The Boilermakers host Miami (Ohio) for a season-opening dual meet at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Drew Brees
Favorite Author: Dan Brown
In Her MP3 Player: Jason Mraz
Last Concert She Attended: The Script
Favorite Actor & Actress: Hugh Jackman & Kristin Wiig
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Meal: Breakfast
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water Skiing
Favorite Purdue Building: Purdue Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Place She Would Like to Visit: Italy
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Disc Golf
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Watching Casey Matthews win NCAA Championship
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dr. Weiss, Materials II
Furry Friend: Roxie, Shih Tzu & TJ, Golden Doodle
other Hobbies/Interests: Any kind of puzzle
2012-13: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Comodeca competed primarily in the backstroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (58.33) and 200 back (2:07.55) as well as the 100 (52.99) and 200 free (1:56.88) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... also competed in four individual events at the Purdue Invitational, winning the D final of the 200 back... won the B final of the 100 free and swam the anchor leg for the victorious 200 free relay at the Ohio State Winter Invite... had another strong showing in the 100 back (58.60) at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet... competed in the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates and Purdue Invitational, finishing with a time of 2:11.40 at the invite.
2011-12: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Comodeca competed in five different events, racing most frequently in the 200 free and 200 back... swam the 200 free in every meet in which she competed except the Indiana Intercollegiates... won the 200 back at the Ohio State Winter Invite with a season-best time (2:06.47)... season-best times in the 100 (52.99) and 200 free (1:53.00) and 100 back (59.76) came at the Ohio State Invitational... swam on the 200 free relay team that finished second at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2010-11: Comodeca competed in the freestyle sprints and 200 backstroke... her season-best time in the 200 back (2:06.68) at the Big Ten Quad ranked as the fourth fastest on the team in 2010-11... competed in the 50 (24.35), 100 (52.51) and 200 free (1:52.41) at the Big Ten Championships, posting season-best times in all three events... also recorded a solid time of 1:52.49 in the 200 free at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance meet... competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free and 200 back at the Purdue Invitational... swam the 500 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates... helped the 400 free relay team win its heat at the Purdue Invite... swam the leadoff leg on the 800 free relay team that posted Purdue's fifth-fastest time of the year at the Purdue Invite.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner...four-time All-American...three-time First Team All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference...two-time team MVP as an upperclassman...competed in the OHSAA state meet in the 100 and 200 free as an upperclassman, finishing third in the 200 free as a junior...competed in the OHSAA state meet in the 500 free as a freshman and sophomore...helped her 400 free relay team finish second at the state meet as a freshman...Junior Nationals qualifier...member of the 2008 women's summer sectional championship team with the M.E. Lyons YMCA Anderson Barracudas.
Personal: Full name is Julia Kathryne Comodeca...born in Cincinnati...parents are Jim Comodeca and Kathy Gorby...family also includes brother Jimmy...intends to major in civil engineering.