|Hometown:||Menlo Park, Calif.|
|High School:||Menlo School|
2017: Recorded 17 goals, nine assists, 16 steals, four field blocks, three ejections drawn, and a sprint won on the year … Scored two goals in each of five games … Tallied two goals and three steals vs. Fresno Pacific (Oct. 22) … Netted two goals with a steal vs. George Washington (Sept. 9).
2016: Scored eight goals on the season … Tallied eight assists and eight steals … Netted a season-high three goals vs. Conn. College (Sept. 28) … Handed out a season-best two assists twice – vs. Conn. College (Sept. 28) and vs. Fresno Pacific (Oct. 22) … Helped Brown win the NWPC regular season title … Earned ACWPC All-Academic Team honors.
Before Brown: Earned All-CIF Central Coast Section honors … Gained All-Peninsula Athletic League First Team accolades … Garnered NISCA Fifth Team All-America honors … Served team as captain … Helped lead team to PAL titles in 2014 and 2015 … Aided team to CIF CCS finals as a junior and senior … Played for head coach Jack Bowen … Competed on Stanford Water Polo Club … Also competed in basketball and swimming … A College Board AP Scholar with Distinction … Earned USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-America laurels.
Personal: James is the son of Terry and Allan Thygesen … Has three older siblings, Elise, Christoffer, and Emma … Emma is a member of the Brown volleyball class of 2017 … Grandfather Niels Thygesen was a European Junior National Golf Champion and a five-time Denmark National Golf Champion … Sings a capella … Born on July 25, 1998 … Plans to concentrate in Economics, Applied Mathematics, or Computer Science.