AS A JUNIOR:Made Notre Dame history by becoming the first member of the men[apos]s swimming and diving team to earn points at the NCAA Championships … notched a pair of points in the final round of the 3-meter competition to secure a top-20 finish and All-American honor … finished 28th in the 1-meter with a count of 264.25 during the preliminary rounds … followed that with a stellar 319.55 and a 16th-place finish in the 3-meter event during the prelims to move into the final heat … it was there that he moved up one spot to 15th with a score of 332.40 in the final round of the 3-meter to earn the first points for Notre Dame at the NCAAs in program history … became the first member of the Irish program to earn multiple trips to the NCAA Championships after previously competing at the national meet in 2006 … set the school record in the 3-meter event at Northwestern with 390.98 points, shattering the record he set just one day prior in a meet with Louisville … set the program standard off the 1-meter (361.65) during the Shamrock Invitational … collected a pair of all-BIG EAST honors after finishing second in the 1-meter event and third in the 3-meter event at the league meet … at the NCAA Zone Diving competition, shelved a sixth-place showing in the 1-meter event to wrap up the meet as Notre Dame[apos]s top male finisher … posted scores of 305.85 and 333.70 over the two rounds to total 639.55 points … locked a third-place finish in the 3-meter at the event and totaled 666.35 points … owned five of the team[apos]s top 10 1-meter scores and seven of the squad[apos]s top 10 3-meter scores on the season.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Top scores in the 1-meter (339.40) and 3-meter (378.30) events came at the Shamrock Invitational, which were the best scores among Irish divers on the season … had nine individual wins on the season … took first off the 3-meter board in meets with Purdue, Michigan State, Oakland, Northwestern and the Shamrock Invite … 1-meter victories came in matches with Oakland, Northwestern, Louisville and the Shamrock Invite… school record holder in the 1-meter dual and championship dives … at the BIG EAST Championships, earned all-league honors in the 1- and 3-meter diving events … placed fifth off the 3-meter board at the NCAA Zone C Diving meet, where he totaled 339.90 points during the 3-meter prelims … that score put him in second-place heading into the finals … registered 312.20 in the finals to finish with a 652.10 total … eighth in the 1-meter event at the meet, where he entered the final round in that same spot after totaling 289.30 points during the preliminary session.
AS A FRESHMAN:Became just the third student-athlete in program history to qualify for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships … in the preliminaries, he placed 18th off the 3-meter board (293.20) and 27th in the 1-meter competition (270.45) at the NCAA meet, which was held in Atlanta, Ga. … earned a spot into the NCAAs by finishing fourth (634.40) off the 3-meter board at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships … placed ninth off the 1-meter board at that meet … earned all-BIG EAST honors by placing third off the 1-meter board … narrowly missed out on more all-conference accolades with a fourth-place showing in the 3-meter competition … collected eight wins on the season … swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions against No. 17 Northwestern … collected another sweep versus St. Bonaventure … won the 3-meter against Cleveland State and the one-meter at Michigan State … captured first off the 3-meter board against Oakland and Louisville in the Shamrock Dual Meet Invitational … received team[apos]s Most Improved award for his improvement throughout the course of the season.
THE BULFIN FILE:Four-year letterwinner in diving at Saint Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) … earned All-America honors in sophomore, junior and senior years … all-conference honors junior and senior years … all-state and all-city awards senior year … MVP and team captain senior year … nationally ranked all four years of high school competition … three-time regional champion and senior year conference champion … set all current diving records at Saint Thomas Aquinas … received Saint Thomas Aquinas[apos] ‘Best Diver Ever’ award as a senior … sticks to a strict diet each Sunday: eggs and bacon for breakfast, turkey on white bread with barbeque chips for lunch, spaghetti and sausage for dinner … claims his menu creates a perfect day of meals to prepare him for the week ahead … born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on July 11, 1987 … son of Gail and Robert Bulfin … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Blufin[apos]s Career Bests
|1-meter (6)||387.97||Northwestern (2009)|
|3-meter (6)||393.97||Shamrock Invite (2008)|