Bramley recognized as an All-America scholar
LAFAYETTE OUEST, Ind. – Purdue diver Ben bramley, NCAA silver medalist and three-time Big Ten Championships medalist, won the highest honor of double excellence bestowed on a student-athlete, Academic All-America for his cumulative average of 3.89.
During his junior season, Bramley excelled at Purdue as a finance specialist and platform diving specialist. He is the sixth member of the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center men’s program to be recognized as an American scholar. He also joined Jamie Bissett (2014-15), a two-time Academy All-America winner as Purdue Divers to be recognized
Bramley was a second team winner under the general category which includes sports such as swimming and diving, wrestling, lacrosse, ice hockey, tennis, golf and many more. With so many sports in the mix, the teams in general are among the most elite in the Academic All-America program, the winners of which are selected by the College Sports Information Director of America. The nomination criteria are second year students and above with a minimum of 3.3 GPA.
The other Boilermakers Emily Bretscher (diving), Max Lyon (wrestling) and Joe Weiler (golf) were also academic candidates for All America in the general ballot after joining Bramley as academic laureates from all districts in Region 5 last month.
Bramley and Andrew Capobianco of Indiana, a 3-meter Olympian for the United States team and an NCAA champion, were the only divers selected to the All-America men’s academic teams this year. Big Ten divers Abigail Knapton (Nebraska) and Amanda Ling (Michigan State) were also recognized on the women’s side.
Bramley won silver on tour at the 2021 NCAA Championships, teaming up with the Olympian Brandon loschiavo for the first double by any college in any diving event since Auburn (also on the platform) in 2005. It was his third career All-America honor in the event. At Big Tens, he scored in all three diving events and became only the fifth Purdue diver (male and female) to win a medal in three consecutive seasons. The Massachusetts native won a silver medal (2020) and a pair of bronze medals (2019, 2021) on the Big Tens tower.
For excellence in the classroom, Bramley is also a three-time CSCAA All-American Fellow as well as a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten Honored.
THE RECENT ACADEMIC UNIVERSITY OF PURDUE
2021: Ben bramley (Diving)
2019: Hannah Melchiorre (Football)
2018: Marat Amaltdinov (Swimming), Joe Schopper (Football)
2017: Marat Amaltdinov (Swimming), Ashley Evans (Volleyball), Caleb Swanigan (Basketball)
2016: Ashley Evans (Volleyball), Lilly Fecho (Softball)