News & Notes on Purdue Athletics.
Purdue women garner Scholar All-America Team award for 3.40 team GPA.
Matthews wins 1-meter diving Big Ten title; Mercer claims 3 Swimmer of the Week awards.
The Purdue swimming and diving programs accounted for 31 of our 43 spots.
Junior finishes eighth in championship final of platform diving.
A collection of Purdue Diving photos
Purdue hosts Big Ten Triple Duals
2012-13 Photo Gallery
Purdue Women's Swimming & Diving hosts Indiana for a dual meet live on the BTN.
The Boilermakers take their team photos.
Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
In Her MP3 Player: Florida Georgia Line
Last Concert She Attended: Goo Goo Dolls
Favorite Actor & Actress: Paul Walker & Julia Roberts
Favorite Author: Stephen King
Favorite Month: August
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Meal: Surf & Turf
Favorite Purdue Building: Beering Hall
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Snowboarding
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: St. Thomas
Country She'd Most Like to Visit: Dubai
Other Sports She Enjoys: Running & Soccer
Most Memorable Meet at Purdue: 2013 NCAA Championships
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Josh Boyd, Communications
Furry Friend: Callie, Cocker Spaniel-Poodle mix
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, Reading, Traveling
2013-14: Big Ten Champion (1-Meter Diving)... Big Ten Co-Diver of the Championships... First Team All-Big Ten... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Big Ten Medal of Honor Winner... Three-Time Big Ten Diver of the Week (Nov. 26, Dec. 24 & Jan. 7)... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Matthews focused on springboard diving in her final college season... won the Purdue women's first Big Ten title since 2009... also finished as the runner-up in 3-meter diving at Big Tens to share Co-Diver of the Championships honors with Minnesota's Maggie Keefer... joined Carrie McCambridge (2004 and 2006) and Ashley Karnes (2009) as Boilers to win Diver of the Championships... finished her career as a four-time NCAA Championships qualifier and five-time All-American... selected as the female honoree for the Big Ten Medal of Honor amongst all of Purdue athletics... tri-winner of the Bob Holloway Most Inspirational Senior Performance award... established a new Purdue record from the 1-meter springboard (351.25) while winning the Big Ten title, finishing her career as the program record holder in both springboard events (388.50, 3-meter) as well as fourth from the platforms (339.40, 4th)... also had the team's top 3-meter score (371.60) of the season while sweeping the springboard events at the Ohio State Invitational, a mark that doubled as a new meet record score... won a pair of silvers at the USA Diving Winter Nationals, finishing second individually from the 3-meter as well as in the synchronized 3-meter competition with Michelle Cabassol... victorious from the 1-meter board on the opening day of the Zone C Championships to clinch her NCAAs berth... posted 10 individual victories throughout the season, tops among Purdue divers... accounted for a team-high 37 team points at the Big Ten Championships with first- and second-place finishes from the springboards... Big Ten Diver of the Week winner after the Ohio State Invitational, the USA Diving Winter Nationals and winning the 1-meter competition in the dual meet victory at Hawaii... swept the springboard competitions at the November Quad and the dual meet victory vs. Michigan... top finish at NCAAs was 17th in the 3-meter prelims to narrowly miss out on advancing to the consolation final.
2012-13: NCAA CHAMPION & All-America in 3-Meter Diving... Purdue Female Athlete of the Year... Honorable Mention All-America (1-Meter Diving)... NCAA Championships Qualifier... Second Team All-Big Ten... CSCAA Scholar All-America... Distinguished Big Ten Scholar... Academic All-Big Ten... Matthews became the first NCAA champion in the history of the Purdue women's swimming and diving program... third diver to be selected as the Purdue Female Athlete of the Year... won three of the four rounds of competition in which she competed at the NCAA Championships: the consolation final of 1-meter diving and both the preliminary and finals rounds of 3-meter diving... selected as team MVP... returned to active competition for the Boilermakers for the first time since the 2010 NCAA Championships at the Ohio State Invitational in December... missed the last two seasons due to shoulder and ankle surgeries... accounted for 30 team points at the Big Ten Championships by placing second in the championship final of 3-meter diving and sixth in the championship final of 1-meter diving... established a new school-record score (388.50) in 3-meter diving while finishing as the runner-up at Big Tens... now ranks first (3-meter), third (1-meter) and fourth (platform) in program history in the three diving events... Purdue season-best score in 1-meter diving (331.75) was posted while winning the consolation final at NCAAs... qualified for the national championship meet for the third time in her career; now a two-time All-American in 3-meter diving and a three-time Honorable Mention All-American in 1-meter diving... accounted for 29 of Purdue's 44 team points at the NCAA Championships... placed second to teammate Michelle Cabassol in 3-meter diving on the opening day of the Zone C Diving Championships to punch her ticket to NCAAs... won 1-meter diving in the dual meet victory at Michigan State for her first victory after returning from injury... qualified for the 1-meter finals at the Ohio State Invitational in her first meet back but opted not to compete in finals.
2011-12: Exercised an Olympic Redshirt waiver to concentrate on training for the Olympic Trials... competed at the USA Diving Winter Nationals in December, placing 24th in the 10-meter platform in her first organized competition since the spring of 2010.
2010-11: Academic All-Big Ten... Redshirted due to injury.
2009-10: Academic All-Big Ten...3-meter All-American...1-meter Honorable Mention All-American...moved to second on Purdue's all-time performance list in 3-meter with 380.95 score during preliminary list at NCAA Championships (3/19)...finished fifth in final after posting 350.20 score...scored in ninth place in 1-meter at NCAA Championships (3/18)...moved to second on program's all-time performance list in platform with 339.40 score during preliminary round at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...scored in third in final with 287.35 total...broke Doris Z. Holloway Pool 3-meter facility record with 380.10 points vs. Michigan State (1/9)...record bettered previous mark of 370.20 set by teammate Ashley Karnes on Nov. 20 and stood until Big Ten Championships...finished fourth in platform at USA Diving Winter National Championships to qualify for Team USA at AT&T USA Grand Prix, her first international squad (2/6)...won both springboard competitions vs. Notre Dame (11/6)...took first in 3-meter and second off 1-meter vs. Northwestern (11/7)...finished fourth in 1-meter at Big Ten Championships with then-season-best score of 313.05 (2/18)...earned runner-up finish in 1-meter at Purdue Invitational (11/21)...scored in third from lowest springboard at Miami (10/23) and at Eastern Michigan (11/13)...finished second in 3-meter at NCAA Zone C Championships to earn spot in national championship meet (3/13)...placed third in platform vs. Indiana (1/23).
2008-09: 1-meter Honorable Mention All-American...broke Purdue freshman record and moved to fourth on school's all-time performance list on 1-meter with 319.90 score while placing third at Big Ten Championships (2/19)...moved to fifth on Purdue's all-time performance list on 3-meter while scoring 334.35 points and winning consolation final at Big Ten Championships (2/20)...moved to 10th on Purdue's all-time performance list on platform with winning score of 250.50 at Big Ten Duals (1/31)...won silver medal on platform with 315.05 score at AT&T National Diving Championships (8/15)...also finished seventh in 3-meter after scoring 294.50 (8/16)...finished 12th off 1-meter with 299.00 score at NCAA Championships (3/19)...also placed 19th from 3-meter (3/20)...finished second in 3-meter at NCAA Zone C Diving Championships (3/13)...also finished fourth off 1-meter (3/14) and sixth from platform (3/15)...earned first collegiate victory by winning 3-meter with 320.90 points and placed third in 1-meter after scoring 261.60 points in double dual at Miami (10/23)...dove to victory off 1-meter with 271.80 points and off 3-meter with 299.25 at Michigan State (1/17)...won 3-meter after scoring 310.65 points and finished second off 1-meter with 281.30 score in Big Ten Duals at Minnesota (1/30)...won 1-meter after scoring 283.95 points and finished third in 3-meter with 296.41 score at Notre Dame (11/8)...finished second from platform with then-personal-best score of 250.28 and third off 3-meter with 309.15 score at Indiana (1/24)...finished second in 1-meter with 273.45 score and third in 3-meter with 297.80 points at Indiana Intercollegiates (10/18)...finished second in 1-meter with 276.60 score and in 3-meter with 288.60 points at Northwestern (11/7)...finished third in 3-meter with 306.55 points at Purdue Challenge (11/14)...also finished third in 1-meter after scoring 274.88 (11/15)...placed seventh in 3-meter with 262.45 points at Art Adamson Invitational (11/21)...also finished 10th in 1-meter with 244.80 score (11/22) and fourth in platform with 242.45 points (11/23)...finished fourth in 3-meter with 320.95 points at Ohio State Diving Invitational (12/5)...also placed fifth in 1-meter with then-career-best score of 294.40 points (12/6) and eighth off platform after scoring 213.10 points (12/7)...finished second in 1-meter with 269.47 points and third in 3-meter with 235.12 points in quadruple dual at Florida Atlantic (1/10)
Before Purdue: Graduated from Williamsville North High School in 2008 ... four-time varsity letter winner ... four-time sectional winner and conference champion on 1-meter ... three-time state champion on 1-meter ... set conference, sectional and state meet records as a senior ... twice voted team MVP ... finished second off 3-meter at the 2006 Junior Nationals and seventh at the 2006 Junior World Championships ... competed for club team Wings Diving Program for ten years ... member of the National Honor Society and the Math Honor Society.
Personal: Given name is Casey Marie Matthews ... born Aug. 20, 1990 ... daughter of Gregory and Julia Matthews ... has two younger siblings, Kelley and Ryan ... majoring in public relations and rhetorical advocacy.