3 Jack Blackwood
3 - Jack Blackwood
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 187
Year: SR
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
High School: Palos Verdes Peninsula
Position: Util.

As a Junior (2011-2012):

Water Polo -- Named honorable mention all-american by the ACWPC ... He was second on the team in goals (46), Tied for first in steals (27), third in assists (21), and first in exclusions drawn for the season (71)…Had a goal and two assists in season opener against co-number one team Redlands at Inland Empire Classic on Sep 10, 2011…Tallied a hat trick in Caltech’s victory over Connecticut College on Oct 6, 2011 to break seven year losing streak…Scored four goals against #3 ranked Cal Lutheran on Oct. 19, 2011…Scored six goals in final game of SCIAC tournament against Occidental on Nov 13, he scored nine goals in the three game tournament

Swimming/Diving -- Primarily swam freestyle races in the 50, 100, 200, and 500 yards and posted times of 24.54, 52.81, 1:56.80, and 5:48.24 respectively...Swam the 200 yard Individual Medley in 2:17.83...Won the 500 yard freestyle event in Caltech's victory over Chapman on January 15, 2012...Also competed in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke with times of 1:12.90 and 2:31.68 respectively...Swam the 50 and 100 yard Butterfly in 26.39 and 59.21 respectively

As a Sophomore (2010-2011):

Water Polo -- Named All-SCIAC Honorable Mention…Received the Caltech Coach’s Cup and Offensive Player of the year…Recorded 65 goals and six assists…Scored eight goals and drew 11 exclusions at the Inland Empire Classic played Sep 11-12, 2010…Tallied 10 goals in the three game conference tournament (Nov 12-14, 2010)  including a six goal game against Occidental…Scored nine goals against Occidental during conference play on Oct 30, 2010

As a Freshman (2009-2010):

Water Polo -- Named All-SCIAC Honorable Mention…Named Caltech’s Freshman of the year and Offensive Player of the Year

High School:

Played Water Polo for one season and swam for four while at Peninsula High School in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


He is earning a double major in Chemical Engineering and Business, Economics, and Management...Earned ACWPC academic honors in 2010 and 2011...His favorite player is Rob Gronkowski, a tight end for his favorite team, the New England Patriots...Enjoys going to the beach, surfing, and sleeping...He is the captain of the Water Polo and Swimming teams...He has already accepted a job offer at Bain & Company...His favorite athletic achievement was being named Honorable Mention All-American last year...Lists his biggest influences as his parents, Marie and John...Has a younger brother Jim who is also on the Water Polo team