Alex Clarke
Alex  Clarke


Carmel, Ind.

High School:




Meaney Wins Bronze, Rawson Breaks Record

Purdue has two championship finalists in both 200 fly and platform diving


Boilermakers Visit Columbus for Big Tens

Meitz, Meaney and Kitchel all rank among the top 3 in the Big Ten in an event


Boilermakers Win Big at Senior Meet

Men win all five freestyle events; women finish 1-2-3-4 in six events


Records Fall on Day 1 of Purdue Invite

Cifelli and Loschiavo finish 1-2 in 1-meter diving; Hakan moves into top 10 in 500 free


Iowa Up Next for Final Dual of the Fall

Boilermakers continue to train with eyes on three-day Purdue Invitational (Nov. 16-18)

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
• Competed primarily in the individual medley events and 200 butterfly
• Posted career-best times in the 200 (1:59.66) and 400 IM (4:15.32) at the Big Ten Championships, improving on her third-fastest times in program history
• Also had a season best in the 200 fly (1:59.89) at Big Tens
• One of six Boilermakers to score in all three of her individual events at Big Tens, accounting for 20 team points
• Represented Purdue at the U.S. Open Championships in August
• Won the 400 IM at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, a meet in which she accounted for 41 team points by scoring in all three of her events
• Victorious in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Triple Duals and the 100 IM in the dual meet win vs. Michigan State
• Was the only Boilermaker to compete in the 400 IM at Big Tens
• Only member of the team to break two minutes in the 200 IM in 2016-17

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
• Competed primarily in the IM events and 200 butterfly
• Posted season-best times in the 200 (1:59.86) and 400 IM (4:16.47) as well as the 200 fly (1:59.36) at the Big Ten Championships
• Established a new Purdue freshman record in the 200 IM at Big Tens
• Moved into third place in program history in both the 200 and 400 IM as well as eighth in the 200 fly
• One of five Boilermakers, and the only freshman, to score in three individual events at Big Tens
• Accounted for 30 team points at Big Tens, winning the C final of the 200 fly and finishing as the runner-up in the C final of the 400 IM
• Highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM, qualified for the A final of her three individual events at the Purdue Invitational to account for 40 team points
• Won her heat of the 200 IM at the Purdue Invite and in the triple dual with Notre Dame and Ohio State

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Chris Plumb and TJ Day at Carmel High School in suburban Indianapolis
• Four-year Indiana state qualifier helped CHS win four more state titles as it extended its national record to 29 straight
• Swam the breaststroke leg on the state champion 200 medley relay team three years in a row, earning All-American honors each year
• Finished in the top five at state in the 100 breast and 200 IM multiple times during her high school career
• Was state champ for her age group in the 400 IM and the runner-up in the 200 fly at the senior state meet with the Carmel Swim Club
• Junior Nationals qualifier
• Team captain was very involved with extracurricular activities, including Mettle 4 Medals, Dance Marathon and Walk for Autism
• National Honor Society
• Random act of kindness award recipient

• Major: Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
• Full name is Alexandra Jane Nicole Clarke
• Born in Fishers, Indiana
• Parents are Chris and Jane Clark
• Family also includes younger siblings Mitchell and Kate
• Father swam at Michigan State

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Swimmer She'd Like to Race: Missy Franklin
Unique Skill: Can wiggle her ears
In Her MP3 Player: Fetty Wap
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 400 IM
Favorite Marquee Event: NCAA Basketball Tournament
Last Concert She Attended: Foreigner
Last Book She Read: Human Development - Family Diversity
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actor & Actress: Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Remember the Titans
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Avatar
Favorite TV Show: Parenthood
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Macaroni & Cheese
Favorite Dessert: All Desserts
Favorite Purdue Building: Class of 1950 Hall
Favorite Big Cities: New York City
Unique Travel Locale: England
Country She'd Like to Visit: South Africa
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: How nice the facility is
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 2016 Big Ten Championships
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Representing the school I love
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Brandon Keehn, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Furry Friend: Charlie, Mini-Golden Doodle


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