Purdue Personal Preferences Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Guillermo Blanco
In His MP3 Player: Cage the Elephant
Last Concert He Attended: Bob Dylan
Favorite Actor and Actress: Will Ferrell & Oliva Wilde
Favorite Month: April
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Etouffe
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley dining court
Favorite Big City: Austin, Texas
Country He'd Like to Visit: Argentina
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Jousting
Another Sport He Enjoys Playing: Jousting
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Free Gatorade
2013-14: NCAA Championships Qualifier... Mokhtari competed in all three diving events... finished as the runner-up in platform diving at Zones to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the first time... competed in platform and 3-meter diving at NCAAs, finishing 21st in the prelims from the platforms... accounted for 11 team points at the Big Ten Championship by finishing eighth in the championship final of platform diving... season-best score of 402.90 at USA Diving Winter Nationals ranked second on the team... moved into eighth place in program history in 3-meter diving with a season-best score (386.93) in the dual meet victory against Michigan State... continues to rank sixth among the Purdue all-time Top 10 from the platforms (422.00)... won the platform competition at the Big Ten Triple Duals... finished fourth from the platform among a large field at the Ohio State Invitational.
2012-13: Mokhtari competed in all three diving events throughout the season... season-best score from the platform (422.00) from the Big Ten Championships ranked second on the team in 2012-13... also moved up to sixth place in program history from the platform... placed fifth in the championship final of platform diving at Big Tens to account for 14 team points... finishing ninth in the platform finals for his top showing at the Zone C Championships... won from the platform at the Purdue Invitational and the dual meet against Indiana... accounted for 32 points at the Purdue Invitational by also placing seventh from the 3-meter springboard.
2011-12: Mokhtari finished less than one point shy of berth in the NCAA Championships with his third-place finish from the platform at the Zone C Championships... scored 760.25 points in the prelims and finals to finish only .45 hundredths of a point behind OSU's Shane Miskiel... placed fourth in the consolation final of the platform competition at the Big Ten Championships... finals list score of 404.40 at Zones was the best at Purdue in 2011-12 and seventh best in program history... also competed from the 10-meter platform at the USA Diving Winter Nationals in December, advancing into the quarterfinals... posted season-best scores in the 1-meter (287.20) and 3-meter (304.58) springboards at the Big Ten Quad and Iowa/Ohio State triple dual, respectively... placed second in an exhibition competition of platform diving at the Big Ten Quad... competed with Alec Back in an exhibition competition of synchronized 3-meter diving at the Big Ten Championships.
Before Purdue: Three-time Texas state qualifier and two-time All-American at Stratford High School in Houston... runner-up at state as a senior... established a new Stratford High School pool record his senior year... three-time district and regional champions... also won the district title as a freshman... qualified for the 2011 U.S. Olympic Trials, Junior Olympic Nationals and Senior Nationals on the club level... placed 12th in the platform at the 2010 Speedo Nationals.
Personal: Full name is Shayan Sean Mokhtari... born in Houston... son of Julia Wang... family also includes older sister Sara, who is a diver at Virginia Tech... majoring in computer science.