Ariel Martin
Ariel Martin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jeffersonville, Ind.

High School:
Jeffersonville

Height:
5-6

Event:
Free/Back/Fly

Birthdate:
09/09/1988



11/24/2013

Mercer Breaks 100 Free Record on Final Day of OSU Invitational

Lim, Manger, Marr & Petric also post Purdue all-time Top 10 times.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Coach: John Calipari
In Her MP3 Player: Brooks and Dunn
Last Concert She Attended: Kid Cudi
Magazine She Subscribes To: Vegetarian Times
Favorite Animated Character: Eric Cartman of South Park
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Big City: Dallas
Unique Travel Locale: Mexico
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 Big Ten Championships
Furry Friend: Cheetoh, Cat

2010-11: Two-time Honorable Mention All-American (400 & 800 free relays)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Academic All-Big Ten... Second Team All-Big Ten... Big Ten Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 25)... team co-MVP... Martin competed primarily in the freestyle sprints and was also a key contributor to relays... established new school records in the 100 (48.68) and 200 free (1:45.25) and finished one one-hundredth of a second shy of her own record in the 50 free (22.51)... posted all three times at the Big Ten Championships... swam on four of the five Purdue record-setting relay teams at Big Tens, all but the 400 medley... swam the leadoff leg on the scoring 400 and 800 free relay teams at the NCAA Championships to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors... individually, competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free at NCAAs... qualified for the A final of all three freestyle sprints at Big Tens to earn Second Team All-Conference honors... finished second in the 100 and fourth in the 50 and 200 at Big Tens... set the new school record in the 200 free on the opening leg of the 200 free relay on the opening night of Big Tens... swept the freestyle sprints in the dual meet win against Indiana to win Big Ten Swimmer of the Week, Purdue's first female honoree since November 2006... won the 100 free and finished second in the 50 free at the Big Ten Quad... won the 100 free and swam on both the victorious 200 medley and 400 free relay teams in the dual meet win at Michigan State... won the 100 back in the dual meet victory against Eastern Michigan despite swimming the event only twice all year... scored team points by reaching the A final of all three freestyle sprints at the Purdue Invitational... won the 50 and 100 free and swam on the victorious 200 medley and 400 free relay teams in the dual meet win at Northwestern... captured the 200 free in the dual meet victory at Notre Dame... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in October... finished second in the 50 free and third in the 100 and 200 free at SMU.

2009-10: Three-time Honorable Mention All-American...Academic All-Big Ten...CSCAA All-Academic...led off 15th-place 800 freestyle relay and anchored 15th-place 200 medley relay at NCAA Championships (3/19)...earned third citation by leading off 16th-place 400 freestyle relay (3/20)...broke Purdue records in 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay...broke nine records, including 200 freestyle record twice, at Big Ten Championships...opened conference championships with lead-off leg of 1:46.15 on 800 freestyle relay to better previous 200 freestyle record of 1:47.81 from 2005 (2/17)...quartet finished second with 7:07.95 clocking to shatter previous record of 7:17.65...also anchored 200 medley relay to program-record time of 1:40.21 that bettered previous standard of 1:40.37 set in 2003...broke 50 freestyle record twice, first by touching wall in 22.57 to better record of 22.72 she set at 2009 Big Ten Championships and then with 22.50 swim that placed second in final (2/18)...lowered 200 freestyle record with second-place, 1:45.55 finish (2/19)...led off program-record 200 freestyle relay that touched wall in 1:31.01 to better previous mark of 1:31.09 set in 2005 (2/18)...took down 100 freestyle record with 48.99 time that broke previous record of 49.68 set in 2005 and ranks seventh on Big Ten's all-time performance list (2/20)...completed conference championships showing by leading off program-record 400 freestyle relay that finished third in 3:18.20...time lowered previous standard of 3:20.53 set at 2009 conference championship meet...finished fourth or higher in all eight 50 freestyle swims before NCAA Championships...won event at Miami (10/23), vs. Notre Dame (11/6), vs. Northwestern (11/7), vs. Michigan State (1/9) and at Indiana (1/23)...in addition to conference championships, also placed second at Big Ten Quad (1/30)...was fourth at Purdue Invitational (11/20)...won 100 freestyle at Miami, vs. Notre Dame and at Big Ten Quad (1/29)...placed second in event vs. Northwestern and at Indiana and third at Purdue Invitational (11/22)...won 200 freestyle vs. Notre Dame and at Big Ten Quad (1/30)...in addition to conference championships, also took second at Purdue Invitational (11/21) and at Indiana...swam first leg on victorious 200 freestyle relay at Eastern Michigan (11/14) and anchored relay to win vs. Michigan State (1/8)...also swam second leg on victorious 400 freestyle relay at Miami and led off winning quartet vs. Notre Dame, vs. Northwestern and at Indiana...led off victorious 800 freestyle relay at Eastern Michigan (11/13) and anchored victorious 200 medley relays at Miami and at Eastern Michigan...swam second leg on fourth-place 800-meter freestyle relay at ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships (8/5)...also led off sixth-place 400 freestyle relay (8/4).

2008-09: Academic All-Big Ten...broke school record in 50 freestyle with 22.72 clocking while placing sixth at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...time broke record of 22.78 set in preliminaries, which took down previous record of 22.83 held by Christine Leupold...also led off school-record 400 freestyle relay and anchored school-record 400 medley relay...medley relay team touched wall in 3:40.29 to better previous record of 3:41.12 at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...freestyle relay recorded school-record time of 3:20.53 while placing seventh at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...swam second leg on 200 freestyle relay that finished sixth and moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list with 1:31.15 time at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...anchored 200 medley relay that finished seventh and moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list with 1:40.96 clocking at Big Ten Championships (2/18)...swam season-best time of 1:49.51 in 200 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...touched wall with season-best 50.49 clocking in 100 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/21)...anchored victorious 200 medley relay at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...also won 50 freestyle in 23.61 and finished fourth in 100 butterfly with season-best 58.56 time...won 100 freestyle in 52.01 and led off victorious 200 freestyle relay and third-place 400 medley relay at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also led off victorious 400 freestyle relay (11/15)...led off second-place 200 freestyle relay at Miami (10/23)...won 50 freestyle in 23.75 at Michigan State (1/17)...also led off victorious 200 freestyle relay and anchored victorious 200 medley relay...anchored victorious 200 medley relay and finished second in 50 freestyle with 24.30 clocking in quadruple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...finished second in 50 freestyle with 23.78 time and in 100 freestyle after stopping clock in 52.02 at Northwestern (11/7)...also led off victorious 200 freestyle relay and anchored third-place 200 medley relay...finished second in 100 freestyle with 51.98 time and third in 50 freestyle after stopping clock in 23.93 at Notre Dame (11/8)...also led off second-place 400 freestyle relay and swam third leg on third-place 400 medley relay...led off ninth-place 200 freestyle relay and finished 19th in 50 freestyle with 23.21 time at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)...also finished 27th in 100 backstroke with season-best 57.52 clocking (11/22) and swam second leg on ninth-place 400 freestyle relay and placed 15th in 100 freestyle with 50.91 time (11/23)...finished second in 50 freestyle with 23.65 time and in 100 freestyle with 52.11 clocking at Indiana (1/24)...also swam second leg on runner-up 400 freestyle relay and third leg on third-place 200 medley relay...led off third-place 200 freestyle relay in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also anchored third-place 200 medley relay, swam second leg on third-place 400 freestyle relay (1/31)...touched wall in 23.14 in 50 freestyle at Boiler-Make-It Last Chance (3/1)...finished 50 freestyle in 26.81 at ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships (7/9)

2007-08: Made the Dean's List, Semester Honors and Athletic Director's Honor Roll during the fall ... named to the Coach's Honor Roll after the spring semester ... Big Ten Championships competitor in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back ... placed 21st in the 50 free with a time of 23.59 ... set season-best times at Big Tens in the 50 free (23.38), 100 back (57.09) and 100 free (51.50) ... placed first in 50 free (23.65), second in 100 free(52.77) and posted a season-best time in the 200 free (1.52.74) versus Miami (Ohio) ... scored versus Michigan State, finishing first in 50 free and third in 100 back ... placed second in 50 free and third in 100 back at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

High School: Graduated with honors from Jeffersonville High School in 2007 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... helped lead team to three conference titles and two sectional crowns ... four-time team MVP ... eight-time All-American, receiving four citations in the 50 free, two in the 100 back and one each in the 100 free and 100 fly ... named to the all-state first team on four occasions ... won a state title in the 50 free as a junior and in the 100 back as a sophomore ... state runner-up in the 50 free in 2006 and 2005 ... as a freshman, was second at state in the 100 free and was third in the 50 free ... has competed for Pacesetter Aquatics for the last 14 years ... 100 free champion at the senior state championships ... winner of eight age group state titles in the 50 and 100 free and 50 and 100 back ... received age group high point awards in 2001 and 2003 ... U.S. Open qualifier ... member of the National Honor Society ... two-time scholar-athlete award recipient.

Personal: Given name is Ariel Wren Martin ... born Sept. 9, 1988 ... daughter of Rickey and Roseann Martin ... has a brother, Reed ... majoring in family and consumer science.