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Tom Blackwell
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Tom Blackwell 729856
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Year: Junior
City/State: Ponte Vedra, Fla.
High School: Ponte Vedra

Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Team Championships Competitor (No. 5 Singles, 2011)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2014; Spring 2013, 2014)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Honor Roll (2011)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014) 

Senior (2013-14) 
Tom Blackwell spent most of his playing time during his senior season at the No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 positions on the singles roster. He went 22-15 overall in singles play, including 15-10 in the spring and 5-6 against Big Ten foes. His 22 wins tied for 16th on the Nebraska single-season list.

Blackwell finished 7-8 in doubles play at the No. 2 and 3 positions where he paired with Dusty Boyer, Scott Elsass and Beau Treyz. 

Blackwell earned a spot on the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his commitment to community service at Nebraska. 

Junior (2012-13)
Blackwell was mainly a singles competitor as the only junior for the Huskers in 2013. Blackwell played from the No. 3, 4, 5, and 6 positions in singles, achieving a 16-14 overall record, hitting a 14-9 spring tally and going 4-7 in Big Ten play. Blackwell went 1-2 at the No. 3, 5-5 at the No. 4, 6-2 at the No. 5, and 2-0 from the No. 6 spot. Blackwell managed a 2-0 record against ranked opponents, defeating No. 113 Jamie Vasquez of VCU and No. 43 Connor Smith of Ohio State.

Blackwell only saw one match in doubles for the spring, paired with redshirt sophomore Sebastian Florczyk, that went unfinished. Blackwell managed a 3-2 fall preseason doubles record. He captured a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013.

Sophomore (2011-12)
Blackwell produced a solid sophomore season, competing in 27 singles matches and finishing with an 11-16 record. He played most of his matches at the No. 6 spot in the NU lineup. Blackwell closed the spring campaign with an 8-9 record. He teamed with four different Huskers on the doubles court, where he produced a 3-9 record.

Freshman (2010-11)
Blackwell was a contributor for the Huskers as a true freshman, notching a 6-13 singles record on the year, while playing the majority of his matches out of the bottom half of the Nebraska lineup. He did see some action at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots. In the classroom, Blackwell earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll.

Before Nebraska
Blackwell was a Florida Class 2 state champion with a 20-1 record as a sophomore. He was also a Southern Open and Florida Open champion. Blackwell was named to the first-team All-Jacksonville squad his sophomore year.

Tom, a native of Ponte Vedra, Fla., is the son of Stuart and Liz Blackwell. He was born Oct. 30, 1991, in Orlando, Fla. Tom has two brothers, Scott and Brett. Tom is a communications major at Nebraska.

Blackwell's Career Results


Year Spring Conference Fall Total


0-4  1-0  7-13


3-8  3-7 11-16


4-7 2-5 16-14


5-6 7-5 22-15


12-25 13-17 56-58


Year Spring Conference Fall Total


--  -- 0-0


1-0  2-6  3-9


-- 3-2 3-2


2-3 3-4 7-8


3-3 8-12 13-19
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