Maddie Barta
Maddie  Barta

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hartland, Wis.

High School:
Arrowhead

Event:
Backstroke/Freestyle

Birthdate:
01/27/1997

04/12/2017

Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

Four Boilermakers earn All-America honors, Purdue hosts Big Tens again

03/22/2017

59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

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

02/16/2017

Meitz Eclipses 500 Free Record, Takes 3rd

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

02/14/2017

Women Ready to Host B1G Championships

Boilermakers set 15 new records when they last hosted in 2010

01/28/2017

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

HIGH SCHOOL
• 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

PERSONAL
• 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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