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Purdue divers sweep Team USA's Olympic bids on 10-meter
News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Purdue duo impresses in finals while dominating 10-meter synchro
Boilermakers represented well by four of the 17 divers in semifinals
3-Time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016)
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, 10-Meter
2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 10-Meter Synchro
3-Time Silver Medalist at FINA World Championships (2011, 2013, 2015)
2011 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year
7-Time USA Diving Athlete of the Year (2008, '10-15)
3-Time NCAA Diver of the Year (2009-11)
3-Time Big Ten Diver of the Year (2009-11)
3-Time Purdue Male Athlete of the Year (2009-11)
6-Time NCAA Champion
8-Time Big Ten Champion
20-Time USA Diving National Champion
Since 2012 Olympics: Qualified for third straight Olympic Games in individual and synchronized 10-meter... won silver medals on 10-meter at 2013 and 2015 FINA World Championships... teamed with Steele Johnson to win 2015 USA Diving national titles in synchronized 10-meter at Synchronized National Championships and Winter Nationals... became only the third Boilermaker to qualify for the Olympics three times... competed with Johnson in synchronized 10-meter at 2015 FINA World Championships and 2015 FINA Diving World Cup... opted not to compete individually on 10-meter at 2015 Winter Nationals, but finished first in the event at 2016 Olympic Trials.
2012 Olympics: Boudia won two medals at the 2012 Olympics Games in London, including a thrilling final-round performance in the individual 10-meter platform that won him the gold medal... also won Bronze with Nick McCrory in the synchronized 10-meter platform... scored 90-plus points on five of his six dives in the event finals, including a 102.60 on his final dive, to win the gold medal... became the first American man to win 10-meter platform gold at the Olympics since Greg Louganis in 1988... also claimed Team USA's first individual diving medal at the Olympics since Laura Wilkinson won gold in the 10-meter platform at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney; Mark Lenzi's bronze in the 3-meter springboard at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta marked the last individual medal by an American man; Scott Donie's silver at the 1992 Olympics marked the last time an American man medaled in the 10-meter platform... most impressively, Boudia responded after a so-so performance the day before that saw him place 18th of 32 in the preliminary round... only the top 18 finishers advanced to the semifinals Saturday morning; Boudia was third in the semis Saturday morning to set himself up for his gold medal push in the evening finals... Boudia and McCrory became the first American duo to medal in the synchronized 10-meter platform since it was added to the program in 2000.
2011-12: 2012 Olympic Games Qualifier... FINA World Championships Silver Medalist... officially turned pro in April 2011, forgoing his final year of college eligibility to focus on training for the 2012 Olympics... continues to train and practice with coach Adam Soldati at Purdue while being enrolled in select classes... became the first American male since 1986 to medal in the 10-meter platform at World Championships with his Silver Medal-winning performance in China... repeated as champion of the 10-meter platform competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June... also teamed with Nick McCrory to win the the synchronized 10-meter platform and clinch one of the eight berths in the event at the Olympics... won his 15th and 16th career national titles at 2012 USA Diving Winter Nationals, held in December 2011 in Knoxville... won the 10-meter platform and the synchronized 10-meter platform at USA Winter Nationals, claiming both titles for third straight year... won synchronized title with Nick McCrory... represented USA Diving at the 2012 FINA World Cup in London in February, placing fourth in the 10-meter platform... won five medals in the 2012 FINA Diving World Series: bronze in 10-meter platform in Dubai (March 16); bronze in 10-meter platform and silver in synchronized 10-meter with Nick McCrory in Moscow (April 13-14); silver in 10-meter platform and gold in synchronized 10-meter with Nick McCrory in Mexico (April 21-22)... selected as a semifinalist for the AAU Sullivan Award, presented annually to the nation's outstanding amateur athlete... Purdue's Varsity Walk Award co-winner (with Robbie Hummel), given annually to the outstanding senior who has participated as a varsity athlete and brought national recognition to Purdue.
2010-11: 1-meter & 3-meter NCAA Champion... NCAA Diver of the Year... Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year... USA Diving Athlete of the Year... Purdue Male Athlete of the Year... three-time All-American... Big Ten Diver of the Year... Big Ten Diver of the Championships... 1-meter, 3-meter and platform Big Ten Champion... First Team All-Big Ten... nine-time Big Ten Diver of the Week... Boudia won 30 of the 31 events he entered during the 2010-11 collegiate season... first diver ever selected as the Big Ten Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year and only the second Purdue male athlete to be honored... became Purdue's first three-time Athlete of the Year award winner... swept the springboard titles at the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row, finishing his college career with six national titles, one shy of Troy Dumais' all-time record... officially turned pro in April, foregoing his final year of college eligibility to focus on training for the 2012 Olympics... will represent USA Diving at the 2011 World Championships in China... finished as the runner up in the platform competition at the NCAA Championships, finishing second to synchronized platform partner Nick McCrory of Duke... swept the three diving events at the Big Ten Championships, becoming the first diver in Big Ten history to accomplish that feat twice in a career... won the platform and synchronized platform competitions at the USA Diving Winter Nationals in February, running his career national title count to 14... won three international medals in the spring: bronze in platform at FINA World Series in England, silver in synchro platform at FINA World Series in Mexico and bronze in the synchro platform at the USA Diving Grand Prix... set new pool and Big Ten records while winning all three diving events at the Big Ten Championships... broke his own Purdue records in the 3-meter (522.00) and platform (557.90)... won NCAA Diver of the Year, Big Ten Diver of the Year and Big Ten Diver of the Championships for the third consecutive season... won the 3-meter national title by .95 of a point in one of the closest finishes in NCAA history... won the 1-meter NCAA title despite diving third of eight in the finals after rallying to qualify for the finals... set new a new Purdue 3-meter record and a new 1-meter pool record in his final home competition at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center at the Big Ten Quad... teamed up Danny Cox and J.P. Perez to make program history as the three divers qualified for the platform finals as a trio at the NCAA Championships... extend his own conference records with nine Big Ten Diver of the Week awards, extending his career benchmark to 20.
2009-10: Purdue Male Athlete of the Year...NCAA Diver of the Year...USA Diving Athlete of the Year...Big Ten Diver of the Year...Big Ten Diver of the Championships...broke own American record for six-dive platform list and became first American to top 600 points with 605.40 score while winning event at AT&T National Diving Championships (8/14)...score is believed to be second-highest ever...also broke American record for most points on single dive with 111.00 scored on 109C, forward 4 1/2 somersault tuck...scores broke records of 551.20 and 109.15, respectively, set while winning platform at USA Diving Winter National Championships (2/7)...also won synchronized platform crown with Thomas Finchum at Winter Nationals and with Nick McCrory at National Diving Championships to bring career national title count to 12...holds Doris Z. Holloway Pool record in 1-meter, 3-meter and platform...holds Purdue and Big Ten records in 1-meter, 3-meter and platform...team MVP...won 1-meter at NCAA Championships with meet-record score of 468.65 to become first diver in NCAA history to win at least one national title from all three boards (3/26)...score also is Big Ten record...defended 3-meter crown by posting meet-record score of 494.90 (3/27)...four career national titles rank him tied for ninth on NCAA all-time list, behind Troy Dumais' total of seven and a seven-way tie for second at five...teamed with McCrory to win gold in synchronized platform at AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix (5/9)...won silver in platform at final leg of FINA World Series in Veracruz, Mexico (4/23)...teamed with Haley Ishimatsu to win team event at FINA Diving World Cup in Changzhou, China (6/1)...victory earned first American World Cup gold on Chinese soil since 1985...recorded Big Ten-record score of 507.40 while winning 3-meter at NCAA Zone C Championships (3/12) and conference-record score of 538.15 while taking platform title (3/14)...was named Big Ten Diver of the Week four times (11/24, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9), bringing his career total to conference-record 11...mark surpasses previous record of eight held by three divers...defended 3-meter (2/26) and platform (2/27) titles at Big Ten Championships...3-meter score of 485.35 was facility record until his score at NCAA Championships...won seven of eight springboard competitions in regular season...did not contest platform until championships...opened season with victories in 1-meter (11/20) and 3-meter (11/21) at Purdue Invitational...took first in 1-meter at Ohio State Invitational (12/4) before second-place finish in 3-meter (12/5)...won 1-meter and 3-meter vs. Michigan State (1/9) and vs. Indiana (1/23).
2008-09: Purdue Male Athlete of the Year...NCAA Diver of the Year...Big Ten Diver of the Year...Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Big Ten Diver of the Championships...Ted Kelly Diving Honor...holds Doris Z. Holloway Pool record in 1-meter, 3-meter and platform...holds Purdue and Big Ten records in 1-meter, 3-meter and platform...team MVP...won silver medal with partner Thomas Finchum in synchronized platform at FINA World Championships in Rome...duo also won bronze in synchronized platform at FINA Diving World Series in Mexico City...NCAA 3-meter and platform champion...first diving national champion in program history...second swimming and diving national champion and first since 1948...18th individual champion in school history...broke NCAA meet record and Texas A&M Student Recreation Center Natatorium records in 3-meter (493.10) and platform (530.45) while winning national titles...1-meter All-American...Big Ten 1-meter, 3-meter and platform diving champion...was named Big Ten Diver of the Week seven times (10/21, 11/11, 11/18, 12/9, 1/13, 1/20, 2/10) breaking previous conference record of five in one season...recorded highest American finish since 1998 in platform at World Championships with sixth-place showing...won 21 consecutive diving events from Nov. 8-Feb. 28...streak ended with second-place finish in 1-meter to teammate David Colturi at NCAA Zone C Diving Championships (3/13)...also finished second from 3-meter (3/14) and third off platform (3/15)...broke 1-meter school record four times, 3-meter school record twice and platform school record three times...1-meter record of 446.65 and platform record of 533.60 were earned at Big Ten Championships...3-meter school record of 495.30 was recorded at Purdue Challenge (11/15)
High School: Graduated from Indiana High School in 2008 ... finished 10th on platform at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing ... his list had the highest degree of difficulty in the finals ... finished fifth at the 2008 Olympics in synchronized platform with partner Thomas Finchum ... set American record on individual platform en route to winning the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials with a score of 1642.20 ... named USA Diving's 2008 Male Athlete of the Year ... eight-time national champion, all on platform or synchronized platform ... medaled in 14 international meets off synchronized platform from 2006-08, including two golds, six silvers and six bronze ... golds came at the 2007 Pan Am Games and the 2007 AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix ... finished third at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials on synchronized platform ... won two international medals on individual platform, a silver at the 2008 FINA Diving World Series and a bronze at the 2008 FINA Diving World Cup ... member of national team since 2005.
Personal: Given name is David Alasdair Boudia ... born April 24, 1989 ... son of Jim and Sheilagh Boudia ... has two older sisters, Shaila and Shauni ... sister, Shauni, playsed soccer at Southern Indiana ... graduated with a degree in communication.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Indianapolis Colts
Last Concert He Attended: REO Speedwagon
Favorite Super Hero: Batman
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Food: Eggs
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Australia
Most Memorable at Purdue: Four Purdue divers qualifying for 2010 NCAAs
Furry Friend: Sascha, Dog