Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving hosts Indiana for a dual meet live on the BTN.
Purdue Personal Preferences In Her MP3 Player: Spice Girls
Last Concert You Attended: Life in Color
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Gosling & Sandra Bullock
Favorite Author: Emily Giffin
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Foods: Mac & Cheese
Favorite Building on Campus: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: San Francisco
Unique Travel Locale: Greece
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: France
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Cricket
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Horseshoes
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Howard Zelaznik, Health & Kinesiology
Animal Friend: Beta Fish
Other Hobbies/Interests: Painting her nails
2012-13: NCAA Championships Qualifier (100 & 200 Fly, 200 Free, Relays)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Sheets competed primarily in the butterfly events and 200 free... qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row, competing in five events, including all three freestyle relays... was one of two Purdue swimmers to race individually at NCAAs... placed 34th in the prelims of the 200 fly for her top individual finish... continues to hold program record in the 100 (53.80) and 200 fly (1:56.67) from 2012... also ranks among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in all three freestyle sprints: second in the 200 (1:45.97), seventh in the 100 (49.89) and 10th in the 50 (23.12)... Whatever it Takes award recipient... in 2012-13, had Purdue season-best times in the 200 free (1:45.97) and 200 fly (1:57.09) while ranking third in the 100 fly (54.00)... was part of Purdue season-best times in all three freestyle relay events... the 200 and 400 free relay teams posted the second-fastest times in program history and the 800 free relay team ranked third... was also part of a Purdue record in the 400 medley relay from 2012 that still stands... contributed to 11 relay wins and also had six individual victories... accounted for 29 team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing eight in the A final of the 200 fly, eighth in the A final of the 200 free and fourth in the B final of the 100 fly... posted season-best times in the 200 free and 100 fly at Big Tens... also swam on all three freestyle relays at Big Tens, helping the foursomes finish fourth (200), third (400) and third (800)... accounted for 58 points at the Purdue Invitational after qualifying for the A final of four events, finishing as the runner-up in the 200 free and 200 fly along with seventh in the 50 free and 100 fly... season-best time in the 200 fly was at the Purdue Invite, where she won her prelim heats of that event as well as the 50 free... swam on all three victorious freestyle relays at the Purdue Invitational, highlighted by an impressive split of 1:45.72 as the anchor of the 800 free to rally for the victory... swept the butterfly events in dual meet wins against Michigan State and Miami (Ohio)... won the 200 fly at the Big Ten Quad as Purdue's only individual winner of the meet.
2011-12: NCAA Championships Qualifier (200 free & 200 fly)... Second Team All-Big Ten... Sheets competed in seven different events, racing most frequently in the butterfly events and 200 free... set six new school records, overall program records in the 100 (53.80) and 200 fly (1:56.67) and new freshman marks in the 100 (49.89) and 200 free (1:47.22)... also broke the Purdue freshman record in the 50 free (23.12) at the Ohio State Invitational but Carly Marshall lowered the mark by one one-hundredth at the Big Ten Championships... competed in the 200 free and 200 fly at the NCAA Championships, establishing a new freshman record in the 200 free in the process... recognized with the team's Commitment to Excellence award... posted 11 individual victories to rank third on the team... accounted for 29 ½ team points at the Big Ten Championships after qualify for the A final of the 100 and 200 fly, placing second in the 200 fly... also swam on the 400 and 800 free and 400 medley relay teams at Big Tens... the 400 medley team broke the school record and the freestyle teams both posted the third-fastest marks in program history... eclipsed seven Purdue records at the Ohio State Invitational in December... won the A final of the 100 and 200 fly and the B final of the 50 free at Ohio State, accounting for 49 team points... also swam on all five of Purdue's top relays at Ohio State, helping the 200 and 800 free relays win... swept the 100 and 200 fly in the Big Ten Network live TV dual meet at Indiana... won the 100 fly in dual meets against Miami, Notre Dame, Northwestern and Iowa as well as the Indiana Intercollegiates... victorious in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Quad... won the 500 free in the dual Meet against Michigan State in the only time she competed in the event all season... along with her 100 and 200 fly records, also ranks among the fastest in program history in the 50 (10th), 100 (7th) and 200 free (4th).
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner was part of four consecutive IHSAA state championship teams at Carmel High School... four-year Indiana state qualifier won the 200 free with a state-record time as a senior... helped five Carmel relay teams win state titles, including the 400 free as a sophomore-senior and 200 free as junior and senior... three-time All-State honoree... also placed among the top five at state in the 100 fly and 200 free... posted an Indiana Association 15-16-year-olds record time in the 200 fly as a sophomore... three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... four-time CHS scholar athlete... National Federation of High Schools swimming honor roll as a senior... National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Rhiannon Noel Sheets... born in Indianapolis... daughter of Jeff and Lisa Sheets... family also includes younger brother Dylan... double majoring in movement and sport sciences.