Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Dave Berkoff
In Her MP3 Player: Lady Gaga
Last Concert She Attended: Choir concert in Germany
Favorite Actor & Actress: Taylor Lautner & Selena Gomez
Favorite Author: J.K. Rowling
Favorite Month of the Year: October
Favorite Holiday: Chinese New Year
Favorite Cuisine: Watermelon
Favorite Outdoor Activites: Jet Skiing
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Favorite Big City: San Francisco
Unique Travel Locale: Peru
Country She'd Like to Visit: Ireland
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Pets at Home: Lena & Lev, cats
Other Hobbies/Interests: Art, Music, Dancing, Cooking, Baking
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.