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James Nguyen
James Nguyen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Meridian, Idaho

High School:
Centennial

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
10/31/1994



10/30/2014

Boilermakers Cruise to Dual Meet Win at Miami (Ohio)

Seliskar out touches Brooks by fourth tenths in 200 fly, wins 200 back & swims on relay winner.

01/31/2014

Boilermakers Lead Wisconsin After Opening Night of Tri-Duals

Bissett & Blanco each win a pair of events Friday.

11/22/2013

Purdue Demonstrates Versatility in Dual Meet Win vs. Miami

Aube, Curtiss & Gutierrez each win an event & place second in another.

11/16/2013

Bujoczek Sets 500 Free Freshman Mark on Day 2 at Minnesota

Bujoczek, Trimmer, Friede & Blanco team up for Purdue win in 800 free relay.

11/15/2013

Blanco & Dias Post Nation's Top Times So Far on Day One

Boilermakers had nation's top times in three events at the end of the day on Thursday.

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: Chelsea Football Club
Favorite Coach: Bob Bowman
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Knowlton Swim Club
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Andrew Seliskar
In His MP3 Player: One Direction
Last Concert He Attended: Backstreet Boys and `N Sync
Favorite Author: Nicholas Sparks
Favorite Actor & Director: Nicholas Cage & Michael Bay
Favorite Month: January
Favorite Holiday: Chinese New Year
Favorite Big City: Austin, Texas
Country He'd Like to Visit: South Africa
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Cricket
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot tub

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.