Black Knight Women Break School Record in 400-Yard Medley Relay
2012-13 (JUNIOR): Listed as one of 184 swimmers who is a three-time All-American Scholastic Athlete...continued to excel in freestyle sprints throughout his junior year...established personal best times in the 50 free (21.56) while securing a third-place finish at Bucknell (Jan. 12)...clocked in a personal best time in the 100 free during preliminaries at Bucknell Invitational (Feb. 2) touching the wall at 47.55...competed in the 500 IM in Copa Coqui Invite (Jan. 5) clocking in at 1:09.22...swam in 200 IM exhibition races at two meets including Buffalo (Nov. 10) and in meet versus LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17).
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Continued to focus on the freestyle sprints as a sophomore ... established personal-best times in the 50 free (21.64) and 100 free (47.59) at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 23-25) ... clocked a season-best time in the 200 free versus Navy (Dec. 8), touching the wall in 1:47.07 ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row after compiling a 3.864 grade point average during the spring term.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Swam mostly the freestyle sprints during his first season at West Point ... excelled in the 100 free and 200 free events ... also competed in a number of relays ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.64 grade point average during the spring semester.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned All-America status while swimming at Northville High School for coach Rick Bennetts ... earned four varsity letters ... was a two-time conference champion in the 400 free relay ... placed third at the states in that event ... captained the team as a senior.
PERSONAL: John Griffin Blickle was born Dec. 23, 1991 in Tampa, Fla. ... parents are Fred and Laura Blickle ... has three brothers, Will, Brody and Hank ... brothers Will and Brody are former members of the Army swimming and diving team ... last name is pronounced BLICK-lee ... enjoys watching college football in his spare time ... lists watching movies as one of his hobbies ... major is undeclared.