Amanda Burson
Amanda  Burson


Northlake, Texas

High School:
Metea Valley (Ill.)

Last College:
Air Force



2016-17 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Did not compete in a meet after joining the program at the semester break as a transfer from the Air Force Academy.

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Tom Schweer and Mark Jager at Metea Valley High School in suburban Chicago
• Also part of the Maverick Swim Club
• Four-year team MVP
• Four-year honor roll student graduated with honors
• Junior Nationals qualifier

• Major: Animation
• Full name is Amanda Carrol Burson
• Born in Statesville, North Carolina
• Parents are Byron and Rebecca Burson
• Family also includes younger sister Jessica and now resides in Northlake, Texas
• Father was a swimmer at Stanford

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Texas Rangers
Favorite Coach: Tom Schweer
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 400 Free Relay
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Great-Grandfather
In Her MP3 Player: Journey
Last Concert She Attended: Foreigner
Band She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Journey
Last Book She Read: Harry Potter
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Super-Hero: Captain America
Show She Can't Stop Watching: How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Dessert: Brownies
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Favorite Purdue Building: Polytechnic Institute
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Goat Rock Mountains (Washington)
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Has a homey feel
Most Memorable Meet/Moment at Purdue: 2017 Big Ten Championships
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Being part of a family
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Travis Fuerst, Computer Graphics Technology
Furry Friend: Penny, Shih Tzu-Poodle mix


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