Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athelete: Aaron Peirsol
In His MP3 Player: 2-Chainz
Last Concert Attended: Hollywood Undead
Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell
Favorite Director: Michael Bay
Favorite Month of the Year: June
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Favorite Building on Campus: Wiley Dining Hall
Favorite Big City: Washington D.C.
Unique Travel Locale: Australia
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Russia
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Table Tennis
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Fishing
2013-14: Seliskar competed primarily in the 100 backstroke and butterfly events... season-best times in the 100 (48.23, 1st) and 200 back (1:49.39, 3rd) as well as the 100 (48.25, 2nd) and 200 fly (1:48.41, 3rd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... swam the leadoff backstroke legs on Purdue's top medley relay teams of the season at Big Tens... individually, recorded season-best times in the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 fly at Big Tens... moved up on the program's all-time Top 10 lists in the 100 back (48.23, 4th) and 100 fly (48.25, 9th)... qualified for the C final of the 200 back and 200 fly at Big Tens... contributed to five relay winners throughout the season... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the six-team Classic @ SMU, accounting for 15 team points while racing in the 100 and 200 fly, 200 back, and both medley relays... won the 100 back in the dual meet victory vs. Notre Dame... authored a season-long blog highlighting college swimmers for ReachForTheWall.com.
2012-13: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... Seliskar competed primarily in the 100 back and 100 fly... qualified for the NCAA Championships as part of the medley relay teams, swimming the leadoff backstroke leg on the 200 medley relay... became the first Purdue freshman swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 2006... season-best times in the 100 back (48.98), 100 fly (48.98) and 200 fly (1:49.96) from the Big Ten Championships all ranked as the second fastest on the team in 2012-13... season-best 200 back (1:50.69) from the Purdue Invitational was also fifth best on the team... now ranks ninth in program history in the 100 back... swam on the 200 medley relay team at the Big Ten Championships that recorded the second-fastest time in program history... accounted for eight points at the Purdue Invitational by placing fifth in the B final of the 100 and 200 back... also helped his 200 free and 200 medley relay teams win their heats at the Purdue Invite... won the 100 back and 100 fly at the dual meet victory at Miami (Ohio).
Before Purdue: Seliskar was a four-year Virginia state qualifier for coach Ian Handerhan at Thomas Jefferson Science and Tech High School in McLean, Va.... qualified for the state meet in backstroke, butterfly and freestyle events as a senior... set new school records in the 100 back and 200 free... took third place in the 100 fly at the state meet as a junior... helped his 200 and 400 free relay teams place fourth at the 2010 state meet... also qualified for the championship final of the 100 fly and 200 free at the state meet as a sophomore... two-time team MVP and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... Virginia Northern Region Scholar-Athlete and Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar-Athlete awards winner as a freshman... qualified for the 2012 USA Swimming LCM Junior Nationals... finalist in five events at the 2011 NCSA Junior Nationals, helping his club team win the team title.
Personal: Full name is Stephen Moncure Seliskar... born in Charlotte, N.C.... parents are Dan and Fontaine Seliskar... family also includes younger brother Andrew... his cousin Courtney Tumbush swam for the Purdue women's team from 2010-13... majoring in engineering.