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.
Redshirt-sophomore won three events at Ohio State Winter Invite.
Boilers sweep freestyle sprints & IM events, win 200 free relay.
High-speed suits & taper training program expected to maximize season-best times.
Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving hosts Indiana for a dual meet live on the BTN.
More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.
The Boilermakers take their team photos.
Nora Brolsma, 2011-2012 Photo Gallery
The Boilermakers host the four-team Indiana Intercollegiates at the BAC.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Mia Hamm
In Her MP3 Player: Jason Aldean
Last Concert She Attended: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Month of the Year: November
Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving
Favorite Cuisine: Cheeseburgers
Favorite Purdue Buildings: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Big City: Las Vegas
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Snow Skiing & Soccer
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dr. Bridges, Biology
Furry Friend: Sally, Cat
Other Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Brolsma competed in the freestyle sprints... posted season-best times in the 50 (23.63), 100 (50.73) and 200 free (1:51.50) as well as the 100 fly (55.88) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... her 100 free time was fourth best for Purdue in 2012-13... won the 100 free and 100 fly at the OSU Winter Invite... also had the best prelim time in the 200 free at OSU... Red Mackey award nominee for excellence by a senior... swam the anchor leg on the victorious 200 free relay team at the Indiana Intercollegiates... was part of the free relay teams that posted top five times on the team in 2012-13... accounted for 11 team points by qualifying for the A final of the 100 free at the Purdue Invitational... led off the 400 free relay team that won heat one at the Purdue Invitational.
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Brolsma competed in six different events, racing most frequently in the freestyle sprints... season-best time in the 100 fly (55.61) while qualifying for the C final at the Big Ten Championships ranked fourth fastest on the team in 2011-12... also posted season-best times in the 100 (51.13) and 200 free (1:51.59) at Big Tens... placed seventh in the B final of the 200 free (1:51.97) at the Ohio State Invitational... also competed in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly at Ohio State... her 100 fly time was good enough to qualify for the C final but she opted to focus on the 200 free in evening session... swam the second leg on the victorious 400 free relay team at the Black and Gold Intrasquad meet... won her heat of the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates, the only meet in which she competed in the event.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Brolsma competed in the freestyle sprints and 100 butterfly... posted season-best times in the 50 (23.96) and 100 free (52.04) at the Big Ten Championships, where she also competed in the 100 fly (57.73)... recorded season-best time in the 100 fly (57.59) at the season-opening dual meet with Miami (Ohio)... posted her season-best time in the 200 free (1:53.18) at the Boiler-Make-It Last Chance meet... competed in all four of her individual events at the Purdue Invitational, reaching the C final of the 50 free... swam the anchor leg for the victorious 400 free relay team in the dual meet win at Michigan State... swam the leadoff leg for the 400 free relay team that won its heat the Purdue Invitational.
2009-10: Anchored runner-up 200 medley relay at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10) and second-place 200 freestyle relay at Eastern Michigan (11/14)...also swam third leg on fourth-place 800 freestyle relay at Eagles (11/13) and anchored 800 freestyle relay to fourth-place finish vs. Michigan State (1/7)...finished fifth in 50 freestyle at Intercollegiates...season-best time of 24.43 in event came at Ohio State Last Chance (2/28)...also placed ninth in 200 freestyle with season-best 1:54.36 clocking and swam season-best time of 57.08 in 100 butterfly...finished fifth in 100 butterfly at Indiana (1/23).
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner...was named All-State as senior...three-time All-American...four-time state finalist...participated in two events as freshman...two-time individual section champion...team won 2006 and 2007 sectional championships...won team high point award as junior and senior...named team MVP as senior when team finished fifth at state championships...won relay state championships while swimming for Noblesville Swim Club...individually was state finalist and Speedo Championship Series finalist...also earned three letters in soccer...helped team advance to state finals senior season.
Personal: Full name is Nora Ann Brolsma...born in Madison, Wis....parents are Scott and JoAnn Brolsma...has one sister, Claire...majoring in movement and sports sciences.