Tucker breaks 100 free relay at Big Tens, competes in 5 events at national championship meet.
Purdue has at least 45 athletes on the winter academic conference list for five straight years.
Tucker breaks school school record in 100 free; Bissett, Cox & Kiel score in three events.
Tucker posts best split in entire 400 free relay, earns Second Team All-Big Ten honors.
Four divers score for the second day in a row, Rogers exceeding 400 points.
More action photos from the Purdue Invitational.
Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Brian Kiel 2011-12 Photo Gallery
The Boilermakers host the four-team Indiana Intercollegiates at the BAC.
Favorite Athlete: Adrian Peterson
In His MP3 Player: Journey
Last Concert He Attended: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Actor, Actress & Director: Robert Downey Jr., Angelina Jolie & George Lucas
Favorite Author: Michael Crichton
Favorite Month of the Year: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Building on Campus: Wetherill
Favorite Big City: Boston, Massachusetts
Unique Travel Locale: Costa Rica
Country He'd Most Like to Visit: Germany
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Waterpolo
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Steve Beaudain, Chemical Enginering
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: 200 Back at 2011 Big Tens
Furry Friend: Cat
2012-13: Academic All-Big Ten... Kiel competed primarily in the backstroke events... season-best times in the 100 (47.95) and 200 back (1:44.57) and 200 free (1:37.57) from the Big Ten Championships all ranked as the best on the team in 2012-13... his season-best times in the 100 fly (49.33, 4th) and 200 IM (1:45.85) also ranked among the top five on the team in 2012-13... posted his 200 free time on the leadoff leg of the 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships that finished with the fourth-fastest time in program history... also swam on the 400 medley relay team at Big Tens that posted the second-fastest time in program history... has been part of three of the four fastest 800 free relay teams in program history... individually among the Purdue all-time Top 10, ranks third in the 100 and 200 back, third in the 200 IM, fifth in the 200 free and 10th in the 400 IM... ranked second on the team with 10 individual victories in 2012-13 and also contributed to four relay winners... accounted for seven team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing fifth in the B final of the 200 back, seventh in the B final of the 200 IM and eighth in the B final of the 100 back... was among the nine Boilers that traveled to Dallas for the prestigious Classic @ SMU, making the trip for the third year in a row... set a new facility record in the 200 back at Michigan State's McCaffree Pool while winning three individual events in the dual meet victory... accounted for 46 team points at the Purdue Invitational by winning the A final of the 200 back along with finishing fourth in the A final of the 100 back and eighth in the A final of the 100 fly... also won heat 3 of the prelims of the 100 fly at the Purdue Invite... swept the backstroke events in the dual meet at Notre Dame... won the 100 back and 200 free at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2011-12: Kiel competed primarily in the backstroke and IM events... qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 and 200 back... accounted for 16 team points at the Big Ten Championships, posting Purdue season-best times while finishing sixth in the B final of the 100 back (48.34) and sixth in the A final of the 200 back (1:43.63)... both times ranked among the top five in Purdue history... his season-best times in the 200 (1:48.35) and 400 IM (3:54.77), both from the Ohio State Invitational, each ranked third best on the team in 2011-12... swam the 200 IM as well as on the 800 free relay team at the Big Ten Championships... led the team with 11 individual victories... was among the eight Purdue swimmers that traveled to Dallas for the Classic @ SMU, finishing as the runner-up in the A final in the 200 back... accounted for 42 team points by qualifying for the A final in three events at the Ohio State Invitational, taking fourth in the 200 back and 200 IM... swept the backstroke events in the dual meet wins against Northwestern and Notre Dame on back-to-back days... won the 100 breast and 200 back in the dual meet against Miami... captured the 100 back and 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates... won the 200 IM in the triple dual with Iowa and Ohio State in Iowa City... continues to hold the Purdue freshman record (1:43.93) in the 200 back.
2010-11: Kiel competed primarily in the backstroke and IM events, posting new Purdue freshman records in the 100 (48.56) and 200 back (1:43.93) and 200 IM (1:48.23)... the freshman IM record had stood since 1994... recorded the team's fastest times of the year in all three events as well as the 400 IM (3:56.63) despite competing in the 400 IM at only three meets... his 100 (4th) and 200 back (3rd) and 200 IM (5th) times all ranked among the top five in program history and were NCAA provisional qualifying marks... swam the third leg on the 800 free relay team (6:28.45) at the Big Ten Championships that established a new school record... finished fifth overall in the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships... scored again with a seventh place finish in the B final of the 100 back at Big Tens... swam the leadoff backstroke leg on Purdue's top two 400 medley relay teams, both posting NCAA provisional qualifying times... also helped the 400 free relay team win and record a provisional qualifying mark at the Big Ten Quad... individually, won the 100 and 200 back at the Big Ten Quad... was among the eight swimmers selected to travel to Dallas for the SMU Classic in January, finishing third in the championship heet of the 200 back and second in the consolation final of the 100 back... also competed in both the 200 and 400 IM and on relays in Dallas... took third in the 200 IM and fourth in 200 back at the Purdue Invitational.
Before Purdue: Four-year varsity letter-winner...won the 100 back at the MSHSL state meet as a junior, establishing a new state record...earned automatic All-American recognition in 2008 and 20009...established new Junior Nationals and Minnesota USA Swimming meet records as a senior...was victorious as both a 17- and 18-year old at the Minnesota Senior State 17-18 High Point (short and long course)...also won as a 15- and 16-year old at the Minnesota Senior State 15-16 High Point...established eight Minnesota firsts at High Point...set 20 Minnesota swimming records at the club level...helped lead Century to a third-place finish at the MSHSL state meet...part of a Senior State 13-and-over state championship team...Scholastic All-American...AP Scholar...honors diploma graduate.
Personal: Full name is Brian Brenner Kiel...born in Rochester, Minn....parents are Harvey and Ann Kiel...family also includes brother Alex Kiel...majoring in biochemistry.