Jacob Steffens

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All Your Favorites:

  • Food:  A nice  juicy cheeseburger
  • Movie: Fight club
  • Movie Character: Tommy Rirden
  • Book (Author): The Great Gatsby
  • Book Character (what book?):   Nick Carraway
  • Show: Lost
  • Type of Music: Hip hop
  • Musical Artist or Band: Lil Boosie
  • Song (Artist):  Summertime Sadness (Lana del Rey)
  • Artist:  Ernest Hemmingway
  • Painting:  Mona Lisa
  • City (foreign or domestic):  Phoenix
  • State:   Arizona
  • Country:  USA
  • Place (anywhere):  On the lake in Idaho
  • Sport:   Baseball
  • Activity:  Wake surfing
  • Hobby:  Traveling
  • Board Game:   Monopoly
  • Monopoly Piece:   The boot
  • Quote:   “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.”

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
I chose Santa Clara because it is an awesome school where I can get a good education while playing the sport that I love.

What draws you to baseball? What makes it appealing to you? What is special about the college game?
I love baseball because as a pitcher, I love being in control of the game. I decide what happens in a game depending on how I am throwing. College is just a fast paced game of baseball. It adds another level of competition and excitement.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
My favorite guy to compete against on the team is Kenny Treadwell because he pushes me to be better on and off the field.

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

  • Jackie Robinson because he is a legendary baseball player
  • My friends back home because the little victories over them make life that much sweeter.
  • In academics, my sisters. Because no matter how hard I work, they will always know more than me and that pushes me.
  • I would love to play basketball against LeBron James just to see what it is like competing with him.
  • Bo Jackson, because I feel like just being around the guy will cause you to be better at just about everything.

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

  • Ernest Hemingway
  • President Obama
  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Neil Degrasse Tyson

What would you do with a billion dollars?
I have honestly no clue. I’ll let you know when I make a billion dollars.

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
I want to be doing something I love, preferably related to being outdoors, surrounded by a loving family and friends.

What does your ideal day look like?
My ideal day is wide open for adventure. I want nothing to be planned, just the open road ahead of me.

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
The #1 item on my bucket list is to compete in the Baja 1000.


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