News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Purdue matches its best-ever finish at the NCAA Championships in the modern era
Purdue honored members of its basketball, swimming and diving and wrestling programs
Amaltdinov, Johnson win Big Ten titles for Purdue in 200 breast, platform diving
Brooks, Ehrman help Boilermakers eclipse 800 free relay record for 2nd time
Purdue Men host WKU
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Season opening action for Purdue men and women
Purdue Swim vs. WKU
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Favorite Pro Team: Detroit Red Wings
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Fuller Park Pool
Favorite Playoff Format: NCAA Tournament
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Gary Hall Jr.
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Wight Brothers
Unique Skill: can play violin
In His MP3 Player: Logic
Last Concert He Attended: Logic
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Miracle
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Cuisine: Orange Chicken
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake
Favorite Purdue Building: Hanger 6
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Canada
Country He'd Like to Visit: Columbia
Favorite Outdoor Activity: water skiing
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Football
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 200 Breast 2016 Big Ten Championship
Furry Friend: Zoey, Husky
2016-17: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America... competed primarily in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke… swam on the record-setting 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships, marking the second time he was part of a new record in the event during his career… posted career-best time in the 100 breast (55.06) at Big Tens, qualifying for the C final to account for two team points… season best in the 100 free (45.13) and 200 IM (1:49.30) were also at Big Tens… also scored in the 100 breast at Virginia Tech’s H2Okie Fall Invitational, where he raced in the 50 and 100 free, 200 IM as well… season-best time of 1:41.47 in the 200 free at the Big Ten Triple Duals… ranked fifth on the team in the 100 breast and 200 IM for 2016-17.
2015-16: Academic All-Big Ten Ehrman competed primarily in the freestyle events, specifically the 100 and 200... posted career-best times in the 100 (45.16) and 200 free (1:38.12), 100 breast (55.36) and 200 IM (1:48.08) at the Big Ten Championships... also contribute to the Boilermakers' 400 and 800 free relay teams at Big Tens, but groups posting top-five times in program history... in 2015-16, ranked among the fastest on the team in the 200 free (3rd), 200 IM (4th) and 100 breast (5th)... swam on both relay winners in the dual meet victory vs. Iowa... accounted for 23 team points at the Purdue Invitational by qualifying for the A finals of the 100 and 200 free... also contributed to the Boilermakers' victorious 800 free relay team at the Purdue Invite... won the 100 free at the Indiana Intercollegiates... won the 200 free for the gold team at the intrasquad meet.
2014-15: Ehrman competed primarily in the 100 and 200 freestyle as well as the 200 IM... swam the third leg on the record-setting 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships... season-best times in the 100 (44.62) and 200 free (1:37.89, 3rd) along with the 200 IM (1:48.44, 4th) from the Big Ten Championships all ranked among the top five on the team in 2014-15... qualified for the C final of the 200 free and 200 IM at Big Tens... also swam on Purdue's 400 free relay team at Big Tens that posted the seventh-fastest time in program history... qualified for the C final of the 100 and 200 free as Purdue's top finisher in both events at the Minnesota Grand Prix... also swam on all three of Purdue's top relays at the Minnesota Grand Prix, leading off the freestyle relays and anchoring the 400 medley relay... swept the 100 and 200 free and swam the leadoff leg on the victorious 400 free relay in the dual meet win at Notre Dame... also swept the 100 and 200 free and anchored the 400 free relay to victory in the dual meet win vs. Western Kentucky.
2013-14: Ehrman competed in the freestyle sprints, breaststroke events and 200 IM... season-best times in the 100 (56.19, 3rd) and 200 breast (2:02.65, 4th) and 200 IM (1:49.96, 5th) from the Big Ten Championships all ranked among the top five on the team in 2013-14... posted season-best times in the 100 (47.01) and 200 free (1:40.74) at the Big Ten Triple Duals... had his best time in the 50 free (21.53) in the dual meet win against Miami (Ohio)... won the 200 IM in the dual meet victory vs. Michigan State... took third in the 200 free as Purdue's top finisher in the dual meet at Hawaii... swam the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates and 400 IM at the Minnesota Grand Prix.
Before Purdue: Ehrman was a four-year All-American for coach Todd Brunty at Saline High School in the Ann Arbor area... two-time Michigan Swimmer of the Year as an upperclassman... six-time All-American as a senior... helped Saline win four straight state titles... won Michigan state titles in the 100 breast and IM... part of a medley relay team that set a national record as a senior... set multiple individual and relay state records each of his upperclassman seasons... earned all-state honors in multiple events in each of his four high school seasons... three-year honor roll student... Top Events (Times): 100 Breast (55.30), 200 Breast (2:02.70), 200 IM (1:47.80) & 400 IM (3:56.20).
Personal: Full name is Joshua K. Ehrman... born in Columbus, Ohio... parents are Jonathan and Janel Ehrman... father swam collegiately at Central Michigan and has a PhD from Ohio State; both parents work in the exercise physiology industry... family also includes younger siblings Jacob, Jared and Johanna... majoring in professional flight/aviation.