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Josh Karshen
Josh Karshen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alsip, Ill.

High School:
Alan B. Shepard

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
06/24/1983



2004-05: U.S. National qualifier ... placed 11th off the platform at nationals (426.63), prequalifying him for next year's U.S. Nationals ... during the NCAA season recorded personal bests in four competitions: 1- and 3-meter (dual), 3-meter (championship) and platform ... winner of three 3-meter springboard titles during regular season, beating opponents from Michigan State, Eastern Michigan and Northwestern ... was named Big Ten Diver of the Week after helping Purdue upset the No. 14 Wildcats, 152-148, scoring 12 points off both springboards ... claimed the 3-meter title at the Minnesota invitational with a career best total of 528.60 points ... scored off all three boards at Big Tens ... highest finish was ninth place off the platform tower (306.10 points) ... finalist off the platform at the U.S. Open, finishing 10th with a career best total of 668.76 points.

2003-04: Olympic Trials participant, placing ninth in the 10-meter synchro competition ... just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships, after placing third off the platform at the NCAA Central Regional Diving Zones ... third-place score at Zones equaled 438.20 points ... also at Zones, placed 12th off the one-meter springboard (518.55) and 14th off the three-meter springboard (425.05) ... his one-meter and platform scores at zones were personal bests ... silver-medalist off the platform at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a personal and team best 511.60 points ... also scored at Big Ten's off the one-meter, placing sixth (304.60), and off the the three-meter, finishing 13th (265.60) ... his one-meter score at Big Ten's was a career best in a six-dive one-meter competition ... competed at the World Cup Diving Trials in the platform synchro competition and placed sixth at 460.92 ... was seventh off the platform (427.65) at the Georgia Diving Invitational ... collected two runner-up showings off the one-meter during the regular season at the Indiana Intercollegiates (287.45) and the Wisconsin/Minnesota Triangular (289.55) ... scored a personal record of 310.12 (six dive) off the three-meter vs. Texas A&M ... was the runner-up on the three-meter at the Georgia Tech/Florida Atlantic and Wisconsin/Minnesota Triangulars ... his highest score off the three-meter (11 dives) was a 502.25, which he registered at the Purdue Invitational.

2002-03: Recovered from injury just in time for dual meet with Indiana and the Big Ten Championships ... competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform events ... placed 12th off the platform, scoring a mark of 344.60 ... finished seventh against Indiana in the 1-meter event, with score of 242.85.

2001-02: Redshirted.

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner and team captain ... conference champion junior and senior years ... had an 18-4 overall record junior year ... tallied a 20-2 overall record senior year ... sectional champion senior year ... finished ninth at state and 10th at regionals senior year ... 2001 MVP and Most Improved Diver.

Personal: Born June 24, 1983 ... given name is Joshua Todd Karshen ... parents are Gary Karshen and Nina Louise ... has an older brother, Brian, and two older sisters, Jaime and Erin ... anthropology major.