Findley Named Academic All-Big Ten for Winter Season

Kal Findley, Swimmer and IE sophomore, named to All Academic Big-Ten
Kal Findley, Purdue IE sophomore, is making waves for the Boilermakers with a mean breaststroke, but also earns accolades for academic success.

Purdue Athletics is proud to recognize 68 student-athletes from the winter sports season as Academic All-Big Ten performers for achieving high marks with their coursework. However, The School of Industrial Engineering is especially proud to count Kal among them.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten, student-athletes must be enrolled full-time at their university for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Swimming & diving accounted for 67% (46 of 68) of the Academic All-Big Ten recipients, with both programs seeing their totals increase from last year. 

The Big Ten Conference recognized a total of 1,130 student-athletes as Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the winter sports season. That total includes 474 from swimming & diving, 190 from wrestling and 170 from basketball.


The More Than A Game campaign was launched in August, in partnership with the John Purdue Club, to help the athletics department navigate the financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic and position Boilermaker athletics for future success.

Boilermakers and friends can make a contribution to the More Than A Game campaign by contacting their Boilermaker Athletics Representative or by visiting Fans can purchase a special More Than A Game t-shirt from Legends and the Purdue Team Store, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the More Than A Game campaign. To purchase the t-shirt, click here or go to

Purdue Athletics is one of only a handful of Division I athletics departments that is entirely self-sustaining: it does not receive any taxpayer dollars, general fund support from Purdue University, or student fees. John Purdue Club memberships are directed to funding the $12 million scholarship cost for student-athletes and this separate fund will help offset Purdue Athletics’ 2020-21 budget shortfall.

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