Danielle Auckley
Danielle  Auckley


Lafayette, Ind.

High School:




Kitchel Breaks 200 Fly Record Again

Auckley, King, Smailis and Thom also post season bests at Boiler-Make-It meet


18 Boilermakers Score at Big Tens

Meitz and Meaney medal, Rawson regains 200 fly record and scores in all three events


Meitz Wins Silver, Another Relay Record

Divers shine on 1-meter, racking up 79 team points with 4 of top 11 finishers


Medley Relay Mark Eclipsed at Big Tens

Smailis, Auckley help Purdue break its program record for second year in a row


Boilermakers Visit Columbus for Big Tens

Meitz, Meaney and Kitchel all rank among the top 3 in the Big Ten in an event

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
Academic All-Big Ten
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
• Competed primarily in the freestyle sprints
• Recorded career-best times in the 50 (22.98, 2nd), 100 (49.75, 1st) and 200 free (1:48.67, 4th) at the Big Ten Championships, ranking among the top five on the team in 2016-17
• Swam the anchor leg on the record-setting 200 medley relay at the Big Tens
• Part of four relays at Big Tens, all posting top-10 times in program history
• Individually, moved into seventh place in program history in the 100 free
• Recipient of the team's P2S&D award honoring commitment to the program's core values
• Accounted for 12 team points at Big Tens by scoring in the 50 and 100, qualifying for the B final of the 100
• Contributed to a team-high eight relay winners throughout the season
• Swept the freestyle sprints and was part of the victorious 400 free relay team in Indiana dual
• Accounted for 31 team points at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, qualifying for the A final of the 50 and 100 free
• Helped Purdue sweep the relays in the dual meet win at Iowa
• Won her heat of the 200 IM and 500 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates, the only meet in which she competed in the events

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed in the freestyle sprints
• Posted season-best times in the 50 (23.60), 100 (51.19) and 200 free (1:51.79) at the Big Ten Championships
• Ranked among the top five on the team in the 50 and 100 in 2015-16
• Won the C final of the 50 free and finished as the runner-up in the C final of the 100 free at the Purdue Invitational
• Swam on both relay winners in the dual meet victory at Miami (Ohio), anchoring the 200 medley team to victory
• Also swam on Purdue's top 200 free relay team at the Purdue Invite
• Won her heat of the 200 free at the Purdue Invite, qualifying for the C final

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Amanda Cox at McCutcheon High School in Lafayette, Indiana
• Two-year sectional champion as an upperclassman, winning the 50 free as a senior and 100 back as a junior
• Two-time team MVP and student-athlete of the week honoree as an upperclassman
• McCutcheon's IHSAA representative for swimming and diving as a senior
• Helped lead her team to a conference title
• Sportsmanship award honoree as a freshman
• State champion among 10-year-olds in the 100 back, one of multiple top-eight finishes at state on the club level during her childhood

• Major: Law and Society
• Full name is Danielle Lynn Auckley
• Born in Lafayette, Indiana
• Parents are Daniel and Sherri Auckley
• Family also includes sisters Amy, Melissa and Grace
• Melissa was a swimmer at the University of Toledo
• Father is a Purdue alumnus

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Athlete: Kaersten Meitz
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): YMCA of Central Florida
Swimmer She'd Like to Race Against: Dana Volmer
Most Exciting Events to Watch at a College Meet: 200 Free and Diving
Favorite Marquee Event: Summer Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Her Parents
In Her MP3 Player: Mariah Deters
Last Concert She Attended: Jason Derulo
Last Book She Read: Love Does
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actor, Actress: Owen Wilson & Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Bridesmaids
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Easter
Favorite Cuisine: Mexican
Favorite Dessert: Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Laying on the Beach
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing:Volleyball
Favorite Purdue Building: Union
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: New York City
Unique Travel Locale: San Francisco
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Lane Space
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 2017 Big Ten Championships
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Purdue Pride
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Liz Mercier, Latin and Greek
Animal Friend: Chico, Leopard Tortoise


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