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Nate Thomas
Nate Thomas

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Pace, Fla.

High School:
Pace

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
02/19/1996



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bears
Favorite Coaches: Dan Ross & J. Agnew
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Nathan Adrian
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Abraham Lincoln
In His MP3 Player: Diplo
Last Concert He Attended: Glowrage
Favorite Actor & Actress: Robert Downey, Jr. & Emma Stone
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Purdue Building: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Country He'd Like to Visit: Greece
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Paddle Boarding
Furry Friend: Teddy, Dachshund

Before Purdue: Three-year state finals qualifier in Florida for coach Amy Wolfenden at Pace High School in the northwest corner of the state... FHSAA state champion in the 100 free as a senior, winning with a time of 45.88... two-time runner-up in the state finals of the 50 free as an upperclassman, posting a time of 20.69 as a senior... 50 free All-American as a senior... two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... also competed in the 100 breast, 200 free and relays at the FHSAA state meet... two-time team captain as an upperclassman... most improved swimmer as a freshman... swam for coach Philip Kraus on the club level... ranked among the Top 10 in his school academically as a "Pace Setter"... four-year academic honor roll student... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pace athletic council and ambassador program.

Personal: Full name is Nathaniel Alan Thomas... born in Munster, Ind.... parents are Larry and Dawn Thomas... family also includes younger brother Matthew... father played football and mom tennis at Franklin College (Franklin, Ind.)... majoring in biology.