81 Boilermakers earn undergraduate degree
Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Six of the Purdue women's nine NCAA Championships qualifiers had 3.5-plus GPAs
Twelve teams earned NCAA postseason opportunities.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Purdue Men host WKU
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Season opening action for Purdue men and women
Purdue Swim vs. WKU
A collection of Purdue Diving photos
Favorite Pro Team: Ottawa Senators
Favorite Coach: Adam Soldati
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Montreal Olympic Pool
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Trish Regan
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Harry Potter
In His MP3 Player: Lana Del Rey
Favorite Actor & Actress: Daniel Craig & Jennifer Lawrence
Favorite Month of the Year: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter
Favorite Building on Campus: The Union
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Veracruz, Mexico
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: France
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Watching Casey Matthews win 2013 national title
Furry Friend: Fidel, Chihuahua
2014-15: All-America (Platform Diving)… First Team Academic All-America… NCAA Championships Qualifier (1-Meter, 3-Meter & Platform Diving)… NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient… CSCAA Scholar All-America… Distinguished Big Ten Scholar… Academic All-District… Academic All-Big Ten… Bissett competed in all three diving events and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the third time as a Boilermaker… finished his career ranked among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in all three diving events: fourth on 1-meter (382.35), third on 3-meter (451.45) and seventh on platform (423.80)… first Boilermaker since track and field’s Kara Patterson (javelin) in 2008-09 to be a First Team All-American athletically and academically in the same year… first male Purdue student-athlete to accomplish the feat since quarterback Drew Brees in 2000-01… only the 10th Boilermaker to be a First Team All-American athletically and academically in the same year… won the 3-meter title and finished as the runner-up on 1-meter at the Canadian Winter Nationals, recording his career-best scores in both events… scored in all three diving events at the Big Ten Championships for the third time in his career, finishing his four years with 136 team points after accounting for 39 as a senior… at Big Tens, finished 5th in the championship final of 3-meter and platform as well as eighth on 1-meter… qualified for the NCAA Championships in all three diving events, finishing eighth on platform for All-America honors… also placed 17th on 1-meter and 33rd on 3-meter in the prelims at NCAAs… at the Zone C Championships, initially clinched his spot at the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish on 1-meter and then took second on 3-meter and seventh on platform to qualify in all three events… swept the springboard diving events in the dual meet victory at Notre Dame… victorious on 1-meter against Miami (Ohio) as well as the triple dual with Ohio State and Cincinnati as well as the Indiana Intercollegiates… finished third on both 3-meter and platform at the Ohio State Invitational.
2013-14: Honorable Mention All-America (3-meter diving)... Third Team Academic All-America... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Second Team All-Big Ten... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Academic All-District 5... two-time Big Ten Diver of the Week (Oct. 22 & Jan. 14)... Academic All-Big Ten... Bissett focused on the springboard diving events and earned Honorable Mention All-America acclaim at the national championship meet for the second year in a row... honored as the team's co-MVP... was Purdue's top individual scorer (34 points) at Big Tens for the second year in a row, finishing as the runner-up in the championship finals of both springboard events with team season-best scores (381.15 from 1-meter, 424.25 from 3-meter)... moved up to third place in program history in both springboard diving events... finished sixth in the consolation final of 3-meter diving at NCAAs to earn All-America honors... also placed 27th in 1-meter diving at the national championship meet... qualified for NCAAs by placing second in 3-meter diving on the opening day of the Zone C Championships... Big Ten Diver of the Week honoree after winning 1-meter competition in October dual against Miami with then career-best score and again in January after winning three of the four diving events in back-to-back dual meets against Michigan and Michigan State... swept the springboard diving events at the Big Ten Triple Duals and also won the 3-meter competition at the November Quad... earned Academic All-District honors for the second year in a row... named among the team captains for 2014-15.
2012-13: Honorable Mention All-America (Platform Diving)... NCAA Championships Qualifier (Diving)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Academic All-District 5... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Bissett competed in all three diving events throughout the season... placed fourth in the consolation final (13th overall) of platform diving to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors and account for five team points at the national championship meet... placed third in 3-meter diving at the NCAA Zone C Championships to earn a berth in the NCAA Championships... accounted for 34 team points, tied for the most on the team, at the Big Ten Championships by scoring in all three diving events... at Big Tens, placed third in the championship final of platform, eight in the championship final of 3-meter and second in the consolation final of 1-meter... had the team's season-best scores from the 1-meter (370.50) and platform (423.80)... moved into fifth place in 1-meter and platform and sixth place in 3-meter (392.50) among the all-time Top 10 in program history... swept the springboard diving events at the Big Ten Triple Duals... accounted for 50 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing in the top three of all three diving events, finishing as the runner-up in the 1-meter and platform as well as third in 3-meter... swept the springboard diving events in the dual meet win at Northwestern... won the 3-meter at Notre Dame.
2011-12: Big Ten Diver and Freshman of the Week (Jan. 17)... Bissett accounted for 27 team points at the Big Ten Championships, highlighted by winning the consolation final of the 1-meter springboard... also finished fifth in the championship final of the platform and fifth in the consolation final of the 3-meter springboard... placed sixth among a field of 49 competitors in the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone C Championships... also took sixth in the platform at 11th in the 1-meter at Zones... competed in the 3-meter at the Canadian Nationals in December... his seven individual victories in 2011-12 were tied for the second most on the team... won Big Ten Diver of the Week honors after sweeping the diving events in the dual meet win against Michigan State... posted season-best scores from the 1-meter (361) and 3-meter (381) at the Big Ten Quad, winning the 1-meter and third in the 3-meter... season-best score from the platform (379.80) was at Big Ten Championships... all three scores ranked among the Top 10 in Purdue history... swept the diving events in the dual meet win against Northwestern and the Black and Gold Intrasquad.
Before Purdue: Six-time Senior Nationals qualifier while competing for the Nepean Ottawa Diving Club... qualified for Canada's 2009 World Championships trials... five-time provincial 1-meter and 3-meter champion... reached the finals of the 1-meter, 3-meter (three times) and platform at Senior Nationals... also reached multiple finals as a five-time Junior Nationals qualifier... two-time silver medalist student for ranking among the 90th percentile of his academic class... four-year honor roll student... represented his classmates as their head boy at school functions as a upperclassman.
Personal: Full name is James Edwin Bissett... born in Ottawa, Ontario... son of James Bissett and Blaize Mumford... his sister Olesia played volleyball at the University of Toronto... majoring in general health sciences (pre-med).