Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Drew Brees
In Her MP3 Player: Jason Aldean
Last Concert She Attended: Lady Antebellum
Last Book She Read: In Defense of Food
Favorite Actor and Actress: Steve Carell & Emma Stone
Favorite Food: Chicken & Noodles
Favorite Purdue Building: Lawson Hall
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Haiti
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Anne-Marie Kubat, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Furry Friend: Kit-Kat, Persian Tiger Cat
2010-11: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Hingst competed primarily in the 200 IM and 200 back... her season-best time in the 200 back (2:07.09) at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance meet ranked fourth fastest on the team in 2010-11... recorded season-best marks in the 200 (2:09.62) and 400 IM (4:33.77) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... competed in the 200 back and 200 and 400 IM at the Big Ten Quad and Purdue Invitational... swam the 200 breast in dual meet action against Miami (Ohio) and Eastern Michigan... competed in the 100 back and 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2009-10: Won 400 IM with season-best 4:33.41 clocking at Ohio State Last Chance (2/28)...also finished second in 200 IM and sixth in 200 breaststroke...swam to fourth-place finish 200 IM at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...also finished seventh in 400 IM at Eagles (11/14)...finished sixth in 100 backstroke vs. Michigan State (1/8)...touched wall with eighth-fastest time in 200 breaststroke vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and in 200 IM vs. Northwestern (11/7)...grabbed 10th in 200 IM and 13th in 100 breaststroke in collegiate debut at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10).
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner...was named team MVP all four seasons...four-time All-North Central Conference...won NCC titles in 200 and 500 free as freshman...also won sectional championship in 500 free same season...won 200 IM and 500 free NCC and sectional championships as sophomore...defended both NCC titles as junior...won 200 IM NCC championship as senior...also lettered in cross country as sophomore...two-time scholastic All-American...Wendy's High School Heisman finalist...won President Award for Academic Excellence...served as National Honor Society secretary.
Personal: Full name is Katherine Ann Hingst...born in Kokomo, Ind....parents are Bill and Ginny Hingst...has one older brother, Jack...father is Purdue graduate and brother is current student at Purdue...both paternal grandparents and two uncles also are Purdue alumni...majoring in speech, language and hearing sciences.