2012-13 Purdue Men'sSwim-Dive Media Guide
The 2012-13 edition of the annual Purdue men's swimming & diving team media guide & yearbook.
www.PurdueSports.com Also Follow the Boilermakers on Twitter & Facebook @PurdueMSwimDive • @CoachRoss • @CoachSoldati • @PurdueSports Facebook.com/PurdueSwimDive & Facebook.com/PurdueSports Table of Contents 4 – HEAD COACH DAN ROSS HEAD DIVING COACH ADAM SOLDATI – 6 8-13 – STAFF ASSISTANTS NCAA CHAMPION & OLYMPIAN DAVID BOUDIA – 14-17 18 – BOILERMAKER AQUATIC CENTER AQUATIC CENTER DIVING WELL – 20 22 – STRENGTH TRAINING & CONDITIONING MACKEY ARENA FACILITIES & SUPPORT STAFF – 24-27 28 – 2011-12 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS 2011-12 TEAM PICTURE & SENIORS UNDERWATER – 30-33 34-45 – MEET THE BOILERMAKERS NCAA CHAMPIONS – 46 48 – ALL-AMERICANS BIG TEN CHAMPIONS – 50 52 – OLYMPIANS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – 54 56 – THIS IS PURDUE UNIVERSITY PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 3 HEAD COACH • 28th Year _ Three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year: 1988, 1997 & 2009 _ The Dean of Purdue Coaches & Big Ten Swimming Coaches _ Coached 15 Individual Big Ten Champions _ Coached 23 All-Americans & Four Academic All-America Honorees _ Served as an Assistant Coach for Team USA at the 2007 World University Games _ Helped the Program win six consecutive “25/85 Awards,” recognizing excellence in the Pool & the Classroom _ Purdue Graduate swam for the Boilermakers from 1977-81 _ Team Co-Captain as a Senior _ Served as a Purdue Assistant Coach from 1981-85 before becoming Head Coach PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 5 Dan Ross Adam Soldati HEAD DIVING COACH • 8th Year _ Three-Time NCAA National Coach of the Year: 2009, 2010 & 2011 _ Coached David Boudia to an Olympic Gold Medal, 6 NCAA Championships & 3 National Diver of the Year Awards _ 5-Time Big Ten Coach of the Year Men’s: 2006, 2009, 2010 & 2011 • Women’s: 2009 _ One of 3 finalists for USOC’s 2011 National Coach of the Year Award _ Coach of 13 Big Ten Champions _ Coach of 5 Big Ten Divers of the Year _ Driving force behind Purdue Diving's selection as a "Center of Excellence" by USA Diving _ Purdue was represented by 3 divers in the platform finals at the 2011 NCAAs _ Coach of 10 U.S. National Champions & 21 International Medialists with USA Diving PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 7 ASSISTANT COACH & RECRUITING COORDINATOR • 6th Year _ Recruiting Coordinator's 2010-11 Freshman Class ranked 10th Nationally by CollegeSwimming.com _ His Purdue Recruits have teamed up for: • 56 Scoring Finishes at the Big Ten Championships • 17 Freshman Records • 9 School Records • 1 U.S. Open Water 5K Crown _ Helped Purdue post a 37-14 record in dual meets over his first five seasons _ Ball State Graduate was previously a successful coach with Yorktown High School & Swim Club of Yorktown, Ind. _ 2004 Indiana High School Girl’s Swimming Coach of the Year _ Coached 8 State Champions & 22 All-Americans during his tenure at Yorktown High School J Agnew PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 9 SUPERVISOR OF OPERATIONS • 16th Year _ As a Purdue women’s assistant coach from 1997-2011, recruited & coached 20 Boilermaker All-Americans _ Currently assists with day-to-day operations of both the men's & women's programs _ Helped build the women’s roster that led Purdue to its best-ever Big Ten & NCAA finishes in 2010 _ 1990 Purdue alumnus was the program’s first All-American honoree _ 1989 & 1990 All-American; Finished Fifth in the 200 Butterfly at the 1989 NCAAs _ 1988 & 1990 Big Ten Conference Champion in the 200 Butterfly _ Also helped Purdue’s 1990 Medley Relay Team qualify for NCAAs _ Finished her Purdue career as the school record holder in the 100 & 200 Fly & as part of 800 Free & 400 Medley Relay Teams Darlene Renie PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 11 Kimiko Soldati & Luke Meador DIVING ASSISTANTS KIMIKO SOLDATI, VOLUNTEER ASST. DIVING COACH _ 2004 Olympic Diver for Team USA _ Won a Silver Medal at the World Cup & Bronze Medal at the Goowill Games _ 1996 NCAA 1-Meter Champion & NCAA Female Athlete of the Year _ Has worked Big Ten Network Telecasts of Big Ten Championship Meets LUKE MEADOR, DIVING ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR _ Also serves as the head coach of the Boiler Diving Academy sports club _ Founded Indy Area Diving club in Indianapolis _ Served as the Diving coach at Avon High School & Floyd Knobs High School before coming to Purdue _ Competed at Louisville during the 2006-07 season before transerring to Indiana University Southeast where he earned bachelor’s & master’s degrees Meador Soldati David Boudia NCAA CHAMPION & OLYMPIAN TWO - T I ME M EDAL IST AT 2 0 12 OLY MPI C S WON GOL D _ First American Man to Win Platform Gold at Olympics since Greg Louganis in 1988 _ Teamed with Nick McCrory to Win Bronze in Syncronized 10-Meter Platform _ First American Medalist in Platform at World Championships since 1986 _ Set New American Records for Single Dive & Six-Dive List from Platform SI X- TI ME NCAA CHAMPION _ 3-time NCAA Diver of the Year Won 2 Titles each year from 2009-11 _ First Diver in NCAA History to Win from all 3 Boards _ 8-time Big Ten Champion Swept the 3 Titles in 2009 & 2011 _ 2011 Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year 16 C AR E ER USA DIVING NATI ONA L TI TL ES _ 4-time USA Diving Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012 PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 15 Boudia Wins Gold in London PURDUE ALUMNUS MEDALS TWICE IN HIS SECOND OLYMPICS 10-METER PL ATF ORM GOL D MEDA L I ST _ After being the final qualifier to advance out of prelims, Boudia rallies in semis & finals _ Scored 90-plus points on 5 of 6 dives, including an award of 102.60 on his final dive _ Claimed Team USA’s first individual diving medal since 2000 Olympics _ First American Man to Medal in 10-Meter Platform at Olympics Since 1992 SY NCHRONIZED PL ATF OR M B RONZE MEDA L I ST _ Boudia & Nick McCrory Team up to Medal in Synchronized 10-Meter Platform _ Duo Became First American Team to Medal in the Event _ Claimed First of Team USA’s Four Diving Medals at 2012 Olympics _ Boudia Competes in Two Events at 2008 & 2012 Olympics SO L DATI PART OF USA D I V I NG C OAC HI NG STA F F _ Adam Soldati was on Deck at Olympics Serving as USA Diving Staff Assistant _ Boudia’s Family & Fiancé in Attendance to Witness Him Medal in London _ Purdue Athletic Director Morgan Burke also on Hand for Gold Medal Win _ Boudia Selected as a Judge for New Diving Reality Show on ABC TV PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 17 The Boilermaker Aquatic Center _ Host of the 2006 U.S. Open; Host of the 2003 & 2009 Men’s Big Ten Championships _ Host of the 2005 & 2010 Women’s NCAA Championships; Host of the 2004 & 2010 Women’s Big Ten Championships _ Host of a 2012 USA Swimming Grand Prix & 2006 Indiana Long Course Senior State _ Seating for 1,400 spectators _ The Doris Z. Holloway Pool Features an Eight-Lane, 25-yard Competition Pool for Collegiate Events that can Expand to 50 Meters for Long Course Competition _ A Daktronics Scoreboard Provides State-of-the-Art Scoring & Allows Live Video Coverage of Events Diving Well _ Host of the 2002, 2005, 2010 & 2013 NCAA Zone C Diving Championships _ The Diving Pool Features 1- and 3-Meter Springboards as well as Platforms at 1, 3, 5, 7 Â˝ and 10 Meters _ 12-Person Spa on Deck _ Dartfish Live Video Playback System that Allows Divers to watch a Replay of their Dive Seconds after Exiting the Water _ The Dryland Practice Equipment Includes two Trampolines, four Boards and a Tumbling Floor that Covers 40 Feet of the Boilermaker Aquatic Centerâ€™s Mezzanine Level _ Diving-Specific Scoreboard on the West Wall Training & Conditioning Dan Ross, Adam Soldati and J Agnew contribute much of Purdueâ€™s success to the strides made while training. The coaching staff takes complete advantage of the Boilermaker Aquatic Center, whether the team is working in the pool, lifting in the weight room or doing dryland workouts on the mezzanine level. The ability to train in so many different ways in the same building enhances the natural abilities of all three coaches and allows them to continually bring out the best in the Boilermakers. PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 23 SPORTS PERFORMANCE Mackey Arena Facilities SPORTS MEDICINE & ATHLETIC TRAINING The sports performance program at Purdue aims to provide a world-class training program to the school’s 500 student athletes, spanning 18 sports. With consideration of each sport coaching staff’s desires & the skills required by each sport, the sports performance team seeks to bring about improvement in: • Power Development • Mobility • Strength • Recovery & Regeneration • Movement • Flexibility • Speed Purdue Sports Medicine utilizes on-site daily care by the athletic training staff & team physicians, as well as consultants in orthopedics, dentistry, ophthalmology, neurology & other medical specialties in Greater Lafayette & Indianapolis. With the Mackey Project renovation, the athletic training area was expanded to 3 1/2 times its original size. It now includes the latest equipment and methods for: • Cardiovascular Rehab & Training • Hydrotherapy • Exam/Taping Tables • Private Doctor’s Suites PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 25 Support Services & Staff Josh Bonhotal Sports Performance • Responsible for overseeing strength training & conditioning • Creates & maintains programs that focus on injury prevention & proper mechanics Whitney Sweat Sports Dietitian • Develops diets • Educates studentathletes on good nutritional habits • Supervises what food is served at training table meals Stephanie Dyer Athletic Trainer The facilities in the Drew & Brittany Brees Student Athlete Academic Center & the academic support services staff are available to help student-athletes reach their academic goals. Student-athletes have acccess to: • Monitored study tables • Individual and group tutoring • A 74-station computer lab • Walk-in tutoring for math, chemistry & physics • Supplemental instruction • Laptop computers for traveling • Note takers • Responsible for overseeing & facilitating the healthcare for the student-athletes • Creates & maintains rehabilitation programs for athletes who have undergone surgery Cathy Wright-Eger Leadership Advisor • Oversees Boilermaker Athletic Council (SAAC) • Meets with Individuals & Teams: Leadership & Problem Solving • Coordinates Community Service Nicole McKinney Associate Director Academic Support Services Dr. Adam Shunk Sports Psychology • Conducts neuropsychological evaluations & directs interventions to assist student-athletes in both the academic setting & the application of mental skills in the sports arena With the Mackey Project renovation complete, the entire upper level of Brees Center has been transformed into an academic center consisting of approximately 10,000 square feet with formal & informal studying & tutoring areas & offices for the academic support services staff. PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 27 _ 200 Free Relay Team of Matt Friede, Danny Tucker, Ben Wachtel & Ben Ziolkowski Break Purdue Record in Time Trial at Big Ten Championships, Qualify For NCAA Championships _ 200 Free Relay Qualifies for Consolation Final at NCAAs to Earn Honorable Mention All-America Recognition as Purdue's First NCAA-qualifying Relay Since 2006 _ Albert Miller Breaks Purdue Record in 100 Breaststroke at Big Tens, Eclipsing a Mark that had Stood Since 2006 _ New Purdue Freshman Records Set by Lyam Dias (200 IM), Jan Petric (500 Free) & Guillermo Blanco (100 Back, 400 IM) at Big Ten Championships _ Alec Back & Jamie Bissett Score from all Three Boards at Big Tens; Both are Named Big Ten Diver of the Week _ David Boudia Wins Gold at London Olympics, Honored as USA Diving Athlete of the Year for Fourth Time 2011-12 Highlights _ 13 U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifiers: David Boudia Danny Cox Matt Friede Wyatt Hodges Jacob McGough Albert Miller Luke Trimmer Danny Tucker Benjamin Ziolkowski Chuck Destro Brian Kiel Sean Mokhtari Ben Wachtel _ Boilers participate in Big Ten Network's first-ever live telecast of a swimming & diving meet, competing against Indiana Jan. 21 in Bloomington _ Program Recognized as a CSCAA All-Academic Team for 3.0 GPA; Matt Friede & Ben Wachtel Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans _ Alec LaMothe Recognized as Distinguished Big Ten Scholar; 14 Boilers Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors _ The Boilermaker Aquatic Center Hosts USA Swimming Grand Prix Long Course meet, Featuring Over 300 Swimmers while Serving as U.S. Olympic Team Trials Qualifier PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 29 2012-13 Boilermakers PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 31 2012-13 Senior Class PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 33 Meet the Boilermakers DISTANCE FREESTYLE _ Swam the anchor leg on victorious 400 Free Relay team in Oct. 2011 dual win at Miami _ Posted season-best times in the 200 & 500 Free at OSU Winter Invite in 2010 & 2012 _ Attended high school in Boca Raton, Fla., helping 400 Fee Relay place at state meet _ Favorite Athlete: Sidney Crosby Other Sports He Enjoys: Fishing & Golf _ Favorite Big City: Montreal Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy Senior • La Sarre, Quebec • Saint Andrews SEBASTIEN AUBE SPRINT FREESTYLE/BUTTERFLY _ Competed in eight individual events each of last two seasons _ Posted season-best times in the freestyle sprints & butterfly events at the OSU Winter Invite _ Won the 200 Free vs. Miami & swam on three relay winners in 2009-10 _ Favorite Athlete: Derrick Rose Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July _ Country He’d Like to Visit: Madagascar Other Sports He Enjoys: Baseball & Golf COREY BANDURA Senior • Munster, Ind. • Munster DIVING _ Scored from all three boards at 2012 Big Tens by placing in the consolation finals _ After redshirting in 2010-11, won Big Ten Diver of the Week after first collegiate competition _ Placed third at the Indiana state meet as a senior, establishing a new school record _ Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite Big City: Los Angeles _ Country He’d Like to Visit: England Other Sports He Enjoys: Basketball & Skiing Sophomore • Portage, Ind. • Portage ALEC BACK BACKSTROKE _ Four-year Wisconsin state qualifier was the runner-up in the 100 Back as a junior _ Won 100 & 200 Back state titles for the 15-to-16 age groups at the club level _ USA Swimming Scholastic All-American _ Favorite Athlete: Eric Moussambani Favorite Author: J.R.R. Tolkien _ Country He’d Like to Visit: Ireland Another Sport He Enjoys: Table Tennis Freshman • Hartland, Wis. • Arrowhead EVAN BARTA FREESTYLE/BREASTSTROKE _ Indiana state champion in the 200 Breast as a high school senior _ Helped lead HSE to three straight conference crowns & four consecurtive sectional titles _ USA Swimming Grand Prix qualifier was Academic All-State as a senior _ Favorite Month: May Favorite Actor: Edward Norton _ Another Sport He Enjoys: Soccer Favorite Food: General Tso’s Chicken Freshman • Fishers, Ind. • Hamilton Southeastern COLLIN BAKER DIVING _ Won the consolation final of the 1-meter event at the 2012 Big Ten Championships _ Recorded seven individual victories & garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors _ Five-time provincial springboard champion qualified for Canada’s 2009 World Championships Trials _ Favorite Food: Peanut Butter Another Sport He Enjoys: Volleyball _ Furry Friend: Fidel, Chihuaha Unique Travel Locale: Veracruz, Mexico Sophomore • Ottawa, Ontario • Sir Robert Borden JAMIE BISSETT PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 35 Meet the Boilermakers BACKSTROKE/INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY _ Established new Purdue freshman records in the 100 Back & 400 IM at 2012 Big Ten Championships _ Garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after winning the 400 IM at the BIg Ten Quad _ Won the 200 Back & 200 IM in the BTN live TV dual meet at Indiana _ Favorite Outdoor Activity: Biking Country He’d Like to Visit: Japan _ Furry Friend: Polo, Spanish Waterdog Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall of Engineering Sophomore • Madrid, Spain • Ortega & Gasset GUILLERMO BLANCO SPRINT FREESTYLE/BACKSTROKE _ Won his heat & finished among the Top 50 in the 50 Free at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials _ Won the C Final of the 50 Free at the 2012 Big Ten Championships with a season-best time _ Swam on three of Purdue’s top relay teams of 2011, each posting an all-time top five time _ Favorite Actor: Dick Lebeau Favorite Food: Lasagna _ Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy Other Sports He Enjoys: Fishing & Football Senior • Pittsburgh, Pa. • Central Catholic CHUCK DESTRO INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY _ Four-year Illinois state qualifier, competing in the 200 IM, 500 Free & Free Relays _ Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials & Junior Nationals in the 400 IM _ USA Swimming Scholatistic All-American _ Another Sport He Enjoys: Table Tennis Unique Travel Locale: Island of Bequia _ Furry Friend: Jasmine, German Shepherd Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall of Engineering Freshman • Grayslake, Ill. • Warren Township DANNY CONWAY BREASTSTROKE/INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY _ Won the B Final of the 200 IM at Big Tens with a Purdue freshman-record time Sophomore • L’Orignal, Ontario • Ecole Le Sommet LYAM DIAS _ Won the A Final of the 200 Breast with a meet-record time at the OSU Invitational _ Took fifth in the A Final of the 200 IM for Team Canada at 2011 Pan American Games _ Set Canadian provincial records in the 200 Breast and multiple distances in IM events _ Country He’d Like to Visit: Portugal Furry Friend: Molly, Australian Border Collie DIVING _ Competed from all three boards at the 2012 NCAA Zone C Championships _ Three-time All-American was the Wisconsin state champion twice & runner-up as a junior _ Won YMCA national championship titles from all three boards _ Unique Travel Locale: Fort Lauderdale Other Sports He Enjoys: Football & Golf _ Last Concert He Attended: Lupe Fiasco Furry Friend: Buster, Brittany Spaniel Sophomore • Menomonee Falls, Wis. • Menomonee Falls NATE COX SPRINT FREESTYLE/BUTTERFLY _ Two-time Academic All-Big Ten _ Recorded season-best times in three events at OSU Winter Invite the last three years _ Two-time All-American & three-year Indiana state meet qualifer at YHS _ Favorite Month: May In His MP3 Player: Michael Jackson _ Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesean Unique Travel Locale: Prague, Czech Republic Senior • Yorktown, Ind. • Yorktown DAN FARRELL PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 37 Meet the Boilermakers SPRINT FREESTYLE _ Part of school-record setting 200 Free Relay Team that earned HM All-America Honors at 2012 NCAAs _ 2012 CSCAA Scholar All-America & Academic All-Big Ten; Qualified for U.S. Olympic Team Trials _ Established new Purdue freshman records in 50 & 100 Free at 2011 Big Tens _ Nine-time All-American won Wisconsin state titles in 50 & 100 Free, three relay events _ Favorite Athlete: Jason Lezak Furry Friend: Minnie, King Charles Spaniel Junior • Reedsburg, Wis. • Sauk Prairie MATT FRIEDE DISTANCE FREESTYLE _ Four-year Indiana state qualifier won the 500 Free as a junior _ WHS most improved honoree as a freshman after making it to state in 100 & 200 Free _ Senior State & Junior Nationals qualifier in the distance freestyle events _ Favorite Big City: San Diego Favorite Director: Christopher Nolan _ Country He’d Like to Visit: China Another Sport He Enjoys: Basketball Freshman • Carmel, Ind. • Westfield NATE HOPKINS BUTTERFLY _ 2012 Academic All-Big Ten; 2011 CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American _ Set a new Purdue freshman record in 200 Fly while qualifying for B Final at 2011 Big Tens _ His top 200 Fly time from 2011 continues to rank as the second fastest in program history _ Favorite Athlete: Rafael Nadal Another Sport He Enjoys: Soccer _ Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing Unique Travel Locale: Doha, Qatar EDUARD GALDEANO Junior • Tarraonga, Spain BREASTSTROKE _ Two-time championship finalist in the 100 Breast at the Virginia state meet _ Established a new high school record in the 100 Breast & club mark in the 200 Breast _ NISCA All-American in the 100 Breast, two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American _ Favorite Big City: Seattle Last Concert He Attended: Avenged Sevenfold _ Another Sport He Enjoys: Lacrosse Unique Travel Locale: The Isle of Man Freshman • Fairfax Station, Va. • Woodson BO ILGENFRITZ FREESTYLE/INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY _ Competed in nine different events as a freshman at Purdue, posting wins in 200 Free & 200 IM _ Three-year Ohio state meet qualifier was a 200 Free All-American as a senior; also a 200 IM state finalist _ Set new records in the 200 Free & 400 Free Relay while leading Sycamore to back-to-back conference titles _ Holds dual citizenship in the United States & Mexico _ Favorite Big City: Toronto Favorite Building on Campus: Electrical Engineering MANUEL GUTIERREZ Sophomore • Cincinnati, Ohio • Sycamore FREESTYLE _ Indiana state champion in the 50 Free as a high school senior _ Three-time HHS team MVP won school's distinguished athlete award his senior year _ Comes from a Purdue family: brother, mother, aunt & uncle are all alumni _ Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan Favorite Author: Alexander Dumas _ Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July Favorite Outdoor Activity: Longboarding ADAM JOHNSTON Freshman • Higland, Ind. • Highland PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 39 Meet the Boilermakers BACKSTROKE/FREESTYLE _ Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 & 200 Back _ Set new Purdue freshman records in the 100 & 200 Back and 200 IM in 2010-11 _ Swam the third leg on the school record setting 800 Free Relay team at 2011 Big Tens _ Won the 100 Back in state-record time as high school junior; set 20 new club marks _ Another Sport He Enjoys: Water Polo Unique Travel Locale: Costa Rica Junior • Rochester, Minn. • Century BRIAN KIEL BUTTERFLY/INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY _ Purdue's most improved honoree qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 200 IM _ 2012 Academic All-Big Ten _ High school All-American in the 100 Fly & 200 IM; Junior Nationals qualifier & Academic All-American _ In His MP3 Player: Rise Against Favorite Outdoor Activity: Wakeboarding _ Furry Friend: Yogi, Dog Country He’d Like to Visit: Italy JACOB McGOUGH Junior • Fresno, Calif. • Clovis West FREESTYLE _ Four-year Indiana state qualifier, qualifying for champion finals in 100 & 200 Free _ Involved in Purdue ROTC program with career ambition of specializing in military intelligence _ Father Bill is a Purdue alumnus who swam for the Boilermakers _ Favorite Author: Tom Clancy Last Concert He Attended: Incubus _ Favorite Big City: Miami Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water Skiing Freshman • Westfield, Ind. • Westfield PETER KOSS DIVING _ Finished less than one point shy of berth in NCAA Championships with 3rd-place finish at Zones _ Three-time Texas state qualifier was runner-up as a senior, breaking a Stratford pool record _ Two-time All-American qualified for Junior Olympics & Senior Nationals _ Instrument He Plays: Guitar Last Concert He Attended: The Black Keys _ Country He’d Like to Visit: Argentina Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall Sophomore • Houston, Texas • Stratford SEAN MOKHTARI DISTANCE FREESTYLE/BUTTERFLY _ Two-time Distinguished Big Ten Scholar & CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention _ One of seven Purdue student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA in 2011-12; team captain for his senior season _ Swam the third leg on the victorious 800 Free Relay team at the 2010 Purdue Invitational _ Favorite Athlete: Peyton Manning Last Concert He Attended: Lupe Fiasco _ Furry Friend: Nexi, Vizula Unique Travel Locale: Turks & Caicos Senior • Indianapolils, Ind. • North Central ALEC LaMOTHE SPRINT FREESTYLE/BACKSTROKE _ Big Ten Swimmer of the Week winner after three season-best times at 2011 OSU Winter Invite _ Two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree _ Four-year IHSAA state meet qualifier set new CGHS records in 50 & 100 free _ Furry Friend: Peyton, Shih Tzu Favorite Outdoor Activity: Golf _ Favorite Holiday: Fourth of July Unique Travel Locale: Australia Senior • Greenwood, Ind. • Center Grove NOAH PASHLEY PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 41 Meet the Boilermakers FREESTYLE/BACKSTROKE/IM _ Eclipsed Purdue freshman records in the 500 Free & 400 IM at 2012 Big Ten Championships _ Three-time Swimmer of the Year among his age group on club level in Slovenia _ Won multiple national titles in various distances in Free, Back, Fly & IM events _ Sister Nika Carlina currently a freshman swimmer on the Purdue women’s team _ Another Sport He Enjoys: Soccer Last Concert He Attended: Paul McCartney Sophomore • Kranj, Slovenia • Gimnazija Kranj JAN KAREL PETRIC DIVING _ Indiana state diving champion as a junior; chose to not compete for high school team as a senior _ Established new conference & sectional records on his way to winning the state title _ Two-time AAU national champion while competing for Boilermaker Diving Academy _ Favorite Holiday: Halloween Favorite Big City: Austin _ Favorite Outdoor Activities: Hiking & Camping Also Enjoys: Going to Amusment Parks Freshman • West Lafayette, Ind. • Harrison LAYNE ROGERS BACKSTROKE _ Four-year Michigan state qualifier was a five- time All-State honoree as an upperclassman _ Helped his Club Wolverine team win state championships yearly _ Part of a 400 Medley Relay Team that broke the age group state record by more than 10 seconds _ Favorite Author: Marcus Luttrell Favorite Holiday: Thanksgiving _ Favorite Outdoor Activing: Boating International City He’d Like to Visit: Dubai Freshman • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Huron JIM RIEGGER BACKSTROKE _ Four-year Virginia state qualifier competed in three different strokes as a senior _ Established new school records in the 100 Back & 200 Free _ Two-time team MVP & USA Swimming Scholastic All-American _ Favorite Athlete: Aaron Piersol Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell _ Favorite Big City: Washington D.C. Another Sport He Enjoys: Table Tennis Freshman • McLean, Va. • Jefferson S&T STEPHEN SELISKAR FREESTYLE/BACKSTROKE _ Competed in six different individual during his freshman season at Purdue _ Three-year Indiana state qualifier helped HSE 200 Free Relay Team win the state title _ Purdue legacy’s father also swam for the Boilers & his grandfather and uncles are also alumni _ Favorite Athlete: Reggie Miller Furry Friend: Remington, Black Lab _ Favorite Big City: New York Favorite Purdue Building: Lily Hall of Life Sciences Sophomore • Fishers, Ind. • Hamilton Southeastern JACOB ROBINSON FREESTYLE/BACKSTROKE _ Four-year high school All-American was Maryland state champion in 100 Back as a sophomore _ Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials _ Accomplished golfer won the JV conference title & helped varsity team win conference titles _ Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington _ Favorite Cuisine: Seafood Country He’s Like to Visit: Japan Freshman • Cockeysville, Md. • McDonough JES STEPHENS PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 43 Meet the Boilermakers DISTANCE FREESTYLE _ Qualified for 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 400m Free after swimming in eight events for Purdue _ 2012 Academic All-Big Ten _ Bronze medalist in 200 & 500 Free as a senior at the PIAA state meet; All-American in both events _ Favorite Athlete: Babe Ruth Another Sport He Enjoys: Volleyball _ Favorite Food: Maryland Blue Crab Country He’d Like to Visit: Germany Junior • Lewisberry, Pa. • Red Land LUKE TRIMMER – STUDENT ASSISTANTS & TEAM MANAGERS – Tyler Gertz Albert Miller • Class: Fifth-Year Senior • Year with Program: 5th • Major: Psychology • Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind. Previously Swam for Purdue • Class: Fifth-Year Senior • Year with Program: 5th • Major: Psychology • Hometown: Chesterton, Ind. Previously Swam for Purdue SPRINT FREESTYLE _ Part of school-record setting 200 Free Relay Team that earned HM All-America Honors at 2012 NCAAs _ 2012 Team MVP posted season-best times in 50 & 100 Free; Raced in both events at U.S. Olympic Team Trials _ Swam on state champion 200 & 400 Free Relay teams, helping NCHS win 2010 IHSA state title _ Three-time Illinois state meet qualifer in 50 Free; helped NCHS finish third in state in water polo _ Favorite Athlete: Jason Lezak Favorite Food: Deep Dish Pizza DANNY TUCKER Junior • Naperville, Ill. • Central Nina Hasemann • Class: Sophomore • Year with Program: 2nd • Major: Dietetics • Hometown: Bartlett, Ill. Killian Wagner • Class: Sophomore • Year with Program: 2nd • Major: Nuclear Engineering • Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio SPRINT FREESTYLE _ Part of school-record setting 200 Free Relay Team that earned HM All-America Honors at 2012 NCAAs _ Competed individually in the 50 Free at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials & NCAA Championships _ At NPHS, set new school & pool records in 50 & 100 Free and 200 Free & Medley Relays _ Favorite Director: Clint Eastwood Favorite Holiday: St. Patrick’s Day _ Favorite Cusine: Cajun Furry Friend: Farley, Bulldog BENJAMIN ZIOLKOWSKI Senior • South Bend, Ind. • New Prarie Ray Mahon • Class: Senior • Year with Program: 4th • Major: Civil Engineering • Hometown: West Lafayette, Ind. Previously Swam for Purdue PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 45 NCAA Champions Purdue has produced a pair of individual NCAA national champions. David Boudia and Keith Carter have each represented the Boilermakers as the nationâ€™s top collegiate competitors in their respective events in a given year. In 2010, Boudia became the first diver in NCAA history to win a national championship from each board â€“ 1-meter, 3-meter and platform. He won six NCAA titles as a Boilermaker. Keith Carter 1949 NCAA Champion: 200 Breast David Boudia 1-Meter NCAA Champion: 2010 & 2011 3-Meter NCAA Champion: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Platform NCAA Champion: 2009 PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 47 Purdue swimmers & divers have combined to bring 110 All-America honors back to West Lafayette. The awards have been earned by 38 different individuals and 10 relay teams. All-Americans Tamas Bessenyei 4-Time All-American Breaststroke 2001-03 Vilmos Kovacs 5-Time All-American Breaststroke 1996-97 Steve LoBue 4-Time All-American Diving 2005-06 Fred Bautz, 5x David Boudia, 9x Everett Brooks, 5x Matt Brown, 4x Keith Carter, 5x David Colturi, 7x Danny Cox, 4x Brian Daly, 2x Bob Dunlop, 2x Walt Eversman, 2x Andrew Forrest, 2x George McElligott, 3x Dan Milne, 3x Bruce Myles, 2x J.P. Perez, 2x Louis Paul, 4x Matthew Martin 3-Time All-American Freestyle & IM 2000-01 Giordan Pogioli, 5x Zach Schultz, 3x Rich Steinmetz, 3x Dick Talbot, 3x Charles Thomas, 4x John Vogel, 3x Major Willis, 2x 2011-12 PURDUE HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS 200 Free Relay Team: Matt Friede, Danny Tucker, Ben Wachtel & Ben Ziolkowski 2010-11 PURDUE ALL-AMERICAN HONOREES David Boudia: 1-Meter, 3-Meter & Platform Diving Danny Cox: Platform Diving J.P. Perez: Platform Diving Boudia (2nd), Cox (6th) & Perez (7th) Qualified for the Platform Finals as a trio, a program first OTHER ALL-AMERICANS HONORED MULTIPLE TIMES PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 49 Purdue has claimed 32 Big Ten event titles that have been won by 12 athletes and one relay team. The Boilermakers have had conference champions in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Individual Medley, 400 Individual Medley, 400 Medley Relay and all three diving events. In 2011, David Boudia became the first man to sweep the three diving events at the Big Ten Championships twice in a careeer Big Ten Champions Brian Daly 1992 Big Ten Champion 200 Back Andrew Langenfeld 2009 Big Ten Champion 50 Free B1G Record Holder David Boudia & David Colturi Boudia: 8-time Big Ten Champion Diving Events, 2009-11 Colturi: Big Ten Champion 2010 1-Meter Diving Dan Milne 4-Time Big Ten Champion • 1967-69 50 & 100 Free Louis Paul 4-Time Big Ten Champion • 2003-05 200 Back & 200 IM OTHER PURDUE BIG TEN CHAMPIONS Keith Carter: 50 Free (1948) & 200 Breast (1948 & ‘49) Matt Brown: 200 IM (1997) & 400 IM (1996 & ‘97) Vilmos Kovacs: 100 Breast (1997) & 200 Breast (1997 & ‘98) Frank Smardo: 50 Free (1997) OTHER PURDUE BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1997 400 Medley Relay Team: Gene Sutherland, Vilmos Kovacs, Matt Brown & Mike Ullom Tamas Bessenyei: 100 Breast (2001) Giordan Pogioli: 200 Breast (2004) PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 51 Purdue Olympians The Boilermakers have qualified five athletes & two coaches to eight different Olympic Games. Purdue is currently on a streak of five consecutive Olympics with at least one representative, a run that began with the 1996 Games in Atlanta and has continued all the way through the 2012 Games in London. David Boudia won two medals at the 2012 Olympics, a Gold in the 10-meter platform and a Bronze in the synchronized 10-meter platform. Current Purdue head diving coach Adam Soldati served as an official memeber of the USA Diving coaching staff. David Boudia USA 2008 Beijing 2012 London Olympics Keith Carter USA 1948 London Olympics Javier Diaz Mexico 1996 Atlanta 2000 Sydney 2004 Athens Olympics Gerald Koh Singapore 1996 Atlanta 2000 Sydney Olympics Dick Papenguth USA Womenâ€™s Coach 1952 Helsinki Olympics Adam Soldati USA Diving Staff Assistant 2012 London Olympics Mark Virtz USA 1980 Moscow Olympics Did not compete due to U.S. Boycott PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 53 International Competition In addition to the Olympics, Purdue has turned out athletes selected to represent their country in many different international competitions. In 2009, David Boudia won a Silver Medal on the 10-meter Platform at the FINA World Championships, becoming the first American man to medal in the event since 1986. That same summer, Danny Cox was selected to represent Team USA at the World University Games, also held in China. In previous years, Purdue swimmers and divers have competed in the Open Water Championships, Southeast Asian Games, Pan American Games, Pan Pacific Games and Maccabi Games. Most recently, Vinny Donnelly & Luke Trimmer competed in the 2011 Open Water Championships and Lyam Dias represented Team Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games. David Boudia – USA 4-Time FINA World Championships Qualifier 2011 10-Meter Platform Silver Medalist Matt Brown – USA 1997 World University Games Sicily, Italy Danny Cox – USA 2011 World University Games Shenzhen, China Lyam Dias – Canada 2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico Giordan Pogiloi – USA 2006 FINA World Championships Shanghai, China 2006 World University Games Izmir, Turkey PURDUE SWIMMING & DIVING | 55 Purdue University World’s Largest Drum LOCATION FOUNDED ENROLLMENT ACRES BUILDINGS West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 1869 39,697 17,794 (14,517 for agriculture) 372 Mitch Daniels Timothy D. Sands Timothy D. Sands Armstrong Hall MARKET VALUE OF ENDOWMENT $1.8 billion PRESIDENT ELECT ACTING PRESIDENT PROVOST FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES Jeffrey T. Bolin Christie L. Sahley ATHLETICS DIRECTOR NICKNAME COLORS MASCOT SONG NATIONAL AFFILIATION CONFERENCE Morgan J. Burke Boilermakers Old Gold and Black Boilermaker Special Hail Purdue NCAA Division I Big Ten Boilermaker Special I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE. It is an honor and a privilege to represent the Purdue University athletic FAMILY. The tradition of strong academics and athletics will carry on through me. I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE. I dedicate myself to compete for Purdue University with all the Pride and Spirit I possess. I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE. I strive to excel in the classroom as well as on the field. I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE. I believe in Purdue University, therefore I will conduct myself in a manner that reflects well on Purdue, my community, my teammates and myself. I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE. I know no limitations and aim to succeed in all realms of my life. I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE. I represent my school, bleeding black and gold, through my blood, sweat and tears. I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE. I will never let my school or team down. I will never falter. I will never fail. I AM A BOILERMAKER STUDENT-ATHLETE.