James Nguyen
James  Nguyen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Meridian, Idaho

High School:
Centennial

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
10/31/1994

05/03/2016

Hosting Big Tens Highlights Strong Season

Amaltdinov wins Big Ten title, freshman divers qualify for NCAAs

03/23/2016

B1G Honors 57 Student-Athletes

125 Boilermakers have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2015-16

02/22/2016

Three Freshmen Added to Big Tens Roster

Boone, Gardner and Higgins make it based on times at first chance meet

10/29/2015

Swim-Dive at Home for Halloween Weekend

Men host Miami Friday, women welcome UND and OSU Saturday

05/22/2015

Season Recap: Johnson Wins NCAA Titles, Dias a B1G Crown

Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

02/24/2014

Big Ten Triple Duals

Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

12/02/2013

Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Notre Dame

The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.

11/06/2013

Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

More photos from home opening meet

Purdue Personal Preferences
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 Marquee Event: 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: Pastromi
Favorite Dessert: Kale smoothies
Favorite Purdue Building: Beering
Favorite Big City: Fort Wayne, IN
Unique Travel Locale: Palettown
Country 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

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.

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