Boilermakers finish fifth at Big Tens, 19th at NCAA Championships.
Purdue has at least 45 athletes on the winter academic conference list for five straight years.
Boilers sweep freestyle sprints & IM events, win 200 free relay.
High-speed suits & taper training program expected to maximize season-best times.
Purdue to honor 14 seniors for their contributions to the program after the meet.
2012-13 Photo Gallery
Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving hosts Indiana for a dual meet live on the BTN.
More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.
The Boilermakers host Miami (Ohio) for a season-opening dual meet at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athletes: Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh
In Her MP3 Player: 2 Chainz
Last Concert She Attended: Rascal Flatts
Favorite Author: Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Gosling & Julia Roberts
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holidays: 4th of July & Thanksgiving
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Purdue Building: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Foreign Countries She'd Like to Visit: Italy or Greece
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2011 Dual Meet Win vs Indiana
Sports Other Than Your Own You Most Enjoy: Volleyball
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf & Wakeboarding
Furry Friend: Guinness & Twix, Dogs
Other Hobbies: Playing Euchre
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Roach competed primarily in the breaststroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (1:05.21) and 200 breast (2:20.06) at the Ohio State Winter Invite, finishing as the runner-up in the 100... accounted for 14 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing seventh in the B final of the 100 breast and seventh in the A final of the 200 breast (2:20.17)... also won the D final of the 200 IM at the Purdue Invite with a season-best time (2:08.96).
2011-12: Roach competed in the breaststroke and IM events, racing in the 200 breast most frequently... posted season-best times in the 100 (1:06.80) and 200 breast (2:19.88) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... won the 200 breast and finished second to Sarah Dunleavy in the 200 IM at the OSU Winter Invite... posted her season-best time in the 200 IM (2:10.46) at the Ohio State Invitational in December, where she also competed in the breaststroke events... swam the 100 and 200 breast at the Big Ten Quad.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Roach competed primarily in the 100 and 200 breaststroke... her season-best time in the 200 breast (2:20.12) ranked third best on the team in 2010-11... recorded season-best times in the 100 (1:06.15) and 200 breast at the Ohio State Winter Invite, winning both events... swam the 200 breast in every meet in which she competed except the Indiana Intercollegiates... competed in the 50 free and 100 and 200 breast at the Purdue Invitational... swam the 100 back and 100 breast at the Indiana Intercollegiates... competed in both breaststroke events in dual meet wins against Indiana, Eastern Michigan and Miami (Ohio).
2009-10: Finished third in first career 100 breaststroke race, touching wall in 1:07.47 at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...also placed eighth in 200 IM...took third in 200 breaststroke at Ohio State Last Chance (2/28)...also completed 200 IM preliminary in fifth place and touched wall seventh in 100 breaststroke...finished fourth in 200 breaststroke at Miami (10/23)...placed fifth in 100 breaststroke vs. Michigan State (1/8).
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner...advanced to state championships all four years...served as team captain junior and senior seasons...finished seventh in 100 breaststroke at state championships as senior...won Outstanding Swimmer Performer Award as senior...finished second in 200 breaststroke at senior state in 2008 and 2009 while swimming with FAST club team...also lettered in track and field as sophomore...won Eye of the Tiger Leadership Award as sophomore and junior...won Mental Attitude Award as junior.
Personal: Full name is Megan Janet Roach...born in Cincinnati, Ohio...mother is Julie Roach...has one younger brother, Anthony...majoring in organizational leadership.