Purdue Personal Preferences In Her MP3 Player: Mitzi
Last Concert She Attended: Pretty Lights
Favorite Actor: Ryan Gosling
Favorite Month of the Year: October
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Cookies
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Barcelona
Unique Travel Locale: Italy
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Switzerland
Other Sports She Enjoys Playing: Kickball & Karate
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Disc Golf
Animal Friend: Blueberry, Beta Fish
Other Hobbies: Dancing
2011-12: Drew competed in the 200 back and middle distance freestyle events... qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 200m back... co-winner of the team's Workhorse and Top Recruiter awards... season-best times in the 200 (1:49.65, 5th), 500 (4:48.20, 3rd) and 1000 free (10:17.15, 4th) and 200 back (1:59.91, 2nd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... swam on the 800 free relay team at the Big Ten Championships that finished in the third fastest time (7:10.10) in program history... also part of the victorious 800 free relay team at the Ohio State Invitational... competed in the 200 and 500 free and 200 back at the Big Ten Championships... accounted for 36 team points at the Ohio State Invitational, winning the B final of the 200 free as well as placing in the A final of the 500 free (4th) and 200 back (7th)... posted season-best times in all three events in Columbus... season-best time in the 1000 free (10:17.15) was in the dual meet win against Northwestern while finishing second to Megan Gallagher... won the 500 free in the dual meet win against Miami and the Black and Gold Intrasquad... won the 1000 free in the dual meet win against Michigan State... won the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates... career-best times in the 200 back (4th) and 500 free (6th) from the Ohio State Invitational rank among the fastest in program history.
2010-11: Drew competed primarily in backstroke events... posted season-best times 200 back (2:00.50, 3rd) and 200 free (1:50.80, 4th) at the Big Ten Championships, both times ranking among the Purdue top five in 2010-11... posted her season-best time in the 100 back (57.57), the fourth fastest on the team, in the dual meet win at Northwestern... won the 200 back in the dual meet victory versus Eastern Michigan... swam the leadoff backstroke leg on the victorious 200 medley relay team in the dual meet win at Michigan State... swam with the 800 free relay team at the Purdue Invitational that posted the team's fifth-fastest time of the year... also swam the 200 and 500 free and 100 and 200 back at the Purdue Invitational.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner...All-State as a senior in 2010...helped Carmel High School win four of its state-record 24 consecutive IHSAA state championships...won the 500 free at the IHSAA state meet as a senior...NISCA All-American in the 500 free...Scholastic All-American...competed in the 200 free and 100 back as well as the 200 medley and 100 free relays as a junior at the IHSAA state meet...made her IHSAA state meet debut as part of the 100 free relay team as a sophomore...high honor roll student...National Honor Society...also participated in the Junior Nationals in the 200 back (short and long course) and 500 free...also a senior national qualifier in the 200 back...competing in the Speedo Sectionals, finished fourth in the 200 back and 200 free.
Personal: Full name is Colleen Elizabeth Drew...born in Indianapolis...parents are Christopher and Joanne...family also includes brother Richard and sister Caitlin...majoring in management.