Maddie Barta
Maddie  Barta


Hartland, Wis.

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Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

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59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs


Meitz Eclipses 500 Free Record, Takes 3rd

Clarke breaks two-minute mark in 200 IM, Smailis has two career-best times


Women Ready to Host B1G Championships

Boilermakers set 15 new records when they last hosted in 2010


Johnson, Meitz Win Twice on Opening Night

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

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed primarily in the in the backstroke events
• Posted season-best times in the 200 back (1:58.85) and 50 free (23.63) at Big Ten Championships
• Season best in the 100 back (55.91) was at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational
• Victorious in the 200 back in dual meet wins vs. Iowa and Michigan State
• Accounted for 11 team points at Va Tech, finishing as the runner-up in the B final of the 200 back
• Won her heat of the 200 free while finishing as the runner-up in the 100 back and 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Won her heat of the 50 free at Big Tens and 100 back at the Big Ten Triple Duals
• Continues to rank third in program history in the 200 back (1:57.04)

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the backstroke events
• Posted season-best times in the 100 (55.55) and 200 back (1:57.04) as well as the 50 free (23.69) at the Big Ten Championships
• Established a new Purdue freshman record in the 200 back, originally eclipsing the mark at the Purdue Invitational and lowering it again at Big Tens
• Moved into third place in program history in the 200 back
• Won the B final of the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships to account for 20 team points
• Also accounted for 20 team points at the Purdue Invitational, scoring in both backstroke events and finishing as the runner-up in the A final of the 200 back
• Victorious in the 200 back in the dual meet victory vs. Iowa
• Won her heat of the 50 free at the Purdue Invite, qualifying for the D final

• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Ruth Ann Ahnen at Arrowhead High School in Hartland, Wisconsin
• 100 and 200 backstroke short court state champion as a senior
• Also won long course state titles in the 100 back as junior and senior
• Contributed to state champion relay teams all four years, the 200 medley relay as upperclassman and the 200 free relay an underclassman
• Helped Arrowhead win the 2014 state title
• Three-year All-American for her contributions to the state-champion relays
• Also a three-year scholastic All-American
• Part of 200 free and 400 medley relay teams that established new state records her junior year
• Three-year Junior Nationals qualifier
• Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first team all-state as a sophomore
• Stacy Mayer Memorial Scholarship recipient

• Major: Industrial Engineering
• Full name is Madeline Rose Barta
• Born in Wheaton, Illinois
• Parents are Gregg and Mary Barta
• Family also includes brothers Evan and Nick
• Evan was a swimmer at Purdue from 2013 to 2016
• Father is also a Purdue alumnus

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IUPUI Natatorium
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 50 Free
Favorite Marquee Event: Super Bowl
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Jesus
In Her MP3 Player: Backstreet Boys
Last Concert She Attended: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Actor/Actress: Robin Williams & Robin Williams (Mrs. Doubtfire)
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: 22 Jump Street
Favorite Sci-Fi Series: Stranger Things
Show She Can’t Stop Watching: MasterChef
Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes with Fries
Favorite Dessert: Lemon Bars
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water Skiing
Another Sport She Enjoys: Gymnastics
Favorite Purdue Building: Grissom Hall
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Kauai, Hawai'i
Foreign Country You'd Most Like to Visit: Spain
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Big Tens
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Everything
Furry Friend: Chewy, the Neighborhood Cat


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