Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Six of the Purdue women's nine NCAA Championships qualifiers had 3.5-plus GPAs
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Dunnichay, Tweardy & the 800 free relay team earn All-America honors.
Divers MacKenzie Tweardy and Jamie Bissett receive Big Ten Medal of Honor.
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
Diver She'd Most Like to Race Against: Mac Tweardy
Person She'd Like to Have Dinner With: Madison Monteiro
In Her MP3 Player: Spice Girls
Last Concert She Attended: Life in Color
Favorite Author: Emily Griffin
Last Book She Read: The One and Only
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Gosling & Sandra Bullock
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese
Favorite Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Hall
Favorite Big City: San Francisco
Unique Travel Locale: India
Country She'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Horseshoes
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Cricket
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Chocolate Milk Fridge
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Laura Claxton, Health & Kinesiology
Furry Friend: Linus, Mini Dachshund
2014-15: Honorable Mention All-America (800 Free Relay)… NCAA Championships Qualifier (200 Free, 200 Fly & 800 Free Relay)… CSCAA Scholar All-America… Distinguished Big Ten Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Sheets competed primarily in the freestyle and butterfly events… qualified for the NCAA Championships in individual events for the fourth year in a row… honored as the team’s co-MVP… NCAA Woman of the Year nominee… Bob Holloway most inspirational senior performance award winner… swam the leadoff leg on the record-setting 800 free relay team that finished 12th at NCAAs to become Purdue’s first All-American relay since 2011… broke the Purdue record in the 200 free on the leadoff leg of the 800 free relay at Big Tens, setting the stage for the school-record time in the event overall… also finished her career as the Purdue record holder in the 200 fly (1:56.67) and has part of the fastest 400 medley relay team in program history… also ranked fourth among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in the 100 free (49.62) and 100 fly (53.80)… along with the 200 free record, her season-best times in the 50 (23.26, 4th) and 100 free (50.87, 5th) as well as the 100 (53.95, 4th) and 200 fly (1:56.82) ranked among the top five on the team in 2014-15… swam on all three freestyle relays at the Big Ten Championships… finished tied for 16th in the prelims of the 200 free at NCAAs, but came up on the short end of a swim-off with Cincinnati’s Jackie Keire for the final spot in the consolation final… accounted for 30 team points, the most by a Purdue swimmer in 2015, at the Big Ten Championships by scoring in three events… finished her career as Purdue’s active career scoring leader at Big Tens (111.5 points), after posting 20-plus points all four years… finished fourth in the A final of the 200 fly, seventh in the A final of the 200 free and sixth in the B final of the 100 fly at Big Tens, posting season-best times in all three events… accounted for five individual event victories and contributed to six relay winners over the course of the season… scored in the A final of four events to account for 54 team points (fourth most on the team) and help Purdue win the Ohio State Invitational… also anchored the 400 free relay team to victory at Ohio State… finished second in the A finals of both the 200 free and 200 fly, sixth in the A final of the 100 fly and 10th in the A final of the 50 free in Columbus… won the 200 fly at both triple duals meets (OSU & UC in October, MINN & NU in January)… was victorious in the 100 free and 200 fly at the season-opening dual meet win vs. Miami (Ohio)… won the 200 fly in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State.
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier (200 Free & 200 Fly, Relays)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Academic All-Big Ten... Sheets competed primarily in the 200 free and 200 fly... individual qualifier for the NCAA Championships for the third year in a row... season-best times in the 50 (23.05, 3rd), 100 (49.62, 2nd), 200 (1:46.00, 1st) and 500 free (4:56.39, 5th) as well as the 100 (54.47, 4th) and 200 fly (1:56.98, 1st) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... continues to hold the program record in the 200 fly (1:56.67) from 2012 and rank among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in the 50 (23.05, 10th), 100 (49.62, 4th) and 200 free (1:45.97, 2nd) along with the 100 fly (53.80, 4th)... co-winner of the Tom Reiter Commitment to Excellence award... captain award recipient... part of the team's top 400 and 800 free relay quartets of the season, including the 800 free team at Big Tens that posted an A Cut and the second-fastest time in program history... in all three freestyle relay events, has been part of the second-fastest times in program history... also swam on the 400 medley relay team from that 2012 that holds the school record... competed in four events at NCAAs, highlighted by a 27th-place finish in the prelims of the 200 free while posting a season-best time... accounted for 23 team points at the Big Ten Championships by qualifying for the A finals of the 200 free and 200 fly... accounted for 43 points at the Ohio State Invitational by scoring in four events... finished second in the A final of the 200 free, third in the A final of the 200 fly and won the B final of the 100 fly at Ohio State, posting season-best times in both butterfly events... posted five individual victories and contributed to six relay winners over the course of the season... won the 500 free (the only time all season she competed in the event) and swam on both relay winners at the Indiana Intercollegiates... won the 200 fly in dual meet wins vs. Miami (Ohio), Notre Dame and Hawaii as well as the November Quad.
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... majoring in movement and sport science.