... parents are Michael and Michelle Hopkins... family also includes younger sister Megan... his uncle Joe Meyer is a Purdue alumnus... majoring in management.