AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Capital One Academic All-District 8 At-Large First Team for the second straight year.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12
Competed in both diving events at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference (PCSC) Championships for the Tritons ... Placed second in the 3-meter diving event, posting a score of 335.40 ... Finished fourth in the 1-meter (285.55) at the PCSC Championships ... Also competed in the same events at the NCAA Division II Championships in Mansfield, Texas ... Earned an 11th-place finish in the 3-meter (485.20) and settled for 16th overall in the 1-meter (410.00), scoring seven total points for UC San Diego in its second-place finish as a team ... Named to College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America At-Large Third Team ... Also was named to CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII ... Voted Diver of the Year by his teammates after the season concluded.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11
Competed in the PCSC Championships ... Finished fourth overall in one-meter diving with a mark of 269.85 ... Also placed third in three-meter diving with 294.80 points.
Great Plains Diving since 2004 ... A zone qualifier and regional finalist in 2010.
A 2010 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kan. ... A four-year letterwinner ... Captured second place in the Kansas state diving championships as a senior for the Indians ... Broke 500 points at the Sunflower League Championships as a senior.
Born Jan. 15, 1992 in Kansas City, Kan. ... Parents are John and Mary Calkins ... Father competed collegiately in fencing at Princeton while mother graduated from Kansas ... Has two older siblings, a brother named Bret and a sister named Ali ... A mechanical engineering major in Warren College ... Hobbies include surfing, snowboarding, playing Frisbee and hiking ... Favorite athlete is snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun White ... A fan of the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs as well as the Kansas Jayhawks ... Favorite movie is Caddyshack ... Finishing 11th in the 3-meter at the NCAA D-II National Championships is his most memorable moment in diving ... Taking a dive team training trip to Florida is his favorite UCSD moment ... Aspires to get an industry job in mechanical engineering and eventually go to grad school for either business or engineering.