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Josh Brooks
Josh Brooks

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Centerville, Ohio

High School:
Centerville

Event:
Freestyle/IM

Birthdate:
09/17/1995



11/22/2014

Amaltdinov Sets New Freshman Record in 200 Breaststroke

Blanco & Conway move up the all-time Top 10 list while racing well in the A final of the 200 fly.

11/22/2014

Boilermakers Wrap Up Their Races at Minnesota Grand Prix

Blanco qualifies for four A finals in Minneapolis for the second year in a row.

11/21/2014

Purdue Strong in 100 Breast & 400 IM on Day One at Minnesota

Dias finishes third behind two Olympians in A final of 100 breaststroke.

11/19/2014

Boilers Close Out the Fall with Return to Minnesota Grand Prix

Purdue to compete against the Gophers & other notable members of USA Swimming community.

11/01/2014

Purdue Sweeps Co-Ed Dual Meet at Notre Dame

Men defeat Irish for 7th time in last 8 years, women extend win streak vs UND to six.

11/13/2014

Purdue Men Host WKU Mega Gallery

Purdue Men host WKU

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

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

11/09/2014

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

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.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Ian Thorpe
In His MP3 Player: Bastille
Last Concert He Attended: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite Actor & Actress: Leonardo DiCaprio & Emma Stone
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Cajun Chicken Pasta
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong
Favorite Big City: Indianapolis
Unique Travel Locale: Niagara Falls
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: France
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Camping
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Soccer
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Dwayne Woods, Political Science
Furry Friend: Reese, Guinea Pig
Other Hobbies/Interests: Biking & Cooking
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Federal Way Washington
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Katie Ledecky
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Josh Brooks
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: Winning 200 IM at Indiana Intercollegiate

2013-14: CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... Brooks competed in 10 different individual events throughout the season... established a new Purdue freshman record (3:47.02) in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships while winning the B final of the event... honored as the team's most improved performer after the season... season-best time in the 200 IM (1:47.84) from Big Tens, while finishing fourth in the C final, also ranked second best on the team in 2013-14... ranks second (400) and eighth (200) in program history in the IM events... won his heats of the 400 IM and 1000 free at the Big Ten Triple Duals... won the 200 IM at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... competed in seven events at the Minnesota Gran Prix, racing in the 200 and 500 free, 200 and 400 IM, 200 fly, and 200 back... raced in five events at the Big Ten Triple duals, competing in the 100 and 1000 free, 100 and 200 fly, and 400 IM... posted season-best times in the 100 fly (50.89) at the Indiana Intercollegiates and the 200 fly (1:50.24) at Big Tens.

Before Purdue: Brooks was a state qualifier for coaches John Nemeth and Jim Matson at Centerville High School in the Dayton area... Ohio state champion in the 200 IM (1:50.09) and 400 free relay as a junior... also finished as the state runner-up in the 500 free (4:30.09)... team captain and two-time team MVP set new team records in the 200 IM and 500 free... place third at state in the 200 IM and helped his 400 free relay team take second as a sophomore... captain's choice award winner as a freshman... National Honors Society... French National Honors Society and also served as a French club officer.

Personal: Full name is Joshua Barton Brooks... born in Kettering, Ohio... parents are Robert and Lisa Brooks... family also includes older sisters Kelsey and Kara and younger brother Jacob... sister Kesley swims collegiately at Ashland University... majoring in aerospace engineering.