Alex Clarke
Alex  Clarke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Carmel

Event:
IM/Butterfly

Birthdate:
08/22/1996

11/17/2017

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

11/02/2017

Iowa Up Next for Final Dual of the Fall

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

06/23/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

04/12/2017

Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

Four Boilermakers earn All-America honors, Purdue hosts Big Tens again

03/22/2017

59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs

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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

PERSONAL
• Major: Speech Pathology
• 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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