Thomas Hopkins was born in Honululu, Hawaii on 4/13/1984, adn grew up in a suburb of San Diego, CA. His involvement in the sport was due to his older brother, Jonathon who introduced him to the sport at a young age. His brother Jonathon was a member of UC San Diego water polo team, graduating in 2005.
He attended Stanford University where in his junior year he scored 60 goals, second-best on the Cardinal. He was also named First-Team All-American by the American Water Polo Coaches Association.
Hopkins is currently a driver on the USA Water Polo Team. Unfortunately, he was not selected to make an appearance at this summer’s Olympic games.