Courtney Kresl
Courtney  Kresl


Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:



2016-17 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the freestyle sprints
• Posted season-best times in the 50 (23.54), 100 (51.85) and 200 free (1:55.17) at the Big Ten Championships
• Swam on the victorious 200 free relay at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Qualified for the C final of the 100 free at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational
• Ranked fifth on the team in 2016-17 in the 50 free
• Part of Purdue's top team in the 400 free relay at the Big Ten Triple Duals
• Represented Purdue at the U.S. Open Championships in August

• Four-year letterwinner for coach John Gibson at Carroll High School in Fort Wayne
• Also part of the Northwest Aquatic Club
• Four-year Indiana state qualifier
• Two-time state medalist each of her upperclassman seasons
• Team MVP as a sophomore and junior
• 11-time sectional champion during her high school career, highlighted by four sectional victories as a junior
• Helped lead CHS to consecutive sectional titles in 2015 and 2016 as well as a conference title as a junior
• Two-time junior nationals qualifier as an upperclassman
• Area swimmer of the year as a junior
• Multiple-year all-conference honoree
• National Honor Society

• Major: Math Education
• Full name is Courtney Ann Kresl
• Born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas
• Parents are Jim and Heather Kresl
• Family also includes younger brothers Austin and Kyle

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Coach & Athlete: John Gibson, Patrick Roussel
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Spire Institute
Swimmer She'd Like to Race Against: Maya Dirado
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Kate Middleton
Unique Skill/Hidden Talent: Knowing Unuseful Song Lyrics to 2012 Hits
In Her MP3 Player: Cheat Codes
Last Concert She Attended: The Griswolds
Band She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Galantis
Magazine She Subscribes To: Cosmopolitan
Last Book She Read: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Favorite Multimedia App: Spotify
Favorite Actor, Actresses and Director: Tony Baldwin, Bellamy Young, Shonda Rhimes
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Mean Girls
Shows She Can't Stop Watching: Parks & Rec, Scandal
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Easter & 4th of July
Favorite Foods: Avocados & Peanut Butter
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate & Cheesecake (from Marat)
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Kayaking
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Purdue Building: Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: Las Vegas
Unique Travel Locale: Bahamas
Country She'd Like to Visit: Greece
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: People in it
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2017 U.S. Open
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Everyone has so much pride
Furry Friend: Murray, Dog ("We have no clue what kind though")


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