Purdue Swimming & Diving hosts the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.
Purdue Personal Preferences In His MP3 Player: Mackelmore
Last Concert He Attended: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Halloween
Favorite Big City: Austin, Texas
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Camping
Other Interests: Hiking & Going to Amusement Parks
2013-14: All-America (3-meter diving)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Big Ten Diver of the Week (Jan. 7)... Rogers competed in all three diving events but opted to concentrate on the springboard events during the second half of the season... qualified for NCAAs for the second year in a row, finishing eighth in the championship final from the 3-meter to garner his first career full-fledged All-America award... posted the top national finish by a Boilermaker in 2013-14... also placed 25th in 1-meter diving as Purdue's top finisher in the event... accounted for 20 team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing fifth in the championship final of 1-meter diving and third in the consolation of 3-meter diving... finished second from the 1-meter springboard at the Zone C Championships to clinch his berth at NCAAs... moved up to fourth place in program history from the 1-meter (379.43) with his season-best score in dual meet at Indiana... continues to rank fourth in Purdue history from the 3-meter (422.15)... season-best score from 3-meter (396.65) was at the Indiana Intercollegiates... runner-up in the platform diving competition with a season-best score (346.15) at the Ohio State Invitational... named Big Ten Diver of the Week after winning from the 1-meter in the dual meet victory at Hawaii... swept the diving events in the dual meet win vs. Notre Dame and the season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates.
2012-13: Two-Time Honorable Mention All-America (1-Meter & Platform Diving)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Big Ten Diver of the Week (Oct. 23)... three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week... Rogers excelled in the springboard diving events throughout the season and also finished the year competing in platform events... accounted for nine team points at the NCAA Championships to be the team's top individual scorer... finished second in the consolation final of 1-meter diving in his first taste of competition at the national championship meet... also placed seventh in the consolation final of platform diving after not competing from the platforms until the February dual against Indiana... accounted for 14 points at the Big Ten Championships by winning the consolation final from the 3-meter and placing fourth in the consolation from the 1-meter... posted his Purdue season-best score from the 3-meter board at Big Tens... in program history, ranks third from the 3-meter (422.15) and seventh from the 1-meter (368.45)... punched his ticket to NCAAs by placing fifth from the 3-meter at the NCAA Zone C Championships... also had strong showings from the 1-meter (6th) and platform (4th) at Zones... swept the springboard events at the Purdue Invitational to account for 40 team points and claim Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors... recognized as the Big Ten Diver of the Week after inning all four springboard events during the season-opening weekend that featured dual action against Miami (Ohio) and the Indiana Intercollegiates meet... also won the 3-meter competition in the dual meet at No. 1-ranked Michigan.
Before Purdue: Rogers was the Indiana state champion as a junior at Harrison High School in West Lafayette... chose not to dive for his high school team as a senior... conference and sectional record holder and champion on the way to winning state as a junior... won every diving event he entered to earn All-American and All-State honors... conference champion and HHS most improved award winner as a sophomore... two-time AAU national champion while competing for the Boilermaker Diving Academy... finalist in all three diving events at the USA Diving Junior Summer Nationals... three-time AAU All-American... 2011 Junior National All-Star Team.
Personal: Full name is Layne Kelby Rogers... born in West Lafayette... parents are John and Amy Rogers, who are both Purdue alumni... family also includes brothers Logan and Lee... older brother Logan also attends Purdue... majoring in movement and sports science with career ambitions of becoming a physical therapist.