Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Aaron Peirsol
In Her MP3 Player: Beyonce
Last Concert She Attended: Krewella
Favorite Author: Isabel Wolff
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Macaroni & Cheese
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Favorite Building on Campus: Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Paris
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Another Sport She Enjoys: Dance
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Laura Bittner, Interior Design
Furry Friend: Lucy, Golden Retriever
Other Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, Reading & Listening to Music
2012-13: Big Ten Sportsmanship Award... Lyon competed primarily in the 500 freestyle... also swam the 200, 1000 and 1650 free and both IM events... posted Purdue's season-best time in the 400 IM (4:19.76) at the Big Ten Championships, placing third in the C final... her 400 IM time also ranked sixth fastest in program history... season-best times in the 500 free (4:51.01) and 1650 free (16:53.14) from Big Tens also ranked among the top five for Purdue in 2012-13... also qualified for C final of the 500 free at Big Tens... accounted for 30 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing fifth in the A final of the 400 IM, seventh in the A final of the 500 free and 13th overall in the mile... won heat 4 of the 500 free in the prelims at the Purdue Invitational... won the 500 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates... posted a time of 1:51.10 in the 200 free at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet.
Before Purdue: Lyon was a four-year Indiana state qualifier for coaches Scott Kulby and Eric Meyer at Zionsville High School... helped her 400 free relay team win the state title as a senior... school-record holder in the 500 free and 400 free relay... state meet qualifier in the 200 and 500 free... helped Zionsville finish as the state runner-up as a senior... qualified for the championship final of the 200 free at the state meet her senior year... helped ZHS win four straight sectional titles... team captain and John Crist Workhorse Award as a senior... two-time mental attitude award winner as an upperclassman... sportsmanship award winner as a sophomore... won the 500 free at the 2011 Indiana Senior State meet as a part of the Zionsville Swim Club... also achieved Junior National standards at the club level... ranked among the top 20 students in her academic class all four years of high school.
Personal: Full name is Elizabeth Christine Lyon... born in Indianapolis... parents are Daniel and Mary Lyon, both Purdue alumni... family also includes brother Peter, who is a member of the swim team at Ohio State... majoring in interior design.