Student-athletes, coaches and administrators gathered for annual kickoff to the school year
Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Dunnichay, Tweardy & the 800 free relay team earn All-America honors.
Dunnichay's team-high 43 points were the most by a Boilermaker since Fogle in 2012.
Boilermakers move into fifth place after strong showings in the 100 fly & 200 free.
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos
Purdue hosts Big Ten Triple Duals
Women's Swimming & Diving photos from 11/1/13 dual meet
More photos from the home opening meet.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts
Favorite Athlete: Tanner Wilfong
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
Swimmer She'd Most Like to Race Against: Emily Fogle
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Maya Rudolph
In Her MP3 Player: Coldplay
Favorite Author: JK Rowling
Last Book She Read: Looking for Alaska
Favorite Actress: Meryl Streep
Favorite Month: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Chili
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Building: Rawls Hall
Unique Travel Locale: Rio de Janeiro
Country She'd Like to Visit: Australia
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Enter/Exit Turnstile
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Breaking 5:00 in 400 IM Long Course, Summer 2014
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Fataneh Cauley, Krannert School of Management
Furry Friend: Princess, Shih Tzu
2014-15: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Monteiro competed primarily in the 200 breaststroke and individual medley events… season-best times in the 200 (2:03.26, 5th) and 400 IM (4:18.65, 2nd) as well as the 100 (1:06.78, 5th) and 200 breast (2:17.97, 5th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2014-15… Tom Reiter commitment to excellence award winner… moved up to fourth in program history with her career-best time in the 400 IM (4:18.65) at the Big Ten Championships while qualifying for the C final… also posted her season-best time in the 200 IM at Big Tens… scored in four individual events at the Ohio State Invitational to account for 17 team points and help Purdue win the meet… recorded her season-best time in the 200 breast at Ohio State… finished 10th in the A final of the 400 IM, third in the B final of both the 200 IM and 200 free and fifth in the B final of the 200 breast in Columbus… won her heat of the 200 free and finished fourth overall at the Indiana Intercollegiates… posted her season-best time in the 200 free (1:49.60) at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance meet… led off the victorious 800 free relay team in the dual meet win vs. Michigan State.
2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten... Monteiro competed primarily in the breaststroke and IM events... selected as the co-winner of the team's most improved award... season-best times in the 100 (1:04.06, 3rd) and 200 breast (2:17.86, 2nd) along with the 400 IM (4:20.00, 3rd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... moved into ninth place in program history in the 400 IM... qualified for the C finals of the 200 breast and 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships while posting season-best times... also had a season-best time in the 200 IM (2:04.17) at Big Tens... top time in the 100 breast was in the dual meet at Indiana... won heat 1 and took fourth overall in the 200 breast at the Big Ten Triple Duals... accounted for four team points at the Ohio State Invitational by placing third in the B final of the 200 breast... also qualified for the B final of the 100 breast and the C final of the 400 IM at Ohio State... competed in the 500 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates and dual meet win vs. Michigan State.
2012-13: Monteiro competed primarily in the breaststroke events and 200 IM... posted season-best times in the 200 breast (2:23.22) and 400 IM (4:28.45) at the Purdue Invitational... season-best in the 100 breast (1:06.19) recorded at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA Last Chance Meet... had her top showing in the 200 IM (2:09.17) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... finished seventh in the B final of the 200 breast at the Purdue Invitational to account for two team points... competed in four events at the Purdue Invite and three at the Ohio State Winter Invite.
Before Purdue: Monteiro was a four-year letter-winner for coach Daniel Jau at Grapevine High School in Grapevine, Texas... established new school records in the 100 breast, 200 IM and 200 medley relay... two-time team captain and MVP as an upperclassman... NISCA Academic All-American and TISCA Academic All-State as a senior... TSISCA All-State in the 100 breast and 200 IM... helped her team win a Texas University Interscholastic League title as well as a Region 5-5A championship... most inspirational and G award winner as a junior... district champion in the 100 breast as a sophomore... won district championships as a freshman in the 200 IM and 200 medley relay... two-time team hardest work award winner and rookie of the year as a freshman... southern zone sectional finalist in the 100 and 200 breast at the club level... AP Scholar with Distinction, National Hispanic Scholar and National Merit Commended Scholar.
Personal: Full name is Madison Marie Monteiro... born in Bedford, Texas... parents are Plinio and Debbie Monteiro... her father is a native of Brazil so she holds dual citizenship in the USA and Brazil... family also includes younger sister Ariana... majoring in business in the Krannert School of Management.