Purdue opens its new season with the Black & Gold Intrasquad
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athletes: Michael Jordan & Jeff Gordon In His MP3 Player: Dave Matthews Band Last Concert He Attended: Zac Brown Band Favorite Actress: Queen Latifah Favorite Month of the Year: February Favorite Meal: Meat & Potatoes Favorite Big City: Chicago Unique Travel Locale: Poland Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Poker Favorite Outdoor Activity: Disc Golf
2011-12: Academic All-Big Ten... Brooks competed primarily in the 100 fly, posting a season-best time (48.72) at the Ohio State Winter Invite that ranked as the third fastest for Purdue in 2011-12... also raced in the 50 free three times and the 100 free at the Ohio State Invitational... swam the butterfly leg on the victorious 200 medley relay team at the Senior Salute dual meet win against Michigan State... also finished the 100 fly in under 50 seconds at the Ohio State Invitational, qualifying for the B final... career-best time in the 100 fly (48.09) still ranks as the fifth fastest in program history.
2010-11: Brooks competed in primarily the 100 fly, but also swam the 50 and 100 free and 200 fly... his season-best time in the 100 fly (49.50) at the Big Ten Championships ranked third on the team... also competed in the 50 free and 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships... raced in the 50 and 100 free and 100 and 200 fly at the Purdue Invitational... placed fourth in the B final of the 100 fly at the Purdue Invitational, clocking 50.65 in the preliminaries... competed in the 100 and 200 fly at the Big Ten Quad... still holds the program's fifth fastest time in the 100 fly (48.09), established in 2009.
2009-10: Clocked second-fastest 100 butterfly time on team with 48.77 at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...time qualified for B final, where he placed 16th to add point to team's total...also nabbed season-best times in 50 freestyle (2/25) and 100 freestyle (2/27) at conference championship meet... swam third leg on 200 medley relay that finished in team-best 1:29.03 at Big Ten Championships (2/24)...time placed relay fifth on Purdue's all-time performance list in event ...opened season with four straight top-three finishes in 100 butterfly...took third at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10), vs. Notre Dame (11/6) and vs. Northwestern (11/7) before touching wall second at Eastern Michigan (11/14)...also finished third at Indiana (2/6)...time of 49.55 in event at Purdue Invitational was season-best until conference championships (11/21)...took part in six victorious relays...swam third leg on 200 freestyle relay vs. Ball State (1/15), led off 400 freestyle relay vs. Michigan State (1/9), took third leg on 200 medley relay vs. Notre Dame, at Eastern Michigan (11/13) and vs. Michigan State (1/7) and third leg on 400 medley relay vs. Miami (10/30)...finished third in 100 freestyle vs. RedHawks.
2008-09: Moved to fifth on Purdue's all-time performance list in 100 butterfly with 48.09 clocking in second-place finish vs. Indiana (2/7)...clocked season-best time of 20.84 in 50 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...finished 19th in 100 butterfly with 48.92 clocking at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...swam season-best 45.63 time in 100 freestyle at Big Ten Championships (2/28)...won 100 butterfly with 50.93 time at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...also anchored third-place 200 medley relay and placed fourth in 50 freestyle with 21.87 time...won 100 butterfly in 50.97 and finished fourth in 200 butterfly with 1:56.86 time vs. Miami (10/31)...anchored second-place 200 freestyle relay and swam third leg on third-place 200 medley relay at Northwestern (11/7)...also finished third in 100 butterfly with 50.38 time and fifth in 200 butterfly after touching wall in 1:56.08...finished second in 100 butterfly with 51.11 time and seventh in 200 butterfly after stopping clock in 1:59.55 at Notre Dame (11/8)...won 100 butterfly in 50.32 at Purdue Challenge (11/15)...also swam second leg on third-place 200 freestyle relay and third leg on third-place 400 medley relay (11/14)...swam second leg on eighth-place 200 freestyle relay and third leg on 10th-place 400 medley relay at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)...also swam third leg on ninth-place 200 medley relay and finished 10th in 100 butterfly with 50.41 time (11/22) and anchored eighth-place 400 freestyle relay (11/23)...won 100 butterfly in 51.12 and anchored third-place 200 freestyle relay in triple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)...swam third leg on second-place 200 freestyle relay and on sixth-place 400 medley relay and finished 11th in 200 butterfly with 1:57.77 time in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also swam third leg on second-place 200 medley relay, anchored sixth-place 400 freestyle relay and finished sixth in 100 butterfly with then-season-best time of 50.12 (1/31)...clocked then-personal-best time of 20.96 in 50 freestyle vs. Indiana (2/7)...also swam third leg on fourth-place 400 medley relay and second leg on fourth-place 400 freestyle relay
High School: Graduated from St. Charles North in 2008 ... 16-time all-conference ... 10- time All-American ... academic all-conference for four years ... team won sectional championship all four seasons ... 100 fly state runner-up during senior year ... national runner-up for 50 fly at junior nationals as a senior.
Personal: Given name is James Lee Brooks ... born October 26, 1989 ... son of Hugh and Kathy majoring in food manufacturing operations.