Drake Swezey

1) All Your Favorites:
a. Food: Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo
b. Movie: Deja Vu
c. Movie Character: Brick (Steve Carell from Anchorman)
d. Book (Author): Living on the Black (John Feinstein)
e. Book Character (what book?): Hamlet
f. Show: Tosh.0
g. Type of Music: Rap
h. Musical Artist or Band: J. Cole
i. Album: Tha Carter IV
j. Song (Artist): How High (J. Cole)
k. Artist: DaVinci
l. Painting: Battle (DaVinci)
m. City (foreign or domestic): Barcelona
n. State: California
o. Country: United States
p. Place (anywhere): Graeagle, CA
q. Sport: Baseball
r. Activity: Playing Video Games
s. Hobby: Reading
t. Board Game: Monopoly
u. Monopoly Piece: Battleship
v. Quote: “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

2) Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara for its beautiful location, its amazing campus, its phenomenal baseball facilities, and its great reputation as an academic institution.

3) What draws you to baseball?  What makes it appealing to you?  What is special about the college game?
One of the best feelings in the world as a pitcher is to be in control of the game and competing against a good hitter. Baseball appeals to me because while only one person can be making a play at one time, it is a true team game and requires everyone to work together perfectly. College baseball is a true immersion of the game into your life. It is a title that follows you everywhere and requires you to represent your team at all times.

4) How has the fall season gone for the team and you personally?
The fall has been a season of incredible development for the team. Anyone who has seen the team from the beginning of the season until now will notice how as we have bought in to the coaches’ philosophy more and more, we have become a more cohesive and far improved team as a whole

5) Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with?  To compete against?  Why?
My favorite guy on the team to compete with is Mike Couch because he has done a great job of proving himself on the mound and been able to push me towards my potential at the same time. My favorite guy on the team to compete against is Justin Viele. Even when you are on the other team, his unrelenting hustle continues to inspire and motivate.

6) Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against?  In what?

  • Jackie Robinson
  • Pete Rose
  • Derek Jeter
  • Albert Pujols
  • Michael Jordan

7) 5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

8) What would you do with a billion dollars?
I would buy a private island in the tropics.

9) #1 on your Bucket List?
Skydiving

10) What’s your ideal 1st date?  Who?  What?  Where?
A day of relaxing up at the lakes in Lakes Basin by Tahoe

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