Grace Hernandez
Grace Hernandez


Chico, Calif.

High School:
Pleasant Valley




Tweardy Earns All-America Honors, Purdue Places 25th

Junior finishes eighth in championship final of platform diving.


Ten Boilermakers to Represent Purdue Women at NCAAs

Purdue to have entries in as many as 11 different events.


Seven Swimmers to Represent Purdue Women at NCAAs

Sheets earns a berth for the third consecutive season; Marr & Mercer to race individually.


Todd & Manger Post New Purdue Records on Day 2 at Big Tens

Vogel breaks 100 fly record in prelims, Todd lowers the mark again in finals.


Boilermakers Split Home Duals With Michigan

Purdue had the top three finishers in women's 1-meter, men's 3-meter & women's 200 free.


Big Ten Triple Duals

Purdue hosts Big Ten Triple Duals


Notre Dame @ Purdue

Women's Swimming & Diving photos from 11/1/13 dual meet


Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from the home opening meet.

Purdue Personal Preferences
In Her MP3 Player: Backstreet Boys
Last Concert She Attended: Drake & Kendrick Lamar
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Gosling & Kristen Wiig
Favorite Author: John Green
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Burritos
Favorite Purdue Buildings: The Dining Courts
Unique Travel Locale: Honduras
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Furry Friends: Ellie May, Yorkie-Poodle; Hobbes, Golden Retriever

Before Purdue: Hernandez was a four-year varsity letter-winner for coach Christine Lockhart... four-time NSCIF Swimmer of the Year and PVHS most valuable swimmer... selected as the top senior athlete of her graduating class after also being a standout performer in soccer and track... helped lead her team to the 2012 EAL and NSCIF titles... also part of EAL championship teams with soccer and track... four-year NSCIF individual scholastic achievement award winner in swimming and soccer... Junior Nationals qualifier with her Chico Aqua-Jets club team, highlighted by being a finalist in the 50 free... Chico Mayor's Award... AP Scholar and National Hispanic Scholar... PVHS math department award.

Personal: Full name is Grace Elizabeth Hernandez... born in Chico, Calif.... parents are Mike and Jill Hernandez... family also includes older siblings Sarah, Nick, David and Henry... part of an athletic family: both of her parents and all four siblings competed in college sports... father wrestled and played water polo at Fresno State; mother was a swimmer and cross country runner at Cal... sister Sarah swam at Wisconsin; brothers David and Henry swam at Pacific and Stevens, respectively... brother David wrestled at Cal Poly... majoring in engineering.