Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Coach: Adam Soldati
In His MP3 Player: Passion Pit
Favorite Actor & Actress: Daniel Craig & Jennifer Garner
Favorite Month of the Year: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter
Favorite Building on Campus: The Union
Favorite Big City: Toronto
Unique Travel Locale: Veracruz, Mexico
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Italy
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2012 Big Ten Championships
Furry Friend: Fidel, Chihuahua
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).