Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Natalie Coughlin
In Her MP3 Player: Jason Aldean
Last Concert She Attended: The Script
Favorite Actor & Actress: Ryan Reynolds & Reese Witherspoon
Favorite Foods: Chicago Style Pizza
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Foreign Country You'd Most Like to Visit: France
Interesting Travel Locale: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Having Camp Fires
Favorite Builing on Campus: Purdue Memorial Union
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dr. Bridges, Biology
Favorite Meet at Purdue: 2010 Big Ten Championships
Furry Friend: Braxton, Cat
Other Hobbies/Interests: DIY Projects, Skiing, Tubing, Dancing & Traveling
2011-12: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Roeing competed in the 100 and 200 free and 100 and 200 back... one of seven Purdue student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA during the 2011-12 school year... posted season-best times in all of her events at the Ohio State Invitational: 54.33 in 100 free, 1:54.72 in 200 free, 59.96 in 100 back and 2:09.79 in 200 back... competed in three of her events at the Ohio State Winter Invite and Black and Gold Intrasquad meet.
2010-11: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Roeing competed primarily in the backstroke events... swam the 200 back in every meet in which she competed except Indiana Intercollegiates... posted season-best times in the 100 (1:00.32) and 200 back (2:08.65) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... swam the 200 free at OSU and the dual meet victory against Indiana (1:59.47)... competed in four events - the 50 and 100 free and 100 and 200 back - at the Purdue Invitational... also swam the 50 free as well as the backstroke events in the dual meet victory against Eastern Michigan.
2009-10: Finished sixth in 200 backstroke vs. Notre Dame (11/6)...opened collegiate career with seventh-place finish in 100 backstroke at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...also placed ninth in 200 freestyle...was fifth in 100 backstroke at Ohio State Last Chance (2/28)...placed eighth in 200 backstroke vs. Northwestern (11/7).
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner...finished eighth in 800 freestyle relay at 2009 YMCA long course nationals...qualified for 2009 YMCA short course nationals in 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 200 backstroke...finished 11th in 800 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay at 2008 YMCA long course nationals...state qualifier in 200 freestyle...earned four academic letters...member of National Honors Society and French National Honors Society.
Personal: Full name is Elaina Jean Roeing...born in Winfield, Ill....parents are Randy and Diane Roeing...has one older sister, Jackie, who swam one year at Vanderbilt, and one younger sister, Katie...majoring in health sciences preprofessional.