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Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Tucker & Davis impress at TYR Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions in California
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Season opening action for Purdue men and women
Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos
Purdue hosts Big Ten Triple Duals
Women's Swimming & Diving photos from 11/1/13 dual meet
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: San Francisco Giants
Favorite Athlete: Alexander Ovechkin
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): USC
Swimmer She'd Like to Race Against: Jenna Bauer
Favorite Marquee Event: The World Series
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Elvis Presley
In Her MP3 Player: The Offspring
Last Concert She Attended: Blink-182
Favorite Social Media Platform: Instagram
Favorite Author: Brian Doyle
Last Book She Read: Beautiful Boy
Favorite Actor & Actress: Bradley Cooper & Kate Hudson
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Food: Ribeye Steak
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Purdue Building: University
Favorite Big City: San Francisco
Unique Travel Locale: Slovenia
Country She'd Like to Visit: China
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Jumping on a Trampoline
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Baseball
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Diving Well
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2015 Big Tens Championships
Furry Friend: Elvis & Agnes, Pugs
2014-15: Honorable Mention All-America (800 Free Relay)... NCAA Championships Qualifier (200, 500 & 1650 Free; 800 Free Relay)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Davis competed in the mid and distance freestyle events... swam the anchor leg on the record-setting 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships and again at the NCAA Championships, where the quartet finished 12th to become Purdue's first All-American relay team since 2011... qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row, but for the first time in individual events... finished 28th in the prelims of the 500 free for her top individual showing at NCAAs... scored in her three freestyle events at Big Tens to account for 19 team points, good for fifth most on the team... was one of only three Purdue swimmers to score in three individual events at the 2015 Big Tens... also swam on the 400 and 800 free relays at Big Tens... moved up the Purdue all-time Top 10 lists in the 200 (1:45.56, 3rd), 500 (4:43.06, 3rd), 1000 (9:50.36, 3rd) and 1650 free (16:20.94, 4th) with career-best times in 2014-15... her top times all ranked as the second fastest on the team in 2014-15... won the B final of the 200 free, finished third in the B final of the 500 free and placed 13th overall in the mile at Big Tens... scored in four individual events to account for 49 team points and help Purdue win the Ohio State Invitational... was runner-up in the A final of the 500 free and took third in the A final of the 200 free at Ohio State... accounted for six individual event victories over the course of the season... swept the 200 and 500 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates... won the 200 free in rivalry dual with Indiana as well as the triple dual with Ohio State and Cincinnati... was victorious in the 1000 free in the Big Ten Triple Duals at Minnesota... was victorious in the 500 free, her heat of the 100 IM and contributed to 800 free relay team's win in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State.
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... Academic All-Big Ten... Davis competed primarily in the mid-distance and distance freestyle events... qualified for the NCAA Championships with the Purdue relay teams for the second year in a row... season-best times in the 200 (1:47.77, 3rd), 500 (4:45.53, 2nd) and 1650 free (16:28.13, 2nd) from the Big Ten Championships all ranked among the top three on the team in 2013-14... runner-up in both the 500 and 1000 free at the Big Ten Triple Duals, posting the team's best 1000 free (9:57.35) event time of the season... continues to rank among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in the 200 (1:47.77, 6th), 500 (4:45.53, 4th), 1000 (9:56.83, 5th) and 1650 free (16:27.87, 5th)... helped Purdue's 800 free relay team post an A Cut time of 7:07.01 at the Big Ten Championships, good for second fastest in program history... 800 free relay team was second in the prelims and 17th overall at NCAAs... posted nine individual victories during the season to rank third on the team... finished fifth in the B final at Big Tens to account for four team points... also won the C final of the 500 free at Big Tens... finished seventh in the A final of the 200 free at the Ohio State Invitational to account for 12 team points... also the runner-up in the C final of the 500 free at Ohio State... won two events in dual meet victories vs. Notre Dame and Michigan as well as at Miami (Ohio) and Hawaii.
2012-13: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Davis competed primarily in the distance (200-1650) freestyle events... competed in the 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships, helping Purdue place 18th while swimming the anchor leg... along with Nika Carlina Petric, joined Emily Fogle and Rhiannon Sheets as recent Boilers to qualify for NCAAs as a freshman... accounted for Purdue season-best times in the 500 (4:45.61) and 1650 free (16:27.87) at the Big Ten Championships, both times ranking as NCAA provisional qualifying B Cuts... her season-best times in the 200 (1:47.82) and 1000 free (10:07.33) both ranked third on the team in 2012-13... ranked second on the team with eight individual victories... accounted for 18 team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing ninth in the 1650 free, third in the B final of the 200 free and sixth in the B final of the 500 free... also swam on the 800 free relay team at Big Tens that placed third with third-fastest time (7:08.92) in program history... was part of the top four fastest 800 free relay teams of the season... ranks among all-time Top 10 in 500 free (3rd), 1650 free (4th) and 200 free (7th)... accounted for 44 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing second in the 500 free (won heat 3 of prelims), fifth in the 1650 free and sixth in the 200 free... also swam on the victorious 800 free relay at the Purdue Invite... swept the 200 and 500 free in the outdoor dual win vs. Florida Atlantic... swept the 500 and 1000 free in dual meet wins against Notre Dame and Miami (Ohio)... won the 500 free at Northwestern and the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates... runner-up in the 500 at the Big Ten Quad.
Before Purdue: Davis finished her high school swimming career as a four-year team MVP and the most decorated athlete in Windsor High School and Sonoma County League history... seven-time NISCAA All-American in the 200 and 500 free... seven-time top finalist at the California Interscholastic North Coast Section state meet... two-time Windsor High School Female Athlete of the Year and Santa Rosa Press Democrat Female Swimming Athlete of the Year... helped lead Windsor to three Sonoma County League titles... established new Empire records in the 100, 200 and 500 free... qualified for Senior Nationals in the 500 yard free and Junior Nationals in the 200 and 400 free with her Neptunes Swim club team team... as a 12-year-old, won the women's division of the Alcatraz Invitational Swim, an open-water competition held in the San Francisco bay.
Personal: Full name is Alexa Crystal Davis... born in Sacramento, Calif.... parents are Brian and Catherine Davis... her mother was her high school swim coach... family also includes older sister Jordan, who attends college at the University of Nevada... majoring in Law.