James Strawderman
James Strawderman
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Cranston, R.I.
High School: Cranston West
Position: Pole Vault

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): INDOOR: In the Sorlien Invitational, won the pole vault (4.80m)... At Navy, earned second in the pole vault (4.80m)... At the Terrier Classic, took fourth in the pole vault (4.55m)... In the Torpey Tribute, won the pole vault (4.58m)... At Lafayette/Rider Winter Games, earned second in the pole vault, tying his season best 4.80m (15' 9")... At A-10 Indoor's placed fourth in the pole vault... At IC4A Indoor's, tied his previous season height of 4.80m in the pole vault to tie for ninth. OUTDOOR: At the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational, tied for second in the pole vault (4.80m) and placed seventh in the javelin throw (49.70m) and eighth in the 200m dash (22.71)... At Princeton earned sixth in the pole vault by clearing 4.80m (15-09.00)... At the UNH Wildcat Invitational, placed second in the pole vault (4.60m), sixth in the javelin (47.74m) and eighth in the 200m dash (22.90)... At Holy Cross placed sixth in the long jump with 5.83m (19-1.50).

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): INDOOR: Placed second in the pole vault with a mark of 4.65m at the URI Sorlien Invitational... Won the pole vault event with a mark of 4.70m at Northeastern-Carisella Invitational, earning A-10 Rookie of the Week honors... Posted a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the U.S. Navy Invite... Recorded a mark of 4.80m to finished third in the pole vault at the Lafayette Rider Winter Games... Finished third at the Atlantic 10 Championships in the pole vault with a mark of 4.65m... Posted a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the New England Championships with a season's best mark of 4.90m... Finished ninth in the pole vault at the IC4A Championships... Won the pole vault with a mark of 14-06.00 at the Bryant Invitational... Finished third in the pole vault with a mark of 4.64m at the Husky Invitational... Finished 11th in the pole vault with a mark of 4.60m at the Larry Ellis Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football and track & field at Cranston High School West... Captained his track team as a junior and senior... A state record holder in the pole vault and a state meet champ.

PERSONAL: Born October 31, 1991... Son of Mark and Colleen Strawderman... Has one brother, Steven and one sister, Kelly... Enjoys sports, dirt bike riding, snowboard and cliff jumping... Lists the Boston Celtics and New England Patriots as his favorite sports team... Majoring in kinesiology.