Susan Hentschel
Susan Hentschel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
North Central

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
04/12/1985



2005-06: Academic All-Big Ten ... Coach's Honor Roll recipient in fall semester 2005 and spring semester 2006 ... missed start of season due to injury, but rejoined team in time for Northwestern/Michigan State triangular ... placed second in first race of season, recording a mark of 51.60 in the 100 freestyle ... scored ninth-place points for Boilermakers at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 and 100 free with times of 23.25 and 50.56 ... best individual conference meet showing was a sixth-place finish in the 200 free at 1:48.84 ... during 200 free prelims at Big Tens, established a new personal best of 1:48.69, which is the fourth-fastest in team history ... swam on four scoring relays at Big Tens: 200, 400, 800 free and 400 medley ... recorded team's best times of the season in the 50 and 100 free at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance Invitational, posting marks of 23.06 and 50.09 ... won the 100 and 200 freestyle races against Illinois State ... beat competitors from Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the 200 free (1:49.55) at the Big Ten quadrangular ... winner of the 50- and 100-meter free titles at the Indiana Senior State Championships, recording times of 26.73 and 58.33.

2004-05: Honorable mention All-American with the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams at the NCAA Championships ... swam anchor for 200 free relay team that placed 12th in 1:31.96 and for the 400 free relay that finished 14th in 3:22.26 ... NCAA competitor in the 50 (23.55), 100 (50.25) and 200 free (1:50.21) ... competed in the prelims of the 50 and 100 free at the World Championship Trials, recording long-course meter times of 26.84 and 58.11 ... put together an outstanding run at the Big Ten Championships, breaking five varsity records ... broke school records in the 50 and 100 free, and with the 200, 400 and 800 free relay teams ... finished tied for third in the 50 free with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 22.86, breaking the previous varsity record of 23.11 held by teammates Tracy Duchac and Christine Leupold ... was fourth in the finals of the 100 free at 49.68 and was 16th in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.54 ... began championships with a fourth-place time of 7:17.99 in the 800 free relay, swimming an anchor leg split of 1:47.57 ... finished third with the 200 free relay in 1:31.09, which was the eighth best time in the nation this season entering NCAAs ... completed run at Big Tens with third-place showing in the 400 free relay, completing the course in 3:20.55, which was the 11th fastest time in the country this season ... recorded 11 NCAA provisional cuts through the 50, 100 and 200 free during the regular season ... had a sensational meet at Northwestern, winning the 100 and 200 free, as well as with the 400 free relay ... also won 100 free titles against Michigan State and at the Boilermaker Challenge, where she beat competitors from UCLA, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia ... was part of four winning relays at the Nike Cup, swimming anchor for the 200, 400 and 800 free relays and the 400 medley relay ... led 200 free relay to a victory at the Boilermaker Challenge, which beat Texas A&M by a half second ... recorded an anchor 200 free split of 1:37.32 in the Boilermaker Challenge 800 free relay, which moved her team from seventh to fourth place, passing teams from Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia ... won with both the 400 medley and free relay teams at Michigan State ... recipient of team's "Whatever It Takes" award.

2003-04: CSCAA Honorable Mention Academic All-American ... Big Ten finalist in the 50 and 100 freestyle ... finished fifth in the 50 free with a freshman record time of 23.26 ... also posted a new Purdue rookie standard in the 100 free with a mark of 50.26, which was good for ninth place ... her 100 free time was the team's fastest of the season ... recorded a 200 free mark of 1:50.96 at Big Tens ... competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free at the U.S. Open, registering times of 24.10, 51.95 and 1:56.41 at the long-meter course ... won her first two 100 free races of the season, competing at the Indiana Intercollegiates (52.06) and at the Georgia Tech/Florida Atlantic Triangular (51.69) ... also won the 100 free title against Arkansas (52.40) ... won her first and only 200 free race against Michigan State, finishing in 1:53.12 ... was the runner-up in the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates (1:52.32) and Arkansas dual (1:53.18) ... competed semi-regularly in the 500 free and 100 back during the regular season ... top 500 free time of 5:04.05 was recorded at Iowa ... best 100 back time of 59.86 was clocked at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational ... also at the College Station meet, posted her first NCAA provisional time of 50.86 (100 free), which placed her eighth ... swam on nine of the team's ten fastest relay teams ... was the anchor leg of the 400 (3:20.83) and 800 (7:18.64) freestyle relays, which recorded varsity records at the Big Ten Championships ... relay split in the 400 free was timed at 22.60 ... her 200 split in the 800 free was clocked at 1:49.02.

High School: Graduated from North Central High School in 2003 ... four-time varsity letter winner ... received the team's most valuable athlete award as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... team captain during senior year ... three-time all-American, all-state and all-conference selection ... 2003 state champion in the 100 and 200 free and with the 200 and 400 free relay teams ... 200 free relay champion as a junior ... won the 200 free and 200 and 400 free relay championships during sophomore campaign ... 200 free relay champion as a rookie ... received coaches award her junior year ... helped lead team to four consecutive state runner-up titles (2000 - 2003) ... 2000 Olympic Trial qualifier in the 50 and 100 free ... Junior Nationals Champion in the 50 and 100 free ... National qualifier in the 50, 100 and 200 free ... coaches were Mark Hesse and Pam Swander.

Personal: Given name is Susan Elizabeth Hentschel ... born April 12, 1985 ... daughter of Gary and Pam Hentschel ... has two brothers, Jeff and Chris, and a sister, Emily ... majoring in management.