Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Missy Franklin
In Her MP3 Player: Maroon 5
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Tacos
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Hawaii
Continent She'd Most Like to Visit: Europe
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Going to the beach
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: David Bridges, Biology
Other Hobbies/Interests: Baking and Coloring
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2013, Swimming at Big Tens
2014-15: Academic All-Big Ten… Curley competed in the freestyle sprints and backstroke events… won the B final of the 50 free at the Ohio State Winter Invite with a time of 25.01… also posted her season-best time in the 100 back (58.49) at Ohio State in February… star recruiter award winner… posted her season-best times in the 50 (24.91) and 200 free (1:55.74) as well as the 200 back (2:06.97) at the Ohio State Invitational… qualified for the C final of the 200 free at the Ohio State Invitational… won her heat of the 50 back in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State.
2013-14: Curley competed primarily in the freestyle and backstroke events... posted season-best times in the 50 (24.33) and 200 free (1:53.57) as well as the 200 back (2:04.16) at the Big Ten Championships... her top time in the 200 back ranked fifth fastest for Purdue in 2013-14... recorded her season-best times in the 100 back (59.90) and 200 IM (2:09.64) at the Ohio State Invitational... her top time in the 100 free (54.11) was at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance meet... qualified for the C final of the 200 back at Ohio State.
Before Purdue: Curley was a four-year varsity letter-winner for coaches Kevin Kinel and Patrck Ward... four-year Indiana state meet qualifier... established new pool, team and sectional records in the 200 IM... had 13 straight victories at the conference and sectional levels... 400 free relay team earned All-America honors, set new school and pool records and finished third at state twice... raced individual at the state meet in the 200 IM, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 100 back... most improved awards as a freshman and junior... Duneland Swim Club record holder in the 100 and 200 back, 200 IM... two-time team captain as an upperclassman... four-year academic scholar and principal's honor roll student.
Personal: Full name is Katherine Anne Curley... born in Oak Lawn, Ill.... Parents are James and Linda Curley... family also includes twin siblings Patrick and Meagan... mother has a master's degree from Purdue... father played water polo at the University of Illinois... majoring in health and kinesiology.