Kate May
Kate  May


Glen Carbon, Ill.

High School:




Iowa Up Next for Final Dual of the Fall

Boilermakers continue to train with eyes on three-day Purdue Invitational (Nov. 16-18)


Purdue Scoring Recap for Big Tens

Meaney, Meitz and 200 medley relay team post new program records


Meaney Sets Team Record on Platforms

Farlow, Kitchel post third-fastest times in program history


Boilermakers Win 5 Events on Senior Day

Amaltdinov, Johnson, Meitz complete weekend sweeps of their event specialties


Johnson, Meitz Win Twice on Opening Night

Boilermakers lead Northwestern, trail No. 16 Minnesota in team scoring

2016-17 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the butterfly events
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (54.64, 5th) and 200 fly (1:59.63, 4th) at the Big Ten Championships, ranking among the top five on the team in 2016-17
• Moving into 10th place all-time in the 200 fly
• Qualified for the C final of the 200 fly at Big Tens to account for three team points
• A finalist in both butterfly events at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, accounting for 29 team points
• Won her heat of both butterfly events at the Big Ten Triple Duals, finishing in the top five overall
• Posted a time of 2:10.12 in the 200 IM at Virginia Tech

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Bob Rettle and Christian Rhoten at Edwardsville High School in suburban St. Louis
• Also part of the Edwardsville YMCA Swim Team
• 2015 YMCA long course national champion in the 200 fly
• Four-year state qualifier
• Three-time fall area athlete
• National Honor Society
• Honor roll student
• Holds dual citizenship in Japan and the USA

• Major: Health Sciences (Public Health)
• Full name is Katherine Anne May
• Born in Maryville, Illinois
• Parents are Thomas and Yukiko May
• Family also includes brothers Drew and Noah
• Drew swam at Columbia University

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Athlete: Dana Vollmer
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI Natatorium
Swimmer She'd Like to Race/Compete Against: Dana Vollmer
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 100 Free
Favorite Playoff Format: Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Nick McDowell
In Her MP3 Player: Green Day
Band She'd Love to See Play Purdue: The Score
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actor, Actress: Dylan O'Brien, Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Hercules
Favorite Super-Hero: Thor
Show She Can't Stop Watching: American Horror Story
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Dessert: All Desserts
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Tubing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Napping
Favorite Purdue Building: Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey
Favorite Big City: Seattle
Unique Travel Locale: Japan
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Team Room & Fueling Station
Most Memorable Meet/Moment at Purdue: 2017 Big Ten Championships
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Purdue Pride
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: David Bridges, Biology
Furry Friend: Jen Jen, Cat


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