Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athletes: Oscar Pistorius & Phil Mickelson
In Her MP3 Player: Owl City
Last Concert She Attended: Blink 182
Favorite Actor, Actress, & Director: Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, & Ron Howard
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: "Gourmet" Mac n' Cheese
Favorite Purdue Building: Wetherill Hall of Chemistry
Favorite Big City: Boston
Unique Travel Locale: Maui
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Spain
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 OSU Last Chance Meet
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dr. Wilker, Chemistry
Furry Friend: Maggie, Australian Shepard
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... competed in three events during the first semester before sitting out the rest of the season... swam the 200 (1:58.25), 500 (5:05.91) and 1650 free (17:20.57) at the Ohio State Invitational, posting season-best times in all three events... placed 11th in the mile at Ohio State Invitational to account for six team points... season-best times in the 1000 and 1650 free both ranked among the top five fastest on the team in 2011-12.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Guell competed primarily in the distance freestyle events... her season-best times in the 1000 (10:28.96, 5th) and 1650 free (16:49.38, 3rd) both ranked among the top five on the team in 2010-11... posted her season-best time in the mile at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance meet... recorded her top time in the 1000 free in the dual meet victory against Eastern Michigan... posted her best time in the 500 free (5:11.78) at the Florida Atlantic Invitational... competed in the 200, 500 and 1650 free at the Purdue Invitational.
2009-10: Clocked season-best 500 freestyle time of 5:06.11 while finishing second at Ohio State Last Chance (2/28)...also grabbed season-best 1,650 freestyle clocking of 17:03.15 in runner-up swim...1,000 split of 10:19.56 was season best...finished fifth in 1,000 freestyle at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...opened collegiate career with fifth-place showing in 500 freestyle at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...also swam second leg on fifth-place 200 freestyle relay...finished seventh in 500 freestyle and 1,000 freestyle vs. Notre Dame (11/6)...placed seventh in 1,000 freestyle and eighth in 500 freestyle vs. Northwestern (11/7).
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner... four-time state qualifier... consolation finalist at final two state meets... was twice named to All-MIC team... named Team MVP junior and senior seasons... won team's Mental Attitude Award as sophomore... Academic All-American.
Personal: Full name is Kathleen Elizabeth Guell... born in Syracuse, N.Y.... parents are Robert and Susan Guell... has one younger brother, Matt... majoring in biochemistry.