Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Drew Brees
Favorite Author: Dan Brown
Artist on Her MP3 Player: Jason Mraz
Last Concert She Attended: The Script
Favorite Actor & Actress: Steve Carrell & Sandra Bullock
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: Ultimate Frisbee
Most Memorable Moment: Beating Indiana University, 2011
Furry Friend: Roxie, Shih Tzu
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.