The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Athlete: Ian Thorpe
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Federal Way, Wash.
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Katie Ledecky
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
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Winning 200 IM at Indiana Intercollegiates (first meet)
Furry Friend: Reese, Guinea Pig
Other Hobbies/Interests: Biking & Cooking
2014-15: Distinguished Big Ten Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America… Brooks competed in eight different individual events but raced primarily in the mid-distance freestyle and 200 butterfly and individual medley events… swam the anchor leg on the 800 free relay team (6:27.10) at Big Tens that eclipsed a program record which had stood since 2011… season-best times ranked among the top five on the team in 2014-15 in five different events: 100 free (45.43, 5th), 1000 free (9:25.38, 1st), 200 fly (1:50.58, 4th), 200 IM (1:48.10, 3rd) and 400 IM (3:49.12, 4th)… posted his season-best times in the 100 free and both IM events at the Big Ten Championships… won the C final of the 400 IM at Big Tens… season bests in the 500 free (4:31.14) and 200 fly (1:50.58) were at the Minnesota Grand Prix… had his season-best time in the 200 free (1:40.55) in his return to Minneapolis for the Big Ten Triple Duals… won the 1000 free in the dual meet victory at Notre Dame with his season-best time… won the 200 IM and finished third in the 100 free as Purdue’s top finisher at the Indiana Intercollegiates… swam on relay winners in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State as well as the Indiana Intercollegiates… continues to rank among the Purdue all-time Top 10 in the 200 (1:47.84, 9th) and 400 IM (3:47.02, 2nd).
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.