Gretta DeCoursey
Gretta  DeCoursey


Zionsville, Ind.

High School:




Boilermakers Impress in 800 Free Relay

Johnson, Meitz, DeCoursey and Seidl post second-fastest time in team history


12 Boilermakers to Compete at NCAAs

Purdue has finished among top 25 at NCAAs nine times since 2005


7 Women's Swimmers Qualify for NCAAs

Meitz qualifies for fourth straight year; Kitchel, Rawson also going back to NCAAs


5 Boilermakers Score in A Finals Friday

Kitchel, Phee post second-fastest times in team history in 100 fly, 100 breast

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Scott Kubly and Eric Meyer at Zionsville Community High School in suburban Indianapolis
• Helped Zionsville win four consecutive sectional titles
• Team captain as a senior
• Most valuable freshman in her first season
• Winner of the Verizon app challenge, creating an app that won the best-in-state contest and the $5,000 prize for her school

• Major: English Education
• Full name is Gretta Kathryn DeCoursey
• Born in Whitestown, Indiana
• Parents are Matt and Ginger DeCoursey
• Family also includes siblings Kyle, Joel, Ben, Charlotte and Gwen
• Mother is a Purdue alumna and former swimmer; father swam at Wheaton College
• Brother Kyle is a swimmer at the University of Tennessee
• All four of her grandparents -- George & Pam Faerber, Jim & Brenda DeCoursey -- are also Purdue alumni; George played basketball for the Boilermakers
• Club Team: Zionsville Swim Club
• Club Coach: Eric Meyer
• Best Events (Top Times SCY/LCM): 100 Free (50.73/59.00), 100 Breast (1:04.16/1:16.19)

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Nathan Adrian
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Tennessee
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 200 IM
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Harry Potter
In Her MP3 Player: Justin Bieber
Last Concert She Attended: Lollapalooza
Band/Musician She'd Love to See Play Purdue: Jason Derulo
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actress: Emma Stone
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: White Chicks
Favorite Super-Hero: Captain America
Show She Can't Stop Watching: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Month: November
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Tomato Soup
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: WALC
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Ross-Ade Stadium
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Paris
Country She'd Like to Visit: Spain
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Purdue Pride
Furry Friend: Dave, Cat


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