Two-time Academic All-American ... Three-time All-America honorable mention ... Two-time PCSC champion.
AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14
PCSC Championships Male Diver of the Meet (top male point-getter with maximum 64) ... Honored with the Elite 89 award for NCAA Division II men's swimming and diving for being the participating student-athlete with the highest grade-point average (3.947) at the finals site ... Swept one-meter and three-meter springboard diving events at 2014 PCSC Championships.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 At-Large First Team ... CSCAA Scholar All-American First Team ... PCSC All-Academic ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... UCSD National Student-Athlete Day honoree ... Earned All-America honorable mention with 16th-place finish in the three-meter springboard at NCAA Championships ... Was 18th in one-meter event at NCAA meet.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12
Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Third Team ... Capital One Academic All-District 8 At-Large First Team ... UCSD Athletics All-Academic Team ... Team's Diver of the Year ... Competed in both diving events at the PCSC Championships, placing second on the three-meter springboard (335.40) and fourth on the one-meter (285.55) ... Also competed in the same events at the NCAA Championships in Mansfield, Texas ... Earned an 11th-place finish in the three-meter (485.20) and settled for 16th overall in the one-meter (410.00), scoring seven total points for UCSD in its second-place finish as a team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11
Competed at 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.
Began competing for Great Plains Diving in 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 at Warren College ... Aspires to get an industry job in mechanical engineering and eventually go to grad school for either business or engineering ... Finishing 11th in the three-meter at the 2012 NCAA Championships is his most memorable moment in diving ... Taking first and second place in three-meter diving at conference championships with former teammate Tyler Runsten is among his favorite UCSD moments ... Hobbies include surfing and playing frisbee ... 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 I Love You Man ... Loves hummus.