Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Eric Shanteau
In His MP3 Player: Arminn Van Buuren
Last Concert He Attended: Tiesto
Favorite Author: Isacc Asminov
Favorite Actor & Director: Hugh Jackman & Darren Aronofsky
Favorite Purdue Building: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite Month: January
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Rice
Favorite Big City: Seattle
Unique Travel Locale: Japan
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Walking
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Water Polo
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Jasou Clark, Thermodynamics
Other Interests: Card Games
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Hodges competed primarily in the breaststroke events... qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 and 200 breast, finishing 49th of 139 in the 100... his season-best times in the 100 (55.57, 2nd) and 200 breast (2:05.19, 5th) ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... qualified for the C final of the 100 breast while posting his season-best time at the Big Ten Championships... swept the 100 and 200 breast in the Senior Salute dual meet win against Michigan State... won the C final of the 100 breast and took fifth in the B final in the 200 to account for four team points at the Ohio State Invitational... swam the breaststroke on medley relay winners in the dual meet victory against Miami and the Black and Gold Intrasquad... also competed in the 100 and 200 fly, 200 IM and 500 free at early-season meets.
2010-11: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Hodges competed primarily in breaststroke events... posted the second-fastest times on the team in the 100 (55.54) and 200 breast (2:00.05)... qualified for the C final of both breaststroke events at the Big Ten Championships, posting his season-best time in the 100... recorded his season-best time in the 200 breast at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet... won the B final of the 100 breast and finished fifth overall in the 200 breast at the Purdue Invitational... swam the breaststroke leg of the victorious 400 medley relay team in the dual meet win at Notre Dame, a group that posted Purdue's fourth-fastest time of the season... competed in the 200 IM five times, highlighted by a season-best time of 1:58.28 at the Purdue Invitational.
2009-10: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award...Academic All-Big Ten...CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention...turned in season-best and NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 1:59.75 in 200 breaststroke at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...time came during preliminary swim and ranked as second fastest on team...finished 13th in final to add points to team total...also turned in season-best 100 breaststroke time of 55.61 while placing 17th in 100 breaststroke at conference championship meet (2/26)... swam third leg on 14th-place 400-meter medley relay at ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships (8/7)...won 200 breaststroke vs. Miami (10/30) and vs. Ball State (1/15)...also swam second leg on runner-up 400 medley relay vs. Cardinals...won 500 freestyle, finished second in 200 IM and swam second leg on third-place 400 freestyle relay vs. Carthage (11/13)...turned in third-place finish in 200 breaststroke vs. Michigan State (1/9)...placed fourth in event vs. Northwestern (11/7), at Big Ten Quad (1/30) and at Indiana (2/6)...recorded four top-five finishes in 100 breaststroke, taking fourth at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10), vs. Michigan State (1/8) and at Indiana and fifth vs. Notre Dame (11/6).
2008-09: Recorded season-best clocking of 1:55.19 in 200 IM at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...touched wall in season-best 55.56 time in 100 breaststroke at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...finished 22nd in 200 breaststroke with 2:01.88 time at Big Ten Championships (2/28)...recorded personal-best long-course time of 2:25.71 in 200 breaststroke (8/4) and 1:05.39 in 100 breaststroke (8/7) at U.S. Open National Championship...recorded 100 breaststroke personal-best time of 55.16, finished third in 200 breaststroke with personal-best time of 2:01.40 and touched wall in 1:55.54 in 200 IM vs. Indiana (2/7)...finished seventh in 200 breaststroke with 2:20.38 clocking and eighth in 100 breaststroke with 1:03.31 time vs. Miami (10/31)...anchored second-place 200 medley relay and finished third in 200 freestyle with 1:46.61 time vs. Indianapolis (11/21)...also stopped clock in 2:04.87 in 200 breaststroke and anchored 200 freestyle relay that touched wall in 1:28.73...finished third in 100 breaststroke with 58.44 time in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...also placed 10th in 100 freestyle with 49.65 clocking and 14th in 200 freestyle with 1:51.41 time
High School: Graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2008 ... four-year varsity team ... U.S.A. Scholastic All-American ... finished in the top eight at U.S.A. sectional meet as a sophomore ... sectional champion in 200 breaststroke as a junior ... named AP Scholar his last two years, including with Distinction as a senior ... part of state championship team in the 200 medley relay ... won Carol Smith Award winner for leadership ... record one top-8 and two top-16 finishes in the Junior National meet as a junior ... graduated with high honors.
Personal: Given name is Wyatt Lea Hodges ... born December 6, 1989 ... son of Johnny and Karen Hodges ... has one younger brother, Coleman ... majoring in mechanical engineering.