Francesca Marr
Francesca  Marr

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
London, England

High School:
Haydon

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
07/14/1993



07/01/2015

CSCAA Scholar All-America Honors for 17 Boilermakers

Six of the Purdue women's nine NCAA Championships qualifiers had 3.5-plus GPAs

05/22/2015

Season Recap: Nine New Records, Nine NCAAs Qualifiers

Dunnichay, Tweardy & the 800 free relay team earn All-America honors.

03/21/2015

First All-American Relay Since 2011 Highlights Day 2 of NCAAs

Sheets gets out touched in swim-off for final spot in consolation final of 200 free.

03/21/2015

Tweardy an All-American Platform Diver for 2nd Year in a Row

Marr, Sheets & Tweardy close out their collegiate careers; Purdue scores in 3 events at NCAAs.

03/19/2015

Dunnichay Finishes 5th on 1-Meter for All-American Honors

Purdue women have had an All-American diver in 11 of the last 12 years.

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

09/11/2014

2014-15 Purdue Team Photos

Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos

02/26/2014

Big Ten Triple Duals

Purdue hosts Big Ten Triple Duals

11/12/2013

Notre Dame @ Purdue

Women's Swimming & Diving photos from 11/1/13 dual meet

11/07/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from the home opening meet.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Kerri-Anne Payne
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: The Queen
In Her MP3 Player: Beyoncé
Last Concert She Attended: Mumford and Sons
Last Book She Read: Divergent by Veronica Roth
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Cuisine: Indian Food
Favorite Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding
Favorite Purdue Building: Lawson Computer Science Building
Favorite Big City: London
Unique Travel Locale: Prague, Czech Republic
Country She'd Like to Visit: Thailand
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Waterskiing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Rugby
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The People In It
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2014 Big Tens
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Howard Zelaznik, Health & Kinesiology

2012-13 Photo Gallery

2014-15: NCAA Championships Qualifier (100 & 200 Breast, 200 IM)CSCAA Scholar All-AmericaAcademic All-Big Ten… Marr competed primarily in the breaststroke and individual medley events… qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row… Big Ten Sportsmanship award honoree… Red Mackey nominee for excellence by a senior… season-best times in the 100 (1:01.50, 3rd) and 200 breast (2:10.32, 2nd) as well as the 200 (2:01.47, 3rd) and 400 IM (4:19.48, 3rd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2014-15… also finished her career ranked among Purdue’s all-time Top 10 in in the 100 (1:00.89, 3rd) and 200 breast (2:10.32, 2nd) along with the 200 (2:01.47, 7th) and 400 IM (4:14.35, 2nd)… competed in the 100 and 200 breast as well as the 200 IM at NCAAs, her top finishing being 39th in the prelims of the 200 breast… accounted for 19 team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing sixth in the A final of the 200 breast and third in the B final of the 100 breast… finished her career having accounted for 43 team points at Big Tens… posted her season- and career-best time in the 200 breast at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet to earn a berth at the national championship meet… season-best times in the 100 breast and 200 IM came at Big Tens… scored in four A finals to account for 56 team points (third most on the squad) and help Purdue win the Ohio State Invitational… accounted for five individual event victories over the course of the season… finished second in the A final of the 200 breast and third in the A final of the 200 IM at the Ohio State Invitational… swept the breaststroke events in the senior day dual with rival Indiana… victorious in the 200 breast and 200 IM in the season-opening dual win vs. Miami (Ohio)… won the 200 breast in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State.

2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier (100 & 200 Breaststroke)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Academic All-Big Ten... Marr competed primarily in the breaststroke and IM events... had Purdue's season-best times in the 100 (1:00.89) and 200 breaststroke (2:10.39), while also ranking second in the 200 (2:02.52) and 400 IM (4:16.68)... "Whatever it Takes" award recipient... continues to hold the program record in the 400 IM (4:14.35) and ranks fifth in the 200 IM (2:02.39)... improved on her career-best times in the 100 (1:00.89) and 200 breast (2:10.39), now ranking second in the 200 and third in the 100... qualified for the NCAA Championships in the breaststroke events, her top showing a 31st-place finish in the prelims of the 100... accounted for 17 team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing sixth in the A final of the 200 breast and fifth in the B final of the 100 breast... also competed with Purdue's 200 and 400 medley relays at Big Tens, helping the 400 team the third-fastest time in program history... recorded six individual victories and contributed to six relay winners over the course of the season... season-best time in the 200 breast at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet helped secure her spot at the NCAA Championships... posted her best top time in the 100 breast at NCAAs... season-best times in the 200 and 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational... accounted for 33 team points at Ohio State by scoring in her four individual events, highlighted by a third-place finish in the A final of the 200 breast... swept the breaststroke events and finished second in the 400 IM at the November Quad... won the 200 breast in dual meet victories vs. Miami (Ohio), Notre Dame, Hawaii, Michigan and Michigan State... competed in the 100 fly and 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Marr competed primarily in the breaststroke and IM events... posted Purdue's season-best time in the 200 breast (2:13.10) at the Big Ten Championships... her season-best times in the 100 breast (1:04.30, 5th), 200 IM (2:02.39, 2nd) and 400 IM (4:20.44, 3rd) also ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... season-best times in the 100 breast and 400 IM were at the Purdue Invitational and 200 IM at Big Tens... continues to hold the program record in the 400 IM (4:14.35) from 2012... on the Purdue all-time Top 10, moved up to second place in the 200 breast and sixth place in the 200 IM... accounted for seven team points at Big Tens by finishing as the runner-up in the 200 breast... accounted for 56 team points at the Purdue Invitational by qualifying for the A final in all four of her events - 100 (7th) and 200 breast (2nd), 200 (7th) and 400 IM (4th)... also won heat 1 of the 200 breast and helped her 400 medley relay team win its heat in the prelims at the Purdue Invite... won the 200 IM in dual meet wins against Miami (Ohio) and Northwestern... won the 400 IM in the dual meet win at Michigan State.

2011-12: CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention... Marr competed in the breaststroke and IM events... despite not joining the team until the first day of second semester, went on to break the school record in the 400 IM (4:14.35) and post Purdue all-time top five times in the 200 breast (2:14.12, 2nd) and 200 IM (2:02.68, 5th)... recorded all three season-best times at the Big Ten Championships... broke the 400 IM freshman record in the morning prelims and came back that night to eclipse the program record that had stood since 2005 while winning the C final... also won the C final of the 200 breast at Big Tens... honored as the team's Whatever It Takes award winner... won the 200 breast in her Purdue debut, the dual meet win against Michigan State, less than a week after joining the team... swam four events -- 100 and 200 breast, 200 and 400 IM -- at the Big Ten Quad.

Before Purdue
Joined the program at the beginning of the 2012 spring semester after attending school at Haydon in her native Lodon... competed for the Hillingdon Swimming Club coached by David Hemmings... represented Great Britain in the 2004 and 2005 European Junior Championships, competing in the 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke... daughter of Graham and Kim Marr... family also includes older brother Alex... plans to major in movement and sport science.