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Mark Boman
Mark Boman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ada, Mich.

High School:
Forest Hills Central

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 165

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
02/14/1989



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Detroit Lions
Favorite Athlete: Dennis Rodman
In His MP3 Player: MGMT
Last Concert He Attended: Girl Talk
Magazine He Subscribes To: Popular Mechanics
Favorite Animated Character: Aladin
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Food: Steamed Crab
Favorite Purdue Building: Mollenkopf
Favorite Big City: Boston
Unique Travel Locale: Trinidad & Tobago
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Michael Harris, Engineering
Furry Friend: Chip, Chocolate Lab

2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Boman competed in primarily backstroke events but also raced in freestyle and IM events as well as relays... season-best times in the 100 and 200 back both ranked among the top five on the team... his time of 1:51.01 in the 200 back, finishing fourth, at the Ohio State Winter Invite was third best in 2010-11... also finished in 50.43 in the 100 back at OSU, recording the fifth best time of the year... helped the 200 free relay team finish second with a time of 1:23.98 at the OSU meet... competed in the 200 and 500 free, 100 and 200 back and 200 IM at the Purdue Invitational... finished second in the B final of the 200 back at the Purdue Invite... swam the 100 free and 100 breast at OSU Winter Invite and 400 IM in duals against Michigan and Notre Dame.

2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten...recorded third-fastest 200 backstroke time on team with 1:48.92 clocking at Ohio State Qualifier (3/7)...also swam fifth-fastest 100 backstroke time on team by touching wall in 51.09 to place fifth at same meet...season-best times of 1:42.77 in the 200 freestyle and 4:35.89 in 500 freestyle also came at Ohio State Qualifier...won 200 backstroke vs. Ball State (1/15)...finished second in 200 backstroke vs. Miami (10/30)...nabbed fourth-place finish in 100 backstroke at season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10)...finished fourth in 200 backstroke and anchored third-place 800 freestyle relay at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...also finished fourth in 200 backstroke, took third leg on runner-up 200 freestyle relay and led off third-place 400 freestyle relay at Eagles (11/14)...anchored fourth-place 800 freestyle relay vs. Michigan State (11/7).

2008-09: Academic All-Big Ten...won 200 backstroke in 1:56.15 vs. Indianapolis (11/21)...stopped clock in personal-best 51.45 in 100 backstroke, recorded personal-best 1:52.40 time while finishing eighth in 200 backstroke and touched wall in personal-best clocking of 1:55.56 in 200 IM vs. Indiana (2/7)...finished 10th in 100 backstroke and 12th in 200 freestyle in season-best time of 1:50.59 at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...finished sixth in 200 backstroke at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also finished sixth in 100 backstroke with 54.90 time (11/15)...finished fourth in 1,000 freestyle with 9:50.34 clocking and third in 100 backstroke with 53.68 time and stopped clock in 1:59.15 in 200 IM in addition to 200 backstroke win vs. Indianapolis...finished sixth in 100 backstroke with 54.48 clocking and 13th in 200 IM with 2:04.20 time in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10).

2007-08: Received Coach's Honor Roll recognition ... mainly competed at 100 and 200 back, posting season-bests of 54.46 and 1:59.74, respectively ... placed second in 100 back with a time of 54.56 against Miami ... season-best times of 2:02.41 and 4:25.09 in the 200 IM and 400 IM came against Minnesota and Wisconsin.

High School: Graduated from Forest Hills Central (Grand Rapids, Mich.) High School in 2007 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... member of conference championship teams in 2005 and 2007 ... All-American ... voted Most Valuable Swimmer following senior year ... three-time all-conference, area and state selection ... named Freshman of the Year ... served as team captain during senior year and was Academic All-American ... letterwinner for high school's varsity crew and water polo teams ... helped lead crew team to a pair of state championships in 2005 and 2006 ... 2007 crew state champion (Senior 8+) and 2006 crew state champion (Junior 4+) ... two-time Academic All-State for Water Polo ... Commended National Merit Scholar ... has competed for East Grand Rapids Aquatics the past three years ... Junior National qualifier in summer of 2007.

Personal: Given name is Mark Axel Boman ... born Feb. 14, 1989 ... son of Richard and Donna Boman ... has a twin sister, Kristen, who is a member of the University of Michigan's varsity crew team ... majoring in engineering.