Amaltdinov wins Big Ten title, freshman divers qualify for NCAAs
125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16
Boone, Gardner and Higgins make it based on times at first chance meet
Men host Miami Friday, women welcome UND and OSU Saturday
Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
More photos from home opening meet
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Cubs
Favorite Athlete: Paul Stockett
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Federal Way
Diver He'd Like to Compete Against: Steele Johnson
Favorite Playoff Format: Stanley Cup Playoffs
Your Unique Skill or Hidden Talent: Wearing Gloves
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Nina Hassemann
Last Concert He Attended: Parachute
In His MP3 Player: Kidz Bop
Favorite Social Media Platform: Google Plus
Favorite Author: Ray Decarlo
Magazine He Subscribes To: Time
Favorite Actor & Actress : James Franco, Emma Stone, Michael Bay
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Shrek
Favorite TV Show: Bob's Burgers
Favorite Month: June
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Pastrami
Favorite Dessert: Kale smoothies
Favorite Purdue Building: Beering Hall
Favorite Big City: Fort Wayne, IN
Unique Travel Locale: Pallet Town
Continent He'd Like to Visit: Europe
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Walking
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Juggling
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: The glass
2015-16: Academic All-Big Ten... Nguyen competed primarily in the breaststroke events... posted career-best times in the 100 (55.60) and 200 breast (2:00.44) at the Purdue First Chance meet... 200 breast time ranked fourth fastest on the team in 2015-16... accounted for 11.5 team points at the Purdue Invitational by finishing third in the B final of both the 100 and 200 breast... made the travel roster for the dual meet at South Carolina, racing in the breaststroke events... shaved five seconds off his 200 breast time from the intrasquad meet in October and Purdue First Chance meet in February.
2014-15: Nguyen competed primarily in the breaststroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 breast (56.36) and 200 IM (1:55.29) at the Big Ten Championships... season-best 200 breast time (2:03.24) from the Minnesota Grand Prix ranked as the fifth fastest on the team in 2014-15... also had a strong time in the 200 breast (2:03.87) at Big Tens... swept the breast stroke events in the dual meet victory at Miami (Ohio)... won his heat of the 50 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... also won his heat of the 50 breast in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State... qualified for the C final of the 200 breast at the Minnesota Grand Prix.
2013-14: Nguyen competed primarily in the breaststroke events... posted a season-best time in the 200 breast (2:04.43) at the Minnesota Grand Prix while also competing in the 100 free, 100 breast and 200 IM... had his season-best time in the 100 breast (56.95) while winning heat 1 at the Big Ten Triple Duals... season-best time in the 200 IM (1:58.05) was at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates, a meet in which he also recorded a strong time in the 100 breast (57.88)... competed in the 100 (57.74) and 200 breast (2:04.98) along with the 200 IM (1:58.93) at the Big Ten Championships... won the 200 breast in the dual meet victory vs. Miami (Ohio)... won heat 5 of the 100 breast at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... competed in the 500 free in the dual meet win vs. Michigan State.
Before Purdue: Nguyen swam for coach Todd Marsh at Centennial High School in Boise... two-time Junior Nationals Qualifier and Scholastic All-American as an upperclassman... YMCA Nationals finalist... Top Events (Times): 100 Breast (57.08) & 200 Breast (2:02.71)... Purdue Merit Scholar
Personal: Full name is James F. Nguyen... born in Boise... parents are Thang Nguyen and Linh Ngo... family also includes brother John... majoring in electrical engineering.