Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.
News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Eight of Purdue's 10 qualifiers are set to compete at NCAAs for at least the second time.
Johnson, Bissett & Dunnichay qualify for NCAAs in all three diving events.
Johnson, Bissett & Dunnichay eligible to compete in both springboard events at NCAAs.
Purdue Men host WKU
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Swim vs. WKU
A collection of Purdue Diving photos
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Green Bay Packers
Favorite Coach: John Wooden
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): University of Hawaii
In His MP3 Player: Imagine Dragons
Last Concert He Attended: Milwaukee's Summerfest
Favorite Actor & Actress: Robert Downey, Jr. & Olivia Wilde
Favorite Director: Michael Bay
Favorite Month of the Year: January
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Favorite Building on Campus: Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Unique Travel Locale: Puerto Rico
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Slovenia
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Baseball
Favorite Outdoor Activities: Tubing & Wakeboarding
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Daleth Assad, Latin American Literature
Furry Friend: Buster, Brittany Spaniel
Most Memorable Competition at Purdue: 2014 Big Ten Championships
2014-15: NCAA Championships Qualifier (Platform Diving)… Cox competed in all three diving events throughout the season… career-best score on platform (463.35) at the Big Tens Championships was good for third place in the championship final and third best in program history… also finished third on platform at the Zone C Championships to punch his ticket to NCAAs for the second year in a row… accounted for 30 team points at the Big Ten Championships by scoring in all three diving events for the second time in his career… won the consolation final of 1-meter (349.45) and took fourth in the consolation final of 3-meter (351.30) with season-best scores at Big Tens… finished 17th in the prelims of platform diving at NCAAs to just miss out on advancing to the consolation final… finished fourth on platform at the Ohio State Invitational… finished his career having accounted for 68 team points at the Big Ten Championships, good for fourth most among his senior class.
2013-14: Honorable Mention All-America (Platform Diving)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Second Team All-Big Ten... Cox competed in all three diving events over the course of the season... runner-up in platform diving at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best score of 419.20 that ranked eighth in program history... won the platform diving competition at the Zone C Championships to punch his ticket to NCAAs for the first time... competed in all three diving events at NCAAs and qualified for the consolation final from the platforms to earn Honorable Mention All-America acclaim... accounted for 18 team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing second in the championship final of platform diving and eighth in the consolation final of 3-meter diving... won the platform diving competition at the Ohio State Invitational, where he also finished sixth among a large field from the 1-meter board... won from the 1-meter board at the November Quad meet... named among the team captains for 2014-15.
2012-13: Cox competed in all three diving events throughout the season... posted season-best scores from the 3-meter (382) and platform (393.95) at the Big Ten Championships... season-best from the 1-meter board (335.75) was at the Big Ten Quad... moved into eighth place from the 3-meter and ninth place from the platform among the Purdue all-time Top 10... scored in all three diving events at Big Tens, accounting for 17 points by placing seventh in the championship final of the platform, fifth in the consolation final of 3-meter and eight in the consolation final of 1-meter... placed 14th in the platform prelims for his highest finish at the Zone C Championships... was selected as the diver to travel among the group of nine Boilers for the prestigious Classic @ SMU, winning the 1-meter competition and placing fourth from the 3-meter... placed third from the platform as the top-performing Boiler at the Ohio State Invitational... accounted for 25 team points at the Purdue Invitational by placing fifth from the 1-meter and eighth from the platform.
2011-12: Cox finished sixth in the consolation final of the platform diving at the Big Ten Championships to account for three team points... also posted his season-high score (322.35) from the platform in the preliminary round of Big Tens... competed from all three boards at the Zone C Championships, highlighted by a 11-place finish in the platform... posted season-best scores from the 1-meter (294.08) at Iowa and the 3-meter at Miami.
Before Purdue: Three-time All-American was a state champion and Wisconsin Division I Diver of the Year as a sophomore and senior at Menomonee Falls High School... state runner-up as a junior... won every event he entered and broke every MFHS school and pool record as a senior... won the state title his senior year with the eighth-highest score in Wisconsin history... also qualified for the state meet as a freshman, finishing eighth... three-year conference and sectional champion... team captain and MVP as a senior... won YMCA national championship titles in the 1-meter, 3-meter (twice) and 10-meter platform... 3-meter finalist at the 2011 Junior Nationals.
Personal: Full name is Nathan Kyle Cox... born in Menomonee Falls, Wis.... son of Gary and Kristin Cox... family also includes brother Danny, who was an All-American diver at Purdue from 2006-07 through 2010-11... majoring in communication.