Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Lance Armstrong
In Her MP3 Player: Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Actor & Actress: Paul Rudd & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Director: David Yates
Favorite Month of the Year: April
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Purdue Building: Martin Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering
Favorite Big City: Seattle
Unique Travel Locale: Sydney, Australia
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Greece
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Mary Pilotte, Engineering
Current or Last Pet of Note: Boo, Cat
Other Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Traveling
Favorite Author: Jodi Picoult
Most Memorable Moment/Game/Meet at Purdue: IU Meet (2012)
2011-12: Tweardy competed in every meet in which the Purdue divers took the boards... placed third in the consolation final of the 3-meter at the Big Ten Championships... qualified for the Zone C Championships from all three boards... honored with the team's Workhorse Award... reached the finals and placed 15th in the 3-meter at Zones... posted 1-meter season-best score (289.05) at Indiana... season-best 3-meter score (310.55) was at Big Tens... posted her season-best score (249.60) from the platform at the Big Ten Quad... 1-meter score ranked as 10th best in program history.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner was a three-time Ohio state qualifier at Elyria Catholic High School in suburban Cleveland... finished second as senior, seventh as a junior and ninth as a sophomore at the state meet... broke the ECHS six-dive list record nine times during her prep career... also established a new 11-dive record her senior year... four-year perfect practice attendance award winner, becoming only the second person in team history to achieve the feat... helped lead ECHS to four straight North Coast League championship titles... also participated in track and field (pole vault), gymnastics and volleyball during her high school years... established a new school pole vault record as a senior and was a level 8 state meet qualifier in gymnastics... AAU national qualifier and All-American diver... four-year high honor roll student... NISCA Academic All-American as senior... National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is MacKenzie Jordan Tweardy... born in Elyria, Ohio... daughter of Jim and Kim Tweardy... family also includes older sister Brittany... majoring in biomedical engineering with a career ambition of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.