Alex Ford
Alex  Ford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spring, Texas

High School:
The Woodlands

Event:
Butterfly

Birthdate:
09/13/1995

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

11/20/2016

Swim-Dive Wins 5 More Events at Invites

Purdue women finish 1-2-3 in 200 fly; Amaltdinov sets new pool record

05/03/2016

Honors, Records Highlight Purdue's Season

Boilermakers return to 25/85 Club after qualifying nine for NCAAs

03/23/2016

B1G Honors 57 Student-Athletes

125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16

09/11/2014

2014-15 Purdue Team Photos

Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos

2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed primarily in the butterfly events
• Posted career-best times in the 100 (56.37) and 200 fly (2:01.72) as well as the 200 free (1:58.47) at the Big Ten Championships
• Recorded a time of 56.67 in the 100 fly a week later at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA last chance meet
• Finished fifth in the B final of the 200 fly at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational to account for four team points
• Also raced in the 100 fly and 200 free at Va Tech

2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Academic All-Big Ten

• Competed in the butterfly events
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (57.25) and 200 fly (2:04.76) at the Purdue Invitational
• Won her heat of the 100 fly at the Purdue Invitational, qualifying for the C final
• Also finished fifth in the C final of the 200 fly at the Purdue Invite
• Closed the season strong with a time of 58.88 in the 100 fly at the Ohio State Last Chance meet

2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the butterfly events and the 100 backstroke
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (56.62) and 200 fly (2:04.50) as well as the 100 back (1:02.79) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Purdue's top finisher in both butterfly events at the Ohio State Winter Invite, taking third in the 200 and fifth in the 100
• Qualified for the B final of the 200 fly and the C final of the 100 fly at the Ohio State Invitational
• Raced in the 50 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Kent Kirchner at The Woodlands High School in suburban Houston
• Four-year All-American and All-State honoree
• Two-time Academic All-American as an upperclassman
• Graduated summa cum laude

PERSONAL
• Major: Biomedical Engineering
• Full name is Alexandra Cathryn Ford
• Born in Houston, Texas
• Parents are Dean and Ellen Ford
• Family also includes younger siblings Camryn and Kyle

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Houston Texans
Favorite Athlete: JJ Watt
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): University of Texas
Swimmer She'd Most Like to Race Against: Katie Ledecky
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Amelia Earhart
In Her MP3 Player: Beyonce
Band She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Zac Brown Band
Favorite Social Media Platform: Netflix
Last Concert She Attended: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively
Show She Can't Stop Watching: The Office
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food/Meal: Tacos
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Going To The Beach
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey
Favorite Big City: Houston
Unique Travel Locale: Livingstone, Zambia
Country She'd Like to Visit: Australia
Most Memorable Meet/Moment at Purdue: 2017 Big Tens at Purdue
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Purdue Pride
Furry Friend: Two mini schnauzers

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