Emily Meckstroth
Emily  Meckstroth


Granger, Ind.

High School:




Records Fall on Day 1 of Purdue Invite

Cifelli and Loschiavo finish 1-2 in 1-meter diving; Hakan moves into top 10 in 500 free


Purdue Wins 20 Events in Home Sweep

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


Purdue Wins at Home vs. South Carolina

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


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

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

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
• Competed primarily in the distance freestyle events
• Posted career-best times in the 200 (1:50.14, 5th), 500 (4:47.33, 2nd) and 1,650 free (16:28.97) at the Big Ten Championships, ranking among the top five on the team in 2016-17 in all three events
• Also had a career-best 1,000 split of 9:56.96 at Big Tens
• In program history, moved into seventh place in the 1,000, eighth place in the mile and 10th place in the 500
• Scored in the mile and 500 free at Big Tens, accounting for 14 team points
• Victorious in the 1,000 free in the Michigan State dual
• Finished among the top 11 in all three of her events at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, qualifying for the A final of the 500 free and accounting for 28 team points
• Finished second behind teammate Kaersten Meitz in her season debut at Notre Dame's quad dual

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifier
• Competed primarily in the distance freestyle events
• Posted season-best times in the 500 (4:49.04, 5th) and 1650 free (16:39.27, 4th) as well as the 400 IM (4:22.93, 4th) at the Big Ten Championships, ranking among the top five on the team in all three events in 2015-16
• Competed in the 400-meter free at both the Olympic Trials and U.S. Open over the summer
• Time of 9:58.84 on the opening 1,000 yards of her mile at Big Tens was good for 10th in program history
• Accounted for 11 team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing 17th overall in the mile and qualifying for the C final of the 500 free
• Posted her season-best time in the 200 free (1:50.45) at the Purdue Invite, qualifying for the A final of the event
• Accounted for 25 points at the Purdue Invite by also finishing third in the B final of the 500 free and taking 10th overall in the mile
• Won the 500 free and contributed to the victorious 200 free relay at the Indiana Intercollegiates

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Jess Preston at Penn High School in the South Bend area
• Two-time Indiana state qualifier as an upperclassman, finishing fourth in the 500 freestyle both years
• Won the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 free at the senior state championships in the summer of 2015
• Also senior state champ in the 1,000 free and runner-up in the mile after her junior year
• Helped lead Penn to four straight conference and sectional titles along with a runner-up finish at state as a sophomore
• Won at least one event at sectionals all four years, sweeping the 200 and 500 free as a senior
• Junior Nationals qualifier in the 800 and 1,500 free
• Valedictorian of her class and an AP scholar
• Northern Indiana food back student hunger drive ambassador

• Major: Supply Chain Management & Finance
• Full name is Emily Anne Meckstroth
• Born in South Bend, Indiana
• Parents are Timothy and Jennifer Meckstroth
• Family also includes sisters Hannah and Abigail
• Father played football at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bears
Favorite Athlete: Haley Anderson
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Olympic Trials Pool Omaha
Swimmer She'd Like to Race: Katie Ledecky
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympic Trials
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Her Grandparents
Unique Skill: Soft Smiling
In Her MP3 Player: HAIM
Last Concert She Attended: Goo Goo Dolls
Musician She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Eric Church
Magazine She Subscribes To: The Food Network
Favorite Social Media Platform: Instagram
Favorite Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite Multimedia App: Apple Music
Favorite Actor & Actress: Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Bridesmaids
Favorite TV Show: This is Us
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Food: Hotdogs
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream Cone
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Walking Her Dog
Another Sport She Enjoys: Running
Favorite Purdue Building: Krannert
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: New York City
Country She'd Like to Visit: Turks & Caicos
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Making Trials Cut at Early Bird
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: School Pride
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Alexander Boquist, Finance
Furry Friend: Lily, Golden Retriever


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