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Men’s Swimming: Boudia Named Big Ten Diver of the Week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– Purdue sophomore David Boudia was named Big Ten Diver of the Week on Tuesday for the 11th time in his career, extending the all-time mark for weekly conference honors that he broke earlier this season.

David Boudia Purdue Diver

David Boudia won his 11th career Big Ten Diver of the Week award Tuesday, extending his conference record.

Boudia helped Purdue gain a 31-7 lead on Indiana by winning both springboard events held on Jan. 23, leading to the Boilermakers defeating the Hoosiers in Bloomington for the first time since 1998 last Saturday. The divers contested their events in West Lafayette two weeks before the swimmers due to a conflict with the USA Diving Winter National Championships held last week.

Against Indiana, Boudia posted season-best scores from the 1- and 3-meter boards. In the 1-meter, he put 446.25 points on the board to come up just four-tenths of a point short of his school and facility records in the event. When the competition moved to the highest springboard, Boudia posted a score of 489.38 to complete his sweep.

Boudia has competed in four collegiate meets this season, and all four performances have resulted in a Big Ten Diver of the Week honor. Teammate David Colturi won back-to-back conference accolades earlier this season to give Purdue six of the 13 awards given out by the Big Ten this season. Colturi and Boudia also combined to win four consecutive Big Ten Diver of the Week awards, which marked the first time in conference history one school brought home four in a row.

Last week, the Noblesville, Ind., native broke two American records and added two more national titles to his resume as he won the individual and synchronized platform competitions. Boudia broke the record for most points scored in a six-dive list when he put 551.20 points on the board during Sunday’s final round, and eclipsed the record for most points scored with a single dive when his 109C, a forward four-and-a-half somersault tuck, garnered 109.15 points, during Saturday’s semifinal.

The 18th-ranked Purdue men’s swimming and diving team has wrapped up its regular season and now is focused on the Big Ten Championships, which are scheduled for Feb. 24-27 in Columbus, Ohio.

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