James Boone
James  Boone


Centennial, Colo.

High School:




Boilermakers Win All 10 Swimming Events

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


Swim-Dive Set to Open Home Schedules

Boilermakers host accomplished South Carolina for co-ed dual Thursday


Boilermakers Excel on the Big Stage

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


59 Boilers Tabbed Academic All-B1G

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


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

• 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

• 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

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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