Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Ian Thorpe
In His MP3 Player: Queen
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz & Steven Spielberg
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Seafood
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong
Favorite Big City: Rome
Unique Travel Locale: Lima, Peru
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Austrailia
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Brian Dillman, Aviation Technology
Other Hobbies/Interests: Aviation
Favorite Pro Team: Real Madrid
Swimmer He'd Most Like to Race Against: Ian Thorpe
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Howard Hughes
In His MP3 Player: Queen
Last Book He Read: Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Minnesota Grand Prix
2013-14: Two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 12 & Nov. 19)... Bujoczek competed primarily in the mid-distance freestyle events... established a new program record in the 500 free (4:20.37) at the Big Ten Championships, eclipsing a record that had stood since 2001... also posted a new Purdue freshman record in the 200 free (1:36.36) at Big Tens... accounted for eight team points at Big Tens by placing fourth in the B final of the 500 free and sixth in the B final of the 200 free... helped the 400 free relay team set a new team record (2:53.55) at Big Tens... recorded four individual events victories and contributed to four relay winners... Big Ten Freshman of the Week winner after winning the 200 free and taking second in the 500 free at the November Quad... also honored a week later following a big meet at the Minnesota Grand Prix in which he was Purdue's top finisher in the 100, 200 and 500 free along with swimming on the team's top foursomes in all three relay events... initially broke the Purdue freshman record while finishing second in the 500 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix... won the 1000 free at Hawaii with the fifth-fastest time (9:12.73) in program history... won the 500 free by just a tenth of a second and finished second in the 200 free in the dual meet victory vs. Notre Dame... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the six-team Classic @ SMU, accounting for 23 team points while racing in the 200 and 500 free along, 100 fly and both freestyle relays... competed in nine individual events total over the course of the season.
Before Purdue: Bujoczek was a 12-time European Championships qualifier in his native Poland... swam for coaches Piotr Albinski, Adam Rzeczkowski and Kazimierz Bauer... helped Poland place 14th in the 800 free relay at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona... bronze medal winner in the 800 free relay at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru... two-time bronze medal winner in the 400 free relay at the 2011 and 2012 European Junior Championships... Top Events (Times, SCY Conversions): 200 Free (1:36.30), 400 Free (4:18.90), 800 Free (9:05.40) & 100 Free (44.80).
Personal: Full name is Filip Artur Bujoczek... born in Sosnowiec, Poland; attended high school at ZS4 in Wroclaw, Poland... parents are Avtur and Agnieszra Bujoczek... father played collegiate handball in Poland and his mother was a collegiate swimmer... family also includes older brother Jakub, who also plays collegiate handball... majoring in aviation management.