2015-16: Took part in five events while playing 11 rounds ... the New Orleans native etched himself into the program’s Division I record book, finishing in the top 10 in multiple categories ... Blanco was a member of two teams who won their first tournaments as a NCAA Division I affliate ... he became the first Hawk to win the individual medalist in the school’s brief D-1 history ... this season, Blanco had two top 5 finishes while leading the team in average (76) ... in his season debut at the SWAC/SIAC Collegiate Challenge (Sept. 21-22), he was named to the All-Tournament Team after finishing fifth overall and guided the squad to its first tournament victory as a Division I institution ... at the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic (Oct. 26-27), he led the team to another win and was named to the All-Tournament Team after taking individual medalist in the event ... tied his personal best, shooting a 71 (-1) in the third round of the Bethune-Cookman Gary Freeman Spring Invitational (March 3-4).
2014-15: Competed in all nine tournaments this season ... named the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... in 20 rounds of play, he averaged a 78 (+6) overall ... in the season opener, he recorded a 147 (+3) in two rounds at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Sept. 27-28) ... posted a 77 (+5) at the Jackson State Frito Lay-Allstate Intercollegiate (Feb. 23) ... registered a 72 (E) in round one of the Southern Intercollegiate Championship (Mar. 16) ... in two rounds, he shot a 155 (+11) at the Florida A&M Invitational (Apr. 4-5) ... posted a 152 (+8) at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championship (Apr. 23-24) ... shot a new personal best at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship (May 10), recording a 71 (-1) ... named to the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2013-14: UMES Golf Most Valuable Player ... golfed in six events and 13 rounds ... finished third on the team with an average of 79 (+8) ... shot six rounds in the 70s ... season-low round of 75 on first days of Black College Alumni HOF Invitational (Sept. 28) ... played in first three tournaments of year for UMES ... shot 75, 77 to place 33rd (+8) at Black College Alumni HOF Invitational (Sept. 28) ... season-best finish of 16th place at FAMU Inviational (Apr. 6) after shooting 76, 766 (+9) at Southwood Golf Club ...MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
Collegiate: Named Team Captain for the 2014-15 season ... Member of the Professional Golf Management Student Association (PGMSA) ... Member of the National Society of Leadership & Success (UMES Chapter) ... Member of the African-American Golfers Hall of Fame (UMES Chapter) ... The team representative for the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) ... Made UMES Dean's List (2013-14) ... Earned departmental honors (2014).
High School/Club: A lettermen in men's golf ... In May 2012, inducted into the African-American Collegiate and Youth Golfers Hall of Fame for his dedication to education and golf ... Played on the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour ... In 2014, tied for third-place in the Illinois State Classic with a score of 74-79 ... Competed in the 2014 Illinois Amateur Invitational and the Heritage Bluffs Golf Course ... an honor roll student at St. Augustine HS in New Orleans, La.
Personal: Nickname is Stroman Norman ... Born December 28, 1991 in New Orleans, La. ... Son of Fidel and Andrea Blanco ... Has an older brother, Abraham, and an older sister, Katherine ...Major is PGA Golf Management ... Pre-game routine is a five-minute stretch and 10 minutes of putting, chipping, and the driving range each ... Plans to play golf professionally and start his own foundation to educate future golfers ... Best advice/favorite saying is, "Do what you need to do now, so you may do what you want later." ... Favorite Book/Author is Relentless by Tim S. Grover ... Favorite Movie is The Greatest Game Ever Played ... Personal best sports moment is forcing a playoff after shooting a 69 in the second round to win the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour ... Most influential person is his older cousin, James Moffett, because of his endless determination to succeed ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is making the Dean's List his freshman year ... Personal athletic goals for the season is winning a tournament and finishing among the top five in all tournaments ... Personal athletics goals before graduation is competing in the NCAA Men's Golf Championship ... God and family are the two most important things in Norman's life.
Career Personal Best: 71 (-1), 2x, last: BCU Gary Freeman Spring Invitational Third Round - March 4, 2016