Seniors' Big Ten careers come full circle as Purdue visits Iowa City again.
Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.
Men making second trip to Minnesota this year; women head there for fourth year in a row.
Purdue to team with Be The Match for drive and fundraiser in honor of the late Tom Reiter.
Dias, Johnson & Seliskar lead the men; Dunnichay, Manger & Vogel highlight women's winners.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Real Madrid
Favorite Athlete: Ian Thorpe
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 Actor, Actress: Tom Hanks & Charlize Theron
Favorite Director: Seth MacFarlane
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Cuisine: Italian
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong
Favorite Big City: Amsterdam
Unique Travel Locale: Lima, Peru
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: New Zealand
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Enjoyed this Instructor's Work: Thomas Kieffer, Student Flight Instructor
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2013 Minnesota Grand Prix
Other Hobbies/Interests: Aviation
2014-15: Bujoczek competed in the mid-distance freestyle events… posted season-best times in the 200 (1:38.38), 500 (4:28.59) and 1000 free (9:31.68) that all ranked fourth fastest on the team in 2014-15 at the Michigan First Chance meet… also had Purdue’s third-fastest time of the year in the 100 free (44.92) at Michigan… program record holder in the 500 free (4:20.37) continues to rank fifth in program history in the 200 (1:36.36) and 1000 free (9:12.73) as well… won the 1000 free at Miami (Ohio) as part of a 1-2-3 finish for Purdue in the event… won his heats of the 50 free and 50 fly in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State… also swam on the on the victorious 200 free relay team vs. MSU… swept the 200 and 500 free for the gold team at the season-opening intrasquad meet.
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.