Aug. 6-9Amanda ElmoreUSARowingQualifying Round
Aug. 7Jinq En PheeMalaysiaSwimming100m Breaststroke (Prelims/Semis)
Aug. 7Aya TraoreSenegalBasketballGroup Play vs. USA
Aug. 8David BoudiaUSADiving10m Platform Synchro
Aug. 8Steele JohnsonUSADiving10m Platform Synchro
Aug. 8Aya TraoreSenegalBasketballGroup Play vs. China
Aug. 10-13Amanda ElmoreUSARowingFinal Round
Aug. 10Aya TraoreSenegalBasketballGroup Play vs. Canada
Aug. 12Aya TraoreSenegalBasketballGroup Play vs. Spain
Aug. 14Aya TraoreSenegalBasketballGroup Play vs. Serbia
Aug. 16Kara WingerUSATrack & FieldJavelin (Qualifying)
Aug. 17-20Paula RetoSouth AfricaGolfTournament Play
Aug. 19Carmiesha CoxBahamasTrack & Field4x400m Relay (Qualifying)
Aug. 19David BoudiaUSADiving10m Platform (Prelims)
Aug. 19Steele JohnsonUSADiving10m Platform (Prelims)
Aug. 20David BoudiaUSADiving10m Platform (Semis/Finals)
Aug. 20Steele JohnsonUSADiving10m Platform (Semis)

David Boudia
David Boudia qualified for his third Olympic Games this year. He is among a group of only four Boilermakers across all sports to accomplish the feat. He won gold and bronze medals at the 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the first American man to win gold on 10-meter since Greg Louganis in 1988. He also teamed with Nick McCrory to win bronze in synchronized 10-meter, Team USA's first medal in the event since it was added to the Olympic program in 2000. As a Boilermaker, Boudia won six NCAA titles and eight Big Ten titles from 2009 to 2011. He was a three-time NCAA and Big Ten Diver of the Year, and also became the first diver to win the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year award (in 2011). As a seven-time USA Diving Athlete of the Year honoree, he is a 20-time USA Diving national champion. Boudia will be inducted into the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame later this year.  
Carmiesha Cox
Track & Field
Carmiesha Cox qualified for her first career Olympic games as a member of the Bahamas 4x400-meter relay team. She recently completed her junior year with the Boilermakers and is already a five-time All-American, including a pair of first team honors, and three-time Big Ten Champion. During the indoor season this year, Cox ran the second leg of the 4x4 at Big Tens and helped the women win with an all-time Big Ten record time of 3:32.07. Cox is part of four school records, including the indoor and outdoor 4x400-meter relays. She earned her spot in Rio after running the second leg for The Bahamas at the Blue Marlin meet July 10th and helped the team win the race with a time of 3:30.34.  
Amanda Elmore
Amanda Elmore spent four years with the Purdue rowing squad, earning her bachelor's degree in biology in 2013, and was named the team's most valuable oarswoman in 2012 and 2013. She finished second at the 2013 SIRA Regatta, won the varsity eight at the 2011 ACRA Championships and the 2011 Dad Vail Championships and was a ACRA First Boat All-American in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She has gone on to row on the 2015 world championship squad in the quadruple sculls and earn third in the quadruple sculls at the World Rowing Cup II in the same year. She also was on the championship boat for 2016 World Rowing Cup II women's eight, third in the pair at the 2016 National Selection Regatta I and second in the double sculls at the 2015 National Selection Regatta I.  
Jinq En Phee
Jinq En Phee will enroll at Purdue as a freshman for the 2016-17 school year. She qualified for the Olympics with Malaysia via her national-record time of 1:08.65 in the 100-meter breaststroke, which she posted while winning the event at the Malaysian Open in May. She is Malaysia's second swimming qualifier for the 2016 Games, joining men's freestyle specialist Sarawakian Welson. For a country to qualify two swimmers in an event, both must post times below the designated A Cut. In the case of Malaysia, En Phee's career-best time from May earned the 18-year-old an Olympic bid because she met the B Cut time and Malaysia had no other Olympic qualifiers among female swimmers. For the women's 100-meter breast, the FINA A Cut was 1:07.85 and the B Cut was 1:10.22.  
Steele Johnson
Steele Johnson qualified for his first Olympic Games this year. After winning NCAA titles on 1-meter and platform in 2015, he exercised an Olympic Practice Waiver and did not compete for the Boilermakers during the 2015-16 school year. He is expected to return to the active roster as a redshirt sophomore after the Olympics. He won his third straight 10-meter title at the USA Diving Winter Nationals in December, earning a berth at the FINA Diving World Cup in Rio in the process. At the Diving World Cup, he finished fourth individually, but more importantly teamed with Boudia to clinch Team USA's berth in synchronized 10-meter at the Olympic Games. Johnson also competed with Boudia in synchronized 10-meter at the 2015 FINA World Championships. He was the NCAA and Big Ten Diver of the Year in 2015. His brother Race is currently a member of the Purdue football team.  
Paula Reto
South Africa
Paula Reto heads to her first Olympic games as golf was reintroduced into the games for the first time since 1904. Reto has played professionally since 2013, earning her LPGA card in 2014, and starred for the Boilermakers from 2009 to 2013. One of three First Team All-Americans in Purdue history (Maria Hernandez, Maude-Aimee LeBlanc), Reto was recognized nationally in 2012 and 2013, in addition to winning the Big Ten individual crown in 2013. She earned the 2013 Mary Fossum Award (low season strokes average), and was a three-time First Team All-Big Ten pick as well. She owns the Purdue records for both 18 and 54 holes, shooting an eight-under, 64, at the 2012 Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate, and firing a 10-under, 216 (71-69-66), at the 2013 NCAA West Regional Championships. She took third, individually, at the 2013 NCAA Championships, and played on the 2010 NCAA Championship squad as well.  
Aya Traore
Aya Traore is the first-ever women's basketball Olympian in Boilermaker history, appearing for her home country of Senegal. Traore played for the Boilermakers from 2003-to-2006, participating for a Big Ten Championship squad in 2004, and NCAA Sweet 16 teams in 2004 and 2006. She was a team captain on the 2005-06 team which finished the season 11th in the nation, averaging 13.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game and starting all 33 games for the Old Gold and Black. She was nominated Most Valued Player at the AfroBasket Women's Championships in 2009 and 2015, and is just the third African player to earn the honor twice. She's played in five African championships with her home nation, winning the title in 2009 and 2015, finishing second in 2007 and 2011 and taking third in 2013.  
Kara Winger
Track & Field
Kara (Patterson) Winger is the only Purdue woman to qualify for the Olympic games on three occasions, also advancing to Bejing in 2008 and London in 2012. Winger competed for the Boilermakers from 2005 to 2009, earning All-America honors in 2008 and 2009, and winning Big Ten titles in 2005, 2008 and 2009. Winger owns the Boilermakers' school record and the Big Ten Championship record at 61.56 meters (202-00), and also has the American record at 66.67 meters (218-08), set in June of 2010. She has won the U.S. World Team Trials on six different occasions, including 2015 when she went on to advance to the finals of the World Championships and earn eight place. Winger was Purdue's Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient and earned the Varsity Walk Award in 2009.  


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