The Boilermakers host Miami (Ohio) for a season-opening dual meet at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Phil Jackson
In His MP3 Player: Bob Dylan
Last Concert He Attended: John Mayer
Last Book He Read: GQ
Favorite Month of the Year: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: BBQ
Favorite Big City: New York City
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Japan
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2012 1m Big Tens
2013-14: Back competed in all three diving events throughout the season... accounted for 12 team points at the Big Ten Championships by finishing second in the consolation of 1-meter diving (348.40) and fourth in the consolation final of platform diving (331.25), posting season-best scores in both events... won the 3-meter diving competition in the dual meet with No. 1-ranked Michigan... season-best score in 3-meter diving (366.75) was in the dual meet win against Michigan State... qualified for the Zone C Championships in all three diving events, advancing to the finals each day and finishing seventh from the platforms... was Purdue's diving representative at the six-team Classic @ SMU, finishing second in 3-meter diving... took third in 3-meter diving at the Ohio State Invitational... ranks sixth from the 3-meter and eighth from the 1-meter in program history.
2012-13: Back competed in all three diving events throughout the season... season-best scores in the 1-meter (368.00, 3rd) and 3-meter (392.50, 2nd) from the Big Ten Championships were among the top three on the team... moved into fifth place in 3-meter and eighth place in 1-meter among the all-time Top 10 in program history... accounted for 23 team points, third most on the team, by placing third in the championship final of 1-meter diving and second in the consolation final of 3-meter diving at Big Tens... qualified for the finals in both the 1-meter and platform competitions at the Zone C Championships, placing 11th from the platform... swept the springboard diving events in the dual meet win at Michigan State... accounted for 48 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing in the top four of three diving events, taking second in 3-meter, third in 1-meter and fourth in platform.
2011-12: Big Ten Diver of the Week (Oct. 18)... Back accounted for 13 team points at the Big Ten Championships, placing in the consolation final of the 1-meter (third), 3-meter (fourth) and platform (seventh)... finished 10th in the 1-meter competition at the Zone C Diving Championships... competed in the springboard events at the USA Winter Nationals in December, reaching the semifinals of the 1-meter after placing 14th in the prelims... swept the 1-meter and 3-meter diving at Indiana Intercollegiates to garner Big Ten Diver of the Week honors... also won the 1-meter in the dual meet win vs. Notre Dame... posted a season-high score from the 1-meter board (332.95) at the Big Ten Quad, finishing third... was selected as the Purdue diver to travel to the Classic @ SMU, where he posted a season-high score from the 3-meter board (369.75) while finishing as the runner-up... also took third in the 1-meter at SMU... season-high score from the platform (322.35) was in the preliminaries of the Big Ten Championships.
2010-11: Did not compete while redshirting.
Before Purdue: Placed third at the IHSAA state meet as a senior, establishing a new school diving record...also set new conference, sectional and regional records while winning all three competitions...also a state qualifier as a sophomore after winning sectionals and finishing as the runner-up at conference and regionals...conference and sectional finalist as a freshman...graduated with honors.
Personal: Full name is Alec Michael Back...born in Merriville, Ind....parents are Bryan and Michele Back...family also includes sister Brie...his stepmom Sandy attended Purdue...majoring in communication.