The Boilermakers host Miami (Ohio) for a season-opening dual meet at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athletes: Kobe Bryant & Tiger Woods
In Her MP3 Player: Beyonce
Last concert You Attended: Luke Bryan & Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Actor & Actress: Josh Duhamel & Emma Stone
Favorite Month of the Year: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Chinese Food
Favorite Purdue Building: Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Favorite Big City: New York City
Unique Travel Locale: Rome
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Greece
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Professor Whose Class You Enjoyed: Tyler Harrison, Communications
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Boating, Beach Volleyball
Furry Friend: Eva, Miniature English Bulldog
Other Hobbies/Interest: Hanging with friends, Shopping, Alpha Phi Sorority
2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten... Dunnichay competed in the springboard diving events... career-best scores as a Boilermaker moved her into fourth place in program history from the 1-meter (333.10) and 10th place from the 3-meter (345.75)... selected as the co-winner of the team's most improved award... accounted for 32 team points at Big Tens by finishing third in the championship final of both springboard diving events... placed sixth from the 3-meter at the Zone C Championships to narrowly miss out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships... accounted for 17 team points at the Ohio State Invitational by placing fourth in the finals of 1-meter and 15th in the prelims of 3-meter... finished third behind her teammates in 1-meter multiple times throughout the season... did not compete from the 3-meter springboard in most duals due to lingering injuries.
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Dunnichay focused on 1-meter diving in her first season as an active member of the program... continuing to work her way back from various injuries that prevented her from competing at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials... posted her season-best score in 1-meter diving (293.18) in the BTN live TV dual meet against Indiana in which she placed third as the top five finishers were all Boilermakers... accounted for 12 team points by finishing seventh in 1-meter diving at the Purdue Invitational... placed 12th in the prelims among a large group of divers at the Ohio State Invitational... finished as the runner-up to teammate MacKenzie Tweardy in 1-meter action at the Indiana Intercollegiates and dual meet win at Northwestern.
2011-12: Exercised an Olympic Redshirt waiver to concentrate on training for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials... a shoulder injury sidelined her from competing at Olympic Trials... placed second with Hayley Ishimatsu in the synchronized 10-meter platform at the USA Diving Winter Nationals... will be a redshirt-freshman during the 2012-13 college season.
Before Purdue: 2008 Olympian in synchronized 10-meter diving was the youngest member (15 years old) member of the U.S. delegation (across all sports) that year... competed for Elwood High School for the first time as a senior and broke the Indiana state record while winning the state title... also helped lead Elwood to a team state title... won the platform title at 2010 USA Diving Junior National Championships... finished second in the platform at the 2010 FINA World Junior Diving Championships... competed in the 2007, 2009 and 2011 FINA World Championships in synchronized platform, finishing second in 2009... won synchro platform titles at the 2007 USA Diving Spring National Championships and 2011 USA Diving Winter National Championships... has competed in international meets in Australia, China, England, Mexico and Italy.
Personal: Full name is Mary Elizabeth Dunnichay... born in Anderson, Ind.... daughter of Ned and Marian Dunnichay... family also includes older siblings Danielle, Caleb and Jacob... Danielle is a Purdue alumnus, Caleb was a diver at Auburn and Notre Dame and Jacob plays baseball at the University of Kansas... Mass Communications major.