Anji Li
Anji Li

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cuernavaca, Mexico

High School:
Tec de Monterrey

Event:
Freestyle/Backstroke

Birthdate:
04/23/1993



11/25/2014

26 Boilermakers Score to Help Purdue Win Ohio State Invite

Despite not winning the events, Purdue still earned its most points in 200 & 500 free, 200 fly.

11/23/2014

Boilermakers Close Out Team Win at Ohio State Invitational

Purdue wins a multi-day invite meet on the road for first time since November 2004.

11/22/2014

Boilermakers in First Place After Opening Day at Ohio St. Invite

Purdue wins the 400 medley relay with the second-fastest time in program history.

11/22/2014

Purdue Extends its First-Place Lead at Ohio St. Invitational

Jagdfeld breaks freshman record in 200 freestyle while winning the A final of the event.

04/22/2014

Season Recap: Boilers Post 5 New Records, Send 10 to NCAAs

Matthews wins 1-meter diving Big Ten title; Mercer claims 3 Swimmer of the Week awards.

09/11/2014

2014-15 Purdue Team Photos

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

11/12/2013

Notre Dame @ Purdue

Women's Swimming & Diving photos from 11/1/13 dual meet

11/07/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from the home opening meet.

04/16/2013

Purdue hosts Indiana Live on BTN

Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving hosts Indiana for a dual meet live on the BTN.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Cesar Cielo
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Lew Gerbrant
In Her MP3 Player: Florence & The Machine
Last Concert She Attended: Gypsy Kings
Favorite Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Last Book She Read: House of Spirits
Favorite Actor & Director: James Franco & Guillermo del Toro
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Purdue Building: Hicks Undergraduate Library
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Tepoztlan, Mexico
Country She'd Like to Visit: Thailand
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Handball
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Math with Jeff Beckley
Furry Friend: Orejas & Mich, Dachshunds

2013-14: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Li competed in the freestyle sprints and backstroke events... season-best times in the 50 (23.09, 5th) and 100 free (50.97, 5th) as well as the 100 back (58.19, 3rd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... posted her season-best times in the 50 free and 100 back at the Big Ten Championships... recorded her top time in the 100 free at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet, the same day in which she helped the 200 free relay team post Purdue's best time of the year in the event... was also part of the Boilers' top 200 medley relay and second fastest 400 medley relay teams of the season at the Ohio State Invitational... runner up in the C final of the 50 free at the Ohio State Invitational... also qualified for the C finals of the 100 and 200 back (2:05.41) at Ohio State, posting her season-best time in the 200 back... swam the leadoff leg on the victorious 200 medley relays at the November Quad meet and Indiana Intercollegiates.

2012-13: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Li competed in the backstroke events and the freestyle sprints... posted season-best times in her four events - 50 (23.64) and 100 free (52.76), 100 (56.37) and 200 back (2:04.53) - at the Purdue Invitational... season-best time in the 100 back ranked fifth best on the team in 2012-13... also competed in her four events at the Ohio State Winter Invite... accounted for 25 team points at the Purdue Invitational by finishing eighth in the A final of the 50 free, second in the B final of the 100 back and seventh in the B final of the 200 back... also won heat 2 of the 50 free in the prelims and helped her 200 free relay team win heat 2 at the Purdue Invite... swam the 200 IM at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet.

2011-12: Li competed primarily in the backstroke events and 50 free... season-best times in the 100 (55.63, 3rd) and 200 back (2:02.50, 5th) from the Big Ten Championships both ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... her 100 (7th) and 200 back (10th) times also ranked among the fastest in program history... honored with the team's Most Improved award... also competed in the 50 free at Big Tens, finishing with a season-best time of 23.45... qualified for the C final of the 100 back at Big Tens... qualified for the C final of the 50 free, 100 and 200 back at the Ohio State Invitational, placing third in in the 200... was also part of 200 free and 400 medley relay teams at Ohio State that posted Purdue's fourth-fastest times of the year... swam the 100 free and 200 IM at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet... made her Purdue debut in the November dual meet win against Northwestern after making the team as a walk-on.

Before Purdue: Four-year medalist at the SCM Mexican Nationals... also a three-year medalist at the Mexican National Olympics... medaled in the 50 free three times (2008, 2009 & 2011) and the 100 free twice (2008 & 2011); also medaled in the 50 and 200 back... medaled twice in the 50 free (2008 & 2011) and 50 back (2008 & 2010) at the Mexican National Olympics... competed for coach Margarita Nolasco... graduated in the top 10 percent of her academic class.

Personal: Full name is Anji Ines Li... born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a community located about 50 miles south of Mexico City... daughter of Xiangyue Li and Hailin Zhao; her father Xiangyue is a civil engineer and her mother Hailin is a physics professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)... family also includes younger brother Andong Li... majoring in actuarial science.