News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Men to host Eastern Michigan, women set for Black and Gold intrasquad
Seniors lead Purdue to fourth-place finish at Big Tens; 10 Boilers qualify for NCAAs.
Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.
Dias sets new records in both breaststroke events; Friede & Tucker qualify for NCAAs again.
Purdue Men host WKU
Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
Purdue Swim vs. WKU
Big Ten Triple Duals at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center
The Boilermakers host Notre Dame for dual meet action.
Favorite Pro Team: Detroit Lions
Favorite Coach: Dan Ross
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): Michigan's Canham Natatorium
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Michael Phelps
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
Person He'd Like to Have Dinner With: Buddha
In His MP3 Player: Wiz Khalifa
Last Concert He Attended:G-Eazy
Favorite Social Media Platform: Facebook
Favorite Author: Marcus Luttrell
Favorite Actor & Actress: Pierce Brosnan & Kate Mara
Favorite TV Show: Narcos
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: UN Chinese Language Day
Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese
Favorite Dessert: Triple-Chunk Brownies
Favorite Purdue Building: Wiley Dining Court
Favorite Big City: Detroit
Unique Travel Locale: Poland
Country He'd Like to Visit: China
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: First Meet Freshman Year
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Steven Pekarek, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Furry Friend: Sasha, Belgian Shepherd
2014-15: Academic All-Big Ten... Riegger competed primarily the backstroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (52.33) and 200 back (1:52.91) while finishing third in both events at the Michigan First Chance meet... competed in the 50 free (23.33) along with the 100 back at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates... raced in dual meets against Western Kentucky and Michigan State.
2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten... Riegger competed primarily in the backstroke events... recorded season-best times in the 100 (52.76) and 200 back (1:53.85) at the Michigan First Chance meet... best times of the fall in the 100 (54.20) and 200 back (1:58.83) were at the dual meet victory vs. Miami (Ohio)... also swam on the victorious 200 medley relay team at the Miami dual... competed in the 50 free at the Michigan First Chance and the 100 breast at the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2012-13: Riegger competed primarily in the backstroke events... posted season-best times in the 100 (52.30) and 200 back (1:53.97) at the Michigan First Chance meet in his return to his native Ann Arbor... was Purdue's top finisher in both backstroke events at the Michigan First Chance... also had a strong swim in the 200 back (1:54.01) in the dual meet against Indiana... posted a season-best time in the 100 fly (55.86) while also racing in three other events at the Purdue Invitational... season-best time in the 200 IM (2:04.27) was in the regular-season dual meet at No. 1-ranked Michigan.
Before Purdue: Riegger was a four-year Michigan state qualifier for coaches Kelton Graham and Eric Stanczyk at Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich.... three-time All-State honoree as a junior, also recognized twice as a senior... helped Huron finish as the state runner-up as a freshman and place fourth his junior year... four-year scholar athlete award winner... helped his Club Wolverine team win state championships yearly... his 400 medley relay team in the 13-14 age group broke the state record by more than 10 seconds and was only one second off the national record... 2011 perfect attendance honoree... AP scholar with honor.
Personal: Full name is James Karl Riegger... born in Ann Arbor, Mich.... parents are Kurt and Lori Riegger.... Family also includes younger sister Anna... majoring in computer engineering.