Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Former Wisconsin-Milwaukee head coach and University of Maryland assistant Erica Janssen is in her second year for Purdue women's swimming and diving. Janssen joined the Boilermakers in June 2011.
"Erica brings a great deal of knowledge, experience, and excitement to our program," Purdue head coach John Klinge said. "We are very fortunate to have her as part of Purdue Swimming and Diving."
Three individual NCAA Championships qualifiers and 16 new school records highlighted the 2011-12 season for Purdue. Nine swimmers also represented the Boilers at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha.
The 2012-13 recruiting class that Janssen helped sign up was ranked 11th nationally by CollegeSwimming.com
Emily Fogle and Lauren Roth both made their second appearances at the NCAA Championships, where they were joined by freshman Rhiannon Sheets. One day after scoring in the 100 breaststroke, Fogle won the consolation final of the 200 breaststroke at the national championship meet to garner her second Honorable Mention All-America award of the weekend. She also competed in the 100 breast while qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row.
The Boilermakers' 16 new records established in 2011-12 featured seven individual team benchmarks, seven individual freshman bests and two relay records. Fogle, Roth and Sheets accounted for 10 of the 14 new individual marks. Amy Katz, Fogle and Lauren Gustafson swam on both recording-setting medley relay teams at the Big Ten Championships. Kylie Vogel and Sheets split the butterfly duties on the relay quartets.
Fogle was part of a record-setting event on all four days of the Big Ten Championships. She set new records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM. The sophomore posted NCAA automatic qualifying times in both breaststroke events, officially punching her ticket to the NCAA Championships.
Janssen was an assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams at Maryland during the 2010-11 season after spending two years as the head coach of both the men and women at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was named the 2010 Horizon League Coach of the Year after leading the UWM men to their first conference title in a decade. The women's team was also the runner-up at the 2010 Horizon League Championships.
Janssen made the transition from assistant to head coach at Milwaukee, serving two years as an assistant prior to becoming the leader of the two programs. She also worked one year as a graduate assistant at Ball State while earning a master's degree in sports administration.
During Janssen's tenure as the head coach at Milwaukee, the Panthers rewrote their record books. Sixty-five total records were eclipsed 77 different times in her two years. She helped coach 13 individual league champions. At Maryland, she coached Atlantic Coast Conference champions in the 50 free and 100 fly on the women's side. The Terrapins had four swimmers qualify for the NCAA Championships, earning All-America and Honorable Mention All-America honors en route to finishing 22nd with 42 team points. The 200 free relay team placed eighth nationally.
A five-time All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier during her college career at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Janssen spent one year as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater after closing out her career. She was an eight-time All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honoree, swimming on four conference champion relay teams. She helped lead the Pointers to the 2001 WIAC title.
Janssen earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and coaching from UWSP. She is a native of Oshkosh, Wis.