Bissett, Cabassol, Friede & Matthews honored as All-Americans in the pool & the classroom.
Graduating swimmers recognized for their stellar work in the classroom as undergrads.
Tucker breaks 100 free relay at Big Tens, competes in 5 events at national championship meet.
Purdue has at least 45 athletes on the winter academic conference list for five straight years.
Tucker breaks school school record in 100 free; Bissett, Cox & Kiel score in three events.
Alec LaMothe 2012-2013 Photo Gallery
Alec LaMothe 2012-2013 Photo Gallery
More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.
Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
The Boilermakers take their team photos.
Favorite Athlete: Peyton Manning
Last Concert He Attended: Lupe Fiasco
Favorite Actor: John Stamos
Favorite Month of the Year: January
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Purdue Building: Memorial Union
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Turks and Caicos
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Slovenia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Another Sport He Enjoys: Table Tennis
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Beating IU in 2010
Furry Friend: Nexi, Vizula
2012-13: Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient... Big Ten Sportsmanship Award... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... LaMothe competed in the distance freestyle events... season-best times in the 200 (1:39.16, 5th), 500 (4: 27.20, 3rd), 1000 (9:24.81, 2nd) and 1650 free (15:24.33, 4th) all ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... posted season-best times in the 200, 500 and 1650 free at the Big Ten Championships... season-best time in the 1000 was as the event winner at Notre Dame... finished his career ranked among the Purdue all-time Top in the 10 500 (8th), 1000 (8th) and 1650 free (10th)... was among the nine Boilers that traveled to Dallas for the prestigious Classic @ SMU, making the trip for the second year in a row... accounted for 35 points at the Purdue Invitational by placing third overall in the mile, fifth in the A final of the 500 free and fourth in the B final of the 200 free... out touched a Northwestern swimmer by three hundredths of a second to win the 500 free in the dual meet victory... also won the 500 free at Michigan State and Indiana Intercollegiates... won a race and finished second in another in the back-to-back duals during the Notre Dame-Northwestern road trip.
2011-12: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... LaMothe competed in eight different events, racing most frequently in the 200 and 500 free... his season-best times in the 200 (1:38.79, 4th), 500 (4:26.53, 3rd), 1000 (9:20.04, 2nd) and 1650 free (15:34.60, 4th) also ranked among the top five on the team in 2011-12... competed in the 200, 500 and 1650 free at the Big Ten Championships... one of seven Purdue student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA during the 2011-12 school year... was among the eight Purdue swimmers that traveled to Dallas for the Classic @ SMU, finishing third in the B final of the 500 free... accounted for 35 team points at the Ohio State Invitational, finishing fifth in the mile, sixth in the A final of the 500 free and fourth in the B final of the 200 free and sixth in the B final of the 200 fly... won the 500 free in the dual meet win against Notre Dame and the Black and Gold Intrasquad meet... posted his season-best times in the freestyle events at the Big Ten Championships (200 and 1000 free) and Ohio State Invitational (500 and 1650 free)... swam on 400 and 800 free relay teams... also competed in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly at early-season meets... named a team captain for the 2012-13 season.
2010-11: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American... Academic All-Big Ten... LaMothe competed in nine different individual events but saw his most action in the 200 and 500 free... his season-best times in the 200 (1:39.28, 5th), 500 (4:28, 5th) 1000 (9:27.95, 5th) and 1650 free (15:25.96, 4th) all ranked among the top five for Purdue in 2010-11... posted his 200, 500 and 1650 free times at the Big Ten Championships, registering an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the mile... swam the third leg on the victorious 800 free relay team at the Purdue Invitational... that unit's time of 6:38.97 was an NCAA provisional mark and stood as the Purdue season best until the Big Ten Championships... swam the anchor leg on the 400 free relay team in the dual meet with Indiana that posted the fifth-fastest time of the year for Purdue... finished second in the B final of the 500 free at the Purdue Invitational... finished as the runner-up in the 1000 free in dual meet win against Eastern Michigan, posting his season-best time in that event... also competed in the 50 and 100 free, 100 and 200 fly and 200 IM.
2009-10: CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention...recorded NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 15:31.19 for 18th-place finish in 1,650 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...1,000 split of 9:24.03 also was season-best clocking...clocked provisional-qualifying time of 4:27.50 in 500 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/25)...also recorded season-best time of 1:50.79 while placing 19th at conference championships (2/27)...won 1,000 freestyle vs. Miami for first collegiate victory (10/30)...also placed third in 100 butterfly...led off victorious 800 freestyle relay and finished second in 1,000 freestyle at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...also finished second in 500 freestyle and took third leg on third-place 200 freestyle relay team at Eagles (11/14)...finished second in 200 butterfly and swam second leg on third-place 200 freestyle relay vs. Ball State (1/15)...opened season with third-place finish in 200 freestyle and fifth-place showing in 100 butterfly at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...placed third in 500 freestyle vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and vs. Northwestern (11/7)...also took fourth in 1,000 freestyle vs. Wildcats...placed fourth in 1,650 freestyle vs. Michigan State (1/8)...also swam second leg on runner-up 800 freestyle relay and anchored fourth-place 200 medley relay vs. Spartans (1/7).
Before Purdue: Four-year letterwinner...helped team win state championship as freshman...won 100 freestyle sectional title...three-time All-American...swam on two third-place relays and finished in top eight in 500 freestyle while helping team to runner-up finish as sophomore...helped team to third-place showing at state championships while finishing in top eight in 500 freestyle and 11th in 100 butterfly...swam on state champion 400 freestyle relay and finished third in 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly while helping team to runner-up finish as senior...won 1,000 freestyle at senior championships.
Personal: Full name is Alec Xavier LaMothe...born in Indianapolis...parents are Christopher and Julie LaMothe...has two sisters, Kellie and Lauren, and one brother, Collin...majoring in biology.