Purdue's Boudia Three-Peats as 3-Meter Champion
March 26, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
Purdue's junior David Boudia dove to the national title, winning the 3-meter springboard on day two of the 2011 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. The Purdue Olympian finished with a total of 472.30, defeating Texas A&M's Grant Nel by only .95 of a point. Boudia has now swept the springboard events each of the last two seasons and is the 12th diver in NCAA history to win three straight titles on the same board.
After day two at the Championships, Michigan continues to lead the conference contingents in ninth place with 131 points, followed closely by Ohio State in the 10th spot with 97 team tallies. Minnesota is No. 14 with 68 points,while Purdue and Indiana round out the top 25, sitting at Nos. 19 and 20, respectively. With one day remaining in the Championships, Penn State (T24), Wisconsin(28) and Northwestern (5) complete the conference contingents.
Indiana's Eric Ress finished runner-up in the 100-backstroke, finishing with a time of 45.14. Ress' mark was the third-fastest time in school history while he currently holds the second, third and fourth-fastest times in program history in the event.
Michigan's Kyle Whitaker finished national runner-up in the 400-individual medley, touching the wall in 3:41.69. The team of Dan Madwed, Kyle Whitaker, Hassaan Abdel Khalik and Ryan Feeley earned a sixth place finish in a time of 6:22.42.