Katie Beck
Katie Beck

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brecksville, Ohio

High School:
Brecksville-Broadview Heights

Height:
5-10

Event:
Backstroke/Butterfly

Birthdate:
05/16/1989



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: New Orleans Saints
Favorite Athlete: Drew Brees
In Her MP3 Player: Cake
Last Concert She Attended: Kings of Leon
Last Book She Read: Pillars of the Earth
Favorite Actor & Film Role: Bruce Willis in Die Hard series
Favorite Animated Character: Stewie Griffin of Family Guy
Favorite Purdue Building: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Germany
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 Big Ten Championships
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Josh Boyd, Communication

2010-11: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Beck competed primarily in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly... competed in the 50 free (24.07), 100 back (56.61) and 100 fly (56.22) at the Big Ten Championships, posting season-best times in all three events... her time in the 100 back ranked second on the team in 2010-11... finished her career ranked as the school-record holder in the 100 fly and also ranked third in the 100 back, posting those times in 2009... was also part of Purdue all-time top five relay teams in the 200 free and 400 medley relays during her career... swam on 200 and 400 free and 200 and 400 medley relay teams that each posted the fourth-fastest Purdue times of the year... helped the 400 free relay team finish second at the Big Ten Quad... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in October, competing in the 100 back and 100 fly... won the team's Cathy Wright Eager "Continuing Women of Educational Excellence" award.

2009-10: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award...Academic All-Big Ten...CSCAA All-Academic honorable mention...swam third leg on school-record 200 freestyle relay...quartet stopped clock in 1:31.01 while finishing fourth at Big Ten Championships, breaking previous mark of 1:31.09 set in 2005...swam third leg on 400 medley relay that moved to second on program's all-time performance list with time of 3:40.51 that placed fifth at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...clocked NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 55.30 while scoring 14th-place points in 100 backstroke at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...opened season with consecutive 100 butterfly wins, bettering field at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10) and at Miami (10/30)...also anchored victorious 200 medley relay at Intercollegiates and victorious 400 freestyle relays vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and vs. Northwestern (11/7)...also led off third-place 400 medley relay, finished third in 100 backstroke and placed fourth in 100 butterfly vs. Fighting Irish...took second in 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke in addition to leading off third-place 400 medley relay vs. Wildcats...finished second in 100 backstroke and led off third-place 200 medley relay at RedHawks...finished fourth in 50 freestyle at Indiana Intercollegiates and fifth in event at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...also led off runner-up 200 medley relay and placed third in 100 backstroke at Eastern Michigan...took fourth in 100 freestyle at Eagles (11/14).

2008-09: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award...Academic All-Big Ten...broke school record in 100 butterfly with 54.26 time while finishing 12th at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...time took down previous record of 54.29 recorded by Carlene Takaki in 2006...swam third leg on 400 medley relay that broke school record by touching wall in 3:40.29 at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...swam second leg on 400 freestyle relay that broke school record with 3:20.53 time while finishing seventh at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...swam third leg on 200 freestyle relay that finished sixth and moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list with 1:31.15 time at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...moved to third on Purdue's all-time performance list in 100 backstroke with 55.19 clocking at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...stopped clock in season-best time of 50.88 in 100 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...clocked season-best 23.90 time in 50 freestyle at Boiler-Make-It Last Chance (3/1)...led off victorious 200 medley relay and won 100 backstroke in 58.47 at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)... swam third leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay, swam third leg on second-place 400 medley relay and finished third in 200 backstroke with 2:06.82 time at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also won 100 butterfly in 57.52, swam third leg on victorious 200 medley relay and led off 400 freestyle relay that stopped clock in 3:34.10 (11/15)...led off victorious 200 freestyle relay in quadruple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...also finished second in 100 butterfly with 57.93 clocking and led off fourth-place 200 medley relay...swam third leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay at Michigan State (1/17)...finished second in 100 butterfly with 58.04 time and fifth in 100 backstroke with 59.39 clocking at Indiana (1/24)...also swam third leg on second-place 400 freestyle relay and led off third-place 200 medley relay...anchored victorious 200 freestyle relay at Northwestern (11/7)...finished third in 100 backstroke with 58.85 time and in 100 butterfly after touching wall in 58.06 at Notre Dame (11/8)...also swam third leg on second-place 400 freestyle relay and led off third-place 400 medley relay...finished 21st in 200 backstroke with season-best 2:03.89 time at Art Adamson Invitational (11/23)

2007-08: Nominated to Dean's List, Semester Honors and Athletic Director's Honor Roll in both of the fall and spring semesters ... Big Ten Championships competitor in the 100 and 200 backstroke, as well as the 50 freestyle ... posted season-best times of 23.64 in the 50 free, 56.00 in the 100 back, and 2:04.57 in the 200 back ... placed second in 200 back and third in 100 back versus Indiana ... placed second in 100 back and third in 200 back against Michigan State ... versus Miami (Ohio), placed second in both the 100 and 200 back ... chalked up second in the 100 back at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

High School: Graduated with honors from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School in 2007 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... four-time team MVP ... shared MVP honors with sister, Sarah, as a freshman ... four-time All-Ohio selection ... three-time All-American ... won state title in the 100 back as a junior in 2006 ... two-time state runner-up in the 100 back in 2005 and 2007 ... placed third in the 100 fly at states three consecutive years ... helped lead swim team to pair of Pioneer Conference (Heritage Division) Championships in 2004 and 2005 ... competed for school's track and field team and was part of two conference championship squads ... competed at the U.S. open ... sectional and junior national qualifier ... member of the National Honors Society ... received school's Ed Sustersic Award, which is presented to an outstanding student-athlete.

Personal: Given name is Kathleen Mavity Beck ... born May 16, 1989 ... daughter of Patrick and Sheila Beck ... has two brothers, Michael and Joey, and one sister, Sarah ... father, Patrick, and grandparents, Donald and Anne Beck, all attended Purdue ... intends to study communications.