Purdue's Boudia Earns National Title in 1-Meter Springboard
March 25, 2011
Purdue's junior David Boudia captured the 1-meter diving national title at the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn on Thursday. Boudia gathered 461 points to win the crown for the second consecutive year.
After six events in the books, Michigan paces all Big Ten teams in ninth place with 57 team points, followed by Ohio State at 41 points and Minnesota with 37 points. After day one, Purdue sits at No. 17 with 20 team tallies while Northwestern and Indiana round out the conference standings with five and one team point, respectively.
Michigan's Sean Ryan and Kyle Whitaker earned All-America in the 500-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley, respectively. Ryan placed fifth in the 500 free to earn his first All-America honor, while Whitaker finished in seventh place and became an All-American for the Wolverines.
The Minnesota 200-freestyle relay team of Michael Richards, Curt Carlson, Zach Bolin and Derek Toomey earned All-America honors, finishing in fourth place with a time of 1:17.24.
Ohio State's foursome of Andy Elliott, Elliott Keefer, Timothy Philips and Lincoln Fahrbach earned the Buckeyes a fifth place finish in the 400-medley relay, touching the wall in 3:08.19.
Day two of the NCAA Championships will begin at Noon CT, with preliminary events of the 200-medley relay, 400-individual medley, 100- butterfly, 200-freestyle, 100-breastroke, 100-backstroke 800 freestyle relay and 3-meter diving. Finals of the previously mentioned events will begin at 7 p.m. CT.