Purdue's Boudia Captures Third National Title to Highlight Opening Day at NCAA's

March 27, 2010

Purdue sophomore David Boudia highlighted the opening day of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships with a gold-medal finish in the one-meter diving competition at theMcCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The individual title marked the third national crown for the Noblesville, Ind., native after claiming top honors in the three-meter and platform events a year ago.

After turning in a preliminary score of 422.25, Boudia returned in the evening finals session to post a meet-record mark of 468.65 en route to the top podium spot. Teammate David Colturi was the second Boilermaker to earn All-America accolades in the diving well with a sixth-place finish (380.25) in the lower springboard competition. 

The Michigan Wolverines sit in seventh place with 77 points to lead all Big Ten teams after Day One, followed closely by NCAA Championships host Ohio State in ninth place with 46. 5 team tallies. Purdue is knotted in a tie for the 11th spot with 33 points. Minnesota (29) and Northwestern (2) round out the conference contingent in 15th and 28th place, respectively. 

A quartet of U-M swimmers also earned All-America honors during Friday’s evening session, including Dan Madwed (6th, 500 free), Hassaan Abdel Khalik (8th, 500 free), Tyler Clary (5th, 200 IM) and Andre Schultz (6th, 200 IM).

Texas is atop the leaderboard with 145 total points, while California is in second (139) through six scored events.

The NCAA Championships will continue Saturday, March 27, with preliminaries at noon and finals at 7 p.m. ET. Saturday's events are the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, three-meter diving and 800-yard freestyle relay.

Complete Results Day One

Team Standings - Six Scored Events

1. Texas 145
2. California 139
3. Florida 118
4. Auburn 114.5
5. Stanford 106
6. Arizona 87
7. Michigan 77
8. Virginia 53
9. Ohio State 46.5
10. Kentucky 34

T11. Purdue 33
15. Minnesota 29
28. Northwestern 2