Purdue University is a diving school.
Steele Johnson followed in the footsteps of Olympic Gold Medalist and multiple NCAA Diving champion David Boudia by winning the NCAA Championship in the 10-meter platform competition Saturday night. Johnson finished with 530.70 points over the course of his dives, blowing away the competition. Second place James Connor for Indiana (BECAUSE IU SUCKS!) was more than 60 points behind. Essentially, Steele could have done a cannonball for his final dive and he probably would have won.
This came after he won the consolation final on the 3-meter platform yesterday and the 1-meter NCAA championship on Thursday. Johnson is only a freshman, so he can keep Purdue's rich diving tradition going for awhile, and he will undoubtedly be able to compete for some Brazilian gold next summer in Rio.
Johnson brought home the ninth NCAA diving championship under coach Adam Soldati. Great job, Steele! Way to Boiler up!