James Martino
James Martino
Year: 2017
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Position: Port
Major: Mechanical Engineering

SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Rowed as 5 Seat for the Men’s Open Event boat that finished 6th in a field of 19 with a time of 17:43.0 at the Head of the American.

FRESHMAN (2013-14): Rowed with the Varsity 8, Novice 8 and Novice 4 line-ups vs. Sacramento State at the Sacramento State Dual ... rowed with the Varsity 8 line-up vs. San Diego, MIT, Occidental, Notre Dame, Loyola and USC (heat)/vs. Villanova, Cal State Long Beach, San Diego State, Loyola and Royal HK (final) at the San Diego Crew Classic ... rowed with the bronze-medal winning Novice 8 line-up vs. UC Davis, Occidental, USC, Cal Lutheran and UC Irvine(heat)/vs. UC Santa Barbara, Occidental, UC Davis, Washington State and UCLA (final) at the WIRA Championships in Lake Natoma, posting a time of 6:17.8 ... rowed with the Varsity 8 line-up vs. Gonzaga, UC San Diego and San Diego at the Western Sprints.

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE: Joined the SCU rowing team as a freshman in 2013-14 ... played four years of basketball at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. ... ran track and played football for two years.

PERSONAL: Born in Pleasanton, Calif. ... grandfater Paul Baldacci played football at Santa Clara University and graduated in 1954 ... mother Elizabeth rowed at Santa Clara University and graduated in 1978 ... has a cousin who plays club rugby at Santa Clara ... hobbies include outdoor activities, surfing in Monterey, scuba diving and kayaking.