Boilermakers set to compete among the nation's best at LCM meet in San Antonio
Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.
Boilermakers get strong times from Dias in the 100 breast & the 200 medley relay team.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Eight of Purdue's 10 qualifiers are set to compete at NCAAs for at least the second time.
Favorite Pro Team: Washington Redskins
Favorite Athlete: Aaron Piersol
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Tyson's Corner YWCA
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Benjamin Southern
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): The Olympics
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: John Seliskar
In His MP3 Player: Blink-182
Last Concert He Attended: Logic
Favorite Social Media Platform: Tinder
Last Book He Read: Theory of Heart and Mass Transfer
Favorite Actor: Ash Ketchem
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Pokémon 2000
Favorite TV Show: Pokémon
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo
Favorite Dessert: Carrot Cake
Favorite Purdue Building: Ford Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Washington D.C.
Unique Travel Locale: Doha, Qatar
Country He'd Like to Visit: New Zealand
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Natural Light
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Lyan Dias, 200 Breast at the 2015 Big Tens
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Johnny Brown, Math
Other Hobbies/Interests: Drummer for Seahorse Yesterday
2014-15: NCAA Championships Qualifier (200 Medley Relay)... Seliskar competed primarily in the 50 free, 100 back and 100 fly... established a new Purdue record in the 100 back (47.42) on the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships... also swam the leadoff leg on the record-setting 200 medley relay at Big Tens, helping Purdue qualify for the NCAA Championships in the event... qualified for the B final of the 100 fly at Big Tens with a career-best time (47.53) to score team points and move into fourth place in program history... also accounted for the team's third-best time of the year in the 50 free (20.18) at Big Tens... swam on four of the five relays at Big Tens... led off the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships as part of a 22nd-place finish... accounted for nine individual event victories and led the team by contributing to eight relay winners... was victorious in the 200 fly in the only time he competed in the event all season in the dual meet win at Miami (Ohio)... swept the 100 back and 100 fly in the dual meet victory against Western Kentucky... was victorious in three events (50 and 100 back, 50 fly) and swam on three relay winners in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State... won the 50 free and 100 back while also swimming on the victorious 200 medley relay team at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... finished third in the B final of the 100 back and 100 fly as Purdue's top finisher in both events at the Minnesota Grand Prix.
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 mechanical engineering.