PEPPERDINE 2014: Appeared in exhibition matches against Stanford, UCLA and Long Beach State at the UCLA Invite (9/13) ... Named a Pepperdine Scholar Athlete.
CLUB: Competed on the SoCal Water Polo Club in 2012 after spending three seasons on the Regency Water Polo Club ... Regency won the Kap-7 Tournament and competed in Junior Olympics.
PERSONAL: Given name is Grant Stephen Rawlins ... Born and raised in Newport Beach ... Business major ... Son of Lucy and Rick Rawlins ... Brother to Allison Rawlins ... Uncle, Mike Hunter, played football at USC; cousin, Amanda Barto, played water polo at Bucknell ... Chose Pepperdine for the strong athletic programs, rigorous academics and the unbeatable view.
FAVORITES: Ryan Bailey (pro athlete); Los Angeles Lakers (pro team); 1984 (book); Stepbrothers (movie); The Office (TV show); Sublime (band); Seafood (food); Surfing (sport other than water polo ... Considers winning the Trinity League Championship as greatest sports thrill ...Lists Laird Hamilton as biggest sports hero ... Likes the intensity, finesse and competition in water polo ... Enjoys spear-diving, fishing, surfing and boating in his free time.