Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Leah Ritsema
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Ronald Reagan
In Her MP3 Player: Dave Matthews Band & Counting Crows
Last Concert She Attended: Dave Matthews Band
Last Book She Read: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
Favorite Purdue Building: Mackey
Favorite Big City: Miami
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Country She'd Like to Visit: France
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Tanning & Volleyball
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: So much lane space
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2014 Big Tens
Furry Friend: Fuzzy, Cat
2014-15: CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America… Manger competed primarily in the backstroke events and 200 IM… swam the leadoff backstroke leg on the record-setting 200 medley relay team at the Big Ten Championships… accounted for Purdue’s season-best times in the 100 (53.60) and 200 back (1:56.81) as well as the 200 IM (2:00.01), improving on her career-best times that rank second (back) and third (IM) in program history… all of her season-best times were posted at the Big Ten Championships, where she scored by qualifying for the B final of all three events (accounting for 16 team points)… runner-up showing in the B final of the 100 back was her top finish at Big Tens… helped the 400 medley relay team post the second-fastest time in program history at the Ohio State Invitational… contributed to a team high eight relay victories over the course of the season… also posted five individual event victories… accounted for 37 team points by scoring in three events at the Ohio State Invitational, helping Purdue win the meet… was the runner-up in the A final of the 100 back and took fourth in the A final of the 200 back at Ohio State… also helped Purdue sweep the medley relay events at OSU… won the 200 back and finished second in the 100 back in the dual meet win at Notre Dame… was victorious in the 50 back and 100 IM in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State… swept the backstroke events and swam on two relay winners in the season-opening dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio).
2013-14: Manger competed primarily in the backstroke events... had Purdue's top time of the season in the 100 backstroke (54.73), establishing a new freshman record with the second-fastest mark in program history... season-best time in the 200 back (1:59.74), also at the Big Ten Championships, ranked second on the team in 2013-14 and fifth all-time at Purdue... finished sixth in the B final of the 100 back at Big Tens to account for three team points... posted three individual victories and contributed to three relay winners during the season... swam the leadoff backstroke leg on both medley relays at Big Tens, helping the 400 medley relay post a team season-best time that ranked third in program history... qualified for the A final of the 100 back at the Ohio State Invitational to account for nine team points... also qualified for the B final of the 200 back as Purdue's top finisher in the event at Ohio State... won the 200 back and swam on the victorious 200 medley relay teams in the dual meet wins vs. Hawaii and Michigan State... won the 100 back at the season-opening dual meet victory at Miami (Ohio)... also competed in the 100 and 200 free, 100 fly and 200 IM during the season... including the 200 IM (2:03.33) at Big Tens.
Before Purdue: Manger was a four-year varsity letter-winner for coach Steven Bonifer... Four-time team MVP and News & Tribune Area Swimmer of the Year... all-state as a senior after being honorable mention all-state her first three years of high school, excelling in the 100 fly, 100 back, 200 free and 200 IM... four-time individual sectional champion... helped lead her team to 2011 conference and sectional titles... Junior Nationals and Speedo Sectionals qualifier with her Riverside Aquatic club team... Golden Goggle award... National Honor Society... honor roll student and rotary secretary.
Personal: Full name is Hannah R. Manger... born in Louisville, Ky.... parents are Andrew and Ashley Manger... family also includes younger siblings Duncan and Greer... majoring in biology.