Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Natalie Coughlin
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Stanford
Swimmer She'd Most Like to Race Against: Natalie Coughlin
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Anji Li
In Her MP3 Player: Lady Gaga
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Last Book She Read: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Favorite Actor & Actress: Taylor Lautner & Selena Gomez
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Watermelon
Favorite Dessert: Crème brûlée
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Venice
Country She'd Like to Visit: New Zealand
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Team Room
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Brian Loss, Technology
Furry Friend: Lena & Lev, Cats
2014-15: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Gerbrandt competed primarily in the 50 free and 100 fly… posted her season-best time in the 50 free (24.18) at the Big Ten Championships, where she also raced in the 100 and 200 fly… finished her season with her top time of the year in the 100 fly (54.70) at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet… accounted for 11 team points at the Ohio State Invitational to help Purdue win the meet… won the B final of the 100 fly and finished as the runner-up in the B final of the 200 fly (2:04.14) with a season-best time at Ohio State… also qualified for the C final of the 50 free in Columbus… anchored the 400 free relay team to victory at the season-opening dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio)… competed in the 100 backstroke at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten... Gerbrandt competed primarily in the butterfly events and freestyle sprints... season-best times in the 100 (55.18) and 200 fly (2:03.32) both ranked fifth fastest on the team in 2013-14... posted season-best times in the 50 free (24.05) and 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships... top time in the 100 fly was at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet after posting a time of 55.69 at Big Tens... qualified for the B final of the 100 fly (55.28) and the C final of the 200 fly at the Ohio State Invitational... won heat 1 of the 200 fly at the Big Ten Triple Duals... swam the anchor leg for the victorious 200 free relay team at the Indiana Intercollegiates, a meet in which she also competed in the 100 breaststroke... raced in the 200 IM in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State.
2012-13: Gerbrandt competed primarily in the butterfly events... season-best time in the 200 fly (2:02.96) from the Big Ten Quad ranked as the fifth fastest on the team in 2012-13... competed in the 100 and 200 fly and 50 free at the Big Ten Championships, posting season-best times in the 100 fly (55.29) and 50 free (23.99)... won heat 4 of the prelims and accounted and placed third in the B final of the 100 free (51.93) at the Purdue Invitational... accounted for 13 team points at the Purdue Invite after also finishing second in the B final of the 100 fly... also helped her 400 free relay team win its heat at the Purdue Invitational, a time that ranked fourth best on the team in 2012-13... raced in three or more individual events at a meet four times... swam the 200 free and 200 IM along with the 100 fly at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet... won heat 3 of the 50 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
Before Purdue: Gerbrandt was a four-year letter-winner for coach Lynn Shrader at Butte High School... won state titles in the 100 butterfly, 100 and 200 freestyle and 200 IM... three-time Butte High School Female Swimmer of the Year... established new BHS school records each of her four years... honor roll student earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in three of her four years of high school... the 2009-10 Montana Swimming Female Athlete of the Year at the club level... as a member of the Butte Tarapons Swim Team, achieved Senior National time standards in the 100 fly... also reached standards for Junior Nationals in the 100 free, 100 and 200 fly... ranked among the Top 10 in the nation for her age group in the 100 fly... served as the Montana representative for USA Swimming... National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Lew Yong Gerbrandt... born in China... parents are Herold "Butch" Gerbrandt and Gretchen Lew Geller... majoring in civil engineering.