ROSEMONT, Ill. - After improving to a perfect 6-for-6 in event victories over Purdue's first three dual meets of the season, Steele Johnson won his third straight and 15th career Big Ten Diver of the Week award.
Johnson swept the diving against Notre Dame with a pair of Zone-qualifying scores, surpassing 400 points on both 1-meter (417.85) and 3-meter (456.90). He has swept the diving events at 10 consecutive collegiate regular-season meets dating back to October 2016.
Against the Fighting Irish, Johnson was victorious on 1-meter by 56 points and 3-meter by 73 points. His average margin of victory over the first three duals is 63.9 points on 1-meter and 77.5 on 3-meter. His season-best scores (455.03 and 480.53) from the South Carolina dual remain tops nationally among NCAA Division I divers via the data compiled by CollegeSwimming.com.
Johnson has now won three consecutive Big Ten Diver of the Week awards for the second time in his career. He also accomplished the feat from Oct. 26 to No. 9 of last season. He remains on track to challenge alumnus David Boudia's conference record (20).
Purdue swimming & diving hosts Iowa on Friday at 5 p.m. for its final dual meet of the fall semester. Highlighted by the first platform competition of the season, all three diving events will be contested at the Purdue Invitational the weekend of Nov. 16 to 18 at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center.