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J.P. Perez
J.P. Perez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Dublin Jerome

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
05/28/1988



Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Favorite Coach: Adam Soldati
In His MP3 Player: The Strokes
Last Concert He Attended: The Chemical Brothers
Last Book He Read: Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Favorite Actor & Film Role: Al Pacino in The Godfather
Favorite Animated Character: Peter Griffin of Family Guy
Favorite Month: May
Favorite Cusine: Italian
Favorite Purdue Building: The Union
Favorite Big City: Los Angeles
Unique Travel Locale: Turcs & Caicos
Most Memorable at Purdue: 2010 Big Ten Championships
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Cheryl Cooky, Health & Kinesiology
Furry Friends: Lola, Poodle Golden Retreiver mixed breed & Pludo, Yorkie

2010-11: Platform Diving All-American... 3-Meter Diving Honorable Mention All-American... qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row... finished seventh in the platform finals at the NCAA Championships, his highest career finish at the national meet... also competed in the 1-meter and 3-meter at NCAAs, finishing third in the consolation final (11th overall) of the 3-meter to earn Honorable Mention All-American recognition... teamed up David Boudia and Danny Cox to make program history as the three divers qualified for the platform finals as a trio at the NCAA Championships... at Big Ten Championships, finished third in the 3-meter, fifth in the 1-meter and fifth in the platform... posted the second-highest scores on the team in all three diving events... posted season-best score of 377.15 in the 1-meter at Big Ten Championships... scored 408.10 while finishing second in the 3-meter at the Purdue Invitational... season-best score (409.95) in the platform came on the final day of Diving Zones... finished third in the 3-meter on day two of the Zone C Championships to qualify for NCAAs... did not compete from the platform until dual meet with Indiana in mid-January... finished second to Boudia in the 1- and 3-meter at the Big Ten Quad... was Purdue's selected diver to travel for Dallas for the SMU Classic, placing fourth in both springboard events... finished fourth in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational.

2009-10: Earned Honorable Mention All-American recognition from the platform...moved to third on Purdue's all-time performance list in 3-meter and platform...totaled 412.45 off 3-meter to take third at Big Ten Championships (2/25)...platform score of 455.25 came while finishing third at Big Ten Championships (2/26)...third-place finishes matched highest at conference championship meet...also scored in 11th place off 1-meter (2/25)...grabbed first All-America honor with 14th-place finish from platform at NCAA Championships (3/28)...won consecutive 3-meter competitions to start season...took top honors from highest springboard at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/10) and vs. Notre Dame (11/6)...also finished second from 1-meter at both and vs. Northwestern (11/7)...finished third from 3-meter vs. Wildcats...also finished third from both springboards vs. Michigan State (1/9)...took second from 3-meter and fourth from 1-meter vs. Ball State (1/15) and vs. Indiana (1/23)...finished second from platform at Purdue Invitational (11/22) and fifth at Ohio State Invitational (12/6)...was fourth from 3-meter (11/21) and seventh from 1-meter (11/20) at Purdue Invitational...took fifth in 3-meter (12/5) and eighth in 1-meter (12/4) at Ohio State Invitational...earned second-highest 3-meter total at NCAA Zone C Championships to clinch spot in national championship meet (3/12)...also took fourth in platform at zone championships (3/14).

2008-09: Moved to fourth on Purdue's all-time performance list in platform with score of 412.45 at Big Ten Championships (2/28)...scored season-best 360.90 points from 3-meter while finishing 10th at Big Ten Championships (2/27)...placed fourth in platform with 409.45 points and in synchronized platform with fellow Boilermaker Jimmy Page at AT&T National Diving Championships (8/16)...finished second in 3-meter with then-season-best score of 365.30 and seventh off 1-meter with season-best score of 278.05 in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...also placed sixth from platform after scoring 300.90 (1/31)...finished fourth in 3-meter with 325.87 score vs. Indiana (2/7)...finished seventh in 3-meter at NCAA Zone C Diving Championships (3/14)...also placed seventh off platform (3/15)...recorded 21st-place finish in 1-meter after scoring 263.80 at Big Ten Championships (2/26)

2007-08: Did not compete while redshirting.

2006-07: Scored 34 points at the Big Ten Championships, placing third on 3-meter with 368.15 points - the second highest total in Purdue history ... also at Big Ten's finished 12th on 1-meter with 274.45 points and sixth on tower with 332.65 points ... platform score at Big Ten's is the fifth highest total in Boilermaker history ... first and lone win of season came at the Purdue Duals, scoring 332.40 points on 3-meter vs. Penn State, Louisville and Georgia ... placed second on 3-meter with 340.43 points at Northwestern and was runner-up at the Indiana Intercollegiates with 333.95 points ... scored 287.25 points on tower at the Indiana University Invitational to finish second against a talented multi-school field.

High School: Graduated from Dublin Jerome High School in 2006 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... three-time All-American ... four-time conference champion ... two-time MVP ... recipient of team's Captain's Award ... 14-15 age group 3-meter gold medalist at 2004 Spring Nationals ... 16-18 age group 3-meter gold medal winner at 2006 Spring Regionals ... 2006 runner-up off platform in 16-18 age group at East Nationals.

Personal: Given name is Jon Patrick Perez ... born May 28, 1988 ... son of Michael and Meg Perez ... has two brothers, Jared and Chris ... majoring in landscape architecture.