Northwestern honors six member Senior Class with dominating performances
2014-15: Senior member of Northwestern’s diving corps … Has the Wildcats’ top score of the year on the 10-meter platform after notching a career-best 285.90 against Minnesota and Purdue (1/31) … Won the 3-meter springboard at No. 19 Wisconsin (11/13) with an NCAA Zone qualification score of 323.48 … Named Big Ten Diver of the Week on 11/18 following his performance against the Badgers … Finished second on the 3-meter springboard at Northwestern’s own TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) … Also captured sixth in the 1-meter and third on the 5-meter platform at the TYR … Came within .45 of a point of his career-best score on the 1-meter springboard with a 294.55 against Michigan and his former school, Notre Dame (1/10) … Took second on the 3-meter board and third on the 1-meter against Iowa (1/24) … All told, recorded 13 top-five dual-meet event finishes during the fall.
2013-14:Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform ... Competed in the TYR Finals placing third in the 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform ... Finished fifth in the 1-meter and fourth in the 3-meter vs. WKU (10/25) ... Finished third in the 1-meter and fourth in the 3-meter vs. UIC/Wyoming (11/9) ... Finished third in the 3-meter vs. Wisconsin (11/15) ... Finished fourth in the 1-meter and 3-meter vs. Iowa (1/25) ... Finished fourth in the 3-meter and 1-meter vs. Milwaukee (1/31).
2012-13 (Notre Dame): Qualified for and competed at the 2013 NCAA Zone Meet ... Diver who contributed to the Irish squad as a point-scoring member at the Big East Championships in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events ... Earned eighth place in the 1-meter dive (253.90) at the Big East Championships, and also placed 14th (237.75) in the 3-meter dive at the same meet ... Set season-bests in both events while diving in an exhibition against Michigan State, posting scores of 273.60 for the 1-meter and 278.03 for the 3-meter ... Saw dual meet action against Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue and Louisville as well as the quad meet against Michigan, Oakland and TCU ... Was named the team's Most Improved Diver at the conclusion of the season.
2011-12 (Notre Dame): Named the Irish's most improved diver ... A finalist on the 1-meter springboard at the 2012 Big East Championships ... Finished third on the 1-meter and fourth on the platform at the 2012 Hawkeye Invitational.
High School: A three-year varsity letterwinner and team captain on the Avon Falcons diving team ... All-league and all-America performer as a senior ... Competed on the cross country team as a freshman, junior and senior ... Member of the River City West Diving club from 2008-11 ... A member of the National Honor Society and an AP Scholar while making Honor Roll in high school.
Personal: Born John Alexander Andrade in Chevy Chase, Md. ... Son of Juan and Sandra Andrade ... Transferred to Northwestern from Notre Dame ... Has two siblings, Allie and Emily ... Majoring in psychology.