Roxy Griffore
Roxy  Griffore

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Milford, Mich.

High School:
Mercy

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
08/01/1997

04/12/2017

Purdue Finishes in Top 25 Again at NCAAs

Four Boilermakers earn All-America honors, Purdue hosts Big Tens again

03/22/2017

59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs

11/17/2016

21 Boilermakers Score on Day 1 at Va Tech

McDowell, Meitz, Rawson and Smailis post top-three finishes in an A final

02/14/2016

Gerbrandt Wins Three Events at Ohio State

Boilermakers sweep the relays, Gerbrandt wins 100 fly and 200 IM

02/12/2016

Ten Swimmers Set for OSU Winter Invite

Purdue to race against nine other teams at two-day invitational meet

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Academic All-Big Ten
• Competed primarily in the freestyle sprints
• Posted career-best times in the 100 (51.86) and 200 free (1:57.05) at the Big Ten Championships
• Bested her 50 free time (23.72) from Big Tens a week later (23.69) at the Boiler-Make-It NCAA last chance meet
• Swam the anchor leg on the victorious 200 medley relay in the dual meet win vs. Michigan State
• At Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational, scored in the B final of the 50 free and also qualified for the C final of the 100

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed primarily in the freestyle sprints
• Posted season-best times in the 50 (24.01) and 100 free (53.04) at the Ohio State Winter Invite
• Had a season-best time in the 100 fly (1:00.95) at the Purdue Invitational
• Was Purdue's top finishers in the 50 and 100 free at Ohio State, finishing as the runner-up in the 50 and taking fourth in the 100
• Also anchored the 200 medley relay to victory at OSU

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Shannon Dunworth at Mercy High School in suburban Detroit
• Four-year All-American and all-state honoree
• Helped MHS win state titles as a junior and freshman while also finishing as the runner-up her sophomore and senior years
• Swam the anchor leg on the state champion 200 medley relay team as a senior
• MISCA Dream Team honoree in the 50 free as a junior
• Part of four straight Oakland County and Catholic League championship teams
• National Honor Society

PERSONAL
• Major: Psychology
• Full name is Roxanne Lee Griffore
• Born in Royal Oak, Michigan
• Parents are Bill and Theresa Griffore
• Family also includes six older siblings -- brothers Billy and Tony, sisters Vicki, Brandy, Stephanie and Katie

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Detroit Red Wings
Favorite Athlete: Dara Torres
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): IU Natatorium
Swimmer She'd Like to Race Against: Dara Torres
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 200m Medley Relay
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Patrick Swayze
In Her MP3 Player: One Republic
Last Concert She Attended: Kid Rock
Favorite Social Media Platform: Instagram
Favorite Author: L.J. Smith
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Gerard Butler, Julia Roberts & Steven Spielberg
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Remember the Titans
Favorite Super-Hero: Iron Man
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Jet Skiing
Favorite Purdue Building: CoRec
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Ross-Ade Stadium
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Country She'd Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Team Room
Most Memorable Meet/Moment at Purdue: 2016 Black & Gold Intrasquad
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: Everything
Furry Friend: Binx, Cat

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