Nika Karlina Petric
Nika Karlina Petric

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kranj, Slovenia

High School:
Gimnazija Kranj

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
09/27/1992



11/22/2014

Boilermakers in First Place After Opening Day at Ohio St. Invite

Purdue wins the 400 medley relay with the second-fastest time in program history.

11/22/2014

Purdue Extends its First-Place Lead at Ohio St. Invitational

Jagdfeld breaks freshman record in 200 freestyle while winning the A final of the event.

11/20/2014

Purdue Set for Another Trip to Columbus & Ohio St. Invite

Boilermakers to compete in the mile, platform diving & two relays for first time this season.

11/01/2014

Purdue Sweeps Co-Ed Dual Meet at Notre Dame

Men defeat Irish for 7th time in last 8 years, women extend win streak vs UND to six.

10/30/2014

Boilers Aim to Extend Five-Year Win Streak vs. Notre Dame

Purdue is 8-4-1 in annual dual meet with the Fighting Irish dating back to 2000-01.

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

11/11/2014

Miami/Intrasquad Meet

Season opening action for Purdue men and women

09/11/2014

2014-15 Purdue Team Photos

Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving 2014-15 team photos

11/12/2013

Notre Dame @ Purdue

Women's Swimming & Diving photos from 11/1/13 dual meet

11/07/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from the home opening meet.

Purdue Personal Preferences Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Laure Manaudou
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Courtney Tumbush
In Her MP3 Player: Coldplay
Last Concert She Attended: Ultra Music Festival
Favorite Actor & Actress: Bradley Cooper
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Her Birthday
Favorite Food: Pasta with seafood
Favorite Dessert: Ice cream
Favorite Purdue Building: The Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: Miami
Country She'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking, laying on the beach
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2013 NCAAs
Furry Friend: Pak, Dalmation

2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Academic All-Big Ten... Petric competed primarily in the distance freestyle and IM events... qualified for the NCAA Championships with the Purdue relay teams for the second year in a row, swimming as part of the 800 free relay team at Big Tens that posted an NCAA A cut and the second-fastest time in program history... season-best times in the 500 (4:45.05) and 1650 free (16:23.45) along with the 400 IM (4:14.58) were all tops on the team in 2013-14... now ranks among the top three in program history in the 500 (4:45.05, 3rd), 1000 (9:52.42, 3rd) and 1650 free (16:23.45, 3rd) as well as the 400 IM (4:14.58, 2nd)... season-best time in the 200 back (2:03.75) from the Big Ten Triple Duals also ranked third on team in 2013-14... accounted for 23 team points at the Big Ten Championships as the only Purdue swimmers to score in three different events... while posting season-best times in 500 and 1650 free along with the 400 IM at Big Tens, qualified for the A final of the 400 IM, took third in the B final of 500 free and finished 11th overall in the mile... helped the 800 free relay team finish second in prelims and 17th overall at NCAAs... accounted for 18 team points at the Ohio State Invitational, scoring in three events and posting a season-best time in the 200 free (1:49.88)... in dual meet action, won the 200 free vs. Michigan State, the 500 free vs. Notre Dame and the 1000 free at Hawaii... helped the 400 free relay team win in consecutive days vs. Michigan and Michigan State... competed in the 100 back and 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

2012-13: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Relays)... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Petric competed primarily in the distance freestyle events... qualified for the NCAA Championships as part of the 800 free relay team, helping the group place 18th at the national championship meet... along with Allie Davis, joined Emily Fogle and Rhiannon Sheets as recent Boilers to qualify for NCAAs as a freshman... had Purdue's season-best time in the 1000 free (10:02.78) and also ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13 in the 200 (1:48.92, 4th), 500 (4:46.65, 2nd) and 1650 free (16:32, 2nd)... season-best time in the 1000 free was in the BTN live TV dual meet against Indiana... posted top times in other three events at the Big Ten Championships... ranks among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in the 500 (5th), 1000 (9th) and 1650 free (6th)... accounted for nine points at the Big Ten Championships by placing 12th overall in the mile and fifth in the B final of the 500 free... also qualified for the C final of the 200 free at Big Tens... swept the 500 and 1000 free in the dual meet win at Michigan State... also won the 1000 free at Northwestern... accounted for 21 points at the Purdue Invitational by placing eighth overall in the mile, third in the B final of the 200 free and fifth in the B final of the 500 free.

Before Purdue: Petric established three new national records for her age group in her native Slovenia... European Juniors champion... competed in the World Championships for Slovenia as well as the European Championships four times... helped her club team win three national championships.

Personal: Full name is Nika Karlina Petric... born in Ljubljana, Slovenia... parents are Darjan and Karmen Petric... father was a competitive swimmer and her mother was Nika's coach... older brother Jan is member of the Purdue men's team... majoring in interior design in the college of liberal arts.