Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Pro Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Athlete: Aaron Piersol
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Texas Aquatic Center
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Austin Flager
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: George Washington
In His MP3 Player: 2 Chainz
Last Concert He Attended: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Favorite Author: Ernest Hemmingway
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Morgan Freeman, Mila Kunis, J.J. Abrams
Favorite Month: January
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Ice cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong
Favorite Big City: Nashville, Tennessee
Unique Travel Locale: Costa Rica
Country He'd Like to Visit: Spain
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Baseball
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Notre Dame (2013-14 season)
2013-14: Curtiss competed primarily in the backstroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (50.04, 4th) and 200 back (1:50.34, 5th) that ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14 at the Michigan First Chance meet... won the 200 back and helped his 200 medley relay finish in a first-place tie in the dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio), posting his best times of the fall in the 100 (51.61) and 200 back (1:53.59) at that meet... raced in the 50 free and 100 back at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
Before Purdue: Curtiss was a four-year letter-winner for coach John Morse at Ravenwood High School in suburban Nashville... part of a state champion 200 medley relay team as a senior, earning All-American acclaim... helped Ravenwood finish as the state runner-up as a senior captain... two-time Scholastic All-American had a 4.0 GPA in multiple years and graduated among the top five percent of his class... top times of 50.76 in the 100 back and 1:53.28 in the 200 back as a senior... Purdue Merit Scholar.
Personal: Full name is Theodore R. Curtiss... born in St. Louis... parents are Charles and Angela Curtiss... family also includes older sister Rachel, who swims at Middlebury College... majoring in materials science and engineering.