Emily Meckstroth
Emily  Meckstroth


Granger, Ind.

High School:




18 Boilermakers Score at Big Tens

Meitz and Meaney medal, Rawson regains 200 fly record and scores in all three events


Meaney Wins Bronze, Rawson Sets Record

Purdue has two championship finalists in both 200 fly and platform diving


Boilermakers Visit Columbus for Big Tens

Meitz, Meaney and Kitchel all rank among the top 3 in the Big Ten in an event


Purdue Wins 6 Races to Open Triple Duals

Johnson takes third on 1-meter in his return from injury


Swim-Dive Splits with Gophers, Wildcats

McDowell, Meitz win again; Amaltdinov victorious in top-10 showdown

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: Finance/Supply Chain Information and Analytics
• 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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