The Boilermakers host Miami (Ohio) for a season-opening dual meet at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete or Coach: Grant Geib
In Her MP3 Player: The Beatles
Last Concert Attended: Blink-182
Favorite Author: Brian Doyle
Favorite Actor & Actress: Robert Downey Jr., Bradley Cooper & Kate Hudson
Favorite Month of the Year: November
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Artichoke & Steak
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Snowboarding, Going to the beach
Favorite Building on Campus: Windsor
Favorite Big City: San Francisco
Unique Travel Locale: Slovenia
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Fiji
Favorite Class: Creative Writing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Baseball
Furry Friend: Elvis, Pug
Other Hobbies: Writing
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 psychology.