Purdue Personal Preferences In Her MP3 Player: Guster
Last Concert She Attended: The Script
Favorite Author: Lisa Scottoline
Favorite Month of the Year: September
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Purdue Buildings: The Dinning Halls
Favorite Big City: Indianapolis
Unique Travel Locale: Bangkok, Thialand
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Spain
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Favorite Meet at Purdue: 2010 Big Ten Championships
2011-12: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention... Academic All-Big Ten... Tumbush competed in seven different events, racing most frequently in distance freestyle events... honored as the team's Most Improved award winner... her season-best times in the 500 (4:52.25, 5th), 1000 (9:58.23, 2nd), 1650 free (16:28.43, 2nd) and 400 IM (4:25.01, 3rd) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... posted her season-best in the three distance freestyle events at the Big Ten Championships... season-best mark in the 500 IM was at the Ohio State Invitational... accounted for three team points by placing 14th in the mile at Big Tens... accounted for 17 team points at the Ohio State Invitational, placing fifth in the mile and qualifying for the B final of the 500 free and 400 IM... won the 1000 free in the dual meet win at Miami as well as the Black and Gold Intrasquad... her times in the 500 (11th), 1000 (6th) and 1650 free (4th) all rank among the fastest in program history.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Tumbush competed in eight different events throughout the season, swimming the 200 IM and 1000 free most frequently... her season-best times in the 1000 (10:25.86, 4th) and 1650 free (17:38.13, 5th) and 400 IM (4:32.18, 4th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2010-11... posted season-best times in the 200 (2:07.78) and 400 IM (4:32.18) at the Ohio State Winter Invite... season-best time in the 1000 free (10:25.86) was recorded in the dual meet victory against Eastern Michigan... competed in the 500 (5:08.10) and 1650 free and 400 IM at the Purdue Invitational, posting her season-best time in the distance freestyle events... swam the 50, 500 and 1000 free in the dual meet win at Notre Dame... competed in the 100 breast and 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
2009-10: Won 400 IM vs. Michigan State (1/9)...finished second in 1,000 freestyle and fourth in 500 freestyle at Miami (10/23)...opened collegiate career with third-place finish in 500 freestyle and seventh-place showing in 200 IM at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...placed fourth in 500 freestyle vs. Notre Dame (11/6)...took fifth in 500 freestyle and 1,000 freestyle vs. Northwestern (11/7)...finished fourth in 1,000 freestyle and fifth in 200 IM at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...swam second leg on fourth-place 800 freestyle relay at Eagles and vs. Michigan State (1/7)...season-best 1,650 freestyle time of 16:54.56 came during 20th-place finish at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...1,000 split of 10:09.31 also was season best and ranked third on team.
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner...team won four state championships...won 400 free relay state title as junior...earned All-America honors...finished sixth in 500 freestyle and eighth in 200 IM at state meet as freshman...placed fifth in 500 freestyle and eighth in 200 IM at state championships as sophomore...named second-team All-Conference...served as team captain senior year...finished third in 500 freestyle and fifth in 200 IM at state meet...named first-team All-Conference...member of Cum Laude Society.
Personal: Full name is Courtney Rose Tumbush...born in Garfield Heights, Ohio...parents are John and Patricia Tumbush...has two older brothers, John and Michael...majoring in pharmacy.