James Boone
James  Boone

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Centennial, Colo.

High School:
Grandview

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
03/02/1997

10/21/2017

Boilermakers Win All 10 Swimming Events

Noens, Juliusson and Zawatski lead the way at annual Indiana Intercollegiates

10/16/2017

Swim-Dive Set to Open Home Schedules

Boilermakers host accomplished South Carolina for co-ed dual Thursday

04/12/2017

Boilermakers Excel on the Big Stage

Purdue matches its best-ever finish at the NCAA Championships in the modern era

03/22/2017

59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs

02/28/2017

20 Boilermakers Score at Big Tens

Amaltdinov, Johnson win Big Ten titles for Purdue in 200 breast, platform diving

2016-17 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• Academic All-Big Ten

• Competed primarily in the freestyle sprints
• Swam the anchor leg on the record-setting 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships
• Posted season-best times in the 50 (20.89), 100 (44.18) and 200 free (1:37.87) at Big Tens, all but the 50 being career bests
• Moved into ninth place in program history in the 100 free
• Also swam on the 400 free relay at Big Tens
• Victorious in the 100 free in the dual meet win vs. Michigan State
• Contributed to relay winners in the dual meet victory vs. Miami (Ohio) and the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Also won his heat of the 200 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• C finalist in the 200 free at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational
• Represented Purdue at the U.S. Open Championships in August.

2015-16 / AS A FRESHMAN
• Competed in the freestyle events, most regularly in the 200
• Posted season-best times in the 50 (20.60), 100 (44.79) and 200 free (1:39.90) at the Purdue First Chance meet to earn one of the final spots on the roster for Big Tens
• Recognized as the co-recipient of the team's most improved award after making a seven-second improvement in the 200 free from the first meet of the year
• In 2015-16, ranked fourth on the team in the 100 free and fifth in the 200
• Finished as the runner-up in 50 and 100 free at the Purdue First Chance
• Posted times of 20.76, 45.09 and 1:40.86 at Big Tens
• Anchored Purdue's 200 free relay team at the Big Ten Triple Duals
• Qualified for the C finals of all three of his events at the Purdue Invitational

HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner for coach Marcus Christianson at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado, in suburban Denver
• Three-year Colorado state qualifier
• Finished fifth at state in the 100 free as a junior and in the 200 free as a senior
• Posted school-record times in the 50 (21.37) and 100 free (46.29) as a junior
• All-American in the 200 free as a senior
• Also a state qualifier in the 200 and 500 free as a sophomore, 50 free as a junior and 100 free as a sophomore
• Career-best times in the 50 (21.31), 100 (46.26) and 200 free (1:39.85) as a senior
• Scholastic All-American and AP scholar with distinction

PERSONAL
• Major: Industrial Engineering
• Full name is James T. Boone
• Born in Hermosa Beach, California
• Parents are Jamie and Tricia Boone
• Family also includes brothers Sam and Ben; Sam is his twin brother
• His father played basketball at Miami (Ohio) and his mother is an Indiana University alumna

PURDUE PERSONAL PREFERENCES
Favorite Pro Team: Denver Broncos
Favorite Athletes: Anthony Ervin
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Texas Aquatic Center
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Caleb Dressel
Most Exciting Event to Watch at a College Meet: 400 Meter Free Relay
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
Would Like to Have Dinner With: John Lennon
Unique Skill: Making People Laugh
In His MP3 Player: Portugal. The Man
Last Concert He Attended: The Devil Makes Three
Musician He’d Love to See Play Purdue: Kendrick Lamar
Last Book He Read: Harry Potter
Favorite Multimedia App: Spotify
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Heath Ledger, Margot Robbie & Christopher Nolan
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: The Dark Knight
Favorite Super-Hero Series: Batman
Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Burritos
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Big City: Denver
Unique Travel Locale: Carribean
Country He’d Like to Visit: Atlantis
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: The Memories
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Co Rec
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey Arena
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 2016-2017 Big Ten Season
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: His Teamates
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: James Jones, Mechanical Engineering
Furry Friend: Milo, Golden Doodle

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