Team has solid fall semester in the classroom.
Six members of Purdue's Sweet 16 volleyball team recognized for academic excellence.
Come meet and support the 2012 Boilermakers prior to Saturday's Old Oaken Bucket game against Indiana.
The Old Oaken Bucket and a trip to a bowl are on the line for the Boilermakers this weekend.
Purdue vs. Notre Dame
2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in first five games of the season before injuring his foot and missing the final eight ... finished abbreviated season with 10 tackles, including 4.0 for losses with a pair of sacks ... had a career-high four tackles, including both sacks, and forced a fumble at Rice on Sept. 10.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games as a reserve ... finished with 17 tackles, including nine solo stops and 2.0 for loss ... had a season-high four tackles against Toledo on Sept. 25 ... finished with tackles, an assisted TFL and intercepted his first collegiate pass at No. 11 Ohio State on Oct. 23 ... had a season-high tying four tackles, including 1.5 for loss, at Illinois on Oct. 30.
2009: Co-recipient of team's Most Valuable Player Award for special teams (also Carson Wiggs) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games as a reserve and on special teams ... recorded 17 tackles (13 solo, 4 assists)... returned a short kickoff for eight yards vs. Michigan State on Nov. 14.
2008: Did not play ... received team's Verle H. Campbell Scout Team Award - Defense.
High School: Three-star prospect ranked as No. 43 defensive end nationally and No. 7 player in Indiana by Scout.com ... first-team all-state as senior after recording 68 tackles, including 14 for loss and two sacks, with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as senior ... honorable mention all-state as junior after totaling 54 tackles, including 10 for loss, with three fumble recoveries ... member of state championship team ... coach was Jim O'Hara.
Personal: Given name is Robert Jon Maci ... born Oct. 31, 1989 ... industrial engineering major ... parents, Janice and Jonathan, are Purdue alums ... uncle, Mark Josten, was three-year letterwinner as defensive end for the Boilermakers from 1977 to 1979 ... an additional 12 family members are Purdue graduates.