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Olympic Champion Slated as Fish Fry Speaker

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David Boudia (photo by Frank Oliver)
David Boudia (photo by Frank Oliver)

Olympic diving champion and Purdue graduate David Boudia will be the guest speaker at the 2017 Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry. The event is scheduled for February 4, 2017 at the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

Boudia will share his story of Olympic greatness with the audience and provide an insight into his career that started at the age of 11, according to Danica Kirkpatrick, marketing communications and engagement program manager for the Purdue College of Agriculture.

“When he was just seven years old, David Boudia decided to be an Olympian,” said Kirkpatrick. “Initially, he was terrified of the 10-meter platform, but he overcame those fears and went on to pursue his dream.”

At the age of 16, Boudia became a member of the U.S. National Diving Team and won his first national championship for synchronized diving. With 17 National titles and four Olympic medals, Boudia is the top 10-meter platform diver in the U.S. and one of the best in the world, in both the individual 10-meter and synchronized 10-meter events.

Boudia competed at Purdue University where he broke several records, won numerous titles and received many elite honors, including six NCAA national titles.  He completed his communication degree at Purdue in 2013 through the College of Liberal Arts.

Tickets for the event are now on sale for $25 each. Visit https://purdue.ag/fishfry to order. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m., allowing guests to network and visit the exhibits.