Dec. 17, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Six-time NCAA champion and two-time Olympic diver David Boudia was recognized by the Purdue Board of Trustees at their meeting on Dec. 15.
The Board's Resolution of Congratulations recapped Boudia's long list of accomplishments for both the Purdue men's swimming and diving team and USA Diving. It also praised his work ethic and level of commitment to his sport that allowed Boudia to become a national champion on the NCAA and USA Diving circuits, and later an Olympic gold medalist. In doing so, he earned the admiration and respect of Boilermakers everywhere.
Boudia remains an active student at Purdue, continuing to pursue a degree in coummunication.
RESOLUTION OF CONGRATULATIONS
WHEREAS, David Boudia came to Purdue University from Noblesville, Indiana in 2008, pursuing a degree in management and supervision and competing as a diver on the Boilermaker swimming and diving team; and
WHEREAS, before he even arrived at Purdue he competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing finishing 10th on the platform and fifth in synchronized platform diving; was named USA Diving's 2008 Male Athlete of the year; was an eight time national champion; set a U.S. record; medaled in synchronized diving in 14 international meets, including two golds, six silvers and six bronze; and won two international medals on individual platform; and
WHEREAS, during three years of competition at Purdue he was three-time USA Diving Athlete of the Year, three-time NCAA Diver of the Year, three-time Big Ten Diver of the Year, three-time Purdue Male Athlete of the Year, six-time NCAA champion, eight-time Big Ten Champion, 16-time USA Diving National Champion and was named the 2011 Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year; and
WHEREAS, he was a member of the USA Olympic Diving Team in London during the summer of 2012 winning a bronze medal in the 10-meter synchronized platform event; and
WHEREAS, in the preliminary round of the 10-meter platform event he placed 18th, becoming the final diver to advance to the finals; and
WHEREAS, the following day he placed third in the semi-finals and sealed an Olympic Gold Medal with his final dive of the event, defeating the World Champion from China; and
WHEREAS, his outstanding performance was the first Olympic gold in the 10-meter platform competition by an American male diver since Greg Louganis in 1988 and the first Olympic diving gold for an American man since 1992; and
WHEREAS, in September of 2012 he was named USA Diving Athlete of the Year for the fourth time; and
WHEREAS, in all his competitions and appearances he has conducted himself with integrity, sportsmanship, and the finest attributes of an athlete and role model; and
WHEREAS, his success and personal character have shinned brightly on Purdue and given enormous pride to Boilermakers throughout the United States and the world; and
WHEREAS, while he is no longer eligible for NCAA competition, this Olympic gold medalists is enrolled in classes at Purdue this semester proceeding toward his degree;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE TRUSTEES OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY:
1. That David Boudia is congratulated for his outstanding success and his commitment to excellence, hard work and integrity.
2. That the Trustees express their gratitude and appreciation to him for displaying the finest attributes of a student athlete with commitment not only in competition but in the classroom as well;
3. That he has earned the love and respect of Boilermakers everywhere as he has set an outstanding personal example while establishing himself among the great athletes of the world.
4. That this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Trustees as part of the permanent record of the University.