Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Adam Soldati
Last Concert He Attended: Jack Johnson
Favorite Month of the Year: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Big City: Los Angeles
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: England
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: First 10-Meter Optional
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.