Emily Converse
Emily  Converse

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
East Grand Rapids

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
11/13/1998

10/20/2017

Purdue Wins 20 Events in Home Sweep

Johnson soars in springboard sweep; Amaltdinov and Meitz impress with B Cuts

10/20/2017

Purdue Wins at Home vs. South Carolina

Auckley and Smailis contribute to both relay winners again; Meaney wins on 3-meter

04/12/2017

Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

Four Boilermakers earn All-America honors, Purdue hosts Big Tens again

01/28/2017

Boilermakers Win 5 Events on Senior Day

Amaltdinov, Johnson, Meitz complete weekend sweeps of their event specialties

10/22/2016

Boilermakers Win Big at Large Home Meet

Johnson, McDowell and Smailis all win multiple events at Indiana Intercollegiates

2016-17 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the distance freestyle events
• Posted season-best times in the 200 (1:50.18), 500 (4:53.61) and 1,650 free (16:53.41) at the Big Ten Championships
• Recipient of the team's most improved award\
• 1,000 split (10:12.31) in the mile at Big Tens was also a season best; top time in the event was 10:22.52 in the Michigan State dual
• Won her heat of the 500 free at Big Tens
• Victorious in the 200 free and finished as the runner-up in the 500 at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Accounted for 7 team points at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, scoring in three events and qualifying for the B final of the 200 and 500 free

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Butch Briggs at East Grand Rapids High School
• Also part of the East Grand Rapids Aquatics club team coached by her father Brandon
• Helped EGRHS win MHSSA Division II state titles in 2013 and 2014, finish as the Division III runner-up in 2015
• Part of state champion relay team in the pool and on the track
• MHSAA Division III state champion in the 500 free as a sophomore and junior
• Helped her 200 and 400 free relay teams win state title three years in a row
• Multiple-year all-state, all-area and all-conference honoree in swimming and track
• Established new conference records in the 200 and 500 free, 200 IM and both freestyle relays
• In track, helped her 4x800 relay team win the Division II state title as a junior
• Four-year academic achievement award recipient
• National Honor Society

PERSONAL
• Major: Special Education and Elementary Education
• Full name is Emily Hope Converse
• Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
• Parents are Brandon and Teresa Converse
• Family also includes younger brother Hunter
• Father swam at Hope College and her mother played field hockey at Michigan State

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Coaches: John Klinge
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Ohio State Aquatic Center
Swimmer She'd Like to Race Against: Kaersten Meitz
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 100 Freestyle
Favorite Marquee Event: The Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Her mom
In Her MP3 Player: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Last Concert She Attended: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Band/Musician She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Cage the Elephant
Last Book She Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Chris Pratt, Jenna Fischer, Shonda Rimes
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Favorite Super-Heroes: Guardians of the Galaxy
Show She Can't Stop Watching: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Food: Ribs
Favorite Dessert: All desserts
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Running
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Track & Field
Favorite Purdue Building: WALC
Favorite Big City: Boston
Unique Travel Locale: South Carolina
Country She'd Like to Visit: Peru
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 2017 Big Tens
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: The team family
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Kharon Grimmet, Education
Furry Friend: Murphy, Yellow Lab

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