Katie Hughes
Katie  Hughes


Bristol, Ind.

High School:



• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Joseph Keller and Kyle Hembree at Northridge High School in northern Indiana
• Four-year Indiana state qualifier, finishing in the top five in the 500 free her final three years
• State runner-up in the 500 free as a junior to earn first team all-state honors
• Sectional champion in the 200 free as a sophomore and junior
• Also won sectional title in the 500 free as a junior
• Part of a sectional championship relay team all four years, sweeping the 200 and 400 free her final three years
• Four-year all-conference honoree
• Second team all-state and mental attitude award winner as a senior, finishing third at state in the 500 free
• Two-time NISCA and Scholastic All-American as an upperclassman
• Helped Northridge win three consecutive conference titles and a pair of sectional crowns
• 2014 age group state champion in the 500 and 1650 free
• NCSA Junior Nationals and Speedo Sectionals medalist
• Winter Junior Nationals qualifier
• Academic top 10 and president’s education award recipient

• Major: Nutrition & Dietetics / Nutrition, Fitness & Health
• Full name is Katherine Anne Huges
• Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
• Parents are Bruce and Susan Hughes
• Family also older sister Emily
• Club Team: Northridge Area Swimming Association
• Club Coach: Joe Keller
• Best Events (Top Times SCY/LCM): 200 Free (1:50.20/2:06.04), 500 Free (4:53.57/4:23.75), 1000 Free (10:20.59/9:01.03)

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Matt Grevers
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI Natatorium
Swimmer She'd Like to Race: Kaersten Meitz
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 500 Freestyle
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Will Smith
In Her MP3 Player: John Mayer
Last Concert She Attended: John Mayer
Favorite Multimedia App: Netflix
Favorite Actor & Actress: Denzel Washington & Kristen Wiig
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Guardians of the Galaxy
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water Skiing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Tennis
Favorite Purdue Building: Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey
Favorite Big City: Paris
Unique Travel Locale: Italy
Country She'd Like to Visit: Greece
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Boilermaker Pride
Furry Friend: Whiskers, Cat


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