8 Jim Blackwood
8 Jim Blackwood
Height: 5-10
Weight: 170
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes Peninsula
Position: UTL
Major: Mechanical Engineering/Business, Economics and Management

Honors 
ACWPC All-Academic Superior (2015-16)
Academic All-SCIAC (Fall 2013, Fall 2014, 2015-16)

2015

   SCIAC RANKS

  • 10th in SCIAC in goals per game (1.69)
  • Tied-12th in goals (44)
  • T-18th in SCIAC-only goals (15)

   TEAM RANKS

  • Led the team in assists (53)
  • 2nd in goals (44)
  • 3rd in steals (25), field blocks (16)
  • 4th in exclusions drawn (27)

2014

  TEAM RANKS

  • Led team in assists (46)
  • 2nd goals (53), penalties drawn (6)
  • 3rd steals (30), exclusions drawn (31)
  • tied-3rd field blocks (8)

2013

  TEAM RANKS

  • Led team in assists (18)
  • 2nd goals (31), exclusions drawn (27)
  • 4th steals (19)
  • 5th field blocks (4) 

2012-13
Water Polo

  TEAM RANKS

  • Led team in assists (38)
  • 3rd goals (38), exclusions drawn (22)
  • 4th steals (25)

Swim & Dive

  TOP TIMES

  • 100 Free: 51.09
  • 50 Back: 27.91
  • 100 Back: 59.66

Research and STEM activities
Analyzed satellite data at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Prior to Caltech
Four-year member of the Water Polo and Swimming teams at Peninsula High School in Rancho Palos Verdes...Named All-Bay League and All-CIF three separate times...Member of the South Bay Peninsula Water Polo Club...Was named the captain of the year in high school...Was a CIF finalist in the 100m Butterfly...Also swam freestyle and was a four time Bay League champ.

Personal
Born in Boston, Mass....Son of Marie and John...Has one older brother, Jack, who starred on Caltech's water polo team.