University of Iowa Athletics
Back/Free

Ryan Purdy

Class So.
Hometown Glenview, Ill.
High School Glenbrook North

Hawk Item — Currently ranks fourth in school history in the 200 IM (1:47.20), seventh in the 200 back (1:43.83), and eighth in the 100 back (48.25).

2019-20 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 back (1:43.83)… led the team in the 100 back (48.25) and was second in 200 back (1:43.83)… scored in the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships, placing 12th (1:43.83)… posted collegiate bests in 50 free (21.40), 200 free (1:37.27), 500 free (4:33.21), 100 back (48.25), 200 back (1:43.83), 100 breast (57.14), 100 fly (49.01), and 200 IM (1:47.20).

High School — All-American as a senior… two-time all-state and two-time all-conference selection… team MVP as a senior… selected as Glenbrook’s top male athlete in 2019… state champion in 200 IM and 100 backstroke as a senior… also placed sixth in medley relay, helping team to a 10th place finish… school record holder in the 100 back, 200 IM, 100 free, 500 free, and 200-medley and 400-free relay… top times are: 48.92 (100 back), 1:49.44 (200 IM), 45.70 (100 free), 1:38.76 (200 free), and 1:47.14 (200 back)… also played football through junior season, earning all-conference and all-area honors as a center… high school coaches were Jarod Schroeder and Steve Iida.

Personal — Born May 17, 2001, in Chicago… son of Matt and Kelly Purdy… father, Matt, played football at the University of Iowa and he’s the head football coach, athletic director, and strength & conditioning coach at Glenbrook High School… mother, Kelly, is a gymnastics coach… has an older sister, Jordyn… majoring in physical therapy.

Purdy’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.40 Western Illinois 2/7/20
200 Free 1:37.27 at Minnesota Invitational 12/4/19
500 Free 4:33.21 Western Illinois 2/7/20
100 Back 48.25 at American SC Championships 3/6/20
200 Back 1:43.83 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/20
100 Breast 57.14 Western Illinois 2/7/20
100 Fly 49.01 at Minnesota Invitational 12/6/19
200 IM 1:47.20 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20