Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: John Wooden
In His MP3 Player: Mumford and Sons
Last Concert He Attended: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Author: J.R.R Tolkien
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Paella
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Favorite Purdue Building: Civil Engineering
Besides a Car, Favorite Way to Travel: Bike
2011-12: Starr competed in the 200 free and distance freestyle events... season-best times in the 500 (4:30.54), 1000 (9:30.27) and 1650 free (15:40.67) as well as the 200 back (1:52.71) all ranked as fifth fastest on the team in 2011-12... posted season-best times in the 500, mile and 200 back at the Ohio State Invitational and the 1000 in the Big Ten Network live TV dual at Indiana... posted four individual victories, winning the 500 free in the dual meet win against Michigan State and the Indiana Intercollegiates... won the 200 free in the dual meet victory versus Miami... captured the 1000 free at the Black and Gold Intrasquad... competed in the 200, 500 and 1650 free at the Big Ten Championships... accounted for 17 points at the Ohio State Invitational, placing seventh in the mile and fourth in the B final of the 500 free... also qualified for the C final of the 200 back at the Ohio State Invitational... swam the 100 free in the dual meet win against Northwestern and 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates... career-best times in the 500 (4:24.50, 5th) and 1650 free (15:16.64, 4th) from 2011 continue to rank among fastest in Purdue history.
2010-11: Starr competed in seven different individual events but saw his most action in the 200 and 500 free... swam the second leg on the 800 free relay team at the Big Ten Championships that established a new program record... posted Purdue's season-best time in the 500 free (4:24.50), an NCAA provisional qualifying mark, at the Big Ten Championships... his season-best times in the 200 (1:37.89, 3rd), 1000 (9:16.55, 2nd) and 1650 free (15:16.64, 2nd), 200 back (1:51.82, 4th)and 200 fly (1:54.15, 5th) also ranked among the top five for the Boilers... his times in the 500 and 1,650 free both rank fourth all-time in Purdue history... his time in the 1000 free ranks fifth in program history... scored team points at the Big Ten Championships with a 10th-place finish in the mile... his season-best times in the 200 and 500 free were also record at Big Tens... won the 500 and 1000 free in the dual meet at Michigan, posting a season-best time in the 1000... helped the 800 free relay team win at the Big Ten Quad... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in January, highlighted by a third-place finish in the championship heat of the 500 free... won the 500 free, finished second in the mile and third in the 500 free at the Purdue Invitational.
2009-10: Earned NCAA provisional-qualifying times in 500 and 1,650 freestyle events...finished 21st in 1,650 freestyle with 15:32.92 time at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...race also featured season-best 1,000 freestyle time of 9:20.93...clocked 4:27.13 in preliminary 500 freestyle swim at Big Ten Championships (2/25)...finished 22nd in final after touching wall in 4:28.82...led off 800-meter freestyle relay that finished seventh at ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships (8/6)...won 500 freestyle and finished fourth in 100 backstroke vs. Northwestern (11/7)...won 100 freestyle, finished second in 200 freestyle and led off second-place 400 medley relay vs. Ball State (1/15)...swam second leg on victorious 200 medley relay vs. Michigan State (1/7)...also finished second in 500 freestyle (1/9) and eighth in 1,650 freestyle (1/8) vs. Spartans...swam third leg on third-place 800 freestyle relay at Purdue Invitational (11/21)...finished third in 100 backstroke and anchored third-place 400 medley relay vs. Miami (10/30)...took fifth in 200 freestyle and sixth in 500 freestyle at Indiana (2/6)...led off victorious 200 medley relay vs. Carthage (11/13)...also finished third in 100 butterfly and anchored third-place 400 freestyle relay.
Before Purdue: Left Albermarle as Virginia state record holder in 200 freestyle...finished seventh in 200 backstroke at NCSA Junior Nationals as junior...high point runner-up at Eastern Zone Sectionals as sophomore.
Personal: Full name is Andrew Joshua Starr...born in Gaithersburg, Md....parents are Michael and Karen Starr...family also includes sister Grace and brothers Matt, Josh and David...majoring in civil engineering.