Anna Giesler
Anna  Giesler


Holland, Mich.

High School:




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Swimmers Post Season-Best Times at OSU

Giesler, Guhlstorf and Sampson were Purdue's top finishers in 2 events


9 Boilermakers to Race at Ohio State

Purdue among expanded 11-team field featuring 7 teams from power conferences

2016-17 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the breaststroke events
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (1:06.04) and 200 breast (2:22.92) as well as the 200 free (1:55.47) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Also raced in those three events plus the 200 IM at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational
• Qualified for the C final of the 100 and 200 breast at Va Tech
• Purdue's top finisher in the 200 breast at Ohio State, finishing seventh in the A final
• Also swam on the 200 medley relay team at OSU that finished as the runner-up

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Sam Soukup at Holland High School in western Michigan
• Four-time state qualifier helped HHS win MHSAA Division II state titles in 2012 and 2013
• Four-year All-American, all-state and all-conference honoree
• Scholastic All-American as a junior and an academic All-American as a senior
• Team captain, class president and valedictorian of her class
• Also competed for Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics under coach Jim Whitehead

• Major: Materials Science and Engineering
• Full name is Anna Corinne Giesler
• Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
• Parents are Tom and Sara Giesler
• Family also includes younger sister Elle
• Cousin Mike Kurfess is a Purdue alumnus

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Orlando Magic
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IU Natatorium
Swimmer She'd Like to Race Against: Katie Ledecky
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 200 Medley Relay
Favorite Marquee Event: Summer Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: C.S. Lewis
In Her MP3 Player: James Arthur
Last Concert She Attended: One Republic
Band She'd Love to See Play Purdue: NEEDTOBREATHE
Last Book She Read: Crazy Love
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actor, Actress: Ryan Reynolds, Anne Hathaway
Favorite Super-Heroes: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Show She Can't Stop Watching: The Office
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Fruit Smoothies
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Sailing
Favorite Purdue Building: WALC
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Rome
Unique Travel Locale: Zambia
Country She'd Like to Visit: Germany
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Furry Friend: Khaki, Goldendoodle


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