Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athletes: Kobe Bryant & Tiger Woods
Diver She'd Most Like to Compete Against: Yuliya Pakhalina
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): University of Tennessee
In Her MP3 Player: Beyonce
Last Concert She Attended: Miranda Lambert
Magazine She Subscribes To: US Weekly
Favorite Actor & Actress: Josh Duhamel & Emma Stone
Favorite Month of the Year: February
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Cuisine: Chinese
Favorite Purdue Building: Beering Hall
Favorite Big City: New York
Unique Travel Locale: Rome
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Greece
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Boating, Beach Volleyball
Enjoyed This Professor's Class: Tyler Harrison, Communications
Furry Friend: Eva, Miniature English Bulldog
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Team Room
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Big Tens 2013
2014-15: All-America (1-Meter Diving)… NCAA Championships Qualifier (1-Meter, 3-Meter & Platform Diving)… Big Ten Diver of the Week (Oct. 21, Nov. 4 & Jan. 13)… Academic All-Big Ten… Dunnichay focused on the springboard events throughout the season and returned to the platforms for the championship portion of the campaign… qualified for NCAAs in all three diving events in the first year of the revamped Zones qualifying system… finished fifth in the championship final of 1-meter in her first career event at NCAAs, the top showing by a Boilermaker in 2014-15… honored as the team’s co-MVP and a captain’s award recipient… also finished 18th on platform and 31st on 3-meter at NCAAs… qualified for the A final of all three diving events at the Big Ten Championships to lead the team with 43 points, Purdue’s top individual total since 2012… finished fourth in the championship final of 3-meter and platform diving as well as sixth in the championship final of 1-meter at Big Tens… continues to rank among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in all three diving events, moving up the 3-meter (353.70, 7th) and platform (318.20, 5th) lists thanks to career-best scores at the 2015 Big Ten Championships… season-best score on 1-meter (323.20) was at NCAAs… finished ninth on 3-meter on the opening day of the Zone C Championships to punch her ticket to NCAAs… was also the runner-up on platform at Zones… accounted for seven event victories over the course of the season to rank second on the team… highlighted by a runner-up showing on 1-meter, accounted for 26 team points to help Purdue win the Ohio State Invitational… swept the springboard diving events in the dual meet against Miami (Ohio) and the Indiana Intercollegiates during the season-opening weekend… also swept the diving events in the dual meet win against Michigan State… won on 1-meter and was the runner-up on 3-meter in the dual meet victory at Notre Dame.
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.