Lydia DeNuccio
Lydia DeNuccio

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Oaks, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View

Event:
Back/Fly

Birthdate:
11/15/1983



2003-04: Recorded a personal best in the prelims of the 100-yard backstroke at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 57.94 ... also at the conference championships, recorded a season-best time of 2:06.51 in the 200 back ... grabbed three consecutive third-place finishes in the 200 back against Arkansas (2:07.48), Indiana (2:09.57), and Michigan State (2:10.04) ... top 100 butterfly time of 59.16 was recorded during the preliminary round of the Texas A&M Fall Invitational.

2002-03: Winner of Purdue Swimming's Most Improved Swimmer Award ... Academic All-Big Ten ... recorded a pair of personal bests at the Big Ten Championships ... clocked a time of 58.18 in the 100 back prelims and a mark of 2:03.58 in the 200 back prelims ... advanced to the conference finals of the 200 back, where she recorded a 16th-place time of 2:06.35 ... captured fifth place in both backstroke races in meet against Indiana, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech and Cincinnati ... placed fourth with the 200 free team against the Bearcats and Yellow Jackets.

2001-02: Finished 33rd in the 200 back at the conference championships with a season-best time of 2:07.21 ... was 45th in the 100 fly at Big Ten's ... recorded team's fourth-best 100 fly (58.94) and 100 back (59.28) times ... her 200 back time of 2:07.21 was third-fastest.

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner ... honorable mention all-conference as a freshman ... three-time all-conference selection ... team captain as a junior and senior ... all-state selection as a junior and senior ... finished ninth in the state in the 100 fly as a junior and second as a senior ... eighth in the state as a senior in the 100 back ... team MVP as a senior ... team sectional and conference champions her sophomore and senior years ... third-place team in state as a junior ... three-time all-time honor roll member.

Personal: Born Nov. 15, 1983 ... given name is Lydia Elizabeth DeNuccio ... parents are Paul and Susan DeNuccio ... has an older sister, Laura ... management major ... plans to minor in finance.